September 2018

Cost to probe city hall harassment could reach $450,000

September 19th, 2018|

An independent probe into harassment at city hall could cost taxpayers close to half a million dollars by the time it’s complete, new estimates from city staff suggest.

Rubin Thomlinson, a Toronto law firm, has so far launched 18 investigations, probing about half of the total complaints received during an initial assessment. So far, it […]

Man climbs to top of construction crane in downtown London

September 17th, 2018|

London police say there was a peaceful resolution to a standoff in the downtown core after a man “in distress” climbed to the top of a construction crane Monday evening.

The man was spotted on the construction crane at about 7:15 p.m. By 9 p.m., he was still at the top of the boom. Witnesses […]

Canada Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

September 9th, 2018|

In memory of all firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. The London Professional Fire Fighters Association thanks all levels of government for their ongoing support, as all our members proudly serve our community. #Canada Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. #LdnOnt pic.twitter.com/Mj4qZGCew7
— London Fire Fighters (@LPFFA) September 9, 2018

July 2018

Congratulations FFAO Fitzgerald

July 13th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Fitzgerald who has completed our Comoany Officer Development Program and now qualifies as an Acting Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/bTUj2KwLIZ
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 11, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Taylor

July 12th, 2018|

Congratulations FFAO Taylor for completing our Company Officer Development Program, now qualified as an Acting Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/gKHUHaUiAY
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 12, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Gracey

July 12th, 2018|

Congratulations FFAO Gracey who completed the Company Officer Development Program – now qualified as Acting Captain! #congrats #proud @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/OI4srxx7rI
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 12, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Timlick

July 12th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Timlick for completing our Company Officer Development Program, now qualified as an Acting Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/GKnzKkyRZv— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 12, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Radburne

July 11th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Radbourne who has successfully completed the Company Officer Development Program – now qualified as Acting Captain! #congrats #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/OB16cQetuL
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 11, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Dickson

July 11th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Dickson for completing our Company Officer Development Program – now qualifies as Acting Captain! #congrats #proud @LPFFA thank you to Hannah at the day camp for being part of our picture! pic.twitter.com/K1Ii5jzvsS
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 11, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Feigehen

July 11th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Fiegehen who has completed our Company Officer Development Program – now a qualified Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/MpUgV1Nspa— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 11, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Vandermeyden

July 10th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Vandermeyden who successfully completed the Company Officer Development Program – now qualifies as Acting Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/8AcehrqLnA— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 10, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Cadieux

July 10th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Cadieux who has completed the Company Officer Development Program and now qualifies as Acting Captain! #proud #welldeserved @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/Dzfcl872WG
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 10, 2018

First woman fire chief in southwestern Ontario hired in London

July 9th, 2018|

Lori Hamer will lead a force that’s recently complained of workplace harassment and a ‘culture of fear’.

London has a new fire chief and she is one of only a handful of women in Canada to hold the job.

Lori Hamer has acted as leader since the spring, when the chief at the time retired amid […]

April 2018

Sick leave spikes at city hall, fire department

April 30th, 2018|

Sick days skyrocketed in some parts of the London fire department last year, the average up close to 80 hours per employee, according to new statistics from city hall.

The city’s report on time lost in 2017 to injury and illness shows that workers in the communications branch of the fire department took an average […]

London’s interim fire chief took ‘different’ career path

April 28th, 2018|

Interim fire chief Lori Hamer cut her teeth as a 911 operator in Kitchener before rising through the ranks to become the first woman to helm London's fire department.

Cigarette taxes blamed for soaring demand of black market butts

April 27th, 2018|

Repeated tax hikes slapped on smokes are fuelling booming demand for contraband tobacco, a scourge that’s the No. 1 killer in recent London fires and one that’s wreaking havoc on the convenience store industry.

The Ontario Liberals keep adding taxes to cigarettes in a bid to get smokers to butt out — a $4 per carton […]

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes Critically Injure

April 26th, 2018|

April 26, 2018

News Release

 400 Horton Street East
London, Ontario
N6B 1L7
Phone: 519 661-4565
Fax: 519 661-8419

For Immediate Release

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes
Combine to Critically Injure a London Man
Early Monday morning, firefighters responded to a multi-unit dwelling at 360 Princess Avenue with a blaze consuming the upper floor. The tenant of the upper floor apartment was outside, but […]

London hopes to have new fire chief hired by summer

April 24th, 2018|

With the job posting for London’s new fire chief now closed, the city says it hopes to have the high-profile position filled by the summer.
The city brought in a Toronto-based head hunting firm to help find a replacement for longtime fire chief John Kobarda, whose surprise departure last month came amid an eruption of […]

March 2018

Retiree details harassment in London Fire Dept.

March 26th, 2018|

Retired firefighter details harassment allegations at London Fire Department – London

A retired district chief with the London Fire Department remembers contacting the Ontario Human Rights Commission after he said a female colleague was reduced to tears for trying to address her workplace concerns with officials.

It’s the latest development in the ongoing story of alleged workplace […]

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March 24th, 2018|

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