London-St. Thomas unemployment rate falls to 6.2% in October as 4,600 jobs added

London added 4,600 jobs in October as the city’s unemployment rate fell to 6.2 per cent in October. It’s the first decline reported by Statistics Canada in three months. The second half of 2019 has seen the jobless rate on…

CMAOntario Awards to return to London in 2020

The Country Music Association of Ontario has announced that its annual awards ceremony is making a return to London, Ont. The 2020 CMAOntario Festival will kick off on May 29 with the weekend culminating in the eighth annual CMAOntario Awards…

Mayor Ed Holder highlights instances of Canada-wide support in wake of Old East Village explosion

Less than 48 hours after a crash triggered an explosion that levelled a home in Old East Village and prompted a neighbourhood evacuation, London mayor Ed Holder is highlighting words of encouragement and offers of support from across the country.…

Mayor confirms participation in London’s Pride parade

More than a month after Ontario’s premier announced he would not take part in Toronto’s Pride parade, London Mayor Ed Holder has confirmed to Global News Radio 980 CFPL that he will walk in London’s parade. Premier Doug Ford cited…

London task force declares jobs crisis in the city

A London task force has declared the city is facing a jobs crisis. According to the task force, the crisis lies not in a lack of jobs but rather in a struggle to fill vacant positions. The declaration was made…

Questions remain after Ontario health minister meets with London mayor

Christine Elliott, Ontario’s minister of health and long-term care, stopped by 300 Dufferin Ave. on Thursday to meet with Mayor Ed Holder and medical officer of health Dr. Chris Mackie. Up for discussion during the meeting was a planned permanent…

Health Minister defends rejection of York St. application but promises permanent supervised consumption site for London

A day after London’s medical officer of health confirmed to Global News Radio 980 CFPL that the province rejected a funding application for a permanent supervised consumption facility at 446 York St., the province’s health minister is defending the decision…

Blackridge Strategy defends fake campaign websites

Blackridge Strategy has broken its silence. The London-based PR firm released a statement Tuesday morning, almost a week after the company found itself embroiled in scandal over fake campaign websites. Blackridge Strategy, which is run by Amir Farahi and Jake…