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Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Closing Tonight

Friday, 20 October 2017 07:14 MH
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People trying to cross the border at Windsor may need a little extra time starting later today.

The Detroit-Windsor tunnel is being closed for nine days starting at 8 pm tonight for renovations.

Authorities say the ceiling slab in the river section of the tunnel is 85 years old and needs to be replaced because it's showing signs of wear and tear due to moisture, road

salt, exhaust, and the impact from trucks.

The complete closure is scheduled to last until 5:30 am on October 30th -- but it will be followed by nightly closures from Sunday to Thursday through most of the rest of

the year.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Homecoming Costs Ballooning

Friday, 20 October 2017 07:13 MH
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London Police say the cost of policing western Univeristy's unsanctioned homecoming party on September 29th has ballooned to $55,000 from an early estimate of $36,000.

The event was planned in defiance of the school which had moved Homecoming to the middle of midterm exams.

Reports say around 11,000 students attended the event on Broughdale Avenue.  Dozen of charges were laid and 11 people arrested.

The City, the police force and the University will begin working together to prevent events like this from happening again. The Police Services Board is also looking into ways

to hold the organizers financially accountable the costs.

(MH)

 

London's South End Costco On The Move

Friday, 20 October 2017 07:08 MH
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The Costco store on the south side of London will be on the move, but not very far.

The store will be shifting position on the same property on Wellington Road South at the 401, to allow for the constuciton of the new ikea store.

According to a report in the london free press, the new costco will be bigger and feature a gas bar. The current location doesn't allow for the ever popular gas bar and the store is smaller than other outlets.  The entire plan also includes other retailers and resturants to populate what will become a retail power-center.

Construction of the Ikea store is to begin next year with an opening sometime in 2019.  The Costco move is expected around the same time.

(MH)

 

Bye Bye Sutherland Press Building

Friday, 20 October 2017 07:01 MH
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After a ten-year legal battle and two previous failed attempts, the city of St. Thomas yesterday, was given the green light to demolish a derelict downtown building.  The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the city, denying owner David McGee's most recent attempt at intervention to halt demolition of the four-storey Sutherland Press building which dates back to 1913.  City manager Wendell Graves advised the city will be in discussion with the demolition contractor - Schouten Excavating of Watford - to begin tearing down the crumbling Talbot Street building as soon as they can mobilize their equipment. Demolition is expected to take about 30 days.

(IM)

 

Kintore Farmer Killed in Crash with Train

Friday, 20 October 2017 06:58 MH
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A 73-year-old farmer has been killed after a train slammed into his pickup truck west of Thamesford.

Jim Henderson was the only person in the truck when it was hit by a westbound CP Rail train yesterday morning.

Henderson was a dairy and cash crop farmer from Kintore.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

(MH)

 

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