Wettlaufer Victims Families to Seek Standing

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 07:44 MH
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Relatives of murdered seniors, along with advocacy and health-care groups, are among four dozen applicants seeking to take part in a public inquiry sparked by a nurse who killed eight elderly long-term-care residents in Ontario.

Commissioner Eileen Gillese will hear their requests for standing -- a status that gives them the right to call and question witnesses -- in St. Thomas today and Wednesday.

The inquiry is a response to Elizabeth Wettlaufer, a nurse who pleaded guilty earlier this year to eight counts of first degree-murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

She used insulin to kill her elderly victims while she worked at long term care homes in Woodstock and London.

About 48 individuals and groups are seeking standing, and many also want government funding.

The Ontario government set up the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry in August.


(The Canadian Press)


Snow Doubt About It, Winter is Here

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 07:39 MH
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It is a sloppy morning as the snow continues to fall.  

Snow squall watches are in place for Oxford-Brant and Elgin Counties, but to the north and along the shores of Lake Huron, those have been upgraded to snow squall warnings. London-Middlesex and Sarnia-Lambton are included in the warnings.  When all is said and done we could see up to 15 cm today.

Your commute will be effected, the roads are snow covered to track-bare in some areas and it's quite slippery. Be sure to leave yourself lots of time and space and make sure your full head-lighting system is on.

If your flying out of London or Toronto, it would be a good idea to check the status of our fligts. West Jet has cancelled its morning flight from London to Calgary.




NYC Bus Terminal Explosion

Monday, 11 December 2017 08:31 MH
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Police are confirming a rush-hour explosion near the New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal in the area of Times Square.

T-V images show dozens of fire trucks, police cars and ambulances in the area.

There's a report one person is in custody and that the small explosion was caused by a pipe bomb that one reporter says appears to have detonated prematurely.

The blast happened underground near the subways and the 8th Avenue subway line has been shut down.

(The Associated Press)


Hamilton Shooting Suspect Arrested in Hagersville

Friday, 08 December 2017 08:08 MH
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Police say a man wanted in connection the fatal shooting of a Good Samaritan in Hamilton has been arrested.

Yosif Al-Hasnawi - described by police as a brave young man who was trying to do the right thing - was shot when he tried to intervene as two men were accosting an older man in downtown Hamilton on Saturday night.

A second-degree murder warrant was issued on Monday for 19-year-old Dale Burningsky King, who police say was arrested Thursday afternoon in Hagersville.

Hamilton police say a female arrested at the same time is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

A 20-year-old man who was arrested on Monday in connection with the shooting also faces a charge of accessory after the fact to murder.

(The Canadian Press)


Big Money For Local Bike Lanes

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:49 MH
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Ontario's Transportation Minister says the government is spending more than twice the amount previously announced to help build bike lanes across the province.

Steven Del Duca says $93 million -- up from $45 million -- is being set aside this year to help 120 communities build bike lanes and biking infrastructure.

It's part of a four-year municipal commuter plan that's meant to help the province reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Locally, London will see $3.3 million, Simcoe will receive $1.6 million. Woodstock is in line for $182,000, Strathroy-Caradoc $165,000, St. Thomas will receive $361,000 and Ingersoll just over $25,000.

Funding for the program comes from the proceeds of the cap-and-trade program.



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