Wilene Leyen feels like she’s been given a second chance in life. On June 24, the 59-year-old Clifford woman suffered a stroke that could’ve altered or ended her life. Instead, Leyen become the first person in the world to have the blood clot causing her stroke removed by London doctors using a new type of […]
In three months last fall, Evan Hillock went from a promising backup quarterback to unbeaten Vanier Cup MVP. The Western Mustangs pivot expects to be better right out of the gate this season. “Last year, I came in with the mentality to prepare as a starter, even though I wasn’t at the start of the […]
Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a man was seriously injured overnight in east London, police say. Police responded shortly after midnight Wednesday to a man in distress near an overpass on Highbury Avenue, north of Dundas Street, London police said Wednesday. Officers located the man nearby and tried to negotiate with him, but were […]
A Stratford police officer who failed to call the CAS after receiving "alarming" information about how an 18-month-old boy may have been mistreated by his parents fell short in his duty of care to the child, the director of Ontario's police watchdog agency says.
With one night of “training camp” complete and their first of four pre-season contests in the books, the 2022-23 regular season 42-game schedule for the Mitchell Hawks of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) has been released. The defending Pollock Division champions will hopefully unveil their championship banner during opening night, which is set for […]
It’s not quite a gold mine, but the Municipality of West Perth is investigating options on an unused gravel pit they’ve owned for almost four decades. During their Aug. 2 meeting, engineer Paul MacIntyre of R.J. Burnside & Associates gave a brief report on the status of a gravel pit the municipality owns in the […]
The Mitchell Larry Hudson Chevrolet Buick GMC 22U Junior Astros played in their Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) ‘B’ championship tournament over the Aug. 5-7 weekend in Wyoming, finishing as runners-up. The four-team round robin tournament saw other opponents Essex, Wyoming and Corunna take on one another in tense, close games. Mitchell played each team once, […]
It was perhaps fitting that a new girls fastpitch softball team, nicknamed the Lightning, battled literally through a storm to win the Ontario Rural Softball Association (ORSA) U13 championship Aug. 3. The U13 LiveWell4Life Lightning already led their best-of-three series over Norwich-Otterville thanks to a Game 1 triumph at home July 21, then took to […]