5 Reasons Students Should Give London A Fair Shake

Students vs Londoners: The Battle Continues Another September, another tide of students wooshes into the campus bubbles, bemoaning that there’s “nothing to do in London.” As a former student who was new to London and now lives and works here full-time,  I’ve seen both sides of the ‘tude. After all, students are here for “only” […]

Opinion: Something Wonderful Is Brewing But It’s Not Buck-A-Beer

During this past provincial election, the Progressive Conservative Party revealed very little about their platform, but they did promise Ontarians “buck-a-beer”. Earlier this month, they moved towards keeping that promise, lowering the minimum allowable price for a can of beer and issuing a challenge to brewers to lower their prices. The trade-off wasn’t tax breaks […]

Photos: Scott And Tessa Say ‘Thank You Ilderton’

The most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, held a community gathering thanking Ilderton, Ontario. The small town, which is about 22 minutes away from London, Ontario, was treated to a parade, followed by a party at the Ilderton Arena and Ilderton Fairgrounds. The event was a way of showing […]

It’s Okay To Be Gay – Talking Curriculum With MPP Terence Kernaghan

For Ontario students heading back to school in September, there will be a noted difference in this year’s health and physical education lesson plan. The new Ontario government, led by Progressive Conservative Premiere Doug Ford, is making a big change in the curriculum. Rather, the change is more of a leap back in time. The […]

Photo Gallery – London Shows Its Pride

Don’t rain on our parade! Rain didn’t stop the party during the 24th annual London Pride Parade on Sunday, July 29, 2018. The booms of thunder were barely heard over the music and cheers during the largest Pride parade on record yet. Over 130 organizations were represented in the parade. Beginning at Western Fair, the […]

Photos- 24th Annual London Pride Parade

The 24th Annual London Pride Parade was full of joy, spirit, and even a wedding! Londoners watched the parade march from The Western Fair District, to Victoria Park, and everywhere in between. A variety of organizations, including the Grand Theatre, London Public Library, and the Unity Project marched in the parade. One of the floats […]

Kids And Adults Alike Revelled In Pride’s Drag Queen Storytime

A celebration of diversity and “being who you are” combined with a splash of literacy, the second annual Pride London Drag Queen Storytime was a big hit – with kids and adults alike. “I wish there had been something like this when I was a kid,” I overheard a man say to a fellow parent. [...]

KGK Science Is Revolutionizing Research In London, Ontario

Science, research, and expertise… these are the elements of innovation in London, ON. KGK Science is a local company that “integrates scientific, clinical research, commercial, and regulatory expertise to deliver well-designed solutions for propelling health and wellness products to market.” It found its home in London 21 years ago. CEO Najla Guthrie and her staff are […]

My 1990s Sex Education Was Pretty Much “Don’t”

Let me tell you ’bout the birds and the bees, and the flowers and the trees, and the moon up above… And a thing called regression. Like many people, I was pretty stunned when the newly-elected Ontario government decided to scrap the new sex-ed curriculum in favour of keeping the 1998 model. I started the […]

March Against Family Separations in London, Ontario 2018

The last day of June was so hot it must’ve had global warming skeptics rethinking their position. Regardless, the heat didn’t stop people across the world from marching against this pressing cause – family separations. I’m sure most know by now but to recap, the United States recently adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward those caught […]