Service to the community

Martial arts instructor Derek Binder is celebrating his 20th year studying and teaching Jiu-Jitsu by launching a drive to support the London Food Bank. The drive wraps up Saturday, Dec. 6, when Binder will offer a free Jiu-Jitsu self-defense seminar to the first 50 people to register with a full grocery bag of non-perishable food items.

The way of the samurai making London more giving

Derek Binder has been teaching both aikido and jiu jitsu for the past two decades, but put another way, he has also been instructing his...

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Toys for Tots

Jim Graham, from TRY Recycling, are and Marcus Plowright, from Anden Design/Build, have joined forces to make certain there are gifts aplenty for the Toys for Tots program. The two companies are collecting toys until Monday, Dec. 8.

‘Tis the season for giving toys to those most in need

With Christmas less than a month away, Jim Graham and Marcus Plowright are looking to put on their Santa hats and help supply toys to...

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Domestic Violence in the workplace takes heavy toll

Kim Gibson, of Lucan, speaks during a press conference at Western University announcing the release of a landmark survey measuring the impact of domestic violence on female workers. Gibson was stabbed by her then husband, which lead to three years of rehabilitation, and to seek work with a new employer.

Western University studies domestic violence in the workplace

The numbers are sobering. Especially when you consider that behind them is an abused woman, a broken family and traumatized children. It...

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Ready to take charge

Mayor-elect Matt Brown will officially take over the city's top job at council's inaugural meeting, set for Monday, Dec. 1. The London Plan, Downtown Master Plan, emergency services, bus rapid transit and municipal infrastructure are just some of the items he plans to focus on over the next four years.

Matt Brown primed for London renewal

The interview with the man who will be mayor

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Take your positions

11 steps to winning Black Friday

11 steps to winning Black Friday

1. Make sure it's actually Friday.

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Black Friday more relaxed than rushed

Masonville Place wasn't teeming with deal hunters first thing in the morning Nov. 28.

Black Friday shopping in London starts slowly

Black Friday in the United States is the single busiest day for retailers during the entire year. But in in London, at least, the crowds...

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Community Vitality

African Canadian Federation of London and Area representatives (from left) Immaculate Namukasa, Jethro Odanga and Adam Garba talk with London Community Foundation president and CEO Martha Powell and Teresa Hollingsworth from the Upper Thames Regional Conservation Authority at the Community Vitality presentations on Nov 25.

London Community Foundation funds $1.2M in ideas

There has been a lot of negative talk about London in recent years with issues such as unemployment, homelessness, literacy all pointing...

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Old East safety

On the heels of being named one of Canada's great neighbourhoods, a group of community members are carrying on and implementing what they call the Old East Village Safety Plan.

Old East residents keep engaged with new safety plan

Residents in Old East Village are at it again. Over the last several years, the community just east of downtown has seen a tremendous swell...

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