Monthly Archives: May 2013

Week 4

This week, I heard from one of the Save Lorne Ave supporters about the campaign to keep Lorne Avenue Public School open; I spoke with Will Heeman of Heeman’s Farm about the effect of the frost warnings on their strawberries; I spoke with the latest Awesome London winner Leanne Bonello about her idea and its connection to mental health; I spoke with the Tobacco Control Area Network’s Donna Kosmack about World No-Tobacco Day; I heard from one of the parents at Stoney Creek Public School about their concerns with the incoming principal; and I spoke with Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Eric Hoskins, about creating jobs for young people in London. Find out more below:

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Week 3

This week, I spoke with Dr. Chris Mackie of the Middlesex-London Health Unit and Professor Jason Gilliland about creating healthy, active communities; I heard from Thames Valley addictions counselor Lori Griffith about the impact of a potential casino in London; I spoke with Brian Lester, executive director of the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, about the new blood donation policy concerning gay men; and I learned from Impact Junk operations lead Nick Soave about their free furniture warehouse. Find out more below:

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Week 2

This week, I spoke with Thames Valley Golf Course manager Steve Bennett about Hank Haney’s visit; I spoke to CAA Southwestern Ontario’s Faye Lyons about the annual Worst Roads campaign; I saw the London Knights head off to Saskatoon for the Memorial Cup; I spoke with Const. Steve Hartwick of the London Police Service about how police are using the web to solve crime; I learned about Northeast London’s campaign to celebrate good deeds throughout the community; ¬†I spoke with Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews about a healthy active living grant awarded to a local fitness studio; and I spoke with Londoner Kadie Ward about her trip across Canada to campaign for what she calls a Canada 3.0. Find out more below:

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Week 1

What a great start to the summer! I spoke with restaurant owners about parking space patios; I spoke with the founder of Awesome London’s latest winner, Caring Between the Lines; I interviewed the Governor General of Canada about youth leadership; I visited Museum London’s exhibit on the history of the Labatt Brewery and its connection to the city; I spoke with Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen about his work with Western University; and I met students from across London who were participating in the annual Barefoot Walk. Find out more below:

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