London Votes 2014



Advance polls kick off Saturday for this year’s Municipal Elections, at locations throughout the city. Voters, no matter which ward they live in, can vote with identification at any Advance Poll location of their choice from October 11 thru October 18.

“The Advance Poll locations really do provide flexibility and convenience for voters,” says Cathy Saunders, City Clerk. “For many people, casting their vote on Voting Day is not possible, so we’re providing more options to encourage greater voter turnout.”

Each Advance Poll location will also feature an accessible voting machine, to assist voters who find it difficult to use a paper ballot. It features headphones for voters with visual and mobility impairments and ‘reads’ the ballot to the voter, who can then select their candidate choice using a keypad. The keypad has easier to negotiate, large coloured buttons and includes Braille labels. The accessible voting machine also works with assistive devices, such as sip & puff and paddles. Once a vote is cast, the voter receives audio confirmation of the vote selected and the machine then marks the ballot in a manner indistinguishable from a ballot marked by hand.

More information about Advance Polls, Accessible Voting and the Municipal Elections is available at or by calling the Election Office at 519-661-4535.

Library’s Annual Book Sale


Every October Friends of the London Public Library put on a huge book sale, a fundraiser that supports library literacy programs and special collections and projects. The sale offers a great assortment of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, magazines and specialty items at prices ranging from 25 cents for magazines to two dollars for hardcover Read More

Classes without Quizzes is back! Free lectures for the community

Have you ever wanted to enroll in a course but didn’t want to write an essay or take a test? Here’s your opportunity! “Classes without Quizzes” is a complimentary lecture series that addresses topical, entertaining and insightful talks by some of Western’s leading researchers and faculty members. Lecture dates and topics: October 30: Every Move Read More

Forest City Coins downtown turns 50!

Forest City Coins and Stamps at 354 Richmond St
Phone: 519-434-3355

Comic books, downtown fires, and traveling halfway across Canada are all part of this amazing story about Forest City Coins’ 50th year anniversary. Between Oct 18-25th, 2014, Keith Greenham, the founder of the business, will return to the store to unite once again with old customers and friends to celebrate the business’ 50th anniversary together. Keith’s son Andrew Greenham now Read More

Are you up for The Challenge?

The In motion Community Challenge starts today! All you need to do is track your physical activity minutes for one month! What is it? A 31 day physical activity challenge held every October! A challenge for everyone living in London and Middlesex to get active!   Who can take the Challenge? The Challenge is for Read More

Fanshawe, Scotiabank unveil new international scholarship

Fanshawe and Scotiabank celebrated the creation of a new scholarship during a donor recognition event held September 29 at the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in downtown London. The Scotiabank International Leadership Scholarship, made possible by a $300,000 contribution to Remarkable! The Campaign for Fanshawe College, will be offered each semester to an international Read More

Western’s Writer in Residence helps others ‘respond creatively to the world’

As Gary Barwin sees it, this world needs writers as much as it needs the bees. In a relatively large universe, both are small, often obscured. Both work in the background, buzzing about, noticed only by those who feel their sting. “Writing may not seem big – but it’s vital that it happens and that Read More

Tickets Now Available for the 2014 Pillar Community Innovation Awards

The Pillar Community Innovation Awards #PCIA14 celebrate nonprofits & charities and the individuals, businesses & government sector organizations who work with them to make our community brighter. Join us in celebration of this year’s finalists! Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm London Convention Centre Cocktail reception with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres, Read More

London Hockey Fans Score First Stop of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour October 11 & 12


- Local hockey teams have chance to win ultimate hockey experience with Rogers Cheer Like Never Before contest – TORONTO (September 23, 2014) Lindros, Sittler…and MacLean! This Thanksgiving weekend, Forest City fans will experience the ultimate hockey festival as the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge makes its first stop of the Read More

Western students and employers make connections at Career Fair

Western University students will have an opportunity to engage with 55+ employers across various industries and professions and to learn more about future career paths as Western’s Student Success Centre hosts its annual Career Fair 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Western Student Recreation Centre, 4th floor gym. “In an ever-changing job market, Read More