This holiday season, Downtown London is excited to be collaborating with the Kingsmill family and Fanshawe College to fill the windows of Kingsmill’s at 130 Dundas Street with holiday merchandise provided by downtown merchants. “These windows will be a destination downtown and are inspired by the holiday windows Kingsmill’s had decorated for many years,” says Read More
The CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser and since we started in 1999, the program has raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food. Over the three weeks of the program, musicians will play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar we’ve turned into a travelling stage. Read More
Kickoff the 2014 holiday season with the official lighting of the lights in Victoria Park this Friday, November 28, 2014. Caroling begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by the countdown to the illumination of the park at 6:50 p.m. In addition to more than 75,000 lights decorating trees in the park, there are a variety of Read More
Congratulations to the 2014 Pillar Community Innovation Award recipients: Community INNOVATION Award 100 Women Who Care Community LEADERSHIP Award Jeff Flesher Community IMPACT Award N’Amerind Friendship Centre – Community Liaison Program Community COLLABORATION Award London CAReS Learn more about the award categories and finalists here Thank You to Our Sponsors Platinum Gold 3M Rogers TV Read More
The City of London continues to deliver value on tax dollars, ranking above average in terms of overall financial performance when compared to other municipalities according to the 2013 OMBI survey. The Ontario Municipal Chief Administrative Officers’ Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) measures how efficiently and effectively Ontario municipalities deliver programs and services. The report focuses on Read More
City Clerk Cathy Saunders has today certified that the results of the Municipal Election held on Monday, October 27, 2014 are now official. “We were very pleased with the increased level of public engagement this election and the increase in voter turnout,” said Ms. Saunders. “We were especially pleased with the increased attendance at the advance Read More
Release Date: October 9, 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 london.ca/elections or by calling the Election Office at 519-661-4535.
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
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