Allison Devereaux

Allison Devereaux is the host of Afternoon Drive in London, Ont. She's been with CBC News for a decade, reporting from Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Winnipeg and Halifax. Reach her with story ideas:

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London, Ont., dragon boat community loses 'world class stern' to cancer

Coach and steersperson Sarah Shellard led her dragon boat crew to nine national victories. She died on Sunday, at 60 years old.

An udder loss: Ontario dairy farmers drained thousands of litres of milk after holiday storm

Dairy farmers across southern Ontario are facing thousands of dollars in losses after a massive storm that started on December 23 shut down roads, preventing milk truck drivers from picking up milk and forcing farmers to dump their supply.

Ontario educator realizes decades-long dream to rebuild her childhood school in Nigeria

Liz Akano, a retired vice principal, was on hand for the grand reopening of her childhood school in her native Nigera on Thursday.

Long-lost Freud book returned to Ontario library 40 years later by psychoanalyst

Dr. Brian Reid signed out the book in the late 1970s, then later become a psychoanalyst himself. He hopes returning it will inspire someone else.

Rural Canada's 'visible homelessness' problem driven by pandemic, high cost of housing

In the past, homelessness was more hidden, with people couch surfing, sleeping in cars or living in buildings without heat or running water. The pandemic revealed pre-existing problems and worsened others, especially in rural Canada, where anti-poverty interests say more tent encampments are popping up.

Small town Ontario gets behind Olympian Julie-Anne Staehli

Supporters in Julie-Anne Staehli's hometown of Lucknow, Ont., are hanging flags and bending pool noodles into Olympic Rings. The long-distance runner is competing in the women's 5000-metre race.

Cheeky sign war sparks 'salty' battle between Ontario businesses

"Hey DQ, wanna have a sign war?" the owner of Speedy Glass in Listowel, Ont., posted on Monday. Now it's a battle of the businesses, with signs across the town taking digs.

50 years of friendship for this Big Brothers match

Jim Clendenning and Omer "Jerry" Foisy met in March 1971, through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County. Their match evolved into a friendship lasting half a century.

COVID-19 protocol can't stop these carollers from spreading cheer

"They call me Mr. Santa," said Travis Teed, who sang with his wife Kim Teed at Goderich Municipal Childcare Centre on Friday.

Letter delivered to Goderich, Ont., newsroom, 86 years late

The mysterious letter arrived at the Goderich Signal Star newsroom with a three-cent stamp on the envelope and a sticky note attached, reading "Sorry for late postal delivery."