London's 10 most-read stories of 2021
The virus and the senseless murder of a Muslim family dominated local news this year
Here are the 10 most-read stories published on the CBC London website for 2020. Feel free to explore them all.
The list below is ranked by the number of times each story was viewed by readers such as you:
10. 2 London hospital VPs leaving effective immediately
The sudden departures of two high-ranking executives at southwestern Ontario's largest hospital came about five months after the organization's CEO was sacked for travelling to the United States during the pandemic. Read the full story here.
9. Charges to be laid after 'one of the largest services' held at Aylmer, Ont. church on Sunday
As the coronavirus raged, an outspoken Aylmer, Ont., church group defied restrictions by not only holding in-person services without masks, but also by inviting a few special guests, all of them critics of Ontario's pandemic response. Read the full story here.
8. London man saves family of 4 'all drowning simultaneously' at Ontario beach
Londoner Bronson Deagle was at a Grand Bend, Ont., beach with his wife and two daughters, when he noticed someone was in trouble. Read the full story here.
7. Group of Ontario police officers launches charter challenge of pandemic restrictions
A group of 19 Ontario police officers launched a constitutional challenge in May, claiming that enforcing pandemic health restrictions put them at odds with their sworn oath to uphold the charter. Read the full story here.
6. Regulator investigating 2 Ont. nurses who travelled to D.C. rally promoting 'COVID fraud' conspiracy
Despite health directives advising Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel, two Ontario nurses traveled to Washington DC to attend a rally by a group of their peers promoting conspiracy theories about "COVID fraud." Read the full story here.
5. Ontario teen who died with COVID-19 was refugee who worked as long-term care home cleaner
When Yassin Dabeh, a 19-year-old cleaner at a long-term care home outside London, Ont., contracted COVID-19 and died, he became the youngest person to lose his life to the virus at the time. Read the full story here.
4. Not everyone happy as Hot Dog Guy says goodbye to east-end Canadian Tire
After 24 years of slinging sausages to hungry customers, London, Ont. Canadian Tire hot dog stand owner David Jafray was forced to move on after he said he couldn't reach a deal with the retail store's new owner. Read the full story here.
3. Western University student denied tenancy by landlord who said her tattoos were 'scary'
Kadince Ball, a first-year Western University student who arrived in London, Ont., from Saskatchewan, had a rental agreement cancelled last minute by a landlord who said she didn't like her tattoos because they were 'scary.' Read the full story, here.
2. Canadian Olympic gold medallist now struggling to breathe after contracting COVID-19
Olympic champion bobsledder Alex Kopacz of London, Ont. shared his fears with CBC News after catching a debilitating case of COVID-19 back in April. Read the full story here.
1. Muslim family killed in 'premeditated' hit and run in London, Ont., driver charged with murder, police say
Fear and mourning gripped the nation after shocking attack on a Muslim family of five who were run down while out for an evening stroll in a normally quiet suburb in London, Ont. Read the full story here.