Andrew Lupton

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Andrew Lupton is a B.C.-born journalist, father of two and a north London resident with a passion for politics, photography and baseball.

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London street preachers turned up in Port Stanley and it didn't go well

Two men notorious for spouting scripture and confronting women on the streets of downtown London showed up in Port Stanley last week, triggering complaints to the local municipality's bylaw enforcement office.

Province sounding more open to York Street location for drug consumption site

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott is sounding more open to considering 446 York St. as a location for a permanent drug consumption site in London.

Blackridge doubles down, says campaign attack websites were justified

The London public relations firm linked to two websites that attacked council candidates in the last election has doubled down, saying in a statement that comments on those websites were justified and accurate.

'I had absolutely nothing to do with fake websites': Van Meerbergen

Any suggestion that he had anything to do with a website that accused his election opponent of child abuse is "nonsense," Ward 10 Coun. Paul Van Meerbergen told CBC News.

Amir Farahi, Blackridge, fake websites: What councillors are saying

The release of court documents that link Blackridge Strategies owner Amir Farahi with two fake websites that targeted candidates represents a threat to the electoral process, say some sitting members of council.

'It's clearly illegal': Councillors want city to explore legal actions against Blackridge Strategy

Some London city councillors want city staff to explore options for pursuing legal action against Blackridge Strategy after the release this week of court documents that link the company with two fake websites that smeared two female candidates in last fall's municipal election. 

Lisa MacLeod clarifies tweet some saw as critical of youth mental health website

Ontario Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod has clarified a tweet she posted on Sunday that some mental health professionals took as a criticism of Jack.org, a youth-created online platform that aims to help young people talk openly about mental health issues.
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To save the species, conservationists work to build a tougher butternut tree

Conservationists in southwestern Ontario are working to fight back against an insidious, tree-killing canker that has decimated butternut trees in Eastern Canada. 
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Video of son's assault prompts angry Facebook post from mother

After a video of a violent assault against her 13-year-old son was shared on social media, a London mother took to social media herself to warn other parents.

Landlord selling 3 run-down rental properties on The Ridgeway

Two run-down rental properties on The Ridgeway are now up for sale, with owner David Russell saying he can no longer have the liability of owning the dilapidated rental houses.

Project to mix townhouses with heritage house gets committee approval

The city of London's planning committee approves an application that will add 18 townhouses to a property with a heritage on Wonderland Road near Sunningdale.

Cyclists elated as city moves to fill Thames Valley Parkway gap

It's an expensive fix but the city is now moving toward closing a gap in north London between two sections of the Thames Valley Parkway (TVP).

Provincial cap on ambulance service will force municipalities to be 'bad guy', says councillor

A move by the province to cap its annual funding grant to municipalities for ambulance service has left Middlesex County staring down a $745,000 hole in its budget.

Heritage tree designation adds new layer of history to Labatt Memorial Park

For decades, Barry Wells has had a soft spot for the hard sugar maple tree that towers above all others in the small parkette at the entry gates to London's Labatt Memorial Park.

Council briefs: Victoria Park secondary plan principles pass ... by 1 vote

If a vote at Tuesday night's council meeting is any indication, the city's move to create a secondary plan that will guide development around Victoria Park will face a divided city council.