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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For now, seniors in care with past COVID-19 infection won't get the vaccine

A program to fast-track COVID-19 vaccinations for residents of long-term care homes is leaving out those with a history of previous infections, a move that's being questioned by some relatives of care home residents and the Ontario NDP.

City's fight with province over ranked ballots ends with $50K in compensation

Though it cost the city of London more than $515,000 to become the first municipality in Canada to use ranked-ballots in the 2018 election, it will receive only about a tenth of that total in compensation from the provincial government. 

Woodstock mayor says Coun. Sandra Talbot's trip sends 'poor message'

Longtime Woodstock city councillor and Southwestern Public Health board member Sandra Talbot said in a statement she's in quarantine after travelling but won't say where she travelled or when.

How's the local COVID-19 vaccine rollout going? 2 local doctors have concerns

Two doctors working in the London area say they have concerns with how the COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out, with one worried whether London's lone vaccine centre will be able to keep up should vaccine supply increase.

Paul Woods suing LHSC for $2.5 million, claiming wrongful dismissal

Paul Woods, who was fired on Monday as president and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre, has filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against LHSC, claiming he was dismissed in bad faith and that he notified board chair Amy Walby about his travel to the United States since March last year, first notifying her in June, then twice afterward. 

Paul Woods firing: With LHSC not talking, experts weigh in on 3 key questions

An expert in corporate governance said LHSC has left a lot of questions unanswered about Monday's firing of CEO Paul Woods.

'Very disappointing': Strong reaction to Paul Woods's trips to U.S. during pandemic

Friday's news that London Health Sciences (LHSC) CEO Paul Woods made five trips to visit family in the United States since March drew a swift and sharp reaction from a local MPP and health-care workers. 

Scholarships set up in name of 4 Western students killed in Ukraine Airlines tragedy

New scholarships have been established in the name of four Western University students killed when Ukraine Airlines Flight 752 was shot down shortly after departing Iran one year ago.

'Devastating' school break-in caught on tape may scrap student production of Romeo and Juliet

The theft of recording gear from Lester B. Pearson school may force the cancellation of the school's production of Romeo and Juliet, another blow in what's already been a difficult year for staff and students dealing with COVID-19 restrictions.

Tillsonburg care home outbreak has left family cut off from great-grandmother

As the Maple Manor nursing home in Tillsonburg struggles with a devastating outbreak that has infected more than half its residents, the grandson of a resident said he's been unable to get through to staff to help him communicate with his grandmother.

Maple Manor nursing home has 103 residents, 54 with COVID-19

The second wave of COVID-19 infection is taking a toll on care homes outside of London, including a Tillsonburg facility where 54 of 103 residents have tested positive.

Chess captures new fans thanks to the pandemic and 'The Queen's Gambit'

A combination of COVID-19 lockdowns and the Netflix series 'The Queen's Gambit' has local chess players embracing chess as a way to pass the time.

'We have a weapon': London's first COVID-19 vaccination raises hopes and cheers

A registered nurse who works at a care home in Komoka became the first London-area resident to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the first step in what will be a long program to inoculate the population against the deadly virus.

'Lots of tears' when worker recalls being buried in London, Ont. building collapse

The brother of a man injured in Friday's building collapse at a London construction site said his brother is happy to be home and grateful to those who helped him survive the ordeal.

Time's running out for organizations that use T-Block building

Organizations that use the T-Block building beside McMahen Park knew the city wanted to sell the property, but now they need to be out by January. The city may need the space as part of a temporary homeless shelter coming to the site.

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