Gary Ennett

Morning News Editor

Gary Ennett is a veteran editor and reporter. He’s been with CBC since the opening of the London bureau in 1998. His email address is

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GPS is (finally) coming to the London Fire Department

For years, many motorists have relied on GPS (Global Positioning System) to help them navigate unknown neighbourhoods or trips to another city. So you might be surprised to learn that drivers with the London Fire Department don’t have that luxury.

New study to look at how Canada's veterans have been impacted by COVID-19

The Lawson Health Research Institute is partnering with the Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Ottawa to study how Canada’s veterans have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advisory committee member resigns to protest city's 'disregard for us'

The vice-chair of London’s accessibility advisory committee, Jacqueline Madden, has resigned because, she says, the committee hasn’t been allowed to hold meetings since the start of the pandemic.

Gerry LaHay remembered for making accessibility matter in London

Social media is abuzz with tributes to London accessibility advocate Gerry LaHay, who died early Friday following a brief illness.

Local business 'dispirited' after anti-maskers slam store with negative reviews

A London, Ont. business is being slammed with negative reviews on social media after a group of people refused to abide by the store's mandatory mask policy and were asked to leave. 

Watchdog clears London police in death of man who fell from high-rise balcony

The province’s police watchdog has concluded that there's no basis for criminal charges to be laid in connection with the death of a 27-year-old London man who fell from a Walnut Street balcony earlier this year.

Police jump onboard runaway truck as it heads into Clinton

OPP officers are being praised for acting quickly to avert a potential disaster near Clinton Wednesday morning by intercepting a tanker truck that failed to stop for police.

Mayor warns students could face hefty fines if their social behaviours don't improve

London Mayor Ed Holder is warning post-secondary students to watch their step as they head to downtown bars and parties that have become part of the back-to-school ritual in the city.

Early tests suggest new Canadian technology could detect the coronavirus in the air

A Canadian company says it has developed a wall-mounted device that detects the presence of the novel coronavirus in the air and triggers an alert system to warn of the detection.

Air Show London asks U.S. teams to operate from a Michigan airbase to minimize COVID concerns

With just over a week to go until Air Show London presents “SkyDrive in Overdrive,” organizers have decided to execute a back-up plan to address concerns about seven United States demonstration teams being exempt from federal COVID-19 quarantine regulations.

American pilots flying in Airshow London not required to quarantine

American pilots and support crews participating in Air Show London in September will likely qualify for an exemption from the federal government’s 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period for U.S. residents entering Canada.

All COVID-stricken migrant workers at Norfolk farm operation now out of isolation

An official with a farm operation near Simcoe that was shut down by an outbreak of COVID-19 in late May says all of the 200 plus workers who tested positive for the virus have now come out of isolation.

Memorial for migrant worker who died of COVID-19 set for Sunday

A Catholic memorial mass is being planned for Juan Lopez Chaparro, the migrant worker from Mexico who died after contracting COVID-19 on a vegetable farm near Simcoe last weekend.

Catholic churches begin reopening for Sunday Mass in London Diocese

Nearly 50 churches in the Roman Catholic Diocese of London are reopening for Sunday Masses this weekend and the rest will open gradually over the next few weeks, according to a statement from the diocese.

Two tornadoes touch down near London: Environment Canada

Environment Canada says it appears two tornadoes touched down in the London area Wednesday night, causing damage but there have been no reports of injuries.