- G20 sees largest mass arrests
- LTC caught between green and greed
- Youth Orchestra of Canada comes to UWO
G20 sees largest mass arrests
With over 900 civilian arrests being reported, many called for an investigation into the security measures used in Toronto during the G20 protests. We have received reports of several UWO students involved in the mass arrests for breach of peace. Here in London, students organized a rally in Victoria park and a sit-in meditation at the Lotus Centre to show solidarity for those detained. Amnesty International Canada has called for an independent review of the actions of the Toronto police to determine the degree of civil liberty violation associated with mass detainments and treatment of detainees who were peaceful protesters in designated speech zones.
Youth Orchestra of Canada comes to UWO
A group of the most talented orchestral players in the country will spend three weeks preparing for a nationwide tour as the Youth Orchestra of Canada comes to UWO. The preparations will be held at the Don Wright Faculty of Music where the national ensemble has spent the past three summers training. This year, Jacques Lacombe who debuted at the Royal Opera House in London England will conduct the 94 young musicians.
LTC caught between green and greed
A battle within London Transit may spark a debate this week between those who fight for the environment and those who fight for the bottom line. The cash-strapped LTC has scaled back plans to buy 11 hybrid buses next year to 'green' their fleet. The Ontario government will be pulling its share of funding - a considerable 12.8 million dollars from 2011 to 2015. Commission chair David Winninger said the new path concerned him as adding hybrid technology is essential for both the environment and reduced costs of operation. The transit commission will meet on Wednesday at city hall to finalize the discussions.
London Library launches summer reading club
London Public Library has launched its popular annual summer reading club in an effort to keep kids reading over the summer. As many as 6,000 are expected to register for this year's themed club, Destination Jungle. The club offers prizes to kids who borrow books from the library's 15 branches. Kids who participate can come into the library as often as they like and the program is geared to children of all ages. Registration for Destination Jungle will continue all summer as long as the library has kits left. For more information, log on to londonpubliclibrary.ca.