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E-buses would bridge gap

Stefanie Bunko ignited some e-bus interest at Petrolia council earlier this month. The coordinator for the Lambton Energy Research Centre came forward to discuss a potential study that could lead to electronic buses shuttling residents between Sarnia and Petrolia, something the town has discussed in the past.

Elizabeth Wettlaufer stands in the prisoner’s box of a Woodstock court on June 1 as she pleads to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. (Chaz Vincent/The London Free Press)

Could she be stopped?

As Canada’s worst health-care killer faces her sentencing hearing Monday, a nagging question remains: Could Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s murder spree in two Southwestern Ontario long-term- care homes have been prevented.

Julius Melnitzer

Julius Melnitzer: Not enough

Julius Melnitzer was a successful London lawyer who made his name with a widely- publicized case over the ownership of Grand Bend’s beach.

Tornado: Goderich slammed

The beautiful historic heart of Goderich was torn up by a tornado that slammed in off the waters of Lake Huron on the afternoon of Aug 21, 2011.

Jesse and John Davidson

Jesse and John Davidson: Raising hope

The journeys that captivated a country began in the summer of 1995 when John Davidson, 49, began pushing his 15-year- old son Jesse — suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy — across Ontario.

Christine Nesbitt

Christine Nesbitt: Skill and speed

A speed skater of international skill, the London native hit her stride at the perfect time, winning gold in the 1,000- metre race on home soil at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

1,265 dead animals, 8 charges, 1 accused

One of the worst cases of animal cruelty in Southwestern Ontario that began with the discovery of more than 1,200 dead pigs in a manure-filled barn in Norfolk County lands in court Thursday.

The barn where 12-year-old Samuel Zehr died in an accident is seen here on Tuesday June 20, 2017 near Stratford, Ont. Zehr was killed Monday night when a bale of hay fell and crushed him, according to the family. Terry Bridge/Beacon Herald/Postmedia Network

'Wrong place, wrong time'

Stressing safety and staying vigilant may be the only way to lessen the risk for children on family farms, observers say.