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Tories zap 200+ green energy contracts

More than 200 Southwestern Ontario projects, including one of the most controversial wind farms in Ontario, are among the death toll of the new Tory government’s mass cancellation of contracts with renewable energy producers.

Standing in solidarity and remaining hopeful through a 12 week strike, Unifor members at the world's largest salt mine in Goderich will vote on a final offer from Compass Minerals. The American owned company and the union have been in negotiations since Thursday, July 12. Unifor will vote on the proposed final offer on Monday, July 16. (KATHLEEN SMITH, The London Free Press)

Salt mine operator gives workers final offer

A twelve week strike at the world’s largest underground salt mine in Goderich seems may be near an end after a tentative agreement -- which workers will vote on Monday -- was struck on the weekend.

Wind turbines.

Tories kill controversial Dutton Dunwich project

Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts, including one for a massive wind farm near London where area residents voted overwhelmingly against wind turbines but had them imposed on them by the former Liberal government.

Goderich strike, Monday morning, July 9. (KATHLEEN SMITH, The London Free Press)

Mine owner digs in against strike blockade

Push could come to shove in this community's months-long salt mine strike with the company warning Monday of “enforcement measures” to remove the farm-tractor blockade that over the weekend replaced a wooden-pallet barrier.

West of London to Tilbury, the 401’s east- and westbound lanes are separated by an open, grassy median. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

Concrete or cable barriers?

Running concrete median barriers along the nearly 120-kilometre stretch of Highway 401 between London and Tilbury would take time and money — a lot of money.

Andre Bourgeois, 57, drowned at an Oxford County campground on Canada Day weekend

Man, teen girl die in separate drownings

Police have publicly identified the 57-year-old man who died after an apparent drowning at a Woodstock-area campground – one of two drowning or near-drowning investigations in the region over the long weekend.