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Newsletter: August 12

This week, our city experienced some tense moments when the RCMP learned of an imminent terrorist threat in nearby Strathroy.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCMP, London and Strathroy-Caradoc Police and OPP for their quick response and professionalism in dealing with this serious situation.

We as a community must not succumb to fear and hate. We must continue to live our lives as Londoners and go about our business as usual, rising above those who wish to disrupt our fantastic, accepting and inclusive community. As always, if you see any suspicious activities, report them to the police.
 
There is no doubt the last 48 hours have been trying. I’ve been in close contact with the Mayor of Strathroy, our multi-faith community, our police service and local MPs and I am confident that our community continues to be as safe as it possibly can be. 

As I prepare to travel to Windsor for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Annual Conference with many of my council colleagues I am looking forward to having more tough, yet necessary conversations with our provincial Ministers and party leaders so we can work together to address our local priorities.

The main topics of discussion will include our request for rapid transit funding, high speed rail, affordable housing, additional infrastructure funding and , of course, poverty reduction.

This is a fantastic opportunity to present London’s plans and priorities to our provincial decision makers and surrounding municipalities.

Sincerely,

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Mayor Matt Brown

 

Outstanding Londoners:

Woman, 98, continues to volunteer her time at St. Joseph’s Health Care.

Inside the newly renovated Normal School

Newsmakers:

Unveiling London’s new pedestrian crossover with Councillor Van holst and Councillor Ridley

 

Events and Occasions:

  • Attended Peacekeeper Day, Korea Veterans Ceremony at the Remembrance Gardens

  • Tour of the new YMCA offices at The Normal School in Wortley Village

  • Met with Paul Hayman

  • Enjoyed Gord FM and other local radio stations set up in front of Budweiser Gardens in anticipation of The Tragically Hip concert

  • Participated in roundtable discussion with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, other elected officials and community leaders

  • Met with Janette MacDonald of Downtown London

  • Met with representatives from the London Legion Track and Field Club

  • Met with Scott Bollert of the Jack Richardson Hall of Fame

  • Toured London’s own Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

  • Unveiling of the Pedestrian Crossover on Viscount Road with Councillor van Holst, Councillor Ridley and London Police Services

  • Attended the Ontario Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Mississauga and received Summer Games Flag for London’s hosting of 2018 Ontario Summer Games

  • Visited at London Muslim Mosque with community leaders

 

 

At the 2016 Ontario Summer Games Opening Ceremonies with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and MPP Deb Matthews



Roundtable discussion with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Arif Virani, along with other elected officials and community leaders



Visiting the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame with Lissa Foster, Peter Kryworuk, and Heather Sercombe.


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