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Newsletter April 21

A key part of our Community Economic Road Map is to become a national centre of excellence for medical innovation and commercialization. This week, we took another important step forward to achieve that goal.

Thanks to a $6.8-million investment from the London Medical Network, the Additive Design in Surgical Solutions (ADEISS) Centre launched this week, and will be Canada’s first medical and dental device research, development and commercialization centre in the country using 3D printing technology.

Dental, orthopedic and other medical devices will be marketed to med tech companies around the world. To learn more about ADEISS, watch this video.

It is this kind of investment in our medical sector that truly pays off by attracting world class companies like Renishaw to London.

London’s life sciences sector employs 24,000 people in private sector industry, hospitals and research facilities. We have a rich and storied history in delivering medical firsts including the discovery of insulin, the first liver/small bowel transplant and the first preventative HIV vaccine to proceed to human clinical trials. These innovations will no doubt continue with ADEISS in London.

I am so pleased to welcome Renishaw to the North American market and am looking forward to the long lasting partnership it will have with London. I would like to thank everybody involved in continuing to put London on the leading edge of medical technology innovation and commercialization.

Sincerely,

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Matt Brown


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Visiting local tech companies Thinq Technologies Ltd. and DirectDial.com.

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Speaking at the London St. Thomas Realtors Association AGM.


Newsmakers: 

Events and Occasions:

  • Khalsa Sikh Day
  • LSTAR AGM
  • Mayoral Monday (Tuesday) on AM980
  • Meeting with Daniel Hines
  • Thinq Technologies Ltd. and DirectDial.com visit
  • GBOC meeting
  • Meeting with MPP Deb Matthews, MPP Teresa Armstrong, MPP Peggy Sattler, MPP Jeff Yurek, MP Peter Fragiskatos, MP Irene Mathyssen, MP Kate Young and MP Karen Vecchio.
  • Lawson Impact Awards
  • London Police Services Board meeting
  • ADEISS Launch
  • Centennial Windows visit

Council Briefs:

Council held a moment's silence to mark the passing of Coun. Anna Hopkins' husband Bill.

In recognition of the community contributions made by students attending London's post-secondary educational institutions, the Mayor and Council recognized representatives of the Students' Councils from Western University, Huron University College, Brescia University College, King's University College and Fanshawe College:

  • University Students' Council, Western University: Eddy Avila, President and Tobi Solebo, President-Elect
  • Huron University College Students' Council: Curtis Jenken, President and Dylan Matthews, President-Elect
  • Brescia University College Students' Council: Deanna Vezina, President and Rachel Ogilvie, President-Elect
  • King's University College Students' Council: Nathan Little, President and Violette Khammad, President-Elect
  • Society of Graduate Students, Western University: Tamara Hinan, President and Mary Blake Bonn, President-Elect
  • Fanshawe Student Union: Carlie Forsythe, President and Morganna Sampson, President-Elect

In other Council business:

Council directed staff to report back regarding the potential to downsize water meters at no cost to homeowners where the property owner has been paying for an over sized meter since 2013.

Council approved ending the fibre-optic grant program for downtown businesses noting that a private company has assumed the work.

Council approved a contract price increase for the McCormick area reconstruction works.

Council received for information a report re the threat posed to the City’s trees by the Asian Long Horned Beetle.

Council received for information and referred to a public meeting proposed changes to the Sign and Canopy By-law.

Council approved changes to the Southwest Area Secondary Plan parking regulations.

Council approved a site plan application for two residential towers at 545 Fanshawe Rd. W.

Council received for information the 2016 operating budget year-end monitoring report showing a $4.6 million tax supported budget surplus and a $2.1 million water rate budget surplus and directed the funds be directed to the costs of the demolition of the former Lorne Avenue Public school and affordable housing initiatives and that the water budget surplus be directed to the water capital reserve fund.

Council approved funding from the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program Contribution Agreement for improvements to the Covent Garden Market outdoor skating rink, a new spray pad and field house for Constitution Park, expansion of the Kiwanis Park pathway and a splash pad at Queen’s Park.


Meeting_with_MPPs.jpgWith local MPPs Teresa Armstrong, Jeff Yurek, Deb Matthews and Peggy Sattler.


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