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 London, Ontario's 2014 Municipal Election  ?

Leroy Osbourne

Thames Valley Public School Board Trustee

Wards 7, 8, 9, 10 & 13

Our children, Our city's future.

129 (FINAL)
Registered Candidates for London's 2014 Municipal Election

Nominations closed on Sept. 12, 2014 at 2 pm

Advance Poll Locations and Dates

Voting Day is Monday, October 27, 2014

City of London Electoral Ward Map

City of London Elections Office: Phone: 519-661-4535; E-mail:

Click on the name of the individual candidates to see their contact information ~ * denotes an incumbent

Aaron Broughm WITHDREW AUG. 22

Matt Brown * currently Ward 7's councillor

Roger Caranci

Paul Cheng

Steve Gardner

Tae Khun Ha

Arnon Kaplansky

Donna Kelley

Jim Kogelheide

Dan Lenart

Alexander Main

Marie Miszczak

Carlos Murray

Dennis Perry

Ma'in Sinan

Joe Swan * currently Ward 3's councillor

Ward 1

James Beynen

Judith Carter

Michael Van Holst

Daniel O’Neail WITHDREW SEPT. 5

Christopher Perry

Bud Polhill *

Nate Youskow WITHDREW ON JULY 14

Ward 2

Bill Armstrong *

Tammy Lee Marche WITHDREW ON JULY 7

Nancy McSloy

Steve Polhill

Ward 3

Claudette Jeanne Drouin WITHDREW SEPT. 10

Bill Harris


Nick Masciotra

Mohamed Salih

Garth Williams

Henry Zupanc

Ward 4

Paul Pesach Gray

Fiona Graham

Jesse Helmer

Christina MacRae

Stephen Orser *

Sheryl Rooth, WITHDREW ON AUG. 26

George van der Schel

Nethaniel Youskow

Ward 5

Maureen Cassidy

Steve Hogg

Mike Fornelos

William Gordon

Stanley Koza

Kevin Labonte

Prashanth Thambipillai

Randy Warden

Michael Wickett WITHDREW AUG. 22

Ward 6

Alasdair Beaton

Marie Blosh

Mike Bloxam

Shiv Chokhani WITHDREW SEPT. 10

Cynthia Etheridge

Amir Farahi

Flavio Iannialice

Greg Munro WITHDREW AUG. 22

Phil Squire

Ward 7

Osam Ali

Luis Dominguez WITHDREW ON APRIL 14

Michael Esposito

Matthew Kennedy

Josh Morgan

Donna Szpakowski

Ward 8

Paul Hubert *

Moon Inthavong WITHDREW SEPT. 10

Thomas Risley

Ward 9

Ali Chahbar

Ed Corrigan

Doreen Gysbers

Eric A. Haidar

Anna Hopkins

Frank Minifie

Jeffrey Schiller

Ward 10

Paul Van Meerbergen *

Virginia Ridley

Bradley Robichaud

Ward 11

Denise Brown *

Patrick Copps

Luis Dominquez WITHDREW APR. 14

Clive Jenkins

Joan Martin

Menno Meijer

Stephen Turner

Ward 12

Peter Ferguson

Jesse Haidar

Harold Usher

Ward 13

Karim Bardai

Chris Edgar

Elizabeth Efthymiadis

Paul Krohn

John Fyfe-Millar

Fiona Graham WITHDREW SEPT. 5

Tanya Park

Gordon Saylor

David Winninger

Nethaniel Youskow WITHDREW ON MAY 12

Ward 14

David Collier WITHDREW SEPT. 4

Ali Hamadi

Steve Hillier

Sean M. O’Connell

Allan Tipping

Sandy White *

Jared Zaifman

School Board Trustee Nominations


Michael Dawthorne, TVDSB, Wds 2,3,4,5,6

Peter Jaffe, TVDSB, Wds 2,3,4,5,6 *

Shiv Chokhari, TVDSB Wds 2,3,4,5,6

Eric Southern, TVDSB, Wds 2,3,4,5,6

Matthew Reid, TVDSB, Wds 2,3,4,5,6 *

Darlene Snyders. TVDSB, Wds 2,3,4,5,6

Chris Barton, TVDSB, Wds 7,8,9,110,13

Joyce Bennett, TVDSB, Wds 7,8,9,10,13 *

Kyle Case, TVDSB, Wds 7,8,9,10,13

Jerry Cripps, TVDSB Wds 7,6,9,10,13

Dan Judson, TVDSB, Wds 7,8,9,10,13

Kathy Kaill, TVDSB, Wds 7,8,9,10,13

Linda Ludwar TVDSB, Wds 7,8,9,10,13

Leroy Osbourne, TVDSB, Wds 7,8,9,10,13

Brenda Ryan, TVDSB, Wds 7, 8,9,10,13

Jake Skinner, TVDSB, Wds 7,8,9,1013

Knute Dohnberg, TVDSB, Wds 1,11,12,14

Frank Gerrits, TVDSB, Wds 1,11,12,14

Shawn Lewis, TVDSB, Wds 1,11,12,14

Chris Loblaw, TVDSB, Wds 1,11,12,14

Christine Morgan, TVDSB, Wds 1,11,12,14

Sheri Polhill, TVDSB, Wds 1,11,12,14 *

Ruth Tisdale, TVDSB, Wds 1,11,12,14 *


Sandra Cruz, LDCSB Wds 2,3,4

Paul Gonzales, LDCSB, Wds 2,3,4

Roy D Mantle, LDCSB Wds 2,3,4

Betty J. Wright, LDCSB, Wds 2,3,4

Paul Digby, LDCSB Wds 5,6,7 WITHDREW SEPT. 11

Chris Bray, LDCSB, Wds 5,6,7

Nando Favaro, LDCSB, Wds 5,6,7

Arthur Macleod, LDCSB, Wds 5,6,7

Stephen Paul, LDCSB Wds 5,6,7

Linda Steel, LDCSB, Wds 8,9,10 *
John Jevnikar, LDCSB, Wds 11,12,13 *
Pedro Almeida, LDCSB, Wds 1,14

Kevin Barry, LDCSB, Wds 1,14

George Le Mac, Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence
Denise Alice Carter, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

Johanne R. Gray, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

Denis Trudel, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

* denotes an incumbent

 Guy Lombardo's Tempo VII Hydroplane  ?

Guy Lombardo's multiple-award-winning Tempo VII hydroplane, built in 1955 and powered by an Allison aircraft engine, has been owned by the City of London since 1983 when it was donated to the City by the late Colonel Tom Lawson.

It is currently on display at London's Jet Aircraft Museum along with the Miss Supertest III hydroplane, immediately northwest of the London International Airport. It is open Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Contact London's heritage planner Don Menard ( if you or your organization are interested in displaying the Tempo VII in a public setting for a special short-term event.

LOMBARDO TRIVIA: London-born-and-raised bandleader Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902- Nov. 5, 1977) never travelled across the bridge named in his honour in London, Ontario, since the bridge never officially opened until Nov. 16, 1978, more than a year after his death.

Guy Lombardo (1902-1977) with his younger sister, Rosemarie Lombardo (1925-2011) in the 1940s. Guy and his brothers in the orchestra actually named their sister Rosemarie, who was born 23 years after Guy.

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     Author:  Butch McLarty
     Dated:  Wednesday, July 02 2014 @ 12:01 AM EDT
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    The Place to be on July 1st, Canada Day

    CANADA DAY, JULY 1: The London Majors host the Toronto Maple Leafs at historic Labatt Park, 6 pm, followed by fireworks over the Forks of Thames River.

    Ice-cold beer is sold at all home games of the London Majors Baseball Club.

    Adults: $8; Seniors, Students and Children 12 and under: $6.

    Click othe Canadian flag to hear Bobby Gimby's Canada Song from 1967

    FINAL SCORES, JUNE 29: The London Majors split a doubleheader this afternoon with the Hamilton Cardinals in Hamilton, ending their winning streak at seven games.

    London won the first game 10-3 but lost the second one 11-10, for a 14-8 record, good enough for third place in the IBL Standings.

    London Majors notch sixth win in a row

    FINAL, JUNE 28: London Majors 4, Burlington Bandits 2, in Burlington. London (13-7) extends its win streak to six games.

    London's still a half-game back from second-place Guelph Royals, who also won this afternoon, defeating the Brantford Red Sox, 4-3.

    NEXT GAME: The London Majors play the Hamilton Cardinals in Hamilton (a doubleheader) at 2 pm on Sunday, June 29.

    FINAL, JUNE 27: London Majors 5, Burlington Bandits 2 at Labatt Park. Five wins in a row for the London Majors.

    London improves to 12-7 on the season, half-game back from second-place (Guelph Royals). IBL Standings.

    Baseball tonight at Labatt Park (Fri. June 27)

    The London Majors (11-7) host the Burlington Bandits (3-14) at 7:35 pm at historic Labatt Park.

    TIX: Adults: $8; Seniors, students and children 12 and under: $6.

    * Ice-cold beer is sold during all home games of the London Majors Baseball Club.

    * $2 parking inside the ballpark; Free parking across Riverside Drive behind the Forest City Kiwanis Seniors' Centre.

    BREAKING NEWS, JUNE 25: Lawyer Russ Monteith, 80, a former Board of Control member from 1997 to 2006, has been appointed as the replacement councillor for Ward 5 until Nov. 30, 2014. The vote was 11-2 with Coun. Branscombe absent.
    Joni Baechler is London's Interim Mayor until Nov. 30, 2014

    BREAKING NEWS, JUNE 24: Ward 5 Coun. Joni Baechler has been appointed Interim Mayor until Nov. 30, 2014 by a vote of 8-6 (what's left of the nefarious "Fontana Ate" supported Bud Polhill) on the 3rd vote after a tie vote of 7-7 on the 2nd vote.

    Ward 12 Coun. Harold Usher switched his vote to Baechler on the 3rd vote after supporting Bud Polhill on the 2nd vote. On the first vote, Usher voted for himself, the only vote he received.

    Round 3 Voting:

    Polhill 6: himself, Orser, Swantana, Van Meerbergen, White and Henderson (The Fontana Gang)

    Baechler 8: herself, Armstrong, Branscombe, Matt Brown, Hubert, Denise Brown, Bryant and Usher

    WARD VACANCY: Now that Joni Baechler has been appointed Interim Mayor until Nov. 30, 2014, Joni's Ward 5 councillor's seat has been declared vacant.

    City council will meet again this afternoon (June 25) at 1 pm to select a "qualified citizen" to assume the Ward 5 councillor duties until the end of November.

    All in all, it's been a good June for London and Londoners.

    Former councillor Roger Caranci has announced his candidacy for mayor in the 2014 municipal election.
    THOUGHT DU JOUR, JUNE 24: The Fontana Gang is nothing if not persistent. You knock one rodent out of the box and another pops up. Just like Whack-a-Mole.
    BREAKING NEWS, JUNE 23: Late tomorrow afternoon (June 24), former councillor Roger Caranci will likely be announcing his candidacy for mayor. With Gondola Joe gone, the local developers need their boy in the race.

    There is an outside chance, however, he will be running in Ward 3 since Joe Swantana has indicated plans to run for mayor.

    THIS JUST IN, JUNE 23: Council members who've ruled themselves out as interim-mayor contender: Joe Swantana (might run for mayor), Paul Hubert (running in Ward 8), Branscombe (not seeking re-election), Matt Brown (running for mayor) and Judy Bryant (not seeking re-election).


    By Jon D. Clarke

    Citizen’s Inquest, a small activist group with a home base in London, Ontario, tries to bring attention to issues that are not being covered in the mainstream media to the broader community.

    The issue tackled on May 24, 2014 was the fluoridation of London’s water supply, a practice that has been in decline throughout the world since mass implementation in the ‘60s. Nowadays, less than 40% of Canada population uses fluoridated water, but London remains stuck in what some believe is a dated and dangerous method of water treatment.

    In attendance was guest speaker Dr. James Beck, via Skype, co-author of The Case Against Fluoride and an expert in medical biophysics.

    Fluoridation is the process of treating water with fluoride and according to Dr. Beck, who supported his stand against the practice with charts, graphs and other studies, it can have devastating effects on the body.

    Dr. Beck was instrumental in getting Calgary to stop adding fluoride to its water.

    “There is no evidence for its benefit,” said Beck, “ and in the case of fluoridation, the harms are irreversible.” Fluoride, said Beck, negatively effects bone, thyroid, brain, reproductive and cardiovascular systems.

    Taking these known effects into consideration, Beck said that the practice should be held to the standards of medical ethics; however, informed consent, monitoring side effects and the option to cease treatment all remain on the wayside, even if there are healthy alternatives to fluoride use, including maintaining good dental health and adopting better diets.

    Taking vitamin D was also cited as a way to curb bad dental health.

    With all the claims brought to Dr. Beck’s argument, however, presenting evidence of the negative effects of fluoridation to the public still remains a struggle.

    “True diversity of view has all but disappeared from the mainstream media,” said Professor Kee Dewdney, founding member of Citizen’s Inquest.

    In fact, this particular public seminar was intended to be a discussion between Beck and the mainstream medical community; however, representatives from London Middlesex Health Unit declined attendance.

    “We have to have sympathy for them,” said Beck. “They don’t have much to support their position.”

    Citizens Inquest’s web site is if you want more information on the group.

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    Authored by: Butch (The Beast) McLarty on Thursday, June 26 2014 @ 01:25 AM EDT

    Shortly after Gondola Joe's sentencing on July 15 before Superior Court Justice
    Bruce G. Thomas, Joe may be singing this classic song to his fellow inmates
    within the confines of the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre:

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