Knights Lose to Portland at Memorial Cup – London Takes on Halifax Tonight – Watch it on Sportsnet.
London fell behind 3-0 to the Portland Winter Hawks mid-way through Monday’s game in the Memorial Cup Tournament. They rallied to tie the game early in the third period but Portland iced the game with two quick goals in the third period. London changed their goalie to Jake Patterson.
The final score was 6-3 in favour of Portland. The London Knights play tonight on Sportsnet against the Halifax Mooseheads.
Click here for a complete recap of the Portland-London game
History in Northeast London – The Former
Harry’s Automotive is closed now. It’s been closed for two years. Nobody knows what will become of the building or the valuable property that it sits on.
Some say it would make a great spot for a much needed new Tim Horton’s outlet to replace the one at Huron & Adelaide in the shopping plaza. This spot would even have enough room for a drive through and a few more stores.
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How Safe is Kipps Lane?
The question of how safe Kipps Lane is has been brought up again in a recent newspaper article. If you put aside the stabbing murder next to the Hasty Market near Kipps Lane not so long ago and the the other incidents involving drugs, guns, or murders in the last 4 years you could also ask another simple question. Read the rest of this entry »
London Knights, Halifax Mooseheads jumped out to an early lead in the 2013 Mem Cup Tourney. The London Knights beat the Saskatoon Blades in the Opening Game of the 2013 Memorial Cup in Saskatoon on May 17th.
The next day, the Halifax Mooseheads beat the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Major Junior Hockey League to join London on top of the Tournament standings.
On May 19th, the Saskatoon Blades rebounded in their win against the Halifax Mooseheads but they are still the longshot in this four team round-robin tournament. They missed the playoffs in the Western Junior Hockey League and had a long layoff until last Friday when the Tournament started.
For all the up-to-date scores and information about the 2013 Memorial Cup just click here.
Portaging in North London Athletic Fields at Adelaide & Kipps Lane
These avid canoers parked their car and trailer in the North London Athletic Field and portaged across the soccer fields to the Thames River to begin their canoeing trip during the Victoria Day Weekend.
The North London Athletic Field is located at Kipps Lane and Adelaide St. N. I’m not quite what their final destination is but I hope the water has remained high enough for their trip.
Spray Pads Opening for 2013 Season
Right on schedule and just in time for the long weekend, kids can cool off and have fun at City of London spray pads. This Saturday, May 18 the City’s free outdoor spray pads will officially open for the 2013 season.
Spray pads at the following 12 locations will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.:
Ed Blake Park - near Huron and Barker Streets
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Buddy Can You Spare a Dime… in Northeast London?
I’ve lived all over Canada. I’ve travelled to quite a few countries. I’ve encountered panhandling wherever I’ve went. I’ve never encountered as much panhandling in a residential neighbourhood as I have in the last 13 years in Northeast London.
Adelaide, Oxford, Huron, Kipps Lane, Highbury are all panhandling hot spots and I’m not talking about the panhandlers on the medians risking life and limb for spare change. The police ticket them regularly. Read the rest of this entry »
Country Lane Resident (Off Kipps) Pleads Guilty to Killing Mother
Click on the link above to read Free Press reporter Jane Sims account of this gruesome murder which occurred back on April 20, 2010.
The murder occurred almost one year to the date that three Kipps Lane residents went to the Community & Protective Services Committee of London City Council pleading for more action on the drugs and crime on Kipps Lane and in the area.
At that meeting they were asked bluntly by City Councillors if they believed another murder like the February 14, 2009, would happen again. All three stated at the April 2009 CAPS meeting that another was inevitable.
Genevieve Reed plead guilty to the murder of her mother in court and she will be sentenced on July 24th.
Few who live in the area near Kipps Lane and Adelaide will forget the morning when a school bus full of children had to endure the sight of a covered corpse being wheeled out to the van as it made its way to an area school.
Sims’ story of Reed’s drug and alcohol filled life ending with the murder of her own mother was tragic and sad. According to the article, her mother was Reed’s last lifeline.