Author Archive | Mike Shulman

Joni Baechler plans to paint and read when she steps away from London municipal politics in the fall.

Baechler’s future to include studying the past

It’s a project she has been chipping away at for eight years.  That’s 96 months, 2920 days, 70,080 hours, or two election cycles. During that time, Joni Baechler has become one London’s most prominent city officials.  In the 14 years she has spent representing Ward 5 on city council, Baechler has established a reputation as […]

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Dan Smith and Greg McKeen (L-R) stand beside the Impact Junk Solutions truck.

Turning trash into cash generates jobs

Just a few weeks ago, Dan Smith was surviving off nothing but his monthly $850 Canada Pension Plan cheque and donations from the London Food Bank. The 65-year-old London native had been unemployed for a year. Then Impact Junk Solutions took a chance on him. “It has been pretty rough getting through (it),” he said. […]

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CassierFerguson checks her phone

Yelling Tinder: Dating in the 21st century

Cassie Ferguson is new to the game. Her tightly-cropped hair is freshly dyed, the tip spikes upward — like the stud bracelets circling her wrists — into a faux-hawk and is tinged with a red streak. Everything about her points to a challenge, and her Tinder profile is no different. With one arm planted on […]

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Mary Mayo and her brother Chris Bunting are the co-owners of Goodah Gastro.<br /> Photo by Mike Shulman.<br />

Food trucks: A tale of two cities

For Jim Godina, the worst of times happened in 2004 when he was in a car accident that would change his life. While driving along a slick, wintry road, Godina’s car slipped on a patch of black ice and spun out of control into a ditch.  Godina, 47, survived the crash but sustained a severe […]

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