Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press

Jonathan Sher covers health for PostMedia and the London Free Press, has been named journalist of the year by his Ontario colleagues, has twice been a finalist for Canada's top award for public service journalism and has been a finalist or winner of 18 Ontario Newspaper Awards. Email jsher@postmedia.com or twitter @JSheratLFPress

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Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer. (File photo)

Inquiry: Nurse's colleagues called her 'angel of death'

Some staff at the Woodstock nursing home where nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed seven of her eight victims started calling her the “angel of death” after she was overheard telling a palliative patient it was OK to die, a nurse told a provincial inquiry Wednesday.

Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer. (File photo)

Victims' families: Will killer-nurse inquiry lead to change?

Over the course of seven years, registered nurse and serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer left a trail of corpses and unanswered questions -- and while a public inquiry into her killing spree can't undo her carnage, families of victims hope it will shed light to prevent other tragedies, lawyers for those families said Tuesday.

Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer leaves the Woodstock Courthouse in this file photo. (MORRIS LAMONT, The London Free Press)

Elizabeth Wettlaufer inquiry to begin with a bang this week

Twenty months after Elizabeth Wetlauffer told police how she used her position as a nurse to murder eight people and try to kill six more, those who supervised her at a Woodstock nursing home will be called to task this week at a public inquiry.

Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer leaves the Woodstock Courthouse in this file photo. (MORRIS LAMONT, The London Free Press)

Inquiry into killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s murders refuses participation for to 17 applicants who are not connected to her cases

Those concerned about the lack of quality care in Ontario nursing homes were delivered a blow Thursday when the public commission investigating a murder spree by former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer refused to grant participation rights to 17 people who have either worked or have loved ones in homes not connected to her.

Nelda DeJong listens as the public inquiry into the crimes of nursing home serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer held its first public meeting in Woodstock Wednesday. Though not a victim, her mother was a resident at Woodstock’s Caressant Care home when Wettlaufer worked there. (DEREK RUTTAN, The London Free Press)

Killer nurse may be in jail, but nursing home residents not safer, inquiry hears

In the town where registered nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer murdered seven residents under her care at a long- term care home, a provincial commission launched a public inquiry Wednesday that drew tears from the families of victims and warnings from insiders who say many more residents have been placed in harm’s way.

Chief Municipal Law Enforcement Officer Orest Katolyk at 1709 Beaverbrook Ave. in London, Ont., on Feb. 19, 2016. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network)

Owner fined $2,500 for packing too many tenants into Ont. home

For the second time in three years, a court has fined the owner of a west London house who crammed so many tenants into the modest abode, nine bedrooms weren't enough -- mattresses were found in closets and in the furnace room.

Drug firm puts lifesaver out of reach

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says he won’t allow the maker of the world’s most costly drug to dictate who can use it and how much it will cost.