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The 50-year-old Canadian flag that Simon Bruinsma is flying outside of his home in Norwich for Canada's 150th anniversary. (BRUCE CHESSELL/Sentinel-Review)

Family centennial flag flies again

A Canadian flag that flew during Canada's 100th anniversary in 1967 will once again fly for its 150th. simon Bruinsma of norwich is flying his father's Canadian flag that was purchased during Canada's centennial year and was hung on the side of his home in Bowmanville.

Elizabeth Wettlaufer stands in the prisoner’s box of a Woodstock court on June 1 as she pleads to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. (Chaz Vincent/The London Free Press)

Could she be stopped?

As Canada’s worst health-care killer faces her sentencing hearing Monday, a nagging question remains: Could Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s murder spree in two Southwestern Ontario long-term- care homes have been prevented.

Julius Melnitzer

Julius Melnitzer: Not enough

Julius Melnitzer was a successful London lawyer who made his name with a widely- publicized case over the ownership of Grand Bend’s beach.

Tornado: Goderich slammed

The beautiful historic heart of Goderich was torn up by a tornado that slammed in off the waters of Lake Huron on the afternoon of Aug 21, 2011.

Jesse and John Davidson

Jesse and John Davidson: Raising hope

The journeys that captivated a country began in the summer of 1995 when John Davidson, 49, began pushing his 15-year- old son Jesse — suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy — across Ontario.

Christine Nesbitt

Christine Nesbitt: Skill and speed

A speed skater of international skill, the London native hit her stride at the perfect time, winning gold in the 1,000- metre race on home soil at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Wine bottles on display at an LCBO in Toronto. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

‘Stock up, just in case’: LCBO union leader

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the union representing its workers say they are planning to work around the clock to prevent a strike ahead of Canada Day, but the union president says consumers, bars and restaurants would be wise to stock up this weekend, just in case.