LFP’s 50 most-read stories of 2020

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35. Coronavirus: No new cases reported in London region for second straight day

With 11 coronavirus cases, our region appeared to be the site of “community spread,” health officials said in late March.

34. Vendor village pops up at 100 Kellogg Lane just in time for Christmas

The Merry Market, a vendor village at 100 Kellogg Lane, opened up on the first weekend of December, featuring 25 kiosks inside the former cereal factory.

The lobby at 100 Kellogg Lane, the revamped former cereal factory just east of downtown London.

33. New owners knock down London-area Hitler house

The former home of Martin Weiche — which was built as a tribute to Adolf Hitler’s mountain retreat — was demolished by its new owners in March. The property had hosted cross burnings by white supremacists and had a swastika cut into a field, but in recent years had fallen into disrepair and became a favoured site of so-called urban explorers.

32. Widow mourns as crash claims new Lucan dad

Tyler Cooper, the 26-year-old new father of a baby boy, was killed in a single-vehicle crash north of Lucan in January.

31. Thames Valley District school board sets out big changes for students in fall

This report from late July described how the “new normal” for schools would work in September, with changes like no football games, no drinking fountains and school choirs, but plenty of hand washing and physical distance.

30. SIMS: Feisty signs of life in a weekend London shutdown

This Jane Sims column described London’s downtown during the first March weekend of the COVID-19 crackdown, which emptied public places and streets.