NEWSCAST - Friday, September 13th, 2019
- Western University has a wide variety of clubs and associations to belong to. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, get involved, and feel connected to Western’s campus and the London community.
- Clubs Week starts next week, where students can browse different club booths, and sign up to be part of a USC club. Clubs Week will be held from Monday Sept. 16 to Friday Sept. 20, from 10am to 4pm each day in the UCC.
- During a meeting Thursday at a church in Old North, organizations who have a stake in dealing with London’s infamous, out-of-control outdoor parties discussed ways to curtail the impending annual FOCO bash on Broughdale Avenue.
- The task force has continued with talks on how to lessen the damage of unsolicited street parties since spring, but it has been difficult to come up with a surefire solution to stopping the party.
- City council this year raised fines for putting on an illegal street party, while local politicians made it possible for the city to go after party organizers to regain some of the extra costs of policing and clean-up.
- As well, Western has amended its student code of conduct to include off-campus events. The university has also stepped up the communication to new students, warning them about the possible consequences of attending this event on Broughdale.
- Make sure to look both ways this week, as London police start cracking down on pedestrians and cyclists in a one-week enforcement blitz, charging those who break the rules of the road.
- The most common pedestrian and cyclist infractions London police find are jaywalking, crossing at undesignated spots, and distractions from phones. With 371 pedestrian collisions and 193 cyclist collisions recorded at signalized intersections in the city over the past 5 years, police want to ensure road safety does not just target drivers, but also extends to pedestrians and cyclists.
- To reduce these numbers, police are increasing patrols for pedestrian and cyclist infractions, possibly issuing tickets or warnings to cyclists or pedestrians who are not obeying the law.
- The crackdown runs from Monday, to Sept. 20.
- Tomorrow the Mustang’s men’s football team will face the Carleton Ravens in Western’s annual Blackout Game, at 7pm in the TD Stadium. Make sure to wear all black to match the Mustangs, who will be wearing their annual Blackout uniforms!
- Expect a temperature of 22 degrees tomorrow, with mostly sunny skies. Moving into Sunday, expect a similar temperature of 21 degrees, with more sun. It is currently 14 degrees outside with cloudy, overcast skies, reaching a high of 25 later this afternoon with some rain.