Jennifer Bieman, The London Free Press

Jennifer Bieman is an award-winning multimedia journalist at the London Free Press and a graduate of the Masters of Arts in Journalism program at Western University. Previously, Jennifer worked as a staff reporter at the St. Thomas Times-Journal and news writer and editor at Sun News Network. Jennifer was the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Greg Clark Award, allowing her delve into how fire marshals and commissioners investigate fires and shape public policy.

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Newly sworn in Ontario Premier Doug Ford greets people outside of Queen's Park in Toronto, Ont. on Friday June 29, 2018. (Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia Network)

Doug Ford's cabinet includes four London-region MPPs

Southwestern Ontario will have more cabinet muscle at Queen's Park than it's had in a generation, with four London-area MPPs cracking Doug Ford's inner circle, including two in key economic posts and another in the massive education system.

Jaia Samant, Macy Pepper and Rayna McClintock, left to right, all on the London Devilettes atom squad, watch the preceding game before hitting the ice Friday for their game at the Western Fair Sports Centre in London during the London Devilettes hockey tournament. The tournament, at arenas across the city, has attracted 183 teams and 2,900 players, plus their families and coaches, from across Ontario, with some U.S. teams as well. The finals in the 28th annual tournament run Sunday at Western Fair District. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

Trailblazing local girls hockey program shutting down

A local girls hockey program that was among the first wave established in Southwestern Ontario in the 1970s, helping to set the stage for the sport’s explosive growth among young women, is shutting down.

The strike of faculty at Fanshawe College continues in London. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

Stalemate turns to surprise as talks resume in college strike

After a 17-day stalemate that cancelled classes for more than a half million students and pushed 12,000 instructors to the picket line, the union and colleges are heading back to the bargaining table in an unexpected move that caught one labour analyst by surprise.