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MONday, mARCh 26, 2018 SECTION B

under a spell

Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press

Eight-year-olds Danielle Arku, left, Zaeem Hossain and Adam Al-Dhaher compete in the 14th Annual London Regional Spelling Bee Sunday at Central high school in London. Arku, a University Heights
elementary school pupil, finished fifth in the primary division for six to eight year olds, Hossain of Eagle Heights school finished second and Al-Dhaher of Al-Taqwa Academy won with the word
“investigate,” taking home $200, a large trophy and the right to represent London at the Spelling Bee of Canada national invitational championships in Toronto on May 6.

Hotels raise red flags over strip Young Knights squad needs
playoff toughness in Game 3
bar’s plans to head south punches.
It was tough enough to lose a
Owner of Golddiggers has applied to shift bar off business.”
Coun. Jared Zaifman represents
hard-fought Game 1 on a winning
Ryan tally that was banked in off goal-
Dundas and move near OPP on Exeter Road the Exeter Road area on city coun- Pyette tender Joseph Raaymakers.
cil. But Game 2 was basically a Shake-
Norman De Bono Exeter Road) area is growing. It is
He said he’s trying to get feed- spearean tragedy on ice, Hamlet
The London Free Press expanding. I hope the city plays The Knights were fired up before
back from residents and business- holding a hockey puck instead of
ball.” the OHL post-season for two ma-
A Dundas Street strip bar that es on the possible move of Gold- Yorick’s skull.
The commercial plaza at 802 Ex- jor reasons.
has generated controversy because diggers and isn’t surprised hotels How else do you describe a team
eter Rd. is across the street from First, they thought their re-
it’s next to a childcare centre may are opposed. that locks down a high-powered of-
the OPP’s London detachment. vamped squad could actually sur-
move to Exeter Road across the “There are concerns about hav- fence for more than half the game,
“It is perfect for the police to prise some people and do some
street from the OPP, but hotels in ing a strip club near hotels,” he then surrenders a final-minute goal
keep an eye on us,” Nikopoulos damage, kind of the way the Wind-
the area say it should stay put. said. “It is very early in the proc- with the goaltender pulled and the
said. “The more police presence, sor Spitfires have so far.
George Nikopoulos owns Gold- ess. There are concerns around sex overtime marker shortly after tak-
the better. It may keep some peo- And second, they knew their
diggers at 2010 Dundas St. He has trafficking in hotels in the area. I ing a too-many-men penalty?
ple away.” young core — the one expected to
applied to the city to move the club, see both sides of it.”
But hotels on Exeter Road, just lead the club back to Memorial Cup See playoffs | A6
formerly called the Royal Lancas- A body rub parlour called Ambi-
east of Wellington Road, oppose contention — would be able to soak
ence operates in the Exeter Road
ter, to 802 Exeter Rd. Golddiggers’ plan to move.
plaza where Golddiggers wants to up all the emotional highs and lows Ohl playoffs
He said developers have ap- “I would prefer it stay where it is. of a playoff run and become better Owen Sound leads best-of-seven
proached him with offers to rede- locate.
It creates a stigma when it is around for the experience. Western quarterfinal 2-0
velop the Dundas site. Orest Katolyk, the city’s chief
hotels,” said David Abraham, gen- So far, we can say one thing for
“This would be a win for the municipal law enforcement officer, Game 3: Monday, 7 p.m. at
eral manager of the Hampton Inn. sure.
city. Finally, after decades, that li- said strip club owners are permit- Budweiser Gardens.
“I have been general manager at a These Knights are learning
cence could be moved from Dun- ted to apply to move a licence.
property close to an establishment how to take some well-placed gut Game 4: Thursday, 7 p.m. at the
das Street,” Nikopoulos said. “(The like that before. It is not good for See golddiggers | A6 Bud.

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