Midday information Roundup – woman charged, neighbours rally after east-end blast

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An explosion rocks Old East Village as the community rallies to support the people displaced. Here’s a midday roundup of all the news you need to know this Thursday.

Free Press reporters have been at the scene of a powerful explosion on Woodman Avenue that injured seven people, including six first responders. Police announced Thursday morning a 23-year-old woman from Kitchener is facing a raft of charges, including four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.

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Noon News Roundup: Woman charged, neighbours rally after east-end blast

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Professional athletes and concussion researchers are in London Thursday for Western University’s See the Line conference. Eric Lindros, a former NHL player whose career was sidelined by the brain injury, greets Dr. Peter Fowler, co-founder and former medical director of Western’s Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, in this August 2014 photo from the annual conference.

Eric Lindros and Dr. Peter Fowler laugh during introductions during a See The Line session on concussion research and awareness at Western University in August 13, 2014. Mike Hensen/The London Free Press

Noon News Roundup: Woman charged, neighbours rally after east-end blast