Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, Aug. 25/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-St Thomas Mens Soccer Semifinal – Aylmer v Southwold, 6:30, Athletic Park

(Tue. Result – Southwold 2 Aylmer 1, game one of two games series)

-TriCounty Fastball Playoffs -Pt Burwell hosts Norwich, 8:30 pm

 

 

Sat – Straffordville WatermelonFest

 

 

STRAFFORDVILLE WATERMELONFEST

 

(Information from Rose Gardner) – The annual Straffordville Watermelon Fest will be held Saturday. Key events include: Fireman’s breakfast at the Straffordville Firehall beginning at 7 am, a car show, a parade at 10 am, a seed spitting contest, a children’s bike decoration contest at 11 am, karaoke at noon, a petting zoo, a reptile show, Birds of Prey demonstration, Martial Arts Demonstration at noon, a watermelon eating contest and the family movie ‘Zootopia’ at dusk.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Ashton, (Gertrude) Josephine of St. Thomas passed away Wednesday in her 98th year. Wife of the late Donald Ashton(1992). Survivors: three children including Clifford Ashton(Lauree) of RR2, Aylmer etc.. She was a lifelong resident of Malahide. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am.

 

-Fruin, Rod, of Carrollton Georgia, formerly of Aylmer, passed away August 13, aged 63.

 

 

LYME DISEASE IN BAYHAM

 

(Contributed) – Elgin St. Thomas Public Health is advising residents to take precautions while outdoors after receiving notification that a resident from Bayham has tested positive for Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick. Once a tick is infected, it may transmit the Lyme Disease- causing bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, to humans through a bite. Although the majority of ticks identified in Elgin County are dog ticks, residents should take precautions to protect themselves while outdoors.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD SQUIRTS ARE CHAMPS

 

(Contributed by Tanya Ostrander) – Springfield Brewers Squirt Boys Tier 1 were named OR Champs recently with a win over Paris to take the series in 2 games. The first round was against Dunnville and the second against Norwich. Brewers were undefeated throughout. Also the boys won their league championship in a hard fought tournament where they faced New Hamburg in the finals and won 9 to 2. Again the boys were undefeated throughout tournament. Team members include: Zach Winkworth, Caleb Martin, Ty Cadotte, Logan Cummings, Ryan Smith, Fisher Ward, Tyler DeSerrano, Branden Ostrander, Jaxon Doxtater, Holden Gibbons, Dustin Farrow, Seth VanBommel and Coaches Todd Winkworth, Adam Martin, Greg Ward, and Doug Gibbons.

 

 

AYLMER FAIR RECAP

 

(Information from Aylmer Fair Board Secretary Elaine Earhart) – “The fair was very well attended however the heat and humidity were excessive and kept some people home. There was a bit of rain but that never stops the Derby crowds. Overall the fair was once again a great success with all the new ideas. Our new Senior Ambassador is Kali Kellington and the Junior Ambassador is McKenzie Wiebe.

 

 

AYLMER FIRE CALLS

 

-Aug. 22, about 6 pm – called to a burning complaint on Dufferin St.

-Aug. 23, about 11:30 am – fire alarms @ John St. N. property, false alarm

-Aug. 23, about noon – called to a report of an MVC at Wellington & Talbot St. W.

 

 

WEEKLY SAFE BEACHES REPORT 

 

(From Elgin St.Thomas Health Unit) – The water at the following beaches in East Elgin is tested weekly by Elgin St. Thomas Public Health for the presence of high levels of bacterial contamination: Springwater Conservation Area, Port Bruce, Port Burwell Main Beach and Port Burwell Provincial Park. As of Friday, only Springwater posted as Unsuitable for Swimming as a result of high levels of bacterial contamination.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

EEC COMPLEX MANAGER RESIGNS

Theresa Klachan, General Manager of the EEC Complex since 2004, resigned recently. Said Aylmer Administrator Jenny Reynaert on plans for her replacement: “Regarding future plans, there is a joint council meeting and EECC interim board meeting scheduled on September 2. I expect there to be discussions/direction regarding the vacancy at this meeting.”

 

MALAHIDE ELECTROCUTION FATALITY

HARRIETSVILLE – A 50-year-old London man is dead after he came in contact with some live electrical wires while trimming a tree in north Malahide yesterday around 3:30 pm. The incident occurred just south of here at a private residence on Avon Dr. just east of Imperial Rd.. The man (name withdrawn pending notification of next of kin) was on an aluminum ladder trimming some branches for the residence owner, a friend, when he somehow came in contact with live electrical wires. He was taken to hospital in London where he was later pronounced deceased.

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

Pt. Burwell (4-17) and Straffordville (1-21) finished in 11th and 12th places respectively in the 12 team TriCounty Fastball League this year. Straffordville was ousted in the ‘B’ playoffs in three straight games by Woodstock. Pt. Burwell leads their ‘B’ playoff 2 games to 1 over Norwich with game four tonight.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Aug. 23/16

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish WED.

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Edison Museum Information meeting; 7pm; Family Restaurant Vienna 

-Aylmer v Southwold, St.Thomas Mens Soccer semi, 6:30 pm, Athletic Park

 

-Sat – Straffordville WatermelonFest

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Thiessen, Heinrich “Henry” of Aylmer passed away August 14 in his 57th year. Survivors: wife Getruda (Wiebe)Thiessen; five children etc.. He was born in Mexico. The service was held Thursday; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Oud, Peter of Woodstock and formerly of Aylmer passed away Saturday in his 58th year. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7-9 pm where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11 am.

 

 

HEAT ALERT WAS AUG 9-12

 

The Elgin St Thomas Health Unit issued a Heat Alert for August 9-12. The Health Unit sent out a Heat Warning because Environment and Climate Change Canada predicted hot humid weather for that period.

 

 

AYLMER HOSTS ONT. JR. HORSESHOES

 

(By Keith Lindsay) – The Ontario Horseshoe Junior Championships were held August 13 at the EEC Complex. Players from the EECC (Aylmer) Horseshoe Club did very well taking three out of four championships. In the Cadet ‘A’ girls division, Sarah Nooren recaptured her 1st place finish for the second year with a perfect 6 wins and 0 losses. Taking second place was first year player Emma Calhoun with 4 wins, 2 losses. In third place was Elora Chambers with 4 wins, 2 losses. In the Cadet ‘A’ Boys Division, first year player Caden Lindsay took 1st place with 2 wins and 4 losses. In the Junior ‘A’ Division girls, Stacey Pond took first place with 5 straight wins and 0 losses. This makes eight straight years that our Junior girls have won the Ontario Championships. Taking second place was Kelsey Antonissen with 3 wins and 2 losses. In third place was Kaylee Nooren with 1 win and 4 losses. In the Junior ‘A’ Boys Division our Junior Boys have won this trophy for the past 8 years (but were not successful this year). Taking second place was Alex Antonissen with 2 wins and 3 losses. In third place was our first year Junior player Braden Morris.

 

On Saturday July 30 the EECC Horseshoe Club held the Junior Ontario Doubles Championships. In the Cadet ‘A’ Division two first year players pulled off a come from behind win. Emma and Alanah Calhoun lost their first two games and then won their next four games to take first place. Second place, with 3 wins and 3 losses were Aryanna Lockyer and Elora Chambers. Taking third place with 3 wins and 3 losses were Sarah Nooren and another first year player, 4 year old Danielle Lockyer. In the Junior ‘A’ Division, Stacey Pond and first year player Kyle Layt won first place with 6 straight wins and 0 losses. Taking third place were partners Kelsey Antonissen and first year player Braden Morris.

 

 

AYLMER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

 

(Information on road projects in town this summer is from Rod Tapp, Aylmer Director of Operations)

1-What is happening at the corner of Fath and John Streets with the Bradley Creek bridge?

Elgin is replacing the culvert on John Street south at Bradley Creek. It began in mid July and is expected to be finished by mid-September. The road will be open during construction, however it will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic signals. The existing culvert was more than 100 years old and required replacement. This project is part of a multi-year coordination of projects along John Street between the Town of Aylmer and the County of Elgin, beginning with water line replacements in previous years and ending with asphalt resurfacing of John Street planned for 2017.

2-How soon for the completion of the Water St Sewer project?

Water Street is expected to be completed before the end of August. All underground infrastructure works are complete. Curb was poured recently, sidewalks are scheduled to be formed/poured with asphalt and sod/reinstatement to follow. The entire job, including asphalt is scheduled to be completed in its entirety this year.

3-Any other road projects in town this summer?

Caverly Road – final lift of Asphalt has been completed. Also, Surface Treatment – Spruce St./ Pine St. S / South St. E. – all completed earlier this summer

 

 

AYLMER IN SOCCER SEMIFINALS

 

Aylmer (9-6 in the regular season) sidelined Talbotville in a quarter final series in the St.Thomas Mens Soccer league last week. Tuesdy they won 3-2 and Thursday were victors by a 6-1 count. They now face Southwold in a two game semifinal with the first game tonight and game two on Thursday, both at 6:30 pm at Athletic Park in St.Thomas.

 

 

FENCING AROUND FORMER STEENS’ STORE

 

(Information on the fencing which went up earlier this summer on the sidewalk in front of the former Steens’ Cigar Store on Talbot St. east is from Aylmer Administrator Jennifer Reynaert) – “The fencing has been erected (by the town) to ensure protection of public safety and private property while the condition of the building is being investigated.”

 

 

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MONDAY, Aug. 22/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tue -Edison Museum Information meeting; 7pm; Family Restaurant Vienna 

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Hayes, Danny Sr., of Arizona and formerly of Aylmer, passed away on July 7 in his 99th year. He served in the RCAF from 1940 to 1946 at Aylmer, St. Thomas, Fingal and Arnprior bases. Survivors: wife Bertha Marie and one son Don (Barbara) etc..

 

-Lamers, William John “Billy” of St. Thomas passed away August 11, aged 20. Survivors: mother Melissa Lamers etc.. The funeral service was held at the Kebbel Funeral Home on  August 16.

 

-Stewart, Jenna of Eden passed away on August 9 in her 29th year. Survivors: parents Estelle and Brian Stewart of Eden etc.. The funeral was held on August 14 at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg.

 

-Allen, Helen Mae of Chartwell Home Aylmer passed away August 6 in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Allen (1981). Survivors: six children including Kenneth S. (Diane) Allen and Michael (Marie) Allen both of Lyons etc.. The funeral was held on August 10 at the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Porch, Irene Barbara of Delhi passed away on August 6, aged 86. Survivors: four children including Irene Rochus (Martin) of Aylmer etc.. The funeral was held on August 12 at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg.

 

-Pimsl, Charles Karl of St. Thomas passed away August 11th in his 87th year. Husband of the late Elisabeth (Neukamm) Pimsl. Survivors: two children including Barbara Horeth (Martin) of Aylmer etc.. The funeral service was held on Saturday at Williams Funeral Home St.Thomas.

 

 

HANG GLIDER ACCIDENT IN BAYHAM

 

(From Bayham Fire Chief Randy White) – “On August 13 while flying on Lake Shore Line, a glider pilot grazed a power pole cross arm with his elbow causing a minor injury. He was recovered by his friends but the glider was hung up in on the pole.  Pt. Burwell Fire Services were called. The glider was brought down by hydro crews. Certainly any time an object comes into contact with live wires, there is a danger of electrocution. For this particular incident, the danger was minimal based on where contact was made.”

 

 

PT BURWELL WATER TOWER USE RESUMES

 

(Information from Rob Johnson, Malahide Director of Physical Operations on Thursday) “I am very pleased to report that the Pt. Burwell Water Tower was placed back into service yesterday and the water restrictions have now been lifted.”

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

-Aug 17, Station 2 Straffordville, Medical Assist on Heritage Line

-Aug 19, Station 2 Straffordville, Medical Assist on Plank Rd.

-Aug 19, Both, MVC on Talbot Line near Culloden Rd. Motorcycle, no injuries.

-Aug 20, Station 2 Straffordville, Medical Assist on Plank Rd.

-Aug 22, Both, MVC on Richmond Rd, Motorcycle, minor injuries

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– August 16, 2016, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– August 18, 2016, Station #3, #2, Ashton Street, Medical Assist

– August 21, 2016, Station #2, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– August 22, 2016, Station #4 Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

 

August 9, 2016, Station #2, Rogers Road, Medical Assist

– August 9, 2016, Station #2, #1, #3 and #4, Springer Hill Road, Fire

– August 10, 2016, Station #2, assisted by Station #1, Talbot Line, MVC

– August 12, 2016, Station #3 Pressey Line, Fire

– August 14, 2016, Station # 3, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist.

 

 

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MONDAY, Aug. 15/16

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again August 22

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Sat – Aylmer Cornfest

-All Weekend -Springwater: Fred Eaglesmith

 

 

TWO EAST ELGIN MEN KILLED IN ACCIDENT

 

(From London Radio 980 News) – Elgin County OPP say two men died following a multi-vehicle crash on Highbury Ave. on Friday morning, August 5. Police say a dump truck was traveling northbound on Highbury Ave., just south of Ferguson Line, and veered into the southbound lane and struck a car and then struck a pickup truck head on – the pickup truck had been driving behind the car. The driver of the pickup truck, 47-year-old David Guenther of Bayham, was taken to hospital in critical condition and succumbed to his injuries. A passenger in the pickup truck, 20-year-old Hakeem Krahn of Malahide, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck, a 42-year-old male from London, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later discharged.

OBITUARIES:

-Guenther, David of Eden passed away as the result of an automobile accident on August 5, 2016 in his 48th year. Survivors: wife Karen (Brown) Guenther; three children including Adam Guenther of Eden etc… He was born in Mexico and was a farm mechanic with Penner Farm Services(Agri Sales) for many years and recently operated Guenther Pool and Spa. The funeral service was held Friday; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

-Krahn, Hakeem Parnell Jeremiah passed away suddenly as the result of an automobile accident on August 5 at the age of 20. Survivors: parents Herman and Maribel, siblings Moriah and Elijah etc.. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Bradley St. Church of God in Aylmer. Arrangements with the Brock & Visser Funeral Home Thamesford.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Berdan, Donald Leroy of Orwell passed away Friday in his 85th year. Survivors: wife Rose (Chase) Berdan; seven children including Daniel Berdan(Rebecca) of Orwell, Kevin “Dennis” Berdan(Brenda) of Aylmer; 25 grandchildren etc.. He was born in Springfield, was a longtime resident of Orwell and co-owned Berdan Paving. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am. 

 

-Hiemstra, Jantje “Janny” of Aylmer passed away Thursday in her 88th year. Wife of the late Wytze Hiemstra (2015). Survivors: three children including Rick Hiemstra (Cathy), Lynn O’Brien and Charlie Hiemstra (Patty) all of Aylmer etc.. She was born in the Netherlands. A service was held Saturday; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home. 

 

 

AYLMER CORNFEST SAT.

 

(Contributed) – The annual Aylmer Cornfest will be held downtown on Saturday. There will be childrens’ activities in Balmoral Park from 10 am-2 pm, wagon rides, face painting, a corn bbq over the lunch hour and the Derrick Drover Band will perform from 11 am-1 pm. As well, there will also be sidewalk sales from participating merchants.  New this year is Paint on the Patio at the Family Central Restaurant starting at 10 am (For only $35, a corn inspired art piece to paint plus a snack – Contact the Family Central to book your seat).

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

-Aug 8th, medical assist for Station 1 Port Burwell on North St. in Vienna

-Aug 9th, medical assist for Station 2 Straffordville on Plank Rd.

-Aug 9th, on Vienna Line for Station 1 Port Burwell – “Kitten Trapped”

(Information from Chief Randy White) – “The kitten was only a few weeks old and somehow got trapped between concrete steps and the house. She was hopelessly wedged in and the owner heard her cries. After trying to dig around the steps, he called into the municipal office who in turn dispatched me. The situation required some heavy duty rescue tools so Port Burwell station responded. Heavy rescue air bags were used to push the steps away from the house (the owner graciously gave permission). The kitten was rescued and taken to the Imperial Rd. Animal Hospital (Aylmer). She was rehydrated and supplied with some powdered milk, food, and syringes. A foster parent in Tillsonburg took in the kitten and diligently began nursing her back to health. Things seemed to be going good but Friday morning she appeared to be in distress so was taken to another vet for assessment. It turned out her injuries while trapped had been worse than feared. She was put down to put an end to her suffering.”

-Aug 12th, medical assist on Ottergate Line for Station 2 Straffordville.

-Saturday, Station 1 Port Burwell paged for wires down on Lake Shore Line. A glider got caught up in a hydro pole. The pilot was helped clear by fellow pilots, there were no injuries and no damage. Fire and hydro were called to assist.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Aug. 4/16

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again AUGUST 15

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

–(No Bayham), Malahide 7:30 pm Council

– TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Glanworth, 8pm

– St.Thomas Mens Soccer – Aylmer hosts Southwold, 7 pm (Talbotville)

 

-Fri – TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Burgessville, 8 pm

-Sun -TriCounty Fastball – Pt Burwell hosts Harwood, 8 pm

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Buck, William “Bill” Vernie of Aylmer passed away Tuesday at the age of 66. Survivors: wife Francis (Collins) Buck; two children etc.. Bill lived in Springfield and Aylmer for many years and was a retired employee of the Aylmer Express. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Thursday August 11 from 7-9 pm. Interment will be at a later date.

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WEEKLY SAFE BEACHES REPORT 

 

(From Elgin St.Thomas Health Unit) – The water at the following beaches in East Elgin is tested weekly by Elgin St. Thomas Public Health for the presence of high levels of bacterial contamination: Springwater Conservation Area, Port Bruce, Port Burwell Main Beach and Port Burwell Provincial Park. As of Friday, no beaches posted as Unsuitable for Swimming as a result of high levels of bacterial contamination.

 

 

EAST ELGIN HEAT ALERT

 

(Contributed) – The Elgin St Thomas Health Unit is issuing a Heat Alert for August 4-5. The Health Unit is sending out a Heat Warning because Environment and Climate Change Canada is predicting hot humid weather for the rest of the week. The Health Unit sends out a heat warning when the weather forecast calls for the following conditions: two days or more in a row: a daytime high temperature that is above 31 without the nighttime temperature cooling down below 20 or a humidex reading greater than 40 degrees Celsius.

 

 

BEE BEARD EVENT ‘CUT’ 

 

(Information from Clovermead) – “After 10 years of the annual Bee Beard Competition, we have chosen to move the Honey Festival into the month of August and do a bee beard demonstration each Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, at 2:30 pm. Each Saturday we will take a photo of the brave bearded champion and have a staggered competition between the four Saturdays to see who has the Champion Bee beard of the year. Voting will be done on the Clovermead Facebook page; the winner will get their name engraved on our bee beard trophy along with the bragging rights. Our Honey Festival has the honey harvest, candle dipping, wagon rides, the brand new A-Mazing Corn Maze, Sticky the Bear and Princess Bee, dress as a beekeeper, kids “B” craft and face painting.”

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO:

 

EARLY LEARNING CENTRE OPENS IN AYLMER

The Early Learning Centre officially opened its Aylmer branch yesterday. It is located in a separate wing at the back of the Full Gospel Church on Talbot St. east. Aylmer Director Lindsay Vlasic said that the centre, which was just erected in the past year and opened in May, has 28 children presently. They will be full to capacity with 52 children and ten staff members in September. They have three areas for children – toddler, infant and preschool – and can accommodate children up to age 12. The Centre has three operations in St.Thomas and one in Pt. Burwell. Added Lindsay: “We knew there was a need for this facility and we’re happy to accommodate.” Aylmer has not had a licenced day care institution for some twenty years and the St.Thomas centre had been looking for a large Aylmer site for about ten years. Some private homes have been licenced in town previously.

 

 

AYLMER FAIR NEXT THURDAY

 

(Information on the Aylmer Fair which begins next Thursday is from Elaine Earhart, Secretary-Manager – a key addition is that the Fair will now run four days:) – “This year is our 170th year so the Board decided to celebrate with an extra day dedicated to families with admission being by donation (of a canned good) on Thursday. The admission prices have stayed the same as last year. Standard Gate Admission for Saturday and Sunday is $7 for 13 & over, $3 for 6-12, and children 5 & under are free. Parking is $2. We have added a lot of new activities. Campbell’s Amusements are on the grounds, and all day ride vouchers are available now for $20 until Wednesday Aug 10th; pick up your voucher from the Fairgrounds office, Elgin Feeds, or Downtown variety.

 

Thursday has fireworks. Friday is Kid’s Day, children 12 and under get in free until 6pm. We have events and activities that are special to each day, like Sport Dog Shows and Demos, Ultimutts, Vogel Joy, Old Fashioned Games, Children’s Events, Cattle Shows, Horse Shows etc.. Opening Ceremonies will be taking place on Friday night with the Garage Challenge (timed repair challenge between local repair shops), Dignitary Challenge, and crowning of the Junior and Senior Ambassadors. There’s the Demolition Derby on Saturday night. Sunday hosts the Baby Shoe and An Antique Tractor Pull all day. Other activities: bounce around in a Human Bubble, take a spin in the back of a Monster Truck or watch the other three crush some cars, hop on the free horse drawn wagon, shoot ’em up at Crazy Bill’s Paint Ball, and stop by to see Dotsy the Clown, Val the Snake Lady, spray paint painting, and the Petting Zoo or Pony rides.  Of course, there’s always the classic Junior Fair, Home Craft, Agriculture, Poultry, 4H, and School Exhibits and Displays.”

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu – Bayham 7pm, Malahide 7:30 pm: Councils

-Thu – TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Glanworth, 8pm

-Thu -St.Thomas Mens Soccer – Aylmer hosts Southwold, 7 pm (Talbotville)

-Fri – TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Burgessville, 8 pm

-Sun -TriCounty Fastball – Pt Burwell hosts Harwood, 8 pm

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-McAra, Robert “Bob” of Eden passed away Wednesday July 20 at the age of 68 years. Survivors: five children etc.. The funeral was held Saturday, July 23; arrangements with Ostrander’s Funeral Home Tillsonburg.

 

 

PERCH FISHING AT PORT BRUCE

 

(Information on the perch fishing season at Port Bruce this summer is from Richard Drouin, Lead Management Biologist of the Lake Erie Management Unit for the OMNR) – “The Lake Erie Management Unit works collaboratively with our US partners and stakeholders like the Ontario Commercial Fisheries Association to monitor and track Yellow Perch trends.  For Yellow Perch, the fisheries management agencies have identified 4 separate Management Units – Port Bruce, Port Burwell and Port Stanley area fall within Management Unit 3 (MU3). Agency biologists did observe some declining trends in MU3 with observed decreases in angler and commercial catch rates and harvest and a slight decline in adult abundance in our independent fall survey. However, there was an increase in age 1 (juvenile yellow perch) in this fall survey. Trends for Yellow Perch abundance for Management Unit 3 have been decreasing for the past few years; however, our estimates indicate that 2016 Yellow Perch abundance is similar to last year. To promote stability in the fishery, the OM of Natural Resources and Forestry announced in March a 5% reduction in Yellow Perch quotas for MU3.”

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

-July 25, Station 1 Port Burwell – power lines down on Victoria/Wellington St.

-July 25, Station 2 Straffordville – medical assist on Sandytown Rd.

-July 25, Station 2 Straffordville – medical assist on Ottergate Line.

-July 30, both stations – Heritage Line; off road vehicle stuck, overheated catching fire.

-July 31, Station 1 Port Burwell – medical call on Nova Scotia Line.

-Aug 1, Station 1 Port Burwell – medical call on the beach at the provincial park.

 

 

PT BURWELL WATER TOWER UPDATE

 

(Information from Malahide Director of Physical Operations Rob Johnson) – “With the hot humid weather and the rain events we had (last) week, progress on the Tower has slowed. Based on the latest construction schedule provided by the contractor, I have extended the water restrictions to August 8. There have been days that the contractor is unable to paint or has been required to wait until the afternoon before they can start. The epoxy and urethane coats are now finished and all that remains is the high gloss finish coat.”

 

 

NO POLICE WHEN STOPLIGHTS OUT

 

In response to some concerns about no police presence at the main stoplights on July 22 when the hydro was out across town, Police Chief Andre Reymer reiterated the following: “The Highway Traffic Act makes all lights 4 way stops. We couldn’t do all the intersections anyway. Other cities don’t do it either. We had no accidents and the public did well.”

 

 

ELGIN PLOWING MATCH SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

(Information is from Katherine Thompson, Elgin County Marketing CoOrdinator) – Of the three recipients of this year’s annual Elgin International Plowing Match Legacy Agricultural Scholarships one is from Malahide – Amy Reymer. In 2011, the county created this $50,000 scholarship fund to be distributed over 10 years; the money is the legacy left from the 2010 International Plowing Match hosted by Elgin. Ms. Reymer, who receives $1250, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. Her award winning essay focused on raising awareness about the importance of agriculture and better ways to engage youth in agricultural issues.

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS:

 

-ST.THOMAS MENS SOCCER  – Aylmer (9-4) 1 Railway City 0; Aylmer 7 Elgin Arsenal 0

 

-TRICOUNTY FASTBALL – Innerkip 8 Straffordville (1-19) 0; Innerkip 7 PtBurwell (4-17) 6

 

 

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TUESDAY, Aug. 2/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu -Bayham 7pm, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

DR. CRESSWELL ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY

-Cresswell, Dr. William of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 91st year. Husband of the late Jean (Eberle) Cresswell(2011). Survivors: four children including Deborah Woods and Robert Cresswell(Joan) of Aylmer etc.. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at Guelph in 1948 and started the Aylmer Veterinary Clinic in 1949. He was a founder of the Pleasant Valley Golf Club and the Aylmer Curling Club. He was a former member of the Aylmer Fair Board, Aylmer P.U.C. and Past President and Life Member of the Aylmer Optimist Club. He was President of the Ontario Municipal Electrical Association and the Ontario Water Works Association. The funeral service was held Saturday; arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Klooster, Cornelia “Corrie” of Belmont passed away Wednesday in her 76th year. Wife of the late John Klooster(2007). Survivors: two children, sister Louise Weverink (Henk) of Aylmer etc..  She was born in the Netherlands and worked at Westminster Mutual Insurance Company in Belmont. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church today at 11 am; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Knight, “Bud” Herbert of St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away Sunday in his 88th year. Survivors: wife Betty (Lang) Knight of Aylmer; three children including Michael Knight(Cindy) and Marianne Lovell of Aylmer etc.. Bud was the second of 3 generations of police officers and served 34 years, including 13 years with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department and 21 years as a permanent Instructor at the Ontario Police College (OPC). Bud was instrumental in helping to form the Committee of Youth Officers. He also served in the Royal Canadian Navy. The funeral service will be held at the Kebbel funeral home today at 1:30 pm.

 

-Martens, Helena of Aylmer passed away July 23 in her 95th year. Wife of the late Isaak Martens. Survivors: two children etc.. She was born in Saskatchewan. The funeral service was held July 26; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– July 19, 2016, Station #1, Vienna Line, Medical Assist

– July 19, 2016, Station #4, Avon Drive, Medical Assist

– July 22, 2016, Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– July 22, 2016, Station #1, Colin Street, Medical Assist

– July 25, 2016, Station #2 , #1, John Wise Line, MVC

– July 27, 2016, Station #3, Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– July 28, 2016, Station #2, Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– July 29, 2016, Station #3, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 29, 2016, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– July 31, 2016, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– July 31, 2016, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

 

 

AYLMER FIRE REPORT

 

-July 18th, approx. 2 pm,  called to alarm malfunction on Talbot St. N.

-July 26, appr. 6 am, called to a vehicle fire on Sydenham St. E., electrical components overheating

-July 27, appr. 8 am,  called to a different alarm sounding on Talbot St. N. accidentally activated by construction crew

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

-July 19, Station 1 Port Burwell was called out for a burn complaint on Lakeshore Line

-July 20, Both stations sent to MVC on Nova Scotia Line. Single vehicle rollover, minor injuries to single occupant

-July 20, MVC involving 2 vehicles on Talbot Line at Culloden. Minor injuries.

-July 24, Station 2 Straffordville required for medical assist on Heritage Line.

 

 

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THURSDAY, July 21/16

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again on AUGUST 2

 

TUESDAY – MNR SEEKING ILLEGAL FISH SELLER

 

(Contributed) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person or persons selling angler-caught fish in the Aylmer area. Conservation officers are investigating after receiving numerous complaints from the public that angler-caught fish are being sold in the Aylmer area. It’s illegal to sell fish caught by sport fishing in Ontario. This protects Ontario’s fish populations as well as the health of Ontarians since angler-caught fish are not subject to food safety and quality inspections. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time.

 

MONDAY – AYLMER HYDRO OUT AGAIN

 

(Information from Tim Stafford of Hydro One) –  South Aylmer and parts of Malahide were without power again today – from around 6 am to Noon – as the morning storm with accompanying high winds downed many poles and left some 2200 customers in the dark.

 

FRIDAY – AYLMER HYDRO OUT

 

(Information from Tim Stafford of Hydro One) – “Approx. 4100 customers affected by the outage on a 115,000 volt line feeding Aylmer and Tillsonburg today. Tillsonburg was out approx. an hour in places and Aylmer for 4 hrs in places. Customers were restored in stages. The problem was a failed cross arm on a twin pole structure at Lyons. Caused by lightning damage from a prior storm.”

 

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Bayham Council 7pm (Malahide Council CANCELLED)

-St Thomas Mens Soccer – Aylmer hosts Elgin Arsenal, 7pm, St.T. Athletic Field

 

-Sun – TriCounty Fastball – Innerkip Eagles at Straffordville, 8 pm

-Sun – TriCounty Fastball – Innerkip Expos at Pt Burwell, 8 pm

 

 

EAST ELGIN HEAT WARNING

 

The Elgin St.Thomas Health Unit is sending out a Heat Warning for Thursday-Sunday because Environment and Climate Change Canada is predicting hot humid weather for the rest of the week.

 

 

AYLMER FIREWORKS DAMAGE

 

AYLMER – About 20 residents of Elgin Estates in Aylmer, located just east of the EEC Complex,  complained to Police of damage the day after the July 1st fireworks organized by the Aylmer Kinsmen Club at the Complex. Andy Beck of the Kinsmen Club gave this response: “We heard of some complaints from nearby homes. We believe the unusual north wind was a factor. In our many years with the same professional fireworks company, we’ve never had an issue. We will work with the supplier and see if we can move the launch area on the flats behind the Complex for next year, depending on wind direction.”

 

He added: “We didn’t count attendance but a number of Kinsmen felt there were more people out than usual for the fireworks. We were very happy with the performance overall but we found out the cost of fireworks has risen 20 percent since last year. We’ll be looking to add more displays into the future, especially for Canada’s sesquicentennial next year. We want to make sure our club and everyone watching gets the best “bang” for their bucks.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-McEwen, Audrey June of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Walter McEwen (1968). Survivors: five children including Kenneth McEwen, Jeanette Wallis (Richard) and Christopher McEwen, all of Aylmer etc.. She was born in Charguniche, India. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am.

 

-Kennedy, Cecil Carl of Tillsonburg passed away Monday at the age of 80 years. Survivors: wife Barbara (Taylor) Kennedy of Aylmer; two children; sister Margaret Rose (Earl) of Richomond etc.. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg today from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held there Friday at 11 am.

 

 

AYLMER DRUMMER, MUSICIAN AT FESTIVAL

 

HARRIETSVILLE – Singer Rose Cora Perry and her band, with Aylmer native Tyler Randall as drummer, will perform Friday at 8 pm at the Sprits of the Earth Festival, which began Tuesday at Peacekeeper Park near Harrietsville. According to organizer Tameika, this is the 14th year for the event and the second year at Peacekeeper Park, located on Avon Road close to Lake Whittaker Conservation Area.  They usually draw around 100 people. The purpose of the festival is “to inspire and empower others to reach their highest potential to live more positive and happier lives…with  opportunities to learn about different paths and obtain new skills.” She added: “We offer a wide range of workshops throughout the day, nightly concerts, a full children’s agenda and camping. This year we have Scott Brunelle (of Aylmer), Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold, Doghouse Rose, the Kate Channer Band, and Sharon Knight performing and workshops that include yoga, meditations, holistic healing modalities, henna, etc.” (More details can be found on the website www.spiritsfest.com ).

 

(Contributed) – Rose Cora Perry was raised in London where she continues to reside. This will be her debut in Harrietsville as a performer. Rose’s live band, “The Truth Untold” is a high energy melody-driven rock duo – the album’s genre is what she defines as “acoustic alternative”. She is a former frontwoman of the band, Anti-Hero. Tyler has been a member of Rose’s band since they formed in January. Rose has a new album out, “Onto the Floor”. Some of Rose’s career highlights include: performing at the SCENE Music Fest, performing in front of audiences of over 500,000,  a guest Artist Invitee for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards and having albums ranked in the Top #100 Radio Charts by Earshot.

 

 

MNR, AYLMER POLICE INVESTIGATION

 

Abpit a dpzem Almer Police officers and MNR officials were active at this residence at the corner of Chestnut and Myrtle on Tuesday afternoon; the MNR reported that their investigation is still ongoing and offered no information (kb)

About ten Aylmer Police officers and MNR officials were active at this residence at the corner of Chestnut and Myrtle Streets on Tuesday afternoon; the MNR reported that their investigation is still ongoing and offered no report as yet. The Aylmer Police said they were present to support the MNR. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS:

 

-ST.THOMAS MENS SOCCER  – Aylmer (7-4) 3 Talbotville 0; Aylmer 3 Elgin Arsenal 1

 

-TRICOUNTY FASTBALL – Hickson 15 Straffordville (1-17) 3; Hickson 7 PtBurwell (4-13) 0

 

 

PT BURWELL WATER TOWER UPDATE

 

(From Rob Johnson, Malahide Director of Physical Operations) – “With the hot humid weather, progress on the Tower has slowed. The main factor is the elevated relative humidity. The specifications require that the relative humidity be less than 85% and improving before the paint can be applied. There have been days that the contractor is unable to paint or has been required to wait until the afternoon before they can start. As a result, we have had to revise the conservation notice keeping the restriction in place until August 2.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 19/16

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Wednesday

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu -Bayham Council 7pm (Malahide Council CANCELLED)

 

 

AYLMER OPP COSTING PUBLIC MEETING

 

AYLMER – About 20 members of the public as well as five Aylmer councillors attended a 45 minute presentation of an overview of the OPP Municipal Policing Costing Proposal held at the Aylmer Fire Hall last night. Two members of the OPP costing team gave a review of the process involved. Aylmer has established a committee to investigate the possibility of having the OPP provide policing services – a preliminary meeting was held in May. Among highlights revealed last night:

-there are ten municipalities currently considering OPP policing, Aylmer is fifth in that order

-the whole procedure would take 15-22 months before the OPP would take over if Aylmer agreed

-Public hearings on the decision would occur next year at the earliest

-an initial contract would be for 3 years

-In response to a question from Malahide Deputy Mayor Mike Wolfe re-Malahide’s interest in sharing policing with Aylmer, this decision is to be shelved until Aylmer sorts out their own situation.

 

A small crowd gathered at the Aylmer Fire Hall last night for a short outline of how the process of investigating OPP costing for policing in Aylmer would work. (kb)

A small crowd listened at the Aylmer Fire Hall last night to a short outline of how the process of investigating OPP costing for policing in Aylmer would work. (kb)

 

 

MALAHIDE ACCIDENT

 

(From Elgin OPP) – On Friday at approximately 4;30 am the Elgin OPP responded to a single motor vehicle rollover. A SUV was located in a field west of Imperial Road north of Aylmer. The vehicle sustained severe damage and appeared to have rolled over numerous times. The driver, a 21-year-old female from Central Elgin was transported by ambulance to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and subsequently discharged. The driver was charged with careless driving.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Johnston, Marion Edna(nee Van Patter) of London passed away Sunday in her 99th year. Survivors: three children etc.. She was born in Malahide, attended the McDonald Institute at the (now) University of Guelph, and then lived most of her life in Aylmer and was a seamstress. There will be a private ceremony; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

RECENT AYLMER COUNCIL

 

Among decisions made by Aylmer Council at their regular meeting on July 11:

 

-Council authorizes Staff to proceed with the removal of a section of sidewalk on York Street (east side)

 

-With respect to the Report submitted by the Administrator for the application for Amendment to the Town’s Zoning By-law made by Barb and Archie Ginson for lands located at 157 John Street North (formerly NAPA Auto Parts) in order to convert to a bakery; Council establishes a public meeting date for August 8 for this matter

 

-Council approves the tender bid supplied by Disbrowe Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac for $27,860 to supply one new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-up Truck for the Water Department

 

-Council accepts the RFQ bid supplied by Strongco Limited Partnership for $110,800 to supply one new 2016 Case Loader Backhoe Model 580 Super NW/T for the Public Works Department.

 

 

ADDITIONAL NEWS FROM LAST WEEK

 

-Due to the hot and humid weather, the Elgin St Thomas Health Unit issued a Heat Advisory for last Tuesday to Thursday

-Malahide and Bayham lifted their fire bans on Monday July 11 (they had been issued on July 7)

-The Catfish Creek CA issued a Low Water advisory on July 7 which is still in effect

 

 

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MONDAY, July 18/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer OPP Costing Inquiry, Public Meeting; FIRE HALL, 7 pm (No public input)

 

-Thu -Bayham 7pm, Malahide 7:30 pm, Councils

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

-July 6 – Station 1 Port Burwell for a medical assist on Oak St. in Vienna

-July 7 – Both stations, grass fire near Springer Hill and Pressey Rd. False alarm

-July 7 – Station 1 Port Burwell for a medical assist on Brock St. in Port Burwell

-July 11th – Station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Ottergate Line.

-July 12th – Station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Heritage Line

-July 12th – Both stations, grass fire on Victoria St. Port Burwell. False alarm

-July 15th – Both stations to an MVC on Lakeshore Line. Minor injuries.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Peters, Henry of Aylmer passed away July 10 in his 89th year. Husband of the late Susana (Teichroeb) Peters(May 24, 2016). Survivors: eight children etc.. He was born in Mexico. The funeral service was held July 13; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Neufeld, Abram of Aylmer passed away July 15 in his 63rd year. Survivors: three children etc.. He was born in Mexico and was a transport truck driver. The funeral service will be held today at 11 am at the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Nevill, Lois of Tillsonburg, formerly of Vienna, passed away at the age of 87 years on July 7. Wife of the late Albert Nevill (2003).  Survivors: three children including David Nevill (Kelly) of Vienna etc.. The funeral was held July 11 at Ostrander’s Funeral Home in Tillsonburg.

 

-Scott, Christina Jane of St. Mary’s passed away July 12 at the age of 71 years.  Survivors: husband Mervin, two children including Rick Scott (Angie) of Aylmer etc.., Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Memorial Service will be held at Ostranders on Thursday at 11 am.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– July 4, 2016, Station #1, Calton Line, Medical Assist

– July 5, 2016, Station #2. Station #1, Bradley Creek Line, Grass Fire

– July 7, 2016, Station #3, College Line, Burn Complaint

– July 5, 2016, Station #1, Hacienda Road, Burn Complaint

– July 8, 2016, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 8, 2016, Station #1, Sparta Line, Power Lines Down

– July 8, 2016, Station #1, Imperial Road, Power Lines Down

– July 8, 2016, Station #1, Imperial Road, MVC

– July 8, 2016, Station #1, Calton Line, Barn Fire

– July 8, 2016, Station #1, Vienna Line, Power Lines Down

– July 8, 2016, Station #1, Hacienda Road, Power Lines Down

– July 8, 2016, Station #1, Station #3, Calton Line, Power Lines Down

– July 9, 2016, Station #2, Walker Road, Medical Assist

– July 10, 2016, Station #2, Brook Line, Medical Assist

– July 1-, 2016, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– July 10, 2016, Station #3, Imperial Road, Burn Complaint.

– July 11, 2016, Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– July 14, 2016, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 15, 2016, Station #4, Station #3, Imperial Road, MVC

– July 15, 2016, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 15, 2016, Station #2, Imperial Road, MVC

– July 16, 2016, Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, Fire.

 

 

MALAHIDE POWER LINES DOWN JULY 8

 

(Some information from Elgin OPP as well as Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith) – Malahide Fire Services were kept busy on Friday evening, July 8 with several incidents of downed power lines. Said Fire Chief Brent Smith: “We had extremely high winds with rain that came through the area that day, almost like a micro burst in a small narrow corridor that was not experienced anywhere else in the county.” MFS responded to downed lines on Imperial Road, Ron McNeil Line, Sparta Line, Hacienda Road, Vienna Road and Calton Line between 9 and 11 pm. Tim Stafford of Hydro One reported that Aylmer staff with assistance from Simcoe, Beachville and Clinton offices responded to multiple wind, tree and lightning calls in Malahide that night including a pole fire in Copenhagen. Stafford also said there was not much trouble from the storm that hit south Malahide late this past Wednesday evening.

 

As well MFS reported receiving a rash of complaints from residents for illegal burning incidents due to the recent fire ban.

 

 

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