Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, July 30/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish FRIDAY/MONDAY

 

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tricounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Innerkip, 8:30 pm

 

-Fri-Sun -Pt. Burwell Bayhamfest

-Sun -Free Tim Hortons Public Swimming; 1:30-4:30 pm

 

 

NO BEE BEARD EVENT THIS SUMMER

 

Chris Heimstra of Clovermead reports that they are taking a break from the annual BeeBeard competition held usually at this time – instead a demonstration will occur in September at their honey festival.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Borm, Simonne of Calton passed away Wednesday in her 89th year. Wife of Romain Julien Borm(2010). Survivors: four children including Jerry Borm (Nicole) of Calton, Dan Borm (Donna) and Christine Van Daele (Ken), both of Belmont; sister Marie-Louise Borm (Etienne) of Calton etc.. She was born in Belgium. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held there Saturday at 10:30 am.

 

-Hamminga, Anna Elizabeth of Terrace Lodge Aylmer passed away Tuesday in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Evert Hamminga(2014) and the late John VanHam(1965). Survivors: five children etc.. She was born in The Netherlands. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held there on Friday at 11 am.

 

 

AYLMER MAN CHARGED IN POLICE CHASE

 

AYLMER – (From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP have arrested and charged a 33-year-old Aylmer man after he attempted to evade police yesterday afternoon south of here. The incident began around 3:30 as the OPP were assisting the Aylmer Police Service in attempting to locate the man in regards to an incident in Aylmer. Around 5 pm police observed the male operating a vehicle southbound on Imperial Road near Conservation Line. Police attempted to pull the vehicle over, however the male failed to stop.

 

The male pulled in to the parking lot of Aylmer Garden Nursery and then continued into a farmer’s field almost striking a worker in the field. Police attempted to prevent the vehicle from exiting the field and in the process the fleeing suspect vehicle struck one of the police cruisers. The suspect vehicle then re-entered the field where police lost sight of it. Police contained the area and at approximately 5:30 they received a call from a near-by resident reporting that they had just observed “the man that had been running from police” run through their property. Police along with the OPP K9 Unit searched the property and located the male hiding in a barn. He was arrested without incident. Police charged him with dangerous driving, failing to comply with a Recognizance Order and Flight from Police.

 

NOTES: Aylmer Police Chief Andre Reymer said they were looking for the man because they had concerns due to texts he was sending his family. They alerted police services in the area. Elgin OPP then made contact with the subject and Aylmer Police assisted the OPP with establishing a perimeter until their search was concluded. Aylmer Police have no criminal charges on him.

 

 

SPRINGWATER THIS WEEKEND

 

Laura Ronayne of the Catfish CCA reports Springwater has no hydro sites left for the holiday weekend and there are approximately 20 unserviced sites left. There are no special events planned.

 

 

REMOVAL OF RECENT AYLMER TREES

 

(In response to concerns expressed by a local resident, Aylmer Director of Operations Rod Tapp offers these comments on recent town tree removals) – “The Town of Aylmer is extremely committed and sensitive to tree/forestation preservation. The Town developed a “Tree Management Policy” in 2013 which it strictly adheres to.

Specific concerns:

- Two trees at the corner of Pine/John Sts. Unfortunately, both of these trees had to be removed/cut down because they were deemed a safety/health risk to the general public. Both trees in question were dead/dying due to their age and showed signs of instability and severe rot. The Town while adhering to provincial standards/legislation conducts annual inspections/assessments of all trees on municipal owned property. The Town is liable and required under strict provincial legislation to provide for a high level safety for both motorists and pedestrians when it comes to assessing and dealing with potentially hazardous issues surrounding the planting/maintenance of town trees. Under the Town’s Policy, the abutting property owner will be contacted and offered tree replacements that will be supplied and planted by town staff at a future date (fall/spring).

-Tree @ McGregor Public School. This tree’s removal was unfortunately unavoidable under the John Street Watermain Replacement Project due to the removal of the retaining wall and re-grading of the slope and also to provide for future works planned by the TVSB & school to make the school entrance there accessible.

-In regards to the John Street Watermain Replacement Project, there are a few trees in the west boulevard being removed because the roots were getting cut back significantly due to the location of the watermain trench immediately in front of the curb.

We do give careful attention to trees and required removals during the planning for every project and make provisions to replace all trees that come down as per our Tree Policy. In the case of all construction projects, the municipal road allowance needs to accommodate a lot of utility corridors along with individual services to every lot. Some property owners often decline to accept the new trees with concerns of the trees getting big and endangering their house in the future or the added maintenance of leaves and debris on their lawns and in their eavetroughs etc. The Town of Aylmer is very serious and has been extremely proactive when it comes to reforestation practices. The trees being planted in Aylmer far outnumber the removals due to construction activities and safety/health reasons.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 28/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Wednesday

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

-Thu -Tricounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Innerkip, 8:30 pm

-Fri-Sun -Pt. Burwell Bayhamfest

-Sun -Free Tim Hortons Public Swimming; 1:30-4:30 pm

 

 

AYLMER WORKER INJURED

 

(From the Aylmer Police) - Yesterday at 10:45 am Aylmer Police were dispatched to the Norfolk Co-op on Elm Street in Aylmer in regards to an Industrial Accident. Upon Police arrival Aylmer Fire and Paramedics were on scene and removed a male from a dump trailer that was located by the silos. A 55 year old Aylmer male was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The injured male was an employee and was on top of a truck that was being moved when he came into contact with a chute from a silo. He was knocked into the trailer and EMS were called. The Ministry of Labour has now attended the scene.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Yeck, Donald of Belmont passed away on Saturday in his 80th year. The Belmont Community Park and splash pad were named in his honor, he was a lifetime member of the OHA and worked as the Belmont Arena Manager. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at the Belmont Community Center on Thursday at 11 am.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER

 

-Last week – Railway City 2 Aylmer FC (8-1-2) 1

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

PT BURWELL DROWNING

After three days of searching, Elgin OPP confirm they have recovered the body of the missing 15-year old swimmer, Peter Hildebrandt of Malahide, in Port Burwell. OPP responded three days ago around 5:30 pm along with Bayham Fire and Elgin-St. Thomas Emergency Medical Services to a report of a missing swimmer here. A group of youths were swimming out by the pier on the main beach when they came to a deeper section of the water. One male began to struggle and went under water and the others were having difficulty as well. When the group made it to shore, it was discovered one youth had not returned. A search was conducted but was discontinued later in the night due to weather and water conditions.

 

 

JULY 23 – WEEKLY 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 July 23 no beach is posted as Unsuitable for Swimming.

 

 

NO CIB AGAIN THIS YEAR FOR AYLMER

 

Aylmer Administrator Jennifer Reyneart informs that the town will not be a part again this year of the Communities in Bloom competition – the third successive year that Aylmer has not been entered.

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

-Pt. Burwell (4-11) 17 Norwich 14

-Oxford 10 Straffordville (2-14) 1

 

 

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MONDAY, July 27/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

-Thu -Tricounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Innerkip, 8:30 pm

-Sun -Free Tim Hortons Public Swimming; 1:30-4:30 pm

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Taylor, Raymond Barons of Belmont passed away on Thursday in his 85th year. Predeceased by his wife Joan (2004). Survivors: five children etc. He farmed at Belmont all his life. A celebration of Raymond’s life will be held at the farm of Mark and Josepha Taylor Belmont on Tuesday at 11 am with visitation at 10 am. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Wall, Katharina “Tina” of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 73rd year. Wife of the late Johan “John” Wall (1994). Survivors: two children etc.. She was born in Mexico. The Funeral service was held Saturday; arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Minogue, Gordon of Port Burwell passed away on Wednesday aged 72 years. Survivors: wife Rose (Scriver) Minogue and sister-in-law Mollie (Heinz) Kessler of RR#2 Aylmer etc.. There will be a Private Family Inurnment at a later date. Arrangements through Ostrtander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE DEPT AIDS MAKE-A-WISH

 

(Information from Chris McQuiggan of Bayham Fire Services) - ”We were contacted by the Make-A-Wish foundation in late June asking if we had any volunteers that would have interest in constructing a playhouse for a six-year-old girl from Vienna, who has a a medical condition with cancer. Make A Wish foundation supplied the prefabricated play house which we had to assemble. Within minutes I had nine firefighters who wanted to donate their time. It took approximately four hours to construct and the Make-A-Wish foundation had Centra painters come in and paint the interior and exterior pink. Construction was done on July 16. Our fire service is very much involved in community service but this is the first time we were approached by the Make-A-Wish foundation.”

 

Several members of the Bayham Fire Services are pictured with the playhouse they put together recently for a young cancer patient in Vienna

Several members of the Bayham Fire Services are pictured with the playhouse they put together recently through the Make A Wish foundation for a young cancer patient in Vienna. (Contributed) (CLICK)

 

 

DRIVER CHARGED IN AYLMER ACCIDENT

 

(Update from Aylmer Police) – At 8:30 am Wednesday Aylmer Police responded to a collision at Talbot St. W and St. George St in Aylmer. A 53 yr old male from Aylmer was operating an automobile that collided with a motorcycle being operated by a 66 yr old St.Thomas male. The motorcyclist was seriously injured – he was ejected from his motorcycle and thrown over the vehicle – and transported by ambulance and then airlifted to LHSC with leg and head injuries. He has since been released from hospital. The car driver, who was pulling out on to Talbot from St George and did not see the motorcycle which was travelling east on Talbot, has been charged with failing to yield.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD BALL CHAMPS

 

Springfield Brewers Atom Boys participated recently in ORSA playdowns .  First round was against Six Nations where Springfield won best 2 out of 3 games with 2 straight wins.  Finals vs. Innerkip was a much closer series where Springfield won again 2 straight with final game being a 6-3 win.  Congratulations on some great ball.   Team - Front- Ryan Smith, Fisher Ward 2nd Row- Myles Pratt, Tyler DeSerranno, Gregory Killough, Austin Cook, Branden Ostrander, Tristan Healy 3rd Row- Holden Gibbons, Dustin Farrow, Zachary Winkworth Back Row- Mark McCallum, Greg Ward, Thom Kennedy, Doug Gibbons Absent- Seth VanBommel

Springfield Brewers Atom Boys participated recently in ORSA ‘A’ playdowns. They defeated Innerkip in the finals 6-3 Tuesday. Pictured are: Front- Ryan Smith, Fisher Ward; Middle- Myles Pratt, Tyler DeSerranno, Gregory Killough, Austin Cook, Branden Ostrander, Tristan Healy; Back -Holden Gibbons, Dustin Farrow, Zachary Winkworth; Coaches – Mark McCallum, Greg Ward, Thom Kennedy, Doug Gibbons. Absent- Seth VanBommel. (Contributed) (CLICK)

 

 

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THURSDAY, July 23/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish FRIDAY

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri -Free Eastlink public swimming, 1:30-4 pm

-Sat. -Ont. Junior Singles Horseshoe Championships, 10 am, EEC Complex

-Sun -Tricounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Tavistock, 8pm

-Sun -Tricounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Oxford, 8 pm

 

 

FAITH ZACHARIAS DIVING UPDATE

 

Diver Faith Zacharias of Summers Corners, who had the honour of lighting the flame for the opening of the Pan Am Games in Toronto recently, unfortunately did not qualify for the Pan Am Junior Games, slated for this fall in Cuba, at trials held in Edmonton this past weekend. Faith, a graduate of Summers Corners Public School who attended Banting High School in London this past year to be closer to her training facility, competed at the Junior Elite Nationals in Edmonton and earned a silver in synchro, a bronze in one metre, and a fourth in three metre diving competitions. Said Faith of her Pan Am Games participation: “It was an amazing honour. I loved the thrill and excitement on stage. It was an amazing opportunity and I was able to meet some very influential people.”

 

 

ELGIN OPP EAST ELGIN REPORT:

 

-The OPP have charged a 25-year-old Malahide man with impaired driving after he was involved in a collision on July 12th. The single motor vehicle collision occurred around noon on Imperial Rd. and Sparta Line. A car was travelling north on Imperial Rd. when it crossed over the centre line almost colliding with an oncoming vehicle. It then travelled back into the northbound lane and off the roadway colliding with a large tree. The driver, the lone occupant of the Volkswagen, was transported to hospital as a precaution.

 

-The OPP have charged a 19-year-old Malahide man with stunt driving after police stopped the male going in excess of 110km/hr in a 50km/hr zone on July 15 around 9 am on Wellington Rd. at St. George St. in  Southwold Township. Police were conducting speed enforcement in the area when they observed  a car travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped by police and the driver had his drivers licence seized and was also charged with failing to have insurance.

 

-(From Elgin OPP) – A 40 year old man working as a flagman in a construction zone on Highway 3 east of Aylmer and west of Springer Hill Road was hit by a minivan on July 6 about 4 pm. The flagman, who was trying to get the driver to stop as it approached, was treated and released from hospital. The minivan driver was charged with careless driving.

 

-(From Elgin OPP) – A collision occurred between two motorcycles in Pt Burwell around 4 pm on July 4. The accident was on Wellington St. near Milton St.  The motorcycles, one driven by a 54 year old London woman and the other by a 52 year old Lucan man, were both westbound on Wellington as one attempted to make a turn. The woman was charged with turning not in safety and was sent to hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Barrett, Heather Dawn (nee Gammon) of St. Thomas passed away Wednesday aged 44. Survivors: husband Scott Barrett; two children; sister-in-law Cindy (Wendell) Graves of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home St.Thomas on Friday  2 -4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place at The Salvation Army London Citadel on Saturday at 11 am.

 

-Jahnke, Heidi of New York, an EESS graduate and an artist, passed away July 6. Cremation has taken place, there was no service.

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(From Chief Andre Reymer) – An 84 year old Aylmer woman was charged with making an improper turn Sunday at 1 pm when her car, turning from Pine St. west on to Wellington St. to go north, struck a van going south on Wellington; there was minimal damage to both vehicles.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

RIVER ORDEAL FOR AYLMER WOMAN

An Aylmer area woman and her father endured a harrowing kayaking experience on the Thames River on Friday. Christine  Cattrysse, 44, who lives with her husband Dan on Rogers Road, and her 71-year-old father, Bryan Baker of Delaware, went geocaching in their kayaks. But after their discovery her dad’s kayak flipped somewhere between Delaware and Komoka and they had to cling to a tree before being rescued. Christine described her experience: “We headed down the Thames in our kayaks. The river was nice and calm…After leaving the island, my dad got caught in the current which pushed him into the branches of a fallen tree. The kayak ended up flipping and the kayak went sailing down the Thames with my dad  hanging on the branches. I went over to help and my kayak flipped. I was able to swim to a nearby fallen tree. My dad had some difficulty pulling himself out of the water but eventually managed. He couldn’t walk along the trunk to the bank because of the 30 ft span and there weren’t any branches to hang on to and the trunk was a good 12 feet up from the water. He was stuck. As I was trying to empty the water out of my kayak my leg got jammed between a floating log and the tree. So I called 911. Some other kayakers happened to come by and helped. We were waiting 10-15 minutes. The Fire Department launched their pontoon boat. They made several attempts to get to us because the current was quite strong (river narrowed making current stronger). Another canoeist happened by with his son and they helped with the rescue too. One firefighter had to swim out to where my dad flipped his kayak and climb up the tree.”

 

 

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WEDNESDAY BULLETIN:

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AYLMER ACCIDENT (From Aylmer Police) – At 8:30 am Aylmer Police responded to a collision at Talbot St. W and St. George St in Aylmer.  A 53 yr old male from Aylmer was operating an automobile that collided with a motorcycle being operated by a 66 yr old St.Thomas male. The motorcyclist was seriously injured and transported by ambulance but then airlifted to LHSC with leg and head injuries. His condition has been upgraded to stable and the collision is still under investigation.

 

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TUESDAY, July 21/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Wednesday 

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Wed - Julie Rochus with Youth Orchestra of the Americas; Allman Arena Stratford

-Wed -Tricounty Fastball -Pt Burwell hosts Norwich, 8pm

-Fri -Free Eastlink public swimming, 1:30-4 pm

-Sat. -Ont. Junior Singles Horseshoe Championships, 10 am, EEC Complex

 

 

MALAHIDE ELECTROCUTION FATALITY

 

HARRIETSVILLE – (From Elgin OPP) –  A 50-year-old London man is dead after he came in contact with some live electrical wires while trimming a tree in 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.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Pratt, Donald George “Bud” of St. Thomas and formerly of Port Bruce passed away on  July 10th in his 89th year. Husband of the late Ina Louise Pratt and the late Shirley Pratt. He served during WWII and was retired from Conrail. The funeral service was held on July 14; arrangements through Williams Funeral Home St.Thomas.

 

-Magee, Irene of Terrace Lodge Aylmer passed away today in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Herbert Allen Magee(2004). Survivors: children John Magee (Sandra) of Aylmer and Shelley Magee (Glen) of Belmont etc.. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 am.

 

-Jarmain Singbush (Johnson) Susan Mary of Pt. Bruce passed away Saturday aged 70. Survivors: husband Doug Singbush; four children, her mother Helen Johnson and brothers Nick and Ian of Pt. Bruce etc.. She was born in Michigan and was a graduate of the National College of Art in Dublin, Ireland. A celebration of her life is being planned for a later date. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

 MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

- July 6, 2015, Station #2 , #1, 53220 Talbot Line, MVC

– July 6, 2015, Station #1,  #2, 52661 John Wise Line, MVC

– July 7, 2015, Station #2, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– July 7, 2015, Station #1, 50709 Calton Line, Vehicle Fire

– July 9, 2014, Station #3,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– July 12, 2015, Station #1, #2, 6247 Imperial Road, MVC

– July 12, 2015, Station #2, Calton Line, Medical Assist

– July 14, 2015, Station #2, College Line, Medical Assist

– July 15, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 16, 2015, Station #2, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– July 17, 2015, Station #2, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– July 18, 2015, Station #1, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– July 18, 2015, Station #4, Yorke Line, Medical Assist

– July 18, 2015, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

 

 

AYLMER SUMMER ROADWORK

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Director of Operations for Aylmer) – “There will be our usual remove/replace sidewalk/curb works under our annual Operating Budget. These are confined to small areas throughout Town where minimal work is required. There will also be some minor asphalt patching completed to those areas affected by watermain repairs etc. The Caverly Road Watermain Project includes watermain replacement, curb, sidewalk and paving and the details of the project will be determined after a public meeting on July 14.

 

The John Street Watermain Replacement Project is progressing slower than originally planned and it is expected to be completed by mid – August.

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

-Sweaburg 10 Pt Burwell (3-10) 3

-Straffordville (2-13) lost to Innerkip 12-3, Oxford 12-5 and Sweaburg 7-0

 

 

WEEKLY 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 July 15 no beach is posted as Unsuitable for Swimming.

 

 

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MONDAY, July 20/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri -Free Eastlink public swimming, 1:30-4 pm

 

 

AYLMER AREA FATALITY

 

HARRIETSVILLE – CTV London News at 6 pm reported that a 51-year-old man died after a metal saw he was using to prune trees came into contact with a power line on private property at Avon Drive and Highway 73 north of Aylmer around 3 pm today. The man’s name has not yet been released.

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HEAT ALERT ISSUED ON WEEKEND

 

(A Heat Alert was issued for East Elgin this past weekend) – “FRIDAY – The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has issued the first 2015 HEAT ALERT for Elgin County this coming weekend. Environment Canada is forecasting that temperatures are expected to climb into the thirties resulting in humidex readings of at least 40 for both Saturday and Sunday. A change in the weather pattern is expected overnight on Sunday resulting in a drop of both temperature and humidity.”

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Frenette, Barbara of Aylmer passed away Friday in her 78th year. Wife of the late Pierre Frenette (2006). Survivors: five children including Gary Rabbets (Colleen) of Aylmer etc.. She was born in Springfield and was a graduate of Alma College. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Monday 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 am.

 

-Collard, Joy of Aylmer passed away Sunday in her 86th year. Wife of the late Marvin Collard(1991). Survivors: three children including Blaine Collard (late Elsie) and Colleen Collard (Dave Shackleton), both of Aylmer etc.. The funeral service will be held at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday at 1 pm with visitation one hour prior.

 

-Coleman, Marion Mildred of Aylmer passed away at Chartwell Home, Aylmer on Sunday in her 92nd year. Wife of the late William Coleman(1991). Survivors: two children including Dianne Learn (Mark) of Aylmer.etc.. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Monday 6-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 3 pm.

 

-Hessler, Hilda of Tillsonburg passed away on July 13 in her 79th year. She was a member of St.John’s Lutheran Church in Aylmer. The funeral took place on Saturday. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Waechter, Jerome formerly of Tillsonburg passed away July 13th at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer at the age of 84. The funeral occurred on Thursday. Arrangements through the Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Police Chief Andre Reymer) – A 61 year old Malahide man became upset when asked for additional identification at the Blood Donor Clinic registration table at the EEC Complex at 6 pm on July 9 and struck a clerk in the head with a folder before leaving. He turned himself in to police  six days after and was charged.

 

 

ATV ACCIDENT UPDATE

 

(Update on the ATV collision in Malahide on July 6 involving five children that sent a 9 year old boy to hospital)  OPP Media Relations Officer Troy Carlson informed today that as of last week the boy was still listed in critical condition on life support and that investigators are waiting to speak to several witnesses who are currently out of town. Other sources indicated that the accident happened on private property on John Wise Line near Luton.

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS LAST WEEK:

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER

-Thu -Aylmer FC (8-0-2) 2 Southwold 0; July 9 -Aylmer FC 1 Mt. Brydges 1

 

 

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MONDAY, July 13/15

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AYLMER DIVER LIT PAN AM FLAME

 

TORONTO – Diver Faith Zacharias, 15, a graduate of Summers Corners Public School and a student at London’s Banting High School currently, had the honour of lighting the flame at the opening ceremonies of the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Thursday night.

 

 

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THURSDAY, July 9/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish FRIDAY.

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Erie Shores Wind Expansion Public Meeting, 6pm, Eden CC

-Blood Donor Clinic, 2:30-7:30 pm, EEC Complex

-Optimists Jr Golf Tourney, Pleasant Valley, 10 am (see Mon. story)

 

-Fri -EECC Ad Hoc Meeting, 9:30 am

-Sat -East Elgin Doors Open (see June 15 report)

-Sun -Tricounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Innerkip, 8pm

-Sun -Aylmer EMMC 50th; at EEC Complex; 2pm

 

 

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, Port Burwell Main Beach is posted as Unsuitable for Swimming as a result of high levels of bacterial contamination.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Howey, Della of Eden passed away on Monday aged 64. Survivors: Parents Robert and Margaret Howey etc.. Visitation to take place on Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg. The funeral service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Bayham United Church in Straffordville.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY

 

Among Council decisions this past Monday were:

-To proceed with the Caverly Road Watermain Replacement and Surface Roadworks Project and accept the tender form from Omega Contractors Inc. for the amount of $1,192,153.72

-Authorize Staff to engage the services of the Town’s Engineer, CJDL to prepare all final plans and tender documents for the new Public Works Facility project and approve, in principle, the concept of incorporating solar power generation on the new Public Works Facility Site

-Direct Staff to submit a conditional offer to Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus in the amount of $340,000.00 U.S. funds to purchase a used aerial fire truck, with the following conditions: That the aerial pass a mechanical and operational inspection by Aylmer Fire Department Staff; that the truck will be available for pick up from its current location no later than April 15, 2016 etc.

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS THIS WEEK

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

-Sweaburg 9 PtBurwell (3-9) 1

SOUTHWEST SOCCER

Aylmer FC (7-0-1) 2 MIB 1

 

 

NEW STORE IN SPARTA

 

(Contributed) – “A new store in Sparta – The ‘Bit of Brit’ Shoppe offers a great selection of down home items imported from the Great Isle. They have a cooler section where you can pick up your authentic meat pies, potato scones, sausage rolls, beef bridies or Scotch eggs etc. They also have a great selection of English grocery items, everything from chocolates, teas, puddings and the sweetest and freshest of bakery sweets to offering the baking needs to create your own. And they offer authentic UK souvenirs & collectibles from Britain, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.”

 

 

EARLY LEARNING CENTRE OPENS IN AYLMER

 

The Early Learning Centre officially opened its Aylmer branch yesterday afternoon. 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 that.” 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.

 

Participants in the official opening of the Early Learning Centre in Aylmer yesterday afternoon included: from left, Patricia Lamers, Joe Prestonm

Participants in the official opening of the Early Learning Centre in Aylmer yesterday afternoon included: from left, ELC Board President Keri Zammit, Aylmer Deputy Mayor Mary French, ELC Executive Director Patricia Riddell, Full Gospel pastor Peter Barbour, Aylmer Mayor Greg Currie, MP Joe Preston, and ELC Director Kerry Jeffery.  (kb)

 

 

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