Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


FRIDAY, Nov. 28/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

FRI-SAT -EESS Play, Henry V, 7pm (see Nov 20 story)

-FRI –Aylmer Community Band, Choir Christmas Concert, OT Hall Theatre, 7pm

 

-SAT –Club 7 Paper Drive (see ad)

-SAT –No Spitfires home game

-SAT.SUN – CH. 5 –Aylmer Christmas Parade, 6pm

 

 

“CHRISTMUST LIST″: OPTIMIST TOY DRIVE

 

(Information on the annual Aylmer Optimist Club Christmas Toy Drive is from Dave Dohnt of the Optimist Club) – “The drop off areas are: Waydan Auto Repair Talbot St., Oswell Chiropractor Centre Talbot St., ICS Courier Service Talbot St., Eastlink Sydenham St., Aylmer Legion John St., and McTaggart, Armstrong, Dewar & Owen Talbot St.. Items can be dropped off during business hours or we can pick them up – call: 773-8475. Delivery date is Tuesday, December 23. The needs are: toys for all age groups up to 15 years of age plus hats and mittens (no coats). We have been doing this service for some 50 years. Last year we delivered presents to over 600 kids.”

 

 

BAYHAM VOLUNTEERS NIGHT

 

(Information from Clerk Marg Underhill) – Bayham held their annual volunteers’ night last night at the Vienna Community Centre but instead of recognizing key individuals they honoured all volunteers who assist in township committees. Special citations were given to the recently disbanded Pt. Burwell Optimist Club and the Pt. Burwell Recreation and Community Improvement Committee. 

 

 

BAYHAM DRUG CHARGES

 

(From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP along with the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Drug Enforcement Unit, West Region Emergency Response Unit, and West Region K9 Unit executed three Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrants Tuesday at two private residences and one business in Bayham – on Plank Road and on Glen Erie Line. The search warrants resulted in police seizing the following: Hydromorphone pills, Oxycodone pills, Morphine pills, Crystal Methamphetamine, Codeine pills and Cocaine. The approximate street value of the seized drugs is $8300. Police charged a 38 year old Bayham male and a 45 year old Vienna male each with six counts of possession.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Wolf, Margaretha of Vienna passed away on Thursday in her 79th year. Wife of the late Gerhard Wolf (1995). Survivors: six children etc.. She was born in Mexico. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home from 2-9 pm on Saturday. The funeral service will be held on Sunday at 3 pm at the Reinland Mennonite Church.

 

 

HOW DID YOU LIKE SAT. AYLMER PARADE?

 

THEAYLMERNEWS would like to know what you thought of the Aylmer Christmas Parade. Send a Comment (Facebook if you wish) plus your favourite part?

 

 

NEW COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

 

The new Aylmer Council will hold its inaugural meeting on Monday. The main business will be the formality of swearing in of the new council. The proposed committee chairpersons are as follows: Planning, Economic Development and By-law Enforcement – Ted McDonald, Community Services – Arthur Oslach, Property/Parks Recreation – Oslach, Transportation/Environment/Water – Peter Barbour, Public Safety – Shari Andrews, Finance and Administration – Barbra Ann Laur, and Personnel - Dep-Mayor Mary French.

 

 

NEW AYLMER BOOK:

 

NEW – “Low German Mennonites of Aylmer” . On sale for $8 at Pinecroft, Campbells, Mennomex etc.

“Low German Mennonites of Aylmer”. On sale for $8 at Pinecroft, Campbells, Mennomex etc.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Nov. 27/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

–THU-SAT - EESS Play, Henry V, (see Nov 20 story)

– Bayham Volunteer Night, 7 pm, Vienna Comm. Centre

 

-FRI – Aylmer Community Band, Choir Christmas Concert, OT Hall Theatre, 7pm

-SAT – Club 7 Paper Drive (see ad)

-SAT – No Spitfires home game

-SAT.SUN – CH. 5 – Aylmer Christmas Parade, 6pm

 

 

LOCAL CHRISTMAS PARADES

 

-Sat. Dec. 6 – Springfield Parade, 1pm

-Sat. Dec. 6 – Pt. Burwell Parade, 6:30 pm

-Sun. Dec. 7 – Belmont Parade, 6pm

-Sat. Dec 13 – Straffordville Parade, 10:30 am

 

 

AYLMER ACCIDENT

 

(From Police Chief Andre Reymer) – A  21 year old Aylmer woman was charged with failing to yield on Saturday at 1 pm after her pickup truck, travelling south on Queen St., hit a pickup truck that was travelling east on Pine St. – there was minor damage to her vehicle and severe damage to the struck vehicle.

 

 

STOPLIGHTS OUT: SHOULD POLICE DIRECT?

 

(Aylmer Police Chief Andre Reymer comments on the question of why Aylmer Police weren’t directing traffic at the main intersection Monday when the windstorm knocked out the stoplights:) – “We couldn’t be at all 4 sets of lights that went out. When the traffic lights go out they often go on battery reserves and 4 way flash but only for a short period. If the lights go dark the intersection becomes “uncontrolled” and the Highway Traffic Act section 135 says to treat uncontrolled intersections like 4 way stops yielding to the first car to stop, or the one to the right. On a side note, officers were also busy with downed power lines and collisions that were of a higher urgency than traffic control. Aylmer residents did well at all 4 uncontrolled intersections without a single collision reported.”

 

This toppled tree just grazed this Pine St. east residence near John St. during Monday's windstorm (kb) (CLICK)

This toppled tree just grazed this Pine St. east residence near John St. during Monday’s windstorm (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

SOME BUSES CANCELLED

(November 28/13) – “Some buses were cancelled to East Elgin schools today due to the inclement weather. A number of Badder buses did not run in East Elgin but most did, informed Dave Cryderman of Badder BusLines. New Sarum Public School was closed. Bus service was regular to Pt. Burwell and Straffordville schools. Immanuel Christian School reported that their buses did not run.  Cancellations were due to another snow squall expected to hit the St.Thomas area today.”

 

 

BBALL – BROCK  IN LONDON SAT.

 

Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen scored 13 points, third highest on the team, as Brock University won their second league game in five tries – a 73-64 decision over Queens – at Brock Saturday in OUAA womens’ basketball. Cornelissen didn’t start but had the most time played of any sub – 17 minutes – in scoring her season high total. This week Brock travels to Windsor to face Canada’s top ranked team Friday and Saturday they visit UWO in London at 6 pm.

 

In Canadian Womens’ College basketball, Lakeland still tops the Alberta league with nine wins in ten games as x-EESS player Amber Irvine holds down fifth spot in division scoring. Lakeland is ranked eighth in Canada.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

–WED-SAT - EESS Play, Henry V, (see Nov 20 story)

 

-THU – Bayham Volunteer Night, 7 pm, Vienna Comm. Centre

-FRI – Aylmer Community Band, Choir Christmas Concert, OT Hall Theatre, 7pm

-SAT – Club 7 Paper Drive (see ad)

-SAT – No Spitfires home game

 

 

TERRACE LODGE QUARANTINE ALMOST OVER

 

Rhonda Duffy, Supervisor at Terrace Lodge, informs that the ban on visitors there due to a recent enteric outbreak has all but finished – restrictions for three wings ended Monday, although a fourth wing is still in isolation. She added: “ It appears to have been for an average length of time.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

-November 16, 2014, Station #2 , #1, Hacienda Road, MVC

(*Hacienda at Talbot Line, 2 vehicle MVC, 1 person minor injuries, 11 am)

– November 16, 2014, Station #2, #1, Talbot Line, MVC

(*Talbot Line at Hacienda, single vehicle rollover, 5 occupants to hospital with minor injuries)

– November 17, 2014, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Automobile Fire

(*GlenColin and Springwater Road, 1230 pm, 1 vehicle, cause unknown)

– November 19, 2014, Station #1 ,#2, 47936 Rush Creek Line, MVC

(*4 pm, jack knife tractor trailer, fire cancelled before arrival)

– November 18, 2014, Station #2,Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– November 19, 2014, Station #1,  John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– November 22, 214, Station #1,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Somerville, Marjorie passed away at Terrace Lodge Aylmer on Tuesday in her 96th year. Wife of the late Carl Somerville (2003). Survivors: two children including Diana Arthur (Bill) of Aylmer etc.. She was born in Jaffa. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 am.

 

-Ball, Gerald Wayne “Jerry” of Aylmer passed away on Tuesday in his 68th year. Survivors: two siblings including Donald Ball of RR5, Aylmer etc.. Visitration at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am.

 

-Karl, Frank of St,Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away on Monday in his 95th year. Husband of the late Anna Karl (2009). Survivors: two children etc.. He was born in Hungary and was a member of the Aylmer Garden Club. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 am.

 

 

MARK WALES OUT AS OFA PRES.

 

Malahide farmer and councillor Mark Wales who had served three one year terms as President of the Ontario Agricultural Federation was defeated in his bid for re-election at the OFA convention in Niagara Falls this week. He was succeeded by Don McCabe of Lambton. Mr. Wales, who will remain on the OFA executive as a Director a position he has held since 1996, said one of his major achievements as President was getting the government to commit to a two year timeline on providing loans and grants for putting natural gas lines in the ground. He said his present priority is to “get the corn harvest off” and then he wanted to look for “more opportunities to serve Ontario farmers.”

 

 

AYLMER PARADE PHOTOS:

 

had this float in Saturday's Aylmer Christmas Parade. (kb)

 

Another float featured mT sALEM cHRISTIAN SCHOOLMt. Salem Christian school (kb)

The top photo shows a float from Immanuel Christian School and the bottom photo depicts a float by Mt. Salem Christian School (kb)

 

 

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TUESDAY, Nov. 25/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

- Sr. Day Out; EEC Complex; 9:30 am (see Nov 21 story)

 

-WED – EESS Play, Henry V, (see Nov 20 story)

-THU – Bayham Volunteer Night, 7 pm, Vienna Comm. Centre

-FRI – Aylmer Community Band, Choir Christmas Concert, OT Hall Theatre, 7pm

-SAT – Club 7 Paper Drive (see ad)

-SAT – No Spitfires home game

 

 

EAST ELGIN WINDSTORM UPDATE:

 

“MAJOR OUTAGES STILL IN EAST ELGIN”

A major windstorm in East Elgin, part of a warning issued for southern Ontario yesterday by Environment Canada, caused several disputions even into the night.

-The Hydro One outage map at 9 am today indicated that four large areas in East Elgin were still without power – south of Springfield, north of Richmond in Bayham, south of Aylmer between Imperial Road and Jaffa – about 200 customers in each – and north of Pt. Burwell where the largest number of customers, about 1000, are affected.

-Due to the power issue near Pt. Burwell, the Pt. Burwell school is closed today

-Several large trees in Aylmer were felled by the wind gusts confirmed Aylmer Works Supt. Fred Wilson – one on Caverly Road south which took down some wires, one on Pine St. east by John St. which grazed a residence, one on St. Andrew St. south which snapped a hydro pole and two large branches which toppled near South St and Centre St about 3:30 pm yesterday – one hitting a house and one hitting an occupied car parked on South St..

-Reported Aylmer Fire Chief Sam Taylor: “The Aylmer Fire Department was called for the tree into the house and the one on the car. The house had significant damage to the slate roof and the porch roof was torn from the house.” (An ambulance  attended to the woman who was inside the car that was hit by a large branch, transported to hospital with minor injuries)

-Power was out in Aylmer for about a half hour between 2:45 pm and 3:15

-Updated Tim Stafford of Hydro One at 10 am today: ”Hydro One has 61 reported outage locations in the Malahide, Aylmer and Bayham locale. The Aylmer outage (yesterday) was to remove a second tree from the M2 feeder. At present there are 2530 customers without power in the Aylmer area. Crews have been brought in from Walkerton, Listowel and our London travelling crew.” (Hydro One estimated that power should be restored by 11 pm tonight).

-Tim also noted that the first major power problem yesterday was northeast of Aylmer with winds blowing a large tree over the M2 feeder from Aylmer – the hydro was out for about three hours to 1865 customers.

 

-AYLMER POLICE REPORT MONDAY: (from Sgt. Nick Novacich)

-2:55 pm - Elm and Talbot St.. Traffic Light dangling by a wire.  Crews called in to repair the light before it fell on pedestrians or vehicle

-3:02 pm - Wires down on Imperial Rd north of Glencolin Line. Assisted with blocking traffic northbound at Glencolin

-3:30 pm - Elgin St. south. Tree branches blown off and hit a car causing damage to windshield and vehicle.

-3:40 pm – South St at Centre St.  Trees down onto a house and vehicle. Female transported to EGH by EMS for minor injuries.

-4:05 pm - St. Andrew St. at Crystal. Tree uprooted knocked down a pole and wires.

 

The driver of this vehicle seated inside while she parked on the south side of South St. west near Centre St. narrowly missed serious injury when a branch blew down in yesterday;s windstorm. (Aylmer police photo)

The driver of this vehicle seated inside while she parked on the south side of South St. west near Centre St. narrowly missed serious injury when a branch blew down in yesterday’s windstorm. (Aylmer police photo)

 

A large branch that broke off during yesterday's windstorm shattered the porch at this residence at the corner of South and Centre Sts. (kb) (CLICK)

A large branch that broke off during yesterday’s windstorm shattered the porch at this residence at the corner of South and Centre Sts. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

Another

Another tree was uprooted and narrowly missed this house while bringing down some wires on Caverly Rd south during Monday’s high winds. (kb)

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Braun, Peter of Aylmer passed away on Sunday in his 53rd year. Survivors: wife Tina (Bergen) Braun; children Sam and Jonathan of Aylmer. He was born in Mexico and was a transport driver for Kingsmill Grain. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Tuesday 6-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 1 pm at the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, Mt.Salem.

 

-Enns, Susana of Aylmer passed away on Saturday in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Bishop Cornelius Enns (2003). Survivors: 15 children, 49 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren. She was born in Mexico. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church on Wednesday at 2 pm.

 

 

AYLMER PARADE ON TV

 

Eastlink channel 5 informs that Saturday’s Aylmer Santa Claus parade will be rebroadcast this Saturday and Sunday, each day at 6 pm.

 

 

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MONDAY, Nov. 24/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-TUE – Sr. Day Out; EEC Complex; 9:30 am (see Nov 21 story)

-WED – EESS Play, Henry V, (see Nov 20 story)

-THU – Bayham Volunteer Night, 7 pm, Vienna Comm. Centre

-FRI – Aylmer Community Band, Choir Christmas Concert, OT Hall Theatre, 7pm

-SAT – Club 7 Paper Drive (see ad)

-SAT – Spitfires host: Pt. Stanley, 7:30 pm

 

 

HYDRO OUT IN EAST ELGIN

 

Hydro One reported at noon that areas of Malahaide, Bayham and South Dorchester, approximately 1300 customers, were without hydro as of 11:45 today with repairs estimated to be done by 3 pm.

 

 

EAST ELGIN WIND WARNING

 

(From Environment Canada, 5 am) –  ”Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. A deep low from Texas will drag a sharp arctic cold front east across Southern and Eastern Ontario this afternoon. The front’s arrival will be heralded by very strong and gusty southwesterly winds. Sustained wind speeds of 60 to 70 km/h with frequent gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected this afternoon and tonight. The winds will slowly diminish later tonight or Tuesday morning.”

 

 

CATFISH CCA ISSUES FLOOD OUTLOOK

 

(From the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority:) – “The CCCA is issuing a Food Outlook Watershed Statement for the low lying, flood prone areas along open channels and water bodies within the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority watersheds. The CCCA is advising that increasing temperaturs and the precipitation forecast (rain) and present snow pack has the potential of producing elevated water levels in open channels. This Flood Outlook Statement will remain in effect till Tuesday November 25th or until an update is issued.”

 

 

AYLMER SANTA PARADE 

 

A brief downpour at the beginning failed to dampen attendance at Aylmer's Santa parade Saturday. (photo by Don Durkee)

A brief downpour at the beginning failed to dampen attendance at Aylmer’s Santa parade Saturday. (photo by Don Durkee)

 

Another great Santa Claus parade was staged by the Kinsmen Club in Aylmer Saturday although some readers commented that it appeared shorter and noticeably absent was the Burlington Band which was a crowd favourite the past two years. Said Parade co-organizer Paul Bode: “The consensus of the Kinsmen was that the parade did seem shorter this year. It was still close to an hour at any point though. Definitely the cold, damp, windy weather had a huge impact on entries and participants. We certainly appreciate the resiliency that everyone displayed given the conditions. We’re still investigating what happened to the MM Robinson Drum line. Arrangements with the marching bands are only verbal and they don’t get paid unless they show up. Overall the Kinsmen Club was quite happy with the day.”

 

*YOUR COMMENTS ON THE PARADE? POST ON TANEWS FACEBOOK.

 

 

LAMBETH 4 SPITS 1

 

AYLMER – Lambeth defeated the Spits 4-1 here Saturday in SOJHL play. Ryan Stapleton gave Aylmer an early 1-0 lead but that was all the scoring for the Spitfires who were outshot 38-22. The Spits’ record is now six wins and sixteen losses – they are eighth in the nine team division. Next game is Saturday hosting Pt. Stanley.

 

Period 1
AylmerRyan   Stapleton (Luke   Bettencourt) 2:43
LambethHayden   Trbizan (Ryan   Pennington) 14:21
Period 2
LambethEric   Rivard (Nick   North, Jay   Ritchie) 2:37
LambethJordan   Rear (power play) (Warren   Hargraves, Hayden   Trbizan) 16:27
Period 3
LambethWarren   Hargraves (Jordan   Rear) 4:02

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

- Jacques, Dorothy passed away at Chartwell Home Aylmer on Friday in her 79th year. Survivors: sister Mary Perry (Ray) of Aylmer etc.. She was a lifelong resident of Aylmer and worked at CIBC for many years. The funeral service will be held today at 11 am at Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

-Phoenix, Cliff of Aylmer and formerly of London passed away at Chartwell Home, Aylmer on Friday in his 74th year. Survivors: wife Charlene; four sons etc. He worked for Canada Post. A memorial service will be held at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11 am. with visitation one hour prior.

 

-Kyle, James Smyth passed away Friday at Terrace Lodge in his 88th year. Predeceased by wife Margaret in 2008. Survivors: two children including Susan (John) Beekman of Aylmer etc.. Jim was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada in 1957 and to Aylmer in 1971. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 17. In Canada, he was employed by Imperial Tobacco Limited. A family service will occur at a later date. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

-Harder, Henry of Aylmer passed away on Friday in his 61st year. Survivors: wife Maria (Braun Martens) Harder (and the late Katharina (Braun) Harder); seven children etc.. He was born in Mexico. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 pm.

 

 

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FRIDAY, Nov. 21/14

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SAT:

 

AYLMER PARADE STILL ON!

 

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:30 am
Subject: Re: parade…
From: pbode@amtelecom.net
To: theaylmernews@hotmail.com

“100% full steam ahead. Santa’s here, inflatable balloon float is here and at least one band has confirmed. It’s on!”

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu-Sat – Ten Thousand Villages Sale (see ad)

 

-Fri – Schools Pd Day (EEC Complex offers Day Camp for children 6 to 12 years old with crafts, games, activities and public skating from 8 am to 5 pm. for $20 per camper.

-Sat – Aylmer Santa Claus Parade, 2 pm

-Sat- Spits host Lambeth, 7:30 pm

*CORRECTION – The Aylmer Community Choir/Band Christmas Concert is Nov 28, not tonight 

 

 

FREEZING RAIN FOR EAST ELGIN  SAT.?

 

(From Environment Canada, 5 am) Some freezing rain is likely Saturday morning in the area. The duration of the freezing rain should be rather short as southwesterly winds will nudge the mercury towards zero. However some areas could see several hours of freezing rain before temperatures rise above zero changing the freezing rain to rain. Current indications suggest this disturbance will bring total precipitation amounts of less than 5 mm with much of that falling as rain or drizzle rather than freezing rain.

 

 

McGREGOR HAS ‘FLY BY’ PD TODAY 

 

(Information on today’s ‘Fly By’ PD activities at McGregor Public School is from Principal Charlotte Wall:) “This is a new event at McGregor PS this year. We are inviting parents to come in with their children, book an interview with their child’s teacher, and participate in a ‘scavenger hunt’ tour around the school that showcases numerous learning opportunities and activities for parents and their children. Participating families go home with a stuffed mascot: Speedy the Mustang! Today - 9-12.  A Book fair, spirit wear and poinsettia fundraiser was also underway.”

 

 

AYLMER REACTS TO FIRST SNOWSTORM

 

Aylmer Police Chief Andre Reymer reported that Aylmerites reacted well to the first snowstorm of the season this week with no accidents reported.

 

 

MAL. CO. TO STUDY AMISH ROAD SAFETY

 

(Contributed) – At their regular meeting last night Malahide Council made this decision concerning the proposed Amish Settlement Area Safety Review; “that the quotation received from Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. of Cambridge for 9,650 to conduct a Safety Review not be accepted; it being noted that the quotation exceeds the cost that the Council wishes to allocate to this type of project; and that Staff be requested to extend an invitation to representatives of the local Amish Community and the Ontario Provincial Police to meet with representatives of the Municipal Council and Staff to review and discuss potential options to enhance road and roadside safety in the Amish Settlement Area.”

 

 

AYLMER LOSES RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT

 

(Contributed) – The Canadian Cancer Society recently reported that Aylmer’s annual Relay for Life will be merged with the one in St. Thomas and be held in St.Thomas next June. Dwindling revenue and volunteers for local relays were forcing the Society to consolidate events across Ontario next year. (Further information is from Andy and Wendy Beck, chairpersons of the past year’s Relay for Life in Aylmer:) – “This is just not about St.Thomas and Aylmer. The Cancer Society has decided to regionalize all relays across Ontario. They picked the St Thomas venue because of the amenities. There will not be committees any more as in the past. Teams were down the last two years. Wendy and I were honoured to be part of the committee. It was great to see all the people out in support of this event.”

 

 

NEW AYLMER BOOK:

 

NEW – “Low German Mennonites of Aylmer” . On sale for $8 at Pinecroft, Campbells, Mennomex etc.

“Low German Mennonites of Aylmer”. On sale for $8 at Pinecroft, Campbells, Mennomex etc.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Nov. 20/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu-Sat – Ten Thousand Villages Sale (see ad)

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm  Councils

 

-Fri – Schools Pd Day (The EEC Complex offers Day Camp for children 6 to 12 years old with crafts, games, activities and public skating from 8 am to 5 pm. for $20 per camper.

-Sat – Aylmer Santa Claus Parade, 2 pm

-Sat- Spits host Lambeth, 7:30 pm

 

*CORRECTION – Straffordville Christmas Parade is at 10:30 am on December 13

 

 

AYLMER TREE LIGHTING FRIDAY

 

The annual Tree Lighting at Palmer Park in Aylmer, sponsored by Mainstreet Aylmer and the Aylmer Community Foundation, will take place on Friday. At 6 pm there will be free hot chocolate and wagon rides supplied by Farmtown Canada and at 6:30 carolling provided by the Aylmer Community Band. The lighting will occur at 6:45. Next Friday, at 7 pm the Aylmer Community Band and Choir will be performing a Christmas Concert, with assistance from the Straffordville School Choir, in the Old Town Hall theatre – cost is $8.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Cooreman, Carolyn passed away at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer on Wednesday in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Bob Cooreman(1999). Survivors: children Remi Cooreman (Bev) and Lynne Versnick (Dan) etc.. She and her husband grew tobacco on John Wise Line near Aylmer and she was Canadian Master Curling Champion representing Ontario in the Diamond Senior Division. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Aylmer on Saturday at 10:30 am.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY

 

At Monday’s Aylmer Council, Co. Dave Lapointe indicated he would introduce a motion at the next Council session to hold a referendum on the building of a new library. He provides this explanation:  - ”The reason I decided to move the notice of motion is because it is my opinion that the residents of this community have not been heard. There was a petition that was signed by over 800 residents and their voice has been ignored. I truly believe the residents are not prepared to fund a project of this magnitude. If five members of this council believe this project is supported by the community then there should be no issue putting the question to them and let the results stand. I think there are options for the library that are not being heard. I believe it is only certain members of this council who want a new building.”

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AYLMER TRUCK FIRE TUE.

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Matt Geraci of Peters Pizza took this photo around 6 pm Tuesday of a transport truck that caught fire on Talbot St. east.

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MALAHIDE COUNCIL TONIGHT:

 

Among council items to be discussed at Malahide Council tonight are:

-the awarding of a quotation from Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd., of Cambridge for $9,650 to conduct a Safety Review of the local Amish Settlement Area. The Council wishes the Consultant to make recommendations on speed limits, road and roadside safety improvements, proposed future design considerations etc.

 

-a motion to enter into a Site Plan Agreement with Wingate Lodge Limited to develop the six recreational lots adjacent to their lands at Pt Bruce near Waneeta Beach for the purpose of relocating cottages that will soon be at risk of becoming unsafe due to bank erosion along the Lake Erie shoreline.

 

 

KIRA SCORES 6 AS BROCK LOSES

 

Brock University lost their third game in four league starts, 77-60 to McMaster last night in OUAA womens’ basketball. Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen scored a season high six points for Brock. She had scored five points as Brock defeated Algoma 103-31, one point as they lost 85-77 to the University of Ottawa and 5 points as they lost to Carleton 62-59 in previous matches.

 

 

SENIORS DAY OUT TUES.

 

The monthly Seniors Day Out program at the EEC Complex will feature Paul Bode of Aylmer’s Edward Jones Investments as Speaker. The event, to be held next Tuesday, runs from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, costs $10 (lunch and fitness class included) and requires registration in advance.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu-Sat – Ten Thousand Villages Sale (see ad)

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

-Fri – Elementary Pd Day

-Sat – Aylmer Santa Claus Parade, 2 pm

-Sat- Spits host Lambeth, 7:30 pm

 

 

SNOWSQUALL WARNING FOR EAST ELGIN

 

(From Environment Canada – 9:45 am) –  ”There is a Snow squall warning in effect for St.Thomas, Aylmer and East Elgin. The intense snow squall affecting western New York near Buffalo is lifting northwards and is expected to affect the above regions this morning. Snowfall accumulation of 10 to 15 cm is possible along with reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Higher amounts are likely near the lake with 25 cm possible. The snow squall threat will end by this afternoon.”

 

 

TERRACE LODGE FLU RESTRICTIONS

 

(Information from Rhonda Duffy Administrator at Terrace Lodge) – “We have an enteric outbreak which began November 9. Contact precautions are in place. There are no restictrions on visiting other than we strongly recommend not visiting if someone is in isolation or if the visitor is unwell. It is unknown when the outbreak will be declared over. The last person must be symptom free for 48 hours.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Stanka, Arpad of Port Bruce passed away on Monday in his 73rd year. Husband of the late Erzsebet “Elizabeth” Stanka (2007). Survivors: daughter Laura McEwen etc.. He was born in Hungary and moved to the Aylmer area in 2002. There will be no service. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

-Falconer, John Keith of Belmont passed away on November 11. Survivors: spouse Marnie etc.. Keith participated in both acting roles and technical theatre. He was most recently a teacher of English and Drama at EESS until his retirement in 2010. No funeral will be held.

 

-Fitch, James “Jim” Russel Fitch, of London and formerly of Aylmer, passed away Thursday at the age of 52 years. Survivors: three children including daughter Amanda Fitch of Aylmer; siblings Kim VanDeursen (Peter), Sue Thiessen (Abe) both of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Saturday, from 10 am until the service at 11 am.

 

 

AYLMER WINTER PARKING BAN

 

Aylmer Police inform that the winter overnight parking ban on all town streets and municipal parking lots started November 15 and continues until April 15. The ban takes effect between 3 am and 6 am in order to facillitate snow removal.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– November 5, 2014, Station #3,  Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

– November 6, 2014, Station #3,  Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

– November 6, 2014, Station #2,  Walker Road, Medical Assist

– November 7, 2014, Station #2 , #3, Glencolin Line, MVC

– November 8, 2014, Station #2,  Rogers Road, Medical Assist

– November 8, 2014, Station #4 ,#3, 46998 Crossley-Hunter Line, MVC

– November 9, 2014, Station #2, Carter Road, Medical Assist

– November 10, 2014, Station #2, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– November 10, 2014, Station #1,  John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– November 11, 2014, Station #2,  Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– November 16, 2014, Station #2 , #1, Hacienda Road, MVC

– November 16, 2014, Station #2. Station #1, Talbot Line, MVC

– November 17, 2014, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Automobile Fire

 

 

EESS PLAY: HENRY V

 

(Information from EESS drama teacher Ceris Thomas) – The EESS Drama class is presenting Henry V beginning November 26. The play was chosen because it allows the students to participate in the Stratford Shakesperean Festival for Students – they will do one scene on Thursday there. Also Ms. Thomas notes the play is “my favourite” and is characterized by “a lot of swords”. There are 27 actors and ten students behind the scenes. Other assisting staff are Adam Mcburnie, Trevor Hiepleh and Marg Chipchase.

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LOCAL CHRISTMAS PARADES 

 

-Sat. Nov. 22 – Aylmer Parade, 2pm

-Sat. Dec. 6 – Springfield Parade, 1pm

-Sat. Dec. 6 - Pt. Burwell Parade, 6:30 pm

-Sun. Dec. 7 – Belmont Parade, 6pm

-Sat. Dec 13 – Straffordville Parade, 1:30 pm

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TUESDAY,. Nov. 18/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

- Aylmer Flu Clinic, 3 pm-7; German Canadian Club 

 

-Thu-Sat – Ten Thousand Villages Sale (see ad)

-Fri – Elementary Pd Day

-Sat – Aylmer Santa Claus Parade, 2 pm

-Sat- Spits host Lambeth, 7:30 pm

 

 

HYDRO OUTAGE AT NOON

 

(Information from Tim Stafford of Hydro One) – “A car slid into a Hydro One pole on Sunset Drive in front of the former Ford Plant and disrupted hydro in Yarmouth and parts of Malahide, Bayham and South Dorchester at noon today. Power was restored by 1:30 pm.”

 

 

FIRST SNOW: NO BUS ISSUES

 

(Information on school bus service yesterday during the first snowfall of the season is from Kris Badder of Badder Bus Lines in Aylmer:)- “We were lucky for the first snow fall of the year as there were no delays or issues.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Lyons, Charles Wallace of Aylmer passed away on Thursday in his 68th year. He was a farmer at Avon until 1984 when he moved to Aylmer. He was a member of the choir at St. Paul’s United Church. A funeral service will be held at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Thursday at 11 am with visitation one hour prior.

 

-Wales, Douglas Harold of Aylmer passed away on Thursday in his 86th year. Survivors: wife Margaret Ann (Walterhouse) Wales; two children etc.. Doug was a tobacco farmer east of Aylmer and a member of the Aylmer Shrine Club. The funeral service was held yesterday at Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

-Tisdale, Terrence Gordon James of Vienna passed away on November 8 at the age of 66 years. Survivors: wife Judy Elaine (Fisher) Tisdale; four children etc.. Terry was President for the Tillsonburg Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The funeral was held on Wednesday at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

-Procenko, Alexander (Alex) Procenko of Vienna passed away on November 6 at the age of 88 years. Survivors: wife Rose (Worches) Procenko; three children including Alice Howe (Paul) of Vienna etc.. Alex grew tobacco in the Vienna area for many years. A private family service was held.

 

-Winnington-Ingram, Edna Arletta of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 86th year. Wife of the late Gerald Winnington-Ingram. Survivors: two children including Judy Jones (Leonard) of Aylmer etc.. She was employed by Drs. Beveridge and Poots for many years. The funeral was held Saturday at Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

-Turnbull, Donald McCullagh of St. Thomas passed away on Wednesday in his 91st year. Survivors: wife Mary Turnbull; two children etc.. The funeral was at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Friday.

 

-de Ryk, Joseph Hypolutes of Aylmer passed away on November 10 in his 77th year. Survivors: wife  Ann (Levoy); three children including Joe (Julie) of Malahide etc. Joe was a founding member of the Malahide No. 1 Fire Department, served 12 years as President and member of the Elgin Co-op Board of Directors and was a long-time director for the Aylmer Curling Club and served as President twice. The funeral was held Saturday. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

 

AYLMER ACCIDENT

 

(Information from Police Chief Andre Reymer) – A 64 year old Malahide woman was charged with failing to yield after her van, travelling east on Chestnut St. and turning left on John St. north on November  7 at 9 am, hit a southbound pickup truck – minor damage to both.

 

 

WED: AYLMER SPITS 8 NMSEX 1

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
AylmerLuke     Bettencourt (Brett     Dzyngel, Lucas Easterbrook) 3:46
AylmerJesiah     Sweetland (Clint     Walker, Ryan     Van Roestel) 14:51

-AylmerTrevor     Stewart (short handed) (unassisted)     19:41

Period 2
AylmerRyan     Van Roestel (power play) (Jesiah     Sweetland) 2:08

-AylmerDerek     Folkard (power play) (unassisted) 10:46

Period 3
North Middlesex     – Mike     Sharpe (Alex     Foster) 0:22
AylmerDawson     Cook (APM) (Derek     Folkard) 3:06
AylmerRyan     Van Roestel (Clint     Walker, Jesiah     Sweetland) 6:55

-AylmerDawson     Cook (APM) (Derek     Folkard, Jesse     Tottle) 15:48

 

 

AYL/MAL MUSEUM TOUR OF HOMES

 

(Information on this past weekend’s Tour of Homes is from Larry Jeffery of the Aylmer-Malahide Museum:) – “This year we had 400 tickets sold to the public and 41 volunteer tickets. As well 70 tickets were provided to participating merchants and homeowners.  Therefore we had approximately 500 take the Tour. This is the 2nd highest number of participants in the 13 years that the Tour has run.”

 

 

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