Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


FRIDAY, May 17/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Monday.

 

-Thur-Sat. – A.C.T. Play – Honeymoon For Three – OTH Theatre (see ad)

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

-’Cultivating Malahide’ Council meeting, 1pm, Springfield

 

-Tue. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

-Tue. -EESS hosts Girls, Boys Rugby games

-Tue. -Southwest Soccer – Aylmer Rampage vs. Aylmer FC (Steen Park)

-Tue. -Seniors Day Event at EEC Complex

 

 

 

LOST RING AT STEEN

 

An Aylmer woman informs she lost a ring at the Queen St. entrance to Steen Park last night. There is a reward. If you find it, please contact the Aylmer Police.

 

 

 

EESS SOCCER TEAMS PLACE FIRST

 

East Elgin soccer teams concluded their regular season yesterday with two games each at Columbus Park. The girls blanked Glencoe 4-0 and Central Elgin 4-0 to place first with an 8-0 record – they only gave up two goals all season. They will host a playoff match next Thursday.

 

The EESS boys downed Parkside 2-0 and Central Elgin 3-1 to also claim top spot with a 7-0 record – they gave up only 4 goals. They will also host playoffs next week.

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‘TOUCH A TRUCK’ AT ICS

 

Immanuel Christian School is hosting a first time ‘Touch a Truck’ event for youth on Saturday, June 1st  from 10 am to 3 pm.

 

Organizer ICS parent Dean Mantel said he heard of the idea in other communities and had visited one previously. The purpose is to raise money for new playground equipment at the school. Mr. Mantel said children will get an opportunity to sit in the cab of a big truck or have a picture taken etc. There will be food available. Cost is $5 per child, adults free.

 

Participants to date include: HBI Equipment with a Rail Dump Truck and a front end loader, VandenBrink Farm Equipment with smaller trackers etc., Aylmer Fire Department, Loveday’s Tow Truck,  Genuine Trucking with a transport truck, LED Advertising Solution with a cube truck with digital billboard/screens for advertising, EMS with an ambulance, and Better Bin Company with a large boom type truck (with more expected.)

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Catfish Creek looking west by Kinsmen Park last evening. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

SOME SITES AT SPRINGWATER

 

(Information this morning from Laura Ronayne at Springwater) – “Springwater is not yet full. We have approximately 12 hydro sites left and plenty of un-serviced sites available.  A lot of campers wait until the weekend to come to book a site to make sure the weather co-operates.

 

We have a total of 270 designated sites (approx. 150 seasonal, 50 service and 50 non-serviced) and lots of overflow camping areas which we use when all our designated sites are full. There are no special events this weekend but we do have an alcohol ban for the entire weekend.

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Carrier Wilfred; of Tillsonburg, on Wednesday, at the age of 79. Survivors include: daughter Wilma Carrier (James Ferris) of Aylmer etc. Visitation at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Tillsonburg on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until the funeral at 1 p.m.

 

-Reid, James Ezra; of Belmont, passed away on Thursday, in his 63rd year. Survivors include: wife Deborah Lynn (Naylor) Reid etc.. There will be no visitation but a private family service at Williams Funeral Home, St. Thomas.

 

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL TUESDAY:

 

Among agenda items to be discussed at Aylmer Council’s meeting on Tuesday is the following: Councillor John Vandermeersch’s motion to authorize Staff to provide a report that inventories the town’s available building space (occupied or vacant) suitable for library services – all available alternative accommodations.”

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, May 16/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils

-Thur-Sat. – A.C.T. Play – Honeymoon For Three – OTH Theatre (see ad)

-EESS Hosts Soccer at Columbus Park – Girls vs. Glencoe, CECI; Boys vs. Parkside, CECI

 

 

-Fri. –TriCounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Harwood, 8pm

-Fri. -’Cultivating Malahide’ Council meeting, 1pm, Springfield

 

 

 

PT. BURWELL BEACH READY

 

Work on removing the sand dune adjacent to the east beach at Pt. Burwell has been completed in time for the holiday weekend,  informs Kyle Kruger, Bayham Township Administrator. The sand mound was created by excavation work necessary for the arrival of the Ojibwa last fall.

 

 

 

TRICOUNTY TRACK, FIELD RESULTS:

 

(Day Two, at Parkside yesterday, Top EESS results:)

 

GIRLS-

Midget Triple jump – Amanda Milmine, first

Junior 200 metres – Riley Giesbrecht, third

Senior 400-metre hurdles – Karissa Paterson, third

Senior Shot put – Karlil Milmine , third

Senior Discus – Karli Milmine , second

Open – 400 metre relay – EESS, third

 

BOYS-

Senior 3000 metres – Paul Rochus, first

Senior Triple jump – Tyler Vandermeer, third

 

 

 

OBITUARIES: 

 

-Buhagiar-Charles Carmelo; of  St. Thomas, passed away Tuesday April 30th, in his 83rd year. Survivors include: step-son Dan Stafford of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, St. Thomas Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass at St. Anne’s Church on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Pt. Bruce last night (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

AYLMER ICS PRESENTS NICOLE CLARK

 

Nicole Clark, a Canadian born former model who now gives presentations on media images of youth,  will appear next Thursday at Immanuel Christian School, Aylmer from 1:15 to 2:15 to speak to Gr 5-8 Girls. She has appeared as a guest on CNN, CTV, Fox News etc. and her workshop is sponsored by the Elgin Health Unit and area public and separate schools.

 

Her topic is:  ”How to Get Kung-Fu Self-Esteem!” and the focus is an interactive workshop for girls to share their feelings about body image and pressure from the media to conform. Parents are welcome.

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK

 

“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  (On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, and Mary Jane’s.)

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, May 15/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

-Thur-Sat. – A.C.T. Play – Honeymoon For Three – OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Fri. – TriCounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Harwood, 8pm

 

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER TUE.:

 

-RailwayCity 4 Aylmer Rampage (0-1-1) 1

 

-Aylmer FC (1-1) (Cody Benner 3) 3 Talbotville 0

 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID

 

Q- Mother’s Day?

 

2.Took her out to eat or cooked for her  36.84%  (21 votes)

1.Bought a gift or card  33.33%  (19 votes)

3.Bought flowers or a plant  19.3%  (11 votes)

4. Just phoned her  10.53%  (6 votes)

 

Total Votes: 57

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-Boys Soccer – EESS (5-0) 4 AVSS 1

 

 

 

AYLMER’s CHRIS BRAY IN CONCERT HERE

 

(Contributed) – Aylmer Christian gospel singer Chris Bray is having a CD release concert for his forthcoming album, “Beloved Child of God” on Friday, May 24th at 7 pm at the Old Town Hall Theatre. Other performers include Kayla Peters from Aylmer.

 

The title track from the album (same name) is already topping Christian radio charts in Canada, debuting at #4 on the More Radio Top 10 CANCON Christian radio chart. The song was featured in a live performance in front of 25,000 people at the National March for Life held at Parliament Hill on May 9th. Two previous singles, “Called” and “Finally Let Go” hit #1 on the CANCON Christian radio chart. Bray has also received numerous Gospel Music Association Covenant Awards including; “Collaboration of the Year” with Scott Towaij – Join Together – (2012) and “New Artist of the Year” (2009).

 

 

 

TRI-COUNTY TRACK/FIELD RESULTS:

 

(Day One at Parkside yesterday, Top EESS results:)

 

GIRLS

 

-Midget shot put – Amanda Milmine, first

-Junior 80 metre hurdles – Riley Giesbrecht, third

-Junior 100 Metre Relay – EESS, second

 

BOYS

 

-Midget 1500 metres – Justin Attfield , second

-Junior 1500 metres – Troy Berklemans , second

-Junior Discus – Brennen Weber , third

-Senior 1500 metres – Paul Rochus, third

 

 

 

BAYHAM COUNCIL THURSDAY:

 

-Among items on the agenda for Bayham Council tomorrow night include: a discussion on the impact of the Ojibwa submarine location on parking areas west of Robinson Street.

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“AYLMER VOLUNTARY WATER CUTBACKS”

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Director of  Operations  for Aylmer) – “The Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System is requesting that all area municipalities, including those supplied by the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System, implement water use reductions in response to the break on the transmission pipeline between the water treatment plant near Grand Bend and the City of London.

 

In response to this emergency, the supply to the City of London from the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System has been increased; however in order to maintain adequate storage of water in area reservoirs, area municipalities and consumers are requested to voluntarily reduce their water consumption.” (To remain in effect until tomorrow morning.)

 

 

 

 SPECIAL MALAHIDE MEETING

 

There will be a special Malahide Council Meeting on Friday 1:00 p.m. at the Springfield & Area Community Service Building, 51221 Ron McNeil Line, to review the final draft of  ”Cultivating Malahide”, the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan.

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, May 14/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Southwest Soccer – Aylmer Rampage host RailwayCity, 7pm (Steen Park)

-McGregor Family Fun Night – Jesse’s Journey Walk, 5pm

 

-Thu. – Bayham, Malahide Councils

-Thur-Sat. – A.C.T. Play – Honeymoon For Three – OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Fri. – TriCounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Harwood, 8pm

 

 

 

NEXT EECC SENIORS PROGRAM: DRIVING

 

(Contributed) – “Next Tuesday is another Seniors’ Day Out Program at the EEC Complex running from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Enjoy a morning of recreational activities including shuffleboard, adult skate or a low-impact strength and balance training class led by Stefanie Thompson of Fitness to the Max, followed by a coffee break, guest presentation and lunch prepared by dietitian, Doreen Wilson.

 

Our guest presenter John Warkentin is a Regional planner for the West Region Road Safety Marketing Office and he will be discussing license renewal, aging and driving, warning signs and when it is time to hang up the keys. The cost is only $10 per participant and you must register and pay in advance For more information  contact the Complex at (519) 773-5631 or visit: www.eastelgincommunitycomplex.ca”

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS MON.:

 

-Girls Rugby – London Central 27 EESS (0-4) 0

-Boys Rugby – Huron Park 38 EESS (0-3) 7

 

 

 

MCGREGOR FAMILY FUN NIGHT

 

(Information from Principal Richard Auckland) – “(Tonight) We are having a walk for Jesse’s Journey at 5.  At 5:30 pizza will be provided by school council. At 6:00 students and parents may take part in indoor games or outdoor games if the weather cooperates. We’ll wrap up by 7. We are asking parents, if desired, to donate games to the school for students to use during indoor recesses.”

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Fehr, Baby Melissa; of Aylmer, passed away Sunday. Survivors include: parents  Jacob and Betty (Penner) Fehr etc.. She was born December 18, 2012. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home today 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church Wednesday at 2:00 pm.

 

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL LAST NIGHT

 

(By Bill Murch)

 

-The Old Town Hall Community Theatre Rental Agreement was amended by removing the hourly technician fee for light and sound. It was replaced by a light and sound equipment rental fee of $50 per day to a maximum of $100 for consecutive day rentals by the same user group.

 

-As well Council authorized the signing of an agreement with ABC Recreation Ltd for the Town of Aylmer Family SplashPad Project and if all goes as planned the Aylmer Family Splash Pad could be completed by late July.

 

 

 

SPLASH PAD UPDATE: AUGUST IST?

 

(Information update from Splashpad Chairperson Char Ierullo.) – “The Aylmer splash pad committee was formed in July 2010. The town of Aylmer endorsed the splash pad project under the 2013 budget. ABC Recreation Ltd was chosen to supply and install the splash pad equipment. The cost of the splash pad totals $175,210.00 plus HST. – all of the money has been raised.

 

The site will be ready for construction on June 15. Installation should be completed by August 1. It will be located in Balmoral Park, north east of the existing playground equipment, east of the pool.  All of the playground equipment will be staying where it is. There are 12 different spray features for the three separate play areas. We will be hosting a grand opening when the project is completed. Committee members include:  Stephen Douglas, Michele Toth, Penny Hilliker, Craig Johnston, Kerry Kerr, Judi Wright (council rep) and Char Ierullo.”

 

 

 

FROST REPORT

 

(Information from Dick Saarloos of Berryhill Farms north of Aylmer) – “We had to irrigate the strawberries for about six hours last night (the temperature was close to freezing and there was no wind) but there is very little damage. The rest of the crops as well as the berries are about a week behind normal but everything has good potential when the weather warms up. The weekend did not have freezing temperatures because the wind kept frost from forming in lower areas.”

 

 

 

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MONDAY, May13/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 3:30

-EESS Hosts Boys (Huron Park), Girls (London Central) Rugby

-OV Naturalists – Monarch Viewing 5:30; Meeting 7 pm – Pt. Burwell School

 

-Tue. -Southwest Soccer – Aylmer Rampage host RailwayCity, 7pm (Steen Park)

-Thur-Sat. – A.C.T. Play – Honeymoon For Three – OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Charlton, Madeline, of Tillsonburg and formerly of Aylmer, on Thursday, in her 90th year. Survivors include: husband Lloyd, son Doug (Charlotte) of Belmont etc.. Funeral arrangements through Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, Norwich.

 

 

 

FROST TONIGHT?

 

Environment Canada has issued a Frost Warning for St. Thomas – Aylmer – East Elgin tonight.  ”Conditions will be more favourable for frost tonight as skies clear and winds become light. Temperatures will fall to zero or just below so widespread frost is expected.”

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS FRI.:

 

-Girls Rugby – London South 36, EESS (0-3) 0

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

-A 21-year old Aylmer man has been charged with fraud after he failed to pay a St.Thomas taxi for a ride from St.Thomas to Aylmer early last Monday morning.

 

-A multi-vehicle,  rear-ender accident sent three persons to hospital as a precaution Sunday around 11 am close to the corner of Beech St. and Imperial Road. The investigation is continuing.

 

-Police will be part of a cross Canada blitz this week as they target drivers for aggressive driving, distracted and impaired violations and seatbelt infractions.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

-May 6, 2013, Station #3,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist

-May 8, 2013, Station #3,  Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

 

 

 

AYLMER SELLING COMPOSTERS

 

The town is offering the Soil Saver composter for $40-$50 (phone the Town Office). Says a town brochure: “Backyard composting reduces the amount of organic waste requiring collection and processing and returns important organic matter and nutrients to the soil.”

 

 

 

AYLMER FIRE DEPT 2012 SUMMARY:

 

The Aylmer Fire Department recently submitted their annual report to Council. Some highlights: there were 100 calls – the highest number in the last ten years, false alarms and medical calls each increased by ten calls; August with 13 had the highest calls in one month; the average response time was about seven minutes; and the average number of firefighters attending a call was 13.

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, May 10/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri-Sun. – ACT PLAY – Honeymoon For Three – 8pm – OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sat-Sun. – Mothers Day Open House/Tea; Heritage Line Herbs (see ad)

-Sun. -German Canadian Club – Mothers Day Dinner, 1 pm (see ad)

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

-Mon. – EESS Hosts: Girls, Boys Rugby

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-Boys Rugby – Tillsonburg 29 EESS 0

 

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER:

 

West Elgin 4 Aylmer FC 0

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Good, Mrs. Jean (nee Frayne), of St. Thomas, passed away on Saturday, in her 83rd year. Survivors include: step-son Robert Good (Liz) of R.R.#7, Aylmer etc.. A public memorial service  will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church St. Thomas on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.

 

-Shellington, Larry Douglas, of Belmont,  passed away on Tuesday, in his 64th year. Larry was a lifelong resident of Belmont. A private family memorial service will take place at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas.

 

-Pottelberg, Myrtle Kathaleen Pottelberg; of St.Thomas and formerly of Aylmer, on Thursday, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Albert Pottelberg (2004) The funeral will be held at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11:00 am Visitation one hour prior to the service.

 

-Georgeff, Bruce passed away Thursday in his 90th year. Predeceased by his wife Jean (Martindale). He was a veteran of WWII. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home next Friday, from 7 – 9 p.m. where the funeral will be held on Saturday, at 1 p.m

 

 

 

EAST ELGIN PLACE NAMES #10

 

“SUMMERS’ CORNERS”

 

This intersection, at Springfield Road and #3 Highway,  was named after two brothers named Summer who first settled here in the early 1800′s. In earlier days it had a hotel, demolished in 1904, and a brick Methodist church, removed in 1974. (Source: Sims History of Elgin)

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Work is also progressing on this housing development just behind Heritage Place on Caverly Road. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK

 

“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  (On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, and Mary Jane’s.)

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, May 9/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30pm-7:30 (see ad)

-Thu-Sun. – ACT PLAY – Honeymoon For Three – 8pm – OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

-Sat-Sun. – Mothers Day Open House/Tea; Heritage Line Herbs (see ad)

-Sun. -German Canadian Club – Mothers Day Dinner, 1 pm (see ad)

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED.:

 

-Girls Soccer – EESS (6-0) 3 PCI 1

-Boys Soccer – EESS (4-0) 1 PCI 0

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Little, Ryan Richard; of Aylmer, on May 2, in his 36th year. Survivors include: children Damien and Kylah Little etc.. Visitation and funeral service were held Tuesday through the Beckett-Glaves Funeral Centre in Brantford. Donations to help support Ryan’s children may be made to a Trust Account at TD Canada Trust.

 

-Pinkerton-Bauer,Tammy; of Strathroy, formerly of Aylmer, passed away Saturday, in her 34th year. Survivors include: husband Michael, children Shelby Lynn and Michael etc.. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in South River at a later date.

 

-Froese, Abe; of Aylmer, passed away Wednesday, in his 61st year. Survivors include: wife Maria (Klassen) Froese etc.. Abe was born in Mexico. Visitation at  Kebbel’s  Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the EMMC Church on Saturday, at 11:00 am.

 

-Connolly, Donald;  of Red Oaks Park, Eden passed away Tuesday, in his 83rd year. Survivors include: wife Grace Connolly etc.. Don served in the Korean War for the R.C.A. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home Thursday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 pm.

 

 

 

OV NATURALISTS ON MONDAY

 

The Otter Valley Naturalists will meet Monday, May 13 first at Monarch Landing east of Pt. Burwell at 5:30 and then at 7 at Pt Burwell Public School to listen to ‘Bank Swallows of the Erie Shore’ with Myles Falconer, Ontario Project Biologist Bird Studies Canada.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS

 

Work is progressing on several new homes in the Tarry Parkway development just south of Fath Ave. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK

 

“GRAVEMARKERS FOUND BENEATH SHED”

 

Aylmer Police investigated an unusual incident Sunday afternoon when a Sydenham Street east resident phoned and said they were tearing down an old shed and found three metal grave markers and a cement cross beneath it.  Police Officer Darren Lockwood  indicated there was no suspicion of foul play after he  placed a call to a previous owner. Dorothy Brackenbury informed that she and husband Jim had found the markers in a building on a lot they had bought years previously when they set up a car sales business on Talbot east across from Kebbel’s Funeral Home. The previous owner was Hazel Hutchinson, whose father J W Hutchinson was a noted monument maker in town at that location.

 

Mrs. Brackenbury thought the markers were just promotion plates and were never used. They put the markers in the shed at their residence and over time they had worked their way below the floor and were forgotten when they moved out. The markers bore the names: Thompson, Beattie and Willam. A. Barons, died 1935.

 

 

 

 EAST ELGIN PLACE NAMES #9

 

PT. BRUCE

 

Pt. Bruce had a post office in 1855. It was named after a previous Governor General of Canada. Over time it has had three hotels, a school, and two churches. The surviving Rocobore Hotel dates back to the 1800s and is an unusual name, supposedly a nickname for the  sheep that grazed on the hills here. (Source: Sims History of Elgin)

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, May 8/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS Soccer – Night Games at PCI, Girls 7, Boys 9pm

 

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

-Thu-Sun. – ACT PLAY – Honeymoon For Three – 8pm -OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

-Sat-Sun. – Mothers Day Open House/ Tea; Heritage Line Herbs (see ad)

-Sun. -German Canadian Club Mothers Day Dinner, 1 pm (see ad)

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-Girls Soccer – EESS (5-0) 4 Glencoe 0

-Boys Soccer – EESS (3-0) 4 Glencoe 0

 

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER: 

 

-Aylmer Rampage 0 Mt. Brydges 0

 

 

 

 OBITUARIES:

 

-Coderre, Philip John Paul; of Simcoe, passed away on Monday, in his 70th year. Survivors include: brother Lawrence (Linda) Coderre of Eden etc.. Visitation at Glendinning Funeral Home, Pt. Rowan, Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted there on Thursday, at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT #2

 

-A 65 year old Bayham man was charged with impaired driving after he was pulled over for erratic driving on Friday at 1 pm. The man had squealed to a stop behind an unmarked police cruiser at the corner of Elk and Talbot and then squealed his tires as he took off east on Talbot. When stopped, Police found open beer in the vehicle that he was consuming and he was charged.

 

-Sunday around 1:30 pm Police stopped a vehicle on Centre Street and charged a 24 year old Aylmer male with driving while under suspension, failure to produce a licence or identification and failing to have insurance. The vehicle was towed.

 

-In Elgin court recently a 16 year old Malahide female was found guilty of failing to comply with conditions from being charged with marijuana possession in April and was given ten months probation for the breach and for the possession.

 

-Also in Elgin court recently a 21 year old Malahide male was given 30 days in custody for a bail violation and 21 days for failing to abide by a recognizance.

 

 

 

OJIBWA FUNDRAISER, BREAKFAST

 

Port Burwell – (Contributed) – “Bayham SubMissions are having their second annual multi-vendor sale again this year on Sunday, May 19. We are having the fundraiser behind the New Fire Hall in Port Burwell. They will be having their Pancake Breakfast from 8 am until noon.  Our fundraiser starts at 8 am and runs until 3 pm. We will also be having a BBQ.

 

If interested in participating as a vendor or donating to the auction, go to www.projectojibwa,ca under bulletin board or contact Gloria at 874-1720 or email gloriabe40@yahoo.ca

 

Last Year’s funds were used to help purchase the building permits needed for the cement foundations for OJIBWA. This year’s fundraiser is being used to help offset the costs of the offices at the site including gift shop. New this year will be activities for the kids, face painting, scavenger hunt etc.

 

 

 

ELGIN TOURISM EVENT

 

(Contributed) – “Elgin County Tourism is pleased to invite you to the Tourism Member Networking Event on Wednesday, May 15 from 4-6 pm at Kettle Creek Golf and Country Club in Port Stanley. Learn about the exciting tourism initiatives happening in our region in 2013. Visit the Tourism Expo featuring Savour Elgin, the Elgin Arts Trail, the Elgin Heritage Guide, the Experience Elgin County Visitor’s Guide, the War of 1812 Route, Project Ojibwa, Active Elgin, the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation, the Cruise the Coast Motorcycle Map, Arts Country, the Waterfront Cycling Trail and the new mobile tourism kiosk. For information/participation, call 519-631-1460 x 164 by Monday May 13th.

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“MALAHIDE TAX PROTESTERS”

 

(Information from Bill MacIntyre of Springfield, one of the founders of the Malahide Tax Protest group)-”The original group last year consisted of Bryon and Ken Craik and Jim Crane and myself.  We wanted Malahide to hold the line on taxes last year to the cost of living. We made a presentation in December to Council. With the cost of living at around 2.9 percent we objected to Council’s  increase of 5%. (My taxes went up 79 percent in 10 years and the CPI increase was 22%) But nothing happened.

 

Council says the average increase this year is 3.4 percent but we think 90 percent of township residents are paying 10 percent. Suggestions for  cuts? – Use the money from the sale of the Medical centre; no new positions or replacements for staff; cuts at EEC Complex; fire department cuts,  contract work out, weekly receycling is not needed for garbage etc. We hope to get to 2.9 percent this year.”

 

 

 

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