Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


MONDAY, Dec. 9/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-No Aylmer Council today

-Bayham Council Budget Meeting, 7pm

 

-Tue. -Aylmer Community Services Open House, Noon – 6pm

-Tue. -EESS Hosts: Boys Hockey v WESS

 

-Sat.-Barbara Thorson, Aylmer Baptist Church, 7:30 pm (see ad)

-Sat.-Sun. -Springfield Baptist Church, Rabbi Moshe, 7 pm (see ad)

-Sat.- Straffordville Christmas Parade, 10:30 am

-Sun.-Church of God Community Christmas, EEC Complex, 3pm

 

CORRECTION:

-Apologies: Last week’s photo of the Tree Lighting ceremony in Springfield was taken by Kelly Pearson and not by Don Durkee.

 

 

 

STOPLIGHTS OUT

 

Aylmer Police informed at 11 am that the stoplights at the main intersection were out and were being repaired. The stoplight on the northwest corner was knocked over by what Police believe was a commercial vehicle at 1:30 am today. The vehicle failed to stop. Road conditions were considered slippery at the time.

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Ker, Robert James “Bob” of Aylmer passed away Friday in his 61st year. Survivors: wife Cathy (Jukes) Ker; three children, mother Mary (the late Don)Mossey, father Archie Ker(Anne), both of Aylmer etc.. Bob worked at the Aylmer Valumart and IGA for 45 years and was a longstanding member of the Aylmer Optimist Club. The visitation was yesterday. The funeral service will be held today at Kebbel’s Funeral Home at 11:00 am.

 

-Matthews, Kenneth of Aylmer and formerly of Pt. Burwell passed away Saturday, in his 74th year. Survivors: wife Marie (Shelly) Matthews; children -John Matthews, Jim Matthews(Nancy), Jeremy(Rebecca) Matthews all of Aylmer and Jeff (Barb) Matthews of St.Thomas, daughter in law Jackie Matthews of Aylmer etc.. He was born in Bayham and was an Ontario Land Surveyor for 42 years and a village councilor for many years. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am.

 

 

 

SPITS UPSET THAMESFORD

 

AYLMER – The Spitfires snapped a 3-3 tie by scoring three unanswered goals in the third period to upend second place Thamesford 6-3 here Saturday in SOJHL hockey.  Eric Nemeth led Aylmer with two goals and singles were earned by Josh Houston, Tyler Marr, Cody Underhill and Will Goodhue. Sunday at home the Spits dropped a 7-3 decision to Pt. Stanley. Aylmer marksmen were Houston, Brad Payne and Luke Bettencourt. Pt. Stanley led 4-2 after the second period. The Spits have now won eleven and lost fifteen games. This Saturday they host Lambeth.

 

Sat. vs Thamesford:

 

Period 1
ThamesfordAlex Lumani (power play) (Jake McColl, Dakota Hill) 11:38
AylmerEric Nemeth (Ryan Stapleton, Kyle Dedecker) 16:02
AylmerJosh Houston (unassisted) 17:27
ThamesfordKyle Walker (Adam Levine, Mitch Davies) 18:19
Period 2
AylmerTyler Marr (power play) (Trevor Stewart) 9:00
ThamesfordAvery Antone (short handed) (unassisted) 9:35
Period 3
AylmerEric Nemeth (Andrew Baxter) 4:47
AylmerCody Underhill (Brad Payne (C), Cameron Mancini) 7:56
AylmerWill Goodhue (Clint Walker, Trevor Stewart) 18:02

 

 

 

SPRINGFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH EVENT

 

(Information from Springfield Baptist Pastor John Twinem:) – “Each year during the Christmas season, Springfield Baptist Church has the pleasure of providing a free dramatic and musical performance. This year’s story, “Bethlehem and Beyond: Journey to Faith”, follows Rabbi Moshe Ben Abram through his encounters with Jesus, first in the stable, then through His ministry and finally, in His death and resurrection.

 

A large cast and a wide array of musical and dramatic ability from people of all ages will present this original story this Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. We will be collecting non-perishable donations for the Corner Cupboard Food Bank as a voluntary “admission”. And as has been tradition for some 20 years, we would also like send each family home with a hand-crafted ornament/memento of the performance.” (see ad).

 

 

 

WIEBE CHRISTMAS DINNER BACK

 

John Wiebe of Springfield, whose family sponsored a free Christmas dinner for the community for three years but postponed it last year, said he is again putting on a meal this year. It will be held at the Aylmer Legion on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5 pm. The Wiebe family had been serving their dinner at a local school gymnasium in previous years. But last year they were informed by school officials that they now had to have insurance for such an event. Mr. Wiebe decided that they didn’t want to pay the insurance – estimated at $200 – so they cancelled.

 

The Legion is providing their facilities free of charge. The Wiebes – who finance the dinner themselves instead of giving gifts to each other – served 160 meals two years ago and also received $900 from supporters (any donations will go to Canadian Blood Services this year).

 

 

 

CRAM THE CRUISER

 

Aylmer Police note that the Cram the Cruiser event, held this past weekend in conjunction with Elgin Feeds, had the same success at last year. Approximately $1000 in food and cash donations went to the Corner Cupboard and the same amount of toys as last year went to the Optimist Club. A local church group dropped off a large toy donation after raising money at Sunday school for this event. The Police kept a cruiser at the Elgin Feeds Corner for Friday and Saturday in order for people to make donations.

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

Police conducted two RIDE programs last week. On Thursday evening for about an hour on Talbot St. west, 150 vehicles were stopped and only two traffic warnings were issued. On Friday evening for about four hours, 600 vehicles were stopped at several locations in town and four traffic warnings were given.

 

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 6/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri-Sat. -Cram the Cruiser, Elgin Feeds corner

-Sat. -Springfield Christmas Parade. 1 pm

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

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Sarah Slean, 7:30 pm, OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sat. -Aylmer Spitfires host Thamesford, 7:30pm

-Sat-Sun. -GayLea Dairy Museum Christmas Open House (see ad)

-Sat.Sun – Aylmer Parade on ch. 5/5 pm each day

-Sun. – Aylmer Spitfires host Pt. Stanley, 3:45 pm

 

-Mon. -No Aylmer Council

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-Sr B BBall – EESS (2-0) 63 Glencoe 8

-Jr B BBall – EESS (2-0) 55 Glencoe 14

-Boys Hockey -EESS (1-1) 3 CECI 1

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“NO SYDENHAM RE-OPENING YET”

 

From Aylmer Council on December 3/12:  ”Councillor Peter Barbour inquires about the progress being made on the Trillium project as most of the equipment has now been moved off Sydenham Street and asks when Sydenham Street will be re-opened. Mr. Dale, Director of Planning and Municipal Services, advises that there is no definitive time frame as yet and he will advise Council further about this.”

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS OUTLOOK: BOYS HOCKEY

 

(Information on the opening of the EESS Boys’ Hockey season is from Coach Chris Wismer:) – “We will have an eight game regular season as St Joe’s is not in the league this year. We’ve lost our leading scorer Ryan Cooreman. Key returnees are Derek Folkard, Ryan Van Roestel, Garret Hickey, Luke Vanserspank, Riley Harbour, and Dustin Dunlop. Jarrett Farquhar will anchor the goal.”

 

 

 

AYLMER CS OPEN HOUSE TUE.

 

Aylmer Community Services on Centre St. is holding an Open House with refreshments on Tuesday from Noon to 6pm. Information will be available on their services:  Job Seeker Services, Employer Services, Summer Jobs Service, Employment Counselling, Youth Employment Fund, Youth Engagement Program, Service  Canada Outreach, YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin, and Resume Assistance.

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS OUTLOOK: GIRLS HOCKEY

 

(Information on the beginning of the EESS Girls’ Hockey season is from Coach Katie Horricks:) -”There are several strong returning players including seniors Katharine Barrie, Karli Milmine, Victoria Grunsell, and Danielle Vansevenant. There are also some very strong rookies in Grade 10 (given that there was no season last year) including Carly Van Roestel and Brittany Kirk.  Based on the first two games I’d say we should fair quite well in our league play. The other coach is Robin Jennings-Berden.”

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Winter scene at Pt. Bruce. (Don Durkee)

Winter scene at Pt. Bruce. (Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

SARAH SLEAN IN AYLMER SAT.

 

Canadian singer Sarah Slean will be performing this Saturday at the OTHall Theatre (see ad) as part of the Aylmer Performing Arts series. Slean, a Toronto native, has produced eight albums including this year’s ‘Land and Sea’. She has been nominated for three Junos in her fifteen year career.

 

 

 

EESS GRADS IN OUAA BBALL

 

Second ranked University of Windsor downed Lakehead twice last weekend in OUAA Womens’ basketball, winning 74-35 and 104-55. Aylmer’s Tessa Kreiger started both games and connected for four and seven points respectively. Brock defeated Waterloo 59-35 last weekend with Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen playing 21 minutes and netting six points.

 

 

 

FRED EAGLESMITH IN PT.DOVER

 

(Contributed) – “Music fans from across North America will once again congregate in Port Dover for three days of entertainment and camaraderie at The Annual Fred Eaglesmith Winter Weekend happening at The Lighthouse Festival Theatre on December 20, 21 and 22. Fred will be releasing  his 20th official recording, Tambourine, which was recorded at Eaglesmith’s studio in Vittoria Ontario. The Friday Dec 20th and Saturday Dec 21st shows will start at 8pm and the Sunday Dec 22nd will be a 2pm matinee show. Tickets are available now at boxoffice@lighthousetheatre.com or by phone 519-583-2221.”

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK

 

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

Campbells, Pinecroft, and Mary Jane’s.)

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, Dec. 4/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts: Boys BBall v Glencoe

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

 

-Fri-Sat. -Cram the Cruiser, Elgin Feeds corner

-Sat. -Springfield Christmas Parade. 1 pm

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

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Sarah Slean, 7:30 pm, OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sat. -Aylmer Spitfires host Thamesford, 7:30pm

-Sat-Sun. -GayLea Dairy Museum Christmas Open House (see ad)

-Sat.Sun – Aylmer Parade on ch. 5/5 pm each day

-Sun. – Aylmer Spitfires host Pt. Stanley, 2:45 pm

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30pm

 

 

 

OPP ARREST MALAHIDE WOMAN

 

(From Elgin OPP) – A 23 year old Malahide woman is in custody after trying to evade police earlier this morning. Stephanie Stover was being sought by both Aylmer Police and the OPP this week after she missed a court date Monday. The incident began just after 7am after St. Thomas Police Service notified Elgin OPP to be on the lookout for a van which had failed to stop for them. About  7:16 am OPP observed the vehicle travelling east on Edgeware Line in the area of Belmont Rd.

 

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however the vehicle failed to stop and continued fleeing. Officers attempted to box the fleeing vehicle in on Edgeware Line at Springwater Rd.; however the suspect vehicle reversed direction and sideswiped one of the police vehicles. Police continued following and at 7:30 am successfully boxed the vehicle in and stopped it at Ron McNeil Ln. and Imperial Rd.. During the arrest the lone female driver resisted arrest and in the process assaulted one officer. The officer was not injured. No one was injured as a result of the chase.

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED.:

 

-Girls Hockey – EESS (2-0) 6 Parkside 1

 

 

 

AYLMER PARADE COMMENTS:

 

“Lynn St Pierre – The marching bands are always my favourite and they were good.

Denise Chambers  Quick – Always enjoy the Aylmer Santa Claus Parade! Santa was great with his helpers and their “walkie talkies”. My grand-daughter is still talking about how Santa called out her name ! And the Marching Band. So enthusiastic right to the end.

Cheryl Mann – Was great, Kermit, Half a car

Sherri Lynn – Loved Kermit

Bob Lozon – The Shriners are the parade

Linda Klassen Wall – My favorite was the Aylmer Propane pick-up truck with the little children on the back wearing reindeer hats. Cute.

Min Di – Our boys got so excited to see all the fire trucks and hear their sirens!!

Janice Wise – Great parade

Mary Peters – The parade was great! We loved the drumline:

Nancy Vandenwyngaert – The marching bands were the best. I truly enjoyed the band from Burlington, they really looked like they were having fun with their music. Soooo… Entertaining!!! I loved Kermit too! Ginormous!

Alex Lecuyer – Good to see the Aylmer Spitfires Representing!

Terri Haney – Burlington band was my favourite

Jackie Stockford – The drumline and the pipers!

Susi Giesbrecht –  The bands are always my fav! Kermit was cool and the the pop o wheelie Shriner mini cars were cool. The librarians were unique.

Tante Wen – Kermit !!!”

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT:

 

-Sometime overnight Saturday some tires were slashed on a van parked outside a Talbot St. east business

 

-Police conducted a RIDE program Saturday after the Parade on John St. north, stopping 150 cars and only issuing three traffic warnings.

 

-A 15-year old Anne St. male was charged with mischief Saturday afternoon after his parents called Police when he threw some dumbells through a bedroom wall after an argument with them.

 

-A 17 year old Malahide male was charged with changing lanes not in safety last Monday around noon after his car, travelling south on Fourth Ave., lost control and struck a fire hydrant. The vehicle had to be towed.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

The Aylmer Community Band and Choir held a concert in the OTHall theatre Friday evening. (Don Durkee) (CLICK)

The Aylmer Community Band and Choir held a concert in the OTHall theatre Friday evening. (Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Neufeld, Peter of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 50th year. Survivors: wife Dawn (Shostak) Neufeld; children Kyle and Kalvin Neufeld etc.. He was born in Mexico. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home Thursday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 am.

 

 

 

HEALTH UNIT CHRISTMAS GIFTS

 

(Contributed) – “The Elgin St.Thomas Public Health Unit is encouraging everyone to give a gift that supports the health of their friends and family members by providing ideas and offering a few holiday giveaways to their Facebook followers. Starting Monday, anyone interested in participating should log into Facebook and – 1.“Like” www.Facebook.com/ESTPH 2.”Like” the Health for the Holidays Post of the Day. 3.“Share” that post. Winners will be chosen daily and you can enter as often as you like for free. Some of the gifts of health include “Welcome to Parenting” and “Safe WinterTravel” kits, Powerbrushes® and bus passes. The goal is to help ESTPH reach 500 “Likes” on their page and spread the word about public health.”

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts: Girls Hockey v PCI

 

-Thu. -EESS hosts: Boys BBall v Glencoe

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

 

-Fri-Sat. -Cram the Cruiser, Elgin Feeds corner

-Sat. -Springfield Christmas Parade. 1 pm

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

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Sarah Slean, 7:30 pm, OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sat-Sun. -GayLea Dairy Museum Christmas Open House (see ad)

 

 

INJURED KERMIT STILL HOPS TO FINISH

 

(Information on Saturday’s Aylmer Kinsmen Christmas Parade is from Parade Chairman Andy Beck:) “Kermit came from “Dynamic Displays Fabulous Inflatables” of Dearborn, Michigan. Kermit was guided down the street by 12 EESS students in the leadership program. There was a small mishap at the cross walk on Talbot St. (by Esso station) but Kermit was repaired quickly and finished the parade. The Kinsmen wanted something to wow the crowd and I think we found something. The idea came from Dan Bates and Paul Bode. We have had many compliments for Kermit being in the parade.

 

Overall the parade went very well. The best part of the parade was the weather. We chose the last Saturday in November with five Saturdays in the month this year – the weather on the Saturday before would have been disastrous. The bands were a huge hit – there is nothing like a marching band in a parade. We were very pleased with the number of entrants in the parade. It seems to be growing every year. Santa made it on time and as always created a lot of excitement. He visited with about 20 children after the parade and also visited Chateau Gardens and Terrace Lodge.”

 

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Beuckert, Anna of Aylmer passed away Monday in her 76th year. Wife of the late John Siemens and the late Isaac Beuckert. Survivors include: fourteen children etc..Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church Aylmer on Friday at 2 pm.

 

-Leadsom, Eleanor May (Anderson) of Tillsonburg passed away on Friday aged 97. Survivors include: brother Ernest Anderson of Aylmer etc.. The funeral service was held at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Monday.

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-Jr G VBall – Parkside 3 EESS 0

-Sr G VBall – Parkside 3 EESS 1

-Jr B BBall – EESS 41 Parkside 39

-Sr B BBall – EESS 51 Parkside 25

-Girls Hockey – EESS 7 West Elgin 1

-Boys Hockey – Glencoe 4 EESS 2

 

 

 

CHRIST-MUST LIST #2 -CRAM THE CRUISER

 

Aylmer Police and Elgin Feeds will again sponsor  ‘Cram The Cruiser’ at the Elgin Feeds store on John St. north this weekend – Friday 9-6 pm and Saturday 8-3 pm. Police will leave a cruiser at the corner on the Elgin Feeds parking lot for people to donate toys and food for the Aylmer Corner Cupboard and the Optimist Toy Drive. The project collected four cruisers full of goods last year.

 

 

 

DAIRY MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

 

(Information on this weekend’s Open House at Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum, located on Jamestown Line south of Aylmer, is from Kim Teuscher, Museum CoOrdinator: (see ad))  “It will be on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4 pm. This is the fourth year we’re holding this event and it’s really just an opportunity for us to open up the museum to the public during our off-season hours.

 

Because it’s the holiday season, we decided to make it a free event while collecting donations of food for the local food bank. We usually get about 100 people. There are no big special activities planned, just refreshments, a tour of the museum, and activities for the kids to do.This includes making crafts and some indoor games. Visitors can also tour the grounds if they want (weather permitting of course).”

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE ARREST WARRANT

 

The Aylmer Police have issued an arrest warrant for Stephanie Stover, 23, of Springwater Road, in Malahide.  She is charged with a 2011 robbery at Hills Clinic in Aylmer and the OPP have also charged her with a robbery in 2011. Monday she failed to appear for a scheduled court appearance in St.Thomas and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Contact your local police or Crime Stoppers if you have information.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Christmas display at Palmer Bandshell Park. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

Christmas display at Palmer Bandshell Park. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

EESS ASSAULT

 

(From Aylmer Police) – On Monday around 1 pm Aylmer Police responded to an assault complaint at EESS involving three female students assaulting a fourth female. The  matter began with Facebook messages between the victim and some of the suspects. The incident escalated with a physical confrontation at EESS. The three students, aged 14, 15 and 16, confronted the 14 year old victim at school and the 16 year old accused pulled the victim’s hair and slapped her face. All three females who confronted the victim were suspended from school and the accused, from Aylmer, was also charged with assault.

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, Dec. 3/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts: Girls Vball v PCI

 

-Wed. -EESS hosts: Girls Hockey v PCI

-Thu. -EESS hosts: Boys BBall v Glencoe

 

-Sat. -Springfield Christmas Parade. 1 pm

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

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Sarah Slean, 7:30 pm, OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

 

 

VIENNA ASSAULT ARREST

 

Elgin OPP announced yesterday that they have arrested and charged 35-year-old Henry Cooper from St. Mary’s Village in Trinidad and Tobago in relation to the assault on a Vienna area woman in October. He has been charged with: sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, overcoming resistance by attempting to choke and uttering threats to cause death.

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Jones, Kathyreen Marie (Couse) passed away on Sunday in her 99th year. Wife of the late Howard Jones (1977). Survivors include: children – Leonard (Judy) Jones, Susan Graves etc.. Kay was a member of the Aylmer Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. There will be no funeral home visitation or service. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

 

 

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?

 

The Aylmer Library float in Saturday's Aylmer Christmas Parade. (kb)

The Aylmer Library entry in Saturday’s Aylmer Christmas Parade. (kb) (CLICK)

 

The Talbot Trail float in Saturday's Parade. (kb)

The Talbot Trail float in Saturday’s Parade. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

AYLMER ACCIDENT

 

A 32 year old London man was charged with failing to yield last Tuesday around 10 am after his car, stopped on Spruce St. west and attempting to turn left, struck another car which was on John St. north and was attempting to turn left on to Spruce St. There were no injuries, damages were minimal.

 

 

 

SPRINGFIELD SANTA PARADE SAT.

 

(Information on this Saturday’s Springfield Parade at 1pm is from Kelly Pearson) – “We have 2 bands again this year – the Ingersoll Pipe Band and the Mocha Temple Trumpet Band. Santa will be at the Fire Hall after the parade to talk to the kids. Scotty’s Pizzeria will be open for free hot chocolate.”

 

The Springfield Junior Choir performed at the Park Tree Lighting Sunday afternoon.

The Springfield Junior Choir performed at the first official Springfield Park Tree Lighting Sunday afternoon. (Kelly Pearson) (CLICK)

 

 

 

AYLMER ASSAULT YESTERDAY

 

Last night around 9 pm Aylmer Police responded to a domestic dispute on South St. Upon arrival they met with a 25 year old female who reported that her 36 year old boyfriend had assaulted her. The victim said the male had wanted her to read something on his cell phone and when she refused he grabbed her face and tried to force her to read. She resisted, called police and he fled.

 

She also alleged other offences in the past few days including: threat to cause bodily harm over an alleged image sent by the victim that the accused didn’t like, an assault when the accused lifted the victim out of a chair to get cigarettes, and mischief when the accused took and hid the cell phone of the victim.

 

The victim was taken to a place of safety. Around 2:30 this morning the accused’s vehicle was seen back at his South St. residence. He presented himself at the door to police and was arrested without incident.

 

 

 

EESS SR. VBALL OUTLOOK:

 

(Information on the start of the EESS Senior Girls’ Volleyball season is from Coach Gabe Lee:) – “Our first game is today, I’m not sure how we are going to do but we did win the Consolation title at the Medway tourney on Friday. We are a short team height wise so have to focus on defence. Key returnees are Michaela Vansevenant and Liz Rollo.

 

 

 

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LATE MONDAY:

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Burlington Drum Corps In Sat. Aylmer Parade:
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MONDAY, Dec. 2/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

-Tue. -EESS hosts: Girls Vball v PCI

-Wed. -EESS hosts: Girls Hockey v PCI

-Thu. -EESS hosts: Boys BBall v Glencoe

 

-Sat. -Springfield Christmas Parade. 1 pm

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

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Sarah Slean, 7:30 pm, OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

 

 

HOW DID YOU LIKE THE PARADE?

 

Send in your comments on Saturday’s Aylmer Christmas Parade; also what was your favourite?

 

Aylmer

The ‘green Santa’ (aka Kermit) was easily the largest entry in Saturday’s Aylmer Christmas Parade. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

The Aylmer Flames

The Aylmer Flames hockey float in Saturday’s Parade. (kb)

 

 

OBITUARIES: 

 

-Heslop, Robert John “Bob” of Aylmer passed away Sunday aged 91. Survivors: wife Helen (Boyd) Heslop and three children including Michael Heslop of Aylmer etc.. Bob was a buyer at Imperial Tobacco for 45 years. He played Senior Hockey for the Aylmer Trojans and coached Aylmer Minor Hockey. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 11 am.

 

-Cnockaert, Paula Maria (Verbrugghe) of St. Thomas and formerly of Straffordville passed away on Saturday aged  87. Predeceased by husband Joseph M. Cnockaert (2010). Survivors include: two daughters etc.. Visitation at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Tillsonburg.

 

 

 

SPITS WIN 6-3

 

Aylmer – Aylmer Spitfires scored three power play ( and one shorthanded) goals in defeating North Middlesex 6-3 in SOJHL hockey here Saturday. Cody Underhill notched two goals and two assists for the winners with Clint Walker also scoring a pair and singles going to Eric Nemeth and Mitch Roloson. The Spitfires now have ten wins and fourteen losses and hold sixth spot of nine teams. This weekend they have two home games – Saturday night vs. first place Thamesford and a rare Sunday afternoon match vs. Pt. Stanley.

 

AYLMER 6 NMSEX 3

 

Period 1
AylmerEric Nemeth (Kyle Dedecker, Cody Underhill) 0:18
AylmerMitch Roloson (power play) (Brad Payne (C), Ryan Stapleton) 5:06
North MiddlesexGreg Apps (Nolan Vlasman) 18:15
Period 2
AylmerCody Underhill (power play) (Clint Walker) 12:13
North MiddlesexTom Bedour (unassisted) 17:14
Period 3
AylmerCody Underhill (short handed) (unassisted) 7:04
North MiddlesexMike Sharpe (power play) (unassisted) 9:48
AylmerClint Walker (Cameron Mancini, Cody Benner) 10:21
AylmerClint Walker (power play) (Cameron Mancini, Cody Underhill) 13:10

 

 

 

BAYHAM AWARDS NIGHT

 

(Contributed) – Award winners at the annual Bayham Awards Night Thursday in Vienna were: Joyce Taylor of Straffordville, Marion Paterson of Pt. Burwell, Cindy Stewart of Straffordville, and Dorothea Bentley of Pt. Burwell. The Youth Award went to Brandon Codere of Eden.

Taylor is a member of the Straffordville Community Committee, Patterson and Patterson are involved with SANYA (Spray and Neuter Your Animal), Stewart is treasurer of the Straffordville Public School Parent Council Serve group and Codere was a volunteer with the Eden and Area Community Centre Board.

 

 

 

ARREST IN BAYHAM SEXUAL ASSAULT

 

Elgin OPP will hold a media conference at 3pm today at the OPP West Region Headquarters in London regarding an arrest made from a sexual assault on October 19 at a rural residence east of Vienna. In that incident an adult female was out on her porch when she was grabbed by an unknown male, forced inside her residence and then was sexually assaulted.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– November 25, 2013, Station #1, #2, Nova Scotia Line, MVC

– November 26, 2013, Station #3,  Ron McNeil Line, Alarm Malfunction

– November 27, 2013, Station #2,  Carter Road, Medical Assist

– November 27, 2013, Station #2,  Rogers Road, Medical Assist

– November 27, 2013, Station #2,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– November 28, 2013, Station #1,  Lakeview Drive, Medical Assist

– November 29, 2013, Station #4, 12436 Belmont Road, Automobile Fire

(*Single vehicle car fire, cause unknown, on scene for one hour)

– November 30, 2013, Station #2 assisted by Station # 1, Talbot Line, MVC

(*Two vehicle MVC, minor injuries, on scene for 2 hours, cause unknown)

– November 1, 2013, Station #3 ,#4, 9098 Pigram Line, Mutual Aid

(*Firefighters, water only to S-W Oxford Fire Services at a structure fire)

– December 1, 2013, Station #2,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, Nov. 29/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Tree Lighting Events, 6 pm, Palmer Park

-Aylmer Comm. Band,Aylmer Comm. Choir/“Sounds Of The Seasons”/OTH Theatre (With: Summers Corners School Choir)/ 7:30 pm

-Aylmer Spitfires host Thamesford, 7:45 pm

 

-Sat. -Club 7 Paper Drive, 8:30 am

-Sat. -Aylmer Christmas Parade, 2pm

-Sat. -Otter Valley Nat.; Kids’ Bird Count; Pt. Burwell School; 8:30 am

-Sun. -Aylmer Comm. Choir/Lessons & Carols/Christain Ref. Church/7pm

-Sun -Belmont Christmas Parade, 6pm

-Sun. -Springfield Park Lighting, 5pm

-Sun, -Aylmer Museum: Pat Zimmer Retirement; 1-3 pm

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Rowley, Derek of Aylmer passed away on Thursday in his 66th year. Survivors include: wife Victoria Rowley; one child etc.. Visitation at  Kebbel’s  Funeral Home on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly Monday at 11:00 am

 

-Griffin, Edna Ruby (Lucas) of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer  on Tuesday aged 81 years. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Monday from 10- 11 a.m. with the service there at 11 am.

 

 

 

AYLMER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

 

Contributors to Aylmer’s downtown Christmas decorations this year are: MainStreet Aylmer -Downtown Merchants, Aylmer Area Community Foundation, Town of Aylmer, Diane Mott, Kim and Linda Black, Showcase East Elgin Realty Brokerage, Catfish Creek Conservation Authority, Erie Thames Powerlines, Koolen Electric and John Fath Jr.

 

Community Decoration Committee Members are: Diane Mott, Thom Polland, Jeff and Nicole Wiebenga, Kim and Linda Black, Jeneen Toth, Judi Wright, Kim Enns, Dave Dykeman, Dennis Boadway and Herm Schaap.

 

 

 

AYLMER GIRLS IN OUAA BBALL

 

Second ranked University of Windsor won both their games on the weekend – downing Laurentian 87-46 and Algoma 104-25 in OUAA girls’ basketball. Aylmer’s Tessa Kreiger started both games, scoring 9 pt. in the first game and 6 pt. in the second. Unranked Brock lost two of three matches in the past week – defeating York 66-34 but losing to Queens 69-65 and to UWO on Wednesday in London by 69-64. Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen scored 3, 4, and 4 pt. respectively in those games.

 

 

 

PARADE ON TV

 

The Aylmer Santa Claus parade will be broadcast live on Eastlink channel 5 tomorrow at 2pm. It will then be rebroadcast next weekend – Saturday and Sunday, each day at 5pm.

 

 

 

EAST ELGIN PLACE NAMES

 

“#13 – Springfield”

 

Originally known as Clunas in the 1850s (named after the first postmaster), the name was changed shortly afterwards to the present title due to an abundance of springs in nearby fields. Several ‘Springfields’ exist in Canada. After the Canada Southern Railway built a line through here in 1872, the village boomed and was incorporated in 1878. One hundred years ago, Springfield boasted of several hotels, the two present day churches, two doctors, two banks etc. until the railway era faded in the 1920s. Aylmer’s  Carnation factory even had a branch plant here. (Source: Sims History of Elgin)

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK

 

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

Campbells, Pinecroft, and Mary Jane’s.)

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, Nov. 28/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-MCS Immigration Info Night, 7-9pm, OTHall Theatre

-Bayham Awards Night, 7pm, Vienna Comm. Centre

 

-Fri. -Aylmer Tree Lighting Events, 6pm, Palmer Park

-Fri. -Aylmer Comm. Band,Aylmer Comm. Choir/“Sounds Of The Seasons”/OTH Theatre (With: Summers Corners School Choir)/ 7:30 pm

-Fri. -Aylmer Spitfires host Thamesford, 7:45pm

 

-Sat. -Club 7 Paper Drive, 8:30 am

-Sat. -Aylmer Christmas Parade, 2pm

-Sun. -Aylmer Comm. Choir/Lessons & Carols/Christain Ref. Church/7pm

-Sun -Belmont Christmas Parade, 6pm

-Sun. -Springfield Park Lighting, 5pm

-Sun, -Aylmer Museum: Pat Zimmer Retirement; 1-3pm

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

 

SOME E.ELGIN BUSES CANCELLED

 

Some buses were cancelled to East Elgin schools today due to the inclement weather – Central Elgin had more shutdowns. 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.

 

 

 

COLLECTING FOR FIRE VICTIMS

 

DadnDaughters FishNChips on King St. reports they are collecting ‘everything’ for the family whose house burnt down on Melanie Drive early Sunday morning (see Monday story). Store hours are: 11am to 7pm.

 

 

 

LUCAN 5 SPITS 1

 

LUCAN – Aylmer Spitfires fell 5-1 to host Lucan last night in SOJHL hockey. Lucan built up a 4-0 margin before Aylmer’s lone marker was scored by Todd Laurindo. There were twelve misconduct penalties called, six to each side. The next game for the Spits is at home vs. North Middlesex Friday.

 

 

 

“CHRISTMUST LIST#1″-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. E., Oswell Chiropractor Centre Talbot St. W., ICS Courier Service Talbot St. W, Eastlink Sydenham St., Aylmer Legion  John St., and  McTaggart, Armstrong, Dewar & Owen Talbot St. W. Items can be dropped off during business hours or we can pick them up – call: 773-8475.

Monday, December 23 is the delivery day for the toys. 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.”

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“EESS STUDENT PROTEST”

 

Only a small group of student protesters were at the front of EESS at noon today although reports indicated a number of schools in TVDSB would have large student protests in reaction to teacher job action in their dispute with the Ontario government.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

  

-Thu. -MCS Immigration Info Night, 7-9pm, OTH Theatre

-Thu. -Bayham Awards Night, 7pm, Vienna Centre

-Fri. -Aylmer Tree Lighting Events, 6pm, Palmer Park

-Fri. -Aylmer Comm. Band,Aylmer Comm. Choir/“Sounds Of The Seasons”/OTH Theatre (With: Summers Corners School Choir)/ 7:30 pm

-Sat. -Club 7 Paper Drive, 8:30 am

-Sat. -Aylmer Christmas Parade, 2pm

-Sun. -Aylmer Comm. Choir/Lessons & Carols/Christain Ref. Church/7pm

-Sun -Belmont Christmas Parade, 6pm

-Sun. -Springfield Park Lighting, 5pm

-Sun, -Aylmer Museum: Pat Zimmer Retirement; 1-3pm

 

 

EAST ELGIN SNOW SQUALL WATCH

 

(From Environment Canada) – “Snow squalls developing today and continuing tonight. Conditions will become favourable again for snow squalls to develop in a stiff northwesterly flow of fresh cold Arctic air off of Lake Huron by this afternoon. The snow squalls may intensify into a single stronger band by this evening and this band may persist much of tonight. Snowfall amounts of 15 cm per 12 hours are quite possible in the heaviest snow squalls. The snow squalls will start to weaken and drift eastward on Thursday.”

 

 

COLLECTIONS AT AYLMER PARADE 

 

-The Kinsmen Club will be collecting food items for the Corner Cupboard.

-Talbot Trail Physio will be collecting hats, mittens and scarves on their float to give to the Aylmer Optimist Club (You can also drop off these articles at their office at the Medical Clinic).

-The Northside Towing truck will be collecting coats.

 

 

EESS SR BBBALL OUTLOOK

 

(The EESS Senior Boys’ Basketball team will open their season Tuesday at Parkside. New coach Dave Arnett provides an overview:) – “Without having a boys basketball season last year it is tough to tell how strong our senior team will be. Tryouts and practices so far have been great and we will be implementing a new offence and defence. The league will be the traditional south league and there will not be any crossover with the east until the playoffs. We will have depth at most positions as I am carrying a larger team to ensure our program will be competitive next year as well as this year.”

 

 

TEN YEARS FOR DE BRIGJ RADIO

 

The radio station operated by Mennonite Community Services in Aylmer – De Brigj 105.9 FM – recently held their tenth anniversary – they began in August, 2003. A mid-September gathering attracted around 100 people who came out for an open house and dinner and close to 700 attended a weekend concert. Longtime manager Hein Rempel has retired. The new manager is Abe Wall. The station, which caters to the local Low German Mennonite community, is on air from 7-8am weekdays and from 5-8pm weekdays and Saturdays. Their most popular show continues to be a request hour from 7-8pm on Wednesdays. On a regular basis they offer current events, local talent interviews, family and childrens’ programs, stories in english for youth, bible readings, weather and bus information etc. During December they will also be playing Christmas music from 8 to 3 pm daily.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“ADVANCED TRAFFIC LIGHT CHANGE”

 

“Aylmer Council recently approved changes for the traffic light at the main intersection: to remove the advanced green for northbound vehicles in the evenings from 7pm to 3am and on Sundays. Also, a consultant’s report advised against installing a light at Talbot St. and Caverly Rd. at this time.”

 

 

MARK WALES RE-ELECTED

 

(OFA Press Release) – Mark Wales, a Malahide Councillor and local vegetable producer, was re-elected to a third consecutive one year term as President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture yesterday during their annual general meeting and convention in Toronto. Wales defeated one other contestant for the position.  Featured speakers at the two day event were Ontario Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food Kathleen Wynne, Steve Peters of the Alliance of Ontario Food Producers and NDP leader Andrea Horwath.

 

 

 THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Aylmer residents are still digging out from last weekend’s first major snowstorm of the season – this is a view facing east on Talbot St. west. There is another snowsquall warning for tonight. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

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