Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, Dec. 4/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu -Bayham Inaugural Council 7pm, Malahide 7:30 pm

 

-Fri – APAC presents Kim Stockwood, 7:30 pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sat – Spits host: Pt. Stanley, 7:30 pm

-Sat – Springfield Christmas Parade, 1 pm

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

-Sat/Sun – Aylmer Parade Repeat on channel 5, 6pm

-Sun – Belmont Christmas Parade, 6 pm

-Sun -Lessons, Carols Service; Chr. Reform. Church, 7 pm

 

-Mon -OV Naturalists, 7pm Vienna Comm. Centre (see Thu. story)

 

 

AYLMER IMPAIRMENT

 

(From Police Chief Andre Reymer) – A man was charged with impaired driving after allegedly driving over the lawn of a Dufferin Street home early Saturday morning. A passing motorist reported the incident to police about 1 am. Police located the vehicle, a pickup truck, parked on Lawrence Crescent with a 37 year old Malahide man and a male passenger inside. Police seized open beer and liquor bottles from inside the truck. The act of driving on the lawn was not a separate charge but used as evidence for the impairment charges.

 

 

MALAHIDE INAUGURAL WAS MONDAY 

 

Malahide Council has a busy week – they held their inaugural session on Monday, last night was an orientation session for new councillors and tonight is a regular council meeting.

 

 

WANTED BY AYLMER POLICE

 

Aylmer Police have released this photo of someone they are looking for after the IDA store uptown was robbed Sunday evening. (Aylmer Police)

Aylmer Police are looking for this man in connection with a theft at the Aylmer IDA store Sunday at noon. (Aylmer Police)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Kennedy, Velma formerly of Calton passed away in Petrolia on Wednesday in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Tony (1997). Survivors: two daughters; sister Hazel Sidor of Aylmer etc.. She was born in Malahide and was a member of Calton Women’s Institute. The Funeral Service will be held at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Saturday at 1 pm with visitation from 11:30 am -1 pm.

 

 

BBALL – BROCK  WINS, LOSES

 

Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen scored 12 points as Brock University defeated UWO 80-72 in London Saturday in OUAA womens’ basketball. Cornelissen didn’t start but played 23 minutes, third highest on the team. Friday, Brock was downed 85-54 in Windsor by Canada’s top ranked team. Cornelissen hooped 9 points. Brock’s record is three wins, four losses.

 

 

OV NATURALISTS MEETING MONDAY

 

The Otter Valley Naturalists will hold their monthly meeting on Monday at 7 pm at the Vienna Community Centre with Jenna Siu of UWO speaking on “Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Swallowtail Butterflies”. From their website: “In southern Ontario some of the most threatened habitats occur in the Carolinian Zone, where major portions of prairies, savannahs and forests have been destroyed. These changes to the natural landscape have caused habitat loss and fragmentation.”

 

 

EESS WINTER SPORTS PREVIEWS

 

BOYS HOCKEY – Coach Chris Wismer: “We have 15 returning players from last year’s team. Hoping to repeat our TVRAA southeast title.  Already qualified for AAA/AAAA Wossaa in London in March.”

 

GIRLS HOCKEY – Coach Katie Horricks – “Carly Van Roestel, Brittany Kirk and Victoria Grunsell are strong returning players; very young team with lots of grade 9s and 10s and lots of girls have yet to be on the ice so far with injuries and concussions. New players include Goalie Leah Moore who will be a strong addition. Combining with the East League so no idea what competition will be like.”

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu -Bayham Inaugural Council 7 pm, Malahide 7:30 pm

 

-Fri – APAC presents Kim Stockwood, 7:30 pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sat – Spits host: Pt. Stanley, 7:30 pm

-Sat – Springfield Christmas Parade, 1 pm

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

-Sun – Belmont Christmas Parade, 6 pm

-Sun -Lessons, Carols Service; Chr. Reform. Church, 7 pm

 

 

LESSONS, CAROLS SERVICE SUNDAY

 

(Contributed) – “The annual “Lessons & Carols” service will be presented by the Aylmer Community Choir at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church this Sunday at 7 pm. Local church ministers as well as those from the community will do readings. Musical presentations include: a girls’ choir from Springfield Baptist church, a mixed singing group from the Aylmer Catholic Church, Gene Corless on trumpet, Sarah Twinem and an ensemble from the Aylmer Missionary Church along with the Aylmer Community Choir. A freewill offering will be taken for the Corner Cupboard.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Giesbrecht David of Straffordville passed away on Monday. Survivors: wife Gertrude; 14 children, 60 grandchildren, and 48 great grandchildren etc..  Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Somerfeld Mennonite Church, Mt. Salem on Friday at 1 pm.

 

 

BELMONT SANTA PARADE SUNDAY

 

(Information from Leigh Mauer) -“The 12th Annual Belmont Santa Claus Parade will be this Sunday at 6 pm. The parade travels north from the Belmont Farm Supply on Belmont Road to Washburn St. Non perishables will be collected along the route by the Belmont Fire Department. Free hot chocolate at Farrow Financial. Three bands – Ingersoll Pipe Band, Mocha Oriental Band, and the Tomato Soup Band – will be performing. For float registration please contact Peggy Cameron at 519-644-0956.”

 

 

MAYOR’S REMARKS AT INAUGURAL

 

(The following is a partial text of remarks made by new Mayor Greg Currie at the inaugural meeting of Aylmer Council Monday:) – “I based my campaign on a vision I hold for our town, one that sees Aylmer as a vibrant, growing, and stable community. I declared a mission: To make Aylmer the town of choice for both business and residents. This, I believe, will require a focussed commitment on the part of this council and the Town of Aylmer to pay attention to our fiscal responsibilities as we offer services that are necessary, complete, and affordable to Aylmer’s citizens.

 

My campaign was also based on four core values—honesty, integrity, respect and trust—which, today, I reaffirm as an integral part of my leadership in the office of Mayor. Together we make a team, representing a diversity of perspectives and opinions. We may not always agree with each other, but respecting our differences and endeavouring always to look at things another way may indeed be our source of strength and innovation as a council. I also believe in respecting this community for its ethnic, religious, and other forms of diversity. The various backgrounds that give Aylmer its cultural flavour are the backbone of our community, its economy and vibrant future.

 

We will be addressing issues such as what should be done about the Community Complex, about the Town Library and the Museum. We are accountable to the citizens to resolve these in a timely and fiscally responsible fashion. However, to accomplish all these things, as a council, we will not be able to do this alone. Therefore, I will continually encourage the residents of Aylmer to get involved in their local government. Having now met each new councillor, I know that we are all excited about our new venture, the task of realizing the vision of a vibrant, growing, and stable community in actions and with observable outcomes. We look forward to serving our community.”

 

 

TWO WOMEN CHARGED IN BELMONT THEFT

 

BELMONT – (From Elgin OPP) – As a result of a lengthy investigation which began in May, Elgin OPP have charged two females in relation to a theft from a vehicle. On May 11th between 2:30 am and 4:30 am a vehicle was entered on Anita Court in Belmont. A wallet was stolen from the vehicle  and its credit cards were used a short time later to obtain goods and services. The two women charged, a 28 year old and a 25 year old, are both from London.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“AMISH ROAD SAFETY”

(Members of the Amish community east of Aylmer approached Malahide Councillors Mark Widner and Mike Wolfe recently with renewed concerns over road safety in their neighbourhood. Malahide a few years ago put up traffic warning signs on roads in that area. Co. Widner explains further:) “My biggest concern is the amount of pedestrian traffic on these roads in the Amish community. I fear some day we will have a bad accident because the roads are used as a bypass from other highways. We have increased heavier loaded vehicles and larger farm equipment and in reality the roads are the only place (for the Amish) to walk from home to home and for the children to get to the numerous schools and for the Amish to move their produce from farm to market. Councillor Wolfe and I drove these roads Thursday trying to get a solution and we felt that a lower speed limit of perhaps 70 and increased police presence might be a place to start. We also met with a member of the safety committee in the Amish community and they are welcome to having the OPP attend a meeting out there to talk about the dangers of traffic. At our Council meeting Thursday we directed our Director of Physical Services Rob Johnson to look at the area and bring back a report with some options. We have lowered speed limits in areas such as Hacienda Road, Luton, Copenhagen and Kingsmill Corners so this is not something new.”

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Another view of the Christmas decorations at Palmer Park (photo by Don Durkee)

Another view of the Christmas decorations at Palmer Park (photo by Don Durkee)

 

 

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TUESDAY, Dec. 2/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Wed – EESS hosts Boys BBall  vs CECI

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

-Fri – APAC presents Kim Stockwood, 7:30 pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sat – Spits host: Pt. Stanley, 7:30 pm (Last game was Nov. 22)

-Sat – Springfield Christmas Parade, 1 pm

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

-Sun – Belmont Christmas Parade, 6 pm

 

 

BAYHAM ELECTION RECOUNT?

 

Will Arlow of Straffordville filed court papers Friday to contest the validity of this fall’s slection in Bayham. Mr. Arlow has lived in Bayham since 2003, is self employed and was not a candidate in the election. Mr. Arlow told TANews today he is contesting the accuracy of the count and the results, especially in Ward 1 where there was only a difference of seven votes. He pointed that there were far more votes for mayor and deputy mayor than for councillor amd thus “the ballots are irregular”. He maintains that as a result, “a portion should be declared spoiled.” He also said he believed the instructions on the ballot were “confusing and invited tampering.”

 

Commented Bayham Clerk Lynda Millard: “I’ve never done a recount before for Bayham or Vienna” and added “the ballot format in Bayham is prescribed by the Province.”  A court hearing will be held on January 5 in St.Thomas.

 

 

PT BURWELL SANTA PARADE SAT.

 

(Information from Randy Breyer) – “The Pt. Burwell Parade is Saturday at 6:30 pm. It will leave the Legion at the corner of Elizabeth and Wellington and proceed down Wellington and turn left on Robinson and then end at the Ligthhouse where Santa will disperse candy to all the children. Hot chocolate will also be served. We have contacted one marching band but they have not confirmed as of yet. There is also a $50 prize for the best float.”

 

 

AYLMER PARADE AGAIN ON TV

 

(Information from Betty Uiselt of Eastlink) – (The Aylmer Santa parade aired on channel 5 this past weekend but there was no commentary available.)  “The problem was due to a programming error with our program playback server. We will air the parade again this weekend -Saturday and Sunday, each day at 6 pm.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE DEPT ALSO BUSY LAST MON.

 

– November 24, 2014, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Power Lines Down

(*east of Springfield Road, tree fell on hydro wires, 3:30 pm)

– November 24, 2014, Station #1, Springfield Road, Power Lines Down

(*Near Nova Scotia Line, tree fell onto wires, 5:11 pm)

– November 24, 2014, Station #2, 7910 Springwater Road, Power Lines Down

(*Near Catt Line, tree fell on hydro lines, 8 pm)

 

– November 27, 2014, Station #4, #3, Imperial Road, MVC

(*10 pm, single vehicle in ditch, no injuries, near College Line)

 

 

INAUGURAL AYLMER COUNCIL MEETING

 

BY BILL MURCH

(The first meeting of the new Aylmer Council was held last night.) Following the Declaration of Office oath given by each of the elected Council members, Mayor Greg Currie remarked that they have been given a solid mandate for change. He added, this mandate is based on honesty, integrity, respect and trust. Council then announced appointments of Council members to committees and also expressed their appreciation to the members of the former Council.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Horne, Ralph William (Bill) of Springfield passed away Saturday in his 75th year. Survivors: wife Elizabeth (Betty); two children etc.. Bill was a teacher and Vice-principal with Essex County for 34 years. The funeral will be held on Friday at 1 pm. at Kebbel’s Funeral Home with visitation prior starting at 11:30 am.

 

-Harder, Jacob of Aylmer passed away on Monday in his 64th year. Survivors: wife Susanna (Enns) Harder; eight children etc.. He was born in Mexico. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church Aylmer on Thursday at 2 pm.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

This height board is part of the display in Palmer Park (photo by Don Durkee)

This measurement board is part of the Christmas display in Palmer Park (photo by Don Durkee)

 

 

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MONDAY, Dec. 1/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council Inaugural, 7 pm

 

-Wed – EESS hosts Boys BBall  vs CECI

-Fri – APAC presents Kim Stockwood, 7:30 pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sat – Spits host: Pt. Stanley, 7:30 pm (Last game was Nov. 22)

-Sat – Springfield Christmas Parade, 1 pm

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

-Sun – Belmont Christmas Parade, 6 pm

 

 

SPRINGFIELD SANTA PARADE SAT. 

 

(Information from Kelly Pearson) – “The Springfield parade is Saturday at 1 pm, starting from the east end of the Village by Catherine Street and travelling along Ron McNeil Line to Omemee Street and down Broadway. We have 3 bands this year – Ingersoll Pipe Band, Mocha Temple Trumpet Band and, new this year, the London Shriner’s Oriental Band. Entrants are welcome right up to parade time. Santa & Mrs Claus will be at the Fire Hall after the parade handing out candy and talking to all the kids.”

 

 

AYLMER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

 

(Information from Nicole Pressey-Wiebenga Administrator for Mainstreet Aylmer) – “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, and John Fath Jr..

 

Community Decoration Committee Members are: Kim and Linda Black, Kim Enns, Diane Mott, Thom Polland, Jeneen Toth, Jeff and Nicole Wiebenga, and Judi Wright. The lghts are in Palmer Park and the park beside the Old Town Hall. There are some new colourful bulb decorations and newly painted cut outs. Also, a new board was designed so you can measure your height and take a photo with it for a keepsake.”

 

 

CHRIST-MUST LIST 2 – COR. C-BOARD RENT

 

Greg and Avril Currie are still organizing donations to help finance the cost of the rent of the building that houses the Aylmer Corner Cupboard (behind Aylmer Flooring on John St. north).  Said Greg: “We have had a total of 150 contributors of which about 70 are currently active. The total for five and a half years is over $38,000.” The donation boxes are located at: Campbell’s Office Supplies, Tim Horton’s North and Studer’s Variety.

 

 

APAC FRIDAY HAS KIM STOCKWOOD

 

Aylmer Performing Arts is presenting singer Kim Stockwood this Friday at the OTHall theatre (see ad). Stockwood, a native of Newfoundland, is perhaps best known for her song, “You Jerk”. She won an East Coast Music Award in 2012 for her recording ‘Back to the Water’. She won a SOCAN award for ‘Happy Baby’ in 2005. In 2000 she won the East Coast Music pop artist of the year award.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– November 24, 2014, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Power Lines Down

– November 24, 2014, Station #1, Springfield Road, Power Lines Down

– November 24, 2014, Station #2,  Springwater Road, Power Lines Down

– November 26, 2014, Station #2,  Chalet Line, Medical Assist

– November 27, 2014, Station #4 , #3, Imperial Road, MVC

– November 28, 2014, Station #2,  Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– November 29, 2014, Station #2,  Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– November 29, 2014, Station #3 , #4,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist

 

 

PARAMEDICINE PLAN FOR BAYHAM

 

(Contributed) – Elgin County Council recently accepted funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to initiate a two-year Community Paramedicine (CP) pilot project in Bayham. This project will aim to enhance patient care for at home seniors; complement existing resources for community-based health solutions; reduce pressure on emergency departments; and further strengthen emergency medical service with other organizations through the Vitals Interview Safety Inspection Treatment (VISIT) and the Paramedic Referral (CREMS) programs. VISIT will help enable paramedics that are already in the community to deliver care to a broader group of patients using their existing skill set and within EMS system capacity.

 

(More information from Randy Denning, Managing Director at Medavie EM) – Specifically Bayham paramedics will use some of their ‘downtime’ to visit mostly seniors and others identified as ‘at risk’ in their homes in order to assess their needs, hoping to avoid more paramedic calls in future. They will then report this information to the CCAC (Community Care Access Centre) who may be able to act on those needs. This program has been tried in other communities in the province. After training is complete, the program should start up early in the new year and be in effect until the spring of 2016.

 

 

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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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