Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, May 14/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

Thu -Blood Donor Clinic; EEC Complex; 2:30-7:30 pm

 

-Fri -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Sat. -EESS ‘Eaglefest’; 10 am-4 pm; Fairgrounds (see Tue. story)

 

 

EESS BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFF WED.:

 

-EESS 1 PCI 0 (EESS won both round robin games)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Wall, Donald Edgar of St.Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 59th year. Survivors: wife Diane Marshall; four children etc,. He was the son of Percy and Winnifred (Brookshaw) Wall and worked at Steelway for many years. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am.

 

 

EESS AT TRI COUNTY TRACK

 

Top three EESS finishers at the Tri County Track and Field champsionships held this week at Parkside:

-MIDGET GIRLS: Firsts – 400 metres – Sandi Vanderkoy; Long Jump – Vanderkoy; 4 X 100 Relay team/ Seconds – 100 metres – Vanderkoy/ Thirds – 400 Metres – Amy Ropchan; 1500 metres – Ropchan; 3000 metres – Brandy Aspden; 80 metre hurdles – Hannah Bosma; Triple Jump – Bosma

-MIDGET BOYS – Thirds -4 X 100 Metres Relay team

-JUNIOR GIRLS – Seconds – Shot Put – Kendra Cornelissen; Discuss – Cornelissen/ Thirds – 4 X 100 Relay team; 3000 metres – Charlotte Rollins; High Jump – Rolins; Triple Jump – Rollins

-JUNIOR BOYS – Firsts – 800 metres – Jeremy Cunningham; 1500 – Cunningham/ Seconds – 3000 metres – Cunningham

-SENIOR GIRLS – Firsts – 400 metre Hurdles – Brianna Brix; Triple Jump – Brix

-SENIOR BOYS – Seconds – 800 metres – Justin Attfield; 1500 metres – Attfield; 3000 metres- Attfield; 4 X 100 metres relay team; OPEN – 4 X 100 metres team/ Thirds – 800 metres – Aaron Friesen; 1500 Metres – Friesen; High Jump – Matthew Vanoverloop; Triple Jump – Vanoverloop

 

 

FROST SCARE

 

Dick Saarloos of Berryhill Farms north of Aylmer reports that he spent eight hours overnight irrigating his strawberry blossoms – his pond  was empty but the crop was saved.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, May 13/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS Boys Soccer Playoff: Host PCI

-TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Innerkip, 8 pm

 

-Thu -Blood Donor Clinic; EEC Complex; 2:30-7:30 pm

-Fri -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Sat. -EESS ‘Eaglefest’; 10 am-4 pm; Fairgrounds (see Tue. story)

 

 

EEC COMPLEX HALL RENTALS NOW BACK

 

(Information from Aylmer Co. Barbara Laur) – Aylmer Council Monday reversed an earlier decision to cancel rentals at Imperial Hall at the EEC Complex after mid-October. On a motion by Councillor Barbara Laur, Council unanimously agreed to: direct staff to maintain all existing programs, reinstate hall rentals indefinitely and draft a plan to attract new business. The decision must now be agreed to by Malahide Council. (The EECC Ad Hoc committee meeting last week deferred decisions on several hall use requests because of the October deadline.) (Also the decision does not affect the closing of both ice pads for June and July which was also an earlier cost-saving proposal.)

Said Co. Laur: “Closing services is not a savings, it is simply put, a lack of revenue. The closure of ice, as was passed by the outgoing council, caused staff to turn business away which could not have been recouped this year.There was no sound financial evidence to proceed with this but this was a situation we inherited. However, to further cancel programs for the residents of Aylmer was never an option discussed by our council and is resulting in a loss of needed revenue as well as services to our residents. It is poor business practice to turn business away in the event an anchor tenant is found. Any possible tenant interested would need to have a reasonable amount of time to put contracts in place as well as the approval through two councils and the public. Expanding services to increase revenue,  and meet the needs of the people, who worked so hard to see this complex realized, is a reasonable practice. To be clear facilities such as ours always run a deficit, however, there is plenty of opportunity here to decrease it to a more realistic number.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– May 2, 2015, Stations #3 #1, #2 and #4, 52065 Ron McNeil Line, Fire

(*Perceived chimney fire (but) possible closed damper; all clear. Ventilated house etc. for air quality)

– May 3, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– May 3, 2015, Station #1, Sawmill Road, Grass Fire

– May 4, 2015, Station #1,  Colen Street, Medical Assist

– May 4, 2015, Station #1,  Nova Scotia Line, Grass Fire

– May 4, 2015, Station #4,  Wilson Line, Medical Assist

– May 7, 2015, Station #4  #2, Imperial Road, MVC

May 8, 2015, Station #1, 48461 Vienna Line, Perceived Emergency

 *(Perceived aircraft crash in field; upon arrival informed it was an ultra-light that came down into field and shortly after took off again)

 

 

OJIBWA OFFICIALLY OPEN SAT.

 

(Contributed) –  “The Ojibwa submarine will officially open for the season on Saturday. We will be open from noon to 5 pm each day for the rest of May (excluding the 19th and 20th).  Starting June 1, we are open from 10 am to 5 pm for the rest of the summer. We do plan to have events on July 1 and the Civic Holiday weekend in August when we will hold our Sub Days Cold War Weekend.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, May 12/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

 

-Wed -EESS Boys Soccer Playoff: Host PCI

-Wed -TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Innerkip, 8 pm

-Thu -Blood Donor Clinic; EEC Complex; 2:30-7:30 pm

-Fri -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Sat. -EESS ‘Eaglefest’; 10 am-4 pm; Fairgrounds (see Tue. story)

 

 

EESS SOCCER PLAYOFFS MON.:

 

-BOYS – EESS 2 CECI 1 (first of two games)

-GIRLS – PCI 3 EESS 2 (first of two games)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Walker, Robert James of St.Thomas and formerly Aylmer passed away Sunday in his 82nd year. Survivors: wife Barbara Walker; four children etc.. He was born in Aylmer and was a decorated veteran of the Korean War. No services are planned. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

TRI-COUNTY FASTBALL SUN.:

 

-Tavistock 10 Straffordville (0-1) 8

 

 

EESS ‘EAGLEFEST’ SATURDAY

 

(Information from Jenna Gilbert of EESS) – The EESS Leadership class is hosting ‘Eaglefest’ this Saturday in the infield at the Aylmer Fairgrounds from 10 am to 4 pm. It is a first time event for the class, which is for senior students to encourage them to make a difference in the school and community. ‘Eaglefest’ is also a fundraiser to update the water fountains and improve the green space at the school. The carnival consists of games, live music, and food as well as activities like face painting, balloon twisting, a photo booth, fortune telling etc.. Admission -children under 12 are free – is $2 per person.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

PT BRUCE PARAGLIDER STABLE 

(From Elgin OPP) – PT BRUCE – A 47 year old Aylmer man, who was airlifted to a London hospital Sunday afternoon after being involved in a paragliding accident near here, was listed in stable condition this morning with non life threatening injuries. According to Elgin OPP and Malahide Fire Services reports, the experienced paraglider (parachute with seat) was flying just west of here from the cliffs on the lake in the area of Dexter Line and Harding Smith Line in Malahide around 2 pm and had made several flights. He was attempting to land when wind gusts apparently were a factor as he lost control and crashed into a cliff. He was alone at the time. Malahide Fire Services performed a steep angle rope rescue of the pilot who was then airlifted to hospital. Twenty nine Malahide firefighters responded to the call.

 

 

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MONDAY, May 11/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 6:30 pm

-Otter Valley Naturalists, 7pm, Vienna C. Centre (see Tue. story)

-Bayham Halls Meeting, Council Chambers, 7pm

-EESS Boys Soccer Playoff: Host CECI

 

-Wed -EESS Boys Soccer Playoff: Host PCI

-Wed -TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Innerkip, 8 pm

-Thu -Blood Donor Clinic; EEC Complex; 2:30-7:30 pm

-Fri -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Pt. Burwell, 8pm

 

 

EESS SOCCER FRIDAY:

 

-Girls – PCI 3 EESS (2-2) 0

-Boys -EESS (5-0) 2 PCI 0

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Shackleton, Leone passed away Sunday in her 89th year. Wife of the late Ken Shackelton(2012). Survivors: five children including Brian Shackelton (Mary Jane) of Springfield and Mark Shackelton (Susan) of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am.

 

Driessen-McCracken, Jeanette of Pt. Burwell passed away on Thursday in her 58th year. Predeceased by her husband Jim McCracken (1998). Survivors: friend  Kesty Vindasius; sibling Marie McDowell (Carl) of Springfield etc.. A private service will be held. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

EEC COMPLEX AD HOC DEFERS DECISIONS

 

The EECC Ad Hoc Committee, meeting last Tuesday, deferred the following decisions until their next meeting on October 12: “Shuffleboard  correspondence from Marjorie Rimnyak who had a concern with no Shuffleboard being offered after October 12″; ”Summer Day Camp” correspondence from Aylmer Councillor Barbara Ann Laur who asked to reinstate Summer Day Camp”; “Imperial Hall Rental correspondence from Ute Peters, Bradley Street Church of God, who had a request to rent Imperial Hall on December 13” – no definitive answer until after October 12.

Malahide Mayor Dave Mennill, a member of the Ad Hoc Committee, commented on these decisions:

1-At Tuesday’s meetings a few requests ie. Rimnyak on shuffleboard, Laur on summer camp, Peters on Hall Rental etc. were deferred until October 12 -why?

“It is still our intention to find an anchor tenant for the halls. Until we have that confirmed, we cannot commit to future rentals past Thanksgiving”.

2-Mayor Currie is suggesting a new format for the ad hoc committee. Your feeling?

“In my opinion, any change in the ad hoc committee is premature until we have had advice from the consultant about future governance for the complex.”

 

 

GRADE 5 DRUG EVENT AT BELMONT ARENA

 

(Contributed) – Over 650 Elgin Grade 5 students will be attending this year’s bi-annual Racing Against Drugs event being held in the Belmont Arena May 12 to May 14. Sponsors/presenters include:  St. Thomas and Central Elgin Fire Services, Elgin OPP, St. Thomas Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, St.Thomas Police Service, Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, the RCMP, Elgin St Thomas EMS Paramedics, and Addictions Services of Thames Valley.

 

 

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FRIDAY, May 8/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri-Sat -A.C.T. Play; OTH Theatre, “Great Kooshog Lake Derby”(see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Police Drug Drop Off, Behind IDA; 10 am-3pm

-Sat -Watoto Childrens Choir, 6pm; Mt. Salem EMC Church

-Sun -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Tavistock, 8pm

 

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 6:30 pm

-Mon -Bayham Halls Meeting, 7pm, Council Room

-Thu -Aylmer Blood Donor Clinic, EEC Complex

 

 

PT.BURWELL POLESTARS PROMOTIONS 

 

(Margot Auber of the Pt. Burwell Polestars program, which organized last year to promote the village, provides an update) – “We’re currently working with the Public School on a Communities in Bloom competition for best Garden of Remembrance. Together with the Legion, the Horticultural Society, the Historical Society and Polestars, we will be planting natural and Carolinian features on the school grounds after hosting an assembly featuring local Veterans. We will also be having an assembly with a local botanist/ecologist showing the students/staff what they will be planting and what the importance is to the environment, probably in mid-June.

In the fall, we will also be hosting, together with the groups mentioned above, a Remembrance Day ceremony/dedication to the Garden of Remembrance, which will be located right on a nice vantage point overlooking the Ojibwa.

We also have a new website that features what’s going on in the community, upcoming events, stories, etc. It was created and is currently hosted by Polestars Volunteers. www.outandaboutbayham.com (ie. BeachFest  will replace the old Tub Daze to become more of a family-friendly event — vendors, a micro-brewery, fireworks, 4-plane formation flyby, etc.)

On May 27 the McLaughlin Car Club of Canada will be visiting Pt. Burwell, spending a day with us experiencing various tours/sites. They are bringing with them a minimum of 23 old McLaughlin cars, some from as far away as Michigan, to be put on display at the Ojibwa..

And on May 16 at the Lighthouse Restaurant we will also be hosting a Pucker Up To A Pickerel event featuring the Mayor of Bayham.”

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Mathews, James passed away on Thursday aged 81 years. Survivors: wife Ann (Cole) etc.. He was born in Bayham and was Tillsonburg Citizen of the Year in  2006. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church Tillsonburg on Monday at 11 am.

 

 

AWARD TO CENTRAL HOTEL RESTAURANT

 

(Contributed) – The annual awards presentations by the St. Thomas-Elgin branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) occurred this week. Seven awards were handed out including one to the Central Hotel Restaurant owners in Aylmer  for their conversion last year of the 100 year old Central Hotel.

 

 

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THURSDAY, May 7/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Mennonite Conference, Bradley St. Church; 8:30 am

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-Thu-Sat -A.C.T. Play; OTH Theatre, “Great Kooshog Lake Derby”(see ad)

 

-Sat -Aylmer Police Drug Drop Off, Behind IDA; 10 am-3pm

-Sat -Watoto Childrens Choir, 6pm; Mt. Salem EMC Church

-Sun -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Tavistock, 8pm

 

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 6:30 pm

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL LAST MONDAY:

 

Among decisions made by Aylmer Council in session Monday were the following:

-That Mischievous Cat Productions Inc., Jennifer Kirkham, be appointed as the Facilitator to assist with a governance model for the East Elgin Community Complex, at an estimated cost of $2,000; the costs will be shared equally by the Town of Aylmer and the Township of Malahide

-on the request from Mayor Currie to alter the East Elgin Community Complex Ad Hoc Committee composition: this matter be deferred to a future Council meeting

-That Council directs Staff to prepare a report about how staff will be utilized at the East Elgin Community Complex during the months of June and July (now that the ice pads will be shut down) and the projected revenues and that this Report be submitted to Town Council by May 19

 

 

EESS SOCCER WED.:

 

-BOYS – EESS 4 WESS 0

-GIRLS -EESS (2-1) 3 WESS 1

 

 

DR. TOTH NEW OMA PRESIDENT

 

(Press Release Sunday from the Ontario Medical Association) – “The OMA announced that Dr. Mike Toth of Aylmer will be the new president of the Ontario Medical Association, He has practiced for nearly 30 years.”

 

 

X-AYLMERITE CHARGED WITH FRAUD

 

(From the Brantford Expositor:) – A former TVDSB employee is charged with defrauding the school board out of more than $2 million over a seven-year period. Police say the employee, a voice telecommunications specialist, invoiced the school board for $2,064,000 worth of equipment (wireless headsets) which he resold. Police allege he would submit invoices, but then sell the items privately. Police have conducted an eight-month investigation after first being alerted to the issue last summer. The accused hasn’t worked for the board since August and turned himself in to police this week. David Ferguson, 55, of London and formerly of Aylmer, is charged with fraud over $5,000, uttering forged documents, breach of trust and possessing proceeds of crime.

 

 

MENNONITE NETWORKING EVENT:

 

Abot 200 persons attended the annual Mennonite Networking Conference held today at the Bradley St. Church of God. (kb)

About 200 persons attended the annual Mennonite Networking Conference held today at the Bradley St. Church of God in Aylmer. (kb)

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, May 6/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS Hosts: Boys and Girls Soccer v. WESS

-MART at MOMA; McGregor School; 6:30-7:30 pm

 

-Thu -Mennonite Conference, Bradley St. Church; 8:30 am (see Wed. story)

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

-Thu-Sat -A.C.T. Play; OTH Theatre, “Great Kooshog Lake Derby”(see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Police Drug Drop Off, Behind IDA; 10 am-3pm

-Sun -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Tavistock, 8pm

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT 2014

 

Some observations from the 2014 report of the Aylmer Police:

The number of actual offences investigated by Aylmer Police dropped from 4272 in 2013 to 3938 in 2014. The largest category investigated were property offences – 169 – with only 20 of those ‘cleared.’ Police responded to 44 crimes of violence. The number of 3, 7 or 30 day impaired licence suspensions dropped from 13 to 6 from 2013 to 2014. Speeding charges fell from 537 to 365 over the same time period. Criminal charges laid also dropped from 170 to 61 over the year. As well, use of weapons occurences were down from 15 to 7 from 2013-14 with four for animals and three for persons.

Some questions for Chief Andre Reymer based on the report:

1. Why is there a low ‘clearance’ rate for Property Offences? “Property Crimes are generally not reported promptly. Often they are reported well after the fact (days or months) and are often only done so for insurance reasons. Vehicles and bikes are left unlocked, etc. Property crimes across Canada have a low clearance rate. The rate of reported crime has reduced in the past 3 years compared to the previous 3  years by 16% and the clearance rate average increased from 10% to 16%. That’s a small improvement we hope to build on.”

2. Why are licence suspensions down? “Licence suspensions due to alcohol are down as are impaired driving offences – and they correlate. A few years ago a 12 hour suspension for blowing a WARN on a roadside breathalyser had no penalty, just a licence seizure. Now it’s a full suspension and licence forfeiture with $150 Ministry reinstatement fee and it’s noted on your drivers record with insurance implications. The penalty now fits the crime as a proper deterrent.”

3. Why have speeding charges decreased? “Speeding charges are a portion of our 911 traffic charges. 2013 was a peak year. We have increased total traffic charges since 2009 but speeding charges average about 419 a year over the same period. It’s a matter of focused enforcement based on complaints and officer observations.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Catton, Lawrence Frederick (Fred) passed away at the age of 94. Predeceased by his wife Barbara E. Catton (nee Kennedy). Fred retired from a long career as a Barber, working in Straffordville and Tillsonburg. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Saturday from 1- 2 pm with the Funeral Service to follow.

 

 

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TUESDAY, May 5/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Comm. Living BBQ, 11-2; Palmer Park

-EEC Complex Ad Hoc Committee, 7pm, EECC Imperial Room

 

-Wed -EESS Hosts: Boys and Girls Soccer v. WESS

-Wed -MART at MOMA; McGregor School; 6:30-7:30 pm

-Thu -Mennonite Conference, Bradley St. Church; 8:30 am (see Wed. story)

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

-Thu-Sat -A.C.T. Play; OTH Theatre, “Great Kooshog Lake Derby”(see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Police Drug Drop Off, Behind IDA; 10 am-3pm

 

 

IMPERIAL ROAD SOUTH TO GET BIKE LANE

 

(Information from Peter Dutchak, Elgin Deputy Director of Engineering Services) – “Elgin County Council adopted a Cycling Master Plan in 2014, developed in partnership with Elgin/St. Thomas Public Heath and the local municipalities. Council decided to implement and construct some key bicycle routes on County roads in 2015 and monitor our experience with them before additional routes were added. The routes that will be constructed and designated in 2015 coincide with road resurfacing projects already planned and include: Imperial Road (from Aylmer to Port Bruce) which will be resurfaced with asphalt and receive 1.7m wide paved shoulders as bicycle lanes. Some sections of these roads cannot accommodate wide paved shoulders due to physical constraints, existing curbs, or parking lanes etc., these sections will be signed as shared bicycle lanes with traffic. Completion date is around the end of August.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Long, Bradley Grant “ Pops” of Aylmer passed away Sunday in his 60th year. Survivors: wife Jessie (Weasner) Long; four children including Andrew Long and Bradley Long Jr.(Tina), both of Aylmer etc.. A service will be held at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1 pm.

 

 

OTTER VALLEY NATURALISTS MONDAY

 

The monthly meeting of the Otter Valley Naturalists will occur this Monday at 7 pm at the  Vienna Community Centre. The topic is: “Bird Studies Canada, Whip-poor-will Program” with guest speaker Audrey Heagy, project coordinator, Bird Studies Canada. “Eastern Whip-poor-will populations in Ontario and elsewhere have declined over the past 25 years. Consequently, this species is now designated as a Threatened species in Canada and Ontario. The Ontario Whip-poor-will Project was launched in 2010 to investigate where in Ontario whip-poor-wills still occur.”

 

 

EESS BOYS SOCCER MON.:

 

-EESS (3-0) 5 AVSS 1

 

 

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MONDAY, May 4/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 6:30

-EESS Boys Soccer Host: AVSS

 

-Tue -EEC Complex Ad Hoc Committee, 7pm, EECC Imperial Room

-Wed -MART at MOMA; McGregor School; 6:30-7:30 pm

-Thu -Mennonite Conference, Bradley St. Church; 8:30 am (see Wed. story)

-Thu-Sat -A.C.T. Play; OTH Theatre, “Great Kooshog Lake Derby”(see ad)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Gilbert, Jane Rose of Tillsonburg passed away Friday in her 65th year. Survivors: husband Glen Gilbert; three children including Jennifer (Dean) of Aylmer etc.. Private family Service at the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

BILLIARDS TITLE TABLE IS FROM VIENNA

 

The second annual Richler Cup billiards championship will be played on a table made by John Tschirhart of Vienna. The tournament, which runs from May 29-31 at Humber College in Toronto, is named after the late Canadian literary great and snooker enthusiast Mordecai Richler. It will feature 64 of the best snooker players in the world and is the largest event of its kind in Canada.

 

Tschirhart is the owner of Tschirhart’s Custom Billiards -he took approximately three months to build the table and it is valued at $60,000. He provided the following information to TANews: He is originally from the Kitchener area and has lived in Vienna since 2001. He admitted he spent a lot of his younger days playing billiards. He said that after being in the billiards business for ten years selling and repairing tables he decided to build his own. He picked up the trade by on the job learning. The wood for the table is African Rosewood. He has made tables from local varieties of wood as well.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

AYLMER POLICE SEIZE OPIOD

-Aylmer Police seized two grams of hhydromorphone, an opiod, at a Melanie Drive home recently. Police entered the home with Family and Childrens’ Services staff and spotted the substance on scales along with syringes. They determined they belonged to visitors to the home, a 48 year old Tillsonburg man and his 25 year old girlfriend, who were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

-A pickup truck was stolen about 10 am from the parking lot of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church a week ago Sunday while the owner was at the church service. A witness sitting in another truck in the lot saw two men apparently trying to take another truck and called out to them but they fled. The first theft was discovered after the service.

 

 

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FRIDAY, May 1/2015

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri-Sun-A.C.T. Play; OTH Theatre, “Great Kooshog Lake Derby”(see ad)

 

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 6:30

 

 

‘PAUSE TO PLAY’ AT LIBRARY

 

About 85 children and parents attended Readings held at the Aylmer Library Wednesday night as part of Pause To Play activities for local schools. (Contributed)

About 85 children and parents attended Special Readings held at the Aylmer Library Wednesday night as part of Pause To Play activities this week for local schools. (Contributed)

 

 

LOCALS AT PROVINCIAL MARTIAL ARTS 

 

(Contributed) – Local competitor results from the Provincial Martial Arts Canada Qualifier on April 18th in London – the Nationals are May 15-17 in Ottawa: Sensei Sara Ens, Silver Medal in Continuous Sparring; Sensi Patrick Grigg, Gold Medal in Continuous Sparring and Bronze Medal in Hard Style Kata; and Marianne Hausser, Gold Medal in Traditional Weapons and Silver Medal in Hard Style Kata.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA MONDAY

 

Among agenda items to be discussed by Aylmer Council this Monday:

-a recommendation from staff that Mischievous Cat Productions Inc. (of London) be appointed as the facilitator to assist with a governance model for the EEC Complex at an estimated cost of $2,000 to be shared equally by Town of Aylmer and Township of Malahide.

-a motion by Mayor Currie to consider an alteration to the current Ad Hoc Committee for the EEC Complex.

-a motion by Co. Barbour that Council direct staff to prepare a report, due May 11th, to outline how staff at the EECC will be effectively utilized and costs responsibly managed during the months of June and July (when both ice pads and the hall will be closed for the first time).

 

 

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