Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, Mar. 3/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Bayham 7pm, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

 

-Fri.-Sun.  -East Elgin Fair: Home, Garden, Rec Show (see ad)

-Sat. -First Soccer Registration at EECC; 9am – 1pm

 

-Mon. – Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

THATS ITS FOR SPITS

 

AYLMER – Exeter defeated Aylmer Spitfires 4-1 here last night to sweep their SOJHL C semi final series in four straight games. Jesiah Sweetland was Aylmer’s only marksman.

 

Period 1

Exeter – Chase Thornton (power play) (Liam Melady, Brett Dalton) 5:44

Exeter – Liam Melady (short handed) (Frasier Lewis) 13:01

Period 2

(no scoring)

Period 3

Exeter – Austin Carter (Max Naus, Christian Petrozza) 11:32

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (power play) (Jesse Tottle, Cody Underhill) 13:30

Exeter – Christian Petrozza (empty net) (unassisted) 18:58

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Ball, Shirley of Huntsville formerly of Aylmer passed away Friday. Survivors: husband Jack (John); two children etc.. A service will take place at Chartwell Muskoka Traditions Huntsville on Sunday from 1-4 pm.

 

-Froese, Heinrich B. of Edmonton passed away Monday, aged 84. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the Aylmer EMMC Church; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Stewart, Ronald of St. Thomas passed away Monday in his 72nd year. Survivors: wife Helen (Pearl) (VanLingen)Stewart; three stepchildren including – Lynn Marie Langford(Brian) of Aylmer and Ann Marie Dunn(Jamie) of Richmond etc.. The funeral service will be held at St.Paul’s United Church on Saturday at 11 am with visitation one hour prior.

 

 

WED.: OMHA SEMIFINALS

 

-NOVICE – Aylmer 4 Six Nations 3 (OT); Aylmer wins series 3-1

-BANTAM – Six Nations 8 Belmont 4 (Six Nations wins series 3-0)

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Andre Reymer)

-A 32 year old Aylmer man was charged with assault after he attacked a 28 year old Malahide man who confronted him for allegedly jumping the line into a vacant bay at the Spruce Street car wash on Saturday at 2 pm. The Malahide man left his vehicle in the line and went to speak to the Aylmer man who responded by punching him several times.

 

-A 56 year old Malahide man was charged with following too close after his pickup truck, travelling south on John Street north by Beech Street Friday at 2:30 pm, struck another pickup truck that had slowed to turn into a business driveway; the striking truck had to be towed.

 

 

ACTIVE ELGIN CHALLENGE

 

(Contributed) – “The Active Elgin Community Challenge is an invitation to set a goal, get moving, and track their minutes of physical activity. The Challenge started February 22nd . Residents are challenged to track their “moves” (minutes of physical activity) daily for four weeks, using Active Elgin’s online minute tracker or on a printed recording sheet. The first 80 families to register for the challenge will receive a free family swim pass to the St. Thomas YMCA. There will also be weekly prizes for those who share what their physical activity looks like by posting a photo on facebook or twitter using #activeelgin. Grand Prize: your choice of a 1 year YMCA family membership; or 2 weeks at Pearce Williams Summer Camp; or a deluxe outdoor sports equipment package (valued at $1,500) etc. Tracking sheets are available at the St. Thomas Public Library and Elgin County Library branches or on-line at www.activeelgin.ca Check out the Active Elgin website for creative and easy ideas on how to get active. To learn more, visit www.activeelgin.ca and www.facebook.com/ESTPH/

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, March 2/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Aylmer Spitfires host Playoffs: v Exeter, 8:15 pm

 

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

-Fri.-Sun.  -East Elgin Fair: Home, Garden, Rec Show (see ad)

 

 

STORM: HYDRO UPDATE

 

(Information from Tim Stafford of Hydro One) – “Wind and ice covered trees were the reason for outages last night, there were minimal issues and Aylmer crews were able to clear the issues and repair conductors.” (Parts of Aylmer were without hydro for about two and a half hours last night; apparently a tree branch fell across a line on John St. south) 

 

 

SCHOOL BUSES CANCELLED

 

All TVDSB and LDCSB buses in Elgin are cancelled today due to last night’s storm; schools remain open.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

BUSES CANCELLED  

(March 3) – The TVDSB and the LDCSB have announced that Elgin school buses are cancelled due to weather conditions.  Schools closed include: South Dorchester and Summers Corners. (From Environment Canada; for East Elgin; at 5 am) – A low pressure system developing over the American Plains will track towards southern Ontario today bringing a wintery mix of precipitation. Snow accompanied by some ice pellets is expected to develop early this morning over extreme Southwestern Ontario. It is forecast to transition to freezing rain near midday in the southwest. The freezing rain will persist for a few hours before tapering to some light rain or drizzle as temperatures nudge above the freezing mark early this evening.

 

 

EESS GRADS IN UNIVERSITY SPORTS

 

Aylmer’s Averi Nooren scored a goal and had an assist as the University of Guelph womens’ hockey team defeated Laurentian 4-2 Sunday to capture their OUA quarter final series by 2 games to 1. Earlier Guelph had won 2-1 in overtime and then had their 12 game unbeaten streak broken in a 3-2 loss. Guelph, top ranked in Canada, plays Laurier in a best of three semifinal beginning tonight.

 

The Brock University womens’ basketball team (10-9) dropped their final two games of the OUA season on the weekend. They lost 83-63 to McMaster as Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen led her team in rebounds and with 20 points. Kira scored 9 points as Brock then lost 57-48 to Guelph. Brock plays Guelph in a playoff matchup tonight.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Mayer, Leopoldine of Tillsonburg passed away Sunday aged 86 years. P:redeceased by her husband Wendal (1994). They farmed tobacco in the Vienna area for many years. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 am at St. George’s Greek Catholic Church, Courtland; arrangements with Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Mar. 1/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Wed. -Aylmer Spitfires host Playoffs: v Exeter, 8:15 pm

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

-Fri.-Sun.  -Ayl-Mal Fair: Home, Garden, Rec Show (see ad)

 

 

EAST ELGIN: WEATHER WARNING

 

(At 5 am – From Environment Canada – For East Elgin) – “A winter storm will bring freezing rain, ice pellets, and snow to the north shore of Lake Erie tonight. Freezing rain or ice pellets are likely to begin late this afternoon or this evening and continue for several hours before changing to snow overnight. Total snowfall amounts near 10 cm are possible by Wednesday morning.”

 

 

EESS AT WOSSA

 

None of the EESS teams in WOSSA competitions Thursday and Monday – senior girls’ volleyball, senior and junior boys basketball, girls hockey and boys hockey – advanced to the finals.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Loucks, James Harrison of Aylmer passed away on Monday in his 72nd year. Survivors: wife Karen (Goodhand) Loucks; four children including Jennifer Loucks of Aylmer and David Loucks (Tammy) of Orwell; brother Steve Loucks (Laura) of Aylmer etc.. Jim was a car salesman. There will be no service. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Viscontas, John Edward of Aylmer passed away Tuesday February 23 aged 55. Survivors: parents Stanley and Shirley Viscontas of Aylmer; two siblings including Rob of Union etc,.. Visitation at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home St.Thomas on Wednesday from 5 – 7 pm and Thursday from 1-2 pm, with the funeral service there Thursday at 2 pm.

 

 

MONDAY: AYLMER NOVICES IN OMHA SEMIS

 

-AYLMER 6 Six Nations 2 (Aylmer leads 2-1)

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– February 22, 2016, Station #2, Walker Road, Medical Assist

– February 23, 2016, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– February 24, 2016, Station #2, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– February 24, 2016, Station #3, Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

– February 24, 2016, Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– February 25, 2016, Station #1, Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– February 25, 2016, Station #1, Lakeview Drive, Vehicle Fire

– February 26, 2016, Station #2, Talbot Line, Vehicle Fire

 

 

UPDATE: AYLMER IRAQUI FAMILY

 

(In December Grace Community Church in Aylmer sponsored a refugee family of eight from Iraq; this update is from Gloria Fehr, wife of Pastor Randy Fehr:) – “The family is doing well. They are all in school and learning English. They are fast learners. They are also busy with dentist appointments and doctors appointments and experiencing Canadian culture. Some members of the community of Aylmer recently (Saturday) organized a benefit concert, it was a very nice evening of local talent. Eduard Klassen also performed with his Paraguayan harp.”

 

 

BELMONT IN OMHA SEMIFINALS

 

Belmont Atoms won both their games against Delhi in OMHA semifinal action on the weekend – Saturday they won 9-6 in Delhi and Sunday by 7-1 in Belmont. Belmont now leads the series 2-1 with game four in Delhi Saturday. Belmont Bantams lost both their opening games to Six Nations in OMHA semifinals – Saturday they were beaten 5-2 in Belmont and Sunday they lost 5-1 in Oshweken. Game three is tomorrow night in Oshweken.

 

 

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MONDAY, Feb. 29/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-EESS hosts: WOSSA Girls Hockey – 9:30 EESS v Tba

-OMHA Semifinals: Aylmer Novices host: Six Nations, 6pm

-Malahide Budget Meeting, 7pm

 

-Wed. -Aylmer Spitfires host Playoffs: v Exeter, 8:15 pm

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

-Fri.-Sun.  -Ayl-Mal Fair: Home, Garden, Rec Show (see ad)

 

 

HOME, GARDEN, REC SHOW THIS WEEKEND

 

(The Aylmer Home, Garden & Rec. Show, sponsored by the East Elgin Agricultural Society, will be held this weekend (see ad). Information on why the show is earlier this year and why the recreational part has been added is from Secretary Elaine Earhart) – “The show was always the last show of the season. Exhibitors and the Board of Directors felt that we could have a better show if we did it before the public was Home & Gardened out. We also felt that the Show is more valuable to people if it comes before the nice weather to give ideas and hints on yard and home ideas.

 

The major change this year is that we are bigger. We are on the ice pad as always but we are also using the Imperial room. This gives the show 40 more booths.We have added a recreational component to the show featuring motorcycles & vehicles. This was done to make an already great show better.”

 

 

WEATHER ALERT TUESDAY: EAST ELGIN

 

(5 am – For East Elgin – From Environment Canada) – “A snow storm is looking more likely for Southern Ontario Tuesday and Tuesday night. A low pressure system developing over Texas today will head towards the Lower Great Lakes and is expected to spread an area of snow into Southern Ontario. This low has the potential to intensify into a significant winter storm. This type of Winter storm often has a swath of 15 to 30 cm of heavy snow associated with it. Freezing rain and ice pellets may also be a problem.”

 

 

AYLMER NOVICES IN OMHA SEMIS

 

(Contributed) – Aylmer has only one team left in OMHA playoffs. The Novices are in semifinal action in a six point series against Six Nations. Six Nations finished first and Aylmer second in the Playdown series. Friday Aylmer won the opener of this series by 5-1 at home. Yesterday they lost 5-0 in Oshweken. Game three is tonight in Aylmer with game four Wednesday in Oshweken. The Aylmer Novices were undefeated in the Jack Tolhurst Memorial Tournament in St.George in October. They lost in the finals in the Aylmer Fall Rep Challenge Tournament in November. They were also undefeated in the Joe Callens Memorial Rep Tournament in Langton in December. Head Coach is Paul Stokely.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Beacom, Jo Ann of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 79th year. Survivors: husband Allen Beacom; two children etc.. Jo Ann lived in Aylmer most of her life and was a seamstress known for her fine draperies. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

EXETER WINS 3 FROM SPITS

 

EXETER – Exeter opened up a commanding 3-0 edge in their best of seven SOJHL C semi final series with Aylmer Spitfires last night by downing the Spits 5-1 here. Exeter won the opener by 7-6 in overtime Friday in Exeter and then blanked the Spits 4-0 in Aylmer Saturday. Friday, the Spitfires struck for five power play goals but couldn’t hold a 6-4 third period edge as they were eventually outshot 58-36 and surrendered the winner early in overtime. Cody Underhill and Jesiah Sweetland notched two goals each for the Spits with singles going to Luke Bettencourt and Jake Morin. Saturday, Exeter counted two power play goals in the shutout. Sunday, Bettencourt garnered Aylmer’s only marker. Fourth game is Wednesday in Aylmer.

FRIDAY: EXETER 7 AYLMER 6

Period 1

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (power play) (Luke Bettencourt, Kyle DiCicco) 9:46

Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (power play) (Brett Dzyngel, Jesse Tottle) 10:46

Period 2

Exeter – Christian Petrozza (short handed) (unassisted) 1:25

Exeter – Austin Elkin (short handed) (Cory Burr) 3:36

Exeter – Brett Dalton (power play) (Sam Vokes, Frasier Lewis) 6:41

Aylmer – Cody Underhill (power play) (James Collins, Kyle DiCicco) 8:51

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (power play) (Brett Dzyngel, Luke Bettencourt) 13:01

Period 3

Exeter – Chase Thornton (Tyler Kettler, Austin Elkin) 1:40

Aylmer – Jake Morin (James Collins, Spencer Roloson) 3:41

Aylmer – Cody Underhill (power play) (James Collins, Brett Dzyngel) 5:34

Exeter – Chase Thornton (power play) (Matt Clarke, Max Naus) 7:45

Exeter – Chase Thornton (Tyler Kettler, Brett Dalton) 16:31

Overtime

Exeter – Max Naus (Tyler Coleman, Christian Petrozza) 4:44

 

 

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THURSDAY, Feb. 26/16

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish FRIDAY

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS at WOSSA Boys BBall; SR at Clarke Road; JR at London Beal

-EESS at WOSSA Girls VBall; at London Catholic Central

 

-Fri -OMHA Playoffs – Aylmer Novices host: Six Nations, 6:15

-Sat. -OMHA Playoffs – Belmont Bantams host: Six Nations, 4:45 pm

-Fri. -Aylmer Museum Heritage stew; 11:30–1 pm; Anglican Church; $8

-Sat. -Playoffs: Aylmer Spitfires host: Exeter, 7:30 pm

-Sat. -Concert at St Paul’s United, 7pm; Fundraising for Newcomers

(Featuring: Horns of a Dilemma Brass Quintet)

-Sun. -OMHA Playoff: Belmont Atoms host: Delhi, 5pm

 

 

APAC 2016-7 SCHEDULE

 

Next year’s lineup for the Aylmer Performing Arts Series (tickets should be available next month):

 

-Saturday, September, 10, Poor Angus – The band interprets the music of past and present, performing original and traditional Scottish, Irish and East Coast themed pieces and transforms them into thoroughly original arrangements; Saturday, October 15, The McCartney Years – Note for note, harmonies and riffs, every song is played live with nothing pre-recorded and set to the standard set by Paul McCartney himself; Saturday, November 12, Michael Schatte Band – He was a top eight finalist at the 2015 Memphis International Blues Challenge and winner of the 2015 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search; Friday, December 2, Kevin Fox Trio – Cello player Kevin just recorded his third album “Set Right” all the while touring extensively with musicians Chantal Kreviazuk, Steven Page, Tom Cochrane and Olivia Newton John;

 

-Saturday, January 14, 2017, Miss Caledonia –It has been referred to as the “girl version” of the successful Wingfield Farm Series, but with more fiddle, baton twirling and crooning; Saturday, February 25, 2017, Countermeasure – The fresh face of a capella, known for their upbeat sound, sophisticated harmonies and infectious energy; Saturday, March 25, 2017, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar – Samantha is an artist of extraordinary power and deep seated emotion, the sound is a hybrid where soul meets blues meets gospel.

 

 

AREA HOCKEY TEAMS IN OMHA

 

Three local teams are still involved in OMHA playoffs. Belmont Atoms lost to Delhi 5-3 last night in the opening game of their semi final series. This weekend they travel to Delhi Saturday and host Sunday at 5 pm. Belmont Bantams open their semifinal series with Six Nations on Saturday in Belmont at 4:45. And Aylmer Novices begin their series with Six Nations on Friday in Aylmer at 6:15.

 

 

CHANGES AT THE EEC COMPLEX

 

(An update on program/facility changes suggested from the recent General Manager’s Report to the EECC Interim Board is from GM James Allen:)

1.Your recent report said you anticipate increased revenues, what do you see as key income upgrades? – “Removal of the 6 month rolling window on hall bookings will allow us to return to the wedding and banquet business. I also hope to reconnect with some groups who have left the facility in the past.”

2.Did you get approval for recovering the hall floor; if so what do see as increased activities there? – “We will be looking at programming on the existing floor for now”

3.Generally what other areas/programs do you plan on investigating that would help increase revenues or reduce deficits? – “Being easy to do business with and partnering with the community groups. I want this facility to be peoples’ first choice for everything”

4.When should the concession booth be reopened? – “The Lease hasn’t been signed yet but I anticipate the concession being open by mid March”

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Immigration Night; St.Thomas Seniors Centre; 5-7 PM (see Tue. story)

 

-Thu. -EESS at WOSSA Boys BBall; SR at Clarke Road; JR at London Beal

-Fri. -Aylmer Museum Heritage stew; 11:30–1 pm; Anglican Church; $8

-Sat. -Playoffs: Aylmer Spitfires host: Exeter, 7:30 pm

 

 

EAST ELGIN WEATHER WARNING

 

(At 5am – From Environment Canada – For East Elgin) – Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. A moisture laden low pressure area located over Kentucky this morning will bring a significant rain storm to the region as it tracks up just south of Lakes Erie later today and tonight. The system is forecast to begin this morning and continue into the evening. A brief period of snow or freezing rain is possible this morning as the precipitation moves in. Total rainfall amounts of 25 to 35 mm are expected by this evening. Precipitation will change to snow on Thursday as colder air gets pumped in from the north in the wake of this large low pressure area.

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-SR GIRLS VBALL PLAYOFF – CASS 3 EESS 0

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– February 16, 2016, Station #4, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– February 16, 2016, Station #2, Talbot Line, MVC

– February 18, 2016, Station #3, Hacienda Road, Alarm Malfunction

– February 19, 2016, Station #4, #3, #2, and #1, Wilson Line, Fire

– February 21, 2016, Station #1, Calton Line, Medical Assist

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Vandevyvere, Peter Daniel of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 76th year. Survivors: wife Norma (Miners) Vandevyvere; two children; four stepchildren including Joe Malskaitis(Lichelle) of Aylmer etc.. He was born in Belgium and was formerly a nurse at the St. Thomas and London Psychiatric Hospitals. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

MUSEUM 1965 FIRE EXHIBIT 

“A new exhibit – “The Holocaust on Main Street” – begins tomorrow at the museum. It is an exhibit that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1965 fire on Aylmer’s main street (February 26). It features artifacts, photographs, footage, and memories of the fire as well as information on other fires that shaped the history of Aylmer. There will be an exhibit preview on Thursday from 4-8 pm and the exhibit officially opens March 2nd and will run until May 22nd.”

 

 

EESS GRADS IN UNIVERSITY SPORTS

 

Aylmer’s Averi Nooren earned an assist as the first place University of Guelph womens’ hockey team defeated Brock 3-2 for their 11th straight win in their final OUA league game on the weekend. Nooren placed fourth in goals and fourth in league scoring this season. Guelph, 21-3 and top ranked in Canada, plays Laurentian in a best of three quarter final series this weekend.

 

The Brock University womens’ basketball team (10-7) won both their games in OUA play on the weekend. They defeated Laurentian 66-56 as Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen started and scored 8 points and they trampled Nipissing 85-49 as Cornelissen connected for 10 points. This week Brock finishes their schedule with games against McMaster and Guelph.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Feb. 23/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Seniors Day Out at EEC Complex; 9:30 am

 

-Wed. -Immigration Night; St.Thomas Seniors Centre; 5-7 PM (see story below)

-Fri. -Aylmer Museum Heritage stew; 11:30–1 pm; Anglican Church; $8

-Sat. -Playoffs: Aylmer Spitfires host: Exeter, 7:30 pm

 

 

EAST ELGIN WEATHER: STORM TOMORROW

 

(At 5 am – From Environment Canada – For East Elgin) – “A major winter storm is expected to affect Ontario Wednesday and Thursday. A low pressure system is expected to develop and emerge from Texas then track northeast towards the Lower Great Lakes and intensify into a moisture laden winter storm Wednesday. This winter storm is expected to bring significant amounts of rain, snow and ice pellets, along with the possibility of freezing rain. Travelling conditions are expected to quickly deteriorate Wednesday as the precipitation arrives.”

 

 

EESS SPORTS MON.:

 

-BOYS BBALL FINAL – PCI 49 EESS 46

 

 

IMMIGRATION NIGHT TOMORROW

 

(The St. Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership (STELIP) is hosting ‘Moving Forward’, a celebration of diversity in St. Thomas and Elgin, from 5-7 pm at the St. Thomas Seniors Centre, 225 Chestnut St., on Wednesday. Admission is free. More information is from Petrusia Hontar, Project CoOrdinator):

 

“This is the 5th year that the event is running. In the first years we averaged about 100 people, last year we had 200. The purpose is to celebrate the local cultural diversity and to showcase the work that (STELIP) has been doing. The event will start with a Smudging Ceremony, we will also have a traditional Cambodian dance, Henna temporary tattoos, a drum circle, crafts, and story time for kids.

 

STELIP has strong ties with Aylmer, as MCS (Mennonite Community Services) is part of our Council. They will be at the event this year. In the past our Rogers TV show has showcased four residents of Aylmer, MCS, and the Straffordville Library. Our signs are now displayed on community boards in Malahide and Aylmer. Malahide actually has 22% foreign born to Canadian born, which is 8th overall in Canada for non-metropolitan areas.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Berdan, James A., of Ancaster and formerly of Aylmer passed away Friday in his 94th year. Predeceased by his wife Roberta “Bobbie” (nee Staniforth) Berdan (2011). A private family service was held yesterday at the Sifton Funeral Home St.Thomas.

 

-Zavitz, Debra Ann (née Honsinger) of St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away Monday aged 57. Survivors: husband Terry; daughter Sandy (Darin Willie) of Aylmer, two step-daughters etc. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 7-9 pm where the funeral will be held on Thursday at 2 pm.

 

 

STRAFFORDVILLE ICE RINK

 

(The St.Thomas Elgin Public Health Unit received funding to sponsor local ice rinks this winter; Aylmer and Malahide did not get theirs organized but Straffordville did. Information on that rink is from Ken Andrews of Straffordville) – “Getting the Straffordville Outdoor Skating Rink operational proved to be quite a challenge for myself and my volunteer crew consisting of Brad Andrews, Pete Wiebe, Mike Wolfe, Cory Matthews and Gord Tait. The rink kit was delivered to Straffordville Park on Saturday, February 6th. Bayham Council had given us permission to erect the rink on the ball diamond, which in itself presented a challenge as the rink size was just under 40ft X 100ft. Gord Tait was able to provide a laser level in order to assist in framing the rink to compensate for the lack of a level area on which to place the rink, which would allow a minimum ice depth of 3″. We successfully completed framing of the rink that same day but due to mild temperatures we did not install the liner until Tuesday afternoon as suitable cold weather day and night was in the forecast for the next week. The Bayham Fire Department did the initial flooding that evening and also provided water for maintenance flooding when required.

 

As we monitored the ice conditions hoping to meet the scheduled launch for opening on Family Day Feb. 15, we did have problems trying to keep people off of the ice surface until we had a minimum ice thickness of just under 3”. The rink seemed to act as a magnet just as a “wet paint” or “fresh cement” sign. After a couple more light floods we were able to open the skating rink at 1pm on Valentines Day with a very good turnout of skaters. On Family Day the Straffordville Hall Committee served free Hot Chocolate (provided by the Health Unit) as well as free Hot Dogs, Homemade Cookies and Coffee provided by members of the Straffordville Hall Committee. The rink continued to be open daily until this past Friday when it was closed due to very mild temperatures over the weekend. We are now closed for the season. We are very pleased that we were able to offer the residents of Bayham approximately one week of fun and outdoor skating.”

 

 

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MONDAY, Feb. 22/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS v Parkside; SR Boys BBall Final; 6 pm; at Huron Park

 

-Tue -Seniors Day Out at EEC Complex; 9:30 am

-Fri. -Aylmer Museum Heritage stew; 11:30 – 1 pm; at Anglican Church; $8

-Sat. -Playoffs: Aylmer Spitfires host: Exeter, 7:30 pm

 

 

AYLMER SPITFIRES PLAYOFFS

 

Aylmer Spitfires will face Exeter in the second round of SOJHL C playoffs. The schedule for the first four games is: Game 1 -Friday, Feb 26 8 pm in Exeter; Game 2 -Saturday, Feb 27, 7:30 in Aylmer; Game 3- Sunday, Feb 28, 7:30 in Exeter; Game 4 – Wednesday, Mar 2, 8:15 in Aylmer. Aylmer defeated Exeter in four of five meetings this season. Dorchester plays Thamesford in the other semifinal.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE

 

(Contributed by Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith) – “At 3:20 am Friday, Malahide Fire Services responded to a significant house fire on Wilson Line, east of Imperial Road. Responses came from Stations #4 and #3 with tanker support from Stations #1 and #2.  Additional firefighters also responded from Station #2 Central Elgin and Belmont Station’s tanker was enlisted for water support. Cause of the fire is currently unknown. At this point the estimate of damage and loss is approximately $500,000. The Office of the Fire Marshall has been contacted. Smoke alarms were present and operational in the home. All residents, firefighters and pets are safe and sound.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Warren, Helen of Aylmer passed away at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer on Wednesday in her 94th year. Wife of the late Lloyd Foster Warren(2012) (Former owner of Elgin Hardware). Survivors: three children etc.. The funeral service was held Saturday at the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Kessler, Mollie Mae of Aylmer passed away Thursday in her 67th year. Survivors: husband Heinz Kessler; one child etc.. A service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church on Saturday, March 5 at 1 pm. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Willsey, Ivan Leonard of London passed away Friday in his 69th year. Husband of the late Karen (VanVelzer) Willsey (2005). Survivors: three children including – Mike Willsey(Jennifer Thain) of Belmont and Darren Willsey(Sue) of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am.

 

-Doneff, Edith Adelaide (Lockstein) of Tillsonburg and formerly of Eden passed away at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband Daniel Doneff Sr. (1995). Survivors: four children including – Dan (Yvonne) Doneff, Eden etc.. She was born in Germany. The service will be held today at the Verhoeve Funeral Home Tillsonburg at 11 am.

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-SR BOYS BBALL SEMIFINAL – EESS 51 Ingersoll 41

-BOYS HOCKEY SEMIFINAL – Huron Park 4 EESS 3 (OT)

 

 

EEC COMPLEX SENIORS EVENT TOMORROW

 

The monthly Seniors Day Out program at the EEC Complex will be held tomorrow from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – the cost is $10 and you must pre-register. The event includes: 9:30 to 10:30 am – Shuffleboard or Fitness Class or skating; 10:45 to 11:45 – Speaker: Julie Hill from Hills Pharmacy speaking about medication safety & accessibility in the home. Lunch is provided.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Feb. 18/16

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish FRIDAY

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Bayham 7pm, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-EESS hosts: Boys Hockey SemiFinal v Huron Park

-EESS at Ingersoll (Sr Boys BBall SemiFinal)

 

-Sat. -Aylmer Minor Ball Registration; 9am-2; EECC

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Rant Maggie Rant

 

 

EEC COMPLEX BOARD DECISIONS

 

(Information on decisions made by the EECC Interim Board at its regular meeting last night is from Malahide Clerk Diana Wilson) – The Board approved: advertising in the windows above the entrance, a proposed partnership with the Aylmer Spitfires for advertising on some of the glass around the rinks, a “super shinny” program with more emphasis on hockey, and a wedding show and they accepted the bid of Corner View Cafe (a previous operator) for operation of the EECC concession.

 

 

EESS AT WOSSA SWIMMING

 

Top seven placings by EESS swimmers in yesterday’s WOSSA championships held in London included: Girls 15 and under Freestyle – Brianne Brix, 2nd; 100 Metre Open Medley – Brix, 2nd; Butterfly – Brix 4th; Boys 15 and under Freestyle – Justin Attfield, 2nd; Breaststroke – Attfield, 4th; Boys Open Butterfly – Jeremy Cunningham, 4th; Boys 200 metre Open Medley – Cunningham, 5th; 200 Metre Freestyle- Cunningham, 7th

 

 

ELGIN COLD ALERT

 

The Elgin Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has issued a Cold Weather Alert following Environment Canada’s forecast of low temperatures reaching -17° Wednesday with evening wind chills dipping to – 21° C overnight. Temperatures are expected to moderate later Thursday.

 

 

EESS GRADS IN UNIVERSITY SPORTS

 

Aylmer’s Averi Nooren scored a goal as the first place University of Guelph womens’ hockey team defeated Laurier 4-1 in OUA action in one of their two weekend games. Guelph also edged Nipissing 5-4 in overtime in the other for their tenth straight victory as Nooren earned two assists. Guelph, 20-3 and still top ranked in Canada, plays Brock in their final league game this weekend.

 

The Brock University womens’ basketball team (8-7) was defeated twice in OUA play on the weekend. They lost 65-49 to Carleton as Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen started, scored 8 points and led Brock with 9 rebounds. They also dropped a 75-50 decision to the University of Ottawa as Cornelissen hooped 11 points. This weekend Brock plays at home against Laurentian and Nipissing.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Helkaa, Clarence H. of St. Thomas passed away Wednesday in his 81st year. Husband of the late Katharine “Kathy” (Smith) Helkaa (2008). Survivors: four children including Kevin (Brenda) Helkaa of Port Burwell, Kimberley “Kim” Gillett of Orwell, and David (Elaine) Helkaa of Aylmer; brother Alvin Helkaa of Aylmer etc.. He was born in Kingsmill, retired from the Department of Transport and was a member of the Elgin Stewardship (Aylmer Wildlife) Council. Visitation is Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Williams Funeral Home St.Thomas; the service will be held there on Saturday at 3:30 pm.

 

-Tales, Donna (Hooper) of St. Thomas passed away Tuesday at the age of 78. Predeceased by her husband Donald (2014). Survivors: five children including Mike Tales (Tammy) of Aylmer and Brian Tales (Tammy) of Springfield etc.. She was  a volunteer driver for Children’s Aid for a number of years. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home St.Thomas Friday from 7-9 pm with the service there Saturday at 1 pm.

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED:

 

-GIRLS VBALL PLAYOFF – EESS 3 WESS 0

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17/16

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EECC Interim Board Meeting, 7pm

 

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

-Thu. -EESS hosts: Boys Hockey SemiFinal v Huron Park

-Thu. -EESS at Ingersoll (Sr Boys BBall SemiFinal)

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Rant Maggie Rant

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Andre Reymer)

-A 20 year old Langton man was charged with careless driving after his van, while westbound on Talbot St. west about noon on Monday February 1, allegedly ran into the back of a car that was stopped and turning left on to Caverly – there was moderate damage to both vehicles.

 

-A 45 year old Cambridge man was charged after his pickup truck, while backing out of a private driveway on Forest St. ran into a parked car across the street about 1 pm on Monday February 1; only minor damage to the vehicles involved.

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-JR GIRLS VBALL PLAYOFF – Glencoe 3 EESS 1 (Eliminated)

-SR BOYS BBALL PLAYOFF – EESS 64 AVSS 38

-JR BOYS BBALL PLAYOFF – PCI 28 EESS 21 (Eliminated)

-GIRLS HOCKEY PLAYOFF – PCI 4 EESS 2 (Eliminated)

 

 

 MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– February 8, 2016, Station #2, Springfield Road, Alarm Malfunction

– February 10, 2016, Station #4 , Station #3, Imperial Road, MVC

– February 13, 2016, Station #1, Calton Line, Medical Assist

– February 14, 2016, Station #4, Crossley-Hunter Line, Medical Assist

– February 14, 2016, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– February 15, 2016, Station #1, Calton Line, CO incident

 

 

EECC INTERIM BOARD AGENDA TONIGHT:

 

Among agenda items for tonight’s meeting of the EEC Complex Interim Board:

-discussion of the General Manager’s Report which includes some of the following suggestions: adding more public skating for youth; advertising in the windows about the entrance; recovering the floor in the hall to make it more multipurpose ie. for dance, art lessons; add programming to make the EECC more of a community centre ie, drop in centre, coffee house, floor hockey etc.

-discussion on the RFP tender for the concession, three bids were received

 

 

ELGIN COLD ALERT

 

The Elgin Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has issued a Cold Weather Alert following Environment Canada’s forecast of low temperatures reaching -17° this evening with evening wind chills dipping to – 21° C overnight. Temperatures are expected to moderate later Thursday.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

NEW MALAHIDE FIRE CHIEF

“At Thursday’s meeting, Malahide Council passed the following motion: “that Municipal Staff be directed to prepare the necessary by-law to appoint Brent Smith as the Director of Fire & Emergency Services effective March 16.” (The previous chief Paul Groeneveld resigned effective February 15). There were 21 applications and 4 persons interviewed for the position. (Mr. Smith provided the following background) – “I was born and raised in St Thomas. My grandfather was born in Lyons. I have two adult children. I am a graduate of Fanshawe College in Public Administration, Georgian College and The Ontario Fire College. I am a retired Captain in the Canadian Forces Reserve and I served in The Elgin Regiment and #7 Army Cadet Corps. I currently reside in Port Stanley with my partner Brenda. I have been an Inspector/Investigator with the London Fire Department for the past 6 years. My brother Allan Smith was a previous Chief in Malahide.”

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy Smith) – Both stations responded to a MVC rollover on Heritage Line on Tuesday, February 9 – minor injuries.

 

 

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