Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, Feb. 20/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-United Way at Cy’s, Aylmer Touchdown, 5-7 pm

-Thu.-Sat. -ACT PLAY:Man With Plastic Sandwich;8pm;OTH Thea.(see ad)

-EESS Hosts: Boys Hockey playoff v Dorchester, 3pm

 

-Fri. -EESS Hosts: Girls Hockey SemiFinal 3:15pm

-Sat. –Aylmer Minor Ball Registration at EEC Complex, 9am-2pm

 

 

1-CCCA UPGRADES FLOOD WATCH

 

(From Catfish Creek Conservation Authority; today at 8am:) – “This Flood Watch is intended to notify that adverse weather patterns have strengthened and channel water levels are expected to increase. A high probability exists for flooding of low-lying flood prone areas within the watershed. Effective immediately, the CCCA is upgrading the Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement issued on Wednesday to a Flood Watch as Environment Canada has upgraded the weather forecast in this area to a Rainfall Warning with up to 50 mm of rain possible.”

 

 

2-EAST ELGIN WEATHER WATCH 

 

(From Environment Canada – For East Elgin – at 8:30 am) – “A Major storm will be bringing 25 to 50 mm of rain today and Friday. An Alberta clipper and Texas low will be tracking towards the Great Lakes today where they will merge and rapidly intensify. Rain is expected to begin over Southwestern Ontario near midday. There is a chance that a brief period of snow, freezing rain or ice pellets may precede the rain as temperatures rise from just below freezing to above. In addition, thunderstorms will be possible and may result in locally higher rainfall amounts. Significant snow melt will also be a concern. As the rain comes to an end Friday, winds will increase out of the southwest with gusts to 70 or 80 km/h possible, particularly along the great lake shores.

 

 

EESS WINS SR BBALL TITLE

 

INGERSOLL – East Elgin seniors defeated Ingersoll 51-44 to claim their second straight SouthEast Conference boys’ basketball crown here yesterday (Previously they were champs in 2002). Matt Goble led EESS with 15 pt. and Ryan Heimstra added 14. The Eagles now move on to WOSSAA AAA competition at London Clarke Road tomorrow.

In the junior championship, Glendale downed EESS 58-38. Tillsonburg led 33-16 at halftime. Colton VanVlaanderen had 15 pt. for the Eagles. EESS still qualifies for WOSSAA AAA play tomorrow also at Clarke Road.

 

 

KIDS AND COMPANY: GOOSE AND SEUSS

 

Aylmer’s Kids And Company will present their next  show on Saturday, March 8 at 2 pm at the Old Town Hall Theatre featuring the Little Red Theatre from Toronto. LRT has been in Aylmer several times previously – this show is entitled Goose and Seuss. Tickets are $8 advance ($10 at door) at Campbell’s II or call 519.773.8220.

 

 

MUSEUM STEW LUNCHEON

 

The annual Heritage Luncheon Stew, sponsored by Aylmer and Malahide Museum, will be held next Friday, February 28 from 11:30 – 1pm  at Trinity Anglican Church. Cost is $8; Info.: 773-5575.

 

 

BAYHAM DRIVER CHARGED

 

(From Elgin OPP) – A 50 year old Bayham man was charged with impaired driving, possession of marijuana, disqualified driving and refusal to provide a breath sample after an accident yesterday at 4 pm in Bayham. His car was travelling east on Highway 3 merging onto Heritage Line when the vehicle made contact with the north curb causing it to travel over a snow bank and into the south ditch rolling onto its roof. There were no injuries – there were no other occupants of the car.

 

 

BAYHAM GAS WELL UPDATE:

 

(Information from Bayham Clerk Lynda Millard) – Bayham announced today that the Ministry of Natural Resources has confirmed that a contractor will begin work on Monday to cap the natural gas well northwest of Pt. Burwell that began leaking last week. Bayham notes that the odour may become worse during the procedure. Orchard Line is still closed to the public.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

MALAHIDE AGREES TO SUNDAY HUNTING

 

“At Council last Thursday, Malahide passed the following resolution: “In response to the request of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and in recognition of the support of the National Wild Turkey Federation Elgin Chapter and local resident Brian Kingston, Sunday Gun Hunting will be supported in the Township of Malahide.”

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Abuse Seminar; Aylmer Chr. Ref. Church, 7:30 pm (see Tue. story)

-EESS BBall S-E Finals at Ingersoll; Jr 4pm v Glendale, Sr 6pm v Ingersoll

 

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

-Thu. -United Way at Cy’s, Aylmer Touchdown, 5-7 pm

-Thu.-Sat. -ACT PLAY:Man With Plastic Sandwich;8pm;OTH Thea.(see ad)

-Sat. –Aylmer Minor Ball Registration at EEC Complex, 9am-2pm

 

 

EAST ELGIN WEATHER STATEMENT

 

(At 11 am – from Environment Canada – for East Elgin:) – “Two developing weather systems, one from Alberta and the other from Texas, will be tracking towards the Great Lakes, where they are forecast to merge and rapidly intensify Thursday. This intense system will bring rising temperatures to Southern Ontario, but also significant precipitation and strong winds. Rain is expected to reach Southwestern Ontario near midday Thursday. From Southwestern Ontario to the Golden Horseshoe and eastward along the Lake Ontario shore toward Kingston, rainfall amounts could be in the 30 to 40 mm range. Thunderstorms are also a possibility in these areas.

Significant snow melt due to the rising temperatures will also be a concern. Strong winds will also be a concern in regions along the Great Lakes shores.”

 

AYLMER ACCIDENT

 

(Information today from Aylmer Police)  A 51 year old Bayham woman was charged with making an improper left turn after her van, going south on King St., started to turn left onto Sydenham St. and struck a northbound van, at 11 am last Monday.

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AYLMER TOWN COUNCIL

 

By Bill Murch

 

From yesterday’s Town Council meeting:

-”For the last year the Town of Aylmer has been looking at the possibility of using internet voting along with the traditional paper ballot for the 2014 Municipal Elections. At this time Stratford, Strathroy, Caradoc, Thames Centre and Southwest Middlesex are some of the local (only 24 of the 425 in Ontario) municipalities using online voting. Council instructed staff to continue their research.”

 

 

CATFISH CREEK FLOOD WARNING

 

(From Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician, Catfish Creek Conservation Authority, at 11 am today:) “This is a Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement that, should forecast adverse weather patterns strengthen, creek water levels may increase. This is an early assessment that the potential exists for flooding of low-lying areas within the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority watersheds.”

 

 

SUMMERS CORNERS SCHOOL SPEAKER

 

Tomorrow, Summers Corners Public School will host a presentation for students by Big Kids Entertainment. Outlined Principal Don Naylor: “Big Kids is a touring troupe of actors out of Toronto who specialize in kids’ interactive theatre. The student audience is involved in the play. Themes are always relevant to young people, self-esteem, acceptance, bullying etc. This play ‘Snow White’ takes a cyber bullying slant and addresses the topic in a fun way using the well-known fairy tale. (We also have Constable Troy Carlson of the OPP coming out to speak with the intermediates about cyber bullying.}

Why this topic?  With more and more young people accessing facebook and messaging one another across cyber space, it makes sense to address potential issues which may arise related to bullying.”

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“EESS STUDENT WINS AWARD”

 

Helen Goertzen, 19, of EESS, was honoured with this year’s Beyond Disability SPECTRA Award at this week’s London Sportsman’s Dinner. Each year, an exceptional young male and female high school student with a disability, from London and the surrounding area, are recognized. The awards are sponsored by CTV television and consist of a $1000 bursary to each of the winners. They must be in their graduating year of high school. Helen’s achievements: assisting with GABAA, the Fashion Show, Winter Carnival, winning a McTavish Award, a volunteer at Bayham Library, a Special Olympics athlete, and helping the Bike Rodeo at McGregor etc.. Helen, from Vienna, gets around the school by herself in a wheelchair and has applied to college for the fall in the Social Service Worker Program.”

 

 

BAYHAM COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Among agenda items to be discussed at tomorrow night’s Bayham Council meeting are:

A letter from Jan Collins of the Vienna Citizens Group asking that, with the proposed demolition of the Vienna Town Hall, “have a professionally made plaque erected on or near the site of the building, like the one erected for the Edison Homestead at the second bridge, (in order to) keep alive the memories and history the plot holds.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, Feb. 18/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

-Wed. -Abuse Seminar; Aylmer Chr. Ref. Church, 7:30 pm (see story today)

-Wed. – EESS BBall S-E Finals at Ingersoll; Jr 4pm v Glendale, Sr 6pm v Ingersoll

-Thu. -United Way at Cy’s, Aylmer Touchdown, 5-7 pm

-Thu.-Sat. -ACT PLAY:Man With Plastic Sandwich;8pm;OTH Thea.(see ad)

-Sat. – Aylmer Minor Ball Registration at EEC Complex, 9am-2pm

 

ELGIN BUSES CANCELLED

 

Buses for Elgin schools are cancelled due to the weather conditions today. Summers Corners and South Dorchester schools are closed. Said Dave Cryderman, dispatcher with Bader BusLines of Aylmer:  ”With the amount of snow already down over night and continuing at 6:am, we decided to cancel school bus runs for to-day. Plows had been out on many of the roads, however some side roads were quite drifted and wind was blowing them back in as soon as they were cleared.”

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Griffin, David John of London passed away Wednesday in his 70th year. Survivors: wife Donnajean (Pattinson) Griffin; four children; sister in law Lynn Pattinson of Aylmer etc..  A service will be held at the Pattinson Family Home, Aylmer on Thursday at 2 pm. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

-Stacpoole,, Margaret Ellen (Bonnie) of St.Thomas passed away Friday. Survivors include: husband Tony; three daughters etc.. The funeral will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church,  St. Thomas on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas Tuesday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.

 

-Marr, Colin Adrian of Tillsonburg passed away Sunday aged 79 years. Survivors: wife Donna (Ketchabaw); three children including Kimberly (Dean) Pressey and Colleen Figg and partner Eric Weir, both of Eden etc.. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home Tillsonburg on Thursday from 12 to 2 pm. The Funeral Service will be held there at 2 pm Thursday.

 

BILLY BISHOP PLAY IN LONDON

 

(Contributed) – ” ‘Billy Bishop Goes To War’ will be staged from February 25th – March 8th in the McManus Studio Theatre at The Grand, London. Tickets – contact the Grand Theatre’s box-office at 519-672-8800 or www.grandtheatre.com ($20.00 – $30.00).”

 

X-EESS GIRLS IN BBALL CLASH

 

Two former EESS basketballers squared off Saturday in the final game of the OUA Women;s basketball season - Kira Cornelissen of Brock, at left, is guarding Tessa Kreiger, of Windsor. Windsor won 73-56. (Contributed by Dita Cornellissen)

Two former EESS basketball teammates squared off Saturday in the final league game of the OUA Women’s  season at Brock University in St. Catherines. Kira Cornelissen of Brock, middle left, guards Tessa Kreiger, of U. of Windsor. Windsor won 73-56. (Contributed by Dita Cornelissen)

 

St. Catherines – The top ranked in Canada University of Windor womens’ basketball team closed out their regular OUA season with a 73-56 win over Brock Saturday here. Aylmer’s Tessa Kreiger started and scored 4 pt. for Windsor. Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen played 11 minutes for Brock before suffering a minor injury but did not score. Windsor now receives a playoff bye while Brock faces Laurier Wednesday in playoffs.

 

AYLMER FIRE DEPT. REPORT:

 

-Feb 16 @ 18:27 hours responded to Holland Ave. for unknown smell.  Firefighters monitored the home for CO, zero PPM found. Firefighters found that the home’s gas meter was covered in snow, they cleared the snow away from the meter; may have been the cause. 13 firefighters attend the scene.

-Feb 17 @ 23:18 hours, responded to Elk St. for a reported smell of smoke. Firefighters checked building, nothing found. 15 firefighters responded.

 

ABUSE SEMINAR WED. AT AYLMER CHURCH

 

Aylmer’s Christian Reformed Church will host a presentation on Abuse at the church on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 pm. The seminar is sponsored by the Safe Church Team at the church as part of a concern over awareness of various safety issues within the church and the community said committee member Lena Pasma. Guest speaker is Susan Winter Fledderus, a counsellor with Shalem Mental Health Network in Hamilton.

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– February 11, 2014, Station #1, #2, #3, #4, 52325 Nova Scotia Line (*Fire – unauthorized controlled burn – old barn being burned)

– February 12, 2014, Station #2 , #1, 8685 Springfield Road, Alarm Malfunction

– February 13, 2014, Station #4, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– February 15, 2014, Station #1, Levi Street, Medical Assist

– February 17, 2013, Station #4,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

 

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FRIDAY, Feb. 14/14

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Monday.

 

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu.-Sun. -ACT PLAY:Man With Plastic Sandwich;8pm;OTH Thea.(see ad)

-Sat. – Free Skating 6:15-8:45 pm Sponsor: Yarmouth Mutual Insurance

-Sat. -Springfield Brewers Ball Registration, Mal. Comm. Place; 9:30-11 am

-Sun. -Free Skate. 1-2:30 pm Sponsored by South Dorchester Optimists

 

-Mon. -Family Day – Belmont Hub events (see Tue. story)

-Tue. -Aylmer Council, 7 pm

 

 

PT. BURWELL GAS WELL GIVES ODOUR

 

(Information from Bayham Clerk Lynda Millard:) – “After receiving several complaints about a rotten egg odour in both Pt. Burwell and Vienna areas, Bayham has determined the source to be a historic gas well emitting sulphur water that contains Hydrogen sulfide gas. The well, south of Orchard line and northwest of Pt. Burwell, is being monitored by Bayham. There is no immediate danger to the public but the odour will persist until the well is properly plugged. Orchard Park line is closed; the well is on private property. In order to access the necessary resources Bayham has declared a state of emergency.”

 

UPDATE – Bayham Fire Chief Randy White: “For now the key is just communicating with residents to let them know what’s happened and what’s going on. The smell can extend for at least a couple kilometers depending, of course, on wind conditions. The Ministry of Natural Resources will be the lead hand in capping this well and their experience tells them this could be several months. The records show the well was drilled in 1917 for gas and capped the same year. It was probably deemed to be of insufficient delivery to economically put it in production. There are a fairly significant number of wells of similar nature in the region.”

 

 

EESS BOYS BBALL TEAMS IN FINALS

 

WOODSTOCK – Both EESS Senior and Junior boys basketball teams advanced to the SouthEast finals with semifinal wins here yesterday. The seniors nipped WCI 54-51, with Matt Goble scoring 18, Dylan Burtch 15 and Josh Peters 9, and the Juniors handled WCI 55-29. Both squads finished first in Elgin league play this season. The finals will be at Ingersoll next Wednesday with the juniors facing Tillsonburg at 4pm and the seniors tangling with Ingersoll at 6pm.

EESS Seniors are the defending Southeast champs from 2012 (the league did not operate last year). The senior winner will also qualify for WOSSA. The juniors have already qualified for WOSSA play.

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Westra, Adrianna “Jean” passed away Thursday in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Roel Westra (1970). Survivors: six children etc.. Jean came to Aylmer in 1956 and operated Westra Poultry Farm on Dingle Street. A funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Full Gospel Church on Monday at 11 am. with visitation one hour prior.

 

 

APAC 2014-2015 SCHEDULE:

 

(Contributed) – Sept. 13/14 – An Evening With Ian Thomas (Internationally acclaimed Juno winning artist with over 15 albums and as many top twenty songs on his third visit to Aylmer); Oct. 11/14 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (a live multi piece orchestra will be on the stage for the silent black and white movie, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, released in 1921); Nov. 8/14 - Jack de Keyzer (two time Juno and seven time Maple Blues award winning blues guitarist); Dec. 5/14 - Kim Stockwood (will include music from her Christmas CD);

Jan. 17/15 - Danny Michel (Has three Juno nominations and 10 albums); Feb. 21/15 - Rhythm Nocturne (Rhythm and Blues tunes from the late 60’s and 70’s with our own Tom Starks and Denise Pelley) and Mar. 21/15 - Emilie Claire Barlow (Canadian jazz singer).

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

1-BUSES CANCELLED TODAY

 

Feb 11/13 – “Following a two hour delay, buses have been cancelled today for all schools outside of the city of London.” (Environment Canada had issued a freezing rain warning for East Elgin and other local areas for Sunday night.)

 

2-BAYHAM AMBULANCE SERVICE BEGINS

 

Feb. /13 – “Effective Monday an ambulance/ first response unit will be located daily at the Straffordville Fire Department. It will be present from 7 am to 5 pm. Elgin County Council recently decided to add the service at a cost of $189,000 annually.”

 

 

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THURSDAY, Feb. 13/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu.-Sun. -ACT PLAY:Man With Plastic Sandwich;8pm;OTH Thea.(see ad)

-Boys BBall Playoff- Sr WCI v EESS 3:30; Jr WCI v EESS 5; both at Wood. CASS

 

-Sat. – Free Skating 6:15-8:45 pm Sponsor: Yarmouth Mutual Insurance

-Sat. -Springfield Brewers Ball Registration, Mal. Comm. Place; 9:30-11 am

-Sun. -Free Skate. 1-2:30 pm Sponsored by South Dorchester Optimists

 

-Tue. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED.: 

 

-Boys Hockey – EESS 3 PCI 2 (EESS wins two game playoff) (Next: TBA)

 

-Girls Hockey Playoffs – EESS 6 WESS 0 (Next: TBA)

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

(Photo by Dave Helsdon)

A popular ‘pit’ stop for these Bluejays on a winter’s day in East Elgin. (Photo by Dave Helsdon)

 

 

DORCHESTER 4 AYLMER 3

 

AYLMER – Dorchester edged the Spitfires 4-3 here last night to win their best four of seven SOJHL playoff series in four straight games. Dorchester scored a late goal in the second period for the difference – neither side connected in the final frame. Aylmer goals were earned by Brad Payne, with two, and Jesiah Sweetland.

 

Period 1
DorchesterBrendon O Shaughnessy (power play) (Tyler Blue, Matt Ross) 6:15
AylmerBrad Payne (C) (power play) (Adam Szwed, Mitch Roloson) 16:50
DorchesterGus Ford (Brendon O Shaughnessy) 17:51
AylmerBrad Payne (C) (Tyler Marr, Eric Nemeth) 18:36
Period 2
AylmerJesiah Sweetland (short handed) (Clint Walker) 1:13
DorchesterShayne Rhyno (Brendon O Shaughnessy) 2:28
DorchesterGus Ford (power play) (unassisted) 18:01
Period 3

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“AMAZING RACE: BELMONT MOTHER-DAUGHTER” 

 

Victoria and Bailey Player of Belmont are a mother-daughter team trying out for a spot in the upcoming Amazing Race Canada television program – even though Victoria has a disability. Said Victoria:  “We decided to apply for Amazing Race because we love to travel and we love adventure and competition. My husband Mike and I (nee Sumner) both graduated from EESS. I’m 46, Bailey is 22. I had a farm accident in 1985 and had my left leg partially amputated. My favourite sport is cycling and Bailey’s is running. Bailey plays intramural hockey at Western and works out at the gym. We do hot yoga, bike, kayak, and snowshoeing together. I play pick up hockey, cycle at the velodrome in the cool weather and do road cycling in the warmer weather. My amputation has been a positive experience, I can do more now than I have been able to do in a lot of years.” (Unfortunately, the Players were not chosen.)

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA FOR TUESDAY

 

Among agenda items to be discussed at this Tuesday’s Aylmer Council meeting:

-Due to concerns over security Town Staff is now asking Council to reconsider a previous decision to implement internet voting (along with paper voting) in the upcoming fall municipal election.

 

 

EESS GRADS IN OUAA BBALL

 

Last week, the University of Windsor, ranked #1 in Canada, defeated McMaster 80-51 and this week defeated UWO 71-58 and Waterloo 85-49 in OUAA Womens’ basketball. Aylmer’s Tessa Kreiger started all three games and scored four, zero, and eleven points respectively for Windsor. Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen scored seven points in three games as Brock won two of their three games in the past week. This Saturday Brock faces Windsor in the final league game for both teams.

 

 

OBITUARIES: 

 

-Robertson, Robert Bruce of St. Thomas passed away Wednesday aged 94. He was a former member of Our Lady of Sorrows, Aylmer and a member of Legion Branch #41. He managed the Texaco Bulk Station north of Aylmer and was a veteran of World War II. A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Angels Church, St. Thomas on Friday  at 10 am. Arrangements through Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Spitfires Playoffs host Dorchester, 7:15 pm

-EESS Hosts: Girls Hockey Playoff – WESS at EESS 2:45

-EESS Boys Hockey Playoff Gm 2 – EESS at PCI

 

-Thu.-Sun. -ACT PLAY: Man With Plastic Sandwich; 8pm; OTH Theatre (see ad

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

-Police charged a 19 year old Aylmer male with trafficiking a week ago Monday around 10:30 am after he was observed trying to sell marijuana to two 15 year old Belmont females in Steen Park. The trio was originally spotted in a suspicious group of five youths outside EESS – the male was a former student and the girls are students – and Police then followed them to Steen. The two students have received a penalty of diversion for their actions.

 

-A 75 year old Malahide man was charged with improper passing Thursday at 9 am after his car, which was northbound on John St., sideswiped a car he was attempting to pass as the struck car was turning west at John and Sydenham Streets. There was minor damage to each vehicle.

 

-On Friday at 9 pm a 57 year old Tillsonburg woman was charged with an improper turn after her car, while proceeding south on John St. and turning east at the main stoplight, struck a northbound pickup. The offending vehicle had to be towed.

 

-In Elgin court recently, two Aylmer sisters, 15 and 16 years old, were given $100 fines each for underage drinking resulting from an incident in August. Charges of providing false identification and uttering threats to the police were dropped.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Ostrander, Norman of the Aylmer area passed away Wednesday in his 60th year. Survivors: wife Barbara (Blaszczak) Ostrander; two children etc.. Norm worked at Aylmer Tire for many years. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home Thursday 7-9 pm and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am.

 

 

BAYHAM TWP OFFICE CHANGES

 

(Information from Bayham Clerk Lynda Millard) – Bayham Council Thursday approved a tender from SJMA Architecture of London to design changes to the Bayham township office which will especially include a front office addition on the south side and three new private offices etc.

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.: 

 

-SR B BBALL PLAYOFF – EESS 67 AVSS 27 (Next gm – Thur.)

-JR B BBALL PLAYOFF – EESS 72 Glencoe 27 (Next gm – Thu.)

-GIRLS HOCKEY – EESS 5 PCI 3

-SR G VBALL PLAYOFF – Huron Park 3 EESS 2

-Jr G VBALL PLAYOFF – WCI 3 EESS 0

 

 

SLIGHT CHANGE: PT BURWELL POLE PROGRAM

 

PT.BURWELL – (Information on the visit last Friday to Pt. Burwell by Ontario Hydro CEO Carmine Marcello, to discuss the Polestar program by local students, is from Organizer Margot Auber:  “It was a fabulous day, everything went extremely well. There are no major changes to the plan, only the way we’re going to display the kids’ artwork. Hydro One really doesn’t want us touching their poles, so we are going to have the kids do their artwork ahead of time, then that artwork will be photographed and placed onto pole banners, which will then be hung by Hydro One on the day of the ‘event’ itself (in the spring when Mr. Marcello returns).”

 

 

COLD WEATHER ALERT: CON’T.

 

“The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the Environment Canada forecast, day time temperatures during the next few days are predicted to remain at around -15° Celsius. Monday the ambient temperature will dip to -23° Celsius and remain at this temperature until Wednesday evening when the temperature will only rise to a high of -15 ° Celsius. Temperatures are forecast to return back to a seasonal range by Thursday morning. ”

 

 

ELGIN FOOD GROUP GETS FUNDING

 

(Contributed) – “Today it was announced that the Southwest Economic Aliliance Sustainable Food Cluster in Elgin will receive $10,000 in support from the Greenbelt Fund and the Ontario government, under a regional Food Grant Program. (The Elgin Food Cluster group officially began this fall with part of its mandate being to expand the food processing industry locally.) The Southwest Economic Alliance is forming a value-chain team to develop a business plan for a first-of-its-kind local food aggregation and distribution cluster in Elgin County. A food cluster works on the premise that each region has its own agricultural product and processing specialty.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, Feb. 11/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

–EESS Hosts: Boys Jr, Sr BBall Playoffs; Girls Hockey v PCI

-EECC Advisory Committee Meeting, 7pm

 

-Wed. -Aylmer Spitfires Playoffs host Dorchester, 7:15 pm

-Thu.-Sun. -ACT PLAY: Man With Plastic Sandwich; 8pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

 

MT.SALEM MAN KILLED IN CRASH

 

LONDON – London Police said that 48-year-old Jacob Rempel of Mt. Salem died Sunday as a result of a two car collision Saturday evening around 7:30 at Highbury Ave. and Glanworth Drive. Rempel and a female driver were travelling north when they collided with a vehicle heading the opposite direction. The female driver of the car in which Rempel was a passenger is still listed in critical condition. Police also say a dog travelling in the northbound vehicle died as well. Two people in the other vehicle were treated and released from hospital.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Ritter, (Marr) Jean of Guelph passed away Saturday aged 81 years. Survivors: husband Philip Ritter; two children including Rick Minor (Brenda) of Aylmer etc.. A service will be held on Thursday, at 1 p.m. at Mapleton Church of Christ.

 

-Rempel, Jacob of Mount Salem passed away as the result of an automobile accident on Sunday in his 49th year. Survivors: wife Susan (Peters) Rempel; four children including Tina Rempel (Jesse) of Aylmer and Susie Rempel and Nellie Rempel, both of Mount Salem etc.. He was born in Mexico and drove transport for Wiebe Transport, St. Thomas. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the EMMC church at Summers Corners on Friday at 1 pm.

 

 

EESS SPORTS MON.:

 

-Boys Hockey Playoff – Game One – EESS 5 PCI 1 (Game two Wed. at PCI)

 

 

COLD WEATHER ALERT: CON’T.

 

“The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the Environment Canada forecast, day time temperatures during the next few days are predicted to remain at around -15° Celsius. Monday the ambient temperature will dip to -23° Celsius and remain at this temperature until Wednesday evening when the temperature will only rise to a high of -15 ° Celsius. Temperatures are forecast to return back to a seasonal range by Thursday morning.”

 

 

MONDAY: FAMILY DAY IN BELMONT

 

The Belmont Hub group is again sponsoring a Winterfest on Family Day next Monday from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Activities include: Ball Hockey for All Ages (10:30 – 11 Ages:under 5; 11 – 12 Ages: 5-9; 12 – 1 Ages: 10-14; Winter Games; Movies upstairs at the HUB; and a Chili Cook-off. For more information contact Dani Bartlett (519) 644-1075.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE DEPT. REPORT

 

(From Malahide Fire Dept. 2013 Year End Report on last Thursday’s Malahide Council agenda:) – “In 2013, Malahide fire services responded to 272 emergency incidents, as compared to 285 incidents in 2012. In 2013, medical incidents accounted for approximatley 64% of all incidents. Since 2008, medical incidents accounted for approximately 55% of all incidents annually. Fire incidents accounted for approximately 10% of all incidents in 2013… In 2013, Station # 1 responded to 95 incidents, Station # 2 to 79, Station #3 to 52 and Station #4 to 46.”

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY

 

(By Bill Murch)

 

Among agenda items discussed by Council yesterday:

-No one spoke at the public meeting held under the Planning Act concerning an application by Mike Hutchinson Properties Inc. to amend Zoning By-law 57-99 in order to permit the building of a duplex at 339 Talbot Street West. The by-law was given first and second reading later in the By-law portion of the meeting.

 

-The Aylmer Full Gospel Church has applied for amendments to the zoning and official plan designations in order to add the two residential properties they own on Sydenham Street East to the church property at 344 Talbot Street East. This expansion will make it possible for the church to establish a licensed Daycare Centre with parking. A public meeting will be held on March 10th to receive comments on the application.

 

-Council endorsed the Aylmer Environmental Advisory Committee’s recommendation allowing East Elgin Secondary School to organize and participate in Trout Unlimited Canada’s “Yellow Fish Road Environmental Awareness Program” within the Town of Aylmer in 2014. Yellow Fish volunteers paint “yellow fish” symbols next to storm drains and distribute fish shaped brochures to nearby households and businesses, reminding people that anything that enters the storm drain systems goes directly into the local waterbody.

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

-On Sunday a 50 year old Aylmer woman was charged with break and enter and mischief after she broke into and trashed several rooms in her partner’s home and stole some property overnight. A 43 year old male returned home at 8:30 am from staying at a friend’s house Saturday night to discover that his north end home was in disarray including alcohol having been poured out on his bed. The girlfriend arrived at his place during the police investigation and was arrested; the male’s property was found later in her vehicle. They had recently quarrelled.

 

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MONDAY, Feb. 10/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

-O.V. Naturalists Meeting, 7pm, Pt. Burwell School

-EESS Hosts: Boys Hockey Playoff v. PCI

 

-Tue. – EESS Hosts: Boys Jr,Sr BBall Playoffs; Girls Hockey v PCI

-Tue. -EECC Advisory Committee Meeting, 7pm

-Wed. -Aylmer Spitfires Playoffs host Dorchester, 7:15 pm

-Thu.-Sun. -ACT PLAY: Man With Plastic Sandwich; 8pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

 

SPITFIRES MAY BE OUT

 

DORCHESTER – Dorchester downed Aylmer Spitfires 5-2 here yesterday to take a 3-0 edge in their SOJHL hockey best four of seven playoffs. Friday at home Dorchester won 5-1 in the series opener with Clint Walker tallying the lone Aylmer marker. Saturday in Aylmer, Dorchester edged the Spits 3-2 outshooting them 51-30 with Walker and Luke Bettencourt notching Aylmer goals. Sunday, Walker again connected as did Jason Creces for the Spits. The fourth game is slated for Wednesday in Aylmer.

SUNDAY: Dorchester 5 Aylmer 2

Period 1
AylmerClint Walker (power play) (Adam Szwed, Cody Underhill) 6:48
DorchesterBrendon O Shaughnessy (Gus Ford, Shayne Rhyno) 13:30
Period 2
DorchesterChad Brulotte (Patrick Freel, Tommy Prokes) 9:56
DorchesterBrendon O Shaughnessy (Tyler Blue) 11:11
DorchesterGus Ford (power play) (Tyler Blue) 12:57
Period 3
DorchesterBrendon O Shaughnessy (Gus Ford, Shayne Rhyno) 17:34
AylmerJason Creces (APM) (Brett Dzyngel, Cameron Mancini) 18:14

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– February 3, 2014, Station #2, Rogers Road, Medical Assist

– February 5, 2014, Station #4, #2, Imperial Road at Avon Drive, MVC

– February 7, 2014, Station #2,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– February 7, 2014, Station #1, Sawmill Road, Medical Assist

– February 7, 2014, Station #2 ,1, 3, 4, 52873 Talbot Line, Chimney Fire

*(By Heritage line, 20 FF on scene 1.5 hours, cause prob. poor chimney maint., damage approx $4000)

– February 8, 2014, Station #2,  Conservation Line, Medical Assist.

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q-Beatles ’50 Years Ago Event’:

1. My favourite was Paul  40.91%  (18 votes)

3. John  22.73%  (10 votes)

2. George  20.45%  (9 votes)

4. Ringo  15.91%  (7 votes)

 

Total Votes: 44

 

 

COLD WEATHER ALERT

 

“The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the Environment Canada forecast, day time temperatures during the next few days are predicted to remain at around -15° Celsius. This evening the ambient temperature will dip to -23° Celsius and remain at this temperature until Wednesday evening when the temperature will only rise to a high of -15 ° Celsius. Temperatures are forecast to return back to a seasonal range by Thursday morning.”

 

 

AYLMER BALL REGISTRATION

 

Aylmer Minor Ball Registration is Saturday, February 22 from 9 am–2pm at the EEC Complex. You can also register at the Aylmer Veterinary Clinic during normal business hours until March 31 and you can mail in registration. Divisions: Blast Ball 2010/2011, T-Ball/Coach Pitch 2007/2008/2009, Rookie Ball House League 2005/2006/2007.  For information contact Mike Holmes at amb@aylmerminorball.com, Phone: 519-765-3283. The website is www.aylmerminorball.com. They are also seeking volunteers and coaches.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD BALL REGISTRATION

 

The Springfield Brewers Softball Asoociation will hold their registration this Saturday from 9:30 to 11 am at Malahide Community Place. Divisions are: 4 and up, Blastball, 4-Pitch, and Fastball. You can also register online at www.springfieldbrewers.com and again on March 8 from 3:30—5pm. More information at:  519-269-3007.

 

 

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LATE FRIDAY:

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FRIDAY, Feb. 7/14

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

-Mon. -O.V. Naturalists Meeting, 7pm, Pt. Burwell School (see Wed. story)

-Mon. -EESS Hosts: Boys Hockey Playoff v. Parkside

 

COLD WEATHER ALERT: CON’T.

 

“The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the Environment Canada forecast, air temperatures began falling last night  to temperatures between -19° and -21° Celsius for the next couple of days, with the high temperature only reaching -14 on Friday during the day. Wind chill values will also be very low during this period with predictions that they will reach -29 on Friday. This 4th Cold Weather Alert for 2014 will be in effect until noon Saturday.”

 

MALAHIDE BUSING/BAD ROADS CONCERN

 

Malahide Deputy Mayor Jim Jenkins, reacting to a complaint that a township road, which a school bus travelled on recently, was not yet ploughed and noting that Malahide Works crew are available in the early morning to be contacted before ploughing, proposed the following resolution which was passed at Council last night:

“Whereas there are occasions in times of extreme weather conditions, when snow clearing, sanding and salting operations on the Malahide roads, may not have been fully completed at the time that area school buses are scheduled to travel on them …  Malahide  urges those responsible for student transportation to contact the Malahide Roads Department Staff to explore whether or not there is a cost-effective and timely opportunity for the Road Department Staff to assist with their student transportation decision making process (ie. bus delays or cancellations) in the event of inclement weather.”

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Lybarger, Sharon Elaine of Port Severn formerly of Aylmer passed away Tuesday in her 70th year. Wife of the late Victor Vallas (1988) and the late Tom Lybarger (2010) and sister of Lynda Pressey of St. Thomas etc.. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home Tuesday at 10 am followed by the funeral service at 11 am.

 

FULL GOSPEL CHURCH EXPANSION

 

(Aylmer’s Full Gospel Church on Talbot St. E. is applying to Aylmer Council at its meeting Monday for a zoning change that will allow for expansion to the south. Pastor Peter Barbour explains:) “Basically we have merged the four properties we own into one and want it rezoned so that we can expand. Our phase 2 construction plan has always been to tear down the two Sydenham St. houses (we own) to make room for this expansion. We need more parking but we also need more room for Christian Education (classrooms etc.). By expanding in that way, we also will be able to enlarge our existing sanctuary by taking out an existing classroom which had been built with a temporary wall.

 

(As well) we have been in discussion with a group for more than a year about renting the new addition (for a Day Care) during the week, but we can’t really say whether that will develop or not. We need to build whether we rent to a Day Care firm or not, but are also aware that Aylmer is in serious need of a licenced Day Care. If it’s possible that our church can facilitate that and help our community, as well as utilize our facilities more than just primarily on Sundays, we’d like to do that.”

 

EESS GRADS IN OUAA BBALL

 

Top ranked in Canada, the University of Windsor defeated Laurier 70-59 and Guelph 102-48 last week in OUAA Womens’ basketball. Aylmer’s Tessa Kreiger started both games and scored three and two points respectively for Windsor. Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen scored four points in two games as Brock defeated Waterloo 72-50 but lost to Laurier 68-48.

 

ELGIN WINS TWO AWARDS

 

(Contributed) – “Elgin County Economic Development is pleased to be the recipient of two Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Marketing Awards of Excellence. Awards for the Elgin County 2012 Year in Review Report and the Artastic Elgin Event were presented at the EDCO annual conference in Toronto yesterday. Each year Elgin County Economic Development produces a Year in Review report outlining the department’s activities, initiatives and programs and highlighting business success stories in the County. The Artastic Elgin event was held in conjunction with Culture Days in September. It consisted of interactive events, speakers, workshops and studio tours at participating Elgin Arts Trail member locations.”

 

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