Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


FRIDAY, Nov. 15/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts WOSSAA G BBall: Sr – 5pm – EESS v Aquinas

-Fri-Sat. -Ayl.-Mal. Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

 

-Sat. -Baptist Church Coffee Meeting (see ad)

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

-Sat. -Edison Museum; Supper, Auction, 6pm, $25; Vienna Hall

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Cuff the Duke; 7:30; OTH Theatre; SOLD OUT

-Sat. -Divas Day Out, 10-4pm; German Canadian Club (see ad)

-Sat./Sun. -Heritage Line Herbs Open House (see ad)

-Sun. -Kids Company: SplashNBoots; 2pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Sun. -Springfield Lioness Craft Show, Malahide Place (see ad)

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

-Mon. -Womens’ Seminar, Straffordville Library, 10am-Noon

-Tue. -Aylmer Flu Clinic, EEC Complex, 2-7 pm

 

 

 

EESS SR FOOTBALL SEMIFINAL THURS.:

 

-EESS 24 London Laurier 6

(*FINAL – Next Saturday, 1 pm at UWO)

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO NEXT WEEK:

 

NOV. 20 – OJIBWA ARRIVES IN PT. BURWELL 

 

(Nov. 19) – Just before six pm this evening, the tugs Lac Manitoba and Seahound began to tow Ojibwa to Port Burwell.

(Nov. 19) – Ojibwa is definitely scheduled to be off Port Burwell by 8:00am Tuesday. She is not anticipated to be more than a mile out in the Lake once she rounds Long Point so there will be lots of time to see her come along the Lake before she actually ties up at the pier to wait for the off-load process.

 

 

Ojibwa entering Pt. Burwell harbour, Nov. 20.

 

 

 

EAST ELGIN PLACE NAMES – #12 CALTON

 

(This is the 12th in a series on the origins of the names of East Elgin communities – Kingsmill, Lyons, Orwell, Copenhagen, Luton, Dunboyne, Jaffa, Pt Bruce, Mt. Salem, Grovesend and Glencolin have been profiled previously.)

Apparently Calton was named around 1870 by the first Postmaster, who also ran a store on the corner, who christened it after his native town of Calton Hill in Scotland. The present Calton Community Hall was a school built in 1860, bricked in 1915 and used until 1951. The former Calton Baptist Church, also still standing, was erected in 1887. The school on the north east corner -presently used as a private school – was built in 1951. (Source: Sims’ History of Elgin)

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK

 

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

Campbells, Pinecroft, and Mary Jane’s.)

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, Nov. 14/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Blood Donor Clinic, EEC Complex, 2:30-7:30 pm

-EESS Sr Football SemiFinal v London Laurier, 4pm, UWO

 

-Fri. -EESS hosts WOSSAA G BBall: Sr – 5pm – EESS v Aquinas

-Fri-Sat. -Ayl.-Mal. Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-Sat. -Baptist Church Coffee Meeting (see ad)

-Sat. -Edison Museum; Supper, Auction, 6pm, $25; Vienna Hall

-Sat. -APAC Presents: Cuff the Duke; 7:30; OTH Theatre; SOLD OUT

-Sun. -Kids Company: SplashNBoots; 2pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

CO. LAPOINTE ON LIBRARY VOTE

 

At Monday’s Aylmer Council, Co. Dave Lapointe indicated he would introduce a motion at the next Council session to hold a referendum on the building of a new library. He provides this explanation:)  - ”The reason I decided to move the notice of motion is because it is my opinion that the residents of this community have not been heard. There was a petition that was signed by over 800 residents and their voice has been ignored. I truly believe the residents are not prepared to fund a project of this magnitude. If five members of this council believe this project is supported by the community then there should be no issue putting the question to them and let the results stand. I think there are options for the library that are not being heard. I believe it is only certain members of this council who want a new building.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Graham, Bonnie Ann of London passed away on Tuesday in her 87th year. Survivors: six children including: son Brad Graham (Deb) of Aylmer etc. The service will be held at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday at 11:00 am. with visitation one hour prior to the service.

 

 

WOSSAA GIRLS BBALL AT EESS FRIDAY

 

East Elgin will host the WOSSAA AAA girls’ basketball final tomorrow afternoon. At 3:30 Parkside will play London Oakridge for the junior title. At 5pm, EESS will face London St.Thomas Aquinas in the senior championship.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA:

 

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

A motion by Co. Lapointe – “That in consideration of the magnitude and debt-inducing cost of the proposed library building, the council of the Town of Aylmer implement and complete a binding referendum to determine the will of the people of the Town of Aylmer, who will carry the financial burden of this project and to do so prior to any further actions relating to this proposed project.”

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

A late fall scene on a cliff near Pt. Bruce (Photo by Don Durkee)

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

-Thu. -EESS Sr Football Playoff v London Laurier, 4pm, UWO

 

-Fri-Sat. -Ayl.-Mal. Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-Sat. -Baptist Church Coffee Meeting (see ad)

-Sun. -Kids Company: SplashNBoots; 2pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

 

 

EESS G BBALL TVRAA FINALS TUE.:

 

-SR – Huron Park 44 EESS 41

-JR – Parkside def. EESS

 

 

 

BAYHAM REJECTS SHARING FIRE CHIEF

 

At Thursday’s Bayham Council meeting the following motion was passed regarding Shared Fire Administration Services with the Township of Malahide: “That Bayham Council expresses appreciation to the Township of Malahide for discussions regarding such shared services, but advise that Bayham will not be pursuing such at this time.”

 

Commented Bayham Mayor Paul Enns:  ”We as a council were hoping for some potential cost savings with the sharing of a common chief. As it turned out, with hiring and the time requirements for services by our Municipality‎ it was going to be an increase in costs not a reduction as hoped. I think it was still a good exercise in ensuring we as a Municipality continue to look for potential cost saving measures while ensuring good service levels.”

 

Added Deputy Mayor Cliff Evanitski: “It simply came down to the cost analysis – the cost-savings weren’t there for Bayham at this point.  However, Bayham staff is still going to pursue discussions with their counterparts in Malahide on some kind of service delivery model because council and staff believe the day is going to come when a regional fire service makes more sense in light of the anticipated escalating training and legislative requirements coming from the province.  As well, the timing for Bayham is not the best at this point because we’re starting our budget process Thursday night and while we are covered in the interim, putting together a regional fire service program isn’t something that is going to happen overnight.”

 

 

 

OBITUARY:

 

-Armstrong, Betty Ellen of Tillsonburg passed away on Tuesday in her 78th year. Survivors include: daughter Joan (Reg) Ronson of Port Burwell etc.. Visitation at Glendinning Funeral Home in Port Rowan is on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted there on Friday at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“EESS GIRLS WIN BBALL TITLES”

 

“EESS captured both TVRAA SouthEast Conference senior and junior girls’ basketball championships in Aylmer last night before a large crowd. In the junior final, East Elgin defeated Huron Park by 40-38. It was the third title for EESS in the past 4 years – earning laurels in 2011 and 2009. Team members are: Allie DeCoutere,  Brianna Dempsey, Abbey Taylor,  Lindsay Nooren,  Chelsea Allen,  Katie Parker,  Amanda Milmine,  Jane Walker,  Shelby Kampers,  Grace Tiersma, Chelsea Zavitz,  Kendra Horlick, and coaches Sean Beilhartz and Lisa VanLeeuwen. In the senior tilt, East Elgin defeated Huron Park by a 46-33 count. EESS last earned the senior pennant in 2008. Team members are: Liz Rollo, Carly MCann, Katharine Barrie, Danielle Vansevenant, Michaela Vansevenant, Emily Febrey, Kira Cornelissen, Karli Milmine,  Jenn Wiebe, Victoria Grunsell and Coaches Marie Fitzgerald, Meg Mattingley, and Chris Wismer,

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

End of fall at Port Bruce. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

AYL.-MAL. MUSEUM HOMES TOUR – #4

 

(The Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s 12th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held on Friday, November 15 from 7-10 pm and Saturday, November 16, from 11 am-9 pm. Cost is $15. Contributed) “Karyn (Hewbank) Honsinger purchased this home on Lawrence Crescent in 2008 from the late Mrs. Jan Verdun. This two bedroom ranch style house was built in 1974 and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Aylmer. A Christmas wedding theme is featured in this home. Family antiques are found throughout the house. The main floor of the home consists of hardwood and ceramic flooring. An attached sunroom, off the dining area with an adjoining deck, overlooks a  ravine lot onto Rotary Park.

 

 

The final home on this weekend’s Museum Tour of Homes is this residence on Lawrence Crescent.

 

 

 

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SR G BBALL SEMI VS INGERSOLL FRIDAY:
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TUESDAY, Nov. 12/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-G BBall Finals; EESS at Wood. Huron Park;

(Jr v Parkside, 6pm; Sr v Huron Park 8pm)

 

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

-Thu. -EESS Sr Football Playoff v London Laurier, 4pm, UWO

-Fri-Sat. -Ayl.-Mal. Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-Sat. -Baptist Church Coffee Meeting (see ad)

-Sun. -Kids Company: SplashNBoots; 2pm; OTH Theatre (see ad)

 

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY

 

(By Bill Murch)

 

There were 19 people in the gallery – a number of those carried signs in opposition to a new Aylmer library.

 

In a recorded vote Council passed By-law 34-13 to authorize the signing of the contract between the Town and Archon Architects Incorporated for architect’s services for the new library project.  It also authorized the company to put out a Request for Proposal so that they could bring back to Council a complete cost analysis. Once the Town has this information early next year, Council would then have to decide whether or not to proceed with construction. During discussion of this matter Mayor Couckuyt stated that since January of 2003 Council had passed 28 different resolutions with respect to the proposed library. This was to him a clear indication that Council was taking due and proper consideration of the matter.

 

Repairs to the roof of the Aylmer Police Station were postponed to the spring of 2014 because no companies bid on the tenders put out this fall.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– November 4, 2013, Station #2,  Rogers Road, Medical Assist

– November 4, 2013, Station #2,  Caverly Road, Gas Leak

– November 4, 2013, Station #2,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– November 5, 2013, Station #1,  Jones Road, Medical Assist

– November 5, 2013, Station #3,  Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– November 6, 2013, Station #1,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– November 11, 2013, Station #3, College Line, Medical Assist

 

 

 

WWI EXHIBIT – ELGIN MILITARY MUSEUM

 

(Contributed) – The Elgin Military Museum is launching a 5-year program of exhibits commemorating World War I. In a new exhibit called “We’ll be Back by Christmas, Remembering the first One Hundred”, the Museum honours the first 100 plus local residents who volunteered for service in the Great War. The exhibit opened last Saturday at the Elgin Military Museum at 30 Talbot Street in St. Thomas.

 

 

 

AYLMER GIRLS – UNIVERSITY BBALL

 

Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen did not start but ended up as Brock’s second highest scorer with 13 pt. in their 64-48 win over Laurentian in OUAA womens’ basketball on the weekend. Kira also scored 5 points as Brock – still rated seventh in Canada – next downed Algoma 86-27. Aylmer’s Tessa Kreiger started both games for University of Windsor – now dropped to #2 in Canada – as they also won twice on the weekend. She counted 8 pt. in a victory over York but did not score against Queens.

 

 

 

AYLMER SANTA PARADE NOV. 30

 

(Information from Kinsman Paul Bode:)  ”The 69th edition of the Aylmer Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is ‘Our Favourite Christmas Carol.’  There are four bands booked again including an encore performance of the MM Robinson Drumline from Burlington. Santa will be at Palmer Park following the parade to hand out oranges and candy canes and to hear wish lists and provide photo ops.

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring out canned goods that will be collected by Kin Klowns for the Corner Cupboard. The Kinsmen have a real treat in store for kids of all ages this year – he’s 30 feet tall and green! President Andy Beck is the Parade Marshall. Eastlink will again be broadcasting the parade.”

 

 

 

CARB. MONO BEEPING? CALL FIRE DEPT.

 

(Recently an Aylmer resident had their carbon monoxide alarm start beeping despite no apparent cause. Should one still call the Aylmer Fire Department? Chief Sam Taylor comments:) – “Yes, they did the right thing – they had an alarm with a high CO reading indicating that CO was present. In this situation they should call the fire department, especially if they are not sure. In other situations, if there are no medical symptoms,  a person may also reset the alarm according to the manufacturer’s instructions or they can change the battery if the unit has one and try it again. Carbon Monoxide is very dangerous and people should not hesitate to call the fire department if their CO alarm sounds. It is important that persons with CO alarms read and understand the operating instructions. It is also very important that people have their fuel fired appliances serviced annually.”

 

 

 

EAST ELGIN FALL CROPS UPDATE:

 

(Information on the success of fall crops in East Elgin is from Peter Johnson, Ontario Cereal Specialist:) – “This has been a good news year for corn. We have had good yields despite a dry August. Farmers were able to get most of their crop off in time despite the moisture this fall. I think farmers were surprised at the high yields. Soybeans were a little below average, again the dry August was a driving force in yields. Winter wheat planting went well despite the wet fall, the acreage is solid.”

 

 

 

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MONDAY, Nov. 11/13

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish THIS AFTERNOON.

 

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Remembrance Day Service, 10:45 am

-Aylmer Council, 3:30pm

-Otter Valley Naturalists, 7pm, Pt. Burwell school

 

-Tue. -G BBall Finals; EESS at Wood. Huron Park;

(Jr v Parkside, 6pm; Sr v Huron Park 8pm)

 

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

-Fri-Sat. -Ayl.-Mal. Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-Sat. -Baptist Church Coffee Meeting (see ad)

 

 

 

EESS GIRLS’ BBALL IN FINALS

 

WOODSTOCK – Both East Elgin’s junior and senior girls’ basketball teams qualified for the league finals with semi-final victories here Friday. The first place seniors had no trouble disposing of Ingersoll by a 49-20 score – they led 36-12 at halftime. The juniors also built up a strong ten point halftime edge and held on for a 43-39 win over Dorchester. Tomorrow the seniors will meet Huron Park at 8 pm and the juniors tangle with Parkside at 6 pm in the championships. Parkside decisioned EESS in both their league matches this season. EESS captured both junior and senior titles last year.

 

 

 

BAPTIST CHURCH COFFEE MEETING 

 

(Information about this Saturday’s coffee meeting (see ad) is from Aylmer Baptist Church pastor Cam Watts) – “Folks have been asking how to get Las Chicas Coffee since the Perc closed, so we are giving people the opportunity to buy beans or ground coffee at a discount from what they would pay if they ordered from LasChicas.  They just fill in or email an order to the church and we will have it the next Saturday (at the church). We’re doing the tasting to get it started.”

 

 

 

SPITFIRES WIN BOTH

 

Aylmer Spitfires snapped their seven game losing streak with a pair of wins on the weekend in SOJHL hockey. Saturday at home the Spits upset second place Dorchester by 3-2 despite being outshot 49-23, including 18-2 in a scoreless third period. Kyle Dedecker scored twice for Aylmer with Ryan Stapleton notching the other. Dan Black was the Aylmer netminder.

 

Sunday at North Middlesex, the Spits tallied three power play goals in downing the home team by 6-3. Brad Payne registered two markers and had three assists for Aylmer with singles going to Cody Underhill, Mitch Roloson, Eric Nemeth and Luke Bettencourt. The Spitfires now have seven wins and twelve losses. This week they host Lambeth Saturday and travel to Exeter Sunday.

 

VS. NORTH MIDDLESEX SUNDAY:

 

Period 1
North MiddlesexMatt Dacosta (unassisted) 3:54
AylmerCody Underhill (power play) (Ryan Stapleton, Brad Payne (C)) 9:06
AylmerBrad Payne (C) (short handed) (Cody Underhill) 11:31
Period 2
AylmerMitch Roloson (power play) (Josh Houston, Trevor Stewart) 1:43
North MiddlesexSpencer Kading (power play) (Greg Masschelein, Nic Kowaluk) 9:16
Period 3
AylmerBrad Payne (C) (power play) (Eric Nemeth, Josh Houston) 5:54
North MiddlesexTaylor Moir (short handed) (unassisted) 12:39
AylmerEric Nemeth (Brad Payne (C), Ryan Stapleton) 18:59
AylmerLuke Bettencourt (empty net) (Brad Payne (C), Andrew Baxter) 19:22

 

 

 

10,000 VILLAGES SALE NEXT WEEK

 

(Contributed) – The 12th annual Ten Thousand Villages Sale, sponsored by Mennonite Community Services and Mennonite Savings and Credit Union in Aylmer, will be held next week, Thursday to Saturday (November 21-23) at the Old Town Hall theatre (see ad ). Products being sold are made in various third world countries. All workers receive a fair market price by Ten Thousand Villages which is reflected in the retail price because fair prices vary in different countries. Among items to be sold are: coffee, tea, sugar, jams, pasta, and chocolate plus a mix of Christmas decorations, home décor, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, baskets and planters etc. Phone 765-3020 for information.

 

 

 

AYLMER CELEBRATES THE FIRST NOV. 11th

 

(From the Express, Nov. 14, 1918) – “Aylmer royally celebrated the signing of the armistice last Monday. The good news reached Aylmer by wire at 3 am and at 5 o’clock it was decided that all the people should know about it and the big whistle at the Condensor (Aylmer Carnation Plant on John St.) started in to shriek the signal. The town was thrown wide open and everybody enjoyed themselves until far into the night. Whistles shrieked, bells rang, horns blew and the people yelled and cheered. Aylmer homes streets and businesses were gayly decorated with flags and bunting.

 

At 10 oclock the big parade formed up on Talbot and was headed by the band and council, members of the Great War Veterans Assoc., public school bugle band, fire department, floats of the Red Cross, Women’s Institute etc. The High school students with their teachers marched followed by hundreds of citizens. Then came the automobiles, about 150 of them. The procession was well over a half a mile long. The feature of the parade was a float, from a pole on the back of which hung the form of the late German Kaiser in effigy. When the parade halted at the park the Kaiser was burned.

 

In the afternoon a service of prayer was held in Trinity Anglican church. In the evening another big parade in the form of a torchlight procession was held at 8 o’clock, headed by the band, parading on Talbot and John St. for more than two hours, each participant armed with a flaming broom or torch. A mammoth bonfire was built on the square opposite the post office (present town hall) and burned for more than half an hour with sky rockets and fireworks shot off. It was after midnight before things quieted down.”

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, Nov. 8/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

-Sat. -Library: Children’s CyberCamp; Learning Rembr. Day; 10:30am

 

-Mon. -Remembrance Day Service: 10:45am

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

-Mon. -Otter Valley Naturalists Meeting, 7pm

 

-Thu. -Blood Donor Clinic

 

 

 

REM. DAY SERVICE MONDAY

 

-9:15 am -Aylmer Legion will participate in the Springfield service

-10:30am -Parade from Legion to Cenotaph begins

-10:45am -Service begins, Address -Rev. Robert Clifford, Anglican Priest

 

 

 

JR FBALL OUT; SR. FBALL ADVANCES

 

AYLMER – In football playoffs here yesterday, EESS juniors had their season end as they were downed 20-11 by London Laurier but EESS Seniors defeated Strathroy 36-6 to advance to the AAA semifinals (tba).

In girls basketball, the first place EESS Seniors tangle with Ingersoll in a semifinal at 4:30 today at Woodstock Huron Park while EESS Juniors are matched against Dorchester also at Huron Park at 6pm. Winners will move on to the finals next Tuesday also at Huron Park.

 

 

 

OTTER VALLEY NATURALISTS MONDAY:

 

The Otter Valley Naturalists Club will meet Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Port Burwell Public School with the topic: ‘Swamp Critters’ featuring Daren Unger from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

 

 

 

EDEN FIRE

 

(Information from Chris McQuiggan, Bayham Fire Dept. Deputy Chief) – A fire on Ridge Line south of Eden late Saturday afternoon destroyed a residence (of Ryan and Suzanne Kinsey and their three children). No one was home at the time. The fire was reported by a neighbor. Cause and damage estimates are unknown. Firefighters from Bayham’s Station 1 and Station 2 (Port Burwell and Straffordville) with assistance from Tillsonburg and Malahide were on site for over four hours.

 

 

 

HUNTINGTON’S RUN SAT. THROUGH AYLMER

 

Terri Biloski of St.Thomas will be holding her second run (the first was last November) of 161 km. through Central and East Elgin this weekend to raise funds for and awareness of Huntington’s Disease. She begins Saturday at 10 am in St.Thomas with the following expected destinations: 11:30 Springwater, 1 pm Aylmer,  2:30 Springfield, (then to Tillsonburg and back), 8:30 pm Vienna,  11:30 Pt. Burwell, 1 am Pt. Bruce, and finishing at 10 am in Pt. Stanley.

 

 

AYL.-MAL. MUSEUM HOMES TOUR – #3

 

(The Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s 12th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held on Friday, November 15 from 7-10 pm and Saturday, November 16, from 11 am-9 pm. The cost is $15.) (Contributed)

 

A third home on the tour is the residence owned by Margaret and Tony VanRoestel. It was built in 1990 for Carol and Peter McLay by Contractor Mark Minor. It is an open concept style with many large windows, maple and cherry hardwood floors and a granite stone floor in the foyer. The VanRoestels have added a family room in the basement.

 

The VanRoestel home on South St. east is one of four homes on next week’s Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s annual Tour of Homes.

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS: Gr. 9s To Work Day

 

-Thu. -EESS hosts Football Playoff -Jr v Laurier, 12; Sr v Strathroy, 2

-Fri. -EESS hosts Sr G BBall SemiFinal vs Ingersoll, 4:30pm

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL:

 

(By Bill Murch)

Among agenda items discussed at Aylmer Council on Monday were:

-Council accepted the bid from CRU Solutions to carry out the LED Upgrade of the Town’s Streetlight Network for the amount of $531,291.92 plus applicable taxes. The upgrade will see the replacement of approximately 718 existing streetlight fixtures including municipal parking lots and parks. Some 35 will require new poles and arms. Once the conversion is completed by mid to late May 2014 the energy savings will result in a carbon reduction of 18 tonnes per year. From the money saved by using LED street lights the Town will be able to pay off the loan taken out for this project in 10 years.

 

-The rental fee for the Old Town Hall will be waived for the Aylmer Area Community Band and Aylmer Area Community Choir’s performance on November 29th. The event will also be covered by the Town’s liability insurance. (Town staff were asked to look at options available to the Town should other community groups submit similar requests.)

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS

 

-October 23, 2013, Station #1, Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– October 28, 2013, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– October 29, 2013, Station #3,  Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– October 30, 2013, Station #1, Granger Road, Burn Complaint

– November 2, 2013, Station #2 and #3, 11338 Ridge Road, Mutual Aid

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-SR G BBALL PLAYOFF – EESS 44 WESS 6 (Fri. Ing. at EESS, 4:30, SemiFinal)

-JR G BBALL – EESS 59 CECI 12 (Fri: EESS at Dorchester, 6pm SemiFinal)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Picknell, Richard James of Otterville passed away on Sunday aged 60. Survivors include: sister Ferne Taggart (Bill) of Aylmer etc. Visitation at the Arn Lockie Funeral Home, Norwich on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held on Friday  at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church Otterville.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Nov. 5/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts G BBall- Jr vs CECI; Playoff: Sr (8-0) vs WESS

 

-Wed. -EESS: Gr. 9s To Work Day

-Thu. -EESS hosts Football Playoff -Jr v Laurier, 12; Sr v Strathroy, 2

 

 

OBITUARY:

 

-Wallace, David Brian of Pt. Bruce passed away on Saturday aged 68. Survivors include: wife Marilyn Elizabeth Wallace (Daer); two children etc.. A private family internment will take place at a later date. Arrangements with First Call Cremation Services.

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

-A 28 year old Shedden woman was charged with careless driving after her truck rear ended a van on Saturday about 4 pm as both were going south on John St. near the corner of Progress Drive. Both vehicles had to be towed.

 

-A 83 year old Sparta woman was charged with an unsafe lane change after her car struck the side of another car while making a lane change and proceeding north on John St. south near the main intersection on Thursday at noon. There were minor damages.

 

-Also on Thursday around 1 pm a 78 year old Aylmer man was charged with failing to yield after his van struck another car while turning from a private lot into the westbound lane on Progress Drive. There were minor damages.

 

 

ZACH ANNEN IN CARLETON FOOTBALL

 

Zach Annen, grandson of Case Annen of Aylmer, was a member of the Carleton Ravens football team this past season. Carleton fielded a football team for the first time in 15 years and finished with a record of no wins and eight losses. Said Coach Steve Sumarah of Zach: “ Zach had a great year for us. Coming into camp he was coming off knee surgery and battled through that and became a starter.  At the end of the year he hurt his shoulder and we shut him down so he could get healthy and have a good off season in training. He was our most consistent defensive lineman.”

 

 

WOMENS’ SEMINAR AT STRAFF. LIBRARY

 

(Information from Straffordville librarian Eileen De Jager) – “The YWCA St. Thomas is doing community outreach programs during November – they would like to have discussions with women in the community regarding the challenges they face. These challenges may include financial difficulties, lack of transport, education, child support etc. We hope to establish some sort of a community network.

The event at the Straffordville Library will take place on Monday, November 18th, from 10am-12pm. It will take the form of a round table discussion with Kellie Coelho (YWCA St. Thomas). A continental breakfast will be available, as well as childcare. Transport can also be arranged if there is a need. Interested parties can register at Straffordville Library at 519-866-3584. Some topics to be covered: How are women’s experiences different from men’s? What are the real costs of living?  Can we afford them? Find out what help is available.”

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK

 

“UWO FRAT WALK SHORTLIVED”

“Police were called at 11 pm Saturday to deal with an unruly crowd of 26 males at the main corner. They had been sighted walking up Talbot St. east and knocking over pumpkins and throwing objects on the street. They identified themselves as members of a fraternity from the University of Western Ontario in London. Police discovered the group had arrived earlier in the evening – taking taxis from London – at an east end Aylmer motel and planned to spend the night but were ejected for breaking beer bottles on the parking lot. They then headed uptown and in the trek were refused entry by two bars and a downtown restaurant. Some vehicles in a car lot on Talbot east received minor damage and some signs on Talbot were broken as well.

Aylmer Police encountered the group uptown and solicited assistance from the Elgin OPP  as the original incidents happened in Malahide. Five youths – all 18 years of age – were charged with public intoxication and underage drinking. They were ordered to clean up some of their mess on the street. When Police discovered there were no Aylmer connections with any of the group they were informed they would face vagrancy charges if they didn’t leave. Several London taxis were then called – at their expense – and they left.

 

 

BRODY MCVITTIE: NEW BOOK

 

(Brody McVittie of London, formerly of Aylmer, is an author, relationships adviser and fitness coach, and was featured with an article in the Free Press on Monday:) –  He has a new book -’The Meathead Manifesto’ – a collection of exercise, relationship advice and nutrition articles. Said Brody to TANews: “It was created as a direct response to some of the more mundane fitness guides available.” Previously he authored two novels, ‘Lion & Lamb’ and ‘Writing In & Of Color’ as well as a free-verse collection, ’139 Pages of Pining’. The novels are available through his website, www.brodymcvittie.com, as well as on amazon.com. ‘The Meathead Manifesto’ will be sold at The Athletic Club in London as well. Regarding future plans he said: “I’m gearing up to outline a third novel; currently, my focus seems more on the marketing/promotion end of things–something completely foreign to me.”

 

 

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