Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, Oct. 29/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu -Sat. -A.C.T. Presents: Dearly Beloved; OTH Theatre; 8 pm (see ad)

 

-Fri -EESS Hosts: Football v Lon. South; Jr 6pm, Sr 8pm

-Fri -Eastlink TV – London Knights host Windor, 7:30pm

-Fri –Aylmer-Mal. Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host Lucan 7:30 pm

-Sat. -Clocks change

 

 

HALLOWE’EN EVENTS IN ELEM. SCHOOLS 

 

(Information on what Hallowe’en related activities are being held in local schools tomorrow is from the school Principals)

 

-(Charlotte Wall, Principal McGregor) – Black and orange day

 

-(Kim Simpson, Principal Davenport) – We will be having a Hallowe’en Dance during the afternoon with the entry fee being canned goods. We are calling it “Howl for Hunger”. The canned goods will be taken to a local food bank. We are also having a pumpkin carving/decorating contest.

 

-(Linda Westaway, Principal Pt Burwell) – Black and Orange Day

 

-(Richard Auckland, Principal Straffordville) – We are having Black and Orange Day Friday. As well, school council is running an event from 6:30 pm to 8:30 called Family Fall Fun Event in our gym which will consist of games and activities.  Students must be accompanied by an adult.  Events will include bobbing for apples, basketball shooting, art station, guessing jars, etc.

 

-(Keith Cameron, Principal Immanuel Christian School) – We are closed this Thursday and Friday for our teachers convention. As a school community we emphasize Reformation Day. We let parents emphasize Halloween as they so desire.

 

 

ELGIN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

 

(Contributed) – Elgin County Economic Development presents the ninth installment of the Elgin County Conference Series, Accessing Foreign Markets. The conference will be held on Tuesday November 24 from 9 am-1 pm at the St.Thomas Golf and Country Club. Accessing Foreign Markets is a one-day interactive workshop designed to give local businesses the strategies they need to navigate international regulations and get their products distributed internationally. Hear from government representatives, global business experts, and local producers who are already exporting Elgin products all over the world For more information or to register visit: http://www.progressivebynature.com/conference or call 519-631-1460 ext. 168.

 

 

SPITS 4 PT.STANLEY 0

 

AYLMER – Aylmer Spitfires returned to their winning ways by blanking Pt. Stanley 4-0 in SOJHL hockey here last night. The Spits, who outshot Pt. Stanley 39-24, now have 10 wins in 11 games. Cody Underhill led the locals with a goal and two assists with Jeshiah Sweetland, Luke Regier and James Collins also scoring. Next game is Saturday hosting Lucan.

 

Period 1

Aylmer – Cody Underhill (power play) (Josh Houston, Jesiah Sweetland) 10:47

Period 2

Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (power play) (Luke Bettencourt, Kyle DiCicco) 1:11

Period 3

Aylmer – Luke Regier (Cody Underhill) 8:13

Aylmer – James Collins (Cody Underhill, Ryan Van Roestel) 8:59

 

 

NEW ON COUNCIL ONE YEAR AGO

 

(One year ago this week, Aylmer Mayor Greg Currie, Aylmer Deputy Mayor Mary French and Malahide Deputy Mayor Mike Wolfe were elected for the first time to their positions. They reflect on Council life in that time.)

 

– Mayor Currie: “The year has flown by but also has been slow in developing. A year has allowed me to learn most of the municipal procedures. On the major issues of the library, the complex and the town taxes progress is being made. This has been slow moving as I and the rest of the new councillors learn the proper processes to be followed. Adjustments and challenges include getting invited to the many events. I am pleasantly surprised at the type and volume of invites. I have enjoyed every minute of it. Although I have lived in Aylmer for over 35 years, this first year as Mayor has been a very pleasant surprise as to the number of people interested in Town activities and the large number of new citizens I have met from a range of demographics. It is a testament to the diversity that Aylmer offers. I look forward to the following years of the term and to continually achieve the goals as laid out by the Council.”

 

-Deputy Mayor French: “Our Council has been extremely busy since we took office last December. We have managed to lower property taxes, change the governance at the East Elgin Community Complex and are also working on several other important issues. I believe one of the major challenges for a new Council is understanding policies, procedures and protocol. However, members of Council have many of the same goals and want what is best for our community. It is a pleasure to be the Deputy Mayor of Aylmer and I truly enjoy the challenge and look forward to the next three years.”

 

-Deputy Mayor Wolfe:  “The experience as Malahide’s Deputy Mayor has been enjoyable and rewarding. Perhaps the biggest challenge has been in finding the right balance between providing an excellent level of service and maintaining a reasonable tax rate. As an elected representative, I am amused by the local news media. It seems, at times, that unbiased journalism is a thing of the past. Whatever happened to fact checking? I think it has been replaced with opinion…I have also learned that at both the municipal and the county level the staff is always looking at ways to make the tax dollar go further. For example, at the Township, with aggressive road conversion (from gravel to hard surface) our “roads department” was able to reduce the amount of dust control for this season allowing money to be reallocated to converting more gravel roads to hard surfaces. I wish to thank the people of Malahide for allowing me to serve them as Deputy Mayor and I look forward to continuing to represent their interests during the term.”

 

 

EAST ELGIN ELECTION HISTORY #3:

 

A BRIBERY SCANDAL IN 1891

The 1891 federal election in East Elgin had to be repeated a year later after bribery charges proved successful against agents of the winning candidate. It was the first of four consecutive battles between Reformer/Liberal Dr. John Wilson, a two term incumbent, and St Thomas Labour Congress President Conservative Andrew Ingram – both were former MPPs. Ingram would win all four votes including the first in 1891 by only 46 votes. But celebrations were shortlived as his opponents obtained a judicial review on charges of bribing voters. Ingram’s seat was forfeited on the grounds that several of his assistants had paid for the transportation of voters to the polls. However, in the ensuing by election Ingram now won by 500 votes.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Spitfires host: Pt. Stanley, 8:15 pm

 

-Thu -Sat. -A.C.T. Presents: Dearly Beloved; OTH Theatre; 8 pm (see ad)

-Fri -EESS Hosts: Football v Lon. South; Jr 6pm, Sr 8pm

-Fri -Eastlink TV – London Knights host Windor, 7:30pm

-Fri –Aylmer-Mal. Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host Lucan 7:30 pm

-Sat. -Clocks change

 

 

 

9AM – EAST ELGIN WEATHER ALERT

 

(9 am – For East Elgin – From Environment Canada) – Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Wind gusts to 70 to 80 km/h are expected over some locales late this morning and early this afternoon. Early Thursday morning, southwesterly wind gusts to 90 km/h are forecast to develop over the regions, with strong winds expected throughout the day. Heavy rainfall will continue until this evening. Latest indications continue to suggest 25 to 40 mm of rain in many areas. The rain and strong winds will end by Friday as the fall storm moves away into Northern Quebec.

 

 

 

AYLMER PEDESTRIAN HIT

 

(From Police Chief Andre Reymer) – “Monday at 9am a 67 year old Aylmer man was crossing Talbot St West at John St. north towards the Royal Bank when a northbound SUV on John St. South made a left turn onto Talbot West  hitting and dragging the pedestrian a few metres. The pedestrian was sent by EMS to hospital with leg injuries and the driver, a 76 year old Malahide man, was charged with making an improper turn. 

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Lindsay, Maria of Woodstock passed away Monday in her 72nd year. Survivors: husband Ken Lindsay; two children etc.. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am.

 

-Thiesson, Elizabeth of Tillsonburg passed away on Tuesday aged 80. Survivors: twelve children including John Thiessen (Tina) of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg on Thursday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held there on Friday at 2 pm.

 

 

 

AYLMERITE WINS INSURANCE AWARD

 

(Contributed) Aylmer resident Crystal Underhill, broker at Reith & Associates in St.Thomas, was presented with the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario’s (IBAO) 2015 Young Broker of the Year Award of Excellence during IBAO’s 95th Annual Convention held Friday in Toronto. IBAO’s membership includes over 12,000 brokers province-wide. Crystal was selected for her community and professional contributions. She sits on the St. Thomas Downtown Development board and local school council and is also the president of the St. Thomas Insurance Brokers Association.

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-JR GIRLS BBALL – EESS 35 Wood. HPark 22

-JR BOYS VBALL – EESS 3 Glencoe 2

 

 

 

AYL-MAL. MUSEUM TOUR OF HOMES #2

 

(The Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s 14th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held on Friday, November 20 from 7-10 pm and Saturday, November 21 from 1-9 pm. The Baptist Church Supper is on Friday, November 20 at 6 pm.) The second home on the tour is this ranch style home built in 1957 by Evan and Lola Walker, the founders of Walker Transport. There have been several owners of the house with Wayne and Yvonne Gavey purchasing it in 2006. One key feature is the homemade beds.

 

 

Another of the four homes on the Ayl-Mal, Museum Tour of Homes on Nov. 26-7 (CLICK) (Contributed)

Another of the four homes on the Ayl-Mal. Museum Tour of Homes on Nov. 20-1 is this residence on Pine St. west.  (CLICK) (Contributed)

 

 

 

MALAHIDE MAN CHARGED

 

(From Oxford OPP) – TILLSONBURG – Three men, including a 33 year old from Malahide, are facing a total of 14 drug related charges after the Oxford OPP executed a warrant at a Tillsonburg residence Sunday. The OPP seized approximately $44,500 in illegal drugs that included marijuana, heroin, cannabis resin and methamphetamine, as well as $1,095 in Canadian currency, scales and packaging equipment. The charges include possession of schedule one, two and three drugs as well a possession for the purpose of trafficking.

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, Oct. 27/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EEC Complex; Sr Day Out (see Thu. story)

-EESS Hosts: Jr Girls BBAll v HPark; Jr Boys VBall  v Glencoe

 

-Wed -Aylmer Spitfires host: Pt. Stanley, 8:15 pm

-Thu -Sat. -A.C.T. Presents: Dearly Beloved; OTH Theatre; 8 pm (see ad)

-Fri -EESS Hosts: Football v Lon. South; Jr 6pm, Sr 8pm

-Fri -Eastlink TV – London Knights host Windor, 7:30pm

-Fri –Aylmer-Mal. Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host Lucan 7:30 pm

 

 

HIGH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY

 

Top ten finishers by EESS participants in the TVDSB cross country meet held Wednesday in Woodstock: 3rd – Justin Atttfield, Senior Boys; 4th – Nathanial Abell, Midget Boys; 5th – Amy Knelsen, Midget Girls; 6th Aaron Friesen, Senior Boys; 9th – Caitlyn Evely, Midget Girls.

 

 

EAST ELGIN WEATHER ADVISORY

 

(For East Elgin – From Environment Canada – 6 am) – “A low pressure area over Louisiana containing moisture from the remnants of hurricane Patricia is starting to move northward towards the Great Lakes. This low is expected to intensify into a fairly strong fall storm as it reaches the Great Lakes, bringing a significant rainfall along with strong and gusty winds over the next couple of days. A large shield of rain associated with this storm is forecast to spread into Southwestern Ontario tonight. The winds may be strong enough to cause some tree damage and local power outages.The rain and strong winds will end by Friday as the fall storm moves away into Northern Quebec.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

LOCAL ELECTION (Oct. 27 ) RESULTS

(Unofficial, Most polls reporting) AYLMER: MAYOR – Currie 832, Couckuyt 327, Habkirk 187; DEP-MAYOR – French 604, Richer 432, Avram 213; COUNCIL (5) – Laur 796, Andrews 791, Barbour 620, Oslach 589, McDonald 585, Wright 517, Vandermeersch 501, Lapointe 474, Murch 462

MALAHIDE: Dep-Mayor – Wolfe 1310, Jenkins 955; Council – Widner 370 v Steenbergen 185; Moore 242 v Vanderwyst 167; Glinski 318 v Charlton 171; Cerna 243 v Quiring 205

BAYHAM: MAYOR – Enns 961, James 516; DEP- MAYOR – Southwick 796, Evanitski 691; COUNCIL – Breyer 164 v Weisler 157/ Casier 359 v Weisler 124

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Ormond, James David “Jim” of Rochester New York passed away October 9 aged 79. Survivors: wife Elizabeth; one daughter; sister Virginia Ormond of Aylmer etc.., Ontario. A private service will be held; arrangements with Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

 

TVDSB ELEMENTARY CROSS COUNTRY

 

Top ten finishers from East Elgin schools from the Elementary cross country competition held last Tuesday at Fanshawe Conservation Area: 9th – Hallee Knelsen, Summers Corners, Senior Girls; 10ths – Fowler Little, South Dorchester, Novice Boys, Shelby Laidlaw, Summers Corners, Junior Girls and Josh McCandless, Summers Corners, Senior Boys. The South Dorchester Junior Girls team of Faith Farquhar, Ella Farquhar, Emma Beggs and Eavan Mercer placed second.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– October 20, 2015, Station #2 assisted by Station #1, Talbot Line, MVC

– October 20, 2015, Station #2, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– October 21, 2015, Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– October 21, 2015, Station #1 , #2, Springfield Road, MVC

– October 25, 2015, Station #2, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

 

 

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MONDAY, Oct. 26/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tue -EEC Complex; Sr Day Out (see Thu. story)

-Tue -EESS Hosts: Jr Girls BBAll v HPark; Jr Boys VBall – v Glencoe

-Wed -Aylmer Spitfires host: Pt. Stanley, 8:15 pm

-Thu -Sat. -A.C.T. Presents: Dearly Beloved; OTH Theatre; 8 pm (see ad)

-Fri -EESS Hosts: Football v Lon. South; Jr 6pm, Sr 8pm

-Fri -Eastlink TV – London Knights host Windor, 7:30pm

-Fri –Aylmer-Mal. Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host Lucan 7:30 pm

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU., FRI,:

 

-GIRLS BBALL – SR – EESS (9-0) 51 Ing. 24; Jr – EESS (5-1) 52 Ing. 6

-GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY – Playoff: Medway 2 EESS 1 (end of season)

-BOYS VBALL – SR – EESS (2-3) 3 AVSS 0; JR – EESS (1-4)  3 AVSS 0

-FOOTBALL – SR-Lon Laurier 14 EESS (1-3) 0; JR-Lon Laurier 27 EESS (3-1) 21

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE

 

(From Fire Chief Randy White) – On Thursday at 11 pm, both stations were called to a possible structure fire on Glen Erie Line. An occupant of the house went outside and noticed smoke coming from the detached garage. He attempted to put the fire out with a garden hose. Dispatch informed us on route that the fire was thought to be out. When crews arrived and started an overhaul, they discovered more fire in the walls and quickly knocked the building down. The fire started in the wall from a wood furnace chimney. It was quite fortunate that the garage fire was noticed early on since the house and garage are very close. There is little doubt an involved garage fire would have spread to the house. Damage was estimated at $20,000.

 

 

SPITS TAKE FIRST HIT

 

AYLMER – The Aylmer Spitfires suffered their first loss after nine wins to open the SOJHL hockey season – a 5-1 setback to Thamesford here Saturday. It was their first meeting with Thamesford, now 6-5, this season and the first time they had counted less than four goals in a game. Josh Lockhart tallied the lone marker for the Spits who were outshot 38-28. This week they host two games – Wednesday against Pt. Stanley and Saturday against Lucan.

 

THAMESFORD 5 AYLMER 1

Period 2

Thamesford – Matthew Smallman (power play) (Jamie Rosen, Ben Kirwin) 4:49

Thamesford – Liam Billings (Matthew Smallman, Ben Kirwin) 6:15

Aylmer – Josh Lockhart (Ryan Van Roestel, Luke Regier) 14:14

Thamesford – Liam Billings (Matthew Smallman, Wyatt Lansdell) 18:58

Period 3

Thamesford – Jamie Rosen (Ben Kirwin) 0:40

Thamesford – Liam Billings (power play) (Garrett Hickey, Jamie Rosen) 9:26

 

 

AYLMER DENTAL FIRM WINS AWARD

 

(Contributed) – The County of Elgin and the Elgin Business Resource Centre (EBRC) announce that Sarah Foshay owner of Smart Dental Hygiene of Aylmer has won the Enterprise Elgin Business Plan Competition. Smart Dental Hygiene will receive a prize package valued at over $10,000 that will include cash and in-kind services such as graphic design, website services, free commercial banking, one-year of rent-free office space, and memberships in local chambers of commerce. Smart Dental Hygiene strives to remove barriers and make dental health care more accessible by offering direct access to dental hygiene preventive services; convenient day, evening, and Saturday hours; a reduced fee for service schedule; direct billing to insurance; and, services in English and/or Low German.

 

The competition was designed to foster business development in Elgin through new business initiatives as well as business expansions. The contest received twenty-three completed submissions. Sponsors included Meridian Credit Union, Redding Designs, Black Cat Concepts, the St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce, the Aylmer & Area Chamber of Commerce, the Elgin Innovation Centre, the Elgin Business Resource Centre and the County of Elgin.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Berg, Johan of Aylmer passed away Sunday in his 59th year. Survivors: wife Helena (Hide) Berg; seven children etc.. He was born in Mexico. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Reinland Mennonite Church on Wednesday at 2 pm.

 

Martens, Henry F. of Aylmer passed away today in his 69th year. Survivors: wife Tina (Penner) Martens; 11 children including Willy Martens(Maria), Arthur Martens, Albert Martens(Sara), Johnny Martens(Judy), Hein Martens(Justina), Cornelius Martens(Lena), Ruben Martens, Alvina Peters(Herman) and Enny Voth(Arthur), all of the Aylmer area. He was born in Mexico. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church, Summers Corners on Thursday at 1 pm.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Oct. 22/15

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*THEYLMERNEWS will not publish Friday

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-All Week – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

 

-EESS Hosts: Boys VBall v AVSS

 

-Thu-Sun – A.C.T. Presents: Dearly Beloved, 8pm (Sun-2pm); (see ad)

 

-Fri -EESS Hosts: Football v London Laurier; Jr 6pm, Sr 8 pm

-Fri -Eastlink TV – London Knights host Owen Sound, 7:30pm

-Fri – Aylmer-Mal. Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Library Author: R D Korvemaker; 10 am-12

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host Thamesford, 7:30 pm

 

 

EEC COMPLEX SENIORS DAY OUT TUESDAY

 

The monthly Seniors Day Out program at the EEC Complex will be held next Tuesday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – cost is $10 and you must pre-register. The event includes: 9:30 to 10:30 – Skating, Shuffleboard or Fitness class; 10:45 to 11:45 – Speaker: Shelly McCallum  of Aylmer Healing Waters Massage and Therapy Centre on ‘Holistic Health’. Lunch is provided.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Van Rooy, Antonius “Tony” of RR 2 Aylmer passed away Tuesday aged 68. Survivors: wife Marian (Roes) Van Rooy; three children including Gary Van Rooy of RR2, Aylmer etc.. He was born in The Netherlands and was a member of the Aylmer Horticultural Society and the Canadian Federation of Racing Pigeons. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church Saturday at 10 am.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

$40,000 PALMER ESTATE TO AYLMER LIBRARY

“Elgin County Library announces the contribution of $40,000 from the Estate of Dorothy Fay Palmer towards the creation of a “makerspace” at the Aylmer Library to facilitate programming and opportunities for youth relating to the study of current and emerging technologies. Makerspaces are an emerging trend in public libraries. They are creation and collaboration hubs, offering technologies and tools that allow patrons to experiment and to create in a social setting. $15,000 will be used immediately to purchase, among other things, a three-dimensional printer, hardware and software for creation of videos and music and portable computing devices for use by area youth. The remaining $25,000 will be used by Elgin County Library to sustain and replenish the above items as well as to add new equipment should a new or expanded space be provided for the branch.”

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS

 

The Aylmer Library sponsored a pumpkin decorating contest recently - here are some of the entries. (Contributed)

The Aylmer Library sponsored a pumpkin decorating contest recently – here are some of the entries. (Contributed) (CLICK)

 

 

EAST ELGIN ELECTION HISTORY:

 

1872 FALSE ALARM BACKFIRED

The 1872 federal election campaign was enlivened by a prank that backfired on the local Conservative party in East Elgin. This was Canada’s second vote as a new country, Conservative John A Macdonald was seeking re-election and was opposed by Liberal/Reformer Alexander Mackenzie. Locally East Elgin’s member, Reformer Thomas Dobbie of Bayham, had retired and his party turned to William Harvey, a south Malahide farmer -the Conservatives nominated Samuel Price of St.Thomas.

 

Both Macdonald and Mackenzie visited St.Thomas with the largest reception greeting Mackenzie. According to reports, tory sympathizers at the meeting made an attempt to disrupt the gathering  toward the end of Mackenzie’s address as former St Thomas Mayor Thomas Arkell was claimed to have led a group yelling ‘fire’. The crowd quickly dispersed but after the local fire brigade realized it was a false alarm, most returned. The ploy backfired as the resulting anti-Conservative publicity aided in Harvey’s victory. Harvey was re-elected in the 1874 election but he failed to complete his term as he died of smallpox at his home in Luton within a year – he was 63.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-All Week – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

 

-Thu -EESS Hosts: Boys VBall v AVSS

-Thu-Sun – A.C.T. Presents: Dearly Beloved, 8pm (Sun-2pm); (see ad)

-Fri -EESS Hosts: Football v London Laurier; Jr 6pm, Sr 8 pm

-Sat -Aylmer Library Author: R D Korvemaker; 10 am-12

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host Thamesford, 7:30 pm

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– October 5, 2015, Station #1, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– October 5, 2015, Station #2, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– October 6, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– October 8, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– October 9, 2015, Station #3 #1, #2 and #4, Carter Road, Fire

– October 9, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– October 10, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, MVC

– October 10, 2015, Station #1, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– October 10, 2015, Station #2, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– October 10, 2015, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

 

– October 13, 2015, Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– October, 15, 2015, Station #3, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– October 15, 2015, Station #4 , #3, Avon Drive, MVC

– October 17, 2015, Station #2, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– October 18, 2015, Station #2, Chalet Line, Medical Assist

– October 18, 2015, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– October 19, 2015, Station #2, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Laemers, Margaret E. of Tilllsonburg formerly of Straffordville passed away Saturday aged 91. Wife of the late Frank Laemers (2005). Survivors: son Ken Laemers (Rose) of Aylmer etc.. A private family graveside service will be held. Arrangements with Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

-Berdan, James “Jim ” of RR#2 Vienna passed away Monday aged 76. Survivors: wife Linda Ward; four children etc . Jim served overseas with the U.N. Forces and worked at Rieter Automotive in Tillsonburg. A graveside inurnment will take place at Kinglake Cemetery on October 31 at 2 pm. Arrangements with Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE, ONE  HOSPITALIZED

 

(Information from Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith and from Elgin OPP) – On Friday, October 9 at 11:30 am, members of all four Malahide Fire Departments responded to a fire on Carter Road east of Aylmer. A 27 year old woman was burned trying to put out a grease fire in her kitchen. She was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Her two children were transported with her but were not injured. Damage was estimated at $5000.

 

 

AYL-MAL. MUSEUM TOUR OF HOMES #1

 

The Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s 14th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held on Friday, November 20 from 7-10 pm and Saturday, November 21 from 1-9 pm. The Baptist Church Supper is on Friday, November 20 at 6.

 

One of the four homes on the tour is the Peloquin Home on Sinclair. “This spacious four (4) bedroom, two (2) storey, brick home, owned by Scott and Jobbie Pelquoin, was built in approximately 1997 by Dave and Joyce Jeffreys. The Pelquoins are the third owners of this home. This home has a very private and quiet backyard with an in-ground pool. At the back of the house there is an open concept kitchen and family room with a wood burning fireplace.”

 

One of the four homes on the Ayl-Mal Museum Tour in November is the Peloquin Home

One of the four homes on the Ayl-Mal. Museum Tour in November is the Peloquin Home at 56 Sinclair. (Contributed)

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-GIRLS BBALL = SR – EESS (8-0) 51 AVSS 14; JR – EESS (4-1) 47 College Ave 25

-BOYS VBALL – SR – CECI 3 EESS (1-3) 0; JR – CECI 3 EESS 0 (0-4)

 

 

NO AYLMER FLU CLINIC

 

(The Elgin St.Thomas Health Unit does not have a flu clinic scheduled for Aylmer this fall as in previous years.  There are clinics in Vienna and Belmont in early November. Cathie Walker, Director of Health Protection, offered this comment:) – “The Health Unit works with other community partners to ensure the vaccine is accessible to Elgin County residents ie, many pharmacies etc. The East Elgin Family Health Team provides influenza vaccination services to its registered patients. The Health Unit will be holding community clinics in St. Thomas and Vienna. (Why not Aylmer? – “We analyzed patterns of uptake through previous years and made our decisions based on that.”)

 

A list of public flu vaccination locations will eventually be available through the Flu Locator service offered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. After our community clinics are over, the Health Unit will be offering influenza vaccination at all of our office locations including Aylmer, St. Thomas and Straffordville.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, Oct. 20/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-All Week – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

-EESS Hosts: Girls BBall – Sr v AVSS; Jr v Coll. Ave

 

-Thu -EESS Hosts: Boys VBall v AVSS

-Thu-Sun – A.C.T. Presents: Dearly Beloved, 8pm (Sun-2pm); (see ad)

-Fri -EESS Hosts: Jr 6pm, Sr 8 pm Football v London Laurier

-Sat -Aylmer Library Author: R D Korvemaker;  10am-12

 

 

FED. ELECTION RESULTS

 

-The Conservatives have now won five federal elections in a row in a riding encompassing Elgin – their record is nine between 1891 and 1917 as they returned Andrew Ingram and David Marshall at that time; For the Liberals, it was their best showing in the last four elections; the total for the Rhinocerous Party is the best showing by a party outside the top five in the past six elections.

 

Final Results for Elgin Middlesex London: 2015 Federal election – Conservative Karen Vecchio 28,022 (49%), Liberal Lori Baldwin-Sands 17,629 (31), NDP Fred Sinclair 8771 (15), Green Bronagh Morgan 1783 (3), CHP Michael Hopkins 529, Rhino Lou Bernardi 185 (Total Votes: 56.919).

 

2011 Federal election – Conservative Joe Preston 29,147 (58%), NDP Fred Sinclair 12,439 (25), Liberal Graham Warwick 6,812 (13), Green John Fisher 1,529 (3), Christian Heritage Carl Hiemstra 582 (1), Canadian Action Will Arlow 140. (Total votes 50,649).

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Huber, Jacobus “Jack” Johannes of St. Thomas passed away Monday aged 88. Survivors: wife Barbara Huber (nee Turenhout); three children including Wayne (Marilyn) Huber and Jack (Mary Lynn) Huber, both of Port Bruce. Jack was a member of the Royal Dutch Navy and served in the Indonesian War as a Marine Engineer. Visitation at the Jackson Funeral Home St.Thomas on Saturday from 12-2 pm with the service there at 2pm.

 

 

ZACH ANNEN: CARLETON FOOTBALL

 

(Zach Annen, grandson of Case and Jane Annen of Aylmer, is in his third year as a starter with the Carleton Ravens university football team in Ottawa. Carleton fielded a football team for the first time in 15 years two years ago and finished with a record of no wins and eight losses. This year their record is 5 wins, 2 losses with one more league game to go. Said Zach, listed as 6 foot 4 and 285 pounds,:) -“This season is going well for us. We have clinched playoffs for the first time in 20 years and we are ranked in the top ten nationally at number 10. I am playing a new position at centre on the offensive line and I have started every game except the first.

 

I think a reason for our quick climb up the standings can be credited to great coaching and also due to the high quality recruits our coaches find every year. We have a good player retention rate as we haven’t had many players fail out or quit the team and also we have had players in the program that have been here since the beginning. That helps build unity and I think that that unity has helped us win a lot of games this year. Much of my family was able to attend the game at Western recently and my mother has attended every one of my games this year.”

 

 

CORNER CUPBOARD USE DOWN SLIGHTLY

 

Aylmer Corner Cupboard Manager Liz McConnell reports that attendance is down 5.5% in families being served from the last two years. She said: “We had 1,451 people in 2014 – 56.5% were adults and 43.5% were children. Although our numbers are down there is still a need. We appreciate the continued support of Aylmer and the surrounding area.”

 

 

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MONDAY, Oct. 19/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council – CANCELLED

-Voting Day: 9:30 am-9:30 pm

-All Week – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

 

-Tue -EESS Hosts: Girls BBall – Sr v AVSS; Jr v Coll. Ave

-Thu -EESS Hosts: Boys VBall v AVSS

-Thu-Sun – A.C.T. Presents: Dearly Beloved, 8pm (Sun-2pm); (see ad)

-Fri -EESS Hosts: Jr 6pm, Sr 8 pm Football v London Laurier

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Teeple Keeping, Wendy of Yarmouth Centre passed away Thursday in her 44th year. Survivors: children Amber(Jerry), Jessie and Dalton; partner Rob Anderson; parents Dan and Wanda (Underhill) Teeple etc.. She was born in Newfoundland. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am.

 

-Janke, Edmond passed away in London Thursday, aged 83. Survivors: wife Donna ( Conway) etc.. A private service will be held; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-McCulloch, William Alexander of Aylmer passed away Friday in his 77th year. Survivors: wife Paula (Cline) McCulloch; three children etc.. He was born in Scotland. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1 pm.

 

-Sheppard, Olive Marion, a longtime Aylmer resident, passed away Friday, aged 100 years. Predeceased by husband Gordon. Survivors: three children etc.. She was born in Saskatchewan. She operated Lindsay’s Drug Store for many years. One of her Christmas paintings on plywood appeared on the Carnation Company roof for many years at Christmas. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 pm.

 

 

SPITS BLITZ NOW AT 9-0

 

AYLMER – Aylmer Spitfires registered nine goals in each of their two weekend games to extend their record to 9-0 in SOJHL hockey. Friday in Lambeth, Aylmer streaked to an 8-3 lead and held on for a 9-6 victory.  Dawson Cook snared a hat trick and Cody Underhill and Josh Lockhart sniped two goals each with singles going to Jesiah Sweetland and Ryan Van Roestel. Luke Bettencourt added three assists.

 

Saturday at home Aylmer outshot North Middlesex by 55-18 and counted three power play goals and two short handed goals. Bettencourt connected twice for the Spits with singles going to VanRoestel, Lockhart, Sweetland, Cook, Jesse Tottle, Derek Folkard and Josh Houston. This week Aylmer hosts Thamesford Saturday.

 

AYLMER 9 NMIDDLESEX 3

1-Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (Dawson Cook, Spencer Roloson) 0:14

2-Aylmer – Ryan Van Roestel (Cody Underhill, James Collins) 3:09

3-North Middlesex – Jacob Speed (Brian McLean, Khyle Ansems) 3:27

4-Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (power play) (Dawson Cook, Kyle DiCicco) 12:01

5-North Middlesex – Mack O Keefe (Brian McLean, Josh Bilodeau) 16:36

6-Aylmer – Jesse Tottle (short handed) (unassisted) 19:51

Period 2

7-North Middlesex – Mack O Keefe (power play) (Jacob Speed) 0:22

8-Aylmer-Josh Lockhart (shorthand) (Luke Bettencourt, Spencer Roloson) 5:19

9-Aylmer – Derek Folkard (power play) (Jesiah Sweetland, Jesse Tottle) 8:19

10-Aylmer – Jesiah Sweetland (power play) (Josh Houston, Trevor Stewart) 13:42

Period 3

11-Aylmer – Josh Houston (James Collins, Cody Underhill) 1:30

12-Aylmer – Dawson Cook (Jesiah Sweetland, Luke Bettencourt) 1:56

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(From Fire Chief Randy White) – Last Monday, both stations responded to a motor vehicle collision on Plank Rd. north of Straffordville between a car and a tractor trailer. Minor injuries.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

DITCH FISHING?

(From Elgin OPP) – PT BURWELL – Friday around 5 pm, OPP investigated a single vehicle rollover on Glen Erie Line just west of County Rd. 55 in Bayham near here. A van was westbound on Glen Erie Line carrying approximately 10000 to 12000 lbs of fresh fish when it travelled into the north ditch rolling onto its side. Police said the driver had used the engine brake to slow down prior to turning onto Glen Erie Line but had forgotten to take it off. The driver temporarily took his eyes off the road to view the status of the brake and when doing so entered the ditch. The truck spilled a small amount of diesel fuel, however no fish were dumped. The driver of the truck a 45 year old male from Leamington has been charged with Careless Driving.

 

 

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FRIDAY, Oct. 16/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Eastlink TV – London Knights host Saginaw, 7:30 pm

-Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

 

-Sat. APAC presents: Alyshea Brilla, 7:30 pm

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host N.Middlesex; 7:30 pm

-Sun -Ayl-Mal. Museum Exhibit Opening: Home for the Holidays, 1-4 pm

 

-*Mon -Aylmer Council – CANCELLED

-*Mon – Voting Day

-*Next Week – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

 

 

JUNO NOMINEE IN AYLMER FOR APAC

 

This Saturday’s concert sponsored by the Aylmer Performing Arts Committee features 2015 Juno Nominee and U.K Songwriting Contest winner Alysha Brilla.  Her second album “Womyn” was released a year ago and the title track was CBC Radio Song Of The Week. She plays guitar, piano and djembe, creating a unique original soul-folk sound. WOMYN is the follow up to her Juno Nominated debut album, “In My Head”. The music video for her Swahili-infused song, “Nobody”, won the 2013 Ibiza Music Video Festival Fan Choice Award. Brilla’s music has been featured on major network television shows such as “King” and “Degrassi; the Next Generation”.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Klassen, Heinrich of Langton passed away Wednesday in his 70th year. Survivors: wife Anna (Knelsen) Klassen; eight children etc.. He was born in Mexico. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home Saturday, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The Funeral will be held Sunday at 3 pm at Reinland Fellowship Church in Aylmer.

 

 

GOODWILLS WINS AYLMER CHAMBER AWARD

 

(Information from Nicole Pressey-Wiebenga of the Aylmer Chamber of Commerce) – The Aylmer Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting this week. The Community Spirit award for community involvement, sponsored by Meridian Credit Union, went to Goodwill’s Used Cars.

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-FIELD HOCKEY – EESS (3-5-3) 2 Strathroy 0; Ingersoll 2 EESS 1; EESS 0 PCI 0

-GIRLS BBALL – JR – PCI 39 EESS 30; SR – EESS 46 PCI 35

-BOYS VBALL – SR – EESS (1-2) 3 PCI 2; JR – NR

 

 

AYLMER BULK GARBAGE PICKUP NEXT WEEK

 

Aylmer will have its annual Large Item curbside collection next week from Tuesday to Friday. Acceptable items include: objects under 75 pounds, furniture, mattresses, sports equipment, bbqs, carpets, appliances (if freon is removed), air conditioners etc. (no construction materials, hazardous products, televisions, computers etc.) See the town website for specifics.

 

 

ELEMENTARY CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

 

(Information from Convener Penni Hilliker) – East Elgin runners who placed in the top three in the SouthWest/Elgin Elementary Cross country meet held at Steen Park in Aylmer on October 6:  Novice Boys – 1 – Kienan Friesen, Straffordville; 2- Gavin Russell McGregor; Novice Girls – 2 – Morgan Barnard, Straffordville; Junior Girls – 2 – Shelby Laidlaw, Summers Corners; 3 – Julie Reimer, Summers Corners;  Int. Girls – 2 – Jenna Huctwith, South Dorchester; Senior Boys – 2 – Josh McCandless, Summers Corners.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Oct.15/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Bayham 7pm; Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-EESS hosts: Boys Sr VBall v PCI

 

-Fri -Eastlink TV – London Knights host Saginaw, 7:30 pm

-Fri -Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat. APAC presents: Alyshea Brilla, 7:30 pm

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host N.Middlesex; 7:30 pm

-Sun -Ayl-Mal. Museum Exhibit Opening: Home for the Holidays, 1-4 pm

 

-*Mon -Aylmer Council – CANCELLED

-*Mon – Voting Day

-*Next Week – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

 

 

A.C.T. PLAY STARTS NEXT WEEK

 

(Contributed by Barb Warnock) – “The first show is “Dearly Beloved” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, the playwrights who also brought us “Dearly Departed” (see ad). This time Frankie Futrelle’s twin daughter, Tina-Jo is heading for the altar. That is, if everything goes well. But when the Futrelle Sisters plan a wedding, anything can happen. Honey Raye, the black sheep of the family, as always, appears for the happy moments in the family. Twink is in a panic to see this wedding happen and Frankie just wants it to be the best wedding the town of Fayro, Texas has ever seen.

 

Familiar faces mix with new as ACT hits the boards with this comedy on Thursday, October 22. The cast includes: Sandy Burgess, Sandi Beacom, and Laurie Deven as the Futrelle Sisters with Katherine Thompson, Gary Bodkin, Robert Clifford, James Wybrow, Mike Koola, Vickie Kuipers, and Peter Leack. Tickets are available at Aylmer Video, Campbells II, The Prime Ingredient, online at www.aylmertheatre.ca or by calling (519) 765-3039.

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Sgt. Nick Novacich) – A 23 year old London man was charged with impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of a crash after witnesses reported to police on Friday around 11 pm that his car, eastbound on Alexander Drive and turning north onto Melanie, went over a curb and two lawns and struck a pickup truck parked at a residence and then kept going. Police later found the car at a South St residence.

 

-Aylmer Police ordered three Aylmer men in their early 20’s and a 15 year old girl to leave the Aylmer Fairgrounds Saturday evening as they were conducting a religious protest against the Fair’s annual Haunted House display in a building there; they were warned about trespassing on private property.

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY MURAL UPDATED

 

(Information from Gary Goyeau of McTaggart Armstrong Dewar and Owen Insurance in Aylmer) – “The history mural (on their west exterior wall) was just finished this past weekend by artist Dan Tamborro, He still needs to put the seal coat on it. The process was pretty smooth. The only small challenge was re-parging some of the brick but otherwise, all went well.” The mural was painted in 2000 as part of a Millennium year project and had recently fallen into disrepair. MADO paid for the restoration this summer with assistance from a $2500 Community Improvement Plan grant from Aylmer Council.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Krygsman, Ina of Aylmer passed away on Wednesday in her 87th year. Survivors: husband Len Krygsman; 12 children including – Pauline(Wayne Jolly) of Aylmer, Marjorie Pasma(Jake) of Mossley, Rick Krygsman (Karen) of Kingsmill, Alex(Aimee) of Belmont, etc.. She was born in the Netherlands. The Funeral Service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Saturday at 11 am. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm

 

 

MONDAY’S VOTE: PAST E-M-L FED. VOTES

2011 Federal election – Conservative Joe Preston 29,147 (58%), NDP Fred Sinclair 12,439 (25), Liberal Graham Warwick 6,812 (13), Green John Fisher 1,529 (3), Christian Heritage Carl Hiemstra 582 (1), Canadian Action Will Arlow 140. (Total votes 50,649).

 

2008 Federal election – Conservative Joe Preston 22,970 (48%), Liberal Suzanne van Bommel 11,169 (24), NDP Ryan Dolby 9,135 (19), Green Noel Burgon 3,241 (7), Christian Heritage Carl Hiemstra 619 (1), Ind. Michael van Holst 243, Canadian Action Will Arlow 96.

 

2006 Federal election – Conservative Joe Preston 23,416 (46%), Liberal Crispin Colvin 13,507 (26), NDP Tim McCallum 9,873 (19), Green Jonathan Martyn 2,878 (6), Christian Heritage Ken DeVries 1,049 (2), Progressive Canadian Phill Borm 504,  Canadian Action Will Arlow 105.

 

2004 Federal election – Conservative Joe Preston 20,333 (44%), Liberal Gar Knutson 15,860 (34), NDP Tim McCallum 6,763 (15), Green Julie-Ann Stodolny 2,033 (4), Christian Heritage Ken DeVries 1,246 (3), Canadian Action Will Arlow 146.

 

2000 Federal election – Liberal Gar Knutson 17,890 (40%), Alliance Bill Walters 17,202 (39), Progressive Conservative Delia Reiche 6,080 (14), NDP Tim McCallum 2,319 (5), Green John R. Fisher 431 (1), Ind. Ken DeVries 407 (1).

 

 

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