Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


FRIDAY, May 1/2015

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

 

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 6:30

 

 

‘PAUSE TO PLAY’ AT LIBRARY

 

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

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

 

 

LOCALS AT PROVINCIAL MARTIAL ARTS 

 

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

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA MONDAY

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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THURSDAY, April 30/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*All week – Aylmer Yard Waste Collection (Paper Bags)

 

-Pause To Play -McGregor Pan Am/Para Games; 6-7 pm

-Pause To Play -EEC Complex (back) Horseshoes; 6 pm

-Canada Film Day; Aylmer Library, 6 pm; ‘The Breakaway’

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

 

 

BAYHAM THEFT

 

Elgin OPP are investigating the theft of a utility cargo trailer from the Ontario Mould Specialist’s property at 11656 Plank Road in Bayham. The trailer contained air scrubbers, vacuums, air compressors, generators and other assorted tooling. The property will have “OMS” markings, denoting the company name. The theft occurred around 2 am this morning.

 

 

TRUDY GELING AT DUTCH WW2 CEREMONY

 

Trudy Geling of Aylmer travelled to her hometown of Aalten, Netherlands recently for a special ceremony on April 4th. It was the unveiling by the town of a monument dedicated to her two young brothers and a friend who were killed at the end of World War Two. Her town on the eastern border by Germany had suffered considerably during the war with a number of people dying from constant bombardments after Germany took it over early in the conflict. Then four days after the liberation of Aalten by the British in March 1945, Trudy’s brothers, Wim, 8, and Henk, 6, Schenk and a friend Wim Wisselink, 5, found a grenade in a ditch. They threw it against the Wisselink house and it exploded killing all three. Trudy was 5 at the time and at home a few blocks away when she heard the explosion – she had just been sent outside to call her brothers for supper. There were 11 children in her family with six being born after the incident.

 

The ceremony featured the unveiling of a monument which has pictures of the three boys – they are buried in the local ceremony. About 125 people attended. The organizer was a local historian who  wrote a book about what happened – “Playing the Death” (Trudy has a copy (in Dutch).  Children from a local elementary school read  poems they had written during the event – the school has indicated it will hold an annual remembrance at the monument. Trudy and several of her sisters and brothers who still live in the area attended. Aalten is actually known for its War and Resistance Museum which tells the story of how the town remarkably sheltered some 2500 Jews and displaced persons during the war.

 

Trudy Geling of Aylmer is pictured with her nephew's son at the unveiling of a monument honouring her two brothers who were killed at the end of WW2 in her hometown of Aalten, Netherlands (contributed)

Trudy Geling of Aylmer is pictured with her nephew’s son at the unveiling of a monument recently honouring her two brothers who were killed at the end of WW2 in her hometown of Aalten, Netherlands (Contributed)

 

 

BAYHAM ACCIDENT

 

VIENNA – (From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP responded yesterday around 11 am to a two vehicle collision at Calton Line and Elgin County Road 55 in east Bayham. A car, operated by an 84 year old Bayham woman, was travelling north on Elgin Road 55 and entered the intersection and struck another vehicle operated by a 34 year old Norfolk man which was going west on Calton line. The struck vehicle ended up flipped on its side. The man was transported to hospital as a precaution. The woman was charged with Failing to Yield to traffic.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, April 29/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*All week – Aylmer Yard Waste Collection (Paper Bags)

 

-Pause To Play- Library Guest Readers, Scavenger Hunt; 6-8 pm

-Pause To Play- Cys Bowling – 2 free games & shoes – 5-8 pm

 

-Thu -Pause To Play -McGregor Pan Am/Para Games; 6-7 pm

-Thu -Pause To Play -EEC Complex (back) Horseshoes; 6 pm

 

-Thu -Canada Film Day; Aylmer Library, 6 pm; ‘The Breakaway’

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

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-McCord, John “Jack” of Pt. Burwell passed away Friday aged 85. Survivors: partner Dolores Randall; three children – David (Michelle) McCord, Paul (Marlene) McCord and Donna (Pete) Wiebe of the Pt. Burwell area etc.. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home Tillsonburg on Wednesday 7- 9 pm with the Memorial Service being held there Thursday at 1 pm.

 

-Barker-James, Robin of Tillsonburg passed away April 21, aged 59. Survivors: wife Susan etc.. He taught History at Glendale in Tillsonburg and was known for his school visits at the outdoor trenches at his farm near Tillsonburg. A Memorial service will be held at the Tillsonburg Community Centre on Saturday May 30 at 10:30 am. Arrangements through Ostrander’s Funeral Home Tillsonburg.

 

-Balazs, June Lucille formerly of Terrace Lodge Aylmer passed away Sunday in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Nick Balazs (2014). June was born in Calton and later farmed in both Calton and Corinth. A private family service will take place.

 

 

ANNUAL AYLMER MENNONITE CONFERENCE

 

The 18th annual Mennonite Networking Conference will be held at the Bradley St. Church of God on Saturday May 7 from 8:30 am to 1:15 pm. This year the conference is being held in Aylmer and two weeks later in Leamington with a similar program. The conference is particularly helpful for service providers to understand the religious and cultural differences that distinguish the Low German Mennonite group. Workshops include discussions on adapting to the community and school, adult mental health, public health, learning low German, literacy, and Low German culture. Attendance is usually around 200 persons.

 

 

LUTON SEX-ED PROTEST MEETING

 

LUTON – About 75 persons attended the two day information session on the new Ontario sexual education curriculum held at the Luton Hall on Friday and Saturday. Organizer Eva Friesen-Klassen said she was pleased with the turnout. She wanted to inform mostly Mennonite parents about her concerns about the document – generally  she believes children are “too young to learn what they will be learning”. Those in attendance were also encouraged to sign a petition against the changes which will be forwarded to the Ontario government. She said no further action is planned at this time.

 

 

AYLMER DRUG DROP OFF ON MAY 9

 

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’s National Prescription Drug Drop off Day will be observed in Aylmer on Saturday, May 9. In an effort to help get unused and expired prescription medication out of Canadian homes, Aylmer Police for the second year in a row will be accepting medications at the rear of the IDA Pharmacy on Talbot St.E. from 10am – 3pm.

 

 

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TUESDAY, April 28/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*All week – Aylmer Yard Waste Collection (Paper Bags)

 

–Pause To Play: Immanuel Dodgeball; Gr. 1-3 – 6-7 pm; Gr. 4-8 – 7-8 pm

–Sr. Day Out at EEC Complex (see Wed. story)

 

-Wed -Pause To Play- Library Guest Readers, Scavenger Hunt; 6-8 pm
-Wed -Pause To Play- Cys Bowling – 2 free games & shoes – 5-8 pm

-Thu -Canada Film Day; Aylmer Library, 6 pm; ‘The Breakaway’

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

 

 

NEW AT AYLMER LIBRARY

 

Our New Maker Space Equipment has arrived!  IMac computer - make your own movie or music  Convert VHS to DVD 3D printer - design and print your own design

The Aylmer Library received their new Maker Space equipment last week. It allows the user to make their own movie or music or convert VHS to DVD and it also is a 3D printer. It should be available for public use by the end of next week, (Contributed)

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

AYLMER-MAL. LIASON COMM. MEETING

(By Bill Murch) – “Some twenty people attended the Aylmer-Malahide Liaison Committee meeting on Friday at the OTH Theatre. The committee met following the public input received on April 24 concerning the East Elgin Community Complex Operational Review. Four recommendations were made by the committee that will go to each Council to obtain their formal direction on how to proceed: Recc: B2 -Development of a Comprehensive Business Plan. Motion passed to recommend that Councils issue a Request for Proposal to have a consultant prepare a comprehensive business plan for the EECC; Recc. B3 -Discontinuation of ‘Summer Ice’. Motion passed to recommend the EECC not accept any ‘summer ice’ contracts for 2015; Recc. A-1 -Cease Operation of the Banquet Halls. Motion passed to recommend the EECC not accept any banquet hall contracts for 2015; Recc. D-1 -Governance of the EECC. Motion passed to recommend  a new interim governing body made up of the Mayors and the Chief Administrative Officers for Aylmer and Malahide along with the EECC General Manager. The Current EECC Advisory Committee would cease to exist.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Chipchase, Eunice Elsie of Terrace Lodge Aylmer passed away today in her 90th year. Wife of the late William “Bill” Chipchase (2005). Survivors: children – David  (Margaret) Chipchase and Lynda (John) Shelly, both of Aylmer etc.. She was born in South Dorchester and was a member of the Aylmer Baptist Church. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Baptist Church on Thursday at 1 pm.

 

 

AYLMER ROTARIANS AIDING EARTHQUAKE

 

(Contributed) – “In response to the earthquake disaster in Nepal,  the Aylmer Rotary Club is looking to raise funds to provide Shelter Boxes to the families in need. A Shelter Box provides all that a family requires for relief as the kit contains a 10 man tent,  a stove,  cooking utensils,  water purification kits, blankets, children’s activities and other essential items. Each kit costs $1200 Cdn. Any support is greatly appreciated. The Federal Government will also be providing matching grants for this project. The Shelter Box teams will be on the ground now with the first kits arriving immediately. Contact Bob or Barb Warnock  519-773-9276 / bwarnock@amtelecom.net /220 Talbot st east in Aylmer for more information.”

 

 

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MONDAY, April 27/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*All week – Aylmer Yard Waste Collection

–Pause To Play: Davenport Zumba 6- 7 pm; Assumption Ball Hockey 6-8 pm;

 

-Tue –Pause To Play: Immanuel Dodgeball; Gr. 1-3 – 6-7 pm; Gr. 4-8 – 7-8 pm

-Tue – Sr. Day Out at EEC Complex (see Wed. story)

-Thu -Canada Film Day; Aylmer Library, 6 pm; ‘The Breakaway’

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

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Wilkinson, Cyril of Tillsonburg and formerly of Aylmer passed away Saturday, aged 81. Survivors: wife Janet and two daughters etc.. He was a longtime physical education teacher and coach at EESS; in 1989 he was awarded the Pete Beach Award by OFSSA. Visiitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Friday from 1 -3 pm followed by a memorial service at 3 pm.

 

Gilson, Robert “Bob” of Aylmer passed away Saturday in his 76th year. Survivors: wife Mary Helen (McBrien); three children etc.. Bob was General Manager of the London Tigers (Detroit Tigers AA affiliate) from 1989-93. He officiated high school basketball and football for over 53 years. He played for and managed the St. Thomas Tomcats Junior Baseball team. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church St. Thomas on Thursday at 10 am. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

Thompson, Marion Ruth of Aylmer passed away on Saturday in her 92nd year. Survivors: brother Ed Thompson of Aylmer etc.. She was a lifelong resident of Aylmer and taught school at EESS for many years. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-8:30 pm where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am.

 

Bueckert, John of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer passed away Friday in his 86th year. Survivors: Sara (Hamm) Bueckert; three children including Susan Wall (Jake) of Aylmer etc.. He was born in Mexico and worked at Wiltsie Truck Bodies for a number of years.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 pm from the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, Mt Salem.

 

Johnston, Frederick of Belmont passed away on Thursday in his 87th year. Survivors: wife Dona; three children including Richard (Debbie) of Belmont etc.. The service was held at the McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth this morning.

 

 

 MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– April 21, 2015, Station #3,  Broadway Street, Medical Assist

– April 22, 2015, Station #2, Brooke Line, Open air Burn Complaint

– April 22, 2015, Station #2,  Woolleyville Line, Medical Assist

– April 23, 2015, Station #4, Station # 2, Ron McNeil Line, MVC

(*two vehicles, adults and children, air bags deployed, near Springwater Rd, no one to hospital)

 

 

LAWYER MICHAEL DOYLE TO RETIRE FRIDAY

 

AYLMER – Aylmer lawyer Michael Doyle will hang up his shingle this Friday after nearly 45 years of practicing law in town. He was raised in Chatham and his family moved to Aylmer in 1963 when his father was transferred here with the Royal Bank. Even though he was attending UWO at the time and his family only lived here for three years, Michael had an interest in the town when he graduated from UWO Law school and accepted an offer to join Bruce Johnston and Ollie Mandryk in their practice in 1970. It was at the same location at the corner of John St. and Sydenham St. he is in today. Other lawyers here at the time included Bruce Graham, Alex Tisdale and the soon to be retired Wilfred Haines.

 

He says most of his practice – about sixty per cent – has been with real estate. After Johnson and Mandryk moved on, he took on Don Prendergast as a partner in 1978. He believes Don plans to stay on and add another partner within the year. One longtime employee who was in the office even before he began was secretary Jean Matheson who stayed with the law firm until she was 88 years old. Mike said the legal profession has changed considerably since he began especially with computerized registrations. He indicated he has few retirement plans although jogging has been a passion. He says he would restart in Aylmer if he had to do it again as the people he has met here have made his choice very worthwhile.

 

 

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FRIDAY, April 24/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Sex-Ed Curriculum Protest; Luton Hall; 6pm (See last Thu. story)

-Aylmer Comm. Choir, Band Disney Concert; OTH Theatre; 7pm; $10

-Fri-Sun  -Aylmer Home and Garden Show (see ad)

 

-Sat -Springfield Roast Beef Supper; Malahide Place; 5-7 pm; $18; 765-4021 

-Sat -Straffordville E-Cycle Depot; Comm. Centre Parking Lot; 9am- 1pm

 

-Next week: Aylmer Yard Waste pickup (Paper Bags, Day Before Garbage Day)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Hall, Dorothy Helen passed away Wednesday in her 95th year. Predeceased by husband, Norman ( 2012) whom she had lived with in Aylmer for 65 years. Survivors: daughter Cheryl Hill (Tom) of Aylmer etc.. A family memorial service will occur at a later date. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Brooks, Mary Gay (Pettibone) of Nanaimo, BC passed away last Friday aged 72. She was a graduate of EESS. She taught and was a Visual Arts Consultant for 32 years with the Toronto District School Board. A private cremation was arranged.

 

 

MAYOR COMMENTS ON AYLMER BUDGET:

 

Aylmer Mayor Greg Currie comments on the 2015 town budget which was passed by Council Monday) – “I am very proud of the council and how it worked together. We worked hard to consider both the cost to the taxpayers and the need to keep town assets up to date. We are committed to addressing the Public Works Building as it is long overdue. I thank Councillor Laur for her diligence in Chairing the Budget Committee this year. I am also happy that the Police Service budget did not increase and actually decreased by 0.01%. We still have much work to do but I think this budget is a terrific start.”

 

 

AYLMER FIRE DEPT. REPORT:

 

-Wednesday April 22 – Assumption School called about gas odour @ 12:21 Gas odour was caused by a natural gas line breach by the water main construction contractor on John St. S.(by Harvey St.). NRG responded and repaired the gas line.

 

-Thursday April 23 – Call to shed fire ( attached to the house) on Elk St. @ 14:11. A fire in the rear of the home was noticed by a motorist, who stopped and notified the occupants and attempted to extinguish the fire until the fire department arrived. Cause is believed to be electrical.

 

 

HOME ALONE COURSE IN AYLMER

 

(Information on the Home Alone course is from Tarin Fotin, School Age Childcare Cordinator, St. Thomas YWCA) – “Our home alone program is a 5 week program where children aged 9-12 gain the basic skills to be safe while home alone. The program includes demonstrations, interactive activities and discussions. It is designed to help children and parents make the transition from supervised after-school care to safe self-care. Topics covered include: key safety, kitchen safety, the importance of house rules, how to handle emergencies, what to do if a stranger calls or comes to the door, how to leave for school on time, basic first aid etc..

 

We run the program during our Spring (April-June), Fall (September-November) and Winter (January-March) Sessions. Dates and locations for all of our Children’s Programming can be found on our website. The cost is $35. Presently it runs at the Aylmer library (led by Nancy Campbell)  on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm, it began April 13th. There is also a program at the Belmont Library (led by Kim Bandeen) – Thursdays 5:30 to 7 pm which began April 16th.

 

 

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THURSDAY, April 23/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish today.

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*New Exhibit this week: WWI-1915; Elgin Military Museum; Tues-Fri 1-5 pm/Sat.

-Malahide Council, 7pm

 

-Fri -Sex Ed Curriculum Protest, 6 pm, Luton Hall (see Thu. report)

-Fri -Aylmer Comm. Choir, Band Disney Concert; OTH Theatre; 7pm; $10

-Fri-Sun  -Aylmer Home and Garden Show (see ad)

-Sat -Springfield Roast Beef Supper; Malahide Place; 5-7 pm; $18; 765-4021 

-Sat -Straffordville E-Cycle Depot; Comm. Centre Parking Lot; 9am- 1pm

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, April 22/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Earth Day (no Aylmer events)

 

*New Exhibit this week: WWI-1915; Elgin Military Museum; Tues-Fri 1-5 pm/Sat.

-Thu -Malahide Council, 7pm

-Fri -Aylmer Comm. Choir, Band Disney Concert; OTH Theatre; 7pm; $10

-Fri-Sun  -Aylmer Home and Garden Show (see ad)

-Sat -Springfield Roast Beef Supper; Malahide Place; 5-7 pm; $18; 765-4021 

-Sat -Straffordville E-Cycle Depot; Comm. Centre Parking Lot; 9am- 1pm

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-MacDonald, Elaine Mary formerly of Vienna passed away Friday aged 98 years. Survivors: aunt of Pat Cole (Wayne) and John MacDonald (Maria) both of Vienna etc… The Funeral Service was held at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg yesterday.

 

-Jackson, Sandra Dove of Tillsonburg passed away Saturday. Survivors: two children including Laura Dove (James Fraser) of Springfield etc.. There is no prior visitation. The service will be held Saturday at 11 am at First Baptist Church, Tillsonburg. Arrangements through Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

-Goovaerts, Maria Martha formerly of Straffordville passed away Monday aged 100. Predeceased by husband Marcel Schroyens (1970).  Survivors: two children including Frank ( Monique) Schroyens of Straffordville etc.. She was born in Belgium. Visitation on Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg. The service will be held there Thursday at 10 am.

 

 

PT. BURWELL AUTHOR NOMINATED AGAIN

 

(Contributed) – The fourth annual Bloody Words ‘Light Mystery’ Award will be presented on May 29. The Canadian Bony Blithe award “celebrates traditional feel good mysteries.” Finalists include Pt. Burwell area author Janet Bolin for ‘Night of the Living Thread’. It is her fourth consecutive nomination for this honour although she has never won. The winner will receive a cheque for $1,000.

 

 

BAYHAM BREAK AND ENTER

 

STRAFFORDVILLE – The Elgin OPP is investigating an early morning break and enter today at a residence near Arthur Street here. Police received a report around 5 am from a homeowner that someone had entered their residence. Prior to police arrival the suspect fled. As a result of the investigation however police arrested one male suspect without incident shortly before 10 am.

 

 

SENIORS DAY OUT AT EEC COMPLEX

 

The monthly Seniors Day Out program at the EEC Complex will be held next Tuesday  from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The program includes: recreational activities (choice of adult skate, shuffleboard, or a fitness class), guest speaker Shelly McCallum of Aylmer Healing Waters on ‘holistic health’ and lunch. Cost is $10 and registration in advance is required.

 

 

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TUESDAY, April 21/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Wed -Earth Day (no Aylmer events)

-Thu -Malahide Council, 7pm

-Fri -Aylmer Comm. Choir, Band Disney Concert; OTH Theatre; 7pm; $10

-Fri-Sun  -Aylmer Home and Garden Show (see ad)

 

 

ONLY ONE SPEAKER AT BUDGET MEETING

 

Only one resident – former Mayor Jack Couckuyt – spoke and only three citizens were in attendance at the public budget meeting of Aylmer Council last night. Last year the meeting was held at the EEC Complex with 60 persons in attendance and 15 speakers. Mr. Couckuyt commented that he thought it was a very good budget and praised council for not using reserves to cut taxes. Council then approved this year’s budget which calls for a .52% levy increase. Last year’s levy increase was .64%; the previous year’s increase was .68%.

 

 

EESS SOCCER MONDAY:

 

-GIRLS – EESS 4 Glencoe 0; CECI 2 EESS 0

-BOYS – EESS 4 Glencoe 0; EESS 3 CECI 1

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT UPDATE:

 

-April 18 – Station 4, Station 3 – Grass Fire, Wilson Line – About 7:30 pm – vehicle in field, fire extremely hard to access. had to drag hose a long way into field to extinguish.

 

-April 19, Station 2, Station 1 – MVC – Springfield Road and #3 Highway-  2 vehicle MVC – about 8:30 pm (Information from Chief Brent Smith)

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

SURVEY- OTHER USES OF COMPLEX FACILITIES NEARBY

 

A survey of non-arena uses of inside recreational facilities in nearby towns reveals the following: the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Centre has a Fitness Centre and a Banquet Room; the Strathoy Gemini Sportsplex has a Banquet Hall; the Tillsonburg Complex has a Banquet Hall and a Health Club; the Victoria Park Community Centre at Ingersoll has a Fitness Room; the St. Marys Community Centre has an Older Adult Centre; and the Thames Centre Recreational Centre at Dorchester has a Seniors Center.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Pearce, Norman Francis of Aylmer passed away Monday in his 79th year. Survivors: wife Elizabeth “Liz” (Crookes) Pearce; three children including John Pearce (Tina) Pearce of Orwell etc.. Norm lived in Jaffa most of his life and was a retired tobacco and fruit farmer and was a member of Aylmer Ducks Unlimited. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 pm.

 

-Ferris, Allen Paul of Aylmer passed away Monday in his 41st year. Survivors: companion Susan Wall; mother Debbie (Robinson) Ferris of Lyons etc.. Allan was a DJ and he worked as a Security Guard at the Ontario Police College. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am.

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MONDAY, April 20/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council Public Budget Meeting, 6:30 pm

 

-Wed -Earth Day

-Thu -Malahide Council, 7pm

-Fri -Aylmer Comm. Choir, Band Disney Concert; OTH Theatre; 7pm; $10

-Fri-Sun  -Aylmer Home and Garden Show (see ad)

 

 

A.C.T. PLAY – GREAT KOOSHOG LAKE DERBY

 

(Synopsis contributed) – “For the  last 22 years the folks living in Kooshog Lake have sponsored a fishing derby, The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby. This year an accidental tourist joins the fun. James Bell, a financial advisor from the big city, gets “stuck” in Kooshog Lake for the weekend. The locals, Sienna Gray of Sienna’s Grocery, entrepreneur Rhonda Borkowski, antique store owner Melanie Morningside,  and bait store owner Kirk Douglas (that’s his real name), welcome James and over the course of the weekend all learn some life lessons. Featuring new comer Yvonne Taylor as Sienna, this play sees the return of several ACT thespians:  Mark Smith as James; Rob Faust as Kirk Douglas; Judy Cormier as Rhonda; and Judy Jacoletti as Melanie. Mary Morin is stage manager, Barbara Warnock is director. The Derby hits the boards with a preview on Thursday, April 30 and runs until Saturday, May 9 (see ad).

 

Sienna

Yvonne Taylor as Sienna and Judy Cormier as Rhonda rehearse for the upcoming A.C.T. play – the Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby. (Contributed)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Brunton, Thomas Alexander of Aylmer passed away Friday in his 74th year. Survivors: wife Sandra (Ingram) Brunton; two children etc.. He was born in Scotland and had been a member of Aylmer Lodge # 94 I.O.O.F and the Aylmer Masonic Lodge. Arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home. A family service will be held at a later date.

 

 

EESS ENVIRO CLASS WINS AWARD

 

(Contributed) – “The Environmental Leadership Program at EESS was presented with a 2015 National Recreational Fisheries Award Thursday. Under the direction of teacher Duncan Sinclair, Jr., the Program takes in more than 20 students per year to work on improving habitat in the Catfish Creek watershed. For more than 12 years, numerous students have taken a hands-on approach, outside of school hours, to enhance their region’s forests and fisheries, curb erosion, build stream banks and educate other students from local schools.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– April 13, 2015, Station #1,  Vienna Line, Medical Assist 

– April 14, 2015, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– April 14, 2015, Station #2, Springfield Road, Medical Assist 

– April 15, 2015, Station #4,  Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– April 16, 2015, Station #4, 50658 Yorke Line, Grass Fire

– April 17, 2015, Station #3, Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– April 18, 2015, Station #4 , #3, 50405 Wilson Line, Grass Fire 

– April 19, 2015, Station #2 , Station #1, Springfield Road, MVC

– April 20, 2015, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

 

 

PAUSE TO PLAY AT SCHOOLS NEXT WEEK

 

(Pause to Play Week is returning next week for local school children. Davenport, Immanuel Christian, Assumption,  McGregor and Mt. Salem schools are participating. Aylmer Co-Ordinator Penny Hilliker, a McGregor Public School teacher, provides the following events information:)

 

Sunday – Public Skating, Free admission with ticket from 1– 2:30 pm at the EEC Complex;  Monday – Zumba Fitness 6- 7 pm at Davenport School and Ball Hockey at Assumption school from 6-8 pm; Tuesday – Dodgeball Mania for Gr. 1-3 from 6-7 pm and Gr 4-8 from 7-8 pm at Immanuel Christian School; Wednesday – Guest Readers and Scavenger Hunt at the Aylmer Library from 6-8 pm (pizza and drinks after) and Bowling at Cy’s – 2 free games & shoes – from 5 – 8 pm; Thursday -Pan Am/Para Pan Games activities from  6 – 7 pm at McGregor School and Horseshoes 6 pm to dusk at rear of EEC Complex (Students under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult).

 

 

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