Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


TUESDAY, March 3/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Passport Clinic, 4-7 pm, EEC Complex; hosted by MP Joe Preston

 

-Thu -Bayham, Malahide Councils, 7pm

 

 

1-BUSES CANCELLED 

 

The TVDSB and the LDCSB have announced that Elgin school buses are cancelled due to weather conditions.  Schools closed include: South Dorchester and Summers Corners.

 

 

2-EAST ELGIN: FREEZING RAIN

 

(From Environment Canada; for East Elgin; at 5 am) – A low pressure system developing over the American Plains will track towards southern Ontario today bringing a wintery mix of precipitation. Snow accompanied by some ice pellets is expected to develop early this morning over extreme Southwestern Ontario. It is forecast to transition to freezing rain near midday in the southwest. The freezing rain will persist for a few hours before tapering to some light rain or drizzle as temperatures nudge above the freezing mark early this evening.

 

 

EESS AT WOSSAA ON WEEKEND:

 

SR BOYS BBALL – SR – Lost to Beal 71-43; lost to John Paul II 59-49

JR BOYS BBALL – NR

BOYS HOCKEY – Lost to Medway 5-2 in final (goals: Darcy Kirk, Zach Robertson), def. #1 seed Lucas (OT) in semi (goals: Kirk, Gage Zehr)

GIRLS HOCKEY – Medway 7 EESS 2; London Lucas 7 EESS 0

SR GIRLS VBALL – lost to Saunders, lost to Mother Teresa

JR GIRLS VBALL – lost to Mother Teresa, lost to Lucas

 

 

OV NATURALISTS MONDAY

 

The monthly meeting of the Otter Valley Naturalists will be held Monday at 7 pm at the Vienna Community Centre”. The topic is “Lichens” with lichenologist Troy McMullin from the University of Guelph.

 

 

AYLMER IN OMHA

 

Aylmer has just one team left in OMHA playoffs. The Novices are down 2-0 in games to Delhi in their six point semifinal series. Aylmer lost 11-1 in Delhi and 6-5 at home last week. CANCELLED = Game three is tonight in Delhi.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

AYLMER INTERCLUB MEETING 

(Information from Aylmer Kinsmen President Andy Beck:) – “The Aylmer Kinsmen hosted an Aylmer Inter-Service Club meeting at the Columbus Hall recently. There were 49 persons present from Kinsmen, Knights of Columbus, Optimists, Shriners and Masons, Rotary, Lioness, Aylmer Community foundation, and the Legion. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss current and future events being held by each club, what we can do as a group to stop the declining membership of clubs, and issues on getting licensing for events and projects. My main objective for the meeting was to get to know the other clubs and their members and set up a communication base between clubs so that if for any reason a club needs help during an event other club members would be there for them. I want the clubs to work together and support each other. The Kinsmen Club currently has 15 members, about the same as five years ago.”

 

 

CATFISH CCA GETS FEDERAL TRAIL MONIES

 

(Information from MP Joe Preston website) – The Catfish Creek Conservation Authority Rehabilitation and Promotion Project, which aims to improve snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, off-road motorcycle and non-motorized recreational trails, will be receiving a $14,000 grant through the federal National Trails Program it was announced by MP Joe Preston yesterday.

 

 

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MONDAY, March 2/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

-Tue -Passport Clinic, 4-7 pm, EEC Complex; hosted by MP Joe Preston

-Thu -Bayham, Malahide Councils, 7pm

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Haldenby, L. Roy of Aylmer passed away on Sunday in his 72nd year. Survivors: children Jeffery (Ruth), Gary (Allison), Lisa (Jason), all of Aylmer, Roy (fianceé Kathleen) of London etc.. Roy joined the Bank of Montreal in 1962 and served for 45 years at several branches throughout Ontario. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church on Wednesday at 1 pm.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– February 18, 2015, Station #1, 52100 Vienna Line, Medical Assist

– February 18, 2015, Station #4 assisted by Station #2, Imperial Road, MVC

– February 18, 2015, Station #2, 9534 Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– February 18, 2015, Station #1, 6611 Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– February 18, 2015, Station #2 assisted by Station #3, Hacienda Road, MVC

– February 19, 2015, Station #4, Avon Drive, MVC

– February 20, 2015, Station #3 , #2, 10716 Hacienda Road, Alarm Malfunction

– February 22, 2015, Station #2, assisted by Station #1, Hacienda Road, MVC

 

 

BELMONT IN OMHA SEMIFINALS

 

Two Belmont teams are left in OMHA playoffs. Belmont Atoms won the first two games of their semifinals against Burford on the weekend. Saturday in Belmont they earned a 1-0 shutout and yesterday in Burford they managed a 3-1 victory. The Atoms have won 11 of 12 OMHA playoff matches to date. Next game in the six point series is Wednesday at 7 pm in Belmont. The Belmont PeeWees meanwhile lost both their opening semi final games to Six Nations on the weekend – 4-2 in Belmont Saturday and 4-3 yesterday in Oshweken. Third match in the six point series is Wednesday in Belmont at 8:15 pm.

 

 

FREEZING RAIN FOR EAST ELGIN TUE.?

 

(From Environment Canada, For East Elgin, 10:30 am today) – “A system is bringing snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and rain to Southern Ontario Tuesday. A low pressure system developing over the American plains will be tracking towards Southern Ontario, bringing a wintery mix of precipitation. For Southwestern Ontario east towards the Niagara Peninsula: precipitation is forecast to begin as snow or ice pellets then transition through a period of freezing rain before temperatures rise above zero and a change to rain occurs. The freezing rain could persist for a few hours.

 

 

SKATE EVENT AT EEC COMPLEX

 

(Contributed) – The EEC Complex is again – for the ninth time –  host venue for 10th Annual Skate Canada Western Ontario High School Skating Invitational Competition beginning Wednesday. 233 students from 43 high schools will compete in Freeskate, Dance and Interpretive events. The competition runs from 8 am. to 8:30 pm. The Western Ontario Section encompasses the area of Windsor, Ft. Erie, Burlington, Stratford, Lucknow, Sarnia and every community within. See: http://www.skating-wos.on.ca/about/womap.pdf

 

 

ELGIN’S SANDI BURGESS NEW OPLA PRES.

 

(Sandi Burgess, Elgin County Library CoOrdinator, was recently elected President of the Ontario Provincial Library Association. She provides some information on her background and her new position:) – “I was appointed to OPLA Council as a councilor in 2009.  In 2013, I ran in an election for the position of Vice President/President Elect. The Ontario Provincial Library Association’s primary focus is to provide professional development opportunities for library workers to help them keep up with the changing nature of libraries.

I have been with Elgin County for 6 years.  We had a family farm on Sparta Line (Central Elgin). As Library Coordinator, I am responsible for the functions that support front line services.  My staff order all the materials for the library system, prepare them for circulation, find supplementary materials from other library systems, and transport materials around the County.  I also maintain the library database that holds our patron and resource information.

The term as President is a one-year term. We deal with matters of provincial importance to libraries. Some common concerns for rural libraries include the need for better bandwidth. Many Elgin residents rely on the library for the fastest Internet in the area. Greater bandwidth and Internet speeds would enable libraries to help more people accomplish online tasks quickly and would allow us to introduce more web based services such as online education courses on just about any topic.

Space is another major issue, especially in rural libraries. With accessibility legislation, there is a need to add more space between rows of shelves and lower the height of shelves.  This means you either have to find new spaces to store materials, or remove them from the collection. In Elgin County, we have pared down the collection as much as we can. With recent renovations in our system, we have already had to remove items from our collection that had been used within the last year or two. Also, many libraries in the province have been creating large spaces for programming (such as lectures, clubs, or group meetings), and to accommodate new ways to learn. In Aylmer, for example, we are excited to have received Palmer grant money to launch a makerspace to introduce the community to 3D printing, software for graphic design, web design and audio/video production, and film-to-digital conversion tools.  printing and cutting-edge creative software, technologies that are increasing in prominence in our economic future.”

 

 

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FRIDAY, Feb. 27/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri -Ayl-Mal. Museum Heritage Stew, Anglican Church, 11:30 – 1 pm; $10

 

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

EAST ELGIN COLD ALERT CON’T.

 

(Contributed Monday) – The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has continued to extend its fifth COLD WEATHER ALERT for 2015 in Elgin County until Saturday. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning today that will likely continue for the next few days.

 

 

EASTLINK COMMENTS ON S.W.I.F.T.

 

SWIFT (South West Iinegrated Fibre Technology) is a project supported by some 16 Ontario county wardens/councils to build an ultra high-speed fibre optic regional broadband network for residents, businesses, institutions etc. in Western Ontario. They are currently seeking federal funding to seed construction of this endeavour. Commented Ron Mervis of Aylmer, Eastlink Regional Manager: “Eastlink appreciates that advanced internet is important to people in Southern Ontario. We proudly serve more than 50 communities in the region through an investment of over $100 million, which has enabled us to offer superior communications and entertainment services via our extensive fibre network. In fact, we offer high speed internet service up to 200 Mbps download speeds to the vast majority of the communities we serve including right here in Aylmer as well as other Southern Ontario communities like Simcoe and Glencoe, which rivals the best service available in the country’s major cities.”

 

 

AYLMER CHOIR AT ROTARY FEST

 

(Contributed) – The Aylmer Area Community Choir received a mark of 92 as the only choir in their category at the recent St.Thomas Rotary Music Festival. The choir sang ‘Be our Guest” from the movie Beauty and the Beast. This year’s director is Sarah Twinem.

 

 

AYLMER FIRE DEPT. 2014 REPORT

 

According to their 2014 Report, to be presented at Aylmer Council Monday, the Aylmer Fire Department responded to fires that amounted to a $378,150 loss in damages this past year – down from $477,750 in damages inflicted in 2013. The department responded to 107 calls in 2014, compared to 108 calls in 2013. Of this total, 25 were false fire alarms, 18 were medical calls, 13 were actual structure fires and 12 were rescue (mvc, elevators etc.). The overall average number of firefighters responding to an incident in 2014 was 12.

 

 

LAKELAND FINISHES FIRST IN DIVISION

 

Lakeland College finished first last weekend in their division in the Alberta Colleges Womens’ Basketball Association. Aylmer’s Amber Irvine of Lakeland ranks third in league scoring heading into the final weekend. Lakeland is ranked sixth among Canadian College teams.

 

 

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LATE THURS.

 

AYLMER FIRE, 50 YR AGO TODAY: DR. DON WRIGHT YOUTUBE VIDEO

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LATE THURS.

 

EESS (white) v. Tillsonburg, Sr Boys BBall Final, Tues. at EESS (see Wed. report)

 

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THURSDAY, Feb. 26/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Ayl-Mal. Museum: Aylmer Fire 1965 Display Preview; 4-8 pm

-United Way Touchdown Event; Cys Bowling; 5pm (see ad)

 

-Fri -Ayl-Mal. Museum Heritage Stew, Anglican Church, 11:30 – 1 pm; $10

 

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

BROCK LOSES IN PLAYOFFS

 

The University of Brock women’s basketball team was eliminated in the quarter round of OUA playoffs last night as they lost 77-61 to the University of Toronto. Aylmer’s Kira Cornelissen hooped 10 pt., second on the team, for Brock. Brock had also lost their last two league games. Last Wednesday they were beaten 70-55 by McMaster – Cornelissen started and led Brock in scoring with 19 pt. and in rebounds with 7. The previous Saturday they were edged by U of T  79-73 as again Cornelissen started and led the team with 18 pt.. Brock had finished the season with an 8-11 record.

 

 

EAST ELGIN COLD ALERT CON’T.

 

(Contributed Monday) – The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has continued to extend its fifth COLD WEATHER ALERT for 2015 in Elgin County until Saturday. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning today that will likely continue for the next few days.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Creasor, Bernice passed away at Terrace Lodge Aylmer on Wednesday in her 86th year. Wife of the late George Creasor(2001). Survivors: four children including Pat Markle (Linda) of Aylmer, Bob Creasor (Christine) of Richmond etc.. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home will be on Friday 7-9 p.m. with the funeral service Saturday at 1 p.m.

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Andre Reymer) – A 47 year old Aylmer man was charged with careless driving after his pickup truck, travelling west on Talbot St. west, ran into the back end of another pickup truck that also going west and was stopped and waiting to turn left onto Caverly Road, on February 17 at 9 am – there was considerable damage to the striking vehicle.

 

-A 34 year Aylmer woman was charged with following too closely after her van, going east on Talbot at the main intersection, ran into the back of a car which then hit the back of another car as both eastbound cars were waiting for another vehicle to turn north onto John St., last Thursday around 10:30 am – there was minor damage to all vehicles.

 

 

EASTLINK LAUNCHES NEW TV SERVICE

 

(Information from Ron Mervis of Aylmer, Eastlink Regional Manager)  – Eastlink has launched the Eastlink Maestro Streamer which allows customers to stream live TV and DVR recordings to their tablets and smart phones. Viewers can watch the same content on their tablet or smart phone that they watch on their TV by leveraging their in-home WiFi network. Using the guide on their tablet or smart phone, viewers can search, select, watch (including pause and rewind) live TV content, access and manage DVR recordings, and program single or full series recordings. Cost of the service is $5.95 monthly.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY:

 

Aylmer Council at their February 17 meeting passed the following motions:

-approves extending the renting of the Imperial Hall, Kitchen and NRG Meeting Room as well as programs (at the EEC Complex) unless otherwise directed

-approves that the summer ice at the East Elgin Community Complex be continued for 2015, as has been done in the past

 

Among items on the agenda for this Monday’s Council are the following:

-A public meeting to discuss changing the number of Regular Council meetings to holding three meetings per month (first, second and third Monday of month) plus one if deemed necessary (fourth Monday of month) and to change the time of Regular Council meetings to 6:30 p.m.

-A discussion on a request that the Aylmer Town Council meet in joint session with the Malahide Township Council to discuss East Elgin Community Complex operations in 2015.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu -Ayl-Mal. Museum: Aylmer Fire 1965 Display Preview ; 4-8 pm

-Thu -United Way Touchdown Event; Cys Bowling; 5pm (see ad)

-Fri -Ayl-Mal. Museum Heritage Stew, Anglican Church, 11:30 – 1 pm; $10

 

 

EAST ELGIN COLD ALERT 

 

(Contributed Monday) – The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has continued to extend its fifth COLD WEATHER ALERT for 2015 in Elgin County until Saturday. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning today that will likely continue for the next few days.

 

 

EESS LOSES ALL FOUR FINALS

 

AYLMER – EESS qualified for four conference championship games yesterday but came away without any pennants. Fortunately all teams will continue on to WOSSA playdowns in the next week.

In the boys hockey final at Tillsonburg, the host team scored in overtime for a 2-1 victory. At Dorchester in the girls hockey final, the Eagles were defeated 10-3.

In junior boys basketball here, Parkside downed East Elgin 44-39. PCI held a 27-24 edge at halftime. Leading scorers for EESS were Quinn Donelan with 10, Brady Rysdale with 9 and Brent Quiring with 6 pt.

In the senior final here, EESS could not keep pace with a speedy Tillsonburg team and were downed 47-38. The teams were tied after the first quarter and there was only a one point margin at halftime but Tillsonburg jumped into a 28-17 cushion after the third quarter and sustained the lead throughout the last frame. The Eagles were led by Kyle Bennett with 13 pt. with Tim Nanephosy and Cooper VanVlaanderen netting 8 pt. each.

 

 

WATER LEAK AT LIBRARY

 

(The Aylmer Library experienced a water leak on Family Day. Dan Dale, Director of Planning and Municipal Services for Aylmer, provides this update:) – “We had a water pipe freeze and split causing some flooding in the Library. Some ceiling tiles were damaged as were some books, the full extent has not yet been determined but we continue to work with our insurer adjusters and Belfor Restoration to put things back to rights. The library was closed on Tuesday but was able to reopen on Wednesday for some limited services. We are likely looking at the latter part of March before everything is back to normal.”

 

Added Brian Masschaele, Elgin Director of Community, Cultural Resources:  “I can tell you that we had about 2000 books damaged and we are currently working with our insurance company to make a claim for our losses.  Some of the books may be salvageable but that decision is in the hands of our insurance company. We were closed on Tuesday but were able to re-open for regular hours on Thursday. We are thankful to the town for providing us with use of the theatre for programming purposes for the next few days while the carpet is being dried. A section of the library remains inaccessible but otherwise, we are open for business.”

 

 

MUSEUM 1965 FIRE EXHIBIT TOMORROW

 

(Information from Amanda VandenWyngaert, Aylmer-Malahide Museum curator) – “A new exhibit  “The Holocaust on Main Street” begins tomorrow at the museum. It is an exhibit that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1965 fire on Aylmer’s main street (February 26). It features artifacts, photographs, footage, and memories of the fire as well as information on other fires that shaped the history of Aylmer. There will be an exhibit preview on Thursday from 4-8 pm and the exhibit officially opens March 2nd and will run until May 22nd. Our hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, and Friday from 9am-1pm.”

 

 

FREEZE HITS LOCAL PEACH CROP

 

(Information from Dick Saarloos of Berryhill Farms north of Aylmer) – “The peach crop in this area will be lost again for a second year. Plums will not fare any better since temperatures this year were about 5 degrees celcius lower than last year. Apples might sustain some damage but we will have to wait till spring to verify. Raspberries will probably be affected as well but spring will show the extent. Strawberries I’m hoping will fare better since there was good snow cover when the real cold temps started.”

 

 

A.C.T. PLAY TO DRAMA FESTIVAL

 

(Contributed) – “Aylmer Community Theatre has been chosen to participate in the Western Ontario Drama League Festival in Owen Sound. ‘Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out’ will be performed on Monday, March 16 at the Roxy Theatre – it is one of five shows at the Festival. Virginia Reh, the pre-Festival adjudicator, also gave nominations to ACT for three awards: Sound Design, Best Production of a Canadian Play, and Best Cameo Role to Evan Thompson for his multiple roles as Julian/Eduardo/Bruno/Winston. As well, our next show, The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, will be at the Old Town Hall Theatre from April 30 – May 9.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, Feb. 24/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

–EESS hosts BOYS BBALL FINALS: JR -v PCI, 6pm; SR -v Tillsonburg 7:45

(BOYS HOCK. FINAL -EESS at Till. 12; GIRLS HOCK. FINAL -EESS at Dorch. 1:30)

-EEC Complex Sr Day Out: 9:30 am-12:30 (see story today)

 

-Thu -Ayl-Mal. Museum: Aylmer Fire 1965 Display Preview ; 4-8 pm

-Thu -United Way Touchdown Event; Cys Bowling; 5pm (see ad)

-Fri -Ayl-Mal. Museum Heritage Stew, Anglican Church, 11:30 – 1 pm; $10

 

 

EAST ELGIN COLD ALERT 

 

(Contributed Monday) – The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has continued to extend its fifth COLD WEATHER ALERT for 2015 in Elgin County until Saturday. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning today that will likely continue for the next few days. Day time temperatures today are expected to be around -16 degrees C and then rise to single digits tomorrow. Overnight temperatures for the next two nights expected to be very low, with wind chills lingering around -30 degrees C. For the rest of the week, day time temperatures are expected to be above -15 degrees C, the criteria for issuing a Cold Weather Alert, while evening temperatures will continue to remain very cold.

 

 

EEC COMPLEX SR. DAY OUT TODAY

 

(Contributed) – “Join us for Senior’s Day Out today from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Participants will get to participate in a recreational activity (their choice of adult skate, shuffleboard, or a fitness class led by Fitness to the Max instructor Stefanie Thompson), a coffee break, a guest speaker, and then lunch for only $10. The guest speaker is Jeff Yurek, MPP Elgin-Middlesex-London.”

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO LAST WEEK:

 

Feb 18 -ELGIN BUSES CANCELLED

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

Feb 21 -ELGIN BUSES CANCELLED

Buses for Elgin schools are cancelled for the second time this week due to the weather conditions today. Summers Corners and South Dorchester schools are closed. Said Dave Cryderman, dispatcher with Aylmer’s Bader BusLines: “The gravel roads were very icy this morning.”

 

 

AYLMER FIRE

 

(Information from Fire Chief Sam Taylor) Aylmer firefighters responded to a house fire on John St. south near Clarence St. around 1 am on Tuesday February 17 . Firefighters were on-scene for almost seven hours. The possible cause is believed to be electrical in nature, not the wood burning appliance as we initially considered. We had assistance from Malahide Fire Department. No one was home at the time of the fire.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Vandendriessche George Joseph Remie of Simcoe passed away February 17th in his 87th year. Survivors: sister Mary Lou Van Bruwaene of Aylmer etc.. The funeral was Saturday; arrangements with the Smith Funeral Home, Simcoe.

 

-Paddon Wayne of St.Thomas passed away on February 14. He was a former Principal at EESS. The funeral was held Saturday; arrangements with Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas.

 

-Halper Rozalia of Terrace Lodge Aylmer passed away today in her 94th year. Wife of the late Frank Halper(2005). Survivors: daughter Edie Vindasius of Aylmer etc.. She was born in Hungary, came to Canada in 1956 and later worked at McConnell Nursery for 27 years. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Friday  at 11 am.

 

 

NEW MALAHIDE FIRE CHIEF

 

At Thursday’s meeting, Malahide Council passed the following motion: “that Municipal Staff be directed to prepare the necessary by-law, for consideration at the next regular Council Meeting, to appoint Brent Smith as the Director of Fire & Emergency Services for the Township of Malahide effective March 16.” (The previous chief Paul Groeneveld resigned effective February 15). (There were 21 applications and 4 persons interviewed for the position.)

 

(Mr. Smith provided the following background) – “I was born and raised in St Thomas. My grandfather was born in Lyons. I have two adult children, a daughter Emily who is a paramedic in Ann Arbour Michigan and my son Jeff is an apprentice heavy equipment mechanic for Penske Trucks in Calgary. I am a graduate of Fanshawe College in Public Administration, Georgian College and The Ontario Fire College. I am a retired Captain in the Canadian Forces Reserve and I served in The Elgin Regiment and #7 Army Cadet Corps. I have recently been a Captain with Central Elgin Fire Rescue in Port Stanley and was a past District Deputy Chief of that station. I currently reside in Port Stanley with my partner Brenda. I have been an Inspector/Investigator with the London Fire Department for the past 6 years. My brother Allan Smith was a previous Chief in Malahide until his death in a car accident in 2004.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS

 

– February 11, 2015, Station #2, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– February 11, 2015, Station #4 , Station #3, Imperial Road, MVC

– February 12, 2015, Station #3,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– February 12, 2015, Station #2 , Station #3, Hacienda Road, MVC

– February 15, 2015, Station #2 , #1 and #3, 47340 Talbot Line, Fire

– February 17, 2015, Station #1, 248 John Street South, Mutual Aid

– February 17, 2015, Station #3, Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

– February 18, 2015, Station #1,  Vienna Line, Medical Assist

– February 18, 2015, Station #4 ,Station #2, Imperial Road, MVC

– February 18, 2015, Station #2,  Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– February 18, 2015, Station #1, Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– February 18, 2015, Station #2 , Station #3, Hacienda Road, MVC

– February 19, 2015, Station #4, Avon Drive, MVC

– February 22, 2015, Station #2, Station #1, Hacienda Road, MVC

 

 

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MONDAY, Feb. 23/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tue – EESS hosts BOYS BBALL FINALS: JR -v PCI, 6pm; SR -v Tillsonburg 7:45

(BOYS HOCK. FINAL -EESS at Till. 12; GIRLS HOCK. FINAL -EESS at Dorch. 1:30)

-Tue -EEC Complex Sr Day Out: 9:30 am-12:30 (see story today)

-Thu -United Way Touchdown Event; Cys Bowling; 5pm (see ad)

-Fri -Ayl-Mal. Museum Heritage Stew, Anglican Church, 11:30 – 1 pm; $10

 

 

SNOWMOBILE, VAN COLLIDE NEAR AYLMER

 

AYLMER – (From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP are currently investigating a collision between a snowmobile and minivan which occurred yesterday around 1:30 pm on Hacienda Road just north of Highway #3.

The driver of the snowmobile, a 37 year old Central Elgin man, was airlifted to hospital (the helicopter landed on the road) with serious injuries where he remains in stable condition. He was wearing a helmet. A 62 year old Aylmer man was the lone occupant of the mini van which was going south on Hacienda Road – he was not injured. The driver of the snowmobile was traveling east on a marked snowmobile trail approaching Hacienda road.

Police have determined that the snowmobile driver failed to stop for the snow mobile trail stop sign and drove into the path of the minivan. The snowmobile was struck broadside (t-boned) by the minivan.

 

 

SPITFIRES OUSTED

 

LAMBETH – Aylmer Spitfires had their SOJHL season end a week ago Sunday when they lost 7-1 to Lambeth here in game seven of their opening round playoff series. Last weekend, Aylmer had a 3-2 series lead after winning 4-2 on Friday but lost 3-2 Saturday and then again in the rubber match Sunday.

 

 

EAST ELGIN COLD ALERT 

 

(Contributed) – The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has continued to extend its fifth COLD WEATHER ALERT for 2015 in Elgin County until Saturday. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning today that will likely continue for the next few days. Day time temperatures today are expected to be around -16 degrees C and then rise to single digits tomorrow. Overnight temperatures for the next two nights expected to be very low, with wind chills lingering around -30 degrees C. For the rest of the week, day time temperatures are expected to be above -15 degrees C, the criteria for issuing a Cold Weather Alert, while evening temperatures will continue to remain very cold.

 

 

EESS HOSTS BBALL FINALS TUES.

 

AYLMER – EESS is hosting the Southeast boys basketball championships tomorrow. The East Elgin seniors finished in first place in their division this season and defeated Huron Park 47-35 Thursday in a semifinal so they will play Tillsonburg at 7pm in the final. EESS has won two senior pennants in a row. The junior Eagles also claimed top spot in their division this year and handled Huron Park 52-33 in their semifinal Thursday so they square off with Parkside at 6 pm in the junior title match.

 

EESS is also represented in the boys and girls hockey championships. The boys team finished first in their division and will try to defend last year’s title when they travel to Tillsonburg in a game at noon. Wednesday East Elgin defeated Ingersoll 4-1 in a semifinal. The girls also finished first this season and are playing in Dorchester at 1:30 pm for league honours. The Eagles beat Ingersoll 2-1 Wednesday in their semifinal.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Barons, Kathleen Blair (Baxter) a longtime resident of Aylmer passed away at Chartwell Home, Aylmer on Sunday February 15 in her 87th year. Wife of the late Harley Barons (2014). Survivors: children Kathryn Girard (Denis) of Ottawa, Kirk Barons (Bonnie) of Aylmer, Jean Ross ( John O’Handley) of Grand Bend, Faith Ambridge of  Toronto and Jordie Barons of Aylmer etc..  She was born in Windsor. She was an R.N. She was the first woman elected to Aylmer Council in 1972 and served four terms in total. She was a past recepient of Aylmer’s Citizen of the Year. She was a co-founder of the Christmas Care program and the Corner Cupboard. The funeral was held Thursday; arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

-Shura, Carmen of St. Thomas passed away Tuesday in her 53rd year. The funeral service was held today at the Kebbel Funeral Home.

-Friesen, Anna of Aylmer passed away on February 16 in her 69th year. Wife of the late Peter Friesen(2000). Survivors: four children etc..  She was born in Mexico. The funeral was held Thursday; arrangements with the Kebbel Funeral Home.

-Newell John, of Springfield passed away on February 15th in his 72nd year. Survivors: wife Jan (Miller); ten children; brother Jerry (Joan) Newell of Springfield etc.. There was no public service. Arrangements through the Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Feb. 17/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish this week.

 

OBITUARY:

 

-Barons, Kathleen Blair “nee Baxter” a longtime resident of Aylmer passed away at Chartwell Home, Aylmer on Sunday February 15, 2015 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Harley (2014).  Dear mother of Kathryn Girard (Denis) of Ottawa,  Kirk Barons (Bonnie)  of Aylmer, Jean Ross ( John O’Handley) of Grand Bend, Faith Ambridge of  Toronto and Jordie Barons of Aylmer. Loved by her  grandchildren  Nicole(Kevin), Danielle (Danny), Brooke (Colin), Amy (Brent), Jenn (Lorne), Kristen (Bryan), Andrew (Alissa), Cody, Maggie (Rob), Bronwen and 9 great grandchildren.  Sister of Elizabeth Butler, Susan Pitchford and predeceased by a brother James Baxter. Sister-in-law of Margaret Baxter.  Born in Windsor Ontario on November 15, 1928 daughter of the late Edmond and Jean (Leishman) Baxter. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 170 John St. N., Aylmer  on Thursday February 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

 

 

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