Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin

TUESDAY, June 24/14






-Southwest Soccer: Aylmer FC hosts West Elgin, 7pm, EESS

– St. Thomas Fastball, Springfield hosts Morpeth, 8pm


-Wed. -Ex. Fastball: Springfield hosts Argentina; 7pm (see June 11 story)

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball: Pt Burwell hosts Straffordville, 8 pm

-Fri. -Belmont Splashpad Opening, 2pm, Belmont Kids Park (behind arena)


-Sat. – MCS Auction 9 am; (Breakfast, Run at 7 am); Fairgrounds

-Sun – TriCounty Fastball, Straffordville hosts Harwood, 8 pm






-Reddecopp, Maria of Eden passed away as the result of an automobile accident Saturday in her 55th year. Survivors: husband Henry Reddecopp; six  children; mother Anna (Friesen) Klassen of Menno Lodge Aylmer etc.. She was born in Mexico. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Bradley Street Church of God on Thursday at 1 pm.


-Donkers, John C. of Aylmer passed away on Monday in his 78th year. Survivors: wife Ann (Knox) Donkers and the late Betty (VanDyk) Donkers (1997); five children etc.. He was born in the Netherlands and was a retired tobacco farmer and operated a nursery. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Thursday  at 11 a.m.






(Information on this past weekend’s Aylmer Relay For Life event at EESS is from Chairpersons Andy and Wendy Beck) – “There were 29 teams with 172 participants and 62 survivors. We raised $59,000 so far – there is always a little more after the event. It was a great night. Everyone was in great spirits. Dotsy’s crew was a hit with the slide and face painting. We would like to thank all the participants, sponsors, and volunteers for coming out and thanks to the town and all its divisions for helping and to EESS for its great facility.”






(Contributed) – The 14th Annual Mennonite Community Services’ Charity Auction will be held this Saturday beginning at 9 am at the Aylmer Curling Club. Breakfast will be served from 7 am, with snacks and lunch later (Latin foods, Mennonite dishes and local favourites). A Family Fun Run is back this year starting at 7:15 am. Auction items include a new barbecue, wooden furniture, a pool table, 2 new exterior doors, and 3 handmade Mennonite quilts etc.. The MCS Auction raises around $40,000 every year and 75% stays here for local programming. The committee is still accepting donations of items and is also looking for volunteers to help out at the event. For more information, go to insideelgin.ca/events/mcs-aylmer-charity-auction .





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MONDAY, June 23/14






-Tue. -Southwest Soccer: Aylmer FC hosts West Elgin, 7pm, EESS

-Tue – St. Thomas Fastball, Springfield hosts Morpeth, 8pm


-Wed. -Ex. Fastball: Springfield hosts Argentina; 7pm (see June 11 story)

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball: Pt Burwell hosts Straffordville, 8 pm

-Fri. -Belmont Splashpad Opening, 2pm, Belmont Kids Park (behind arena)


-Sat. – Menn.CS Auction 9 am; (Breakfast, Run at 7 am); Aylmer Fairgrounds

-Sun – TriCounty Fastball, Straffordville hosts Harwood, 8 pm






(From Norfolk OPP) – EDEN – A 26 year old Tillsonburg man was charged with impaired operation of a vehicle causing death after his pickup truck collided with a van near here around 7:30 Saturday night. Both vehicles were travelling on Highway 19 – the van was southbound  and the truck was northbound. The driver of the van, 54 year old Maria Reddecopp of Bayham twp., was pronounced deceased at the scene. An 18 year old female passenger in the van suffered serious non- life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The driver of the pick-up truck received minor injuries.






-Potasse, Diny of Aylmer formerly of Tillsonburg passed away at Chateau Gardens on Saturday in her 82nd year. The funeral service will be held at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Wednesday  at 11:00 am.






A gazebo was installed Friday by the Splashpad in Balmoral Park by Country Gazebos on Carter Road. (photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

A gazebo was installed Friday by the Splashpad in Balmoral Park by Country Gazebos (Carter Road). The building is dedicated to the memory of Audrey Thomson formerly of Aylmer. (photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)






– June 16, 2014, Station #2, 204 John Street, Alarm Malfunction

– June 17, 2014, Station #1,  Vienna Line, Medical Assist

– June 18, 2014, Station #2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– June 18, 2014, Station #1, 51602 Calton Line, Alarm Malfunction

– June 18, 2014, Station #3, 10716 Hacienda Road, Alarm Malfunction

– June 19, 2014, Station #2, 50576 Talbot Line, Alarm Malfunction

– June 20, 2014, Station #1,  Calton Line, Medical Assist

– June 21, 2014, Station #3,  #4, 292289 Culloden Road, Mutual Aid

– June 21, 2014, Station #2, #1, Conservation Line, Medical Assist

– June 21, 2014, Station #4,  Mapleton Line, Medical Assist

– June 22, 2014, Station #3, 51221 Broadway Street, Burn Complaint





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FRIDAY, June 20/14



*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish today



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THURSDAY, June 19/14






-TriCounty Fastball; Straffordville hosts Hickson, 8pm

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils


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

-Fri. -Relay for Life at EESS, 6 pm (see last Thu. story)

-Fri. – EESS exams begin


-Sat. -Aylmer-Mal. Museum: Unearthing Aylmer Exhibit, 12-4 pm (see Tue. story)






-Triebl, Mary of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Jack Triebl (2012). Survivors: three children including Ed Triebl (Christine) and  Ron Triebl (Darlene) of Aylmer; also a sister-in-law Katharina Ziel of Aylmer etc.. She was born in  Romania, came to Canada in 1950 and worked in the dining room at the Ontario Police College. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 am.






-Aylmer FC (4-1-1) 0 Railway City 0






-St.Thomas 4 Springfield (2-4) 3






-A 30 year old Toronto woman was charged with careless driving on June 8 after her car, travelling south on John St , tried to pass but struck another car on its side which was stopped at Forest St. and was about to turn right.


-In Elgin court recently, Brandon Bradt, 22 of Malahide, pleaded guity to a knifepoint robbery of cash at a downtown convenience store on January 27 and was sentenced to eight months in jail and 18 months probation.


The stoplights at Aylmer’s main intersection were shut down this morning for regular maintenance. 








Elgin County’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued the first HEAT ALERT in 2013. It is in effect from June 22 to June 26. This is based on the Environment Canada advisory that is forecasting that temperatures are expected to climb into the low and mid thirties combined with a humidex advisory that is likely to last early into mid week.





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TUESDAY, June 17/14



*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Wednesday





-Southwest Soccer – Aylmer FC hosts Railway City, 7 pm, EESS

-St.Thomas Fastball; Springfield hosts St.Thomas, 8:30


-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball; Straffordville hosts Hickson, 8pm

-Fri. -Relay for Life at EESS, 6 pm (see Thu. story)

-Sat. -Aylmer-Mal. Museum: Unearthing Aylmer Exhibit, 12-4 pm (see Tue. story)






(From Elgin OPP) –

SPRINGFIELD – Two cars collided when a car failed to stop for a stop sign northeast of Springfield Saturday around 3:30 pm at Lyons Line and Putnam Road. A southbound car on Putnam Rd. was struck by car westbound on Lyons Line. The driver of the struck vehicle, a 23 year old London woman, was  airlifted to hospital in serious condition. The driver of the other vehicle, a 29 year old London man, was taken to hospital with minor injuries but was later released. The investigation is continuing.



NORTH HALL – Yesterday at 9:30 am at the corner of Highway #3 and Culloden Road, just west of here,  a truck collided with a car. A GMC Truck southbound on Culloden Rd. stopped  and then proceeded and was struck by a car eastbound on Highway #3. The car then came in contact with a tractor trailer that was stopped on Culloden Road on the south side of the Highway. The driver of the truck – a 21 year old Aylmer man –  was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car – a 76 year old Tillsonburg man – was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the car – a 79 year old Tillsonburg woman – was airlifted to hospital in serious condition. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.






Local municipalities will host an orientation meeting for candidates running in this fall’s election on August 12 from 7 to 9 pm at the Aylmer Old Town Hall Theatre. Candidates must register with their local clerk by August 6. Municipalities participating include Aylmer, Malahide, Bayham and Central Elgin.






-Wall, Ernie of St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away on Monday in his 77th year. Predeceased by his wife Betty (2009). Survivors: partner Maeve Harding; children Larry Wall, Julie Ann Bohm(Steve), Brian Wall(Amanda), Dale Wall(Lynn) and Mickey Wall(Ruth Ann) etc… He was born in Aylmer and worked at Carnation and the Aylmer Dairy. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on  Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, at 11 am.






(From Malahide Chief Paul Groeneveld:) – Members of all four Malahide Fire Departments responded to a fire call Sunday morning around 9:30 on Imperial Road near College Line as a homeowner left food cooking unattended on the stove. There was minor damage.






(Contributed) – The Aylmer and Malahide District Museum, in honour of National Aboriginal Day, is having an exhibit, ‘Unearthing Aylmer’,  this Saturday from noon to 4pm. Deerskin braiding Crafts, refreshments, childrens activities etc.






The Aylmer Splashpad was busy today at noon (kb) (CLICK)

The Aylmer Splashpad was busy today at noon (kb) (CLICK)





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MONDAY, June 16/14





-Aylmer Council, 7pm


-Tue. -Southwest Soccer – Aylmer FC hosts Railway City, 7 pm, EESS

-Tue. -St.Thomas Fastball; Springfield hosts St.Thomas, 8:30

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball; Straffordville hosts Hickson, 8pm

-Fri. -Relay for Life at EESS, 6 pm (see Thu. story)






The NDP, with candidate Kathy Cornish, gained the most in local popular vote – from  22 to 27 percent – in last Thursday’s Ontario election. The winning PCs, with incumbent Jeff Yurek being returned to power, actually slipped from 48 to 46 per cent and the Liberals dropped from 27 to 20 percent from the 2011 election. The Green Party went from two to five percent and the Freedom Party went from one to two percent. Since Elgin-Middlesex-London was created in 1999 the NDP has increased from 8 to nine percent in 2003 to 11 percent in 2007 and to 22 percent in 2011.






(Information from YWCA Pool Supervisor Nancy Campbell:) – The Aylmer pool staff this year consists of: Senior Head Guards Meghan Bebelaar and Sam Smith,  Junior Head Guards James Smith and Meghan Ormerod; Lifeguards/Instructors are Katie Knight, Stevie Blankenship (Head Swim Team Coach), Kenzie Bonnett, Sydney Watson, Ben Johnson, Stephanie Nesbitt, Rebecca Neufeld, Abigail Reid, Cordall Hall; and  Assistant Water Safety Instructors are Ingrid Rycroft, Nick Ormerod, Sabryn Johnson, Erica Zimmer, Teagan Duffett, and Kaitlyn Bawden.


We are going to have 4 free swims sponsored by Tim Hortons and 2 free swims sponsored by Eastlink this summer. The Pool opening is not known yet. Registration has already begun – you can register at the Aylmer Employment Centre on Centre St..






-June 12/14 @18:14 hours – alarm sounding at McGregor School,  cause was the alarm system malfunctioned, 19 firefighters attended.

June 15/14 @ 10:41 hours – 605 John St. N., burning odour in store, nothing found, 11 firefighters attended.

June 16/14 @ 05:41 hours- alarm sounding at McGregor School, cause was the alarm system malfunctioned, 15 firefighters attended






(From Elgin St Thomas Health Unit ) – Two different programs are available to assist smokers with free nicotine patches to get you on the road to quitting and staying smoke-free. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) workshop will provide eligible participants with five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy (i.e. patches) and smoking cessation information. The next STOP workshop will be held in St. Thomas on June 25th  In addition, 8 weeks of free nicotine patches and gum are available online for young adults age 18-29 through LeavethePackBehind.org. For more information about STOP contact Michael Torres, at (416) 595-6015 or Jessica Lang at 519-631-9900 ext. 1304.






– June 9, 2014, Station #4, 48451 Yorke Line, Other Response

– June 11, 2014, Station #2, 11794 Elm Street, Alarm Malfunction

– June 12, 2014, Station #3, Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– June 14, 2014, Station #4 ,#2, Lyons Line, MVC

– June 14, 2014, Station #1, Colen Street, Medical Assist

– June 15, 2014, Station #3,  #1, #2 and #4, 11241 Imperial Road, Fire

– June 15, 2014, Station #2, Woolleyville Line, Medical Assist

– June 16, 2014, Station #2, 204 John Street, Alarm Malfunction





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THURSDAY, June 12/14



*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Friday





-TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Oxford Ctr, 8pm

-TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Norwich, 8pm

-Ontario Election; Polls Open 9am to 9 pm


-Sat. -Springfield Fun Day (see Tue. story); Breakfast 8am

-Sat. -Bandshell Music for Corner Cupboard, 11 am (see Wed. story)

-Sun. -Malahide, S.Dor. Hydro Interruption, 5:30 am-6:30 am


-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm






(From Chief Andre Reymer:) – A 17 year old Malahide girl was charged after attacking a 16 year old Aylmer boy at EESS on June 2. She assaulted the boy at lunch outside the school building – both are EESS students. The girl was also on probation at the time for drug related offences.


-A 20 year old Chatham woman was charged with following too close after her car rear ended another car which had stopped while driving south on John St. north at Progress Drive on June 8 at noon. There was minor damage to both vehicles.






(Information on last weekend’s ShrinersFest in Aylmer is from Jeff Smith of the Aylmer Shrine Club:) – “I think we had around 400 Shriners and their wives in and out on the weekend. Around 550 were out to the fish fry on Friday. I don’t know how many watched the parade – there were really busy sections and then some that were sparse. The Shriners who came the furthest – there were a few from Michigan and some from the Elliott Lake area.”






(Information from Dave Gossett at TVDSB:) – East Elgin girls outshone the boys at the TVDSB Elementary track and field championships held last week. Individual event winners from local schools were: Open girls triple jump – Katharina Beuckert, Summers Corners; Bantam girls softball throw – Mackenzie Brackenbury, Summers Corners and Bantam boys 80 m. – Ashton Ivanshyn, Springfield.


Top five finishes by local athletes were: Senior girls long jump – Linda Naglehout, Summers Corners, second; Senior girls high jump – Olivia Robinson, Summers Corners, fourth; Intermediate girls softball throw – Andie Wittland, Davenport, fourth; Junior girls 80 m – Sara Goerrtzen, Pt Burwell, third; Junior Girls Softball throw – Billie Smith, Summers Corners, fifth; Girls Open Relay – Straffordville, second; Bantam girls high jump – Julie Nagelhout, fifth; Senior boys high jump – Peter Brawn, Davenport, second; and Senior boys 100 m relay – Davenport, second.






(Coordinator Andy Beck of Relay For Life provides information on the event:) – The sixth annual Aylmer Relay for Life will be held at EESS next weekend. On Friday, team registration starts at 6 pm. The Opening Ceremony is at 6:30. The survivor lap is at 7, followed by the Caregiver lap and then the Teams’ lap. The Luminary ceremony is at 10. We will have great entertainment on stage along with kids entertainment by the fight back zone.


We have 19 teams signed up right now. Approximately 200 participants are involved with between 50 to 70 volunteers. The Canadian Cancer Society along with Canadian Blood Services will be there. The public is quite welcome to attend. You can even buy a luminary for $5. I’m always excited about this event. As Co-Chairs my wife Wendy and I are very proud of the committee  which puts in a lot of time.






(Information from Dick Saarloos of BerryHill Farms north of Aylmer:) “Strawberries are looking good and will be available at the market in St Thomas Saturday and at the farm Monday. They were quite a bit behind 2 weeks ago, but with the warm weather have made up some lost ground. It would probably be a week behind normal.”





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WEDNESDAY, June 11/14





-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Oxford Ctr, 8pm

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Norwich, 8pm

-Thu. -Ontario Election

-Sat. -Springfield Fun Day

-Sat. -Bandshell Music for Corner Cupboard, 11 am (see Wed. story)

-Sun. -Malahide, S.Dor. Hydro Interruption, 5:30 am-6:30 am





(Contributed) – ‘Moore Ave. Underground’ will sponsor a special music day at Bandshell Park this Saturday beginning at 11 am featuring local musicians – the Gaudette Boys, Scott Brunelle, Derek Rhodes, Neukamm sisters etc. Donations to Aylmer Corner Cupboard.





Springwater heron (Photo by Mark Alward)

Springwater heron.  (Photo by Mark Alward)





-Southwest Soccer – Tue. – MIB 2 Aylmer FC 1 (3-1); No home games this week.

-TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville (0-7) lost to Innerkip 8-6 and Harwood 12-5; Host Norwich Thurs.

-TriCounty Fastball – Pt Burwell (4-3) lost to Oxford 6-1 and Hickson 7-4; Host Oxford Thu.

-St.Thomas Fastball – Tue.: Springfield (2-3) v. Shedden; Last week: Forfeit to Alvinston; No home games this week.





Organizer Mary Jane Lampman said she still has hopes a Farmers’ Market will begin soon at Bandshell Park this summer; she is still waiting to hear back from potential vendors. Last year the Market ran on Friday afternoons.





The 17th annual Mennonite Networking Conference will be held this Monday beginning at 8:15 am. The site has been switched to Althouse College from the EEC Complex. Keynote speaker is Kathryn Edmunds, an Associate Professor in Nursing at the University of Windsor, on ‘We are tired of thinkng and working with Poverty.’ Among workshop presenters are Abe Harms of Aylmer MCS, Julie Berry of the Aylmer Library, and Catarina Vindasius of the EESS ASPIRE program.





The Argentina Mens’ Softball team, fourth in world tourney competition, will play in Springfield on Wednesday, June 25 in a doubleheader. While on a regional tour, Argentina will play Springfield Mens’ Fastball team at 7 pm and an all star team from the St.Thomas Mens’ Fastball League at 9 pm. Admission is free.




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TUESDAY, June 10/14





-Southwest Soccer: Aylmer FC hosts MIB, at EESS, 7 pm

-St.Thomas Fastball: Springfield hosts Shedden, 8:30 pm


-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Oxford Ctr, 8pm

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Norwich, 8pm

-Thu. -Ontario Election

-Sat. -Springfield Fun Day






(From St.Thomas Court of Justice) – Henry Cooper, 36 of Trinidad, a migrant worker in Bayham, was sentenced to seven years in jail yesterday in the Court of Justice in St.Thomas after pleading guilty to the use of a weapon and the sexual assault of a Vienna woman at her home in October. His arrest was the result of a controversial search by police, who rounded up voluntary DNA samples from many of the area’s 100 migrant workers living on farms near the woman’s home.






(Information from Kelly Pearson) – Springfield’s annual Family Fun Day will be held this Saturday at Malahide Community Place. Activities include: a breakfast from 8 to 11 am by South Dorchester Optimists, Teddy Bear Party, Bike Decorating Contest, Science Booth, Steve Wilson Magician, ball games all day, Dotsy the Clown, music, childrens’ games and a Watermelon eating contest.






JUNEAU ALASKA – Emily Miller, reporter for the Juneau Empire, yesterday reported there were no new developments in the disappearance of Sharon Buis, formerly of Aylmer, from near Juneau over two weeks ago.






(Information on the London Ladies Roller Derby teams is from President Stephanie Pedro:) –  “We have just moved to a new practice space in Belmont and thought we would reach out to the areas around us to let them know what we are about and that we are always looking for new recruits. We do have an upcoming game this Saturday at the Medway Arena. Neil Jeffery, formerly of Aylmer, and his partner Sonja are both involved – Sonja still skates and bench coaches and Neil bench coaches.


We are a London league that has 3 teams. One is a travel team, the Timber Rollers, and the other two teams are home teams, the Thames Fatales and the Luscious Lunch Ladies. The league has been around for 7 years. Our website is www.forestcityderbygirls.com . We practice 2-3 nights a week and usually play our home games at the Western Fair during the fall/winter. We have currently a couple home games this summer at the Medway Arena. We also travel to play games as well. You don’t have to have any previous experience, but you will need to be at least 18 years of age, put on quad skates, and be committed to the sport. We are recruiting – if you are interested in joining FCDG as a player, official, or volunteer, please contact us at info@forestcityderbygirls.com. ”






(Information on the St.Thomas Early Learning Centre, which recently announced an expansion to Aylmer, is from Patricia Riddell-Laemers, Executive Director:) – “Where? The St. Thomas ELC, a not-for-profit childcare, will be situated at the Full Gospel Church on Talbot St. east.  Why locate here? Aylmer needs childcare as they have been without a licensed program for almost 20 years (An Ontario Early Years Centre exists uptown by the Community Living Centre). How many children can be accommodated? Our Childcare program will have licensed spaces for 6 infants ( birth to 18 months), 10 toddlers (18 months to 2.5 years), and 24 preschool children (2.5 years to 6 years). We will also be offering before and after school for children 5 to 12 years. We hope to be up and running in the fall.”






-Galloway, Donald Archibald of St. Thomas passed away on Monday in his 83rd year. Survivors include: daughter Bev (Don) Herries of Aylmer etc.. The funeral service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, St. Thomas on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.





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MONDAY, June 9/14





-Elementary Schools PA Day


-Tue. -Southwest Soccer: Aylmer FC hosts MIB, at EESS, 7pm

-Tue. -St.Thomas Fastball: Springfield hosts Shedden, 8:30 pm

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Oxford Ctr, 8pm

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Norwich, 8pm

-Thu. -Ontario Election

-Sat. -Springfield Fun Day





ORWELL – Elgin OPP  executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant on Thursday at a residence on Springwater Road in Central Elgin and charged seven persons with various counts of possession of illegal drugs. The approximate value of the drugs seized is $12,775. Police have charged: a 23 year old Central Elgin man, a 50 year old Central Elgin woman, a 50 year old Central Elgin man, a 30 year old Norfolk man, a 25 year old Malahide man, a 28 year old Aylmer man and a 38 year old St. Thomas man.





(Riverbend Farms Nursery at Mt. Salem will stay in the family according to Stephen Hotchkiss, son of owner John Hotchkiss, who provides the following information:) – “My wife Kate and I moved to Aylmer in early April. Before I had been living in Los Angeles since 2005. We opened a small herbal apothecary last year called The New New Age in Los Angeles. We were selling organic herbal teas and super foods to local markets, wellness centers, et. al. and online.

We had plans to open a store front in our neighborhood but after visiting Riverbend in November and learning that my father was slowing things down in terms of nursery production and possibly considering selling the farm, it became clear to us that our future was on our family farm which my grandfather Harley purchased in 1980 as a way to reconnect with his Southern Ontario roots.

We are in the process of transitioning the farm from a conventional tree nursery to a diverse, perrenial-based permaculture enterprise that will strive to improve soil and water quality, reduce irrigation needs, reduce soil erosion, eliminate non-organic inputs, create biodiversity, protect pollinator insects, and produce an abundance of healthy organic food and medicine for our local communities. We agree that every individual’s choice about food, where it comes from, how it is grown, how it is processed etc. has an enormous impact on the planet. Every time we make a choice about food it is a vote in favor or against a sustainable future.

We very much believe that we are what we eat and we hope to provide our community with options for nourishment that respect and acknowledge the terrestrial origins of the plants we will provide as food sources. We have been busy doing research and business planning. We are in the process of obtaining organic certification for a variety of heirloom vegetables grown in the existing greenhouses here and have begun planting various gardens, fruit, berry and nut orchards as well as designing and installing this summer a system of swales and key line features (essentially water harvesting implementations).





Faith Zacharias of Summers Corners earned several honours at the Ontario Diving championships in Windsor in early May. Faith, 14 and a Grade 8 student at Summers Corners Public School, won three gold medals in the one metre, three metre and tower diving events and was named the Girls B Outstanding Diver. She has been involved in events in the past year in Manitoba and Quebec as well as Ontario. Her next major competition is at the Nationals which will be held in Victoria, BC in August.





-Godby, Glenn George of Langton passed away Sunday, June 1st at the age of 38. Survivors include: step-sister Virginia (Richard Brooks), Aylmer etc.. The funeral was held Saturday. Arrangements through Verhoeve’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.





– June 3, 2014, Station #4,  Dorchester Road, Burn Complaint

– June 7, 2014, Station #3,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– June 8, 2014, Station #1,  Calton Line, Medical Assist

– June 8, 2014, Station #1, Fire (*At Half Moon Rd, Imperial Rd, at 6pm, small cabin, cause undetermined, damage $5000, on scene 1.5 hours)




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