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TUESDAY, Nov. 12/13






G BBall Finals; EESS at Wood. Huron Park;

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


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

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

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

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

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






(By Bill Murch)


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


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


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






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

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

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

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

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

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

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






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






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






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


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






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






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





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MONDAY, Nov. 11/13








-Remembrance Day Service, 10:45 am

-Aylmer Council, 3:30pm

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


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

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


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

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

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






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






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






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


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




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






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






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


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


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





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FRIDAY, Nov. 8/13






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

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


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

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

-Mon. -Otter Valley Naturalists Meeting, 7pm


-Thu. -Blood Donor Clinic






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

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

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






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

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






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






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






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





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


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


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






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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6/13



*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Thursday




-EESS: Gr. 9s To Work Day


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

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





(By Bill Murch)

Among agenda items discussed at Aylmer Council on Monday were:

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


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





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

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

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

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

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





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

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





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




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TUESDAY, Nov. 5/13





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


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

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





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





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


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


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





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





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

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






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

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





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





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MONDAY, Nov. 4/13





-Aylmer Council, 7pm


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

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





-Jr Football – Medway 8 EESS 7 (2-3-1)

-Sr Football – EESS (2-4) 21 Medway 10





Both the Aylmer Police and Aylmer Fire Deparments reported a quiet Hallowe’en in Aylmer last Thursday night.





-Harrison: Mary Lela (Cheesman) of London and formerly Aylmer passed away Friday in her 95th year. Wife of the late Dr. George E. Harrison. Survivors include: four children etc.. She was born and raised in Aylmer. A service will be held at Kebbel’s Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. with visitation one hour prior.


-Findley, Ret. Gunner William G. of Courtland passed away on Saturday, aged 88. Survivors include: wife Ellen (Deming) Findley; friend Dianne Hodges etc.. He was a WWII veteran. He founded Findley’s Drivers Education and taught driver education in Aylmer etc. Visitation  on  Tuesday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Verhoeve’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg with the funeral service there on Wednesday at 11 am.





In Elgin court recently, a 27 year old man, formerly of Aylmer, was given a 90 day jail sentence (credit for 40 days already served) plus 12 months probation after he was found guilty of uttering threats by texting to two relatives in Aylmer, an 18 year old male and a 40 year old female, in late July.





The Aylmer Spitfires’ losing skid hit seven games on the weekend in SOJHL hockey. Saturday they were edged 4-3 at home as Thamesford scored a late goal. APM Derek Folkhard counted twice for Aylmer with Will Goodhue scoring once. Sunday in Lambeth they were nipped 4-2 – a better showing than the 12-1 loss to Lambeth a week earlier. Brad Payne and Luke Bettencourt were marksmen for the Spitfires. Aylmer’s record is now 5 wins and 12 losses. This week they host Dorchester Saturday and visit North Middlesex Sunday.



Period 1
AylmerBrad Payne (C) (power play) (unassisted) 18:29
Period 2
LambethJosh Bumpus (Austin Blais, Nick North) 1:25
AylmerLuke Bettencourt (unassisted) 11:44
LambethNick North (unassisted) 14:51
Period 3
LambethBrandon Robbins (power play) (Josh Bumpus, Austin Blais) 1:20
LambethBrett Cook (Ryan Pennington, Cody Wuytenburg) 5:54





Aylmer Police were called yesterday around 3pm to Rebekah Drive after a neighbour observed several male youths acting suspiciously behind a residence.  Police followed a trail back to the Bradley Creek and found seven youths – one 19, one 18 and five between 14 and 16 years old –  sitting around consuming alcohol and in possession of marijuana. The families of the youths – four from Malahide, three from Aylmer – were called to the station and Police suggested a program of diversion for all involved.





Canada’s top ranked womens’ basketball team, the University of Windsor, was shocked by Carleton in their season opener in Ottawa Friday by a 62-58 score – it was their first loss after 38 straight regular season wins over several seasons. Aylmer’s Tessa Kreiger started for Windsor but didn’t score. Saturday Windsor rebounded to trounce Ottawa and Kreiger again started and scored seven points. Brock won both their games on the weekend and Aylmer’s Kira Cornellissen counted four points in their win over Ryerson and two points in the win against U of Toronto.




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FRIDAY, Nov. 1/13





-Thu.-Sat.(2pm); A.C.T. Play,1-900-DEE-LITE;8pm; OTHall Theatre; (see ad)


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

-Sat. – Clocks go back one hour


-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm





-Riddell, Richard Allano formerly of Aylmer passed away on Sunday. Survivors include: wife Carole and two sons etc.. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday at the Carriage House, Elmhurst Inn, Ingersoll, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


-Ball (Robertson) Margaret Jean formerly of Eden passed away on Sunday in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Cecil Max Ball (2006). Survivors include: three children etc..  She was a school teacher and Principal in the Eden area. There will be no visitation or service.





-Sr B VBall – CECI 3 EESS 0 (End of season)





(“The Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s 12th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held on Friday, November 15 from 7-10 pm and Saturday, November 16, from 11 am-9 pm. The cost is $15.) (Contributed) – “Another home featured is the Robertson home at King and Pine St. Using materials from the Springwater area this cobblestone bungalow was built in 1914-6 by Charles and Aleta White.  Charles was a son of the original White family. The home is now owned by Gordon and Deb Robertson.  It boasts oak and pine beams and panelling, a granite floor in the foyer (laid by Peter McLay), and two fireplaces – one of field stone and one decorated with artifacts from the paleolithic age found near Springwater. It also has a large front porch and a full basement.”


One of four homes on the Aylmer-Malahide Museum Tour on Nov. 15-16 is this residence at Pine and King St.





(Contributed) – “Dr. Samantha Nutt – Founder and Executive Director of War Child North America -is the guest speaker for the 9th annual community breakfast on Thursday November 7th for Violence Against Women Services Elgin County. The breakfast begins at 7am at the St. Thomas Senior’s Centre. Tickets are $15 and includes a full hot breakfast. Call Pam Dyck at 519.633.0155 or email info@vawsec.on.ca to reserve your ticket. Dr. Nutt has for over 15 years been at the front lines of many of the world’s major crises, in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Darfur. In addition to overseeing War Child Canada, Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She was awarded the “Order of Ontario” in 2010 and appointed to the Order of Canada in 2011.





Splash N Boots, Canadian Childrens’ Group of the Year last year, will again be appearing for the Aylmer Kids and Company on Sunday November 17 at 2 pm at the Old Town Hall theatre. Tickets are $10 and are available at Campbells II.





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

Campbells, Pinecroft, and Mary Jane’s.)






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THURSDAY, October 31/13





-Thu.-Sat.(2pm); A.C.T. Play,1-900-DEE-LITE;8pm; OTHall Theatre; (see ad)


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

-Sat. – Clocks go back one hour





(2012) Aylmer Police reported a “quiet night”, with the damp weather a factor.

(2011) Aylmer Police reported that overall the night was fairly tame. A couple calls were received regarding egg purchases. The only incident was a disturbance at McDonald’s. Some teenage girls were causing a disruption inside the business, were asked to leave by staff, and then police were contacted.  An egg was dropped inside and a window was hit with an egg. A quantity of eggs were seized and destroyed by police. Warnings were issued to two Aylmer girls, ages 14, and 15, as well as a 14 yr. old girl from Bayham.





-Jr G BBAll – EESS (5-2) 51 Glencoe 18





(Contributed) –  Aylmer area author Kelley Armstrong has been nominated for an Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading award for ‘Loki’s Wolves: The Blackwell Pages’ which she co-authored with Melissa Marr. The Forest of Reading consists of eight programs for ages six and up, and is Canada’s largest recreational reading program of its kind. Next May readers vote for their favourite nominated title in several age categories. There are ten books nominated in Armstrong’s category -the Red Maple Fiction Award – which is for students aged 12 to 13. Previously Armstrong won a library award for ‘The Gathering’ last year and for ‘The Summoning’ in 2011.





LUCAN – Aylmer Spitfires lost their fifth in a row in SOJHL hockey as they were edged 5-3 by Lucan here last night. The teams were deadlocked 3-3 after two periods – Lucan connected for three power play goals in the match. Trevor Stewart had two goals and Jason Creces had one goal for the Spits who host Thamesford in their next game Saturday.


Period 1
LucanJake Morin (Ryan Martin) 1:36
Period 2
AylmerTrevor Stewart (Tyler Marr (APM)) 0:09
AylmerTrevor Stewart (power play) (Cody Underhill, Ryan Stapleton) 0:17
LucanZach Beaumont (power play) (Andrew Purdom, Nathan Marcil) 3:05
LucanNathan Marcil (Andrew Purdom, Zach Beaumont) 18:46
AylmerJason Creces (Will Goodhue) 19:13
Period 3
LucanZach Beaumont (power play) (Dylan Brooks, Nathan Marcil) 8:14
LucanNik Petrie (power play) (unassisted) 11:27





Among agenda items for this Monday’s Council meeting:

“Council will hold a public meeting on Monday at 7:00 p.m. (Council meeting) to consider a proposed amendment to a zoning by-law regarding a proposed development at 22 Wellington Street. The lands are currently vacant. The applicant George Sinden is proposing the construction of semi detached dwellings and an accessory storage building. The lands are currently zoned to permit a range of commercial uses but not for the proposed semi detached dwellings.”




(Information on today’s activities at Summers Corners Public School is from Principal Don Naylor:) – “Orange and Black day is emphasized here.No costumes or masks.Some classes are carving pumpkins for art or doing pumpkin activities e.g. FDK class is cleaning out a pumpkin and counting pumpkin seeds and doing measurements of it.There will be Hallowe’en themed stories no doubt in the classes. Teachers will provide alternate activities for those children who do not wish to participate in Hallowe’en type events or activities.We try to foster an inclusive environment so that all can feel comfortable here.We do celebrate Hallowe’en but try to be sensitive to those who do not wish to participate in activities related to it.”  





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