AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:
- Aylmer Council 3:30 pm; Public Budget Meeting at 4 pm
- EESS Boys Rugby host Dorchester.
- TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Sweaburg, 8 pm
-Tue. Southwest Soccer; Aylmer hosts Mt Brydges at EESS, 7pm
-Tue. – EEC Complex Seniors Event (see Thurs. story)
-Wed. - Wed. Cruise Nights start (5pm at ICS parking lot)
-Wed. – EESS Boys, Girls Soccer host Parkside-
-Thu-Sat. – ACT presents – “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” – 8pm – (see ad)
-Sat. – Aylmer Museum/Legion Queen’s Event 10am/ Sunday tea
-Ruth, Richard Edward, of Aylmer, on Saturday, in his 58th year. Survivors include: son Tim Ruth of Aylmer etc. He worked at Mustang Drinkware in London for several years. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be held on Wednesday, at 11:00 am
-Doris Marion Anderson, of Aylmer, on Sunday, in her 89th year. Survivors include: husband Ernest Anderson etc. . Marion was presented with an award from the Canadian Cancer Society for 20 years as a volunteer driver. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, at 11:00 a.m.
-Austin, Helen (Stubbs – Derbyshire), formerly of Aylmer, on Saturday, in her 63rd year. Survivors include: brother Ian Stubbs of Aylmer etc. A service will be held on Tuesday at Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer at 11:00 am with Visitation one hour prior.
-Hill, Bruce, of Aylmer, on Friday, in his 76th year. Survivors include: sons Doug Hill and wife Lisa; Darryl Hill, both of Aylmer etc. Visitation was yesterday; Funeral at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer today at 1 p.m.
SOME CUTS AT SAT. MALAHIDE CO. MEETING
About 80 persons attended the special Malahide Council budget meeting Saturday night. Council agreed to reduce the $100 garbage surcharge to $8 with a chance of further cuts at this Thursday’s regular Council session. The following information is from Bill MacIntyre of the Malahide Tax Revolt group:
“Based on public pressure from the ratepayers the council did agree to reopen the budget. In my opinion from day one our purpose was to reduce the spending of the township from today forward for this year and future years. Reducing the garbage fee will benefit some ratepayers but this is being done at the expense of other ratepayers. The total amount being spent on garbage remains unchanged. Using money from the sale of the medical centre to pay the deficit from last year will also reduce taxes for this year only but once again they have not reduced expenses. We are still looking for a tax increase of 2.91% which is cpi for 2011.”
INTERVIEW:MALAHIDE TAX PROTESTORS
The following comments are from Bill MacIntyre of Springfield, one of the founders of the Malahide Tax Protest group.
-”The original group last year consisted of Bryon and Ken Craik and Jim Crane and myself. We wanted Malahide to hold the line on taxes last year to the cost of living; We made a presentation in December to Council; With the cost of living at around 2.9 percent we objected to Council’s increase of 5%. (My taxes went up 79 percent in 10 years and the CPI increase was 22%) . But nothing happened.
-Council says the average increase this year is 3.4 percent but we think 90 percent of township residents are paying 10 percent
-Suggestions for cuts? – Use the money from the sale of the Medical centre; no new positions or replacements for staff; cuts at EEC Complex; fire department cuts, contract work out, weekly receycling is not needed for garbage etc
-We plan on making a presentation this Thursday. We hope to get to 2.9 percent this year. Hopefully we can work together on this.
- SUNDAY: AYR 10 PT.BURWELL 3 (Opening game)
MUSEUM HOSTS QUEEN’s JUBILEE EVENT
Aylmer and Malahide Museum and Archives in partnership with the Aylmer Legion is holding special events this week in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. Today at 2pm is a short program on comparisons between Elizabeth and Queen Victoria and the opening of their Jubilee exhibit. Saturday at 10:am is a ceremony at the Anglican Church with a Parade forming from the Legion at 9:45 to march over and a cake cutting afterwards. On Sunday from 2-4 is a Diamond Jubilee tea.
A READER WRITES:
“Could any of your readers provide any information on a H.Barrington Davies. He was the grandson of William James Haggerty ( 1848-1927 ) and Alice Ellen Haggerty ( 1848-1932). in Springfield, Elgin. Their daughter married an Alfred E. Davies on 1st Sept 1910, at Springfield and they had one son, H. Barrington Davies . The last mention of Barrington is his engagement in 1943 - Eileen Muriel REEVES, dau of M., England, to H. Barrington DAVIES, son of Alfred, Springfield. I would be extremely grateful for any information = Mairi ( Scotland ) My e-mail address is M_airi12@hotmail.co.uk.
VON GRIEVING COURSE TONIGHT
(Contributed) - Elgin VON Hospice program is conducting “Healing Souls’ – a support group for those grieving the death of a loved one – which is a 7 week program. It begins tonight and continues through June 25 from 6-8 pm at Terrace Lodge Chapel, Aylmer. For more information phone Becky at 637-6408