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MONDAY, Sept. 17/12





-Aylmer Council, 7 pm


-Thurs: EESS Hosts Boys Volleyball vs. WESS

-Saturday: Doors Open East Elgin





AYLMER – Aylmer Spitfires lost their opening two games of the Niagara Junior C hockey season this weekend. Friday they were downed 6-1 in New Hamburg and Saturday they were edged in their home opener 5-3 by Woodstock. This weekend they travel to Norwich on Friday and host Paris on Saturday.





Aylmer Police Chief Andre Reymer said today the investigation is complete and charges are pending from the fatal car-motorcycle collision in Aylmer two weeks ago.  In that incident 63-year old Donald Northey of St.Thomas was killed when his eastbound bike hit a westbound car turning into the Tim Hortons doughnut shop on Talbot west about 9 am on Sunday, Sept. 2. The car driver was not injured. Mr. Northey is survived by brothers Jim and Wayne of Aylmer.





Kirk, Barbara Jean (nee Herries); of Ridgetown, on Thursday, at the age of 73. She was born in Aylmer. Arrangements are through McKinlay Funeral Home, Ridgetown. Cremation to follow with a private family internment at a later date.

Vantyghem, Ronald, formerly of Tillsonburg, on Friday, in his 74th year. Survivors include:  sister Urbain Vantyghem (Louise) of Eden etc.. Visitation on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Delhi on Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m.

Cerna, ‘Frank’, Francis Paul; of Aylmer; on Saturday, in his 61st year. Survivors include: mother Sylvia (Barnes) Cerna of Aylmer; siblings Robert Cerna (Helene) of Pt. Burwell, Sylvia Cerna-Martin (Robert) of Vienna etc.. He was a former Director of the Tobacco Board and was a coach for the Aylmer 1978 Juveniles who won the Ontario Hockey Championship. Friends may call at the H A Kebbel Funeral Home,  on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12:00 noon.

Campbell, David Lyle; of London; on Friday, in his 54th year. Survivors include: sister Carol Snell (Mike) of Springfield etc.. Cremation has taken place.

Widner, Florence; at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer, on Tuesday, in her 99th year. Survivors include: daughter Mary Ruth (Andy) Hulst,  daughter-in-law  Carol Rastin, both of Aylmer etc. Florence was a public school teacher at Glen Colin, Martin, McGregor and Davenport Public Schools. Arrangements were through the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home. The funeral was on Friday.

Veitch, James;  of R.4 Aylmer,  on Sept. 6, at the age of 79 years. Survivors include: wife Elaine (Barnes) Veitch; children  Doug (Teresa) of Eden; sister Helen Backus and George of Eden and Isobel Soper and Robert of Straffordville etc. The Funeral Service was at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Sept. 12.





(From Elgin OPP) – On Friday, Elgin OPP identified and seized marijuana plants from four different fields in the Malahide Township area.  A total of 172 plants have been located, seized and sent for destruction.  The street value of the plants is estimated at $172 000 .

Elgin OPP is again reminding residents and visitors of the dangers associated with outdoor marijuana grow-ops.Typically, marijuana crops will be harvested starting as early as late August up until the beginning of October. Typically, these illicit crops are located in swamps, corn fields, wooded areas, along rivers and on rural, rental properties with large acreage.

The numerous public safety risks include the potential presence of weapons and ammunition found on grow-op sites, and the potential for booby traps, rigged by the criminals growing these plants in an attempt to defend their illegal crops from other criminals known as ‘pot pirates’. Another risk that the OPP wants to highlight is environmental. These criminal operations usually involve the unregulated use and disposal of many chemicals and other environmentally-damaging products.





Aylmer FC lost the first two  games of their best two-of-three Southwest Soccer League finals against West Elgin last week. Aylmer was edged 1-0 and 3-2 in the contests. West Elgin had finished first in league play – they were champions last year as well.




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