Published Articles

MONDAY, June 26/17

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again WED.

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts: Innerkip, 8 pm

 

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

-Sat -Aylmer-Malahide Fair; Truck Tractor Pull

-Sat -Aylmer, Malahide Canada Day events

-Sat -Pt Burwell Canada Day Events; Parade at 11:30 am

-Sat -Belmont Canada Day Events; Fireworks

-Sun -Murray Stephens 90th Bday; Baptist Church; 11 am-2 pm

 

UPDATE:  VEHICLE OVER CLIFF

 

COPENHAGEN – Witnesses report that the vehicle and the body of the 57 year old male were recovered from Lake Erie around suppertime Saturday.

 

(FRIDAY – From Elgin OPP) – Around 4:30 pm an OPP cruiser on Springfield Road, on the lookout for a suspicious vehicle, observed the vehicle with a 57 year old male driving and while turning to conduct a traffic stop, noted something thrown from the vehicle.  The officer stopped to retrieve the package. Then, while patrolling the last known route of the suspect vehicle, the officer was contacted by a civilian and advised that the vehicle had driven over a cliff at the end of Springfield Road ending up in Lake Erie.  Members of the OPP located the fully submerged vehicle in the lake. The OPP has notified the province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) which is now in charge of the investigation.

 

(From the office of Brent Smith, Malahide Fire Chief) – “Our firefighters were on scene from approximately 4 pm to 9 pm on Friday and most of the day on Saturday. They were providing high angle rope rescue and water rescue services. They were able to go over the bank to the water’s edge and into the water to locate the car on Friday evening. On Saturday they assisted with removing the vehicle from the water and then recovered the body of the victim from the vehicle and brought him up the cliff. The cliff was 111 feet high and the car was 86 meters from shore. All of their efforts were a true test of the training of Malahide’s volunteer Firefighters. They did a job well done in very difficult circumstances.”

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Lewis, Kim Bernadette of Copenhagen passed away Saturday, aged 46. Survivors: husband Spencer Lewis; two children -Tommy Lewis and Danielle etc.. She was born in Essex , England and came to Canada in 2007 and settled at Copenhagen. A Celebration of Life will be held at the HA Kebbel Funeral, Aylmer on Friday at 11 am.

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-June 19, station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on Brock St. Cancelled enroute.

-June 23, station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on Pitt St.

-June 24, station 2 Straffordville, hydro wires down on Somers Rd.

-June 24, station 2 Straffordville, hydro wires down on Toll Gate Rd.

-June 25, station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on Waterloo St.

 

 

ROAD RAGE CHARGE

 

AYLMER – (From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP responded to an assault with a weapon call in progress just west of Aylmer last night around 8:30. An involved party was traveling in their vehicle when they came to a stop at a gas station. The accused then followed the vehicle to the same location in their vehicle. An altercation took place between the two males, no one sustained injuries. As a result of the investigation a 59 year old Aylmer male has been charged with assault with a weapon and driving with more than .08 alcohol.

 

 

BAYHAM POWER OUTAGE

 

(Information from Paul Falk of Hydro One) – EDEN – A four hour power outage affected around 2600 residents in eastern Bayham and west Norfolk County Sunday evening after a vehicle accident on #19 Highway south of Tillsonburg snapped a hydro pole about 10:30 pm.

 

 

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