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TUESDAY, Aug. 15/17



*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again TUE, AUG 29




-Fri -Fred Eaglesmith at Aylmer Knights of Columbus, 7 pm

-Weekend – Fred Eaglesmith Concert at Springwater

-Saturday – Aylmer Cornfest





(Information from Nicole Wiebenga of Aylmer, Area Chamber of Commerce) – “The annual Aylmer Cornfest will be held downtown on Saturday. There will be childrens’ activities in Balmoral Park from 10 am-2 pm, wagon rides, face painting, a corn bbq over the lunch hour and the Derrick Drover Band will perform from 11 am-1 pm. As well, there will also be sidewalk sales and the BIA’s successful $5 coupon from participating merchants. Plus there is a Free Family Movie Night- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – on Friday in Steen Park at dusk.”





The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident where a 57-year-old man drove his vehicle into Lake Erie on June 23, 2017. The man’s body was recovered from the lake the following day. A preliminary investigation found the following: In the afternoon hours of Friday, June 23, 2017, an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Elgin County detachment began following a vehicle of interest that was being operated on Springfield Road; When the driver of the vehicle tossed an item from the vehicle, the police officer stopped to retrieve it;Meanwhile, the vehicle continued southbound on Springfield Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle sped past a turnaround, drove into a field and drove off of a cliff and into Lake Erie;The police officer that had been following the vehicle appeared at the turnaround several minutes later, and was directed to where the vehicle had gone;The man’s body was recovered from the lake the following day.

Director Tony Loparco said, “The man died as a result of injuries consistent with a collision and drowning. Based on the investigation, it is clear that the man drove his vehicle at a high rate of speed across a field and unhesitatingly drove it off the cliff into Lake Erie. The police officer was nowhere near the vehicle when it plunged into the lake. This investigation has been terminated as there is no evidence that the police officer was responsible for the man’s death.”





– July 24, 2017, Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– July 26, 2017, Station #3, Whittaker Road, Power Lines Down

– July 27, 2017, Station #1, Rush Creek Line, Medical Assist

– July 28, 2017, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– July 29, 2017, Station #4, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 29, 2017, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– July 30, 2017, Station #1, Levi Street, Medical Assist

– July 30, 2017, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 30, 2017, Station #3, #4, Springwater Road, MVC

– July 30, 2017, Station #4, Ron McNeil Line, MVC

– August 5, 2017, Station #1, Bank Street, Medical Assist

– August 8 Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– August 8, 2017, Station #3 , #4, Ron McNeil Line, MVC

– August 8, 2017, Station #4, Avon Drive, Medical Assist

– August 9, 2017, Station #4, Station #3, Avon Drive, MVC





(From Fire Chief Randy White)

-Aug 8 -both stations, medical assist on Pitt St.

-Aug 8 -Station 2 Straffordville, MVC at a motocross park. Called off.

-Aug 9 -Station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Eden Line.





JULY 28 – (Information from Chief Sam Taylor) – Responded to 259 Elm St. at 7:30 am for a reported structure fire. Smoke showing from roof vents, sprinkler system active and alarms ringing. Police confirm building evacuated. Fire in paint booth and venting system at roof level where extinguished. Possible cause: malfunction of paint booth exhaust fan. 18 firefighters responded to the call. No dollar loss estimate at this time.





-Bachner, Michael of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 87th year. Survivors: wife Katie, three children etc.. He was born in Romania and came to Canada in 1948. He farmed most of his life. The funeral service was held Saturday; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.


-Mossey, Mary of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 89th year. Wife of the late Don Mossey. Survivors: three children including Barry Ker(Deb) and Jill Underhill(Lewy) and three stepchildren including Bob Mossey(Julie) and Bill Mossey(Linda), all of Aylmer. She was born in Richmond. The funeral service was held on Monday; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.


-Hume, Giles Alexander of Chartwell, Aylmer and formerly of Springfield passed away August 5th in his 90th year. Predeceased by his longtime companion Donna Gray. Giles was born in Cobourg and in 1947 his family moved to a dairy farm west of Springfield. Giles was the Charter President of the Springfield Lions Club and received the Citizen of the Year award in both Springfield and Aylmer. He was a former member of Heritage Aylmer. The funeral was held August 10; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.


-Buchner, George Ralph of Tillsonburg and formerly of Aylmer passed away at the age of 83 on August 3. Survivors: four children including Darrell (Virginia) Buchner and Drew (Vicki) Buchner, both of the Aylmer area. A graveside service is planned for a later date. Arrangements with Wareing Cremation Services London.


-Anstead, Peter of London passed away August 2, aged 87. Survivors: wife Diana (Bowyer)Anstead etc.. A Funeral Service was held at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on August 9.


-Ray, Lorne Clarence of Aylmer passed away August 1 in his 99th year. Husband of the late Beaulah Ray (2008). Survivors: one child etc.. He retired from the LCBO after 31 years of service. The funeral service was held on August 4; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.




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