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TUESDAY, Nov. 14/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-MP Karen Vecchio hosts Passport Clinic; EEC Complex; 4-7 pm

 

-Thu -Bayham 7 pm, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-Thu -EESS hosts Jr Football Final v Parkside, 11:30 am

-Thu-Sat -Ten Thousand Villages Sale (see ad)

-Fri -Schools PA Day

-Fri -Aylmer Library: PA Day Crafts; all day

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

-Fri-Sun -Aylmer hosts Silver Stick Hockey (see Tue report)

-Sat -Aylmer Library: Gadgets, Robots etc.: 2 pm; Ages: five plus

-Sat-Sun -Periscope Theatre Presents: Roy LeBlanc (see ad)

 

 

CO. REJECTS BOTH ITS LIBRARY OPTIONS

 

In yet another unpredictable twist to Aylmer’s library expansion issue, Aylmer Council at its regular meeting last night voted against both its proposed options. Even though a vote on location was not on the agenda, a vote on both options was allowed to proceed. The first motion by Co. Pete Barbour was to support an addition to the present building – Barbour, Dep Mayor Mary French and Co Sherri Andrews voted in favour, the four votes against were by Mayor Greg Currie, Co Ted Macdonald, Co Barbara Ann Laur and Co Arthur Oslach. Then Co. Ted McDonald proposed building a new library on Myrtle St.. In favour were Macdonald, Laur and Currie.  The four votes against were Barbour, French, Andrews and Oslach. Co Oslach voted against both options.

 

The only items listed on the Action agenda last night were several letters about the library and the results of the town’s online survey regarding library location. That survey indicated that seventy eight percent preferred the library to expand at its present location – the total being 181-39 in favour of the John St. addition over a Myrtle St. stand alone building. Co. Barbour gave a preamble to his motion stating that while the Myrtle St. location is town owned and has enhanced parking, it has accessibility issues and would require some cost to clean up the site. He added that Myrtle St. however does not meet “the spirit of the business community” and “to do nothing is just not right”. Co. Oslach then asked Co. Barbour if he could make an amendment to his motion supporting the John St. addition by outlining its specifics, noting it would be a 5000 sq ft addition with an atrium connecting it to the present building and Co. Barbour agreed. Co. Macdonald was the only other councillor to speak in these brief discussions, saying, in supporting Myrtle St., that he felt parking was an issue uptown especially since the town rented 14 spaces to the Trillium building. The whole process was done in fifteen minutes.

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-Nov 9, station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on Tunnel Line

-Nov 9, station 2 Straffordville, smoke alarm on Green Line, false alarm.

-Nov 10, station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Heritage Line

-Nov 12, both stations, on Bayham Dr., small garbage pile lit, out before arrived.

 

 

AYLMER HOSTS SILVER STICK THIS WEEKEND

 

(Information from Mike Holmes of Aylmer Minor Hockey) – “This is the first time Aylmer has hosted a Silver Stick tourney. The tournament takes place from Thursday to Sunday with the opening ceremonies on Thursday at 7:15 pm with a ceremonial puck drop. Both mayors, the Silver Stick commissioner and OMHA rep Linda Ralf will be in attendance. The tournament features 32 teams from Atom to Midget. All Aylmer local league teams are competing. We have teams from as far away as Innisfil, Lefroy and Thornton attending. We are expecting approximately 500 players and over 1000 visitors to town.

 

This is a Regional tournament. Silverstick tournaments are unique in that if you are a Champion of the Division that you have competed in, this entitles you the right to participate in an International Finals tournament competing against other teams which had been successful in winning their Regional Qualifying tournament. This International Final is in Pelham in the new year. We landed the tournament by submitting a proposal in February and presenting to the Silver Stick sanction committee in June. We are excited to bring the prestige and excitement of playing in a Silver Stick tournament community to our region. We have basically secured the right to host this annually.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– November 6, 2017, Station #4 assisted by Station #3, Avon Drive, MVC

– November 7, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– November 8, 2017, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– November 10, 2017, Station #1, Vienna Line, Medical Assist

– November 11, 2017, Station #3, Century Line, Medical Assist

– November 13, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– November 13, 2017, Station #3 ,Stations #2 and #3, MVC

 

 

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