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TUESDAY, Dec. 5/17





-EESS hosts: Girls VBall v Glencoe


-Wed -EESS hosts Hockey: Girls v Glendale; Boys v Glencoe

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

-Thu -EESS hosts: Boys BBall v CECI

-Fri -Eastlink Ch 10: London Knights v Peterborough, 7:30pm

-Fri-Sat -Cram The Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat -Straffordville Christmas Parade, 10:30 am

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Mt. Brydges, 7:30 pm





BELMONT – (From Elgin OPP) – A fuel theft was reported to Elgin OPP on Friday. The theft, which is thought to have occurred on Thursday evening, was on Willsie Bourne west of here. Similar to a recent incident elsewhere in Central Elgin, the people involved drilled holes into a fuel tank of a New Holland tractor. The blue dyed diesel fuel removed totalled over 200 liters.





(About 280 Davenport students and staff will be taking a walk across town for a special Christmas dinner on Thursday – information from Principal Kim Simpson) – “This is the first time that we have done this here. We wanted to do something nice to bring the school community together. The school is paying for the food and the volunteers from St. Paul’s United Church who volunteer for our Breakfast Program are doing all of the cooking at the church. We will be walking over to the church in two groups, with the grade 5 and 6 classes as well as our ALC walking over earlier to the church and then the grades 7 and 8 students walking over for the second seating. Students and staff are really looking forward to it.”





LONDON – Summers Corners won their first ever TVDSB AAA girls volleyball crown on Saturday by defeating London Northridge 12-25, 25-17. 15-9; last year Summers Corners was defeated in the final.





-Neufeld, Johan of Aylmer passed away Sunday, aged 36. Survivors: wife Aggie (Hildebrandt) Neufeld; children Jonathan and Nathan etc.. He was born in Mexico and worked at Riverside Concrete. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Mt. Salem Sommerfeld Mennonite Church on Thursday at 1 pm.





(Contributed) – “The Aylmer Community Theatre fund raising variety show – Deck the Old Town Hall – will take place on Friday night and will include a number of local musicians. Included are: Evan Thompson, Stefanie Heide, Kristen Ungar, and The Cooper’s Alley Irregulars. Barbara Warnock will perform a reading from Stuart McLean’s new book, Christmas at the Vinyl Cafe. The second half of the show has another A.C.T. radio play – A Sherlock Holmes Christmas with a variety of sound effects. Tina Berry provides a reading which embodies the spirit of the season. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Aylmer Corner Cupboard. Tickets are $25 and available at Campbell’s II or by calling (519) 765-3039. For more information go to: (see ad).





(Information from Coach Chris Wismer) – Girls Hockey – Key returnees are Hannah DeCouture and Sarah Huctwith. Newcomers (grade 9’s) include Katie Bossuyt, Laura Telfer and Emma Harkness (Goalie). They began their season with two exhibition losses 3-2 to PCI and 2-1 to Glendale last week. Co-Coach is Robin Jennings-Berdan.

Boys- Key returnees are Blake Zehr (Goalie), Duncan Matthews, T.J. Brine and Mac VanOs. We have a veteran defensive core with a new addition of Jaden Vansevenant (Gr. 9). VanOs and Tenton Masschaele scored in our opening tie with Parkside, 2-2, last week. Other coaches are Doug Lusk and Marie Fitzgerald.






Among decisions made by Aylmer Council at their regular meeting last night:

-Council confirms Kale Brown as Director of Planning and Development, effective November 21, 2017, having successfully met the requirements of the probationary period.

-Council gives first and second readings to the By-law for the Development Agreement between the Town and 1822094 Ontario Inc. for the property located at 11 Jane Street (west of Heritage Place on Caverly Road) in Aylmer. The applicants are proposing to construct a 4927 square metre (53,015 square foot) apartment building containing 49 one and two bedroom units. (Additional information from Planning Director Kale Brown – “The Jane St. proposal is submitted by JLC Homes and they are looking to start as soon as possible once they have completed the necessary Site Plan approval and the building permit is completed. It is proposed as a 5 storey high building.”)

-Council gives first and second readings to the By-law for the Development Agreement between the Town and APC / CANUSA Automotive Warehousing Inc. for the property located at 487 John Street North (present AFC store) in Aylmer.The applicants are proposing to construct a 720 square metre (7,750 square foot) commercial building including 620 square metres of warehousing and 100 square metres of retail floor area. In addition, the development will include the removal of the existing commercial building on the property.




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