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TUESDAY, Dec. 12/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Dollarama Job Fair; Aylmer Comm. Services; 2:30-6 pm

-EESS hosts: Girls VBall v Parkside

-ALL WEEK – Aylmer Library – Crafts: Homemade wrapping paper, tags

 

-Wed -Aylmer Spitfires host: N Middlesex, 8:15 pm

-Thu -EESS hosts: Boys BBall v AVSS; Boys Hockey v WESS

-Fri -Eastlink ch. 10 -London Knights v Sarnia; 7:30 pm

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Dorchester, 7:15 pm

 

 

EAST ELGIN SNOWSQUALLS

 

(From Environment Canada, For East Elgin, at 11 am) – “Snow squalls are expected to develop today. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow. Lake effect snow squalls are expected to begin near noon or early this afternoon in the wake of an Alberta Clipper. Snowfall amounts near 15 cm per 12 hours are likely in the strongest snow squalls. Snow squalls will begin to ease Wednesday morning

 

 

AYLMER MAN FINED FOR BAITING

 

(Information from the Ministry of Natural Resources) – “An Aylmer area man has been fined $2,000 for baiting waterfowl and is banned from having a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit for one year. Ontario Court of Justice in St.Thomas on November 16 heard that on September 23, 2017, conservation officers attended a pond on a farm property in Aylmer after receiving a complaint that it had been baited. Further investigation determined that an Aylmer area man had been depositing whole kernel corn in the pond between August 24 and September 23 to keep waterfowl in the area in order to later hunt them. The public is reminded that it is illegal to hunt waterfowl within 400 metres (437 yards) of a site where bait has been deposited. Hunters are also prohibited from placing bait in an area where they intend to hunt within 14 days of the open season for waterfowl.”

 

 

FIRST BUS CANCELLATION

 

The first cancellation of school buses of the school year occurred today for Elgin County due to the snow issues. The first cancellation last year occurred almost a year ago exactly – December 13 2016, due to a snowstorm.

 

 

COUNCIL CONFIRMS DIRECTOR OF PLANNING

 

Aylmer Council at a recent regular meeting confirmed Kale Brown as the Director of Planning and Development following the successful completion of a one year probation period. Mr. Brown provided the following information: “My main responsibilities are coordination of the land use planning applications, developments, and site plan approval process as well as overseeing municipal buildings maintenance and the office of the chief building official. I was raised in Beachville. I had a career in the finance industry prior to moving over to the municipal sector working as the Director of Economic Development for the Town of Ingersoll. It’s been a busy and productive last year here in Aylmer and I look forward to keeping up the momentum in 2018.”

 

 

CHRISTMUST LIST #4 – SCHOOL CANS

 

(Information on the pickup of food products from local schools by Christmas Care volunteers is from organizer Dave Mennill:) – “Pete Ungar and I inherited the job from Ted Lusher and Don Hilliker. Jake Geisbrecht then joined the team. There are 12 schools involved. In the first week of December banana boxes are delivered to all the schools and school personnel organize the collection of food. Next Wednesday, December 20, volunteers pick up all the boxes and deliver them to the food bank for sorting. We look for many volunteers to do that job as we need to sort up to 400 boxes of canned goods. After the sorting, the Aylmer Works Department takes the boxes to the Immanuel Christian School gym and volunteers from the Christian Reformed Church use our food to help assemble the hampers that will go out to those who have made a Christmas box request. This is a community project that could not be successful without the dedication of many people.”

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Christmas display in Palmer Park (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

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