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MONDAY, Jan. 29/18





-Wed -EEC Complex Board Meeting, 7 pm

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

-Sat -2, 8 pm/Sun -2 pm  -Periscope Theatre: “The Housekeeper” (see ad)

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





(From Environment Canada; at 10 am; For East Elgin) – Winter returns with a 15 cm snowfall today. A seemingly benign cold front and associated weak low is arriving over Southern Ontario today as winter returns to the area. The snow will become heavier this afternoon and evening before tapering off overnight.





-Brower-Louer, Dina of St. Thomas passed away Wednesday in her 100th year. Predeceased by husbands Cornelius Brower in 1974 and Arnold Louer in 1992. Survivors: children -Jack Brower (Barb), Ruby Dykxhoorn (Jack), and Ron Brower (Marilena), all of the Aylmer area; Linda (Randy)Underhill of Port Burwell etc.. She was born in the Netherlands. She and husband Cornelius were farmers. A private family service was held at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.


-Reynaert, Robert Jules “Bob” of Aylmer passed away Friday in his 80th year. Survivors: wife Burnie (MacDowell) Reynaert; children – Brian (Jennifer), Lynne Smith(Ron) and Greg(Carrie) etc.. He was born in Malahide and retired as Manager of the Ontario Flue Cured Tobacco Board. He was President of AMHA, Southern Counties, and Aylmer Hornets Sr. A. He was the announcer of the Aylmer Hornets and Spitfires Jr C. games. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 am from Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church.


-Hilliker, Lyla of Chartwell Aylmer passed away Sunday in her 93rd year. Wife of  the late “Jack” John Franklin Hilliker (2001). Survivors: children – Kathryn Kent(Lee) and Debra Ungar (Peter), both of the Aylmer area etc.. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am.





(Information from Chief Randy White)

-Jan 24, Stn 1 Port Burwell, Medical assist

-Jan 24, Stn 2 Straffordville, Medical assist

-Jan 25, Stn 1 Port Burwell, Medical assist

-Jan 27, Stn 2 Straffordville, Medical assist

-Jan 28, Stn 1 Port Burwell, Medical assist





The Aylmer Spitfires were edged twice in weekend Provincial Junior C hockey action – losing 4-3 to Exeter Friday and 3-1 to Pt. Stanley Saturday. The Spits now have 11 wins and 25 losses in the nine team league. They have two games left in the regular season – Friday at North Middlesex and Saturday hosting Lucan.





(Information from Charlotte Macdonald, Community Development Coordinator for EAT 2 LEARN – OSNP Elgin) – “The Farm to School Project across Thames Valley was spearheaded through the OSNP (Ontario Student Nutrition Program – Southwest Region) in partnership with the University of Western Ontario and Brescia College with support by TVDSB.  This initiative involved 3 rounds of food deliveries and research (student surveys and observation components, with the first beginning in March 2017, round 2 in the fall of 2017 and round 3 food deliveries beginning on March 19th. By the end of round 3, a total of 60 schools across Thames Valley will have participated in the project.


Summers Corners PS was an intervention site which is a school that receives food deliveries from a pre-set menu once a week for 10 weeks from up to 4 food groups (based on Canada’s Food Guide). A “local” food focus was incorporated as much as possible given the seasonality and Elgin was fortunate enough to have 2 local suppliers participate in this initiative including Great Lakes Farms (apples) and Howe Family Farms (strawberries). Each weekly menu promoted “Tasty Ontario Tuesdays” which highlighted a local (south west Ontario) produce item, the producers and relevant recipe ideas. Elgin had 11 intervention sites and 7 control sites (ie. Immanuel school and Straffordville PS) participate in the project. This program went from October until Christmas. Some students were surveyed at the beginning and then again at the end of the program to see if food choices, and opinions of healthy food had changed throughout the 10 weeks.”





– January 24, 2018, College Line, Station #3 , Station #2, Medical Assist

– January 24, 2018, Pede Road, Station #1 assisted by Station #2, Rescue

– January 25, 2018, Talbot Line, Station #2, Medical Assist

– January 25, 2018, College Line, Station #3 assisted by Station #2, MVC

– January 25, 2018, Avon Drive, Station #4 assisted by Station #3, Gas Leak

– January 27, 2018, Mapleton Line, Station #4, MVC

– January 27, 2018, Nova Scotia Line, Station #1, Medical Assist





(Contributed) – “Elgin County is pleased to announce that the first six Elgincentives Community Improvement Plan (CIP) grants for 2018 have been approved and of these projects, three will be rejuvenating vacant properties. In 2017, Elgin County Council decided to end the Vacancy Tax Rebate and make the $80,000 in additional tax revenue available to vacant property owners through the Elgincentives program. Upgrades to vacant properties increase the likelihood that they will become occupied. Farrow Financial in Belmont is one such recipient as they have moved into the former Scotiabank building and will be restoring the exterior, improving the entrance, installing new signage and exterior lighting, upgrading the aluminum siding, replacing a fence, and painting the exterior.”




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