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TUESDAY, Jan. 30/18

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Wed -EEC Complex Board Meeting, 7 pm

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

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

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

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

 

 

A.C.T. PRESENTS: “THE DINING ROOM”

 

(Contributed by Colleen Sawyer) – “Next week, Aylmer Community Theatre will present “The Dining Room” by A. R. Gurney. The play looks at the development and decline of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant society during the period of the 1930s to the 1980s through a series of short vignettes, some touching, some comical, set in a typical dining room. The time frame spans a day from morning to night but the eras swing wildly from scene to scene with a different set of characters, making a tour de force task for the cast of six, playing approximately ten roles each. Ron Sawyer directs. Actors include: Peter Leack, Stephen Flindall, James Wybrow, Barbara Warnock, Julianna Goertzen and newcomer Lauren Tiersma. Preview night is Thursday, Feb. 8, with opening night and a cast meet-and-greet on Friday, Feb. 9 (see ad for more details). Tickets are $20, students pay $15. They are available at Campbell’s II, The Prime Ingredient, Groovy Moon, at the door, by calling 519-765-3039 or by visiting www.aylmertheatre.ca.

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

REPRIMAND FOR MAYOR

In a rare event, John G Maddox of JGM Consulting, Integrity Commissioner for Aylmer, appeared at the regular meeting of Aylmer Council last night and issued a formal reprimand to Mayor Greg Currie over a complaint received arising from the November 21 council meeting regarding an alleged contravention of Council’s Code of Conduct. Although the complainant was not identified the Councillor had alleged inappropriate “behaviours” on the part of the Mayor (” “bullying”, “targeting”, “language”, “body language”, “humiliate” to name a few (although) these don’t all relate to the Complaint.”) The Commissioner also issued this statement to the rest of Council: “The Municipality has gone to great lengths to provide “training” opportunities for Council some of which have been repeated with perhaps questionable results…It is a concern to me that after extensive training the group has not been able to move forward in a more positive way so as to insure the interests of the community are “firsthand foremost” and that a healthy forum and appropriate decorum are established and maintained.” Council voted to accept the report; the Mayor offered no statement.

 

 

AYLMER COMMERCIAL BUILDING WAY UP

 

Kale Brown, Aylmer’s Director of Planning and Development, reported at a recent Council meeting that commercial/industrial building permits for the town had increased substantially last year. The number of permits had jumped from 12 to 32 from 2016 to 2017 and their value had gone from 1.7 million to 117.2 million dollars. Residential permits had also jumped going from 55 to 63 over the same period. Added Mr. Brown: “The 2017 building permit construction values are the highest on record for Aylmer. This can be attributed to two highly specialized large industrial expansions in Aylmer in 2017 – the expansion of the IGPC Ethanol facility and the addition of the carbon dioxide recapture facility by Air Liquide on the same site. Further large industrial expansion at Rem-Tech on White St. also added long term value to the community in 2017. Commercial activity has also had a strong year driven by the development of A&W, Dollarama, and the renovations for the new Domino’s Pizza. The total number of residential permits were up in 2017 but the value of construction was below the 2016 level pointing to more small project permits and a limited supply of vacant lots for new homes.”

 

 

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