Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, Nov. 2/17

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OBITUARY – Duncan, Marilyn Faye (Rickard) of RR6, Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 71st year. Survivors: husband Robert Duncan; one daughter etc.. She worked for many years at Amtelecom and as a secretary at East Elgin Secondary School. The funeral service will be held at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Monday at 1 pm with visitation Sunday from 1-4 pm.

 

-THU – EESS  GIRLS BBALL PLAYOFF -EESS 36 CECI 13

 

*THEAYLMERNEWS publishes Mon, Tue, and Thursday

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*OCT 23-NOV 17 Aylmer Fall Leaf Collection

-Bayham 7 pm, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

 

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

-Sat -SOLD OUT/APAC Presents: Myles Goodwin; OTH Theatre; 7:30 pm

-Sat/Sun – CLOCKS BACK

 

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 7 pm

*AYLMER CHRISTMAS PARADE – Nov. 25

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-GIRLS BBALL -SR – Parkside 38 EESS 31; JR – EESS 30 PCI 25

-BOYS VBALL – EESS 3 AVSS 0

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Friesen, Susana of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 80th year. Survivors: husband Wilhelm Friesen, six children etc.. She was born in Mexico. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm; the funeral service will be held at the Bradley Street Church of God Friday at 11 am.

 

 

OPP SEEK VEHICLE

 

BELMONT – (From Elgin OPP) – Early yesterday around 4 am Elgin OPP responded to a report of dangerous driving on Belmont Road near Seventh Avenue just north of here. Police learned that a black Ford F-250 had made intentional contact with a vehicle and then left the scene southbound on Belmont Road. The incident started when the Ford F-250 pulled out of the Husky Gas Station near the 401. There was some damage to the struck vehicle and it is thought that the black Ford F-250 would have some damage to the front passenger side bumper.

 

 

A READER WRITES:

 

(Re-Library Meeting Monday) – “Let me suggest to Council that “nearly” 75 showing up to this meeting indicates that the majority of taxpayers in this town have no interest in either moving or building a library. The proposal to not spend ratepayers tax dollars on either of these “options” was the reason most of this council got elected in the last local election. What happened to all those people that signed the petition that is quoted so famously. No shows. Why? Mostly because the signatures were not all Aylmer taxpayers.” (Gary Rabbets)

 

 

AYLMER HALLOWE’EN QUIET

 

Police Chief Andre Reymer reported no incidents, “a quiet night” in town on Hallowe’en.

 

 

AYL-MAL. MUSEUM TOUR OF HOMES #2

 

(The Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s 15th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held on Friday, November 17 from 7-10 pm and Saturday, November 18 from 1-9 pm. The Museum Supper is on Friday at 6 pm at the Aylmer Baptist Church.)-  “A second home on the Tour is this ranch style house at 28 Charles Court owned by Dave and Julie Roszell. The house was built in 1990 and purchased by the Roszells in 2000. Dave and Julie have recently renovated their home in the popular modern farmhouse style of designers Chip and Joanna Gaines.”

 

 

REMB. DAY IN BAYHAM SUNDAY SERVICES

 

A Remembrance Day service will be held Sunday at 11 am in Vienna. In attendance will be Pt Burwell Legion Branch 524’s Colour Guard. Later in Pt Burwell, a parade will be leaving the Legion at 1:30 pm and march to the cenotaph for a service there.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Oct. 31/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*OCT 23-NOV 17 Aylmer Fall Leaf Collection

-EESS hosts: Girls Bball v Parkside

 

-Wed -EEC Complex Board; 7 pm

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

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

-Sat -APAC Presents: Myles Goodwin; OTH Theatre; 7:30 pm

-Sat/Sun – CLOCKS CHANGE

 

 

LIBRARY MEETING: BUILD AN ADDITION

 

About 75 persons attended Aylmer Council’s Library Location session last night at the EEC Complex. Council wanted public input on the two choices they have proposed for library expansion – an addition south of the present library or building a stand alone structure on Myrtle St. A clear majority of the fifteen speakers preferred the addition. Only two spoke favourably for a Myrtle St. building. (Council is also conducting an online survey with the same choices – the deadline is tomorrow.)

Some comments:

Roberta Wilson – “That Bailey bridge to Myrtle St. limits traffic flow, I am also concerned about what they might find in the soil, They demolished that house on John St. to expand the library so let’s use the space, Will you listen?”

Grace Miedema – “Myrtle St. offers a quiet park setting, children can get there easily, parking is quite accessible, the walking trail makes it accessible”

Michelle Toth – “I work with special needs children at EESS, the Myrtle St. bridge is not easily accessible for children with special needs, it would especially not be accessible in the winter months. I have been to the Pt. Stanley library and they use the facility as well for a spin off for the theatre, as a meet and greet place – that could be done here uptown”

Bill Murch – “Our group’s petition said people wanted 10,000 square feet in the downtown core; it needs to have a full raised basement and one level above ground and that will give you the 10,000 square feet it needs, the present building has architectural value but it has had alterations over the years – Ontario Heritage will work cooperatively with us on this, other towns have done it”

Penni Hilliker – “I speak on behalf of the McGregor school staff, We would have to get busing to go to a Myrtle St. location and that is too expensive, it is too far to walk. We love where it is”

Jamie Chapman – “These are your two choices? Why not spend 2.3 million for a stand alone in Bear Park (uptown). What is going to be the cost of cleaning up that site on Myrtle St.? That Bailey bridge in the middle of winter will be too dangerous”

Larry Jeffery – “A few of us surveyed people going in and out of the library recently and we found that of 55 surveyed, 46 wanted to keep the addition right there, 4 wanted Myrtle Street and 5 were undecided”

Brett Hueston – “We should defer the decision until after the next election, I have no confidence in your process or in your vote, we can’t trust council”

Ian Johnson – “A library has many possibilities, it is a gateway to helping people, it is a place where everyone can go, a place of refuge, this kind of library should not be in an out of the way place but in a place already available”

Tom Charlton – “We need to keep it downtown for downtown businesses, there is lots of green space there already with Palmer Park and Balmoral Park. A stand alone uptown should have been one of the choices”

Norman Jones – “You have an ideal location now, accessible to the schools. Build next to your ideal location”

Aylmer Library Expansion Supporters – “Keep it downtown where it is visible and accessible, not down a side street where it’s not. A library is the best use of our key tourist attraction, the old town hall; there is lots of green space left with an addition uptown, But council’s plan is not big enough, we need 10,000 square feet – it’s what’s suggested by experts, it’s what other towns have, it’s affordable and Aylmer deserves it.”

 

 

EAST ELGIN SCHOOLS: HALLOWE’EN EVENTS

 

-Principal Kim Simpson at Davenport – “We are celebrating Hallowe’en with a black and orange day and a pumpkin decorating contest. We also have a canned food drive, “Scare Away Hunger”.

-Principal Charlotte Wall at McGregor – “We are having a black and orange day with an assembly at 11:30″

-Principal Patricia Tomico at Summers Corners – “On Friday we had 3 separate Halloween dances. One for the primaries, one for the juniors and one for the intermediates. On Tuesday we will be celebrating by having a black and orange day.”

-Principal Lisa Trewin at Straffordville -“We are having a black and orange day. As well each division has a block of the day to enjoy dance and physical activity in the gym. We are collecting canned food for admission.”

 

 

BOOK WEEK AT IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN

 

(Information from teacher Nancy Robinson at Immanuel Christian school) “We are looking forward to an exciting Book Week at Immanuel Christian School this week. In addition to a number of in-class and in-library activities, we will be holding Book Fairs with books from Living Books (Christian books, CDs, etc) and Scholastic (fiction and nonfiction books for children and teens). This is open to the public on Thursday from 5:30-7 pm. On Wednesday, we are pleased to have presentations by Kari-Lynn Winters. She is a St. Thomas native who has authored more than 20 books. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in St. Catharines. One of her latest books, French Toast, is nominated for the Forest of Reading program sponsored by the Ontario Library Association.”

 

 

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MONDAY, Oct. 30/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*OCT 23-NOV 17 Aylmer Fall Leaf Collection

-Aylmer Council Public Library Meeting; EECC (Imperial); 7 pm

 

-Tue -EESS hosts: Girls Bball v Parkside

-Wed -EEC Complex Board; 7 pm

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

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

 

 

AYLMER APARTMENT FIRE

 

(Information from Chief Sam Taylor) – “On Tuesday at 5:30 pm 17 firefighters responded to 5 Walnut St. for a reported structure fire. Fire crews encountered heavy smoke conditions. The majority of the fire damage was to Unit 2 with water and smoke damage to Unit 1 and smoke damage to the remainder of the building. No damage estimate at this time. The possible cause of the fire is electrical. The work being done on the building roof was not a factor in the cause of the fire. There were working smoke alarms present. The two displaced occupants found lodging with family members.”

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-GIRLS BBALL – SR – CECI 39 EESS (5-2) 31; JR – EESS (7-3) 36 CECI 16

-BOYS VBALL – SR – PCI 3 EESS (4-4) 1; JR – PCI 3 EESS (1-7) 0

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-Oct 26, station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on James Line

-Oct 26, station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on Centre Ct. Vienna

-Oct 27, station 2 Straffordville, CO alarm sounding on Plank Rd

-Oct 27, station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on Victoria St.

 

 

SPITS GRAZED TWICE

 

AYLMER – The Aylmer Spitfires were on the losing end of a pair of 2-1 scores in Provincial Junior C hockey this weekend. Friday they were edged 2-1 in Exeter and Saturday here they fell 2-1 to Dorchester. Friday, Exeter outshot Aylmer in every period in the win – James Collins was the lone Spits’ marksman. Saturday, Dorchester broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the last five minutes of play – Dallas Loiselle had the only Aylmer marker. The Spitfires now have three wins and ten losses in the nine team league. Next game is Saturday hosting Lambeth.

 

 

ELGIN HEALTH: WHOOPING COUGH CONCERN

 

(Contributed) – “Elgin St. Thomas Public Health has noted a rise in the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases over the past week. The Health Unit would like you to make sure you are up-to-date with all your shots (vaccines) and to speak with your doctor right away if you have an unexplained cough that has lasted a long time. See your doctor if you have had a cough that lasts more than two weeks. Whooping cough may end with vomiting and/or a “whooping” sound. In many people, the symptoms get worse and last for weeks and even months. Whooping cough is very serious for babies and pregnant women in their last 3 months of pregnancy.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-White, Elva Mae of Springwater passed away Sunday in her 100th year. Wife of the late Charles White. Survivors: daughter in law Pat White, grandchildren Bryan and Jason(Brandy) White etc… Elva was a resident of Springwater since 1941. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Oct. 26/17

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*THEAYLMERNEWS publishes Mon., Tue. and Thursdays

 

*THU-EESS FOOTBALL-JR-EESS(6-0)35LonBeal0;SR-EESS(2-3-1)35Beal 0

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*OCT 23-NOV 17 Aylmer Fall Leaf Collection

-EESS hosts: Football v Lon Beal (1 pm, 3 pm); Boys VBall v Parkside

-Thu-Sat -A.C.T. presents ‘Outside Mullingar’ (see ad)

 

-Fri -Vienna Memorial Park Upgrades Ceremony, 11:30 am

-Fri -Schools PA Day/Public Skating at EEC Complex, 11 am-1

-Fri -Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat-Sun -Periscope Presents: ‘No-Tell Motel’ (see ad)

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

 

*Mon -Aylmer Council Public Library Meeting; 7 pm; EEC Complex

 

 

EESS SPORTS THIS WEEK:

 

-GIRLS BBALL – JR – Huron Pk 38 EESS 36

-BOYS VBALL – SR – EESS 3 CECI 2

 

 

SCHOOL FRAUD: AYLMER WOMAN CHARGED 

 

NEW SARUM – Elgin OPP have concluded an investigation into allegations of fraudulent behaviour at New Sarum Public School. In July police were alerted by School Council to discrepancies in their funds after the Council was notified of “unusual activity by their financial institution”. As a result of the investigation, a 42-year-old Aylmer woman has been charged with: Theft over $5,000 and Theft under $5,000.

 

 

ZACH ANNEN: 5TH YR. CARLETON FOOTBALL

 

(Zach Annen, grandson of Case and Jane Annen of Aylmer, is in his fifth year as a starting centre with the Carleton Ravens university football team in Ottawa. Zach was chosen by the Montreal Alouettes in the past summer’s CFL draft. He returned to Carleton to finish his Aerospace Engineering degree. This year Carleton’s record was 3 wins, 5 losses and they missed the playoffs. Said Zach:) “Things didn’t go great this year. Our season ended this past Saturday with a loss to the Guelph Gryphons. It was an up and down season with a last second win versus Queens in week one, back to back losses versus McMaster and Laurier, a heartbreaking loss to Waterloo in week 4, and a double overtime win versus Ottawa U in the Panda game. This was also the 3rd year in a row that Carleton has had a 1000 yard rusher, which is a point of pride for the offensive line. I have been in contact with the offensive line coach in Montreal about what I should be working on getting ready for next year. Going forward I will be re-signing with Montreal and getting ready for their training camp in May.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS

 

Work is progressing on the new Dollar Store building on John St. north in Aylmer (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

FALL SKATING, PROGRAMS AT EECC COMPLEX

 

(Information from Lauren Boyle of the EEC Complex) – Public skating and other programs are now in full swing this fall at the EECC Complex. Public skating occurs Sundays from 1-2:30 pm; Adult skating is Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 am; Tiny Tots Skating (under 5) is also Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 am and Family Skates are held on the last Friday of the month from 5-6 pm. A Speed Skating program for ages 6 and up is available to the public – the fee is $120 for the ten weeks. Pickleball runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 11 and Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 pm to 9. And shuffleboard is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 pm. (Check the EECC website as some dates may be cancelled).

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Police Chief Andre Reymer)

-Police charged a 13 year old Malahide boy with possession of a narcotic after staff at EESS found he was holding a bag of marijuana inside the school one day last week.

 

-Police set up a radar trailer on South St west for 24 hours recently and found that most of the drivers in the 40 kph zone were within 12 kph of the speed limit. Police try to put the radar trailer out monthly when they get a request from the public about a perceived problem.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Oct. 24/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Seniors Day Out; EEC Complex; 9:30 am; (see Thu story)

-Aylmer Library:Harvest Story Time; 6:30pm; Pre-Register

 

-Thu -EESS hosts: Football v Lon Beal; Boys VBall v Parkside

-Thu-Sat -A.C.T. presents ‘Outside Mullingar’ (see ad)

-Fri -Schools PA Day/Public Skating at EEC Complex, 11 am-1

-Fri -Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat-Sun -Periscope Presents: ‘No-Tell Motel’ (see ad)

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

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Brown, “ Len” John Leonard of St. Thomas passed away Sunday in his 85th year. Husband of the late Joan (Loft) Lowe. Survivors: four children etc. A celebration of Life will be held at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 pm with visitation prior from 1-2 pm.

 

 

MALAHIDE SELLING WASTE CONTAINERS

 

(Information from Talya Jones, Malahide Physical Services Clerk) – “The Township of Malahide has initiated a composting promotion to assist residents in reducing their household waste.   Composters are currently sold at the Township office and Kitchen Food Waste Containers will soon be made available. These containers will be offered for $3.50 (including HST). This composting promotion is intended to align with the 2018 bag tag pickup for residents. The 2 gallon Kitchen Food Waste Containers are made from 100% high density polyethylene, are PBA free, and are easy to clean. Kitchen scraps can be collected efficiently without odours and be easily transported to the backyard composter.”

 

 

TVDSB ELEMENTARY CROSS COUNTRY

 

Top ten placings by East Elgin elementary school athletes in the TVDSB elementary cross country race held at Fanshawe Park last Tuesday – Fowler Little, South Dorchester, 6th, Junior Boys.

 

 

THE DR. IS OUT – 136 YEARS LATER!

 

When Dr. Duncan Sinclair retires this week it will mark the end of a remarkable streak of a family’s medical service to Aylmer – there has been a ‘Dr. Sinclair’ in town for 136 years. And with the exception of a six year gap, that service has been continuous. Dr. Sinclair’s grandfather Dr. Coll Sinclair, who was born on a farm in Yarmouth, first hung out his shingle in 1875 in the brick residence on Talbot St. west across from the Bargain Shop. That building became the family home and office until just recently. Dr. Coll Sinclair added to his busy schedule by serving as Aylmer’s second Mayor, by Chairing the Aylmer High School Board for over 35 years and by even running once, unsuccessfully, in a federal election. His son Dr. Charles Sinclair joined him in 1911 and continued his practice, except for a period in the Medical Corps in World War One, until he passed away in 1958. Charles’ son Dr. Duncan Sinclair returned to Aylmer as a Doctor in  1964.

 

 

AYL-MAL. MUSEUM TOUR OF HOMES #1

 

(The Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s 15th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held on Friday, November 17 from 7-10 pm and Saturday, November 18 from 1-9 pm. The Museum Supper is on Friday at 6 pm at the Aylmer Baptist Church.)-  “The first home on the tour is on Caverly Road south and is owned by Johanna and Bosko Rados. This one and a half storey home was the original farmhouse built by Eli and Ellen Caverly in the early 1870’s. At this time, the beautiful old trees along the south end of Caverly Road were planted by Eli and his eldest son John Sanford. Their youngest son Charles lived in this house until his death in 1952, when the land began to be divided and sold. In 2003, the Rados family purchased this home. They began extensive renovations themselves. Notice the wrap-around veranda, with white pillars on fieldstone bases. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a “spa” bathroom with an electric fireplace.  Johanna’s large modern kitchen has painted tumbled limestone tiles behind the cooktop, a woven the table runner and a braided oval rug under the table. In 2008 the very large living room with its bank of windows, the downstairs bathroom, and the extra large mudroom were added.”

 

 

 

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MONDAY, Oct. 23/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tue -Seniors Day Out; EEC Complex; 9:30 am; (see Thu story)

-Tue -Aylmer Library:Harvest Story Time; 6:30pm; Pre-Register

 

-Thu -EESS hosts: Football v Lon Beal; Boys VBall v Parkside

-Thu-Sat -A.C.T. presents ‘Outside Mullingar’ (see ad)

-Fri -Schools PA Day/Public Skating at EEC Complex, 11 am-1

-Fri -Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat-Sun -Periscope Presents: ‘No-Tell Motel’ (see ad)

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

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-FOOTBALL – EESS (1-3-1) 35 Strathroy 0; Jr – EESS (5-0) 20 Strathroy 6

-GIRLS BBALL – SR – EESS (5-1) 32 Till 12; JR – EESS (6-2)  34 Till 27

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-DeKraker, Case of Aylmer passed away Thursday in his 86th year. Survivors: wife Tietje “Tilly” (Slager) DeKraker; five children etc.. He was born in The Netherlands, was a farmer in Bayham and a Real Estate agent in the Aylmer area for many years. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 pm from the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church.

 

-Hayes, Colin of Aylmer passed away Saturday in his 85th year. Survivors: wife Elfriede (Meyer) Hayes; one child etc.. He was born in England and had a 39-year career in policing  including coming to Aylmer as an instructor at the Ontario Police College (1989-1993). Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11am.

 

 

SPITS BREAK DOWNWARD SPIRAL

 

AYLMER – The Aylmer Spitfires snapped their five game losing skid by downing Lucan 4-1 here Saturday in Provincial Junior C hockey. Friday they had been edged 6-4 in Lambeth. Their record is now 3 wins and 8 losses. Friday the Spits fell behind 5-1 to first place Lambeth before a brief rally late in the third period – James Collins led Aylmer with two goals with singles going to Ryan VanRoestel and Channin George. Saturday, the Spitfires never trailed – marksmen were VanRoestel, George, Luke Vanderspank and Luke Bettencourt. This week the Spits play in Exeter Friday and host Dorchester, who have lost 3 times already this year, Saturday.

 

AYLMER 4 LUCAN 1 

Period 1

Aylmer – Luke Vanderspank (James Collins, Luke Bettencourt) 2:03

Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (Tyler Hinde, James Collins) 19:49

Period 3

Lucan – Jason Braun (Dillon Saunders, Justin Ross) 0:26

Aylmer – Ryan Van Roestel (pp) (Dawson Winchester, Channin George) 2:25

Aylmer – Channin George (Dawson Winchester, Ryan Van Roestel) 12:37

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-Oct 16 -Station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Wardwalk Line

-Oct 18, Station 2 Straffordville, CO alarm on Culloden Rd

-Oct 20, Station 2 Straffordville, false alarm at Straffordville Public School

-Oct 21, Station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Jackson Line

-Oct 21, Station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on Fulton St. in Vienna

 

 

DR. DINCAN SINCLAIR RETIRES

 

Dr. Duncan Sinclair addresses the crowd at a retirement reception held for him Sunday at the Saxonia Hall. Flanked by his family, from left, children Jane, Duncan, Kathy, wife Marg and friend Judi Wright, Dr. Sinclair recalled highlights of his Aylmer medical career which began in 1964 and is ending this month. (kb)

 

 

SOME READERS WRITE:

 

(Re-Aylmer Council Online Library Survey) “That’s not a survey! That is simply and only offering us, the rate payer, only one option: where we will build. No option is offered as to doing neither. Council is fooling no one.” (John Vandermeersch)

 

“I have to agree with Mr Vandermeersh. This whole thing has become a farce! There is no option on this “survey” for those who either feel these are the wrong choices or would prefer to not spend rate payers money on anything related to a Library.” (Gary Rabbets).

 

 

EESS NEWS

 

BY ALEXIS FEHR

“The beginning of school has come and gone, with no hesitation jumping right back into the school routine and activities. On Wednesday Oct. 11th the Mogai and Allies club held a meeting at lunch, as well as the Open Doors club. On Thursday the 12th the RPGCA club held an information meeting about the comic-con being attended that weekend. On Oct 16th GABAA held a meeting at lunch. Grade 12’s have a chance to gain volunteer hours by going to guidance to sign up for tutoring younger students. Students can buy popcorn from the CLC class at lunch for $2. Also on Wednesday the annual Girls and Boys Conference was held for the grade 9’s. On Thursday at lunch there was an Art Club meeting, an information meeting for the girls hockey team, a PAC meeting, and a Wordflight meeting. Friday was Jersey day. This Thursday is Ice Cream day in the courtyard at lunch and later that night at 7pm coffeehouse will be held – as always $5 and $4.50 with a mug to get in.”

 

 

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THURSDAY, Oct. 19/17

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-THU –EESS FOOTBALL – JR – EESS 21 Medway 7; SR – Medway 28 EESS 0

 

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*ALL WEEK – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

-EESS Parent-Teacher Night; 4-7 pm

-Bayham 7pm, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-EESS hosts: Girls BBall v Till. Glendale

-Thu-Sun -A.C.T. presents ‘Outside Mullingar’ (see ad)

 

-Fri-Sun -Periscope Presents: ‘No-Tell Motel’ (see ad)

-Fri -Eastlink ch 10 – London Knights host: Kitchener

-Fri -Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Library: Pete the Cat Cupcake Party, 2pm

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

-Sun -Dr. Sinclair Open House; Saxonia Hall; 1-4 pm

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Bergen, Franz of Port Burwell passed away on Tuesday in his 63rd year. Survivors: wife Helena (Klassen) Bergen; 11 children etc.. He was born in Mexico. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm; the funeral service will be held at the Reinland Mennonite Church on Friday at 2 pm.

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-GIRLS BBALL – SR – EESS 35 Coll Ave 16; JR – Coll Ave 35 EESS 34

 

 

COUNCIL LIBRARY SURVEY

 

Aylmer Council at their regular session Monday decided to put a survey on their website concerning the library expansion options which are being discussed at a public meeting at the EEC Complex on October 30. The survey question is: Are you in favour of the Town of Aylmer investing in a capital project to provide additional/new library space? 1-Located at 23 Myrtle Street, 8,000 Sq. Ft. Stand Alone Building, Approx. Cost $2.5 million or 2-Located at 38 John Street South, 5,000 Sq. Ft. Addition to the Old Town Hall, Approx. Cost $1.6 million. The survey will remain on the website until November 1.

 

 

SENIORS DAY OUT TUES. AT EECC

 

(Contributed) – The monthly Seniors Day Out program at the EEC Complex will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 9:30 am to 12:30. The program includes: recreational activities (choice of adult skate, shuffleboard, pickleball or a fitness class) and guest speaker Georgina Blankenship on “Simple Meal Ideas Fir 1-2 People”. The cost is $10, lunch is provided and registration in advance is required.

 

EESS: GRADE NINE SPEAKERS DAY

 

(Contributed) – EESS Grade 9 Boys and Girls each had their own full day of events planned yesterday including guest speakers, workshop stations run by outside agencies (including Public Health Unit), and group activities run by events class and staff. Boys guest speaker – Kellen DeVos; Girls Guest speakers – Emma O’Connor (Femme Force Fitness) and Najwa Zebian.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Oct. 17/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*ALL WEEK – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

-EESS hosts: Girls BBall v Wood. College Ave

 

-Thu -EESS Parent-Teacher Night; 4-7 pm

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

-Thu -EESS hosts: Girls BBall v Till. Glendale

-Thu-Sun -A.C.T. presents ‘Outside Mullingar’ (see ad)

-Fri-Sun -Periscope Presents: ‘No-Tell Motel’ (see ad)

-Fri -Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Library: Pete the Cat Cupcake Party, 2pm

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

-Sun -Dr. Sinclair Open House; Saxonia Hall; 1-4 pm

 

 

ANNUAL CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARD

 

(Contributed) – The Aylmer and Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented its annual Community Spirit award to Aylmer Glass and Mirror. Aylmer Glass & Mirror was purchased by Tony and Deb Holcombe in 2003 and they moved to 30 Progress Drive in 2006 to a new and larger building…The award states: “Community Responsibility has always been important to Tony and Deb. They have supported numerous organizations such as Aylmer Minor Hockey Association, Aylmer Performing Arts, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Crime Stoppers – Bail or Jail, East Elgin Community Complex events, East Elgin Library Reading Program and Elgin – St Thomas United Way etc….The Aylmer & Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Spirit award is about recognizing local organizations and business members that show true community spirit.”

 

 

NEW STOP SIGNS

 

(Information from Aylmer Police Chief Andre Reymer) – “The Town revised their traffic by-law this summer: moving parking off Talbot St. to new spots on St. Andrew, changing parking and bus drop offs around McGregor school, new markings for the courtesy cross walks, revised crosswalk lights at Raglan and new stop signs at Queen & Water and at Caverly & South streets.

We posted in our Police Facebook page about Water & Queen violators and then the same for Caverly & South. The signs and road markings at Caverly went up Oct 4th. We started doing focused enforcement on Friday the 6th. (The Police handed out tickets to several motorists who went through the new signs at Caverly/South). The Town then put up an additional stop sign in the opposite lane and a flashing light to draw motorists’ attention. The flasher is temporary. The response last week was significantly better. The Caverly stop signs slow traffic and better manage the intersections. It is adjacent to a school and also allows better pedestrian flow.

 

 

WEEKEND WINDS

 

(Information from Paul Falk of Hydro One) – “In Aylmer and the surrounding area we were not as hard hit (by the winds Sunday) as other areas. We had a half a dozen calls in the Hydro One Aylmer service territory. The province had aproximately 640 calls with over 500 lines and forestry staff working on them. Aylmer crews went to other areas to assist with power restoration when we were cleaned up.”

 

 

PERISCOPE PRESENTS: ‘NO TELL MOTEL’

 

(Information from Rosemary White of Periscope Theatre in Pt. Burwell) – Port Burwell Periscope Playhouse is planning for an exciting fall season. We start with the comedy ‘No Tell Motel’ (this  Friday) which is written by Michael G. Wilmot from London and directed by Jeff Rogers: Brandon and Sarah plan a quick rendezvous at a local motel but a hotel manager with issues of guilt and an inconvenient husband somehow combine for a happy ending. Actors are Tim Wells, Greg Poulsen and two new ones in Tamara Lunykury and Darryl Henry. Other dates are on the poster. (see ad)

 

Also, on November 18th at 2 pm and 8 pm, we welcome back Roy Leblanc performing his award winning tributes to Roy Orbison, Elvis, Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash. Roy will join us again on November 19th at 2 pm to sing Elvis gospel songs followed by a social hour.

 

 

MCGREGOR WALKING SCHOOL BUS

 

(Information from McGregor teacher Penny Hilliker) – “McGregor Public School is welcoming students arriving on a new kind of bus on Wednesdays in October – a Walking School Bus.  Several routes are used led by parent volunteer “drivers”. All students are encouraged to walk or wheel to school each Wednesday day in October as part of International Walk to School Month. At McGregor, walkers were greeted by snacks, drinks and prizes on October 4 to kick off the month-long focus on active transportation. Benefits of this program are – encourage Walking and Wheeling to School, Improved physical and mental community health of students, improved traffic and safety around school etc..”

 

 

BULK GOING; HAZARDOUS WASTE?

 

The Hazardous Waste depot for Aylmer and Malahide residents was discontinued after both Councils last fall signed an agreement with the City of St. Thomas to have residents take their hazardous/bulk waste to a recycling depot at 330 South Edgeware Road (north of the bypass in St.Thomas).  Residents can access the depot year round – it is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm. Household hazardous waste will be accepted on Saturdays only. The depot will collect tires, electronics, yard waste, appliances etc. for free but a fee will be assessed for construction materials, furniture, mattresses etc..

 

 

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MONDAY, Oct. 16/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*ALL WEEK – Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

-Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

-Tue -EESS hosts: Girls BBall v Wood. College Ave

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

-Thu -EESS hosts: Girls BBall v Till. Glendale

-Thu-Sun – A.C.T. presents ‘Outside Mullingar’ (see ad)

-Fri-Sun -Periscope Presents: ‘NoTell Motel’ (see ad)

-Fri -Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Sat -Aylmer Library: Pete the Cat Cupcake Party, 2pm

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

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Scott, Milton Donald of Aylmer passed away at Chartwell Residence, Aylmer on Thursday in his 93rd year. Husband of the late Doris Scott(2011). Survivors: five children including Brenda Kennedy(Thom), Beverly Gustavson (Scott), and Darryl Scott (Shelley) of the Aylmer area etc.. A family service will be held at a later date; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Decoster, Mary of Aylmer passed away Thursday in her 95th year. Wife of the late Julien Decoster and mother of the late Betty Ostrander (2005). The funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrows this morning; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

SPITS GROUNDED

 

AYLMER – The Aylmer Spitfires lost all three of their weekend games in Provincial Junior C hockey. Friday they were edged 5-3 in Thamesford, Saturday they were decisioned 6-3 by Pt. Stanley at home and yesterday they were downed 9-4 again by Pt. Stanley there. The Spits now have 2 wins, 7 losses in the nine team league. Friday Aylmer crawled back from a 4-1 deficit but couldn’t get the equalizer – Brayden Smith, Luke Regier and Jake Morin tallied for the Spits. Saturday, Pt. Stanley counted an empty net marker in the win – Smith, Luke Bettencourt and Ryan VanRoestel tallied for the Spitfires. Sunday, 11 misconduct penalties were assessed as Pt. Stanley led 7-3 after two periods – Smith, James Collins, Connor Richer and Dawson Winchester connected for Aylmer. This week the Spits have two games – Friday in Lambeth and Saturday hosting Lucan.

 

SAT.: PT STANLEY 6 AYLMER 3

Period 1
Port Stanley – Nolan Blewett (Tyler Foslett) 8:53
Aylmer – Brayden Smith (power play) (Jake Morin) 15:14
Aylmer – Ryan Van Roestel (Sebastian NogueiraChannin George) 16:29
Period 2
Port Stanley – Tyler Foslett (short handed) (Nolan Blewett) 11:07
Port Stanley – Tyler Foslett (unassisted) 14:09
Period 3
Port Stanley – Nolan Blewett (unassisted) 4:26
Aylmer – Luke Bettencourt (power play) (James Collins) 8:03
Port Stanley – Nolan Blewett (power play) (Shane Kocsis-Cochrane) 8:09
Port Stanley – Derek Smith (empty net) (Brayden LatimerNola

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Andre Reymer) – A 70 year old school bus operator driving an empty school bus was charged with unsafe reversing after he backed up his eastbound bus on South St. west, around 8:40 am on Oct. 3,  to allow a westbound driver to pull into a private driveway and struck a vehicle behind him causing extensive damage.

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-GIRLS BBALL – SR – EESS (3-1) 28 AVSS 6; JR – EESS (5-1) 38 Dorchester 11

-BOYS VBALL – SR – PCI 3 EESS (2-2) 0

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-Oct 13, Station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on Stafford Rd.

-Oct 15, Station 2 Straffordville, wires down on Calton Li.

-Oct 15, Station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Plank Rd. near Eden.

-Oct 15, Station 1 Port Burwell, wires down on Toll Gate Rd.

-Oct 15, Station 1 Port Burwell, wires down on Tunnel Li.

-Oct 15, Station 1 Port Burwell, burn complaint on Elm St. Vienna

-Oct 16, Station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Wardwalk Li.

 

 

A.C.T. PLAY – OUTSIDE MULLINGAR: THUR.

 

(The opening play this fall from the Aylmer Community Theatre begins Thursday. Information from Director Barb Warnock) – “‘Outside Mullingar’ is the first show of Aylmer Community Theatre’s seventeenth season. The play is written by award winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, author of Doubt and Moonstruck, and explores the lives of two families living on farms in Killucan, Ireland. Opening on the day of Chris Muldoon’s funeral, the kitchen of father Tony and son Anthony Reilly becomes the setting for the revelation of family secrets. Recent widow Aoife Muldoon and her daughter, Rosemary, live next door and have done so their entire lives. The love that Rosemary feels for Anthony is being threatened by an old land dispute. And by the fact that his father is threatening to give away the farm. Outside Mullingar is a compassionate, delightfully funny work about how it is never too late to take a chance on love.

Directed by Barbara Warnock, Outside Mullingar features three “new to ACT” actors: April Chappell plays Aoife Muldoon; Stephen Flindall has the role of Anthony Reilly; Catharine Sullivan is Rosemary Muldoon. Paul Blower, perhaps best know to Aylmer audiences for his wonderful portrayal of Mr. Lewicki in Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out, tackles the role of Tony Reilly. Season tickets are available at Campbell’s II and tickets for individual shows are also available at The Prime Ingredient and Groovy Moon. For more information visit www.aylmertheatre.ca

 

 

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THURSDAY, Oct. 12/17

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*THE AYLMERNEWS publishes Mon., Tue. and Thursdays

*THEAYLMERNEWS begins its 9th year this week

 

*THURS. EESS SPORTS

-FOOTBALL – JR – EESS 21 Medway 7; SR – Medway 28 EESS 0

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts: Boys VBall v Parkside

-Aylmer Fire Dept. Open House 7-9 pm; Fire Safety Week

 

-Fri -Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-Fri -Eastlink ch 10 London Knights: v Windsor, 7:30 pm

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Pt. Stanley, 7:15 pm

-Sun -Eastlink ch 10 London Knights: v Owen Sound, 2 pm

 

-Mon – Aylmer Council, 7 pm

-NEXT WEEK – Aylmer Bulk Pickup

 

 

KIRA CORNELISSEN NOT RETURNING

 

(Kira Cornelissen, a graduate of EESS,  is back at Brock University this fall but is not on the Brock Women’s Basketball team roster as they begin exhibition play this weekend. Information is from Dita Cornelissen of Aylmer, Kira’s mother): “Kira has decided to retire from competitive basketball. Four years of university ball took a toll on her body. She struggled with back issues from the physical game she played under the net and her last concussion really made her think about her long term health. She had a great career. She wore her Brock jersey with pride and proudly represented Aylmer throughout her career. I don’t think that she’s done with basketball though. She’s been asked to help coach a D1 U11 girls team in Welland.”

Kira was named to the OUA Rookie AllStar team in her first year and last year, as well as being team captain, was a first team All Star. Last season she led the OUA in scoring average (20 ppg) and defensive rebounds average – her numbers for both were also second in Canada. She unfortunately missed the final seven games of the schedule after suffering a concussion.

 

 

CHAMBER BREAKFAST: MAYOR’S SPEECH 2

 

(The following is an excerpt from Malahide Mayor Dave Mennill’s address at the annual Aylmer Chamber of Commerce breakfast recently) – “I am happy to report that we have had a successful year. The following points are examples of our current projects: We have purchased 20 acres of Industrial land on Hacienda Road across from the Ontario Police College. We hope to develop that land into an Industrial park to fill future needs. Regarding the construction of a new fire hall on Imperial Road, south of John Wise Line, this project will allow us to consolidate Fire Hall #1 and Fire Hall #2, and over the long term, reduce operational costs and staffing needs. The projected savings from this consolidation will pay for the new fire hall over a twenty year period. To support the renewed interest in baseball over the past few years, we have completed a paved walkway, a third baseball diamond, and enclosed storage building at the Malahide Community Place. This was made possible by a Canada 150 Grant. We are continuing to make improvements to the Port Bruce Pier and the Wannacot Park area. This is a continuation of works approved and funded by the Canada 150 Grant.  In recognition of the increase in cycling tourism opportunities, a new Bike repair station and water station have been installed in Wonnacott Park. We are also working with the County on branding the cycling trail which extends southerly along Imperial Road from Aylmer to Port Bruce. We are excited about the potential for our future projects.”

 

 

ELEMENTARY CROSS COUNTRY

 

(Information from Cross Country Convenor Penny Hilliker of McGregor) – AYLMER – Top three placings of East Elgin runners at the Elgin Elementary Cross Country meet held Tuesday Oct. 3 at Steen Park (top 5/best team and top ten/individuals advance to TVDSB race next week) – Novice Boys –Cody Rogers, South Dorchester (SD), third; Girls – South Dorchester team first; Bantam Boys – Marshall Telfer,SD, first; Cam Hurteau, SD, third; McGregor team first; Girls – Springfield team, first; Junior Boys – Fowler Little, SD, first; Gavin Russell, Davenport, third; Girls – SD team, first; Senior Boys – Reid Lester, Davenport, first; Nate Twinem , Summers Corners (SC), second, Calvin Austen, SC, third; Girls – Shelby Laidlaw, SC, third; Open Girls – SC team, first; Mikela Moyer, Davenport, first.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Priddle, Ivan Harley of Eden passed away on Friday in his 80th year. Survivors: wife Helen Brinn (Priddle); one son etc.. Ivan worked for Bayham Township for many years. The funeral service was held at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg this morning.

 

-Smale, Wilmer of Crampton passed away Saturday in his 85th year. Survivors: two children etc.. Predeceased by his wife Ruth Turpin (2012). He formerly was a Sunday School teacher and Youth Group leader at Springfield Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held today at 1 pm at McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home Ingersoll.

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-FIELD HOCKEY – Medway 8 EESS 0; Parkside 3 EESS 0

-GIRLS BBALL – JR – WCI 39 EESS 33; SR – EESS 34 WCI 14

 

 

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