Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


WEDNESDAY, May 30/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thur. – TriCounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Tillsonburg, 8pm

-Thur. – EESS Girls Soccer Hosts WOSSA; 8:30 am vs. Stratford

-Sat. – Matt Pearce Fundraising BBQ;  at Goodwill Auto

-Sat. – Vogeljoy in Free Concert at Town Hall, 10 am

 

 

 

EESS GIRLS WIN SOCCER TITLE

 

Tillsonburg- The EESS girls soccer team defeated Parkside 4-1 to win the TVRAA Southeast  championship here yesterday. East Elgin captured the honours last year as well. They finished first in league play this season, undefeated and without giving up a goal. They now advance to WOSSAA play this Thursday in Aylmer – they face Stratford Northwestern in a semifinal at 8:30 am.

 

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

Stewart, Brian Elliott -  of Tillsonburg, on May 25, at the age of 66 years.  Survivors include:  wife Lynn etc.  Cremation has taken place. Arrangements through Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer.

 

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER TUES:

 

Aylmer FC 3 Railway City 0

Aylmer Rampage 2 Glencoe 1

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

A reader has informed that the yard of the abandoned house at 37 Water Street is again an eyesore this spring as the lawn has been left unattended. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“NEW TOWN ADMINISTRATOR”

 

Aylmer Council appointed Financial Advisor Jennifer Reynaert as the new Administrator/Deputy Clerk (replacing Heather Adams) for the Town of Aylmer for a one-year probationary period.  Said Mayor Jack Couckuyt on this decision:  “Jennifer Reynaert will take on all the duties which were assigned to the former CAO. The manner in which her old position, which covered Finance and Human Resources,  will be filled is open to review and  discussion at this time.”
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TUESDAY, May 29/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

- Southwest Soccer – Aylmer Rampage host Glencoe, 7, EESS

- EESS Girls in  Soccer Finals;  in Tillsonburg; 1pm vs. Parkside

 

-Sat. – Matt Pearce Fundraising BBQ;  at Goodwill Auto

-Sat. – Vogeljoy in Free Concert at Town Hall, 10 am

 

 

 

AYLMER FIRE CALLS:

 

-(From Aylmer Fire Dept. Chief Sam Taylor) – Sunday, around 2 am, John St. South.  Structure fire, single car garage and house destroyed by fire, no estimated dollar loss at this time. There was some fire damage to the property on the north side. 16 firefighters from Aylmer responded. Malahide Stn. 2 was called for Mutual Aid assistance. The fire is believed to have started in the garage; the cause is “undetermined” at this time. The residents were home at the time of the fire, they sustained no injuries. The home had smoke alarms.

 

-Sunday, around 8pm,  Walnut St., Chair on fire in apartment, possible cause is careless smoking.

 

 

EESS FOOD DRIVE

 

EESS students collected nearly 100 bags of food for the Corner Cupboard in a special drive recently, organized by teacher Steve Voros,  during the annual Burger Bowl at the school.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Holly VanGorp tries her hand at milking Mooonica, Dairy Farmers of Canada’s mechanical milking cow, during Springfield Public School’s 25th anniversary celebration in the Elementary School Milk Program on Friday. (Contributed) (CLICK)

 

 

VOGELJOY FREE AT OTH THEATRE SAT.

 

Vogeljoy, the children’s entertainment family of Terry and Kim Neudorf, formerly of Aylmer, will perform a free concert this Saturday at 10am at the Old Town Hall theatre.

(Contributed) – “Be ready for Latin! Come learn new Spanish Songs and dance steps! And hear fabulous Columbian Music as we perform with our Special Guest Jose Luis from Toronto! Dress Up with colours and be ready to learn lots and have fun!  The show will be streamed live as well on our site here at: www.vogeljoy.com/livestream ”

 

 

TRICOUNTY MENS FASTBALL

 

- Innerkip 9 Straffordville 0 (2-2)

- Hickson 11 Pt. Burwell 3 (1-3)

 

 

EDISONFEST SATURDAY IN VIENNA

 

The annual Edisonfest takes place this Saturday at the Vienna Park from 9am to 5pm. Events include: Dotsy the Clown, Magician Steve Wilson,  an Elvis Impersonator, Wagon Rides, a Talent Show, and numerous childrens’ activities.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“HEAT ALERT ON MAY 31ST/2011″

 

(From Elgin Health Unit) – “The Acting Medical Officer of Health has issued a HEAT ALERT for Elgin County for today.  Based on the Environment Canada forecast, the temperature is forecasted to rise to 32° Celsius combined with very high humidity to create humidex values that will make the temperature feel more like 41 degrees Celsius.” (From Aylmer Fire Department) – “We are opening the EEC Complex as a cooling centre for the public during regular business hours (9-5) – with the extreme heat conditions.”

 

 

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MONDAY, May 28/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Innerkip 8:30

 

-Tue. Southwest Soccer – Aylmer Rampage host Glencoe, 7, EESS

-Tue. – EESS Girls in Soccer Finals in Tillsonburg; 1pm vs. Parkside

-Sat. – Matt Pearce Fundraising BBQ at Goodwill Auto

 

 

ELGIN HEAT ALERT TODAY

 

(From Elgin Health Unit) – “The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a HEAT ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the joint smog advisory issued by both Environment Canada and the Ministry Of the Environment, the alert is in effect for today only, May 28, 2012, due to the combination of the forecasted temperatures and the Smog Alerts expecting to result in humidex values of greater than 38° Celsius. It is of concern that the citizens of Elgin County, especially those living in apartments or homes without air conditioning, need to seek relief from the heat. We need to protect those most at risk such as the elderly, those with suppressed immune systems, babies, and the homeless.

 

 

AYLMER FIRE:

 

An early morning fire yesterday destroyed a garage (to the left) and the back part of this residence on John St. south. (kb) (CLICK)

This picture was taken from behind (east side) the house during Sunday morning's fire. (Contributed by Rodger Greenlaw) (CLICK)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Cleminshaw, Ruth Jacqueline (nee Hergenhein); of Port Bruce, on Friday, in her 80th year.  Survivors include: husband George and daughters etc.  She was a former treasurer of the Port Bruce Ratepayers Association and enjoyed sharing her musical talents at the Community Christmas concert.  Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be held on Thursday,  at 11:00 a.m.

 

-Stafford, Charles Colin;  of Malahide,  on May 27th, in his 84th year. Survivors include: wife Sophia; daughters Susan Wiltsie (Russ) of Malahide, Virginia DuBroy  Len) of Aylmer; sister Helen (Vern) Melville of Aylmer, brother Karl (Margaret) Stafford of Malahide,  sister in law Michelle Stafford of Aylmer etc. . He served as a Tree Commissioner, Weed Inspector and By-Laws Enforcement Officer for Elgin.  A private family service will be conducted following cremation. Arrangements through Kebbels, Aylmer.

 

 

TVDSB SOCCER SEMIFINALS FRIDAY:

 

GIRLS – EESS 3 WOOD. ST.MARYS 1

BOYS – WOOD. ST.MARYS 4 EESS 2

*EESS GIRLS IN FINALS TOMORROW IN TILLSONBURG

 

 

EESS PROM

 

(Contributed) – The EESS Prom was this past Saturday. Prom Queen was  Monica Loewen and King was Jake Helm. Queen nominees included: Sara Simpson, Sam Firby, Julianne Toth,  and Danae Berkelmans. Prom King nominees included:  Nico Thiessen, Cory Van Happen, Greg Bennett, and Luc Toth.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

- May 23, 2012 – Station # 3,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist 

– May 23, 2012 – Station # 2, Carter Road, Medical Assist

– May 25, 2012 – Station # 2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– May 25, 2012 – Station # 4,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– May 27, 2012 – Station #2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– May 27, 2012 – Station #2, 227 John Street South, Mutual Aid

 

 

AYLMER TAXPAYERS MEETING

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(Contributed by Greg Currie) – “Attend a meeting of concerned Aylmer taxpayers to sign a petition to lower municipal spending  either Wednesday or Thursday of this week at Saxonia Hall, both meetings beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are sponsored by Aylmer Taxpayers Advisory Committee. The meeting has two objectives, one an opportunity to sign a petition and two to chat about the situation at town hall concerning spending and taxation. I hope the meeting will be no longer than one to one and one half hours.”

 

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FRIDAY, May 25/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

- EESS Girls Soccer  Semifinal – host Wood. St.Marys 3:30

- Aylmer Lioness Ladies Night

 

-Sat. – Club 7 Paper Drive (see ad)

-Sat. – Bayham Waste Dropoff;  9-2 at Works Yard

-Sat. EESS Prom

 

 

NOW A CATFISH LEVEL 11 WATER ADVISORY

 

(Contributed by Peter Dragunas of the Catfish CCA:   On May 7 the Catfish CCA issued a Level 1 Low Water Advisory;  Today the advisory has been upgraded to Level 11)

 

“Catfish Creek Conservation Authority (CCCA) is issuing a Level 2 Low Water Advisory Condition for the Catfish Creek watershed. The Ontario Low Water Response indicators identify that Catfish Creek precipitation and flows are below the required Provincial seasonal thresholds, for the period ending May 24th.  They are as follows: 18 month, 3 month and 1 month precipitation indicators are below the 60% threshold of average precipitation.

 

We are eagerly requesting all water users and residents of the Catfish Creek watershed to limit non-essential water use such as private swimming pools, lawn watering, public and private fountains and vehicle washing, this coupled with an additional 20% voluntary reduction in water use is being strongly advised to ensure there remains an adequate supply for essential use and to sustain aquatic ecosystems. As a reminder, if landowners take water from either surface or groundwater sources (sand points, wells, pumping directly from the streams); they may require a permit from the Ministry of the Environment.  If conditions continue to deterioriate, further regulation will be considered.

 

 

NEW RESTAURANT EAST OF TOWN

 

(Contributed = A new restaurant, the Stockyard Cafe,  has opened east of Aylmer operated by Abe and Nettie Bergen.)  “We’re located on the southwest corner of Highway #3 and Walker Road. It is in part of the Walker stockyard barns. The Walkers were looking for someone to open a restaurant there. We love cooking and good food inspired us to open the restaurant. We have  little restaurant experience, although we opened a restaurant in Mexico 10 years ago – we’ve lived around Aylmer the last forty years. We’re catering to a more casual group of people that don’t need to feel like they have to dress a certain way to eat. We’ve been open since the beginning of April.”

 

 

AYLMER WATER RESTRICTION OVER

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Aylmer Director of Operations) – “Although the Lake Huron Primary System and all their customer’s are still on mandatory water use restrictions for the next 48 hrs., the Elgin Primary Water System including Aylmer had our voluntary water use restrictions removed as of last night at 9:00pm.”  

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

-Straffordville 7 Harwood 2

-Last Night – Pt. Burwell 7 Tillsonburg 3

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER

 

-Aylmer Rampage 2 Glencoe 2

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q – Main activity this past weekend?

 

1. Went camping  17.31%  (9 votes)

2. Put in a garden  30.77%  (16 votes)

3. Relaxed  32.69%  (17 votes)

4. Had fireworks  3.85%  (2 votes)

5. Family function  15.38%  (8 votes)

 

Total Votes: 52

 

 

AREA RESULTS AT MARTIAL ARTS CANADA

 

(From Instructor Mary Lynn Okkerse) – “The WKC Nationals were held in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec from May 18-20. Several qualified to be on Team Canada and compete at the WKC World Championships in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec from October 2-7, 2012.  This three day tournament is rated the top competitive, professional martial arts event held in Canada. The top four finishers in each division are then eligible to attend the World Championships.”

 

Aylmer Area Competitors:

Continuous Sparring (Semi-contact): Sensei Kristen McCord, Aylmer, black belt – Gold; Dave Rempel, Aylmer, brown belt- Bronze; John Martens, Straffordville, red belt – Bronze

Kata: Sensei Kristen McCord, Aylmer, black belt – Silver.

Point Sparring (Speed Fighting):Sensei Kristen McCord, Aylmer, black belt – Silver; Dave Rempel, Aylmer, brown belt – Fourth

Team Kata:Sensei Kristen McCord, Aylmer, black belt & Marlee Kuchma, 14 years, St. Thomas, red belt – Bronze

 

 

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THURSDAY, May 24/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-TriCounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Tillsonburg 8 pm

 

-Fri. – EESS Girls Soccer  Semifinal – host Wood. St.Marys 3:30

-Fri. – Aylmer Lioness Ladies Night

-Sat. – Club 7 Paper Drive (see ad)

-Sat. – Bayham Waste Dropoff;  9-2 at Works Yard

-Sat. EESS Prom

 

 

AYLMER VOLUNTARY WATER CUTBACKS

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Director of  Operations  for Aylmer) – “The Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System is requesting all area municipalities, including those supplied by the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System, implement water use reductions in response to the break on the transmission pipeline between the water treatment plant near Grand Bend and the City of London. 

In response to this emergency, the supply to the City of London from the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System has been increased, however in order to maintain adequate storage of water in area reservoirs, area municipalities and consumers are requested to voluntarily reduce their water consumption.” (To remain in effect until tomorrow morning)

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED.:

 

-GIRLS SOCCER PLAYOFFS – EESS 4 StJoes 0

-BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS – EESS 4 WESS 0

*SEMIFINALS – Friday, GIRLS – EESS hosts St.Marys; BOYS – EESS at StMarys

 

 

AYLMER POLICE CHASE

 

(From Police Chief Andre Reymer) – “Aylmer Police pursued a stolen vehicle last Wednesday around 9 am but lost their suspect when the driver escaped  by fleeing into a farmer’s  field west of Caverly Road. Police initially tried to stop the  car after an illegal turn from St. Andrew St. onto Talbot. The chase followed west on Talbot and then on to Caverly Road and continued at high speeds south. The driver  then drove on private property into a field off Caverly. The car was quickly abandoned and a Police search, with OPP assistance, was unsuccessful. Police got the licence number and discovered it was stolen from London earlier that morning. Police also uncovered stolen goods in the vehicle.”

 

 

AYLMER’s 125th – SAT. JUNE 30 – EVENTS:

(*See past Thursday posts for Thur, Fri. Events)

 

-7am –10 am – MCS Community Breakfast/Auction  –  Curling Club

-8:30 am etc. – Skateboard Jam – Kinsmen Park

- 9am -5pm – Merchants Sidewalk Sales/Dollar Search

-10 am – Aylmer Fair Board Strawberry Social – Kinsmen Park

-10:30am -12:30 pm – Dotsy the Clown  – Kinsmen Park

-10am -1 pm – Elgin Co. Heritage Horse and Buggy Tours – Palmer Park

- 11 am- 2 pm – Shriners Community Lunch/ Car Show – ICS Parking Lot

-Noon- 4pm – Art in the Park – Palmer Park

-Noon-1 pm – Music:  Jammin In the Cabin – Palmer Bandshell

-1 pm – Kinsmen Parade – Talbot Street (Start at Fairgrounds)

- 1:30pm – 4pm – Free Swimming – Aylmer Pool

-2pm -5 pm – History Display – Aylmer Museum

-4pm –  Music:  Kayla Malskitis, Sarah Twinem – Palmer Bandshell

-8pm -1 am – Town Dance (Swing Band)/(Museum Display) – EEC Complex

-Dusk (9 pm) – Movie Under The Stars,- Steen Park
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WEDNESDAY, May 23/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

- EESS Soccer Playoffs – Girls host St Joes 1pm; Boys host WESS 3 pm

- Malahide Firemen Duchenne BBQ, Summers Corners Dept.; 10-2

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUESDAY:

 

-Boys Rugby – EESS 10 Wood. StMarys 0

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-CLARK, Robert of Clear Creek, on Sunday, aged  90 years. Survivors include: son Rick Broughton (Kathy) of Vienna etc. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Monday, May 28, from 12 – 2:00 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Service will commence at 2 p.m.

 

-PASZTOR, Helen, of Tillsonburg, on Monday, in her 93rd year. Survivors include: son Arpad and Lorine Pasztor, R.R.2, Port Burwell etc. Visitation at Verhoeve Funeral Home Tillsonburg from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral service on Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at Verhoeves.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

 

– May 14, 2012 – Station #2, Talbot Street West, Burn Complaint

– May 14, 2012 – Station #3 & #4, Keswick Road, Mutual Aid

– May 15, 2012 – Station #3,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– May 17, 2012 – Station #2 ,Station #1, 51173 Talbot Line, MVC

(*Car collided with a transport just east of Springfield Road. Car driver received minor injuries. Truck driver no injuries.  Patient transported to hospital.)  

 

– May 18, 2012 – Station #1,  John Wise Line, Medical Assist

- May 19, 2012 – Station #1,  John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– May 21, 2012 – Station #2, Pigrim Line, Burn Complaint

– May 21, 2012 – Station #2, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– May 21, 2012 – Station # 2 , Station # 1, Nova Scotia Line, MVC

– May 22, 2012 – Station #2, Rogers Road, Medical Assist

– May 22, 2012 – Station # 1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

 

 

 

MILK AWARD FRI. AT SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL

 

(Contributed) – “Springfield Public School is celebrating a nutritional milestone with its 25th year in the Elementary School Milk Program.This Friday, local dairy farmer and educator Kathy Breen of Putnam will honour Springfield Public School for being one of the first schools in Ontario to join the ESMP. She will present a special plaque to the school at 12:50 pm.. Mooonica,  Dairy Farmers of Canada’s life-size mechanical cow,  will also make an appearance and students will join the celebration by testing their milking abilities.”

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK

 

“STUDER’S DAIRY MOVING SOON”

 

(Studer’s Dairy was delayed last summer in moving its operations to London. This updated Information is from Mike Studer) – “We don’t have any definite dates for the completion of the new facility as of yet, but I expect it will be in the next 1.5 months.  It is located on Swiftsure Crt. (nearest main intersection is Veterans Memorial and Trafalgar). The facility is owned by Studer Holdings Ltd..  It will house two businesses, Studer’s Dairy & Wholesale (currently in Aylmer) and London Quality Dairy ( currently in Dorchester).

Studer’s Dairy and Wholesale will use the facility as an ice and ice cream distribution center. The ice will be produced on site.  The order office will also be on site.  We will be looking at various alternatives for the current Studer’s facility and property in Aylmer once the operation is moved to London. There will be no changes in ownership or location of Studer’s Variety (350 John St. S., Aylmer). London Quality Dairy will use the facility as a distribution center and order office.  LQD distributes a wide range of dairy products including but not limited to fluid milk, cheeses, eggs, and a wide range of beverage products (mostly juices).

 

MATT PEARCE SPLASHPAD FUNDRAISER

(Contributed) – “On Saturday, June 2nd, Goodwill’s Used Cars is having a Fundraiser BBQ , Car Wash and Silent Auction to raise money for the Aylmer Splash Pad in memory of Matt Pearce, a former employee (who died from a burn incident recently). Matts parents will be in attendance and the family has graciously offered to give all of the proceeds to the Aylmer splash pad fund.”
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TUESDAY, May 22/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

- Aylmer Council, 7pm

- Southwest Soccer: Aylmer FC hosts Mt Brydges; 7 at EESS

 

-Wed. – EESS Soccer Playoffs – Girls host St Joes 1pm; Boys host WESS 3 pm

-Wed. – Malahide Firemen Duchenne BBQ, Summers Corners Dept.; 10-2

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Thomas, Reginald John , of  St.Thomas, on Wednesday, in his 86th year. Survivors include: wife Agnes Ruth Thomas etc.. A funeral service will be held at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

 

-Van Lingen, John. of Chateau Gardens, Aylmer,  on Tuesday,  in his 76th year.  Survivors include: daughters Lynn Langford and husband Brian of Aylmer, Ann Dunn and husband James of Richmond;  Brothers  Melvin VanLingen (Gisselle), Fred VanLingen (Elsa), Andy VanLingen (Karen) and Henry VanLingen etc.  Born in the Netherlands, John came to Canada in 1951 and was a custodian at E.E.S.S. and McGregor Public School.  Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm . The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Friday at 11:00 am

 

 

 

OJIBWA CEREMONY TODAY

 

PT. BURWELL – (Contributed) – There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ojibwa submarine site on the flats just below Robinson Street here at 3 pm today involving local dignitaries and MP Joe Preston.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

A busy Sunday at Pt. Burwell East Beach. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

PLAY ATTENDANCE RECORD

 

Barb Warnock of Aylmer Community Theatre reports they had record attendance – over 825 persons – for their recent two week run of “Sex Please We’re Sixty”.

 

 

 

EESS GIRLS FINISH FIRST

 

The EESS Girls Soccer team finished first with an undefeated  record – 6-0 – in league play concluded last week. The EESS boys tied for second with a 4-1-1- mark, St.Joes was tops. Both teams host quarter-final playoffs tomorrow.

 

 

 

UPDATE: CATFISH CREEK WATER ADVISORY

 

(Information from Peter Dragunas of the Catfish CCA) – “On May 7, The Catfish Creek Conservation Authority declared that the Catfish Creek watershed is in a Level I Low Water Condition. This declaration is based on the long-term (18 month) precipitation indicator which uses precipitation values based on the past 18 months.

 

Precipitation over the last 18 months has been low coupled with this past winter’s low snow falls so there was no substantial snowpack to help with groundwater recharge and subsequent spring stream flow increases. There is concern that the present dry conditions will continue as the summer months approach when water demands are obviously greater.  There is an emphasise for water use conservation with a voluntary target reduction for water use of 10 per cent.”

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“SOME GEESE ACTUALLY DRIVE TO AYLMER!”

 

AYLMER – (A news report said that many Toronto-area Canada geese have been shipped to the Wildlife Management area near Aylmer for years in order to avoid the mess created in the city by their ‘droppings’. More info from Pud Hunter at the Aylmer office of the Ministry of Natural Resources:)

“Q. Who organizes this? – The project is permitted and led by Canadian Wildlife Service [CWS], MNR-Aylmer District and the Elgin Stewardship Council/ CWS is the lead (as they issue the permit), MNR assists in their location and the birds go to our Wildlife Management Area.

Q. How many yearly have been coming? – CWS permits the relocation of 2000 Canada Geese each from the Lake Ontario shoreline within Mississauga and Oakville (1000 geese from each municipality).

Q. How are they ‘shipped? – The birds are shipped on a cattle truck.

Q. What do you do with them? -  The birds are released within the wetland compound of the AWMA at the end of June,  Upon completion of their moult and re-gaining of their flight feathers – 3 to 4 weeks – the birds leave the area in July-August to return to their natal territory from around the Great Lakes.

Q. Does anyone else ship their geese here? -  The AWMA receives perhaps 100 additional birds from other areas local to Aylmer and authorized by CWS. AWMA may host 250 geese from local fields.”

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, May 18/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

 

*THEAYLMERNEWS WILL NOT PUBLISH MONDAY 

 

 

-Fri.-Sat. – ACT presents – “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” – 8pm –  (see ad)

 

-Sat.–Museum/Legion Queen’s Event, 10am at Anglican Church/Sunday Tea 1:30

-Sat. – PERC Fundraiser – 9am-Noon – at Arrow Tire

 

-Mon. – Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

 

OBITUARY:

 

GOODLETT, Jane –  of Tillsonburg, on Thursday, at the age of 57 years. Survivors include: parent Norm Bates and his partner Liz McCord of Straffordville etc.. No public visitation or funeral service at this time. Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date in the family plot in Straffordville Cemetery

 

 

 

MALAHIDE DELAYS BUDGET

 

(Information about last night’s Council meeting from Malahide Mayor Dave Mennill:)  “We have not yet passed our budget. At last night’s meeting, in response to the rate payers concerns, we decided we are going to review the budget line by line, looking for savings.”

 

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL THURS.:

 

Straffordville 8 Pt. Burwell 1

 

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY:

 

Among agenda items:  ”Staff recommendation for Council to accept the donation of a 50 inch flatscreen tv from the Aylmer Rotary Club for installation on the wall of the Bandshell Room (where the Rotary Club currently meets) for audio visual use by  any groups who uses the facility.”

 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q -Local Tax Increases?

 

1 – Stay at Cost of Living = 2.9%  20.29%  (14 votes)

2 – Tougher times, less than 2.9%  23.19%  (16 votes)

3. New Garbage costs; Little Over 2.9 needed  2.9%  (2 votes)

4. Very tough times; 0%  53.62%  (37 votes)  

 

Total Votes: 69

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIREMEN HOST DUCHENNE BBQ

 

(Contributed)  - Malahide Firemen are hosting a bbq on Wednesday, May 23 from 10 am- 2 pm as a fundraiser to fight Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It will be held at Summers Corners Fire Station and will also feature a car smash and horse and wagon rides. Also present will be Bob Facca of London who is currently on “Louie’s Grandpa Walks to Defeat Duchenne” .  He is doing a fundraising 500 k. walk from Owen Sound to London in support of his 4-year-old grandson Louie who has been diagnosed with Duchennes.

 

 

 

AYLMER’s 125TH

 

Peter's Pizza on Talbot East has a banner outside the store announcing Best Wishes to Aylmer's 125th Anniversary. The celebration weekend is June 28-July 1st. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

CATFISH CR.C.A.  ISSUES WATER WARNING

 

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority has issued a Level 1 Low Water Advisory on their website. No other information is available.

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, May 17/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville at Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 (*AT MALAHIDE COMMUNITY PLACE) Councils

-Thu-Sat. – ACT presents – “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” – 8pm –  (see ad)

 

-Sat.–Museum/Legion Queen’s Event, 10am at Anglican Church/Sunday Tea 1:30

 

 

FEDS SIGN OFF ON OJIBWA

 

(From Office of MP Joe Preston) – “The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, signed an agreement yesterday that will allow the Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas, Ontario, to take possession of one of the Royal Canadian Navy’s decommissioned submarines – the former HMCS Ojibwa – for permanent, public display in Pt. Burwell.

HMCS Ojibwa is an Oberon-class submarine, commissioned in 1965 and removed from operational service in 1998. Ojibwa was one of three Oberon-class diesel-electric submarines acquired in the 1960s by the RCN. The museum will fund the physical transfer of the 90-metre Ojibwa from Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, to a site at Port Burwell, Ontario, and Ojibwa’s establishment as a museum open to the public.

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED:

 

-GIRLS SOCCER – EESS( 6-0) 4 PCI 0

-BOYS SOCCER – EESS (4-1-1) 3 PCI 1

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

This month's progress picture on the Apartment Complex at John, Sydenham as now 3 of the 5 floors are almost complete and only the steeple is still evident from Our Lady of Sorrows church. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

AYLMER FIRE CALLS

 

-May 14, burn complaint on Talbot St. West, turned out to be in Malahide.

-May 7, smoke alarm activation on Forest St., smoke from cooking, fire services not required.

 

 

PLANE TO PT. BURWELL LANDS ON ROAD 

 

(From Norfolk OPP) – “The Norfolk OPP is investigating an airplane occurrence that occurred on  Middleton Church Road, in Norfolk County. On Tuesday at 1:40 pm, a concerned citizen contacted the police to report that a bright yellow plane had just landed in a field at a Middleton Church Road address and there was some damage to the aircraft. Through investigation it appears that the pilot of the plane had experienced engine trouble while enroute to Port Burwell,  at which time the pilot landed in a field resulting in minor damage to the plane. The pilot did not sustain any injuries.

 

 

DOG BITE NETS PENALTY

 

(From Sgt. Bill Gibson of Aylmer Police) – “A 23-year old York street woman was convicted in Elgin court recently of failing to prevent her dog from biting another woman – the victim was attacked on March 1st  on the sidewalk and the bite on her foot drew blood – and was given a 12 month suspended sentence and must muzzle her dog when taking her outside her home.

 

 

SPRINGWATER BUSY FOR WEEKEND

 

Springwater Conservation Authority reported today that they are about 75% full for available campsites for the holiday weekend. They only had one serviced and 20 non-serviced spots left. Springwater has about 150 seasonal, 50 serviced and around 50 non-serviced sites.
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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

- EESS Boys, Girls Soccer host Parkside

- Wed. Cruise Nights start (5pm at ICS parking lot)

 

-TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville at Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Thu. – Bayham, Malahide Councils

-Thu-Sat. – ACT presents – “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” – 8pm –  (see ad)

-Sat.–Museum/Legion Queen’s Event, 10am at Anglican Church/Sunday tea 1:30

 

 

OBITUARY:

 

Heffren, Marion Marguerite , of Aylmer,  on Tuesday,  in her in her 78th year. Survivors include: daughters Marilyn Prong(Rick) of Aylmer, Marianne Howe(Jim) of R.R.1, Aylmer and Susanne Heffren of Aylmer etc.  She was born in Malahide Township and was a member of the Aylmer Legion, and the Aylmer Optimist Club Ladies. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, at 11:00 am

 

 

AYLMER LEVY UP 2.91%

 

Aylmer Council at Monday’s session adopted the 2012 town budget. Said Administrator Jennifer Reyneart:  ”Our levy increase is 2.91%. Aylmer does not have a garbage levy. For Aylmer purposes, all of the garbage programs: recycling, pickup and disposal,  are part of our operating budgets and become part of our levy each year.  I understand that there are a number of municipalities that do charge garbage separately.”  (Last year’s levy increase was 1.24% and the previous year it was 4.12%)

 

 

AYLMER’s 125th WEEKEND: DAY 2 = JUNE 29

 

(*Opening Day was posted last Thursday)

FRIDAY, June 29

 

- 7-10am – EMMC Community Breakfast – Curling Club

- 10 am – Bike Rodeo, Chalk Drawing Contest – Lutheran Church

- 1-4 pm – Free Bowling – Cy’s Bowling

- 4pm – 7 – Farmers’ Market? – Palmer Park

- 6 pm  - 1 am – Saxonia -Optimist Clubs Supper/Dance  - Saxonia  Club

- 7pm -11pm – Teen Dance –  EEC Complex

- 8 pm  - 9:30pm – Traci Kennedy – Palmer Bandshell

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER TUES.

 

Aylmer (2-0-1) 3 Mt Brydges 0

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“PT. BURWELL ANGLICAN IS 175 SUNDAY”

 

PT. BURWELL – This Sunday, Trinity Anglican Church, Port Burwell, celebrates the 175th anniversary of the first service in their church. It was built and donated – one of the oldest in southwestern Ontario – in 1836 by village founder Colonel Mahlon Burwell. There will be a special service at 11:15 by the Bishop of Huron Right Reverend Robert Bennett.  Following the service, a marker will be unveiled in the cemetery to honour the pioneers and settlers who rest there in unmarked graves and the sod will be turned on a new outreach project, a community garden, at the parish hall. As well, any proceeds will be directed towards to the restoration of the original quatrefoil window in the steeple.”

 

 

EESS B.BALLER SIGNS WITH U.GUELPH

 

(Contributed) – “The Guelph Gryphons men’s basketball program is pleased to announce the commitment of recruit Stefan Cornelissen of Aylmer, Ont.  Cornelissen, a 6-foot-7 forward played at East Elgin Secondary School this past year and the London Ramblers Club Team. “We are excited to have Stefan join our program, he brings energy and size that is sorely needed here,” said Coach Chris O’Rourke. “Stefan is continuing to make huge strides in his game. I believe he will be the sleeper recruit in the OUA this season.”  Stefan is the son of Rick and Dita Cornelissen.

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