Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


FRIDAY, Dec. 14/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

 

-Fri/Sat. -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat./Sun. -Springfield Baptist/Best Christmas Pageant/7pm (see ad)

-Sat. -EESS Canned Food Drive in Aylmer, 10 am- 1pm

-Sat. -Spitfires host Simcoe, 7:30

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner; 6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

-Sun. -Church of God Community Christmas Program; EEC Complex; 3pm

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

BAYHAM TO VOTE ON VACANCY

 

(Information from Bayham Clerk Lynda Millard) – In a special meeting last night, Bayham Council decided to hold a by-election in the spring to fill the council seat left vacant due to the resignation earlier this fall of Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor. The vote for this solution was 3-1 with Mayor Paul Ens and Councillors Wayne Casier and Tom Southwick in favour.

 

 

SPITS 3 PARIS 2

 

PARIS – Despite being outshot 46-27, Aylmer Spitfires squeaked by Paris 3-2 here last night in Niagara Western Junior C hockey play. The Spits are now 8-16-4. Clint Walker netted two goals for Aylmer. The Spits travel to New Hamburg tonight and host Simcoe tomorrow.

 

Period 1
ParisMitch Atkins (Matthew Small) 9:37
AylmerClint Walker (Lucas Easterbrook) 11:52
Period 2
AylmerClint Walker (power play) (Todd Laurindo, Mike Crawford) 9:51
Period 3
AylmerJosh Houston (Cody Underhill) 11:26
ParisMitch Atkins (power play) (Matthew Small, Jay Doherty) 17:10

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Magdic, Jagica ‘Jackie’; of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, in her 73rd year. Survivors include: daughter Mary (Gary) Van Ryswyk of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian RC Church, London at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

EESS COLLECTING CANS TOMORROW

 

East Elgin Secondary School’s GAABAA clubs will be going door to door in Aylmer Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm to collect canned goods for the Corner Cupboard.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Another decorative Aylmer home on Caverly Road (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

NEW PLAYGROUND FOR IMMANUEL

 

(Information from Immanuel Christian School Principal Keith Cameron) – “Our school needs a new playground as the current equipment no longer meets the safety code. It was installed in the early 1990s. The current school playground has been, and would continue to be, well used by the local residents as an area playground.

The proposed playground equipment would cover the 2 to 12 year old age bracket. We hope to install a new playstructure, new swingset, and a pyramidal climber or other “signature” piece of play equipment for the 8-12 year range. Expected replacement cost is around $50,000. We have already received several donations from private individuals and from the Aylmer Area Community Foundation. Immanuel Christian School Society is a registered charity. We will hold our annual Spring Fundraising Drive next year and expect to allocate a major portion towards playground replacement.”

 

 

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NEW AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, Studer’s and Mary Jane’s.

 

 

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THURSDAY, Dec. 13/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Bayham Council: Special ‘Councillor’ Meeting, 7pm

 

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner; 6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

-Sun. -Church of God Community Christmas Program; EEC Complex; 3pm

 

 

CHRIST-MUST LIST #3 – COR. C-BOARD RENT

 

Greg Currie is still organizing donations to help finance the cost of the rent of the building that houses the Aylmer Corner Cupboard (behind Aylmer Flooring on John St. north). “We have had a total of 150 contributors of which about 70 are currently active. This year’s total to date (end of November) is over $4,000. Last year’s total was over $8800; the total for three and a half years is over $28,000. The boxes are located at: The Perc, Campbell’s Office Supplies, North Tim Horton’s and Studer’s Variety.”

 

 

CATFISH CCA GETS ONTARIO GRANT

 

(Contributed) – “Catfish Creek Conservation Authority has been awarded a $24,565 grant through Ontario’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to help protect the Great Lakes. The Authority, along with the Environmental Leadership Program from East Elgin Secondary School, will use the funds to renew and protect the ecosystem of Bradley Creek. The group will create fish spawning areas and plant trees and native plants to prevent erosion along the banks of the creek.

Ontario is helping communities protect their part of the Great Lakes through this fund which offers grants to grassroots community groups for activities such as cleaning up a beach or shoreline, restoring a wetland, or creating a coastal or riverside trail.”

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

-In Elgin court recently, a 17-year old Springfield youth, who was caught on security video setting fire to a flowerbox in front of a downtown business in October, pleaded guilty to mischief and was sentenced to 12 months probation and 24 hours community service.

-A 29 year old Tillsonburg man was charged with street racing after driving his car on Talbot Street east at a speed of 104 km per hour in a 50 kph zone last Tuesday around 9pm – he was also charged with driving without insurance.

-A 31-year old Malahide man was charged after his car hit a hydro pole on Pine St. west around 10 am last Wednesday.

 

 

SPRINGF. BAPTISTS: “BEST C-MAS PAGEANT”

 

(Contributed by Marcie Tenk – see ad for show details) – “For over 15 years Springfield Baptist Church has endeavoured to provide a free performance during the Christmas season for the greater Springfield area. The presentation this year is of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. It is a story about what happens when a family of misfits descends on a quiet church Christmas program. Directed by Jo-Anne Twinem, our cast consists of 10 adults and 38 children as young as age 3. We will be holding two performances, Saturday and Sunday night at 7pm, at Springfield Baptist Church. We will be collecting non-perishable donations for the Corner Cupboard Food Bank as admission. We also like to send each family home with a memento of the performance and each year create a Christmas ornament that we hand out.”

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Brooks, Ross Eugene; of Aylmer, passed away on Wednesday, in his 80th year. Survivors include: son-in-law Verne Shaver etc; predeceased by brothers Robert and Wayne “Bud“ Brooks. He was born in South Dorchester and served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Friends may call at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 p.m. The service will be held at the funeral home  on Friday, at 11:00 am.

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-Putnam, Jean; of Aylmer, passed away on Wednesday, in her 79th year. Survivors include: husband Bill Putnam; children Mary Lynne Magyar (Joe) of Corinth, Raymond Putnam of Port Bruce, Cheryl Wilson (Mark) of Aylmer, Robert Putnam (Heather) of Springfield and Valerie Young (Mike) of Aylmer. Jean was a member of the Springfield Lions Club. Friends may call at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Kebbel’s on Saturday, at 11:00 am.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN SPRINGFIELD

(Contributed) – “Canadian Blood Services is looking for volunteers to help with their Amish Blood Donor Clinics every other month at Malahide Community Place in Springfield,  starting in January.  Email –  roxanne.steuer@blood.ca – for more information.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Thu. -Bayham Council: Special ‘Councillor’ Meeting, 7pm

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner;  6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

 

 

SPRINGFIELD LIGHTS DISPLAY

 

(Contributed by Kelly Pearson) –  ”The Springfield Lioness Club organizes our park decorations and it is our biggest and brightest Winter Wonderland so far. The lights are on for the entire month of December. They are timed to go on from about 5 pm to 10:30 pm. Sponsors this year include: Scotty’s Pizzeria, Springfield Baptist Church,  St John’s United Church, First Springfield Scouting, South Dorchester Optimist, Cravings Restaurant & Catering, Let’s Landscape, Springfield Oddfellows & Rebekahs, Springfield Lioness, and Pearson’s Lawnmowing.”

 

Springfield Park Christmas lights. (Photo by Kelly Pearson) (CLICK)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Smithson – Hedden, Dorothy Gail; of Parkhill, passed away on Tuesday, in her 76th year. Wife of the late Fred Smithson (2010). Cremation has taken place and a family grave side service will be held at a later date. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Holiday house display on Centre St. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

AYLMER DECORATIONS CONTRIBUTORS

 

Contributors to Aylmer’s downtown Christmas decorations this year were: MainStreet Aylmer -downtown merchants, Aylmer Area Community Foundation, Eastlink, Dr. D.W. Sinclair, Hamilton Ward & Cathers, Kim & Linda Black, McTaggart Armstrong Dewar & Owen, Showcase East Elgin Realty Brokerage, Hill’s Pharmacy, Goodwill’s Used Cars, Meridian Credit Union, Talbot Trail Physiotherapy, Order of Good Cheer, Aylmer Express, Rotary Club of Aylmer, Marg Sinclair, McFarlan Rowlands, Kinsmen Club of Aylmer,  Knights of Columbus Club, and Doyle & Prendergast.

Community Decoration Committee Members were:Diane Mott, Thom Polland, Jeff & Nicole Wiebenga, Kim & Linda Black, Jeneen Toth, Judi Wright, Dave Dykeman, Dennis Boadway, and Herm Schaap.

 

 

100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK 

 

AYLMER’S FIRST MOVIE THEATRE OPENS

 

(This is a report of the opening of the Gem theatre on John St. north uptown which apparently provided live theatre and silent films – a first – for Aylmerites.)

 

This is an account from the Express in December, 1912 of the opening of the Gem Theatre in town. (CLICK)

 

 

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TUESDAY, Dec. 11/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Thu. -Bayham Council: Special ‘Councillor’ Meeting, 7pm

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner;  6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Geldhof, Germanie;  of Delhi and formerly of Aylmer; passed away on Monday, in her 95th year. Wife of the late Maurice Geldhof (2010). Cremation has taken place. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

 

– December 4, 2012, Station #1,  Rush Creek Line, Medical Assist

– December 4, 2012, Station #3,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

December 4, 2012, Station #2,  Station #3, Glencolin Line, MVC

(*Single vehicle rollover, no injuries)

– December 5, 2012, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– December 6, 2012, Station #1, Calton Line, Burn Complaint

– December 7, 2012, Station #3,  Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

December 7, 2012, Station #2 , #3, Imperial Road, MVC

(*3 vehicle collision, persons transported to hospital for treatment)

– December 8, 2012, Station # 3  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

December 9, 2012, Station #2,  #1, #3, Temperance Line, Fire

(*Appliance fire, owner extinguished, smoke damage only.)

– December 10, 2012, Station # 2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

 

 

 

MARK WALES: EAST ELGIN CROPS  

 

(OFA President and south Malahide farmer Mark Wales added these comments to last week’s report on this summer’s yields of some East Elgin crops:) – “The drought was really the driver on yields in 2012. Rainfall was extremely variable almost concession by concession. The timing of rainfall was equally critical. There was also extreme variablity within fields. Yields in East Elgin were better than originally anticipated due to the heat and the drought, but still are best described as extremely variable. Prices for grain crops have been at record levels which have helped offset any loss in yield.”

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

 

Another decorative home, also on Fourth Avenue. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“MALAHIDE COUNCILLOR RESIGNS”

 

Mike Phillimore, Malahide Councillor and EEC Complex Chair, has resigned, effective the first of January. He has accepted a position as a fulltime Firefighter in Red Deer, Alberta.  He was born near Mt. Salem and attended EESS.  He had previously worked at Sterling in St.Thomas, attended the Texas fire academy, and currently is a truck driver. He has been a volunteer with Malahide Fire Department. He has been a Councillor in Ward 3 for eight years and served on the EECC board for one year as Chairman.

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

Available for $5 at Pinecroft.

 

 

 

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MONDAY, Dec. 10/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

 

-Thu. -Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner;  6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00 

 

 

 

NO WIEBE CHRISTMAS DINNER?

 

John Wiebe of Springfield, whose family has sponsored a Christmas dinner for the community the past three years, said he is not putting on a meal this year because of an insurance issue. The Wiebe family had been serving their dinner at the Immanuel Christian School gymnasium just before Christmas and had made plans for this year’s turkey meal until two weeks ago. They were then informed by school officials that they now had to have insurance for such an event. Mr. Wiebe decided that they didn’t want to pay the insurance – he didn’t inquire but believed the fee would be about $200 – and cancelled their plans. The Wiebes served 160 last year – at no charge – and received $900 from supporters which they donated to Faith Mission. Mr. Wiebe said he hadn’t considered another venue for this year but suggested they may just put on a summer barbecue instead.

 

 

 

SPITS TAKE HITS

 

AYLMER – The Spitfires managed only one goal in two weekend games as they were blanked 7-0 in Norwich Friday and defeated 5-1 by Grimsby at home Saturday in Niagara Western Junior C hockey. Eric Nemeth notched Aylmer’s only marker against Grimsby. Their record is now 7-16-4. This week they travel to Paris Thursday, visit New Hamburg Friday and host Simcoe Saturday.

 

Period 1
GrimsbyPeter Shantz (Stuart Isnor, Colin Wierts) 7:13
Period 2
AylmerEric Nemeth (Kyle Dedecker, Matthew Reese) 1:04
GrimsbyAndrew Kolodzey (power play) (ZaK McQuade, Jordan McCarl) 4:05
GrimsbyAndrew Kolodzey (Peter Shantz, Cooper Naugoris) 13:57
GrimsbyColin Wierts (short handed) (Jacob Tuck) 14:17
Period 3
GrimsbyZaK McQuade (Stuart Isnor) 6:23

 

 

 

EESS STUDENT PROTEST 

 

Only a small group of student protesters were at the front of EESS at noon today although reports indicated a number of schools in TVDSB would have large student protests today in reaction to teacher job action in their dispute with the Ontario government.  (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

AYLMER COATS FOR KIDS

 

Northside Towing reported they collected about a half dozen coats for children during the recent Aylmer Santa parade. They sent them to the Mennonite Community Services store. St. Paul’s United Church also accepted coats during the parade and forwarded theirs to Summers Corners school.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

This Fourth Avenue home is well decorated for the season. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 7/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Derrick Drover: Worship and Carols;  Creekside Church (west end); 7pm

 

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm (see ad)

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

-Sat. -Spitfires Hockey host Grimsby 7:30pm

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-Sr. G. VBall – EESS 3 Glencoe 1

-Sr. B. BBall – EESS vs WESS (no report)

 

 

 

OPP LOOKING FOR MAN (*NOW FOUND)

 

(From Elgin OPP) – (UPDATE – At 1pm OPP report the man was found by London Police. ) – “The Elgin OPP is looking for David Carson Huff, 41, of Chatham-Kent. This individual failed to return to the Regional Mental Health Care in St.Thomas, after being out on privileges on Wednesday, December 5th. Huff is described as: a white male, 187cm (6’1”) tall, weighing 101kg (223lbs), heavy set, short brown hair, brown eyes and a broad scar on the right side of his lower jaw. He was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, blue jeans and a black shirt. He will likely be wearing head phones.”

 

 

 

AYLMER UNITED WAY

 

(Contributed by Janna Summers) – “(As well as the box lunch event noted yesterday), Aylmer’s United Way also has raffle tickets available $5 ea. or 3 for $10. First Prize is a pair of Toronto Maple Leaf tickets with an overnight stay in Toronto (whenever they play again!); second prize is a pair of tickets for Port Stanley Festival Theatre and lunch at Pinecroft and third prize is a United Way Gift basket worth $50. The Draw will be held January 10th.”

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Hillner, George Walter; of Tillsonburg and formerly of Vienna, passed away on Wednesday, in his 82nd year. Survivors include: wife Shirley (nee Scruton); sister Helen Chivers of Vienna; sister-in-law Arlie Barzo and Bill Gheysen of Vienna etc.. He was a private pilot and an amateur astronomer. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg, on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service  will be held at Ostranders on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

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Q-Christmas Tree Up?

 

1.Artificial – Up already  52.73%  (29 votes) 

2. Artificial – Not up yet  21.82%  (12 votes)

3. Real tree – Up already  3.64%  (2 votes)

4. Real tree – Not up yet  22%  (12 votes)

 

Total Votes: 55

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

 

A new tourist sign for Aylmer and Malahide, designed by Candy McManiman a former EESS Art teacher, has been installed in the East Downtown Parking Lot. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

NO SYDENHAM RE-OPENING YET

 

From Aylmer Council on December 3: ” Councillor Barbour inquires about the progress being made on the Trillium project as most of the equipment has now been moved off Sydenham Street and asks when Sydenham Street will be re-opened. Mr. Dale, Director of Planning and Municipal Services advises that there is no definitive time frame as yet and he will advise Council further about this.”

 

 

 

NEW AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

 

“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, Studer’s and Mary Jane’s.

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Councils: Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm

 

-Fri. -Derrick Drover: Worship and Carols; Creekside Church (west end); 7pm

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm (see ad)

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

-Sat. -Spitfires Hockey host Grimsby 7:30pm

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED.:

 

-Boys Hockey – Glencoe 3 EESS 2

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

 

More Uptown Christmas decorations – in front of the Town Hall (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

UNITED WAY BOX LUNCHES

 

The Aylmer United Way is doing a Boxed Lunch Fundraiser to be delivered next Wednesday. Lunches are $6 and prepared by Slice of Aylmer. The deadline for orders is tomorrow. Call 765-3080 or contact Janna_summers@hotmail.com

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

 

On sale for $5 at Pinecroft.

 

 

 

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

 

“SCHOOLS CLOSED  3 DAYS”

 

Two years ago today marked the first of three consecutive days that Aylmer schools were closed  – the only time in recent memory that has occurred. The ‘big snowstorm’ on February 2, 1977 occurred over the weekend so schools only closed on the Friday. And the major ice storm on March 2-3, 1976 paralyzed the town for only 2 school days.

In that event, despite classes being cancelled, EESS actually remained open for the community because of its independent generator – most of the town was without hydro and phone service. Lorch Electronics drove around town and broadcast by its mobile loudspeakers that people could come to the school – with its cafeteria open and manned by volunteers – for warmth and soup and sandwiches. Local drivers even went around to pick people up. There was widespread damage from the ice especially in rural areas. Upland’s Pheasantry, owned by Al Streib, had all its nine acres of pens flattened and 4000 of its 5000 bird stock fly away.

 

 

 

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts Boys Hockey vs Glencoe

 

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm (see ad)

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

-Sat. -Spitfires Hockey host Grimsby 7:30pm

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-SR GIRLS VBALL = WESS 3 EESS 0 (No EESS Juniors)

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Paquette, Mary Doreen (Crossett); of Straffordville, on Tuesday, aged 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Albert (2000). Survivors include: son Leo Paquette (Leticia) of Straffordville etc.. She was born in Springfield and was co-proprietor of her husband’s car repair garage in Straffordville. Visitation at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

ADVANCED TRAFFIC LIGHT CHANGE

 

Council recently approved changes (which are now in effect) for the traffic light at the main interesection:  to remove the advanced green for southbound vehicles in the evenings from 7pm to 3am and on Sundays. Also, a consultant’s report advised against installing a light at Talbot and Caverly at this time.

 

 

 

EAST ELGIN CROPS HAD SPLIT RESULTS

 

(This week it was announced that Ontario farmers enjoyed record soybean and grain yields. Peter Johnson, Provincial Cereal Specialist, comments on East Elgin’s crop results despite a very dry July:)

“East Elgin enjoyed outstanding yields on soils with good moisture holding capacity and slightly more rainfall and some grave disappointments on lighter soils where the rains did not come. For example, corn yields ranged from 40 bu/ac to 240 bu/ac in East Elgin. The factors were soil type and rainfall.

Overall, most producers were surprised at how well crops fared, even those with “mediocre” yields.  Most growers in East Elgin harvested 10 to 25 bu/ac more corn than anticipated and 2 to 5 bu/ac more soybeans than expected as well. This was mostly due to early planting, which allowed crops to build big plants (equate to big factories) and big root systems to go deep and access subsoil moisture. Lots of sunshine and grain fill occurring through the period of longer days (early planting means grain fill in August rather than October) allowed plants to utilize every drop of moisture available for added yield.

Virtually every agronomist I have talked to has been amazed by the yields given the rainfall this year. However, East Elgin would have a higher proportion of sandy soils with less water and thus more producers who were not able to participate in the better than expected yields. For those producers, life was not pleasant this year in farming.”

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION OFFICE IN AYLMER

 

(AJ and Associates, operated by Ken Aboutaam, operates an Immigration office on King St. in Aylmer and provided this information on their services:) – “A.J. & Associates practices solely in the field of Canadian and American Immigration matters. A.J. & Associates operates in all areas of immigration matters such as: investor class, refugee claims, and employment or visit visas, etc. The firm employs licensed Canadian and American Lawyers and consultants.

A.J. & Associate’s head office is in Windsor. They established an Aylmer office in 2010 to serve the needs of the many diverse immigrants in Aylmer and surrounding areas. They are open weekdays from 9 to 5pm. The office has licensed Immigration Representatives.  The law prohibits non-regulated immigration service providers from charging fees for any type of immigration service.”

Mennonite Community Services of Aylmer, according to Director Abe Harms, is a government funded, non-profit agency which also provides immigration services.

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