Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


FRIDAY, Nov. 2/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts SR Football vs. Parkside, 1pm (*Game moved to PCI)

-Sat. -Clocks change back

-Sat. -Vogeljoy CD Release, OTH Theatre, 10 am

-Sat. -Legion Veterans Dinner 7pm, 6pm Social, Advance Sales only

-Sat. –Aylmer Spitfires host Woodstock, 7:30pm

 

-Mon. –Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Ziel, Peter; of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer, passed away on Thursday, in his 91st year. Survivors include: wife Katharina (Triebl) Ziel etc.. Peter came to Canada in 1952. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 6-9 pm. The funeral service will be held there on Saturday, at 10:30 am.

 

-Jackson, Grace Merle; passed away on Wednesday, at Terrace Lodge in Aylmer, at the age of 91 years. Survivors include:  nephews and nieces: Grant (Joyce) Laur, Marilyn (Bob) Gillies, Betty Laur, Ann Laur, all of Aylmer etc. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral service will be held at Ostranders on Saturday, at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS THUR.

 

-The Senior Boys Volleyball team was defeated 3-2 by Parkside in their final league match. They finished fifth with a mark of 5-7 and will travel to Parkside Tuesday for playoffs.

 

-The Junior Girls Basketball team downed St.Josephs 38-21  to claim top spot with an 11-1 record. They will host a playoff next Tuesday.

 

-The Senior Girls Basketball team decisioned St.Josephs 58-28 to also secure first place with a 10-0 record (15-2 overall). They will also host a playoff Tuesday.

 

-The Junior Boys Football team blanked Tillsonburg 31-0 in Tillsonburg to also gain first place. Playoffs are tba.

 

 

 

LIBRARY EXPANSION UPDATE:

 

 

(Interview with Councillor Arthur Oslach, chair of the Library Building Committee, on the progress of the library/museum/theatre expansion:)

 

1.Why not consider other buildings uptown for this expansion?

“We looking at another building but we didn’t go ahead based on a confidential engineer’s report.”

 

2. What are you proposing currently to an Architect?

“We haven’t decided on an Architect yet – we’re looking for design ideas. We have two designs in mind – a one storey or a two storey building, although there could be a basement.”

 

3. Is the site finalized? What about a possible loss of green space?

“We want to build south of the library. We don’t want to go west because we would have to tear up the parking lot we paid a lot of money for. The previous Council tore the old house on the south side down with a thought to library expansion  so we are going there. There will be no attachments to the Old Town Hall. As for green space, it wasn’t there to begin with when the old house was there so we’re not really losing anything.”

 

4.The committee seems to be moving quickly?

“We have some funding deadlines in the spring.”

 

5. What’s next?

“This committee is deciding on a site and design. Council will then decide on financing. We will be inviting public delegations in for the next phase. There will be a public meeting. But in the end it must be self funding. I won’t support a burden on the taxpayer. We have other considerations ie. a new ladder truck, new public works building etc.”

 

 

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC THURSDAY

 

The next Blood Donor Clinic in Aylmer will be Thursday Nov. 8 at the EEC Complex from 2:30 to 7:30 pm. You can call Canadian Blood Services at 1 888 236 6283 or go online at www.blood.ca to book an appointment.

 

 

 

NEW HISTORY OF AYLMER BOOK:

 

"Historic Buildings of Aylmer" is on sale for $15 at Campbells, Pinecroft, Studer's and Mary Jane's Hair Salon.

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, Nov. 1st/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils

-EESS hosts SR Boys Vball vs PCI

 

-Fri. -EESS hosts SR Football vs. Parkside, 1pm

 

-Sat. -Clocks change back

-Sat. -Vogeljoy CD Release, OTH Theatre, 10 am

-Sat. -Legion Veterans Dinner, 7pm, Advance Sales only

-Sat. – Aylmer Spitfires host Woodstock, 7:30pm

 

-Mon. – Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

 

QUIET HALLOWE’EN

 

Aylmer Police report a “quiet night”,  with the damp weather a factor, for Hallowe’en in town.

 

 

Hallowe'en was a wet one in Aylmer last night (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Jongsma, Minke,  of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer, on Tuesday, in her 80th year. Wife of the late Adam Jongsma (1967). Survivors include: daughter Hilda (Harry)Broer of Aylmer etc.. She was born in the Netherlands and was a secretary and teacher at London District Christian Secondary School. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, at 11:00 am.

 

 

 

DERRICK DROVER HAS NEW CD

 

(Contributed) – Derrick Drover, Contemporary Christian songwriter-musician from Aylmer, will be launching another CD this weekend. This will be the second CD for Derrick, who has been nominated for Contemporary Christian Album of the year (IMA’s) and for Scripture song of the year (Canadian Bible Society) in the past and who is currently nominated for folk roots song of the year “Weather the Storm” (GMA).

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His debut CD was “Worship & Wonder” in October 2010 and the follow up is called “Living Proof”. The CD release concert is Sunday at the North Dorchester Community Centre from 6pm – 8pm. Both CDs were recorded in Guelph.

 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

1. I will close my door at 7pm  0%  (0 votes)

2. I usually close my door at 8  27.66%  (13 votes)

3. I turn the lights off at 9 or later  40.43%  (19 votes)  

4. I won’t be participating  31.91%  (15 votes)

 

Total Votes: 47

 

 

 

TASERING UPDATE

 

A close friend of the man who was tasered by Aylmer Police Sunday called TANews to suggest that the victim’s actions were influenced by a serious medical condition which led to some disorientation. The man was charged with possession of marijuana and police obstruction (see Tuesday story).

 

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Among items to be discussed at Council on Monday:

-Reccommendation of a Consultant to appoint Jim Crane as the new EECC representative

-Letter from Mainstreet Aylmer in support of Library expansion staying in the downtown core but concerns over parking availability.

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -Bayham, Malahide Councils

-Thu. -EESS hosts SR Boys Vball vs PCI

-Fri. -EESS hosts SR Football vs. Tillsonburg

-Sat. -Clocks change

-Sat. -Vogeljoy CD Release, OTH Theatre, 10 am

-Sat. -Legion Veterans Dinner, 7pm, Advance Sales only

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Redecop, Jacob Hildebrand, of Mount Salem, on Saturday, at the age of 69. Survivors include: wife Katharina (Wiebe) Redecop etc. He was born in Mexico. He had 26 grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday at the Lighthouse Gospel Church, Pt Burwell. Arrangements through Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

-McNiece, David, of Aylmer, on Tuesday, in his 87th year. Survivors include: wife Isabel (Cowan) McNiece; children Marny of St. Thomas, Carol of Aylmer etc.. He was born in St. Thomas and was a buyer at Imperial Tobacco for 47 years. Friends may call at the H. A. KEBBEL FUNERAL HOME, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, at 2:00 pm.

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.

 

-JR GIRLS BBALL = EESS (10-1) 41 Glencoe 16

-SR BOYS VBALL = EESS (5-6) 3 StJoes 0

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

John St. south looking south. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

 

“HALLOWE’EN 2011 IN AYLMER”

 

(From Aylmer Police) – “Overall the night was fairly tame.  We had (3) officers and (2) Auxiliary members out on foot patrol, so police visibility  was great. A couple calls were received regarding egg purchases. The only incident  of note was a disturbance at McDonald’s. Some teenage girls were causing a disturbance inside the business, were asked to leave by staff, and then police were contacted.  An egg was dropped inside and a window was hit with an egg. Officers located the responsible youths in the Municipal Parking Lot. A quantity of eggs were seized and destroyed by police. Warnings were issued to two Aylmer girls, ages 14, and 15, as well as a 14 yr. old girl from Bayham. The complainant did not wish to support criminal charges against the youths.”

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TUESDAY, Oct. 30/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Ojibwa Meeting, Pt. Burwell FireHall, 7pm

 

-Thu. -Bayham, Malahide Councils

-Thu. -EESS hosts SR Boys Vball vs PCI

-Fri. -EESS hosts SR Football vs. Tillsonburg

-Sat. -Clocks change

 

 

 

ARSON IN DOWNTOWN FLOWERBOX 

 

AYLMER – Police have charged a 17 year old Malahide male with arson after he lit a flower box attached to ‘Victorian Elegance’ on fire while walking along Talbot St. on Friday afternoon. A video surveillance camera caught the incident as two males and a female walked west on the Talbot north sidewalk about 3pm. The box contents – ignited by a lighter – erupted in flames and a passerby alerted store personnel who put the fire out. There was no damage to the building. Police were able to identify the youth with the assistance of the camera and located and charged him Sunday.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

More fall colours - from Balmoral Park. (By Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

 

 

 

TURNING LEFT?; CHECK OUTSIDE MIRROR!

 

AYLMER – Police charged a 42-year old Aylmer woman with not turning safely after she hit a van that was passing her. She was turning left into Lawrence Crescent while heading north on Elm Street around 9:30 Tuesday night and hit a van driven by a 72 year old Bayham man. There was minor damage to both vehicles.

 

 

 

MUSEUM HOMES TOUR: HOME #2

 

 

(Information on the 4 homes on the Aylmer-Malahide Museum/Archives Tour on the weekend of Nov. 16 (see ad) is contributed:)

“The Paul and Sharon Rabbets’ house at the corner of King and Pine Streets was built in 1989 by Ron Flick, when the former Barnum Funeral Home residence, which stood on the site, was destroyed by fire. The stonework on the house was a unique feature for new home construction then. Upon entering the home, the hardwood flooring in the foyer leads you to the dining room and the galley kitchen which overlooks a beautifully landscaped backyard and deck area. The living room, just off the dining area, features a floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace with windows on either side and a large picture window. The bathroom has a Spa like atmosphere with the tile flooring, walls and Jacuzzi tub. ”

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE BRIEFS:

 

-Police conducted a RIDE program on Talbot west and John south on Thursday from 6 to 10 pm, stopping 365 vehicles and issuing seven warnings.

 

-The OPP ROPE unit arrested a 39 year old Aylmer male last Tuesday morning for a parole violation relating to his break and enter charge.

 

-In Elgin court recently a 28 year old Aylmer man was found guilty of impaired driving and fined $1000 after being stopped on September 9. He was also fined $3000 for not having insurance.

 

-Police patrols will be double staffed and they will also be assisted by their auxilliary unit for Hallowe’en evening tomorrow.

 

-Police reported “no incidents” related to yesterday’s storm.

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“EESS WINS WOSSAA FIELD HOCKEY”

 

“EESS will play in the 16-team OFSAA Girls’ Field Hockey championships in Markham next Thursday and Friday. They qualified by capturing the WOSSAA title, edging Exeter North Huron 3-2 in the final at Medway yesterday. It was their first WOSSAA crown since 1990. They defeated Medway 4-1 in the semi final with goals scored by Holly Scherer (2), Karissa Paterson and Monica Loewen. All 3 goals in the final were scored by Holly Scherer.

Team members are: Amanda Aspden, Kristen Brunsden, Lindsay Dawson, Madison Derrough, Kelsey Duffy, Rashelle Graham, Olivia Haldenby, Sydney Hickey, Hilary Laking, Monica Loewen, Natalie McTaggart, Mikaela Moore, Fiona Murray, Olivia Neukamm, Karissa Paterson, Alyssa Plaquet, Lucy Robinson , Holly Scherer, Sammy Vansevenant, Ashley Waite, Breanna Walker, Tess Ward and Cassandra Young. Coach is Angie Roth.

 

 

 

LEGION BANQUET SATURDAY

 

(Contributed) – This Saturday is the annual Aylmer Legion Veteran’s Banquet with a social at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.  Veterans are free and guests are $12 with advance tickets only. A dress code is in effect.”

 

 

 

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MONDAY, Oct. 29/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -Bayham, Malahide Councils

-Thu. -EESS hosts SR Boys Vball vs PCI

-Fri. -EESS hosts SR Football vs. Tillsonburg

 

 

1-EAST ELGIN: WIND WARNING TODAY

 

(From Environment Canada for today:) – “Severe winds of 60 gusting up to 100 km/h beginning this evening. This is a warning that potentially hazardous winds are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated statements. Hurricane Sandy is forecast to track from the Atlantic ocean into the New Jersey shoreline this evening as it transitions into a strong post-tropical storm. Winds of this strength can break tree limbs and even knock over weak or shallow rooted trees. The winds will begin to ease below warning criteria on Tuesday morning.”

 

2-CATFISH CREEK FLOODING POTENTIAL

 

(Issued by CCC Authority at 11am) – “This is a Flood Outlook, Watershed Conditions Statement:  that should adverse weather patterns strengthen, water level conditions may increase.  This is an early assessment that the potential exists for flooding of low-lying areas within the watershed. Due to the implications of the aforementioned storm conditions, residents are urged to stay away from the shorelines. The public is encouraged to exercise caution near open bodies of water, and to keep children and pets away from waterways during adverse flow conditions.”

 

 

DRIVER RESISTANT, TASERED

 

AYLMER – Police had to taser a 64-year old Malahide man who became aggressive after being involved in a single car accident around 11 pm last night just north of town. A passerby alerted Police to a truck in the ditch beside the Church of God, just southeast of the corner of Glencolin Road and John St. north. When Police arrived the man was slumped over the steering wheel and when he exited the vehicle Police noted he had a strong odour of marijuana. He then refused to provide identification or to get on the ground and became quite argumentative. After he challenged the Officer to a fight, he was tasered but he had to be tasered three times when the first two were not effective. Three more Police officers arrived, including two from the Elgin OPP, and he was handcuffed and taken to the Police station. However, he continued his belligerence there – at one point grabbing a police baton – and was then shackled in the cells. A small bag of marijuana and a pellet pistol were removed from his vehicle. He was charged with possession of narcotics and with resisting arrest.

 

 

NORWICH 5 SPITS 2

 

AYLMER – Norwich downed Aylmer Spitfires 5-2 in Niagara Western Junior C hockey here Saturday. Norwich led 5-1 heading into the final period. Todd Laurindo and Cody Underhill connected for the Spits. Aylmer’s record is now 3-10-2. This week Aylmer travels to Lambeth Friday and hosts Woodstock Sunday.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-deKok, John;  of St.Thomas, passed away Thursday, in his 92nd year. Survivors include: wife Neeltje (Vriend) deKok; daughter Jennifer (Jim) Longo of  Springfield etc.. He was born in Zealand, Netherlands. A service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday October 31 at 11:00 a.m.

 

-Huller, Verne;  of Aylmer,  passed away Sunday, in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Edith Jane Huller (2003). Survivors include:  children Linda Graves and husband Neil Crozier of Orwell, and Julie (Bob) Mossey, Janet (Ted) Sym  and Mary Jane (John) MacKenzie all of Aylmer etc.. Verne served on a merchant ship during WW ll and worked at the Carnation for 40 years.  Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 11:00 am.

 

 

EESS SPORTS FRIDAY

 

-JR FOOTBALL = EESS (3-2) 41 StJoes 0

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

 

– October 23, 2012, Station #3,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist 

– October 25, 2012, Station #2, VanPatter Line, MVC

(*Single vehicle rollover, no injuries, vehicle left scene before our arrival)

– October 26, 2012, Station #6, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– October 27, 2012, Station #3, Station #2, Putnam Road, MVC 

(*Single vehicle, went through stop sign at Ron McNeil Line, vehicle started on fire, no injuries) 

– October 28, 2012, Station #2,  Dingle Street, Medical Assist

– October 28, 2012, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– October 28, 2012, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– October 28, 2012, Station #2, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Getting ready for the Ojibwa submarine, coming in November, in Pt. Burwell (By Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

A READER WRITES:

 

“Such a  nice view of the Old Town Hall from this side (See: last week’s photo), it’s truly a shame that they will be covering this beautiful building with another building. Why wouldn’t they buy the Aylmer Video building and tear it down and build on that side. It would make much more sense then hiding this fabulous facade. Oh, but herein lies the problem, it would make sense!”  (Wayne Agar)

 

 

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EESS SR GIRLS BBALL VS PCI YESTERDAY
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FRIDAY, Oct. 26/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri.-Sat. –ACT Play – ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ – OTH Theatre, 8pm (see ad)

-EESS hosts Jr Football vs StJoes, 2pm

-Fri-Sat. -Aylmer Fair Haunted House – Curling Club – 7-9pm -$2 -(see ad)

 

-Sat. -Legion Haunted Road Rally, 11am, (Prizes,light meal,$7, Info. 773-5249)

-Sat. -Aylmer Spitfires host Norwich, 7:30

 

 

PARIS 5 SPITS 4

 

Paris – Division leading Paris needed overtime to ground the Aylmer Spitfires by 5-4 in Niagara Western Junior C hockey action here last night. Aylmer outshot Paris by 46-34 and tied the game late in the third period but Paris counted the winner at the one minute mark of the extra period. Brad Payne notched two goals and had an assist for Aylmer with Todd Laurindo and Kyle Dedecker also scoring. Aylmer hosts Norwich tomorrow.

 

 

AYLMER LEAF PICK UP STARTS EARLY

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Aylmer’s Director of Operations) – “For normal years, leaf pickup occurs during the month of November, but because this was an abnormally dry summer, most of the leaves have fallen early prior to getting some heavy frosts. Because of this anomaly, Town PW’s have started the pick-up early and will continue it until the leaves have been picked up – which should hopefully wrap up by the second to third week in November.”

 

 

EESS SPORTS THUR.:

 

-SR BOYS VBALL – EESS (4-6) 2 WESS 0; CECI 2 EESS 0, WESS 2 EESS 1

-GIRLS BBALL – SR -EESS (9-0) 62 PCI 29; JR – EESS (9-1) 43 PCI 19

 

 

IMMANUEL V-P IN BIKE ACCIDENT

 

(Evert TenBruggencate , Vice-Principal of Immanuel Christian School in Aylmer, was in a serious accident while bicycling last month. He provides the following information:)

“On September 10th I went out after supper for a quick one hour ride to Port Stanley and back (about 32 Km). On re-entering St.Thomas I was riding northbound on Fairview Avenue when a southbound Dodge Ram pickup truck made a left-hand turn on to Southgate Parkway (opposite to St. Joe’s High school) and hit me. I saw the truck about 1 metre before impact. In the corner of my eye I saw my bike fly out from under me as I braced for impact with the road. I landed semi-prone on the road having hit my back and head (my helmet had a noticeable dent on my back). I stopped my Garmin GPS and waited for help. My left leg was bent and bleeding. I could not see the damage to it and asked a passerby if it was broken. He replied: “It’s really messed up. I can see bones sticking out.

A nurse on the scene attended to my care as I waited for the ambulance. I gave a bystander my home number and she contacted my wife. Ambulance and police arrived within 10 minutes. I was transported to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital where an orthopaedic surgeon operated on my leg. Two days later I was operated on again and my patellar tendon was reattached. My ACL was also severed but could not be repaired at this time. I also had bruising to my right leg, abrasions to my left elbow, swollen left hand and whiplash symptoms. I was released from hospital that Saturday. What was supposed to be an hour workout turned into a week from home and months of rehab.  Presently I’m on short term disability and receiving home occupational and physical therapy. In January I will receive a third surgery when the wires holding my knee cap in place will be removed.”

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS

 

The bridge over the Catfish Creek behind the Corner Cupboard has a scenic fall background . (By Deb Leblanc) (CLICK)

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID

 

Q-Should Health workers get Flu Shots?

 

1-Yes, all who work in health care  55.1%  (27 votes)    

2-Only those at hospitals  0%  (0 votes)

3-Only nurses, dr. at any site  2.04%  (1 votes)

4-No, it’s still their choice  42.86%  (21 votes)

 

Total Votes: 49

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

"Historic Buildings of Aylmer" On sale for $15 at Campbells, Pinecroft, Studer's and Mary Janes Hair Salon.

 

 

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VIEW OF UPTOWN FROM ROOF OF NEW APARTMENT
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THURSDAY, Oct. 25/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Ayl.-Mal. Museum at The Perc, 10:30am -11:30 – “Blackcats etc.”

-EESS hosts Girls BBall vs PCI

-Thur-Sat –ACT Play – ‘Nobodys Perfect’ – OTH Theatre, 8pm (see ad)

 

-Fri. –EESS hosts Jr Football vs StJoes, 2pm

-Fri-Sat. -Aylmer Fair Haunted House – Curling Club – 7-9pm -$2 -(see ad)

-Sat. -Legion Haunted Road Rally, 11am, (Prizes,light meal,$7, Info. 773-5249)

-Sat. -Aylmer Spitfires host Norwich, 7:30

 

 

EESS SR GIRLS BBALL RESULTS:

 

-Tue. – EESS (8-0) 49 WESS 11 (Karli Milmine 15 points)

 

-Weekend: London Howard Tourney:

EESS 40 Strathroy 12 Mother Teresa 61

EESS 53 (first loss of season) (MT ranked #1 in district)

EESS 42 Strathroy 19

John Paul 11 33 EESS 32

 

 

OJIBWA INFORMATION MEETING TUESDAY

 

The Elgin Military Museum is holding a meeting at the Pt. Burwell Firehall on Tuesday at 7pm to provide the public with information about the arrival of the Ojibwa submarine on November 14.

 

 

TOUR: NEW APT. COMPLEX

 

This is the ‘backside’ of the new Golden Community apartment complex at John/Sydenham St. (Photo from southwest corner). Residents will have a terrace for outside activities at the back on the roof of the first floor. Abe Friesen, Director of Marketing for Golden Community Builders, confirmed this week that one-third of the 39 units have been sold to date – they range in size from 750 to 1400 sq. feet.  (Nine of the 20 on the top two floors have been sold). The indoor parking garage on the west side of the ground floor is almost complete and has room for 20 vehicles. He still expects occupancy on March 1st. Retail space on the first floor has not been rented as yet. (kb) (CLICK)

 

Aylmer's southern skyline is still peaked by the Baptist church tower and the spire of Our Lady of Sorrows - but just barely - as this photo from the roof of the new apartment complex illustrates. (kb) (CLICK)

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thur. -Ayl.-Mal. Museum at The Perc, 10:30am -11:30 – “Blackcats etc.”

-Thur. -EESS hosts Girls BBall vs PCI

-Thur-Sat –ACT Play – ‘Nobodys Perfect’ – OTH Theatre, 8pm (see ad)

-Fri. – EESS hosts Jr Football vs StJoes, 2pm

-Fri-Sat. -Aylmer Fair Haunted House – Curling Club – 7-9pm -$2 -(see ad)

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-GIRLS BBALL – JR – EESS (8-1) 59 WESS 11; SR – EESS vs WESS

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Gilmore, Bill: of London; on Monday. Survivors include: Wife Jill and family. He worked at the MNR Aylmer District office in the early 1980’s as the Forest Resources Supervisor and then as the District Resource Management Supervisor. There will be a celebration of his life at Memorial Funeral Home, London, on Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

-Crinklaw, Arthur; of Belmont, in his 94th year, on Saturday. Husband of the late Irene (Scott) Crinklaw (1996). Survivors include: son John (Tricia) of Belmont etc.. Visitation at the Bieman Funeral Home,  Dorchester Thursday 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Belmont United Church, on Friday, at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Coming soon to a doorstep in your neighbourhood? Hundreds of pumpkins were still waiting for owners recently in a field owned by Howe Farms south of Aylmer. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

COUNCIL CORRECTION

 

In yesterday’s story on the letter to Council re-Elk St. trucks, it was noted that staff would report back to Council but actually Staff will respond to the complainant.

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“EEC COMPLEX COSTS ‘IN LINE’”

 

(Information from Mike Phillmore, Chairman of the EEC Complex Board) – “On Tuesday evening we had a special  meeting of both Aylmer and Malahide councils to receive a report on the East Elgin Community Complex Financial review, prepared by Mr. Nigel Bellchamber. In summary the reviews’ conclusion is that costs per capita are not out of line, and in fact it could be argued that the service available to a relatively small population base in the EECC is delivered at a very reasonable cost.The municipal contributions from Malahide and Aylmer to the EECC do not appear to be unusual for the quality of facility and service available.

The facility is well run and Councils should be cautious about further cost reduction targets as they may in fact reduce revenues more than expenses saved. The report compared the EECC with 70 other recreational facilities within communities across Ontario. The average costs including amoritization across Ontario is $54.00 per capita. Aylmer’s cost per capita is $57.00 and  Malahide’s cost per capita is $54.00. While not every aspect of the EECC operations was reviewed, the review concluded that the centre was managed appropriately. ”

 

 

 

MALAHIDE EECC MEETING

 

(Malahide Council held a special meeting to discuss the EEC Complex Monday. Mayor Dave Mennill issued this statement afterwards:) – “We want to work collectively  with the Town of Aylmer on this. The consensus is that we don’t want to see cuts in services. We are looking for efficiencies in running the complex. We will be scheduling a liaison meeting with the Town of Aylmer.”

 

 

 

ELGIN AGRI-BUSINESS SEMINAR

 

(Contributed) – Elgin County’s Economic Development Department will hold another installment of the Elgin County Conference Series on Wednesday, November 21.

Growing Your Agribusiness is a one-day seminar that will give business owners the opportunity to increase their skills and access tools that will help them successfully run and grow their agribusinesses.

Topics presented will include business planning, financial management, succession planning, the SWOTC agri-tourism toolkit, Greenbelt Ontario (ontariofresh.ca), and personal stories from agribusiness owners. Dynamic presentations will be delivered by speakers ranging from Ontario ministry representatives and professional organizations to successful agribusiness owners.

The Seminar will take place at the New Sarum Diner from 9 am – 3 pm. Registration information is available at www.progressivebynature.com or by phoning 519-631-1460.

 

 

 

SAIDAT AT MCGREGOR TODAY, TONIGHT

 

Motivational speaker Saidat of London brought her anti-bullying message (and lessons in hip hop dancing) to McGregor Public School today (and tonight for parents). She is pictured with, left to right, Grade 4 students Tim Tapsell, Maddy Stokeley and Rachel Shea. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

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