Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, Sept. 8/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-(Thursday – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-4, 5:30-8 pm)

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-(Friday – EMMC Music Night at Bandshell, 6-9 pm, Free hotdogs, drinks)

-(Sept. 17 – Hazardous Waste Depot in Aylmer)

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***DAVE FERGUSON’s THURSDAY COLUMN ON ELGIN EVENTS will not be continuing as he pursues other interests. Thanks Dave for many good reads .

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SCHOOL BUSSES OK ON TUESDAY

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(Information from Dave Cryderman at Badder BusLines, Aylmer) – “Our start up went reasonably smooth on Tuesday Sept. 6th. We have some minor adjustments to make in respect to route times and we always have to educate a number of parents/guardians when there are route changes over the summer months. Routine sets in and students are quick to adapt by the end of the first week….. We are down numbers in mini-van routes but up numbers in regular bus routes. ”

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“PROCEED WITH DOWNTOWN PAVING!”

AYLMER – Council at last Tuesday’s session voted to award the paving of the Sydenham St. West  Parking lot to TCG Asphalt – the only tender – at a cost of $168,000 plus $15,000 in engineering fees for a total of $183,000. The Council will use monies from various reserves for the project. It is expected to be completed early this fall.

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“INSTALL 4-WAY STOPS ON SOUTH!”

AYLMER – At yesterday’s session, Council gave final approval to a 4-way stop corner at South and Rutherford. 

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CHATEAU GARDENS RENOVATIONS

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AYLMER – (Contributed) – “Last year Ontario announced that Cheateau Gardens had been selected for a Capital Renewal Program. The building expansion  includes new safety and security features, larger resident suites and staff work spaces, new lounges and common indoor and outoor activity areas, new furniture etc. Chartwell is investing appproximately 9.2 million in this project and moving from 60 to 64 beds. Construction is expected to take approximately 16 months.”

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(Work has begun on renovations at the eastern end of Chateau Gardens Seniors home on Talbot west)

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AYLMER COLLISION

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On Friday at 1:30 pm a 73-year old Springfield woman was charged with failing to obey a traffic light after her car, going north on John St. north, ran the red light at the Progress St. stoplight  and collided with a car driven by a 49-year old Aylmer woman who was turning south off Progress Drive. There was minor damage.

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-(Thursday – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex)

-(Friday – EMMC Music Night at Bandshell, 6-9 pm, Free hotdogs, drinks)

-(Sept. 17 – Hazardous Waste Depot in Aylmer)

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AYLMER COUNCIL TUESDAY:

 

-Council decisions yesterday: 

-The petition signed by 225 residents requesting that ATVs be categorized  the same as snowmobiles in town was referred to staff for investigation.

-The marketing report  on ad promotions done for the town in various journals was received for information.

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MENS SOCCER : WEST LORNE 4 AYLMER 1

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AYLMER – First place West Lorne downed Aylmer Rampage 4-1 in the first game of their two-game Southwestern Ontario Mens Soccer League finals last night here. The second game is Friday in West Lorne. Mike Del Bel Deluz scored for Rampage. The Rampage ousted Aylmer FC in semifinal play.

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McGREGOR SCHOOL OPENING:

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(Contributed) “Staff changes – Mrs. McMillan will be teaching in the ALC class. Mrs.Taylor will be teaching grade 3/4. Ms. Jackson is back to work in Mrs. Hodgins JK/SK class. Madame Hatch will be teaching French and several primary classes. Ms. Neil will be teaching.  Mrs. Jones is in the office and  Mrs. Secord is an educational assistant.

The biggest change for everyone this year will be the switch to a balanced day. As such, students will have a nutrition break from 10:40 until 11:20 and from 1:00 until 1:20 p.m. It is suggested that students eat half their lunch during the first break and half their lunch at the second break….. There is a school breakfast program at McGregor, starting Sept. 27″

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OBITUARIES:

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On Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Stephen “Fur” Christov of RR1, Belmont in his 62nd year. Survivors include: son Nick Christov of Aylmer, friend Linda Cahill etc.  He was born in Hungary. A service will be held at the Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm. with visitation one hour prior.

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On Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, at Woodstock, Miss Diane Kesteloot  at the age of 75. Diane was born in  Belgium and had a hairdressing shop in Vienna for many years . Survivors include: brother Julius (Mary) Kesteloot of Aylmer; Visitation on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOME,, Tillsonburg . Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg.

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TRI COUNTY MENS FASTBALL

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B Playoff Finals – Straffordville Stealth wins 3-0 over Mt. Elgin (Straffordville had defeated Pt. Burwell in semifinals)

Monday, August 22nd at 8:00pm at Straffordville – Mets 2, Stealth 10

Sunday, August 28th at 8:30pm at Met Centre, Mt. Elgin – Stealth 6, Mets 4

Monday, August 29th at 8:00pm at Straffordville – Mets 0, Stealth 10

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TUESDAY, Sept. 6/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

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-(Thursday – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex)

-(Friday – EMMC Music Night at Bandshell, 6-9 pm, Free hotdogs, drinks)

-(Sept. 17 – Hazardous Waste Depot in Aylmer)

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AYLMER BLOOD CLINIC THURSDAY

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(Contributed) “Help save a life – Donate Blood!  There are 22 appointments that need to be filled to meet the needs of hospital patients this Thursday, September 8 at the East Elgin Community Complex from 2:30 to 4:00 pm and from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  Please call 1 888 2 DONATE to book an appointment.  New donors and walk-ins are also welcome!  www.blood.ca

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

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Agenda items include:

-Petition from 225 Aylmer residents to have ATVs subject to the same local regulations as snowmobiles

-Update on Aylmer business promotions in various magazines, journals etc.

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ACTIVE ELGIN DAY ON SEPT. 17

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(Contributed) – “Active Elgin Day, which takes place on Saturday, September 17, 2011, is a one-day opportunity to try new activities and leisure pursuits for free or at a reduced cost. Residents and visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to try as many activities as they can. Activities include dance, Zumba, karate, hockey drills, open gym time, and much more. For a full listing of the organizations that are offering free or discounted activities for the day please visit www.activeelgin.ca or call the East Elgin Community Complex at 519-773-5631.

Active Elgin is a coalition of community organizations that is dedicated to promoting sport, recreation and leisure in our community. Active Elgin is made possible through the support of many community partners including the Central Community Health Centre, East Elgin Community Complex, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, Elgin St. Thomas Tourism Services, Ontario Early Years Centre, St. Thomas Parks and Recreation, West Elgin Community Health Centre, YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin, and funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.”

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MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS LAST WEEK

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– September 2, 2011, Station # 1, Hale Street, Medical Assist

– September 3, 2011, Station #2 assisted by Station #2, Talbot Line, MVC

*(One vehicle, no injuries)

– September 4, 2011, Station #1, John Wise Line, Tree Down

– September 4, 2011, Station # 1, Dexter Line, Medical Assist

– September 4, 2011, Station #2,  Springwater Road, Medical Assist

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OBITUARIES:

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On Sunday, September 4, 2011. George Edward “Ed” Goeckler of RR5, Aylmer in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Brenda (Becker) Goeckler. Ed worked on the family tobacco farm. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00 am.

On Saturday, September 3, 2011. Wilhelmus Maria “Wil” Branje , of Aylmer in his 83rd year. Survivors include: wife Christina (VanAarssen) Branje etc.. He was born in the Netherlands . Wil had received an Aylmer Citizen of the Year Award recognizing his volunteer service with Special Olympics and Community Living, Aylmer. The family will receive friends at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the funeral chapel on Wednesday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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On Saturday, September 3, 2011, Helena Neufeld of Aylmer in her 71st year. Survivors include: husband Neil Neufeld etc. She was born in Chihuahua Mexico. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm. from the Old Colony Mennonite Church.

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A FACEBOOK READER WRITES: 

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Q- Does Aylmer have sirens to warn of Tornadoes?

A – (From Fire Chief Sam Taylor) -”"Aylmer does not have a fixed emergency notification system for warning the general public.”

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MONDAY, Aug. 22/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-Aylmer Council, 3:30

-Sat: Straffordville Watermelon Fest

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OBITUARIES

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On Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Andy Hiemstra of Aylmer, 73. Husband for 48 years of Minnie (Helder) Hiemstra. Father of Wilfred (Trudy) , Raymond, Sharlene (Paul Beekman) and Monica (Dwayne DeVries).brothers Wytze (Janny), Andries, Jack (Dien), Theo (Ann) and John (Christine). Born in Haule, Friesland March 15, 1939 son of the late Auke and Margaret  (Russchen) Hiemstra. Andy was an avid gardener, The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church  on Monday August 22, 2011 at 11:00 am.

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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NEWS: Jack Layton died today.

Q. Interim NDP Leader Has Bloc Ties

Total Votes: 46

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THURSDAY, August 18/ 11

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The Aylmer News will not publish Friday /Saturday

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Bayham Council, 7 pm

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-Friday-Sunday – Eaglesmith Concert  – Springwater

-Saturday – Aylmer Cornfest

-Saturday – Legion Steak BBQ

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OBITUARIES:

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WOELK, Peter Thiessen – 1932-2011 – of Port Rowan  on Monday, August 15, 2011 in his 80th year. Survivors include: his wife of 58 years Helena Woelk ; children  Margaret (Paul) Melnychuk of Corinth; Tina (Jake) Klassen of Port Burwell;  etc.  Grandfather to 22 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation at OSTRANDER’S FUNERAL HOME Tillsonburg on Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service  will be held at the Walsingham Old Colony Mennonite Church on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 2 p.m.

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EAGLESMITH AT SPRINGWATER

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Some Fred Eaglesmith facts with his concert this weekend at Springwater (Contributed)  = (Update: He has a new CD, 6 Volts, available this weekend (not released yet); he is still based in Pt. Dover ;  he is still touring with the Ginn sisters.)

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-He has 17 albums over the last three decades — many of them released on his own label…..He plays hundreds of dates a year in addition to touring Europe and Australia…..He’s the only Canadian to ever write a No. 1 bluegrass hit……He has had his songs recorded by such notable fellow songwriters as Toby Keith, The Cowboy Junkies, Chris Knight, Kasey Chambers, Mary Gauthier, Todd Snider and Dar Williams as well as bluegrass stars James King (who took Eaglesmith’s “Thirty Years of Farming” to the top of the bluegrass charts) and Ralph Stanley II……Keith included Eaglesmith’s recording of “Thinking ‘Bout You” in his film “Broken Bridges” and its soundtrack CD……For many years running, he has hosted the annual Roots on the River festival in Vermont, the Fred Eaglesmith Texas Weekend at Gruene Hall (the mother church of the Lone Star State music scene) and two more yearly festivals in Canada……He is a spokesman, along with Bono and Alanis Morrissette, for Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign. He also does charity work for The Schizophrenia Society of Canada, The Fur and Feather Wildlife Center, The Equestrian Association for the Disabled, World Vision International and conservation efforts near where he lives in Southern Ontario.

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NEW BAYHAM THEATRE GROUP

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‘Periscope Playhouse’  is a new Bayham theatre group. (Contributed) – “It’s a bunch of Port Burwell and Vienna residents that are trying to establish a performing arts theatre etc. in Port Burwell to tie in with the Ojibwa.  Right now, we have 7 on a steering committee and will be holding a fundraising road rally starting from the East Beach in Port Burwell at 10 a.m. on October 1, 2011.  Instead of  the normal entrance fee, we are asking for a minimum of $50 in pledges per vehicle (open to cars and motorcycles).  There is a BBQ at the beach following the rally with some decent prizes and random draws being awarded.  It’s 65 km around the nooks and crannies of Bayham with half the vehicles running the route in reverse to accommodate closer starting times.

The group has tentatively approved the play they’ll put on in July next year.   Set in a Port town, the play gives a snapshot of port life, warts and all.  It’s quite funny and it pokes fun.  Perfect for light summer entertainment. It is titled - Smart Ass  and is written by Patrick Harding of Port Stanley. The Periscope Playhouse is actually the brainchild of Marion and Jeff Rogers.  Jeff will direct Smart Ass.”

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BAYHAM COUNCIL TONIGHT

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Council at 7 = At 7:30 p.m. – Rezoning Application: – to change the zoning of 43.7 hectares (108 acres) of land from Agricultural (A1-A) Zone to a Special Agricultural (A2) Zone and a Rural Residential (RR) Zone submitted by Peter and Barbara Jurenas.
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WEDNESDAY, August 17/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Friday-Sunday – Eaglesmith Concert Springwater

-Saturday – Aylmer Cornfest

-Saturday – Legion Steak BBQ

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OBITUARIES:

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On Sunday, August 14th, 2011 in his 38th year (in Ingersoll) SHAWN TOMPKINS. Survivors include: wife Emilie, parents Jack and Pauline Tompkins, siblings: brother of Fred and Tanya Tompkins, Jackie and John Van Happen, Colleen Tompkins and Sam Stout.. Friends and family will be received at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Shawn’s life will be held at West Park Church, 955 Gainsborough Road, London, on Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Delmer Cemetery

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“GIANT HOGWEED IS SMALL ISSUE IN ELGIN”

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(Info provided byDavid Pullen, Elgin Weed Inspector) “Despite all the media attention, Giant Hogweed is not a major issue in Elgin County.  I have made 5 positive ID’s of it in the whole county, and 3 of those sites are essentially eradicated but will be watched for new plants next spring.  The other two sites are in the process of being controlled by property owners and are not large areas and well away from public places. I have had many calls and have provided ID service for almost all the relatives of Hogweed, including Cow Parsnip, Angelica, Wild Parsnip and Poison Hemlock.  This link to a Michigan Dept. of Agriculture brochure gives a good description of the related plants. www.michigan.gov/documents/MDA_Hogweed_Brochure_2_115074_7.pdf.  At this point there is no hogweed that I’m aware of in Malahide or Aylmer.”

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AYLMER MENS’ SOCCER

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Aylmer FC tied Dutton 1-1 last week and defeated Railway City 3-1 at EESS last night. Aylmer Rampage defeated Raymond James 2-1 last night and had beaten Dutton 2-0 last week. FC’s record is 10-2-2 and has two away games left this week.  Rampage has finished their schedule at 10-4-2.

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TUESDAY, August 16/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Friday-Sunday – Eaglesmith Concert Springwater

-Saturday – Aylmer Cornfest

-Saturday – Legion Steak BBQ

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*CAMPING AT EECC =  The East Elgin Community Complex is offering  onsite camping (overnight) for the 3 Port Tour Classic Century Ride on Saturday.  A fee of $5 will be charged per camper. Deadline for submission of completed registration form to ensure guaranteed camping is Friday (see EECC site).

 

 

AYLMER ACCIDENT

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There was minimal damage but a 20-year old Bayham man was still charged with careless driving after a two-vehicle accident on Sunday July 31 around noon. The man driving an SUV ran into the back of a car driven by an Aylmer woman who was stopped for traffic heading west on Talbot East near Queen. There were no injuries.
 
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AYLMER CYCLING ACCIDENT 

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An Aylmer man, 67, received minor injuries when he hit a car door and fell while bicycling south on John St. recently. An Aylmer woman, 33, who was about to exit her vehicle parked near John and Talbot, was charged with opening a car door not in safety.

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POLICE CALLED TO FAIR

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Aylmer Police were called to sort out a dispute during the Aylmer Fair Demolition Derby Saturday. Two male drivers from St.Thomas with an ongoing grudge got into an argument during the competition.When they were both competing during the derby one driver was considered eliminated when the second driver struck his vehicle. But the hit was considered unsportsmanlike and the offending driver was ejected and banned from future competitions. An argument ensued. The impacted driver had bruising from the impact. No charges were laid.

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TRI-COUNTY FASTBALL PLAYOFFS

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In the best of five ‘B’ playoffs, Straffordville won game one 11-7 over Pt. Burwell; Pt. Burwell won game two by 10-8. No other games are yet scheduled.

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MONDAY, August 15/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- (Saturday,  Legion Steak BBQ, 5:30 pm)

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Shawn Tompkins Dies

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Shawn Tompkins, a native of Corinth and a graduate of EESS, and a noted North American Mixed Martial Arts trainer,  died in his sleep while in Hamilton Saturday night. He was 37 and was married. His training operation was based in LasVegas but he was back in Canada for training purposes last week.

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Q. Attending Aylmer Fair?

1. Will go once 20.65%  (19 votes)    

2. Probably more than once 4.35%  (4 votes) 

3. No 58.7%  (54 votes)    

4. No, but will go to Western Fair 10.87%  (10 votes)    

5. Neither , but will do another fair 5.43%  (5 votes)     

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AYLMER FAIR AMBASSADORS 

This year’s Aylmer Fair Ambassador was Samantha Kirschner of Aylmer. The Junior Ambassador was Mikaela Green of Wilson Line.-    

 

 

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 CORNFEST SATURDAY

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The 5th annual Aylmer Cornfest this Saturday will feature a Farmers’ Market and Childrens Entertainment at Palmer Park,  Sidewalk Sales uptown and Childrens’ Events at Balmoral Park plus musical entertainment at Palmer Park in the evening. New this year are the various childrens’  activities and snacks  and proceeds are going to the Aylmer Splash Pad Committee.

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THURSDAY, August 11/11

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Friday/Saturday

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer FC Mens Soccer Hosts Dutton, 8:30 at EESS

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-(Friday-Sunday = AYLMER FAIR = 10 am-10 pm (Sunday until 7 pm);  Adults $7, Children 6-12 = $3; Under 6 = Free)

-(NOT THIS, BUT NEXT WEEKEND! - Fred Eaglesmith Concert at Springwater)

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BEACH CONDITIONS

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(From Elgin Health Unit) -  “As of ­­­August 8th, Port Burwell Main Beach and Port Burwell Provincial Park are posted as unsuitable for swimming as a result of high levels of bacterial contamination.  All other beaches in the area are not posted. ”

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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This is the RailCar which was redesigned for use in New York City subway tunnels by H Broer Equipment of Aylmer and recently shipped there. (see yesterday's story) (CLICK)

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AYLMER MENS’ SOCCER

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-Tuesday Aylmer FC defeated Raymond James 3-1 (Record: 9-2-1, Second Place)

-Last Week, Aylmer FC defeated Aylmer Rampage 3-0 and 4-2

-Tuesday, Aylmer Rampage defeated Glencoe 7-0 (Record: 8-4-2)

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AYLMER MAN CHARGED WITH INDECENCY

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AYLMER – A 73-year old man, from a southwest Aylmer residence,  has been charged three times this summer with committing indecent acts. According to the Aylmer Police,  on June 23 he exposed himself to youths at a Bayham Twp.  farm (and was charged by the OPP); on June 28 he exposed himself to an 18-year old adult male giving him a ride home in town and on June 25 he exposed himself to an adult male neighbour – it was reported 19 July.  The last two charges were laid by Aylmer Police. Aylmer Police have  banned  him from parks, sports fields, the  pool etc. for now – he faces a late August court date.

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WEDNESDAY, August 10/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-FASTBALL PLAYOFFS – Straffordville at Pt. Burwell, 8 pm

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-(Friday-Sunday = AYLMER FAIR)

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BROER SHIPS RAILCAR TO NEW YORK CITY

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(H.  Broer Equipment of Aylmer shipped a specialized RailCar to New York City last Thursday – a unit that required modifications due to the World Trade Centre collapse of nearly 10 years ago. Marcel Broer provided the following information:)

“ A Rail King is a mobile railcar mover, it is normally used to switch railcars in various facilities with rail, such as factories, rail yards or transloading (rail to truck) operations. The units are powered with a diesel engine, up to 200 hp,and have a 4-speed transmission and two rail axles, similar to that used in loaders.Stewart & Stevenson is the manufacturer of the Rail King in Houston, Texas. They developed the Rail King, with H. Broer Equipment being the original dealer for the product line, in 1990, covering all of Canada.

The Port Authority of Trans-Hudson was the buyer. They are part of the group that operates the airports, seaports, subways, in and around New York and New Jersey, and the World Trade Centre. The specific duty for this modified Rail King RK330r is to bring work cars into the subway. Since the subway uses electricity to power the equipment, when they are without power, they need to have a diesel powered option. 

When the World Trade Center collapsed in 2001, the buildings crushed several of the tunnels, but the real damage and issue was the water. The plain city water and the grey water filled  the tunnels, so they had to kill the power. They contacted Stewart & Stevenson to build the first modified machine within 60 days of the incident. This machine is to replace that original 2001 machine. The Rail King factory could not accommodate the customization in their flow line production, so they referred our company to bid on the project. It took 2- 1/2 months to do the changes. This is the first unit we did this much modification for. We did do a similar style machine for Bombardier, but they had no restrictions on the platform width or the height of the cab.

The width of the railcars and locomotives is 10ft wide,and the Rail King is the same, and there is no real restrictions on height, so the normal height is 11ft. We reduced the height to 10ft and the width 8-1/2ft. There were some items that were machined down, wheels reduced in diameter, stairs and platform items modified. The original full width cab was replaced by a side mount cab which is quite a bit smaller. The side mount cab was then chopped by one foot to allow us to keep the base machine as standard as possible. The platform was reduced 9 inches on eachside, so we brought the fuel and air tanks to one side to allow for better operator accessibility. The technical additions include a pressurized air conditioning system, a fire suppression system, an exhaust purifier and a man-down safety shutdown system. ”

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“NO DRIVE THROUGH AT STUDER’S…YET”

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Aylmer Police report that a car driven by an  82-year old St.Thomas woman hit the front door of Studer’s Variety recently when she accidentally hit the gas pedal as she was about to park . There was minor  damage to the door frame and brick exterior. No charges were laid.

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LAST WEEK’s SURVEY:

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1.  Aylmer Sunday Shopping?

1. Yes, let more retails open all day 36.59%  (45 votes)  

2. Yes, let retails open but only after 12 13.01%  (16 votes)  

3. No, ok with present setup 35.77%  (44 votes)  

4. Restrict what is now open 14.63%  (18 votes)   

    Total Votes: 123

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LOCALS MEET IN FASTBALL PLAYOFFS

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Straffordville and Pt. Burwell are combatants in the first round of Tri-County Fastball League B playoffs. Straffordville won the first game 11-7 last week with the second match in the best of five games series slated for tonight in Pt. Burwell at 8 pm. Straffordville finished at 5-20 (10th) and Burwell at 4-17 (11th) in the 12-team league.

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