Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


MONDAY, Sept. 12/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-Aylmer Council. 3:30 pm

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-(Thursday, Bayham and Malahide Councils)

-(Sept. 17 –Hazardous Waste-Aylmer/Active Elgin Events/APAC Show/Spits Opener, Legion Supper)

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MALAHIDE COLLISION SUNDAY

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(From Elgin OPP) –  “A single motor vehicle collision that occurred early Sunday morning (about 1 am) has sent a twenty-five year old Malahide Township man to hospital in critical condition. The collision occurred on College Line between Dorchester Rd. and Rogers Rd. in the Township of Malahide., Elgin County. A 2009 Ford pick-up truck was travelling westbound on College Line when it travelled off the roadway striking a tree. He was the lone occupant and was transported to London’s Victoria Hospital.”

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EESS CAFETERIA CHANGES HANDS

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(Information from Lesley Shepherd, former Head of the EESS Cafeteria staff) - Largely as a result of a ‘healthier eating’ campaign initiated this fall by Ontario, the management of the cafeteria at EESS has changed ownership. It is now operated by Chartwells which handles most TVDSB cafeterias.

 The cafeteria had been operated by a teachers’ committee  since 1989 – East Elgin Food Services. Lesley had been Manager for just over 16 years.  Recently she had a staff of 5 other ladies. None have sought employment with Chartwells.

The new nutrition standards apply to all food and beverages sold in elementary and high school cafeterias etc. Greasy and high fat foods  – french fries and gravy, pizza, hamburgers and pop, will no longer be sold,  although schools may designate up to ten days during the school year where these foods and beverages  would be exempt from the nutrition standards.

EESS Food Services decided they could not financially make the adjustment needed for the new guidelines. Said Leslely – “We tried to provide healthy choices but the students were not interested in purchasing those foods offered. They wanted their own choices, burgers, fries etc.” An interesting consequence of the decision is a loss of in-school revenue - the EESS Cafe committee used the profits to fund various school activities – $380,000 had been used -an  average profit of $16,000 annually . 

Early trends? Said Lesley “I don’t believe the students will change their eating habits as long as local restaurants provide the food they want. And there is too much local compeition for Chartwells to easily succeed.” (Observations in the first week reveal long lineups down the street at the pizza, sub and hamburger outlets.)

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16-YEAR OLD CRITICAL FROM ACCIDENT

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AYLMER – A 16-year old Straffordville male is in critical condition with head injuries at Victoria Hospital, London after being struck by a van Friday around 10 pm at the corner of Caverly Road and Anne St. The vehicle was being driven south on Caverly by an Aylmer woman . No charges have been laid as the police continue their investigation.

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AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA:

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On Council’s agenda today: Discussion of a  purchase of land by TriCorp Ltd. on Beech St. East from the town.

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AYLMERITES  RECALL 9-11 (Facebook)

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-Candice Fisher – At school in grade 4 and I didn’t quite know what was going on untill I got older. Now I’m just devastated. RIP to all the beautiful ppl who passed that day. And thoughts and prayers go out to family.

-Kayla Ashe -Sitting in the library at East Elgin Secondary School working on a grade 12 English essay. I was shocked and confused and really didn’t know what to think.

-Heather L Anger- Working with my friend Dj on “3rds”. We were listening to the radio when the news came on of what was happening. I told him to stop running the machine and listen to what was going on. We didn’t even believe it at 1st. We thought for sure it was some sort of joke until the reports kept coming in.

-Kelly Pearson -At work – one of the delivery guys came in & said that NY had been attacked with the Trade Centre burning .. turned on the radio & listened to it the rest of the morning … went home at noon and watched the footage on TV — said OMG for one solid half hour … it’s still surreal …

-Bill Spafford -Watching the news couldnt believe it was happening – i like every one else thought the system was more secure in the united states that some thing like that would never happen.

-Arlene Carter- Watching NBC-with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric. Called my neighbour Ann and we watched the events unfold at our place. We both were in total disbelief. My husband came home from a overnight flight-we watched the TV coverage all day.

-Crystal Manners-Lockey- At school, scared that something so tragic could happen

-Larissa Foote -Grade 9 . East Elgin sitting in Art class, then they turned the tvs on to what was going on. Soo sad

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SATURDAY, Sept. 10/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-(Monday – Aylmer Council)

-(Sept. 17 –Hazardous Waste-Aylmer/Active Elgin/APAC Show/Spits Opener)

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“9/11 =WHERE WERE YOU?/YOUR FIRST REACTION?”

(Send a comment =theaylmernews@hotmail.com)

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UPDATE: AYLMER’s NEW INTERSECTIONS

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(It has been one year since the 4-way stops were installed at South/Rutherford and about half-a-year for the new John St. North stoplights. Police Chief Andre Reymer assesses – “The new lights and stop signs have been a fantastic addition to Aylmer’s traffic safety and flow with no reported accidents to date. South /Rutherford created an amicable opportunity for school traffic to flow north and south where previously South Street traffic dominated the roadway. As well,  it slows traffic mid street and allows for safe pedestrian movement. We laid a few tickets for disobeying the sign but they are largely locals used to driving straight through.  John/ Beech lights now allow for a functional truck route without the frustration of waiting for a gap on busy John St. The police have experienced the same benefits trying to exit south into Aylmer.

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LOCAL CROPS UPDATE: 

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(Info. from Dick Saarloos of Berryhill Farms) -  “A new patch of corn will be ready Monday, there should be fresh corn everyday until frost. We are still picking Fall raspberries and strawberries. The apples are turing nicely red due to the cool nights, just what they like. Peaches have sized up nicely due to the ample rain. Melons are large and sweet. Plums and pears are light this year (probably due to pollination issues) but what is there is nice sized and juicy. All the fruit trees have grown fantastically, which will bode well for next year’s crop.”

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FIRST ALL CANDIDATES AT BELMONT

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Belmont – The first all-candidates meeting for Elgin-Middlesex for the October 6 provincial election took place Thursday night in Belmont sponsored by the Elgin Federation of Agriculture. The candidates appearing were: Lori Baldwin-Sands, Liberal; Kathy Cornish, NDP; Paul McKeever Freedom; Eric Loewen, Green; and Peter Yurek, PC.

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q=”Aylmer Police Raise 9%/3Yr.”

1. Agree, quite moderate 30.59%  (26 votes)  

2. Excessive, fragile economy 47.06%  (40 votes)  

3. 3 years -too long in bad times 9.41%  (8 votes)  

4. They deserve it and more 12.94%  (11 votes)  

= Total Votes: 85

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Q-”New hydro rates/times”

1. Can’t switch to cheaper times 15.38%  (8 votes)  

2. Will try for cheaper times 42.31%  (22 votes)  

3. Definitely can make changes 25%  (13 votes)  

4. Won’t switch, bad idea 17.31%  (9 votes)  

= Total Votes: 52

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FRIDAY, Sept. 9/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-EXHIBITION FOOTBALL AT EESS – 6 pm Jr host Regina Mundi; 8 pm Sr host Clarke Road

-EMMC Music Night at Bandshell, 6-9 pm, Free hotdogs, drinks

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-(Sept. 17 – Hazardous Waste Depot in Aylmer/ Active Elgin/ APAC Show)

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SEPTEMBER AT AYLMER MUSEUM

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–Fall exhibit – All that Glistens is not Gold A display that Sparkles with Glass, Brass, Copper, Silver, Jewellery and Passementerie, Sept. 6 – Nov. 27

-DOORS OPEN at the AYLMER MUSEUM – SPECIAL DISPLAY – Selected Toys from the Museum’s Collection, Free Admission – Saturday, Sept. 24, 10-5

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FARMFEST AT MAPLETON SATURDAY

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(Contributed) – “The fifth annual ‘Farmfest’ will be held this Saturday at Farmtown located on Mapleton Line between Noon and 5 pm. Our website is www.farmtowncanada.com . This fundraiser is to help raise dollars because we counsel, run programs for and provide camps for deserving kids from our community at the farm.We use ag- tourism to raise funds in our log cabin shoppe called trinkets and trash..along with tours and animal and historic farm education etc.”

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OBITUARIES:

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SUTHERLAND, Shayne Leigh – 51, of Lawrencetown, NS, on Saturday, September 3, 2011. Survivors include sister in law:  Deb (Ross) Herron, Aylmer  etc . Visitation  at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, NS.

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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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THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish for 2 weeks; Return Sept. 6

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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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