Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, May 17/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

FEDS SIGN OFF ON OJIBWA

 

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

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

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED:

 

-GIRLS SOCCER – EESS( 6-0) 4 PCI 0

-BOYS SOCCER – EESS (4-1-1) 3 PCI 1

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

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

 

 

AYLMER FIRE CALLS

 

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

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

 

 

PLANE TO PT. BURWELL LANDS ON ROAD 

 

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

 

 

DOG BITE NETS PENALTY

 

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

 

 

SPRINGWATER BUSY FOR WEEKEND

 

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



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WEDNESDAY, May 16/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

– EESS Boys, Girls Soccer host Parkside

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

 

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

-Thu. – Bayham, Malahide Councils

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

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

 

 

OBITUARY:

 

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

 

 

AYLMER LEVY UP 2.91%

 

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

 

 

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

 

(*Opening Day was posted last Thursday)

FRIDAY, June 29

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER TUES.

 

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

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“PT. BURWELL ANGLICAN IS 175 SUNDAY”

 

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

 

 

EESS B.BALLER SIGNS WITH U.GUELPH

 

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



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TUESDAY, May 15/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

– Southwest Soccer; Aylmer FC hosts Mt Brydges at EESS, 7pm

– EEC Complex Seniors Event (see Thurs.  story)

 

-Wed. – EESS Boys, Girls Soccer host Parkside

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

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

 

-Sat. – Aylmer Museum/Legion Queen’s Event 10am/ Sunday tea 1:30

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS MONDAY

 

BOYS RUGBY – DORCHESTER 15 EESS 12

 

 

 

GRAVEMARKERS FOUND BENEATH SHED 

 

AYLMER – Aylmer Police investigated an unusual incident Sunday afternoon when a Sydenham Street east resident phoned and said they were tearing down an old shed and found three metal grave markers and a cement cross beneath it.  Police Officer Darren Lockwood  indicated there was no suspicion of foul play after he  placed a call to a previous owner. Dorothy Brackenbury informed that she and husband Jim had found the markers in a building on a lot they had bought years previously when they set up a car sales business on Talbot east across from Kebbel Funeral Home.

The previous owner was Hazel Hutchinson, whose father J W Hutchinson was a noted monument maker in town at that location and she had continued the family business after his death in 1929. Mrs. Brackenbury thought the markers were just promotion plates and were never used. They put the markers in the shed at their residence and over time they had worked their way below the floor and were forgotten when they moved out. The markers bore the names: Thompson, Beattie and Willam. A. Barons, died 1935.  The latter was a Belmont storekeeper and the grandfather of Harley Barons of Aylmer who said his relative was  buried in the Dorchester cemetery.

 

 

These grave items - 3 plaques and a cross - were uncovered on Sunday after an Aylmer resident demolished a backyard shed. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

Sweaburg 7 Straffordville 6

 

 

 

ACT PLAY LAST SAT. SOLD OUT

 

Barb Warnock of ACT reports that the current play is drawing “great audiences – sold out on Saturday night.”

 

 

 

 MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– May 7, 2012 – Station #4 , #1, #2 and #3,  Dorchester Road,  Fire 

(*Shed fire.  Damage 1500 dollars. Cause unknown.)

 

 – May 11, 2012 – Station #3,  Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– May 12, 2012 – Station # 1, assisted by Stations # 2, Talbot Line, MVC 

(*Two vehicles. Springerhill Rd. Cause unknown.  Minor injuries.)

 

–  May 12, 2012 – Station #1,  Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– May 12, 2012 – Station #1, #2, #3 and #4,  50015 John Wise Line, (Unauthorized burn)

 

–  May 13, 2012 – Station #3, #1, #2 and #4, 51205 Ron McNeil Line, Fire

(*Chimney fire.  No injuries. No damage to home. Wood stove.)

 

– May 13, 2012 – Station #3,  Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

– May 13, 2012 – Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, Vehicle Fire (No Report yet)

 

 

 

PERC FUNDRAISER SAT.

 

(Contributed) – “We are having a Show n Shine ( Vintage cars, motorcycles) at Arrow Tire on Talbot West on Saturday, from 9-Noon.  It’s in support of the Perc Coffee Shop (Career Opportunities For Youth).  Admission is by donation.  Free coffee will be provided.”

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q – Mother’s Day Celebration?

 

1- Buy a gift, card, flowers etc.  34.38%  (11 votes)  

 

 15.63%  (5 votes)

 

 0%  (0 votes)

 

 34.38%  (11 votes)

 

 15.63%  (5 votes)

 

Total Votes: 32

 

 

 

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MONDAY, May 14/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

– Aylmer Council 3:30  pm;  Public Budget Meeting at 4 pm

– EESS Boys Rugby host Dorchester.

– TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Sweaburg, 8 pm

 

-Tue.  Southwest Soccer; Aylmer hosts Mt Brydges at EESS, 7pm

-Tue. – EEC Complex Seniors Event (see Thurs.  story)

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

-Wed. – EESS Boys, Girls Soccer host Parkside-

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

-Sat. – Aylmer Museum/Legion Queen’s Event 10am/ Sunday tea

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Ruth, Richard Edward, of Aylmer,  on Saturday,  in his 58th year. Survivors include: son Tim Ruth of Aylmer etc. He worked at Mustang Drinkware in London for several years. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be held on Wednesday, at 11:00 am

 

-Doris Marion Anderson, of Aylmer,  on Sunday,  in her 89th year. Survivors include: husband Ernest Anderson etc. . Marion was presented with an award from the Canadian Cancer Society for 20 years as a volunteer driver. 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 on Thursday, at 11:00 a.m.

 

Austin, Helen (Stubbs – Derbyshire), formerly of Aylmer,  on Saturday,  in her 63rd year. Survivors include: brother Ian Stubbs  of Aylmer etc.  A service will  be held on Tuesday at Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer at 11:00 am with Visitation one hour prior.

 

Hill, Bruce, of  Aylmer,  on Friday, in his 76th year. Survivors include:  sons Doug Hill and wife Lisa;  Darryl Hill, both of Aylmer etc. Visitation was yesterday; Funeral at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer today at 1 p.m.

 

 

 

SOME CUTS AT SAT. MALAHIDE CO. MEETING

 

About 80 persons attended the special Malahide Council budget meeting Saturday night.  Council agreed to reduce the $100 garbage surcharge to $8 with a chance of further cuts at this Thursday’s regular Council session. The following information is from Bill MacIntyre of the Malahide Tax Revolt group:

“Based on public pressure from the ratepayers the council did agree to reopen the budget. In my opinion from day one our purpose was to reduce the spending of the township from today forward for this year and future years. Reducing the garbage fee will benefit some ratepayers but this is being done at the expense of other ratepayers. The total amount being spent on garbage remains unchanged. Using money from the sale of the medical centre to pay  the deficit from last year will also reduce taxes for this year only but once again they have not reduced expenses. We are still looking for a tax increase of 2.91% which is cpi for 2011.”

 

 

 

INTERVIEW:MALAHIDE TAX PROTESTORS

 

The following comments are from Bill MacIntyre of Springfield, one of the founders of the Malahide Tax Protest group.

-“The original group last year  consisted of Bryon and Ken Craik and Jim Crane and myself.  We wanted Malahide to hold the line on taxes last year to the cost of living; We made a presentation in December to Council;  With the cost of living at around 2.9 percent we objected to Council’s  increase of 5%. (My taxes went up 79 percent in 10 years and the CPI increase was 22%) . But nothing happened.

-Council says the average increase this year is 3.4 percent but we think 90 percent of township residents are paying 10 percent

-Suggestions for  cuts? – Use the money from the sale of the Medical centre; no new positions or replacements for staff; cuts at EEC Complex; fire department cuts,  contract work out, weekly receycling is not needed for garbage etc

-We plan on making a presentation this Thursday. We hope to get to 2.9 percent this year. Hopefully we can work together on this.

 

 

 

TRI-COUNTY FASTBALL

 

– SUNDAY:  AYR 10 PT.BURWELL 3 (Opening game)

 

 

 

MUSEUM HOSTS QUEEN’s JUBILEE EVENT

 

Aylmer and Malahide Museum and Archives in partnership with the Aylmer Legion is holding special events this week in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. Today at 2pm is a short program on comparisons between Elizabeth and Queen Victoria and the opening of their Jubilee exhibit. Saturday at 10:am is a ceremony at the Anglican Church with a Parade forming from the Legion at 9:45 to march over and a cake cutting afterwards. On Sunday from 2-4 is a Diamond Jubilee tea.

 

 

 

A READER WRITES:

 

“Could any of your readers provide any information on a H.Barrington Davies. He was the grandson of William James Haggerty ( 1848-1927 ) and Alice Ellen Haggerty ( 1848-1932). in Springfield, Elgin. Their daughter married an Alfred E. Davies on 1st Sept 1910, at Springfield and they had one son, H. Barrington Davies . The last mention of Barrington is his engagement in 1943  – Eileen Muriel REEVES, dau of M., England, to H. Barrington DAVIES, son of Alfred, Springfield.  I would be extremely grateful for any information  =  Mairi ( Scotland )  My e-mail address is M_airi12@hotmail.co.uk.

 

 

 

VON GRIEVING COURSE TONIGHT

 

(Contributed) – Elgin VON Hospice program is conducting “Healing Souls’ – a support group for those grieving the death of a loved one – which is a 7 week program. It begins tonight and continues through June 25 from 6-8 pm at Terrace Lodge Chapel, Aylmer. For more information phone Becky at 637-6408 

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, May 11/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

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

-Sat. – EMC Church presents: Youth Concert – 5pm (see ad)

-Sat. – Aylmer Legion Honours and Awards banquet, 7pm
-Mon – Legion Elections at 7:30 p.m.

 -Mon. – Aylmer Council 3pm; Public Budget Meeting at 4pm

 

 

SPECIAL MALAHIDE COUNCIL ON SAT. NIGHT

 

The Malahide Township site has posted that there will be a special Council meeting to discuss the township budget at a rare time – Saturday night at 8 pm.  Said Mayor Dave Mennill to TANews:  “The reason for our Saturday night meeting is to prepare for the meeting coming up on Thursday, May 17th regarding the budget.  Saturday night was the only evening all councillors were available and we are trying to find the solution to the concerns of the taxpayers that will work for Malahide.”

 

 

220 AT MALAHIDE TAX MEETING

 

About 220 persons attended the Malahide Tax Revolt meeting at the Walkers Sales Arena at Summers Corners last night. Spokesperson Bill MacIntyre said his group spoke briefly at the beginning and then the public responded with comments for the next 2 hours.  Said Mr. MacIntyre: “I didn’t hear anyone speak in favour of the 3.4% tax increase” (More information Monday)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

“FORMER DAVENPORT PRINCIPAL NORMAN HALL PASSES”

 

Hall, Norman William Clifford,  of Aylmer,  on Wednesday,  in his 98th year.  Survivors include: wife Dorothy (Byer) Hall;  daughter Cheryl Hill (Tom) of Aylmer.  Norm taught at McGregor Public School  from 1946 -1956 and was Principal at Davenport Public School  from 1956 -1973. A private family celebration of his life will be held this summer.

 

Clarke,  Viola May (Vi), (Knight), of Aylmer, on Monday, in her 99th year. Survivors include: daughters Lynn Johnston of Aylmer and Susan Hermann (Fred) of Straffordville etc.  She was an active member of the Trinity Anglican Church in Aylmer. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family gathering celebrating her life.

 

 

EESS SPORTS THUR.

 

GIRLS SOCCER – EESS (4-0) 2  CECI 0

BOYS SOCCER – EESS (3-1) 5   CECI 1

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q- Elgin Roadside Spraying?

 

1- Yes, Spraying necessary – 29 votes

2- Yes, only main roads – 1 vote

3- No, harmful environmentally – 12 votes

4 – No, cost is a factor – 7 votes

 

Total – 49 votes

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT UPDATE:

 

-April 30 Fire – was a gas stove that caught fire at a home in the  Lyons Trailer park.

-May 5 Fire –  Malahide  assisted Bayham at 8105 Plank Line at 9:30 am at a house fire as flames were through the roof.


 

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THURSDAY, May 10/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

– EESS Hosts Boys, Girls Soccer vs CECI

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

 

Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-7:30 (see ad)

* “MORE BLOOD DONORS NEEDED TODAY!  –We have seen an increase in appointment cancellations over the last couple of days and now have 43 appointments that need to be filled in order to meet hospital demand.” 

 

-Sat. – EMC Church presents: Youth Concert – 5pm (see ad)

-Sat. – Aylmer Legion Honours and Awards banquet, 7pm
-Mon – Branch 81 Elections at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED.

 

BOYS RUGBY – TILLSONBURG 12 EESS 0

 

 

 

SENIORS EVENT TUES. AT EEC COMPLEX

 

(Contributed) – The next Senior’s Day Out is May 15,  from 9:30am to 12:30pm,  and will include lunch. Participants will get to participate in a physical activity (either adult skate or shuffleboard), a coffee break,  and then lunch for only $10. This month’s guest speakers are John Patterson from the Arthritis Society and Stacy Wraight from the Alzheimer’s Society doing a brain fitness activity.

 

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER LEAGUE

 

-AYLMER FC 0 London RayJames 0

-SHEDDEN  1 AYLMER RAMPAGE 0

-WEST ELGIN 6 AYLMER 1

 

NEXT GAME – Tuesday, AYLMER FC hosts Mt Brydges at EESS


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125th WEEKEND STARTS ON THURS. JUNE 28

 

  The July 1st weekend celebrations for Aylmer’s 125th Anniversary will kick off on the Thursday evening, June 28 with the following events:

-4 pm –  Derrick Drover Band at Palmer Park Bandshell

-4:30 – Opening Ceremonies at Palmer Park

-5 pm – Kickoff Supper/Old Fashioned Games  at the  Christian Reformed Church

-6pm –  Olde Aylmer Cruisers Car Show  at  EEC Complex

-6pm –  “EastElgin Music Society”  at  Palmer Park Bandshell    

 

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY:

 

 

“NEW AYLMER POLICEMAN”

 

“The new officer hired is Kevin Coudenys. He is a 5 yearr officer from Brantford Police Dept. . He begins on May 20th and brings the specialty training of Scenes of Crime Officer and Coach officer to our department. He has from Norwich and has family in Aylmer.”

 

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WEDNESDAY, May 9/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. –  EESS Hosts Boys, Girls Soccer vs CECI

-Thu.  –  Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-7:30

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

 

-Sat. – EMC Church presents: Youth Concert – 5pm (see ad)

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUESDAY:

 

-GIRLS SOCCER – EESS 4 WESS 0

 

-BOYS SOCCER – EESS 4 WESS 4

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Klassen, Jacob, of Aylmer,  on Tuesday,  in his 93rd year. Survivors include: children Neta Banman(John), Mary Klassen(Abe), Margaret Peters, Betty Wiebe, John Klassen(Helen), Anna Wiebe(Pete), Tina Wiebe(Neil), Lena Cornell and Sally Matschke etc. He was born in  Manitoba. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Friday at 2:30 at Open Bible Baptist Church.

 

Holden, Marvin Everett, of Tillsonburg, on Sunday,  aged  67 years.  Survivors include: wife Marjorie (Bristol);  daughter Brenda Barham (Duane) of Aylmer;  stepchildren – Charles (Chuck) Tait and wife Jody Goodhue; brothers Bernard (Dianne) of Vienna, Norman (Janet) of Eden, sisters Maida Broughton and Audrey Ball (Lee) of Straffordville etc.   A public grave side service will be held at the Tillsonburg Cemetery, on Friday, May 11th at 11:00am.

 

-Smith, John Wesley, of Tillsonburg, a native of Springfield, on Sunday, at the age of 54 years. Survivors include:  wife Kelly (Collings) Smith and family;  parents John Smith and Carol Viscontas of Aylmer;  brothers Ed and Carol of Springfield , Ron and Liz and  Barry and Kelly of Aylmer etc. There will be no public  visitation. A graveside service is being held at Delmer Cemetery today at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements through Ostranders, Tillsonburg.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Spring colours. (Photo by Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

 

 

FARMERS MARKET SURVEY RESULTS

 

At Aylmer Council Monday, a staff report was presented on the recent Farmers’ Market survey. Results highlighted included:

1. The majority of people that responded supported a farmers market in Town.

2. The majority indicated they would attend a market once a week.

3. The majority prefers the market is held on the weekend (Saturday).

“It was also noted that although there is considerable interest from the general public,  no vendors had an interest in taking part in a Farmer’s Market in Aylmer. Council decided to publish  the results on the Town’s web site  and  advised that staff liaise with any individual interested in opening a market.”

 

 

 

 ELGIN TOURISM BOOKLET

 

(Contributed) – “Elgin-St. Thomas Tourism is pleased to announce that free copies of the 2012 Cruise the Coast Map are now available. Elgin County, in partnership with Norfolk, Haldimand and Chatham-Kent, has created the “Cruise the Coast” map to help visitors navigate along windswept country roads. “The winding roads along Lake Erie’s shoreline are some of the most attractive in all of Canada,” said Tourism Development Coordinator, Kathryn Russell. “The route will take visitors past spectacular lookouts, lighthouses, wind turbines, and great shopping and dining opportunities.” For a copy of the 2012 Cruise the Coast Map please call (519) 631-1460 ext. 164.”


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TUESDAY, May 8/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. –  EESS Hosts Boys, Girls Soccer

-Thu.  –  Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-7:30

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

 

-Sat. – EMC Church presents: Youth Concert – 5pm (see ad)

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

De Clercq, Emiel, of Morriston, formerly of Aylmer, on Sunday,  aged 91 years.

 

Stradeski,  Ellen ‘Pat’ of LaSalle, Ontario, formerly of Aylmer, on Saturday , aged 78 years . Survivors include: husband Mervyn etc. Visitation Friday at 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, LaSalle. Interment at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Aylmer,

 

 

 

ELGIN TOURISM EVENT

 

(Contributed) – The Tourism Member Networking Event on Wednesday, May 16 (4 to 6 pm)  at the Canada Southern Railway Station will outline 2012 initiatives happening in our region. The Tourism Expo is featuring the Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt Trails, Buy Local Buy Fresh, Active Elgin, Ontario’s Southwest, Cruise the Coast Motorcycle Map, Arts Country, Savour Elgin, Elgin Arts Trail, Experience Elgin County & St. Thomas Visitor’s Guide etc. Contact:  Katherine Thompson at the County of Elgin.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS

 

– April 23, 2012 – Station #4 , # 1, 2 and 3 – Pigrim Line, Barn Fire

– April 24, 2012 – Station # 1 ,# 2, 3 and 4, Chalet Line, Chimney Fire

– April 26, 2012 – Station #2,   Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– April 26, 2012 – Station #1,  Calton Line, Medical Assist

– April 27, 2012 – Station #2 , Station #1, 8900 Rogers Road, MVC

– April 28, 2012 – Station #3,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– April 29, 2012 – Station #3,  Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– April 29, 2012 – Station #3, 48554 Yorke Line, Medical Assist

– April 30, 2012 – Station #2, 53885 Heritage Line, Mutual Aid 

– April 30, 2012 – Station # 4 , #1, #2 and #3, 13570 Imperial Road, Fire

 

 – May 1, 2012 – Station #1,  Levi Street, Medical Assist

 – May 1, 2012 – Station #1,  Wales Crescent, Medical Assist

 – May 5, 2012 – Station #1 , #2 and #3, 8105 Plank Road, Mutual Aid

 – May 5, 2012 – Station #2, 8072 Carter Road, Public Hazard

 – May 6, 2012 – Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

 

 

 


 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

'Supermoon' on the weekend (Photo by Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q- Charitable donations; I give:

1. Mostly to disease fighting groups  34.88%  (15 votes)  

2. Mostly to religious groups  41.86%  (18 votes)  

3. Mostly local ie. food banks etc.  16.28%  (7 votes)  

4. Mostly Overseas organizations  6.98%  (3 votes)  

5. Mostly Environmental causes  0%  (0 votes)  

Total Votes: 43

 

 

 

ONE YEAR LATER: FM RADIO IN ST.THOMAS

 

(Information from Rob Mise, General Manager.) – The MyFM 94.1 Radio Station in St.Thomas has been on air almost a year now. It is housed in the Grand Central Building at the west end of the city.  There are 12 MyFM radio stations across Ontario, mostly in small market towns and cities – the two owners are in Ottawa.  Strathroy is the next closest  station. The station has 9 local employees. Their signal is directed mainly to the city but can be heard off and on in Pt. Stanley, Aylmer and London. It is also available online as they have a music/news website. Their music is 80s, 90s,  focusing on Pop Adult tunes and are on air continuously. They also have a 60’s Oldies show along with a Joe Preston show on Sunday mornings. They maintain a news department and have a commercial events cruiser.  It is actually 20 years since St.Thomas/Elgin has had this kind of regular radio programming.

 

 

 

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MONDAY, May 7/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

 

-Thur.-EESS Hosts Boys, Girls Soccer

-Thu. – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex

 

 

EESS SPORTS THURSDAY:

 

-GIRLS SOCCER – EESS 7 AVSS 0

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Robert “Bob” Thomas Greenside, of Aylmer, on Friday,  aged 93 years. Survivors include:  partner Anny Moerman of Aylmer etc. Robert served in the Canadian Armed Forces in World War II and was a member of the Aylmer Legion.  A funeral mass arranged through H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home will be held today at 2:30 p.m.

 

Bishop, Ronald Albert,  of St. Thomas, on Saturday,  in his 74th year. Survivors include: wife Marie (Martin) Bishop; daughter Deborah (Tom) Huber of Aylmer etc. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. A private family service will be held on Thursday afternoon. Cremation has taken place.

 

Morse, Andrew Robert,  of Tillsonburg,  on Friday, age 34 years. Survivors include:  wife Courtney (Partlo) Morse and daughter Ryan; parents Bill and Susan (Abell) Morse of Brownsville; brother  Willy and Judy Morse of Port Burwell; etc.  Visitation at Ostranders, Tillsonburg on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service  at St. Paul’s United Church on Saturday,  at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place.

 

-Hayward, Mary, formerly  of Pt. Burwell,  on May 4, at the age of 91. She was  a member of the Trinity Anglican Church, Port Burwell and Pt. Burwell Legion. Visitation today  from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOME, Tillsonburg.  The Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, Port Burwell.

 

 

NEW HOURS AT BLOOD CLINIC THURS.

 

The Blood Donor Clinic at the EEC Complex this Thursday will have new hours – now open from 2:30 to 7:30.

 

 

 

Q – “HOW DID THIS DUCK CROSS THE ROAD?”

 

The duck family in question, about to lose one of its members into a Water St. sewer (Contributed) (CLICK)

Bill Berry of the Aylmer Works Dept. is about to rescue a wayward duckling who had fallen into a sewer opening on Water St. as his 'family' was on an outing this morning. (Contributed)

(AYLMER) – A Tillsonburg woman, who was returning home from Aylmer after writing a wildlife rabies test at the MNR,  got a firsthand wildlife experience on Talbot St. east this morning. Stacey Riley was driving east on Talbot about 10 am when she noticed a mother duck with 14 babies in tow about to cross the highway near Elgin from south to north.  She stopped and used her umbrella to guide them safely across and then, concerned they might return, guided them along Elgin north to Water Street.  However, at Water one duckling fell into a sewer through a manhole cover.  So while a neighbour phoned the Aylmer Works Department for help,  she kept an eye out as they wandered back and forth on – yes that was – Water Street. Aylmer Works employees Bill Berry and Dave Ellis arrived and fished the duckling out of the sewer with a net. Then they walked over to a Victoria St. north  residence where another neighbour had  cornered the brood in the backyard and reunited the pack. In her panic, the mother then stepped on the little one but it – for the second time – survived. Then several neighbours directed the expedition down to Catfish Creek behind Victoria St.  Neighbours were mystified as to how the duck family – assuming they had nested by the creek – had got safely across Talbot initially.

Bill Berry of Aylmer Works Dept. and Passerby Stacey Riley are about to return a wayward duckling to its mother in a backyard residence. (kb)

 

 

MALAHIDE CHEMICAL SPILL

 

(From Elgin OPP) – The OPP had several county roads shut down and some area residents left their homes as a precaution after receiving a report of a small chemical spill in a field around 5 pm Saturday. The incident occurred in the area of 8075 Carter Rd. Malahide. Police investigation revealed that a 55 litre tank of Chloropicrin 100 which is a liquid soil fumigant had fallen off a tractor and spilled while being spread in a farmer’s field.  The chemical quickly dissipated into the atmosphere and therefore posed no danger. Malahide Fire Service responded and quickly had the area cleaned up with the application of water. No one was injured in the incident. Roadways were re-opened around 6:00pm.

 

 

HEALTH UNIT WARNING ON PERTUSSIS

 

(Contributed) – “Elgin St. Thomas Public Health is advising the public about another wave of pertussis, or whooping cough cases since early April. An increase in reported cases is being seen in other communities in Canada.

Pertussis is a respiratory infection caused by bacteria. It presents a serious health risk to children less than one year of age and pregnant women. Pertussis begins with cold-like symptoms like a runny nose and fever, but develops into persistent coughing spells that can last for up to two months. Adults may have less severe symptoms, but can pass the illness on to others, especially infants who are most at risk for serious complications.

Immunization is the best protection against pertussis. Children between four to six years of age who have not yet received their regular booster vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, polio and pertussis should schedule this immunization with their doctor or through Elgin St. Thomas Public Health. Adults between 19 and 64 years of age who were not immunized against pertussis as an adolescent may also need a booster dose.”

 

 

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FRIDAY, May 4/12

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AYLMER EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

– EESS Talent Show, 7pm

– EESS  ‘Matt Pearce’ Walk, 3 pm

 

-Monday, Aylmer Council, 7 pm

 

EESS SPORTS THURSDAY:

 

-BOYS RUGBY-  EESS 31 INGERSOLL 5

-BOYS SOCCER – EESS 3 AVSS 1

-GIRLS SOCCER –

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Tait, Douglas Scottof Pt. Burwell,  on Thursday,  at the age of 69 years.  Survivors include:  wife Laurelyne (Cater) Tait etc.  Douglas was a labor foreman with Ellis Don Construction for 31 years. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Sunday, from 11 a.m. with the Funeral Service  at 1:00 p.m.

 

-Vindasius, Mindy,  of Aylmer,  on Thursday,   in his 67th year. Survivors include:  wife  Edie (Halper) Vindasius; children Mark Vindasius and wife Catarina of Aylmer and Trent Vindasius and wife Jannette of St.Thomas; mother in law Rose Halper of Aylmer; brother  Kesty Vindasius and wife Jeanette of Aylmer and Romas Vindasius and wife Debbie of Port Burwell etc. He worked at Ford Motor Company for 38 years.  Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Aylmer on Monday, May 7, at 11:00 am.

 

AYLMER BALL TEAMS MEETING

 

(Information from Parks Supt. Thom Polland) – “The ball users meeting is Tuesday, May 8,  there was no delay or cancellation.  Everything is right on track for our groups..”

 

A READER WRITES:

 

“I could not disagree more with the information as provided by Thom Polland. I made contact with the town weeks ago and got absolutely no where.Recently, I invited the Mayor to throw the first pitch at our first ball game on Thursday May 10th and have had absolutely no response or acknowledgement. I know of at least one other parent who was a little more devoted than I, calling everyday for over a week. She was provided with every story in the book, none of them consistent or helpful in anyway. We’ll try to have as much representation as possible at the May 8th meeting  to voice our concerns.”  (Steve Benner)

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY:

 

Agenda items include:

-Results of Farmers’ Market Survey (Most want it, but few vendors will participate)

-Future of Environment Committee (Only 4 remain, no new volunteers after advertising)

 

 

A READER WRITES:

 

“Aylmer residents will continue to pay one of the highest if not the highest property tax rate in Ontario as a result of lack of budget cuts. The EECC continues to run massive deficits as the costs just keep piling up. At 1.71 Aylmer’s mill rate is on average 20% higher than the surrounding seven communities! This is a major deterrent when it comes to attracting new residents and as a result Aylmer has barely averaged a 1% growth rate vs competitive communities averaging almost 5%.” (Bob Warnock Aylmer Taxpayers Advisory Committee)

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

The dry spring has left low levels in the Catfish Creek in town. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q – Weekly TV Viewing (OffScreens Week)

1. Less than 5 hours  26.67%  (12 votes)

2. 5-10 hours  33.33%  (15 votes)  

3. 11-20 hr.  17.78%  (8 votes)

4. More than 20 hr. weekly  22.22%  (10 votes)

Total Votes: 45


THE SURVEY SAYS:




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