Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-EESS Coffee House

-Museum Childrens’ Event – (See Mon. story)

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-(EESS SPORTS THIS WEEK =Thurs.: Girls F.Hockey, WOSSA at Medway; Frid. – Football At StJoes)

-(Sat.: Legion Murder Mystery dinner theatre- Social time  6 p.m., roast beef dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $25 each. Call 773-5249)

-(Sat.: Spits host Simcoe)

-(Sat: ’Michael Buble Tribute’ - 8:pm at OTH Theatre; Featuring: x-Aylmerite Brian McHugh (drums); Tickets $20; Phone 773-3945)

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EESS AT WOSSAA FIELD HOCKEY

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EESS will play in the WOSSAA Girls’ Field Hockey Semi finals for the second year in a row at Medway High School tomorrow. They face Medway at 10:00 am with Exeter vs. Strathroy at ll am in the other semi-final. There is a Bronze Medal game at 12:30 and the Gold Game is slated for 1:pm. Said Coach Angie Roth: “Last year we lost a few key players including our goalie and a key mid-fielder.  This year we are better than last year and have added Madison Derrough, a soccer player, to the roster which adds a great deal of athleticism to the team. “

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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A mangy looking Aylmer specimen....obviously a case of its bark being worse than its height! (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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COURT CASES:

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Recently in Elgin Court:

-A 22-year old Bayham male was fined $1000 and given a one-year’s driving suspension for impaired driving in Aylmer on August 7.

-A 19-year old B.C. male was given a conditional discharge and a year’s probation for an assault in town in October.

-A 21-year old Aylmer male has completed a diversion program for a drug possession charge in Aylmer in February.

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EESS SPORTS TUESDAY:

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-GIRLS BBALL – JR = EESS (8-0) 48 PCI 25; SR= EESS 47 (6-1) PCI 24

-BOYS VBALL – JR = EESS (6-5) 3 AVSS 1; EESS (9-2) 3 AVSS 0

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MUSEUM TOUR OF HOMES:

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The homes on the Museum Tour (see yesterday’s story/ today’s ad) are those of:  Tom and Linda Charlton, Tarry Parkway, Marg Thompson, Tarry Parkway, Peter and Bonnie Stevens, Sydenham and Centre, and Linda Pressey, Springfield Road,

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“AYLMER VOTE: COUCKUYT IS MAYOR”

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AYLMER – Jack Couckuyt is Aylmer’s new Mayor, capturing about 45% of the vote yesterday. Couckuyt, a former TVDSB/EESS High School Principal and longtime Aylmer resident, led the polls as a first time Councillor in the 2006 election. He won every poll (except the 16-vote Chateau Gardens result) in the Mayoral race. The totals were: Couckuyt 776, Incumbent Bob Habkirk 340, Ted MacDonald 336, Mary French 231. Habkirk was looking for his fifth term as Mayor.

Gerry Richer (Ree-shay), who had served two terms as a Councillor, also scored an upset defeating two-time Deputy-Mayor Incumbent  Ron Baldwin by 937-700 for that position – also winning every major poll.

Two term Councillor Judi Wright will be the lone female voice on the 5-member Council as she topped the polls – also leading in every major poll. Three newcomers will join her – Pete Barbour, Arthur Oslach, and Dave Lapointe  – as well as Incumbent John Vandermeersch who is serving his 5th term.  Council results were: Wright 1091,  Barbour 867,  Oslach 859, Lapointe 830, Vandermeersch 804,  Bill Murch 778 and Mike Steckle 631.

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TUESDAY, Oct. 25/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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(EESS SPORTS THIS WEEK = Tues: Host Girls BBall; Thurs.: Girls F.Hockey, WOSSA at Medway; Frid. – Football At StJoes)

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-(Wed: EESS Coffee House)

-(Wed: Museum Childrens’ Event – See Mon. story)

-(Sat.: Legion Dinner)

-(Sat.: Spits host Simcoe)

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MARIJUANA CHARGE

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AYLMER – A 31-year old St.Thomas male was charged with possession of a small quantity of marijuana , violation of his probation and having an invalid vehicle permit after Police stopped a vehicle Sunday at 10 pm at Caverly Road and Talbot Street. Police detected the marijuana odour when they stopped the vehicle for the licence infraction. He was on probation for a previous drug offence in Windsor.

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SUNDAY: SIMCOE 4 SPITS 1

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SIMCOE – Aylmer Spitfires were defeated 4-1 by Simcoe here Sunday – Simcoe outshot Aylmer 32-24

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Period 1
Simcoe - Evan Haga (Corey Bethune) 5:42
Period 2
SimcoeMike Lucifora (Corey Bethune, Evan Haga) 5:11
AylmerCody Underhill (powerplay) (Chad Brulotte) 15:46
Period 3
SimcoeMarty Friedrich (unassisted) 11:09
SimcoeTristan Lysko (Jordan Paton, Braedan Walker) 18:07--

 

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OBITUARIES:

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On October 24, 2011 , Elgin Moore of Aylmer in his 67th year. Survivors include: wife Moreen , sons Mike Moore and fiancée Stefenie Thomson of RR4, Aylmer,  Tyson Moore of Aylmer etc. 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, October 27, 2011 at 11 am.

e, EMoore, Elgin on Monday, October 24, 2011 in London. Elgin Moore of A

MUSEUM TOUR OF HOMES

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Aylmer Museum is again sponsoring a local Tour of Homes -  Friday Nov. 18 and Saturday Nov. 19 from 7-10pm and Sunday Nov. 20 from 1-4pm. There are four homes decorated for Christmas. Tickets are $15  from local merchants or at the door. For information call: 773-9723.

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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Even the milkweed appears to have gigantic proportions as another successful 'crop', like corn and soybeans, this fall. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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EESS RUNNERS TO WOSSAA

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EESS qualified 12 Cross-Country runners at last Wednesday’s TVRAA event to continue to WOSSAA competitions this week near Exeter. Top finishers were: Midget Girls – Krista Marceau, 6th and Melissa Wonch, 10th; Junior Boys – Alex Warren, 7th; and Senior Boys – Paul Rochus, 4th.

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OPP: WATCH FOR FARM VEHICLES!

“The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding motorists that we’re in the middle of harvest season and at any time while driving you may encounter a slow moving farm vehicle. A slow-moving vehicle sign is a reflective orange triangle bordered with red. Slow-moving vehicles can only travel up to 40 kilometres an hour – so it’s important to be patient and slow down when approaching these vehicles on the road.  Farm vehicles, such as combines and tractors, are longer and wider and turn at places that may not be well marked, such as field entrances. Only pass a slow-moving vehicle when it is safe to do so.”

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BAD GIRLS NOVICE HOCKEY

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(Contributed) -  “The Novice ‘B’  B.A.D. Girls hockey team participated in Etobicoke’s Annual Pink the Rink tournament recently.  Results: Loss to Scarborough 4-3,  Tie with Windsor 3-3, Win against Kanata 4-3, Loss to Barrie 8-4. Upcoming games: November 5 @9:45am in Aylmer against St Mary’s. The Roster:Grace McCallum (G) Danika Ross Alida Dance Avery Rice Jayce Corbett Meg McCallum Mackenzie McQuiggan Katie Bossuyt Taylor Green Grace Robson Dora Willsie Alyssa Candy Chloe Porter and Jolene Sollner. Coaches are: Jamie Dance – Head Coach, Chris McQuiggan – Asst. Coach, Tim Rice – Asst. Coach and Nicole McCallum – Trainer.”
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MONDAY, Oct. 24/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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- (EESS SPORTS THIS WEEK = Tues: Host Girls BBall; Thurs.: Girls F.Hockey, WOSSA at Medway; Frid. – Football At StJoes)

-(Wed: EESS Coffee House)

-(Wed: Museum Childrens’ Event – See Story)

-(Sat.: Legion Dinner)

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EESS SPORTS FRIDAY:

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FOOTBALL =JR–EESS (4-1) 36 HPark 27; SR=EESS (4-0) 5o HPark 0

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AYLMER LIBRARY PROGRAM NOMINATED

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Elgin County Library, in particular the Aylmer branch,  was  nominated last week for an Ontario Library Award for Innovation for their new  ’Check It In! Check it Out! Radio program’  which was launched last year in partnershp with Mennonite Community Services and the Mennonite Radio Station in town.  There are six libraries nominated  – the award winner will be announced in February.

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SPITS LOSE 6-5

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AYLMER – Aylmer Spitfires were nipped 6-5 by Paris here Saturday. Paris scored 3 goals in the final seven minutes. Aylmer outshot Paris 37-25. Aylmer’s record is now 1-6-2. No report yet on last night’s game in Simcoe. Aylmer games this week are: Aylmer at Chippewa Thursday; Simcoe at Aylmer Saturday. Saturday’s scoring summary for Aylmer:

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Period 1 =AylmerTrevor Stewart (Chad Brulotte, Josh Houston) 10:33
Period 2
AylmerTrevor Stewart (Cody Underhill, Chad Brulotte) 5:22
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AylmerTodd Laurindo (Brandon Harbour, Mitch Roloson) 3:48
AylmerCoy Kulich (Mitch Roloson, Todd Laurindo) 5:31
AylmerBrandon Findlay (Todd Laurindo) 10:24–

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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– October 18, 2011, Station #4, Wilson Line, Medical.

– October 22, 2011, Station #1, Talbot Line, MVC.

– October 23, 2011, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical

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CHILDRENS’ EVENT WED.  AT MUSEUM

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(Contributed) – “Pumpkin Puppets” is a free craft geared for students in Grades 1-4. Registration required – Contact the Museum 519-773-9723. Date -Wednesday, October 26, 4-6, Session 1 (4-4:30), #2 (4:30-5), #3 (5-5:30), #4 (5:30-6:00).  Limit 10 students per session, includes treat bags for each participant.  Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6pm.

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AYLMER ACCIDENT

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Police said a 58- year old Aylmer woman was charged with failing to yield after she drove her van through a stop sign at the corner of Harvey and Fourth Ave. on Saturday at 4 pm. The vehicle, which was eastbound on Harvey,  struck a car driven by a 17-year old Aylmer male who was heading south on Fourth Ave. There were no injuries but both vehicles required towing.

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LATER FRIDAY, Oct. 21/11

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FRIDAY FOOTBALL = JR – EESS 36-27 over Huron Park; SR = EESS 50-0 over Huron Park

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THEAYLMERNEWS IS NOT PUBLISHING  SATURDAYS

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY: 

-EESS Hosts Night Football vs. H. Park., Jr at 6, Sr at  8pm

-Fri/Sat – Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

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-(Sat: Spits host Paris/ APAC at OTHall, 7:30) 

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EEC COMPLEX COSTS ARE “IN LINE”

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

The municipal contributions from Malahide and Aylmer to the EECC do not appear to be unusual for the quality of facility and service available. The facility is well run and Councils should be cautious about further cost reduction targets as they may in fact reduce revenues more than expenses saved. The report compared the EECC with 70 other recreational facilities within communities across Ontario. The average costs including amoritization across Ontario is $54.00 per capita. Aylmer’s cost per capita is $57.00 and  Malahide’s cost per capita is $54.00.

While not every aspect of the EECC operations was reviewed, the review concluded that the centre was managed appropriately. It was reccommended that the board and councils conduct a customer survey and engage an outside firm to do so.”

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EESS WINS FIELD HOCKEY CROWN 

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*SEE VIDEO IN EARLY FRIDAY POST BELOW

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AYLMER – East Elgin blanked Parkside 2-0 yesterday here to capture their second consecutive TVDSB Southeast Girls’ Field Hockey title. Scorers were: Kelsey Duffy and Holly Scherer. EESS allowed only one goal – in 10 league and playoff games – all season. They shutout CECI earlier yesterday in a semi-final. They captured previous championships in 1977 and 1990.  They now advance to WOSSA play next week at Medway.

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NO CATFISH FLOOD WARNING

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(Yesterday,  Kettle Creek CA issued a flood warning with heavy rains on the way. The following information is from Peter Dragunas at the Catfish Creek CA) – “Catfish Creek Conservation Authority did not issue a flood warning this past week as assessments of the present and forecast water levels indicated that the Catfish Creek would not flood and that the stage would be confined within lower to mid banks of the creek.”

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MORE EESS SPORTS THURS:

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-GIRLS BBALL – SR – EESS 54 WESS 11; JR = EESS 40 WESS 9

-BOYS VBALL – SR – EESS (8-2) 3 StJoes o; JR – EESS (5-5) 3 StJoes 1

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q- Impaired Driving Causing Death?

1. 2 years jail (less a day)  7.79%  (6 votes)  

2. 5 years jail  10.39%  (8 votes)  

3. 10 years jail  29.87%  (23 votes)  

4. More  51.95%  (40 votes)  

Total Votes: 77

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Q- Cell Phone Health Risk? #?

1. We don’t own any  9.59%  (7 votes)  

2. We own just one  38.36%  (28 votes)  

3. We own 2-3  43.84%  (32 votes)  

4. We own 4 or more  8.22%  (6 votes)  

Total Votes: 73

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FRIDAY, October 21/11

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EESS WINS FIELD HOCKEY CROWN

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EESS scores their seventh goal in a rainy semi-final vs. CECI yesterday.
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THURSDAY, Oct. 20/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

-EESS Hosts:   Boys VBall/ Girls F.Hockey Playoffs (EESS v. CECI at 2, SemiFinal; Finals at 4:20 pm) 

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils

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-(EESS Sports=Frid.–Host Night Football vs. H. Park.)

-(Sat: Spits host Paris/ APAC at OTHall)

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EESS IN FIELD HOCKEY FINALS

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AYLMER – EESS defeated CECI 7-0 here this afternoon to advance to the TVDSB Southeast Girls’ Field Hockey Championship at 4:20 – also at East Elgin this afternoon. EESS had finished first - undefeated – in league play and have only given up one goal in the 9 games. Scorers were: Holly Scherer with 4, Sammy Vansevenant, Monica Loewen, Kelsey Suffy, and Madison Derrough. East Elgin has now qualified for WOSSA next week at Medway. EESS also won the TVDSB title last year.

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AYLMER COUNCIL NEWS:

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Some items from Monday’s Council:

-Lisa Pelton, who has worked for the Town previously as a Tax Collector/ Deputy Treasurer,  has been hired as the new Finance Director for Aylmer, beginning November 14.

-That the quote submitted to the East Elgin Community Complex by Resurfice Corp. for a 2011 Olympia Millennium (ice resurfacer), in the amount of $74,506.55, be accepted, to be delivered no later than December 30, 2011.

 -Council also revived the Environmental Advisory Committee and revised its mandate – “To identify, make recommendations and carry out public awareness opportunities with respect to the Town of Aylmer’s Environmental programming and Waste/Recycling Strategy as adopted by Council.  To advise Council on other opportunities to improve the protection of the environment within the Town of Aylmer.” Council appointed the following  to the Environmental Advisory Committee: Herbert Hildebrandt,  Bill Murch, Richard Irvine, MaryJaneLampman, JohnMontgomery and Danielle Douglas.  The Committee will commence in January.

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EESS SPORTS WED. :

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-Girls BBall = JR = EESS (7-0) 55 AVSS 6; SR = EESS (6-1) 53 AVSS 7

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

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“MALAHIDE VOTE: MENNILL IS MAYOR”

MALAHIDE – Probably the most surprising vote in Malahide yesterday was the vote itself. Using the  mail-in-ballot system, Malahide officials reported a 50% turnout – almost double the result in 2006 of 27%!

Dave Mennill upended 3 term-Incumbent John Wilson by a surprising 1848-1120 margin in the Mayoral race.  Mennill won 4 of the 5 wards -losing only by 6 votes in Wilson’s Ward. The new Deputy Mayor is first time politician Jim Jenkins who decisioned Paul Faulds, who had held the position a term ago, by 1848 to 1036.

On Council, Incumbent Mark Widner defeated Tom Charlton 420-346 in Ward I;  Mike Phillimore defeated Mike Wolfe 281-201 in Ward 3 and Incumbent Chester Glinski outpolled Kevin Ferguson 384-258 in Ward 5.  They will be joined on Council by Max Moore and Mark Wales, both acclaimed.
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

-EESS Hosts:  Girls BBall vs. AVSS

-Flu Clinic, Malahide Hall, 3-7 pm

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-(EESS Sports=Thur.–Host Boys VBall/Girls F.Hockey Playoffs;Frid.–Host Night Football vs. H. Park.)

-(Thur: Bayham, Malahide Councils)

-(Sat: Spits host Paris/ APAC at OTHall)

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AYLMERITE IN TV SERIES

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A note from Stephen Dopp of Ottawa, formerly of Aylmer, says that Aylmerite Duane Hicks is a new participant in this year’s episodes of the tv show Ice Pilots NWT . Hicks, who has an extensive aviation background locally and in Northern Ontario,  has been hired as a General Manager of the flying operation .

In a website interview, Hicks mentions growing up in Aylmer, says he was interested in the show because it’s a family flying business which was his background and yet knows he faces a different lifestyle in the very far north as his northern experience wasn’t close to the Arctic. 

States the website: “The immensely popular docu- series, following the adventures of the maverick Arctic airline Buffalo Airways, returns for a third season. Full of white-knuckle missions and in-your-face personal stories, Season Three promises to enthrall viewers with tales of Buffalo’s extraordinary vintage warplanes servicing remote communities in the extreme conditions of Canada’s North.”

An overview of this season on Ice Pilots NWT states: “The C-46 faces extinction due to a growing scarcity of exhaust parts, new Senior Manager Duane Hicks stirs up a storm by pushing to modernize Buffalo with turbo-prop Lockheed Electras, Joe butts heads with his family and his pilots, testy mechanic Chuck Adams reaches the end of his rope and a new golden boy shakes up the rampie roster. Yet again, the unbelievable is the norm at Buffalo.”

The show airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on History television.

 

http://www.icepilots.com/profile_duane.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh2nW1XhSJ4&feature=share

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I-V: AYLMER’S TV ‘STAR’ – Duane Hicks

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(Duane Hicks provided this information on his recent life – he has moved back to Aylmer -and new television role) – “The past couple of years we have been down at our horse ranch in Oklahoma. We had a great stallion and bred horses all over the world. We also raised and exhibited horses in the reining horse discipline. Due to the tanked American economy we have ventured back to Aylmer.

 
Last year I was hired by Buffalo Airways as their Director of Business Development. I’m not a full time guy but the show wants the public to think that because part of my job was to look through the whole company and I had full authority to make changes and help where necessary.

My background in aviation is specialty services. I obtained big contracts, ressurected the Electra program, and basically gave structure to the company as a whole. We deliver weekly groceries to communities up the Mackenzie Valley and fly on demand freight anywhere in the world.
We also fly supplies into the diamond mines during winter conditions on ice runways. I was fortunate enough to go on most missions seeing much of our beautiful country of Canada. I did a big contract in Alert, Nu. – the most northern inhabited place one can go in the world.

As for the tv show Ice Pilots started shooting Season 3 when I had arrived. I was not interested in the beginning as I like to keep my business confidential for the people I work for. After about 6 months Omni productions convinced me to help them show the world what Canada and northern operators are all about. It’s a pain wearing a microphone all the time and I frequently would shut it off when discussing private matters that really happen. The camera follows you around day in and day out all the time. All in all it was a good time.

Living in Yellowknife is great, the sun never went down in summer and never came up in winter. I loved the conditions from minus 67 below to a steady 24 above all summer. We have some of the greatest communities and landscape that one has to see. All the people at Buffalo were very inviting and good to work with. We had a great team environment. The tv creates a little drama but one will see in weeks to come how exciting each day is.

I actually started in April of 2010, I spent about a week out of every month in Yellowknife. About October of last year things really needed more attention so I basically lived at the hotel until Christmas. I went back in January and worked right up until April. I went back and forth for June and July. My focus in summer time is forest fire work. The past two months have been in Aylmer. I don’t expect to go back up until it starts to get cold. That’s more of the real busy time. Season three is all taped  until April. The camera crew actually came to Aylmer and I’m sure we have great shots of downtown for everyone to enjoy.”

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BLOOD CLINIC IN ST.THOMAS TODAY

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A Blood Donor Clinic is at the Timken Community Centre, St. Thomas, today  from 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. CALL 1 888 2 DONATE or 1 888 236 6283 to schedule an  appointment . New Donors & Walk-ins are welcome.

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EESS SPORTS TUESDAY:

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-BOYS VBALL = JR = CECI 3 EESS 1; SR = CECI 3 EESS 1

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TUESDAY, October 18/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer, Malahide Councils Meeting re-EEC Complex,  7pm at Complex 

-EESS Hosts: Boys VBall

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-(EESS Sports=Wed – Host Girls BBall; Thur. – Host Boys VBall/ Girls F. Hockey; Frid. – Host Night Football vs. H. Park.)

-(Wed.  Flu Clinic at Malahide Hall)

 -(Thur: Bayham, Malahide Councils)

-(Sat: Spits host Paris/ APAC)

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AYLMER ASSAULT

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Police charged and have detained a 19 year old male from B.C. after he punched his roommate repeatedly in the head following a rent dispute involving another male last Wednesday at a Talbot St. west apartment. The victim, a 19-year old Springfield male, was not hospitalized.

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Roy Gordon Lamond, age 69, of Port Orange, FL, died on October 3rd. Roy was from Aylmer originally. Survivors include: wife, Karen (McMahon) etc.  A memorial service will be held at White Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.

On  October 16, 2011, Eva Mildred Martin of Aylmer in her 92nd year. Survivors include: daughter Janet Guerin and husband Allan of Aylmer etc. Eva was a life long resident of Aylmer. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer one hour prior to the service on Wednesday October 19, at 11:00 am.

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AYLMER POLICE REPORT:

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-A 16-year old Aylmer male was ordered to a diversion program after his parents reported to Police that he had a large quantity of marijuana in their home.

-A RIDE program in conjunction with Elgin OPP was held in various locations in Malahide Saturday evening. No one was charged with impaired driving but a 12-hour suspension was issued to one driver and some illegal drugs confiscated.

ARE ALL ‘BUILDERS’ GREEN-CONSCIOUS? 

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A muskrat is spotted in Catfish Creek on the weekend. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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CAR RALLY SATURDAY

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Aylmer Full Gospel Church is holding their 5th Annual Amazing Car Rally on Saturday  Oct. 22nd at 1pm, beginning at 344 Talbot St. E. Adults are $15, kids 10 and under $10 and kids 4 and under free. Pizza Dinner included. Numerous Door Prizes. For info. and tickets Phone 519-765-1685.

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AYLMER ACCIDENT:  “AFTER YOU…..CRUNCH”

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A 26-year old Aylmer male was charged with failing to yield after his car hit his neighbour’s pickup truck as both were backing out of their driveways a week ago Sunday on Rebecca Drive.

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TOWN HALL FORUM RESPONSES:

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Here are more responses from Mayor Jack Couckuyt  to selected questions raised during last spring’s town hall meeting that were recently presented in Council:

-”Employees of any level who work and live in town should get a premium on their salary. –  A – This raises many legal issues although it is not technically illegal. What about those currently employed. What about the concept of getting the best people for the job. I understand the desire to hire locally but am unsure about the merits of this proposal. Municipal positions are often very skill specific and can’t always be filled by residents.”

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-”Pass a bylaw that when one tree comes town you must plant two. –  A- We already plant more than we cut down although its not part of a bylaw. There is a specific bylaw in place but the existing town policy has been and continues to be for every tree removed on town property the town replants at least one tree.”

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MONDAY, Oct. 17/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-This week: Aylmer Bulk Garbage Pickup

- Aylmer Council, 7 pm

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-(Tues: Aylmer, Malahide Councils Meeting re-EEC Complex, 7 at Complex) 

-(EESS Sports= Tues – Host Boys VBall; Wed – Host Girls BBall; Thur. – Host Boys VBall/ Girls F. Hockey; Frid. – Host Night Football vs. H. Park.)

-(Wed.  – Flu Clinic at Malahide Hall)

-(Thur: Bayham, Malahide Councils)

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AYLMER WOMAN GUILTY OF ARSON

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AYLMER – An Aylmer woman – 41 year old Wendy Rivait – was found guilty of arson in Elgin Court recently.  In August, 2009 fire destroyed the home she shared with her husband on Elk St. in town. Police discovered the couple had just left their residence around 9:30 am when neighbours spotted a fire there - various sources of combustion were found scattered inside. Rivaitt, presently of Malahide, is free on bail while awaiting sentencing in December. 

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

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Agenda items include:

-Discussion on purchase of a new ice resurfacer for EEC Complex, approx. $75,000

-Discussion on revival of Citizen/Council Environmental Committee

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EESS SPORTS FRIDAY

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FOOTBALL – JR = Glendale 16 EESS (3-1) 14; SR = EESS (3-0) 33 Glendale 14

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The Aylmer Bathouse was demolished last week in preparation for a new structure to be built on the same site by next summer. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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SPITS LOSE 3-2 TO NORWICH

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Aylmer – Norwich defeated Aylmer 3-2 in a shootout here Saturday. Aylmer has played Norwich in 3 of their first 8 games and lost them all. Aylmer goals: Mugford (Findlay, Houston), and Lynch. Norwich outshot Aylmer 31-28. Aylmer is 1-6-1. They host Paris Saturday and travel to Simcoe Sunday.

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OBITUARY:

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 -Rachel Hoover, of Richmond, on October 10, aged 43 yr.; Survivors include: father Cleason, sister Magdalena of Richmond, etc.  The funeral was  Saturday. Arrangements through Kebbels Funeral Home.

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q- Flu Shot?

1-Will get it  52.53%  (52 votes)    

2- Won’t get it, won’t fuss  27.27%  (27 votes)  

3-Won’t get it, doesn’t work  19.19%  (19 votes)  

4-Usually get it but not this year  1.01%  (1 votes)  

Total Votes: 99

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Q- Raking Leaves:

1. Don’t rake!  33.75%  (27 votes)  

2. Don’t rake, use a blower  11.25%  (9 votes)  

3. Rake to the curb, farm pile  50%  (40 votes)  

4. Illegal but still burn!  5%  (4 votes)  

Total Votes: 80

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DUMP AND RUN!

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Jake Knelsen of Tara Court, Aylmer, took this photo of a truck driver who dropped off a tv and mattress on his lawn on the weekend . Said Jake: "I told the guy please keep it off our property and he asked where is the property line and then quickly left."

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MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

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– October 10, 2011, Station #4,  Putnam Road, Medical Assist.

– October 13, 2011, Station #1,  John Wise Line, Medical Assist.

– October 13, 2011, Station #3,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist.

– October 15, 2011, Station #1,  Hacienda Road, Pre Fire Conditions.

– October 16, 2011, Station #3, 11010 Culloden Road, Mutual Aid – Fire.

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FRIDAY, Oct. 14/11

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 THEAYLMERNEWS WILL NOT PUBLISH SATURDAY
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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Friday/Sat. – Aylmer Fair’s Haunted House 7-9 pm – (see ad)

-Thurs-Sat. – ACT Play – Leading Ladies – OTH Theatre, 8 pm (see ad)

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-(Spits host Norwich, 7:30)

-(Sunday: Springfield Harvest Supper (see ad)

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EESS SPORTS THURS.:-

 

-Girls BBall = JR – EESS  28 CECI 12;  SR – EESS  50 CECI 22

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OBITUARIES:

On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Aylmer, Victoria Tribe in her 92nd year. Survivors include:  companion  John “Jack“ Carroll of Port Burwell etc. She was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters. Visitation at OSTRANDER’S FUNERAL HOME, Tillsonburg  on Monday, October 17, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 11 a.m.

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“ACCIDENT WEST OF AYLMER”

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AYLMER – (OPP REPORT) – On Monday  at 4:29pm Elgin County OPP officers were dispatched to a head on motor vehicle collision on Talbot Line (Hwy 3) just west of Rogers Road, Malahide Township (in front of the old Akron Brass building). A pickup truck was travelling west on Talbot Line, being operated by a 57 year old Southwold man,  and was hit by a car  travelling east on Talbot Line when it crossed over the centre line.  The car was being operated by a 19 year old Malahide Twp. man.  Also in the car were a 42 year old female and a 5 year old female, both from Malahide Twp. The driver of the pickup truck  was transported to St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital and later transported to London Health Sciences Centre with serious non life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency services and airlifted to the London Health Sciences Centre.  He remains listed in Critical Condition. The two female passengers in the car were both transported to St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  The 5 year old female was later transported to London Health Sciences Centre with serious  non life threatening injuries.  The 42 year old female suffered minor injuries and was kept overnight for observation. Both vehicles sustained major damage and in the case of the car the engine was torn from and lay several feet in front of the vehicle.

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TOWN HALL FORUM RESPONSES:

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Here are responses from Mayor Jack Couckuyt  to selected questions raised during last spring’s town hall meeting that were recently presented in Council:

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7 – “(Hold) an Old Town Hall brown bag speaking series to invite a series of speakers on a range of topics to a local venue. - A -  In principle this is a very worthwhile idea. The organization needs to be taken on by a community group which could do more exploration of the target age, the cost, the attendance, etc. More input re venue, frequency, audience is required”

11 – “Establish Culture Days to celebrate our creative economy.  -A- I would gladly support and work with any groups who wish to do this. Council can establish the days if there are any requests but we need some people to come forward with how they are filled.

13 – “Establish a youth centre similar to the Fusion Centre in Ingersoll.  -A- Councillors Wright and Lapointe will be making a report to Council concerning various ways to engage youth in the Community. Facebook has been started for this reason. The CIB has long had youth representation. All of Council’s recent committees have included a call for youth involvement.”

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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Fall Colours #4 -Aylmer Water Tower. (Photo by Deb LeBlanc) (Click)

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THE SURVEY SAYS:
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