Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


WED. Dec. 14/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS  hosts PCI,  Boys Hockey

-Wed-Sat.:  EESS Play- 7 pm; Dec. 17 - 2 pm (see ad) 

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-(Thurs – Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils)

-(Frid. – Aylmer Police: Cram the Cruiser/Perc: Cam Watts Book Launch (see ad) )

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EESS SPORTS TUES.:

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-BOYS HOCKEY = EESS 1 Glencoe 1

-BOYS BBALL = JR = CECI 44 EESS 28; SR = EESS 76 CECI 56

-CURLING – BOYS – EESS 11 Glen. 5; GIRLS – Glen. 10 EESS 1

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Yesterday at Springwater. (Photo by Deb LeBlanc) (Click)

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AYLMER MUSICIAN ON TV

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Aylmer gospel musician Derrick Drover performed a song on the television program ’100 Huntley Street’ yesterday. He said: “I was very nervous! … I had been a guest before, and they wanted some Christmas music, so I was invited to perform. I had original music too which was nice, that was why we picked the song. You pretty much get in there and it’s no time wasted, I played the song through once to give the camera guys their cue, and then it was onto taping for the show, one and done . “  You can see the video on his website  www.derrickdrover.com  .”--
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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“DECK THE TOWN HALL WITH TUBAS JOLLY!”

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AYLMER – Some local musicians performed an impromptu Christmas concert in front of the Town Hall Monday. Said Aylmer Community Band leader Dave Dykeman: “We performed a Tuba Christmas – holiday songs arranged for low brass and woodwind players. There were 10 of us, and we played for about an hour.”  Tracy Tiersma, Town Hall staff, commented: “A big thanks for the brass band playing outside Town Hall yesterday spreading good Christmas cheer downtown! They braved the cold to make our spirits bright! “

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TUESDAY, Dec. 12/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Wed: EESS  hosts Boys Hockey)

-(Wed-Sat.:  EESS Play- 7 pm; Dec. 17 - 2 pm (see ad)) 

-(Thurs – Bayham, Malahide Councils)

-(Frid. – Aylmer Police: Cram the Cruiser/Perc: Cam Watts Book Launch (see ad))

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EESS SPORTS MON.:

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GIRLS HOCKEY = EESS 4 WESS 1

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AYLMER CRUISERS ON DRIVE FOR TOYS 

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(Contributed) – “Our local ‘Olde’ Aylmer Cruisers were busy fund raising during the 2011 Cruise Season. They shared the funds they raised among several local groups including this large donation to the Aylmer Optimist toy drive. On Saturday at their annual Christmas dinner, the Cruisers presented a substantial donation of toys to Dave Green, Chairman of the Optimist toy drive.  Cruise Members include: Tony & Fran Whaley, Millie Behie, Terry & Lana Dans, Gerald & Linda Scott, Mark & Donna Hone, Peter & Jackie Lavoie, John Davey & Laureen Allen, Charlene Horst, Larry & Kathy Davey, Brian & Cindy Slaught, Rick & Suzanne McGregor, Don & Nancy Steenbergen, Rick & Sharon Wilson, Larry & Sharon Brown, Basil & Margie Derrough, and Roy & Gloria Schnekenberger.

The Aylmer Cruisers made a presentation to the Optimist Club Toy Drive Saturday. (Contributed) (CLICK)

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PARIS 5 SPITS 4 (SO)

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PARIS – The Spits were nipped 5-4 in a shootout here last night in Niagara Junior C hockey. The Spits are home again on Saturday against Norwich.

SUMMARY:

Period 1
 
Period 2
AylmerScott Mugford (Brandon Harbour, Josh Houston) 4:46
AylmerRhys Thornton (powerplay) (Coy Kulich) 16:08
AylmerBrandon Harbour (Scott Mugford) 16:28
Period 3
AylmerRhys Thornton (Scott Walker) 10:20
Overtime
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FRED EAGLESMITH IN AYLMER

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(Information on last Saturday’s Fred Eaglesmith concert at the Old Town Hall Theatre, sponsored by APAC, was provided by Mary Elgersma, his Business Manager):

1.How long has his band been together? – “ Each of the band members have been with Fred for varying lengths of time. Kori Heppner – the drummer has been in this band the longest (10 years). 

2. Where was the other half of the Fabulous Ginn Sisters? – Sometimes Tif Ginn tours without her sister. They will be performing together at Fred’s Port Dover shows this week.

3.  Did the two busses camp out in Aylmer overnight Saturday? Supper in Aylmer? –  They drove home to Pt. Dover after the concert. They ate pizza at the venue.

4. What next for Fred? –  Fred is home for a few days. This weekend is his Pt. Dover Winter Concert. He will be home now until New Year’s Eve. (They then head out to the southern U.S. and eventually go to the Yukon in the spring)

5. How long has the opening act been part of the show? – Bill Passalacqua is Tif Ginn’s husband and he has been travelling with Fred for a couple of years. He started doing a regular opening set this past summer. “

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AYLMER POLICE REPORT

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-A bicycle valued at $200 was stolen from an unlocked  Farmington Ave. shed sometime Thursday night – it is a green Cranked mountain bike, 21 speed.

-A 23-year old Aylmer woman was charged with assault after she punched her boyfriend in the head after a dispute during a party at a Beech St. residence early Sunday morning. 

-Christmas decorations were taken last Tuesday from a South St. west front yard display.

-A male  EESS student was suspended and given a Diversion program after he was caught taking $30 from a teacher’s purse in a classroom last Thursday

-In Elgin court recently,  a 35-year old St.Thomas  male was acquitted by a jury on 5 counts of various assaults and sexual assault on his 31-year old x-wife; the charges resulting  from a 2006 incident in Aylmer. 

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POLICE HOST ‘CRAM THE CRUISER’

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(Contributed) – “On Friday and Saturday,  the Aylmer Police and Elgin Feeds are hosting “CRAM THECRUISER”.  An Aylmer Police car will be on site at Elgin Feeds located on John & Beech . The cruiser will be open to “cram” it full of food or gifts over the two day event. Collected items will be forwarded to the Aylmer Corner Cupboard and the Aylmer Optimist Toy Drive.”

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MONDAY, Dec. 12/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

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-Wed: EESS  hosts Boys Hockey

-Wed-Sat.: – EESS Play- (see ad) 7 pm, (Also, Dec. 17 at 2 pm) 

-Thurs – Bayham, Malahide Councils

-Frid. – Aylmer Police – Cram the Cruiser/ Perc: Cam Watts Book Launch

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OBITUARIES:

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-On Friday, December 9, 2011. Leon Emmett Regan of Aylmer in his 85th year. Survivors include: wife Betty (Teskey) Regan etc. Leon operated Regan Electrical from 1963-1995 and Regan General Store, Corinth from 1963-1990.. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be held on Monday at 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm.

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WOODSTOCK 5 SPITS 3

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 AYLMER -  Woodstock used an empty net goal to seal a 5-3 win over Aylmer Spitfires here Saturday. The Spits’ record is now 8-12-4. Next game is tonight in Paris. Friday they travel to face division leaders New Hamburg and Saturday they host Norwich.

Summary:

Period 1
 
Period 2
AylmerCurtis Maracle (shorthanded) (Adam Brisson, Curtis Roloson) 13:02
AylmerCurtis Maracle (Clint Walker, Curtis Roloson) 17:13
Period 3
AylmerCoy Kulich (Cody Underhill, Scott Walker) 16:07

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

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Agenda items include:

-A presentation by Mary Jane Lampman asking if Council would support a farmers’ market at the Bandshell to run on Fridays from 4-8 pm.

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OPTIMIST TOY DRIVE:

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Kerri Kerr of McTaggart, Armstrong, Dewar, Owen Insurance in Aylmer poses with an item donated at the store for the Optimist Toy Drive. The business is one of several in town accepting toys for the club. (kb) (CLICK)

 

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AYLMERITE WRITES A BOOK

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(There will be a book launch for ‘Devil Wire’, written by Cameron Watts, pastor of Aylmer Baptist Church for the last 14 years, this Saturday Dec. 17 December at the Perc Cafe from 2-4 pm. Cam provides the following information:) – “The book is a mystery novel about the murder of a young Mexican Mennonite woman and the attempted murder of an OPP constable, and takes place, mostly, in Elgin County. It’s a perspective on the tensions between the Anglo and Low-German speaking communities. I wrote it for fun, on a whim.  I love mysteries, especially by writers like James Lee Burke and Reginald Hill who provide lots of local “colour”. I’ve written several short stories and shared them online, and scripted a couple of musicals which have been performed locally. I published Devil Wire myself. It sells for $18 and can be purchased at Campbells book store later in the week and through myself” 

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IMPAIRED DRIVER/RIDE CHECK

 

-Aylmer Police charged a 40-year old resident with impaired driving – he was three times the legal limit – and possession of marijuana after they stopped his pickup truck – which was being driven erratically – on Tuesday at midnight on Fath Ave.

-Aylmer Police/Elgin OPP conducted a RIDE program  Sunday at 3 pm at the Talbot East town limits and checked over 200 vehicles – no charges being laid. 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 8/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Wed-Sat.: EESS Play (see ad) 7 pm, (Dec. 10, 11th at 2 pm) (Also, next week)

-(Sat/Sun. – Springfield Baptist Church Concert, 7pm – (see ad))

-(Sat: Straffordville Santa Parade 10:30 am)

-(Sat: Spits host Woodstock)

-(Sat: APAC – Fred Eaglesmith (Sold Out))

-***AYLMER SANTA PARADE ON Channel 5 = Friday, Dec. 9 @ 8 pm; Sunday, Dec. 11 @ 2 pm; Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ 8 pm

 

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-(Monday, Aylmer Council, 3:30)

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EESS SPORTS THUR.:

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-GIRLS VBALL – JR = WESS 3 EESS 0; EESS 3 Glen. 0

-GIRLS VBALL – SR = WESS 3 EESS 1; EESS 3 Glen. 0

-BOYS BBALL – JR = EESS 50 Glen. 12; SR = EESS 63 WESS 23

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AYLMER ACCIDENTS

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According to Aylmer Police, there were no major injuries and not a lot of  damage, but north Aylmer was a busy place for accidents in the past week:

-A week ago Tuesday at 7 pm , a 34-year old Malahide woman was charged with following too closely after her car rearended a pickup truck driven by an Aylmer man , 47,  after he a stopped on John St. north, just north of Beech St.

-Also last Tuesday at 7:30 am, an Aylmer man, 41 was charged with failing to yield after backing his pickup truck out  of a Forest St. driveway and striking a  van driven by a 48-year old neighbor.

-A Malahide man, 68,  was charged with failing to yield after his pickup truck hit a car driven by a 37-year old Aylmer woman last Wednesday  around 9:30 am . The car was southbound  on John and the truck was  turning left from Spruce St. east onto John.

-Last Thursday at noon an Aylmer man, 73 was charged with careless driving after, as  he was pulling out of a Spruce St. west business, he struck a John street stop sign.

-And on Sunday at 1 am, in south Aylmer,  an Aylmer woman, 24 was charged with careless driving after she fell asleep, as her car was travelling  east on Pine east,  and hit a pole guide wire before hitting a tree in front of a house.

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EESS PLAY:

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The cast of the EESS presentation of "A Christmas Carol" which is on currently. (see dates above) (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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CHRIS-MUST LIST #2 – “Coats For Kids”

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AYLMER – Northside Towing is once again collecting “Coats For Kids”. They collected about a dozen during the Aylmer Christmas Parade. They will be turning them over to the Aylmer Mennonite Store. They can be dropped off at the office on Talbot St. East/ corner of Elk  (just west of Firbys Automotive). Contact Jake Quiring.

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q- First bullying by a 10 yr old?

1. Lecture by Principal  13.1%  (11 votes)  

2. Phone parents, Sent home for Day  30.95%  (26 votes)  

3. Apology in front of class  34.52%  (29 votes)  

4. A Detention(s)  3.57%  (3 votes)  

5. A 3 day suspension  17.86%  (15 votes)  

Total Votes: 84

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Q-Choose one movie to watch:

1. Miracle on 34th Street  9.3%  (8 votes)  

2. Home Alone #1  10.47%  (9 votes)  

3. Its A Wonderful Life  17.44%  (15 votes)  

4. Christmas Vacation  34.88%  (30 votes)  

5. A Christmas Story  12.79%  (11 votes)  

6. A Christmas Carol (Any)  13.95%  (12 votes)  

7. Scrooged  1.16%  (1 votes)  

Total Votes: 86

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NEW BAYHAM TREASURER

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(From Bayham Township Office) – “The new Treasurer is David Aristone and he will be starting  on December 20th.  He is presently employed with the Town of Aylmer.  Our previous treasurer, Dennis Duguay, hired since April 2010,  has taken a position with the Town of Tillsonburg.”

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THURSDAY, Dec. 8/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Wed-Sat.: EESS Play (see ad) 7 pm, (Dec. 10, 11th at 2 pm)

-EESS hosts Girls VBall vs Glencoe, WESS

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-(Sat/Sun. – Springfield Baptist Church Concert, 7pm – (see ad))

-(Sat: Straffordville Santa Parade 10:30 am)

-(Sat: Spits host Woodstock)

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AYLMER WOMAN GONE; PT. BRUCE SEARCHED

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PT BRUCE -  The village was busy with police activity yesterday as a search was conducted here for a missing Aylmer woman. Aylmer Police  informed that a 65 year old Aylmer female was reported missing by her husband on Tuesday. He had  seen her last on Monday afternoon before he went to work. Her vehicle was located in Pt. Bruce Tuesday afternoon,  parked near the pier. Family, friends, and Pt. Bruce residents canvassed the area. The OPP brought in aerial support and a dive team yesterday afternoon with no success.  The OPP have concluded their search. Aylmer Police still have her listed as missing. Foul play is not suspected.

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EESS SPORTS WED.:

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GIRLS HOCKEY – EESS 5, CECI 2

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AYLMER COUNCIL - LIBRARY DECISIONS

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- At Aylmer Council Monday, the following decisions were made concerning the recent Library Committee Final Report. - That Council establishes a date for a special meeting to be held at a future date to consider all of the options as identified, that Council’s preference be discussed, and that estimated constructions costs be determined by Staff to be used in the five-year Capital Budget deliberations.

 That Council advises Golden Community Builders Inc. that in light of its existing lease with the County of Elgin, it is not in a position to speak for the County as it relates to the negotiation and leasing of the commercial space in the Aylmer Trillium Park building currently under construction, for new library facilities; (And) That should Golden Community Builders Inc. wish to pursue this matter further, that they be advised that they should contact the Community and Cultural Services Department of the County of Elgin, to determine County Council’s interest in such a lease arrangement.

 - That Council directs Staff to advise Mr. Andrew Gunn that the Town of Aylmer Council has not made any decisions regarding the expansion of library facilities at this time; (And) That unless monies for library expansion or replacement can be held in trust by the benefactor, to be released at some later date, that the Council of the Town of Aylmer must regretfully decline the offer from the Palmer Estate through Mr. Andrew Gunn, as outlined in his letter dated October 18, 2011.

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AYLMER SPEAKER: LIGHTHOUSES

 (Contributed by Paul Baldwin) – “On Tuesday, December 6, the St. Thomas – Elgin Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario met in the Community Room of the Palmer Bandshell to hear Dr. Robert Burns of Sparta speak about the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, legislation of the Canadian Government designed to enable Parks Canada to save lighthouse structures of heritage significance and to allow the Ministry of Fisheries & Oceans to abandon old structures which are not so treasured.

Dr. Burns noted that the DFO now maintains 480 lighthouse sites in Canada – some historic lighthouses, some just towers, all now with unmanned lights and GPS technology. 116 of these are in Ontario, 10 on the north shore of Lake Erie. In Elgin, only the Port Stanley lighthouse is maintained by DFO.  The Port Burwell lighthouse is now the property and responsibility of the Municipality of Bayham and therefore not on the list.  The Lighthouse Protection Act establishes a process for designation of lighthouses of historical importance.  From 29 May, 2009 until 29 May, 2012, a petition of 25 eligible voters may request consideration for any of the lighthouses on the list.  This petition will trigger an investigation of the particular lighthouse by the Sites & Monuments Branch of Parks Canada and should result in a disposition of the case by 29 May, 2015.  Thereafter, while the site of the light will be equipped with modern navigational aids and maintained by DFO, negotiations will hopefully put those parts of the sites deemed of heritage significance into sensitive private hands and result in their maintenance.

 The meeting was attended by Members of the ACO and visitors from Calton, Port Stanley and Leamington.  As the deadline for petitions is only 6 months away, Dr. Burns was anxious to see that the process was well-publicized and that no significant lighthouse would be overlooked.”

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Girls Hockey host CECI

-Wed-Sat.: EESS Play (see ad) 7 pm, (Dec. 10, 11th at 2 pm)

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-(Thur.- EESS hosts Girls VBall)

-(Sat/Sun. – Springfield Baptist Church Concert, 7pm – (see ad))

-(Sat: Straffordville Santa Parade 10:30 am/ Spits host Woodstock)

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EESS SPORTS TUES.:

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-BOYS BBALL – SR = EESS 83 AVSS 22; JR = EESS 39 AVSS 11

-GIRLS VBALL – JR = EESS 3 PCI 1; SR = EESS 3 PCI o

-CURLING – GIRLS = CECI 12 EESS 3; BOYS = CECI 5 EESS 4

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MALAHIDE WEKLY FIRE REPORT:

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– November 29, 2011, Station # 2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist.

– November 30, 2011, Station # 3,  Broadway Street, Medical Assist.

– November 30, 2011, Station # 3,  College Line,  Medical Assist.

– December 1, 2011, Station #1,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist.

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 ”AYLMER COUNCIL HOLDS FIRST SESSION”

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- The first session of the new Aylmer Council was held last night. In his opening address, Mayor Couckuyt announced several new measures for the upcoming term: Hold a ‘town hall meeting’ before April so citizens can provide input to Council; Change the physical setup of the Council room, ie. removing the platform that the Mayor sits at; Set up a committee to plan the 125th anniversary of the town in 2012; Set up a Library Facility Review committee; Establish a Public Works building committee; Set up an Environmental Advisory committee; “We will work on paying down the debt but we must be mindful of  cultural and people- minded services”; ”We may not have the money for everything but now is the time to plan, envision and explore.”

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TUESDAY, Dec. 6/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Elgin Archit. Speaker – Future of Lighthouses;  7:30 in Bandshell Room

-EESS  Boys BBall host AVSS

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-(EESS Hosts This Week =Wed. Girls Hockey, Thur. Girls VBall)

-(EESS Play (see ad): Dec. 7-10 at 7pm, Dec. 10, 11th at 2 pm)

-(Springfield Baptist Church Concert, 7pm – Sat/Sun – see ad)

-(Sat: Straffordville Santa Parade 10:30 am/ Spits host Woodstock)

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ONE YEAR AGO TODAY:

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(One year ago today marked the first day of a three day snowy blast that closed schools for three consecutive days)

“AYLMER BUS/SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS”

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AYLMER – (Information provided by Dave Cryderman, Dispatcher at Badder BusLines:) – “Driving conditions in and around Aylmer were poor due to drifting and blowing snow at 6 AM when the decision has to be made to cancel bus transportation. We also stay closely tuned to the weather channel, who at that point were indicating that the snow squalls would continue throughout the day on Monday.”

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X-EESS BBALL GIRLS STILL PLAYING

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Three former basketball players from EESS girls’ teams are currently playing on university/college teams this fall. Katie Knight of Aylmer  is back for a second year with McMaster. Allison Deblaire of Straffordville is in her third year with Fanshawe. Tessa Kreiger is in her first year with University of Windsor – currently ranked #3 in Canada after being Canadian champions last year.  Windsor comes to Western on January 18  and McMaster comes to Western on February  15, both games at 6pm .

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AYLMER COUNCIL ITEMS:

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- Council yesterday confirmed the following as members of the Environmental Advisory Committee: – Herbert Hildebrandt, Bill Murch, Roberta Wilson, Richard Irvine, John Montgomery, Danielle Douglas, Lori Cowx, Mary Jane Lampman and Councillors Arthur Oslach and Dave Lapointe.

 -Council will meet with Malahide to discuss the replacement of the Aylmer map sign in the east municipal parking lot with a sign that will highlight points of interest in both municipalities.

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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1. Youth curfew?

1. Always, for under 16s, after 12am  31.43%  (33 votes)  

2. Occasionally, under 16s, after 12  1.9%  (2 votes)  

3. Not needed, only a few are problems  17.14%  (18 votes)  

4. Yes, under 16s, but make it 11pm  49.52%  (52 votes)  

Total Votes: 105

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Q. Christmas Tree?

1. Artificial, up already  44.05%  (37 votes)  

2. Artificial, not up yet  23.81%  (20 votes)  

3. Real tree, up 2-3 weeks before  11.9%  (10 votes)  

4. Real tree, up one week before  7.14%  (6 votes)  

5. No tree/ do something else  13.1%  (11 votes)  

Total Votes: 84

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It isn’t as widespread as a week ago, but the Catfish just south of Steen Park was still flooding today after yesterday’s steady rain. (kb) (CLICK)

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MONDAY, Dec. 5/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council 7pm

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-(Tues – Elgin Archit. Speaker – Future of Lighthouses; 7:30 in Bandshell Room)

-(EESS SPORTS = Tues: Boys BBall vs AVSS; Wed. Girls Hockey, Thur. Girls VBall)

-(EESS Play (see ad): Dec. 7-10 at 7pm, Dec. 10, 11th at 2 pm)

-(Springfield Baptist Church Concert – Sat/Sun – see ad)

-(Sat: Straffordville Santa Parade)

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

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Agenda items include:

-discussion of staff reports on the Library Committee Review; consideration of a motion to keep the expansion “within the town square”

-discussion on a new municipal ‘map’ sign for the town/township

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OBITUARIES:

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-On Saturday, Glenn Elmer Barons of Aylmer, in his 84th year. Survivors include:  daughter Darlene Tucker (Rick Dunseith) of R.R.6, Tillsonburg etc.; brother  Harley Barons (Blair) of Aylmer. He was born in South Dorchester Township. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

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-Alice Laarman, 60 years of age. She is survived by her mother, Hermanna; etc.  A service will be held on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 11:30 am, at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Arrangements through Kebbels Funeral Home.

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-Nancy Broer of Aylmer, in her 103rd year, died Saturday. She was born in  Holland. Survivors include: children: Gerarda (Walter) Zylstra, Josephine (Andy) Van Dyk, Edward (Thea) Broer, Tilly (Don) Stafford, Harry (Hilda) Broer, Dora (Norman) Haaksma and daughter-in-law Marian Broer etc. . Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church  on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.

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Cecil Franklinon Friday, age 89 years. Survivors include: son George Franklin (Kelly) of Aylmer etc. .Funeral service was  held on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

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Doris Evans – of St. Thomas passed away Saturday, aged 88.  She was a former choir leader and organist of Trinity Anglican Church in Aylmer and organist and director of music of the choirs of St. Pauls United Church in Aylmer. Resting at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME,  St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home one hour before.

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SPITS WIN TWICE

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Aylmer Spitfires won both their weekend games at home – 6-2 over Simcoe Saturday and 5-2 over Dundas Sunday. Curtis Maracle had a goal and 4 assists in the two games. Aylmer’s record is now 8-11-4. Their next game is home vs. Woodstock on Saturday.

Vs. Simcoe:

Period 1
AylmerScott Walker (Curtis Maracle, Curtis Roloson) 18:32
Period 2
AylmerCurtis Roloson (Scott Walker) 2:08
AylmerTodd Laurindo (powerplay) (Mitch Roloson, Coy Kulich) 5:11
AylmerCurtis Roloson (Curtis Maracle, Brandon Findlay) 12:44
AylmerTodd Laurindo (Coy Kulich) 16:43
AylmerMitch Roloson (Curtis Maracle, Brandon Findlay) 18:46
Period 3
 

 Vs. Dundas:

Period 1
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Period 2
AylmerCoy Kulich (powerplay) (Todd Laurindo, Mitch Roloson) 4:41
AylmerJosh Houston (Cody Underhill) 9:26
AylmerClint Walker (powerplay) (Brandon Harbour, Curtis Maracle) 12:08
Period 3
AylmerCurtis Maracle (Curtis Roloson) 12:40
AylmerCoy Kulich (powerplay) (Todd Laurindo, Scott Walker) 17:46

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MALAHIDE COUNCILLOR RESIGNS

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Mike Phillimore, Malahide Councillor and EEC Complex Chair, has resigned, effective the first of January. He has accepted a position as a Full time Firefighter in Red Deer Alberta.  He was born near Mt. Salem and attended EESS.  He had previously worked at Sterling in St.,Thomas, attended Texas fire academy, and currently is a truck driver. He has been a volunteer with Malahide Fire Department. He has been a Councillor in Ward 3 for eight years and served on the EECC board for one year as Chairman.

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AYLMER SPEAKER: ”LIGHTHOUSES”

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The Elgin branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario is sponsoring a speaker tomorrow at 7:30 pm in the Committee Room of the Bandshell. (Submitted) – “The future of Canada’s iconic lighthouses remains unclear, despite the passage of the federal Heritage Lighthouse Preservation Act in May 2010.  Dr. Robert J. Burns, a member of our local ACO group and an experienced heritage advocate, will explain why the lighthouses, including most of those on Lake Erie’s north shore, face an uncertain future and how you can help to ensure that they are preserved and maintained for the enjoyment of generations to come.”

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ESCAPED IS CAUGHT

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(From Elgin OPP) – On Sunday December 4, 2011, James CLARKE. 25.  was located and arrested without incident in Toronto, ON. by the Toronto Police Service.  The OPP issued a notice of his escape on Friday after he failed to return to the Forensic Ward of  Regional Mental Health Care , St.Thomas. 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 2/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-Legion  Turkey Raffle,  7 p.m.

-8 pm Aylmer Parade on ch. 5 (see Thurs. story on other times)

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-(Sat: – Al Simmons at OTH Theatre (see ad) )

-(Sat – Parades = Springfield 1 pm; Pt Burwell 6:30;  Sunday – Belmont  6 pm)

-(Sat – Spits host Simcoe, 7pm/ *Sun – Spits host Dundas, 7 pm)

-(Sun. – Comm. Choir Carol Concert, 7 pm, Christian Reformed Church)

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POLICE: AGGRESSIVE SALESMEN

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(From the Aylmer Police) – “On Wednesday, a resident in southwest Aylmer again reported an aggressive water Heater salesman. In this instance the salesman came after business hours claiming they were there with the knowledge,consent and /or direction of NRG.  This was completely false.  This salesman wore a National Home Services coat http://www.nationalhomeservices.ca/ .  The residents didn’t believe them and sent them away. In the past similar salesmen allege the residents’ current water isn’t safe and convince them to rent their product at a seemingly lesser price. These companies are competitors of NRG and are using unethical tactics to sell their products to unsuspecting home owners. The Aylmer Police remind the public  to be “buyer beware” and not to let anyone into their home they are not 100% comfortable with,  and to call police if the person refuses to leave.”

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EESS SPORTS THUR.:

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-BOYS BBALL – SR – EESS 53 WESS 19

-GIRLS VBALL – JR – CECI 3 EESS 0; SR – CECI 3 EESS 2

-CURLING: No reports

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AYLMER PARADE FACEBOOK COMMENTS:

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Cheryl Mann – “the best I’ve seen, was so good”

Trillian Golginfrachans – “loved it!!!! Great job as always Kinsmen! Seriously disappointed with Eastlink, and again good for you Kinsmen for working out a last second solution. “

Susana Fehr – “very nice”

Jennifer Lorch- McPherson – “I found it very quiet this year. Not much music playing on the floats and many gaps in between floats. The weather was good though.”

David Ritchie – “Eastlink doesn’t appear to be the slightest bit interested in the community, they spend all their (our) money on advertisements on billboards and in the Aylmer Express telling us how great they are. Forget about sponsorship from them.”

Liz Pearce – “I agree with David Ritchie. We have lost our small town community spirit with the Eastlink take over.”

(*See yesterday’s story on Eastlink and televising of the parade)

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“CHRIST-MUST’ LIST”– OPTIMIST TOY DRIVE

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(Information provided by Dave Dohnt of the Aylmer Optimist Club) – “The drop off areas are:  Waydan Auto Repair-114 Talbot st. E., Oswell Chiropractor Centre 420 Talbot St. W., ICS Courier Service-5-300 Talbot st. W, and  McTaggart, Armstrong, Dewar & Owen-90 Talbot st. west.  Items can be dropped off during business hours or they can pick them up, call:  773-8475.  December 23 is the delivery day for the toys. The needs are – toys of all age groups up to 15 years of age plus hats and mittens (no coats). The majority of toys they receive are used – they have been doing this service for some 50 years. Last year they delivered presents to over 600 kids.”
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THURSDAY, December 1st/11

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Hosts Girls V-Ball

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils

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-(Fri.: Legion  Turkey Raffle,  7 p.m.)

-(Sat: – Al Simmons at OTH Theatre (see ad) )

-(Sat – Parades = Springfield 1 pm; Pt Burwell 6:30;  Sunday – Belmont  6 pm)

-(Sat – Spits host/ *Sun – Spits host, 7 pm)

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AYLMER PARADE ON TV

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Eastlink will televise last Saturday’s Aylmer Christmas Parade. Said Ron Mervis, Eastlink Regional Manager, Aylmer, “Due to timing and resources issues EastLink TV was not able to provide live coverage of the Aylmer Santa Claus Parade this year as we have in the past. However, with the assistance of the Aylmer Kinsmen Club and East Elgin Secondary School we are able to provide delayed coverage of the parade.

The parade can be seen on EastLink TV as follows: Friday, Dec. 9 @ 8 pm,  Sunday, Dec. 11 @ 2 pm,  and Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ 8 pm. EastLink TV is currently recruiting for a Full-Time Assistant Producer for the Aylmer/Simcoe area and fully expects to provide live coverage of the parade again next year.”

Concerning future productions, he added: “We are currently evaluating all our opportunities on a case by case basis so we might stop doing some things that we have done in the past, continue to do them or start doing some new things in the area. We are committed to the Aylmer area and EastLink TV is an important part of our commitment.”

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AYLMER CRASH

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A 19-year old Aylmer man was charged with careless driving recently when his pickup truck hit a tree as he was turning into a driveway on Maple Street.

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GLANBROOK 4 AYLMER 1

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GLANBROOK – The Spitfires were defeated 4-1 here last night in Niagara Junior C action. Cory Kulich scored for Aylmer. This weekend Aylmer has two home games – Saturday vs  Simcoe and Sunday vs. Dundas.

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AYLMER POLICE TO CURFEW YOUTHS

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(Due to a rash of minor crimes at late hours by suspected youth vandals, Aylmer Police will enforce a curfew on under 16s after midnight. Chief Andre Reymer provided the following information:)

“Sections 79(5) &(6) of the Family & Children’s Services Act gives police the authority to “apprehend” unaccompanied  16 yearr old persons as we deem them to be in need of protection. We will take them to an appropriate place of safety (usually home). We apprehend them for their own good, unless we find them committing a crime.  The law says:  No parent of a child less than sixteen years of age shall permit the child to, (a) loiter in a public place between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.; or (b) be in a place of public entertainment between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., unless the parent accompanies the child or authorizes a specified individual eighteen years of age or older to accompany the child.

Police may take a child home or to place of safety: Where a child who is actually or apparently less than sixteen years of age is in a place to which the public has access between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. and is not accompanied by a person described in clause,  a peace officer may apprehend the child without a warrant.”

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THE SURVEY SAYS:
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EESS SPORTS WED.:

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- BOYS HOCKEY – EESS 1 PCI 1

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MORE AYLMER PARADE PHOTOS:

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The Catholic Youth float in Saturday's parade (Photo by Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

 

The Optimist Club float in Saturday's parade (Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

 

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THE SURVEY SAYS:

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