Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


MONDAY, June 27/11

 
 
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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Friday – July 1st – EEC Complex events/Fireworks)

-(Friday – July 1st -Aylmer Legion Events)

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FRIDAY RELAY FOR LIFE:

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Relay walkers on the track at EESS Friday night pass by lit memory bags with names of cancer victims during the Relay for Life event. (Photo by Deb LeBlanc)

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DAVENPORT GRADUATION ISSUE:

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AYLMER – The Free Press  has a report today about an Aylmer girl who is being denied participation in a Grade 8 Davenport graduation dance  because she spent her Grade 8 year, despite attending Davenport up until then,  at a private school for learning disabilities. The dance, to be held at the K of C hall, is actually run by the parents of the graduates  – who feel  they can’t make exceptions. It is not a school-sanctioned event.

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OBITUARIES:

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Bernhord Peters Klassen of Vienna, age of 67 years.Survivors include: wife Maria Klassen (nee: Unger) children –  John Klassen of Vienna; Lisa (David) Funk of Straffordville; Henry (Helen) Klassen of Vienna; Jacob (Tammy) Klassen of Aylmer; Helen (Angelo) Colafranceschi of Port Burwell; Anna (Abe) Braun of Straffordville.  The family will receive friends and family at OSTRANDER’S FUNERAL HOME , on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. (only). Funeral services for Bernard will be held at the Aylmer Evangelical Mennonite Missionary Church (EMMC) on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 1 p.m.

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Aylmer  Rookie Ball  – ( by Richard Broer)

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On Thursday, June 23rd, The Rookie A’s beat the London North Yankees 7  – 0 to put the their regular season record at 8 – 0.  Leading the way for the A’s with 2 hits each were Jordan Steele, Dayne Walcarius, Ryan Nancekevill, Seth Hedges, Nolan Wiebe & Bryc e Walcarius.Alex Tichelaar, Landon Underhill,  Andie Wittland, Daxton Sapezinskas, Timothy Tapsell, Griffin Foster & Nathan Willcocks-Carroll had 1 hit each.”

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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-June 23, 2-11 – Station #4, Imperial Road and Lyons Line, Medical Assist

 -June 25, 2011 – Station #3, Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

 -June 25, 2011 – Station #2, 50279 Talbot Line, Alarm Malfunction

-June 25, 2011 – Station #1 assisted by Station #2, Sawmill Road, MVC

 -June 26, 2011 – Station # 1 , Calton Line, Medical Assist

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FRIDAY, June 24/11

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*TANews will not publish summer Saturdays

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY

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- Relay For Life at EESS 6:45 pm

- StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds, 5 pm

-St.Thomas Air Show, Friday to Sunday

-Pt. Burwell Fastball, 8 pm

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-(Saturday = Mennonite CS Breakfast, 7 am, Auction at Curling Club. 9 am)

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CANADA DAY AT LEGION

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(Contributed) – “Canada Day celebration for the whole family at Aylmer Legion, Branch 81, Friday, July 1 -Giant bake sale starts at 2 p.m. home made breads, pies, cakes and other tasty delights. Outdoor program starts at 3 p.m. – Hot dogs and hamburgers, clowns, face painting 4 to 6 p.m. – Entertainment by the Crop Dusters to 8 p.m.

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AYLMER MOSQUITOS BALL

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(Contributed)Aylmer  plays against teams from the Southern Counties division and the London District..The team has played 8 games, coming out with 4 wins and 4 losses.
 
Scores: – Tillsonburg 12, Aylmer 8 Tillsonburg Minor 10, Aylmer 19 Tillsonburg 13, Aylmer 11 Eager Beaver London 5, Aylmer 7 Delhi 9, Aylmer 18 Wyoming 7, Aylmer 9 Delhi 19, Aylmer 4 Tillsonburg 10, Aylmer 5
 
We invite you to come to watch and cheer our Aylmer Mosquito team on Monday nights at home @ 6:15 at Optimist Park.Keep up with the team on their website
 http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=aylmermosquito  – Aylmer A’s Mosquito REP Roster: Adam Vleeming, Brayden Smith, Brayden Walcarius, Caleb Reimer, Cam Wiebe, Chase Wittland, Colin Thompson,Devon Kellington, Luke Schmitt, Quentin Isaac, Tyler Nancekivell, Tyler Steenbergen. Coaches: Head Coach-Pete Wiebe, Assistant Coach-Terry Nancekivell, Tyler Friesen

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TRI-COUNTY FASTBALL

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This Week – Innerkip 6, Straffordville 1; Tonight – Pt. Burwell hosts, Innerkip 8 pm; Sunday – Straffordville hosts Mt. Elgin, 7:30 
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 (Photo by Deb Leblanc) (Click)
 
 

 
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THURSDAY, June 23/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-(Thurs: Pt. Burwell Mens Fastball host. 7 pm)

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-(Friday – Relay For Life at EESS 6:45 pm/ StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds)

-(Saturday = Mennonite Breakfast, 7 am, Auction at Curling Club. 9 am)

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*SEE VIDEO BELOW ON BANDSHELL MUSIC

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AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY

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-Council confirms the appointment of Mr. R. C. “Andy” Anderson as the Citizen Representative to the Aylmer Police Services Board.

-That the real property with the municipal address of 420-424 Talbot Street West, Aylmer Ontario, (Medical Building)and being two contiguous land parcels legally described as PCL 9-2 S/S Talbot Sec. 164; PT LT 9 S/S Talbot St PL 164 Aylmer PT 5 to 13 of Reference Plan 11R-4631, Town of Aylmer, County of Elgin; and PT Lt 8 N/S South St PL 164 Aylmer PT 1, 2 of Reference Plan 11R-4140, Town of Aylmer, County of Elgin, be declared surplus and offered for sale.

-That Council forgoes the location provisions as set out in the Town’s “In Memoriam Request Policy” and permits the written request submitted by Ms. Vera Lampman to plant a memorial tree in Palmer Park, providing that the tree is planted in an area that is deemed suitable by the Parks & Recreation Manager.

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Every Thursday - By Dave Ferguson

 

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-Port Stanley Festival Theatre Presents  – Boeing Boeing – Wednesday June 15th to Saturday July 2nd –  Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for best revival by Marc Camoletti. Matinees 2pm Wed, Thurs & Sat; Evenings 8pm Tues-Sat Tickets: Preview/Matinee $25; Evenings $28; Students $14 (under 18; Tues, Wed, Thurs shows only; excluding Opening Night Galas); Season Subscription $120 Contact Phone: 519-782-4353 Website: www.portstanleytheatre.ca 

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*MUSIC & STUFF

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Great Lakes International Air Show – Friday June 24th – Sunday June 26th        @ St. Thomas Municipal Airport – Featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Team and a Friday Evening ‘Hour of Power’. Tickets available at the gate, online and at participating Libro Financial Branches. Raising funds for the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. etc. Website: www.greatlakesinternationalairshow.ca

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-Aylmer Strawberry Fest – Friday June 24th to Sunday June 26th – Strawberries & ice-cream, strawberry baking contests, children’s events, midway, Aylmer Idol, dances, craft vendors. Time: 5-10pm Fri; 10am-10pm Sat; 12-6pm Sun @ Aylmer Fair Grounds www.aylmerfair.ca

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Aylmer Museum Exhibition: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done – Monday May 16th to Saturday August 20th - Contact Phone: 519-773-9723 Website: www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Belmont Annual Summer Fun Day – Saturday June 25th – Summer Fun Day (SFD) is free and includes events and activities for participants of all ages all day! SFD 2011 will feature a rock climbing wall, Belmont Teen Idol, a dog show, a belly dancing demonstration, seniors’ fun bingo, 3 local bands, a local winery and a local brewery, etc. The highly anticipated and fully licensed Summer Evening Garden Party will return for adults, as well as a showcase of homegrown musical talent. Starts at 10am and runs all day @ Union Street Park. Website: www.belmonthub.ca

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Pinecroft Music Series: Valdy & Graham Wordrop – SaturdayJuly 2nd Renowned folk singer Valdy will be giving a concert at Pinecroft on Saturday, July 2, 2011. He is touring with New Zealand guitarist and guitar-maker Graham Wardrop.  No alcohol, coolers or pets. Dont’ forget your lawn chair! Time: 1-5pm with tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door @ 8048 Rogers Road S, Aylmer Website: www.pinecroft.ca

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HARLEY HOTCHKISS DIES

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-(Some information from CTV site) – Harley Hotchkiss, former Calgary Flames part owner has died at the age of 83. Hotchkiss was battling prostate cancer and died on Wednesday, the team said on their website. He was part of the group that bought the Atlanta Flames and moved them to Calgary in 1980. He was born in the Straffordville area and attended high school in Tillsonburg. His son John owns Riverbend Farms Nursery at Mt. Salem. Hotchkiss, who served as chairman of the NHL’s board of governors from 1995 to 2007, sold his minority stake in the Flames this season.He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006. He worked as a geologist, manager, and president for several oil companies before going on to establish his own energy companies.

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NEW FACE FOR MALAHIDE!

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(From Alison Adams, Malahide Community Services Clerk) -  “The Township of Malahide is now on FACEBOOK. Now you can connect with us on FaceBook for the latest information on upcoming municipal events, news and information, community events and more!  Check us out on Facebook – and don’t forget to click the “Like” button to stay connected to current Malahide information.”

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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Waiting for the big catch at Springwater. (photo by Deb LeBlanc) (click)

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EARLY THURSDAY, June 23/11

Aylmer Community Band at Bandshell Opening Tuesday:
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WEDNESDAY – MID-DAY EDITION

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AT LAST NIGHT’s BANDSHELL OPENING (Sorry for Sound Problem early)
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WEDNESDAY, June 22/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- EESS Exams begin

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-(Thurs: Pt. Burwell Mens Fastball host. 7 pm)

-(Friday – Relay For Life at EESS 6:45 pm/ StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds)

-(Saturday = Mennonite Auction at Curling Club)

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OBITUARIES:

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-BEVERIDGE, Janice - formerly of Aylmer, passed away on Monday, June 20th, 2011,  in her 83rd year.  Wife of the late Dr. George Beveridge. Janice was born in Comrie, Scotland. A public Memorial service to celebrate Janice’s life will be held at First United Church, St. George St., St. Thomas on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. No visitation prior to the service. Arrangements through Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas.

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DID I MENTION WE NEED MORE CASH?”

A large crowd attended the official opening of the renovated Palmer Bandshell and Park last night. Mayor Jack Couckuyt, shown here dancing with Bandshell fundraiser Mary Jane Lampman, gave an address and performances by the Aylmer Community Band and Choir followed. The Park now includes a fountain and cement dance floor. (see video). (Photo by Don Durkee) (ClickX2)

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MCS AUCTION SATURDAY

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(Information from Abe Harms at MCS.) - ”Organized by Mennonite Community Services held at the fairgrounds in the curling club barn .  All donated items  are being auctioned off – both new and used.  Auctioneers donate their time and are from Jutzi Auctions .  About 16 food booths – everything from ethnic foods to hamburgers.          Breakfast starts at 7:00 and the sales starts at 9:00 .  Strawberry fest is on site going on at the same time. ”

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ADULT SOCCER

-There isAdult/Co-ed  soccer on Sunday afternoons at 1 pm at Columbus Park. It’s only $2/game. Everyone is welcome. Contact Drew Mannen

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TUESDAY, June 21/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- Bandshell Opening, 7 pm-

-Aylmer Mens Soccer, 7 pm X2 = Rampage at EESS; FC at Steen

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-(Wed – EESS Exams begin)

-(Thurs: Pt. Burwell Mens Fastball host)

-(Friday – Relay For Life at EESS/ StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds)

-(Saturday = Mennonite Auction at Curling Club)

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AYLMER SENIORS/ACF AWARDS

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Aylmer Award winners from last Wednesday night at the Old Town Hall Library theatre:

Seniors Awards went to:  Albert & Rita Jansen, Nelda Tenhor, and Jeanette Pesall

 Aylmer and Area Community Foundation Recipients were: Ryan & Debbie’s No Frills, Aylmer Valu Mart, Art and Audrey Hill, Club 7, Linda Killough, Pine Street Gang, Mary Jane Lampman, Don & Judy Durkee,and Ron and Yvonne Allen, Danielle Webber.

 

*(From Nicole Pressey of the ACF) : “The Pine Street Gang received the Innovative Award. They would have received it for their hanging baskets down their street.”  

 

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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-June 19, 2011 – Station # 1,  Calton Line, Medical Assist.

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BAYHAM COUNCIL ITEMS LAST THURSDAY:

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-Council approved the repeal of the By-law prohibiting the discharge of firearms in Port Burwell.
 
 -Wanda Hoshal provided a handout to Council regarding wording for a commemorative plaque proposed for the Estherville Cemetery.  She noted that the group was no longer contemplating that the plaque be made of brass due to cost and potential for theft, rather suggested a new material called avion which is available in London.  No pricing was provided.Ms. Hoshal commented that there was no cost to the Municipality for the retrieval and placement of stones to Estherville as neither staff nor equipment were provided.”
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TRI-COUNTY MENS FASTBALL

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Sunday = Straffordville 3 Ingersoll 1; Straffordville now 4-7; Next local game – Pt. Burwell hosts on Thursday 

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MONDAY: JUNE 20/11

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*SORRY, NO EARLY EDITION, GRADUATION!

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

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-(Tuesday – Bandshell Opening, 7  pm)

-(Wed – EESS Exams begin)

-(Friday – Relay For Life at EESS/ StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds)

-(Saturday = Mennonite Auction at Curling Club)

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THE SURVEY SAYS:

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-Re-Postal Strike: – Of 80 respondents; over 50% thought posties should reduce their demands; about 20% thought arbitration was the answer

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OBITUARIES:


Evelyn Mitchell, on June 18, of Aylmer ,in her 89th year. Survivors include: son Kevin Morrell and wife Sue of Kingsmill etc. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm.


Terry Coffey, on June 17, of Lyons in his 65th year. Survivors include: Step-son  Jeff VanVelzer and wife Paula of R.R.# 1, Aylmer . Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 11:00 am.

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

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AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:

-Council will discuss a staff suggestion that Andy Anderson be appointed to the Police Services Board

-Council will consider a report to declare the East Elgin Medical Facility property surplus to their needs

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HIGHWAY 3 EAST PAVING  SOON

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And work will continue, from Aylmer to Tillsonburg, until October.

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Aylmer A’s Rookie team now at 7 – (by richard broer)

On Wednesday, June 15th the Rookie A’s beat North London Blue Jays 15 – 13. Leading the way for the A’s with 3 hits each were Seth Hedges, Landon Underhill & Griffin Foster. Ryan Nancekivell, Nolan Wiebe,  Alex Tichelaar  & Andie Wittland had 2 hits each and Bryce Walcarius, Nathan Willcocks-Carroll, Daxton Sapezinskas Jordan Steele, Dayne Walcarius & Timothy Tapsell had 1 hit each.

On Thursday, June 16th, The Rookie A’s beat the London EEBA Seals 3  – 0.  Leading the way for the A’s with 2 hits each were Dayne Walcarius, Ryan Nancekevill, Seth Hedges, Nolan Wiebe & Alex Tichelaar. Landon Underhill, Jordan Steele,  Andie Wittland, Daxton Sapezinskas, Bryce Walcarius, Timothy Tapsell, Griffin Foster & Nathan Willcocks-Carroll had 1 hit each.

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SATURDAY, June 18/11

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THEAYLMERNEWS will no longer publish Saturdays (unless special items). Thanks.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- PERC Coffee AVsry – Free Cake

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ELGIN SMOKING CHARGES:

(From Elgin Health Unit) - ” Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act selling or supplying tobacco to anyone who is under 19 years old is illegal.  Using youth test shoppers, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health regularly tests all tobacco retailers in Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas to ensure they are obeying the law. 

In the second half of 2010, 82 tobacco retailers were test shopped.  Twelve of those retailers failed, supplying a tobacco product to a person under 19 years old, in contravention of the law. As a result of these illegal sales the following tobacco retailers were convicted of an offence under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act:

  • Owner of West Elgin Variety and Gas (West Lorne)
  • Owner of Friendly Variety (St. Thomas)
  • Employee at Family Mart 2 (St. Thomas)

Tobacco sales compliance (the number of tobacco retailers that refuse to sell tobacco products to test shoppers) in Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas is still lower than the provincial average.  In an effort to provide more support and education to tobacco retailers, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health offers regular Tobacco Retailer Education Sessions throughout the year.  At these sessions, as well as during regular inspections, owners and their employees are provided with resources to prevent tobacco sales to young persons.”

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SOUTHWEST SOCCER LEAGUE

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-Aylmer FC = Defeated St. Thomas 4-3 Tuesday; lost 2-1 to Glencoe last week; Record is 4-1-1; Next Game is Tuesday, host Mt. Brydges, 7 pm,  at EESS.

-Aylmer Rampage = Tied Railway City 1-1 on Tuesday; Defeated Railway City 6-2 last week; Record = 4-1-1;  Next Game is Tuesday host Shedden, 7 pm at EESS (*both Aylmer teams listed at EESS on Tuesday?)

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“AYLMER MAN KILLED AT CONSTRUCTION SITE ”


(AYLMER) – JACOB  M. GIESBRECHT, A CARPENTER, 60, OF AYLMER  WAS KILLED AROUND 4 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON WHILE WORKING AT A HOUSE BEING CONSTRUCTED ON SYDENHAM ST. EAST.  ACCORDING TO A  NEIGHBOUR  HE FELL FROM THE MAIN FLOOR ON TO THE CEMENT FLOOR OF THE BASEMENT.  ANOTHER SOURCE SAID MR. GIESBRECHT IS A MINISTER OF THE REINLAND MENNONITE CHURCH ON GLENCOLIN LINE EAST OF TOWN. THE HOME IS BEING BUILT BY AMISH BUILDER SIMON WAGLER. AYLMER POLICE CHIEF BIL SEGUI SAID THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING WITH THE CORONER’S OFFICE, THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND AYLMER POLICE INVOLVED.

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