Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


MONDAY, Nov. 21/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

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-(Tue. - Aylmer Flu Clinic 3-7)

-(Wed. - Facebook Awareness Night at Malahide Hall, 6 pm/ EESS hosts Boys Hockey)

-(Thur. - Bayham Volunteer Night)

-(Sat: Santa Claus Parade 2pm/ Club 7 Paper Drive/ Legion Supper)

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SANTA HERE SATURDAY

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The Aylmer Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade is this Saturday beginning at 2 pm from the Fairgrounds. Parade Spokesman Paul Bode said there are three bands that will be performing – the Mocha Trumpet Band, The Ingersoll Pipe Band and the London Firefighters Pipe and Drum Band.  Cans will be collected along the parade route by Kinsmen Clowns and helpers just before the Santa float. Santa will be heading to Palmer Park immediately following the parade to visit with children and hand out fruit and candy.  Santa will also be visiting the local nursing homes after his Palmer Park appearance. If people have any questions about the parade they can be sent to aylmerkinsmen@hotmail.com. Parade chair is Fred Neukamm.

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

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Agenda items include:

-Motion to dissolve EEC Complex Board

-Discussion on temporary closure of Sydenham St. west near John St. beginning Wednesday due to Apartment Building construction.

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OBITUARIES:

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On Saturday, Freda Page of Aylmer and formerly of RR1, Belmont in her 80th year. Survivors include: daughters Shelley Page of Aylmer and Colleen and husband Gary Rabbets of Aylmer. She worked 25 years as Kindergarten Relief Worker at South Dorchester Public School. 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, November 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm.

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SPITS 6 PARIS 3

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AYLMER – The Spitfires defeated Paris 6-3 here Saturday to improve their Niagara Jr B record to 5-9-4. Curtis Roloson had two goals and an assist for Aylmer. Tonight they are in Paris and Friday in Woodstock. There is no home game Saturday.

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Period 1

AylmerCurtis Roloson (Curtis Maracle) 2:04

Period 2

AylmerBrandon Harbour (powerplay) (Scott Walker, Rhys Thornton) 2:43

Aylmer – Scott Mugford (Brandon Findlay, Zak Jukna) 12:45

Period 3

AylmerChad Brulotte (Scott Walker) 3:06

AylmerCurtis Maracle (Curtis Roloson, Clint Walker) 13:42

AylmerCurtis Roloson (Curtis Maracle, Clint Walker) 16:31–

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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– November 15, 2011, Station # 2, Conservation Line, Medical Assist. 

– November 16, 2011, Station # 1 assisted by Station # 2, Richmond Road, MVC

*Two vehicles/Occupants transported to hospital/One vehicle was a rollover and broke hydro pole. 

– November 18, 2011, Station # 3, assisted by Stations #1, #2 and #4, 10716 Hacienda Road, Alarm Malfunction.

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FACEBOOK AWARENESS EVENT WED.

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(Contributed) “The Many Faces of Facebook, How Social Media Influence Youth” is a seminar being presented Wednesday from 6-8:30 at Malahide Place in Springfield.

Some questions that will be addressed:  What do I do if my child is being bullied online?  How can I monitor my child’s use of Facebook? How can I help my child use their cellphone safely? What do all these crazy acronyms mean!!!  Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Glogster, YouTube, iMessage are a few ways young people are interacting with their friends and with the world. Texting, Sexting, Tweeting, ROFL, ASL, TTYL are all words and acronyms that are commonly used in today’s online world.

The “Many Faces of Facebook” event is designed to give parents the tools and information needed to help guide young people through this new age of instant messaging and 24 hour connectivity. The Speaker is:  Shanna Burns, B.Ed., M.Ed., and Ryan Broll, B.A., M.A. from the Centres for Addiction and Mental Health – Centre for Prevention Science at the University of Western Ontario.

Pizza and drinks are being provided free of charge. On-Site Child care services are available for children aged 3 -12 years (Space is limited to 40 children).  Questions:  contact Mike at (519) 631-3159 Ext. 212

Sponsor is: The Youth RAISE coalition which is made up of several community agencies including: Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, Talbot Teen Centre, Central Community Health Centre, YWCA, Salvation Army, Addiction Services of Thames Valley, St. Thomas Police Services, Ontario Provincial Police. Their  goal is to reduce substance misuse and assist in the creation of Safe Environments for youth in Elgin County.”

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LATE FRIDAY

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EESS Sr. Score; But Lose 36-21 Thursday
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FRIDAY, Nov. 18/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Fri: Schools P.A. Day

-Fri-Sun – Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-Sat-Sun:  Heritage Line Herbs Open House (see ad)

-Sat-Sun: Sisters in Cabin Sale (see ad))

-Sat: Spits host Paris

-Sat: Rick Hansen Relay in Aylmer 1 pm Bandshell

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-(Tues: Aylmer Flu Clinic. 3-7)

-(Nov. 26 – Aylmer Santa Claus Parade)

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EESS LOSES BBALL, FOOTBALL FINALS

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AYLMER – Home field wasn’t a factor in three TVRAA championships held here yesterday.

The EESS senior football team fell 36-21 to Parkside to end their streak of four consecutive titles. East Elgin had finished first and had beaten PCI twice in league play. In the final, Parkside raced to a 28-7 margin by halftime. EESS touchdowns were scored by Ed Wiebe, Clint Walker and Jim Wiebe.

The EESS Junior girls’ were upstaged  41-22 by London Banting in the WOSSAA final – Banting had beaten them by a similar count in an earlier exhibition. Banting led 24-6 at halftime. Top Eagles marksman was Chelsea Zavitz with 5 points. EESS had defeated Stratford in the semifinal. High scorers were Victoria Grunsell with 8 and Allison Decoutere with 7 points.

As well, the Senior Eagles were downed 59-37 by London Catholic Central in their WOSSAA final. East Elgin had flattened Stratford in their semifinal by a 49-28 count with Kirea Cornelissen hooping 16 and Katharine Barrie adding 10 points.

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And the East Elgin Senior Boys Volleyballers finished third in the WOSSAA tourney at Stratford besting Huron Park - 25-17, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18.

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

AYLMER HAS 3 NEW POLICE SGT.

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Aylmer – Chief Bil Segui announced to the Police Services Board at its meeting last week that Constables Nick Novacich, Paul Lawrence and Bill Gibson will be promoted to the rank of Police Sergeants in December. As well as the number of sergeants being increased from one to four (also including Michael Knight at present),  the deputy chief’s position will be eliminated.

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THE LOCAL LENS

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What's good for the goose? (And friends)...Relaxing on one of the last nice fall days. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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BAYHAM AWARDS THURSDAY

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(Contributed) – “The Municipality of Bayham will again recognize individuals who have made volunteer contributions to the Bayham community in 2011 at their annual Volunteer Recognition Night being held Thursday, November 24, 2011 at the Vienna Community Centre, 26 Fulton Street, Vienna starting at 7pm. Presentations will include one Citizen of the Year, one Community Youth Volunteer and Community Volunteer Recognition Awards. Nominations for each category were solicited from the community.  Last year’s recepients will choose our 2011 recepients.”
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LATE THURSDAY

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EESS (white) vs. Stratford, WOSSAA BBall today
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THURSDAY, Nov. 17/11

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AYLMER. EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Hosts WOSSAA Girls BBall,  Jr. at 9am, Sr. at Noon

-EESS hosts Sr. Football finals - 1 pm vs. PCI

-Bayham 7 , Malahide 7:30 Councils

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-(Fri: – Schools P.A. Day)

-(Fri-Sun – Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-(Sat-Sun:  Heritage Line Herbs Open House/ Sisters in Cabin Sale (see ad))

-(Sat: Spits host Paris/ Rick Hansen Relay in Aylmer 1 pm Bandshell)

-(Tues: Aylmer Flu Clinic. 3-7)

-(Nov. 26 – Aylmer Santa Claus Parade)

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WOSSAA GIRLS BBALL AT EESS TODAY

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*UPDATES:

- EESS Juniors defeated Northwestern 46-9 in their semi  to qualify for the 6:30 championship. They will play Banting who decisioned Huron Park 52-35.

-The EESS Seniors also are in the finals, at 8:15 pm, having crusied by Stratford 49-28 in their semi. They will face CCH of London.

-FOOTBALL = EESS Seniors were downed 35-21 by Parkside in the championship game this afternoon in Aylmer.

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9 am – Jr – EESS vs Stratford NorthWestern

10:30 – Jr – Woodstock Huron Park vs London Banting

12 – Sr – EESS vs. Stratford Northwestern

1:30 – Sr – Ingersoll vs. London CCH

3 – Jr Bronze; 4:45 – Sr Bronze

6:30 – Jr. Final; 8:15 Sr. Final

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UPDATE: EECC VOTE TUESDAY

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(Tuesday at an EEC Complex Board meeting, a motion to dissolve the Board was defeated 4-3. The following is additional information:)

Recorded Vote: Pete Barbour – No,Jim Jenkins – Yes,Scott Lewis – No,Art Oslach – Yes,Todd Sprague – No,Paul Toth – Yes,Mike Phillimore – No

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The Motion:

WHEREAS the current Terms of Reference for the East Elgin Community Complex Advisory Board and Complex Management were established in December, 2005;

AND WHERAS such Terms of Reference defines the role of the Advisory Board as that of advising the Councils of the Town of Aylmer and the Township of Malahide on strategic objectives and operational policies to guide the management of the Complex;

AND WHEREAS such Terms of Reference also specify that the responsibility and authority to oversee the management of the Complex rests with the Managing Chief Administrative Officer;

AND WHEREAS it is the position of the Advisory Board that, due to its limited responsibility, the current mandate of the Advisory Board is redundant based on the fact that the ultimate responsibility of the Complex rests jointly with the Councils of the Town of Aylmer and the Township of Malahide

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED THAT, based on the limited responsibility and redundancy, the East Elgin Community Complex Advisory Board recommends to the Councils of the Town of Aylmer and the Township of Malahide that the aforementioned Advisory Board be dissolved effective at a time when an appropriate structure is in place.

AND THAT the Advisory Board roles and responsibilities be delegated to the Aylmer-Malahide Municipal Liaison Committee;

AND THAT the Aylmer-Malahide Municipal Liaison Committee be requested to ensure that there are opportunities for regular input from the public regarding programs and operations of the East Elgin Community Complex.

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Comments by Malahide Councillor Jim Jenkins (who made the motion) prior to Tuesday’s vote: “The Board was set up several years ago when it was first built to act as an Advisory Board, it was needed…Now that the Complex is functioning , the Board doesn’t need to exist…So it is a process of evolution…..It has very few powers…The task can be done by the Council’s Liason Committe…The Bellchamber Report said we were very diligent but it doesn”t mean we can’t keep looking for savings…As well, most other arenas are run by Councils….”

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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The Aylmer Town Hall forms an eerie backdrop on a recent cloudy day. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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RICK HANSEN RELAY HERE SATURDAY

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(Information from Rick Hansen Committee Member Dave Dykeman) – The Rick Hansen Relay comes to Aylmer this Saturday – even though Rick Hansen will not be present.

Wheelchair bound Rick Hansen made a previous trip through this area – raising awareness of and money for disabilities – with his Man in Motion tour in 1986. This 25th Anniversary Relay began in late August in Newfoundland and it will conclude in Vancouver in May. Local runners will carry the Rick Hansen medal, especially designed by the Royal Canadian Mint, on the relay.

In Aylmer, there will be a street hockey tourney in the Library parking lot from 10 am to 1 pm. Then the relay team arrives from Tillsonburg. The program will begin with a video at the Bandshell at 1 pm. Aylmer’s Dan Cattryse will made a short speech and other dignitaries will follow. ‘O Canada’ will be sung by Michelle Kinsey of EESS and the McGregor choir. Refreshments will be available.
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Wednesday, Nov. 16/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Thurs: EESS hosts Sr. Football finals 1 pm vs. PCI/ Bayham, Malahide Councils)

-(Thurs: EESS hosts WOSSAA Girls Jr/Sr BBall)

-(Fri: – Schools P.A. Day)

-(Fri-Sun – Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-(Sat-Sun:  Heritage Line Herbs Open House/ Sisters in Cabin Sale (see ad))

-(Sat: Spits host Paris)

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EESS WINS JR GIRLS BBALL TITLE

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WOODSTOCK – East Elgin won the TVRAA Southeast Junior Girls Basketball title yesterday here by downing host Huron Park 29-23. EESS previously won the championship two years ago. They led 15-12 at halftime; it was Huron Park’s first loss of the season. East Elgin will host WOSSAA  AAA on Thursday. The Juniors play Stratford Northwestern at 9 am in one semifinal. The Seniors will also play Stratford Northwestern at Noon in a semifinal. The junior finals are at 6:30 and the senior finals are at 8:15.

Meanwhile the Senior Eagles were edged 24-22 by StJoes in their league final also yesterday. And EESS defeated Ingersoll 3-2 – winning 15-12 in the fifth game – in the Senior Boys Volleyball WOSSAA challenge in Aylmer yesterday. They will play at WOSSAA in Stratford tomorrow.

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EECC BOARD DEFEATS MOTION

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The EEC Complex Board defeated a motion presented by Malahide Councillor Jim Jenkins to dissolve the Board – by a 4-3 vote – at their meeting last night.  Commented Board member Todd Sprague: “The proposal to have the Aylmer-Malahide Municipal Liason committee oversee the operation does not provide anything more than what is in place now. So there is not a viable option in place at this point which is another reason I believe it was defeated. Having said that, the respective councils can still vote to dissolve the board at their next meetings.”

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OBITUARIES:

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Pressey, Allan; of Aylmer,  on Wednesday,in his 87th year.  Survivors include: wife Doris (Shackelton) Pressey etc. . He was born in Malahide Township and had been a member of Malahide # 2 Fire Department. The funeral service will be held at the H.A.Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday November 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Visitation one hour prior to the service.

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Horvath, Pamela (Mason) , 1973 – 2011 – On Sunday, in Washington, D.C.  Survivors include: brother Brett and his wife Joanne of Aylmer. etc . A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Peace Lutheran Church, 60 Young Street, Tillsonburg, ON at 12 noon . Visitation beginning at 10 a.m., 2 hours prior to the service.. Arrangements through Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

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ESTHERVILLE PLAQUE UNVEILED

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(Information from Wanda Hoshal) – “We unveiled the plaque that tells of the return of the stones to Estherville. Mayor Paul Ens , K.C. Emerson and Jack Neville son of the late Reeve Basil Neville unveiled it Friday at 1:30 . We had a nice size group come including the 4 past reeves, Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor, Rev.Steven Richardson (Baptist) Padre Brian  Guraiski, etc..  Excerpts from the Plaque:

IN HONOUR OF THE FOUNDERS OF BAYHAM and In memory of Joseph Merrill:  In 1835, Joseph Merrill donated land to the Trustees of the Baptist Meeting House to build a church and a cemetery. In the 1960s, headstones and monuments were moved from Estherville Cemetery to the present cairn area when discarded bases and stones were used for stabilization fill along the Little and Big Otter Creeks.  Some headstones were used as paths and patios in private gardens, and many stones cannot be recovered yet. In 2008, the Pilgrims of Estherville began locating and retrieving stones which were brought home to Estherville in 2010. (etc.)

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MALAHIDE COLLISION

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(From Elgin OPP) -  Last Tuesday around 11:30 am a 23 year old Aylmer man was traveling south on Imperial Road on his e-bike when he attempted to make a left hand turn onto Bradley Creek Line. While attempting the turn a Chevrolet Impala being driven by an 84 Year old Bayham woman attempted to pass the e-bike in the northbound lane. The 23 year old Aylmer man turned into the Impala striking the passenger side front end. The 23 year old male was transported to St.Thomas Elgin General with minor injuries. The 84 year old female was uninjured and drove her vehicle away from the scene. Both drivers were charged.  The e-bike driver was charged with turning not in safety while the driver of the Impala was charged with Unsafe Lane Change.

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TUESDAY, Nov. 14/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Girls BBall Finals at Huron Park/Jr. vs Huron Park at 6, Sr. vs. St. Joes at 8

-WOSSAA Sr Boys VBall Prep, Ingersoll at EESS

-10,000 Villages Sale Begins, OTH  Theatre

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-(Thurs: EESS hosts Sr. Football finals 1 pm vs. PCI/ Bayham, Malahide Councils)

-(Fri: – P.A. Day)

-(Fri-Sun – Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-(Sat-Sun:  Heritage Line Herbs Open House/ Sisters in Cabin Sale (see ad))

-(Sat: Spits host Paris)

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COUNCIL DELAYS EEC. COMPLEX VOTE

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Yesterday at Aylmer Council, a motion was passed to delay the vote on the dissolution of the EEC Complex Board until next Monday’s session – after a discussion on the issue has taken place at the Board’s meeting tonight at the Complex.

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SPRINGFIELD WOMAN ARRESTED

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SPRINGFIELD  – Elgin OPP have arrested and charged a 21-year old Springfield woman in connection with the robbery that occurred at Bart’s Gas Bar on Wellington Road on Friday. The arrest came yesterday after numerous anonymous tips.

The robbery occurred around 7:30 pm when a lone female entered the store and produced what appeared to be a 7-10 cm long kitchen knife and demanded money. The male store clerk, who was uninjured in the incident, handed over a small amount of cash. The female then departed the gas bar heading south on Wellington Rd. towards  St.Thomas in a red or burgundy mini van.

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OBITUARY:

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FORMER COUNCILLOR ALAN MONTGOMERY:

Montgomery, Alan,  of Aylmer, on Monday, in his 66th year. Survivors include: wife Holly (Utting) Montgomery etc.  Alan had been an Instructor at the Ontario Police College and was a former member of Aylmer Town Council. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday where the service will be held on Thursday November 17, 2011 at 11:00 am.

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UPDATE: LIBRARY, MUSEUM EXPANSION

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Andrew Gunn, of St.Thomas, trustee of Aylmer’s Dorothy Palmer estate, said he had no specifics in mind when he wrote a letter to Aylmer Council recently suggesting the  estate would contribute to both Library and Museum  expansions. He said no ‘strings were attached’ to such monies, no amount was being discussed yet and he was hoping to become involved in more local projects. The Palmer estate has funded Bandshell and Bathhouse renovations in town as well as several projects in St.Thomas. 

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Commented Larry Jeffery of the Aylmer Museum Board: “For the past year, the Museum has been actively searching for a new location, hopefully one that is larger and better situated.  Ideally the Museum would be part of an art centre downtown, which would include the Library and a small art gallery. Now that the Town is actively pursuing a new Library building, the opportunity is there for Aylmer to develop a first class cultural centre. Of course any new Museum construction would require both moral and financial support from the Town.  The Museum itself would also be able to contribute, from investments from bequests and from the sale of the existing Museum  building.”

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The Old Town Hall Theatre may also be looking at obtaining more space at this time ie. dressing rooms, washrooms, lobby area are crowded. Tom Sparks, Chairman of APAC reserved comment at this time:  “We will be waiting to learn about the direction the Library expansion will take before we could further contemplate or propose any renovations we would like for the theatre.”  

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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– November 13, 2010, Station # 3,  Ron Mcneil Line, Medical

– November 13, 2010, Station # 2 assisted by Station #3, #4, 54530 Ottergate Line, Mutual Aid

– November 13, 2010, Station # 3,  Ron Mcneil Line, Medical

– November 12, 2010, Station # 2,  Hacienda Road, Medical

– November 12, 2010, Station # 1 assisted by Station #2, 6054 Hacienda Road, MVC

*One vehicle, minor injuries

– November 10, 2010, Station # 4, Lyons Line, MVC

*two vehicles, transport truck and car, minor injuries

– November 8, 2010, Station # 2 assisted by Station #1, Imperial Road, MVC

*Car rear ended motorcycle, motorcylist had major injuries

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ST.THOMAS BLOOD CLINIC

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A Blood Donor Clinic  will be held at theTimken Community Centre inSt. Thomas, tomorrow  from 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q – Again: The EEC Complex

1. Doing its best, let’s move on  34.51%  (39 votes)  

2. Yes, disband the Board, let Council run it  33.63%  (38 votes)  

3. Council is too busy, just get a new board  15.93%  (18 votes)  

4.Keep present board, but let’s find savings  15.93%  (18 votes)  

Total Votes: 113

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Q- Christmas Shopping

1. All done. Really.  13.51%  (10 votes)  

2. One-third done  6.76%  (5 votes)  

3. About half done  13.51%  (10 votes)  

4. Not really started  66.22%  (49 votes)  

Total Votes: 74

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EESS SR T.D. UPS EDGE TO 19-12 IN FINAL FRIDAY
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MONDAY, Nov. 14/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-Aylmer Council, 3:30

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-(Tues: EESS Girls BBall Finals at Huron Park/ WOSSAA Sr Boys VBall , Ingersoll at EESS/10,000 Villages Sale Begins, OTH)

-(Thurs: EESS hosts Sr. Football finals 1 pm vs. PCI/ Bayham, Malahide Councils)

-(Fri: – P.A. Day)

-(Fri-Sun – Museum Tour of Homes (see ad)

-(Sat-Sun:  Heritage Line Herbs Open House/ Sisters in Cabin Sale (see ad))

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY: EECC BOARD

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(Last week Council discussed a motion to dissolve the EEC Complex Board and decided to delay action until today’s session. The following are items relating to that motion.)

Councillor Art Oslach’s motion for today: “The EEC Complex Board has outlived its usefulness… it has no power, all power lies with council, it is redundant,… I make a motion to dissolve the Board.”

Councillor John Vandermeesch is presenting a letter of information on the issue – Excerpts – “Last week’s  motion was improper… The Municpal Act limits what authority Council can give to a board….You must get approval of both Councils before dissolution… Disbanding the Board would shut down the EEEC as nothing exists in its place …The Consultant just confirmed we were on the money with our operations…. The Board has all the power it needs… The problem is constant complaining and bickering by board members…The  level of service is good… Don’t break what isn’t broken…”

Councillor Peter Barbour, a Board rep, offered these comments: “ In my opinion the Board has reached its limit of effectiveness because the majority of topics that I believe that the Board could discuss have been delegated to others. There is no authority of the Board to discuss budgets, programs, services, dialogue with user groups, staff, service or operational items unless they are pre-approved in the budget. The Board can not research a topic unless they are given specific direction by Council.

Quite honestly I am uncertain what we can discuss. From an operational perspective if the Board “gives direction” to management that direction must then be approved by each of the respective Councils at a later date. It is not very efficient or service oriented. I believe that there can be additional savings, but there is not much support in the process to determine where savings on the big ticket items can be made. Asking tough questions is a part of life, if we don’t ask we can’t make informed decisions. 

If Council is ultimately tasked with the responsibility of being the “Board” at least the directions taken would ensure that the operations of the complex staff would be held accountable for their actions. It would appear that if the complex comes in over budget, as an example, blame for this may be placed on the Board because they in part determined the budget. In fact Council set this year’s subsidy at $450,00.00, and the Board felt this was unattainable due to being six months into the budget year and set it at $506,000.00 which was then supported by the Councils. It is my understanding that expenditures may exceed the $506,000 but we have not been able to get that information yet. A lot of negative comments were made because $50,000 was shown on the budget as additional revenue when in fact the Board was clear in saying to management you find savings or increase revenue by this much. We did not have the authority to further decrease line entries in the major topic lines.”

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AYLMER GIVES WW2 PLAQUE IN BELGIUM

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Sonja Oslach of the Aylmer Legion (husband Arthur is Legion President and an Aylmer Councillor) recently travelled to Westkerke/Oudenburg Belgium to present a plaque from the Town of Aylmer. The plaque was inscribed as a thank-you to  the towns for looking after the grave of 27-year old Pilot John Caley Wilson of Aylmer whose plane crashed near them on Sept. 11/1941 in  World War 11. Wilson, son of John and Florence Wilson of Aylmer who also lost another son Bruce in the conflict,  and his three-man  crew,  two from England and one from New Zealand, were killed instantly. At the October 29th ceremony – complete with a parade, the laying of wreaths, and speeches -  a momument was unveiled in honour of the men.

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OBITUARIES:

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TUFF, John “Kenneth , of St. Thomas, on Friday, in his 79th year. Survivors include:  brother Dave (Lorraine) Tuff of St. Thomas. Ken was born in Aylmer. Resting at the WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 17th.

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SPITS LOSE TWICE

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First place New Hamburg, losers of only one game this year, needed overtime to defeat Aylmer Spitfires  7-6 Friday in New Hamburg and Saturday Simcoe went to a shootout before subduing the Spitfires 4-3 . Aylmer is now 4-9-4. This Saturday they host Paris.

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Simcoe 4 Aylmer 3

Period 1

AylmerCoy Kulich (Mike Lynch, Adam Brisson) 19:24
Period 2
AylmerCoy Kulich (unassisted) 1:41
Period 3
AylmerCurtis Maracle (powerplay) (Scott Walker, Curtis Roloson) 6:34
Overtime
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 New Hamburg 7 Aylmer 6

Period 1
AylmerBrandon Harbour (Clint Walker, Curtis Roloson) 7:27
AylmerTodd Laurindo (Eric Nemeth) 19:53
Period 2
AylmerCurtis Maracle (Clint Walker, Curtis Roloson) 13:21
AylmerCurtis Roloson (Curtis Maracle) 15:21
AylmerCoy Kulich (Rhys Thornton, Todd Laurindo) 18:37
Period 3
AylmerMike Lynch (Coy Kulich) 0:13
Overtime
New HamburgJay DAguilar (unassisted) 2:15

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