Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


WEDNESDAY, May 18/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Soccer SemiFinals – Girls at 2 vs Parkside; Boys at 3:45 host CECI

-(Thurs.- Sat – ACT Play – Self-Help, 8 pm)

-(Thurs: AYLMER & AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE -BUSINESS AFTER 5 – 5:00P.M. TO 6:30P.M. – IMPERIAL HALL – EAST ELGIN COMMUNITY COMPLEX)

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NEW AYLMER POLICEMAN

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(Submitted) – “The new officer hired is Kevin Coudenys. He is a 5 yr officer from Brantford Police. He begins May 20th and brings the specialty training of Scenes of Crime Officer and Coach officer. He has family in Aylmer.”

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TUESDAY, May 17/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Thurs. – ACT Play – Self-Help, 8 pm)

-(Thurs: AYLMER & AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE -BUSINESS AFTER 5 – 5:00P.M. TO 6:30P.M. – IMPERIAL HALL – EAST ELGIN COMMUNITY COMPLEX)

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SOUTHWEST SOCCER LEAGUE

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- Aylmer FC 3 Raymond James 0

-Aylmer FC 2 Railway City 2

-Aylmer Rampage 3 Mt. Brydges 1

-West Elgin 2 Aylmer Rampage 1

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NEXT GAMES:

-Tonight, Aylmer Rampage host Mt. Brydges at Steen Park, 7

-Tonight, Aylmer FC host Glencoe at EESS – CANCELLED

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BANDSHELL PARK RENO:

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Bandshell Park is still undergoing renovations. The cement dance pad in front of the building is complete but work is still currently being done on the fountain at the south end. (kb) (Click X2)

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AYLMER AUTHOR HAS NEW BOOK

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AYLMER – Author Kelley Armstrong, based in the Aylmer area, has just released – on April 5 -  her fourth YA novel. It is Book 1 of the Darkness Rising trilogy- The Gathering . And, according to her publicist,  she  has her 12th Otherworld novel, Spell Bound, coming up for release on Aug. 2nd. The closest book signing she has is the immediate future is at the Hanover Library on May 31st.

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TOWN COUNCIL:

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Town Operations Director Rod Tapp has released information pertaining to the Town’s Engineer CJDL requesting and receiving references from Triplepoint regarding their aeration equipment that is going to be used for the Cell 1 Aeration Project at the Lagoons.

He adds: “Contrary to what the “Aylmer Express” recently printed , the Town of Aylmer’s current policy and past practice has always been to check references prior to the signing of a contract after authorization has been given by Council to proceed with the Project.”

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MONDAY, May 16/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

-Straffordville FastBall Hosts, 8 pm

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SOME AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS:

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1. A resident asks Council to reconsider ban on trucks stopping in front of McDonalds and to request a better clean-up of the horse tie-up area behind The Bargain Store.

2. Council will renew contracts with Antonissens for garbage and BFI for recyclables.

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TRI-COUNTY FASTBALL:

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Thursday – Harwood 13, Pt. Burwell 1

Today – Woodstock at Straffordville;  Thurs. – Ayr at Pt. Burwell

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MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

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– 7:58 a.m. – May 10, 2011 – Station #1,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– 12:04 p.m. – May 12, 2011 – Station #3,  Crossley-Hunter Line, Medical Assist

– 7:29 p.m. – May 13, 2011 – Station # 2,  Chalet Line, Medical Assist

– 9:52 p.m. – May 13, 2011 – Station # 1, Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– 4:59 p.m. – May 14, 2011 – Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– 6:16 p.m. – May 14, 2011 – Station # 2, Woolleyville Line, Medical Assist

– 2:49 a.m. – May 15, 2011 – Station #1,  Calton Line, Medical Assist

– 5:40 a.m. – May 15, 2011 – Station # 2, Rogers Road, Medical Assist

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Johann (John) Horeth,  of Straffordville, on Friday, May 13th, at the age of 79.  Survivors include: children: Rosemary Horeth (of Tillsonburg); Hildegarde (Tim) Triska (of Straffordville); and John (Karen) Horeth (of Tillsonburg).  John was a member of the German Canadian Club, Saxonia Hall Aylmer.  Visitation at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Monday, May 16th, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church, 60 Young Street, Tillsonburg.

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Edna Lysko passed away on Thursday in her 84th year. Edna was born in Malahide Township to the late Harvey and Gladys (Harrett) Marr. Survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John Lysko. Dear sister of Colin (Donna) Marr of Eden, and sister- in-law of Marion Marr of Straffordville and Beatrice Marr of Port Burwell etc. The funeral service was held on Sunday.

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SATURDAY 2nd EDIT./ May 14/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- Pt. Burwell Ojibwa Bluesfest, 1 pm-10 pm

- Thur-Sun: ACT Play – Self Help –8 pm – $15 – OTH Theatre

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EESS SOCCER FRIDAY:

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-GIRLS – EESS 4, WESS O

-BOYS – EESS 4, WESS O

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THE SURVEY SAYS:

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1. Parking Patrol Uptown?

2 No 42.53% (37 votes)

3 Yes but Police should do it 25.29% (22 votes)

Total Votes: 87

2.Census Return?

2. Will do it 9.68% (9 votes)

3. Not doing it 4.3% (4 votes)

Total Votes: 93

3.Penalty for MNR theft?(see Monday)

2. $1000 fine 9.09% (7 votes)

3. Some jail time 51.95% (40 votes)

4. Restitution 36.36% (28 votes)

Total Votes: 77

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ANSINGH, Loraine - Loraine Ansingh (nee Dalton) in her 98th year, passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital in London, on Tuesday April 26, 2011. Devoted wife of the late Carl H. Ansingh (2006), dear mother of the late Jane (Charlie) Greenlaw (2005) and Carl and Valerie Ansingh.  Cremation has already taken place and a memorial celebration of her life will follow.

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REVIEW OF WEEK’s TOP STORIES:

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THEFT FROM MNR ON WEEKEND

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(From Aylmer Police)  Sometime between the hours of 7am Sunday, May 8 and 7am Monday, May 9 the Middlesex Stewardship Council had a quantity of equipment stolen from the Ministry of Natural Resources property at 615 John St. North, Aylmer.  Missing equipment is: 1) a 2009 John Deere Gator XUV 850D with a custom mounted light on the roof and a custom metal screen mounted to the roll bar frame behind the seats, 2) a Wildfire Rancher Unit – Fire pump and tank, 3) a Tuffline 52” ATV Disk and 4) a 7’ x 18’ custom built tube frame flat-bed trailer from Canada Trailers.

Middlesex Stewardship Council is a community-based organization which focuses on habitat restoration, conservation and enhancement.  The Council works with landowners to implement tree planting and tallgrass prairie projects, and the creation of wetlands.  The projects are intended to provide education and engage the community to ensure the future of our natural resources.

This equipment is vital to projects being carried out by the Council.  The Gator is essential in all projects as a mode of transportation around project sites.  It is also used during prescribed burns to transport the fire pump and tank.  The ATV Disk is used to prepare sites for prescribed burning, and the trailer is used to transport the Gator and other equipment to and from project sites.  The Council has fundraised over the past three years to purchase this equipment in order to make it available at no cost to landowners completing habitat restoration projects.

The total loss is $26,000 that is uninsured. Anyone with any knowledge of this crime is asked to contact your local police or Crime Stoppers.

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21 YEAR OLD FEMALE ASSAULTED

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MT. SALEM - (From Elgin OPP) – “Police are investigating a serious incident involving a 21 year old Malahide Township woman being assaulted by a male. The incident occurred on Wednesday between 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm.  The female was walking west along Calton Line near Mt. Salem. She was wearing headphones listening to music and did not hear an unknown male approach her from the rear. The male grabbed  her, forcing her to the ground. The male threatened the female and then attempted to drag her off the roadway to the other side of a cedar tree line. The victim struggled and screamed and was able to bite the suspect on his right thumb. The suspect fled into a nearby field in a southwesterly direction from the area of 50764 Calton Line.

The male is described as being in his early 20′s, white, approx. 5’10″-5’11″, fit, medium build, wearing dark “work style” pants and a dark shirt. His hair is described as red, afro, bushy, curly . The male spoke broken English with a Low German accent. He may have an injured right thumb. Police are continuing to investigate and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this individual.  Anyone with information  is asked to contact the Elgin County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).”

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SATURDAY, May 14/11

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Obviously motorcyclists – pictured here at the Aylmer Esso on their way to Pt. Dover yesterday – aren’t as deterred by rising gas prices.
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FRIDAY, May 13/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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(Saturday – Pt. Burwell Ojibwa Bluesfest, 1 pm-10 pm)

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MALAHIDE BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:

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(Information from Treasurer Susan Wilson)

Summary:

The draft budget provides for a deficit of $294,552.00 (6.24%).

Cost increases – which the Township cannot control – $43,800.00 (.9%)

  • Less OMPF Grant – of $42,800.00 for which the Township compensated by using all the OMPF Stability Reserve of $30,000.00, resulting in a net grant decrease of $12,800.00.
  • Policing Costs – the original net increase was anticipated to be $134,000.00 for which the Township compensated by taking the risk, that a reconciliation credit of $35,000.00 will be issued and the Township also used existing Reserve Funds of $68,000.00 to reduce the net increase to $31,000.00

Estimated associated fuel increases – which Township cannot control – minimum of $65,000.00 (1.4%)

  • Fuel surcharge for waste collection – $2,000.00 net increase to date
  • Fuel purchases – $43,000.00, assuming prices stabilize immediately
  • Gravel purchases – $20,000.00
  • Single Surface Treatment – nil
  • Policing – nil

Operational Savings – $110,000.00 (-2.3%)

Loan Repayment on two new buildings – $100,000.00 (2.1%)

2010 Deficit – (an overall budget variance of 3/10ths of 1%) $55,000.00 (1.2%)

Council’s Strategic Priorities – $138,000.00 (2.9%)

  • Additional Seasonal Staff to improve Winter Control – $10,000.00
  • Direct improvements to gravel roads, surface treated roads and gravel conversion – $128,000.00

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TRI-COUNTY MENS FASTBALL :

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-Innerkip 4 Straffordville 0

-Burgessville 9 Pt. Burwell 2

-Straffordville 5, Ingersoll 4

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THURSDAY, May12/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Pt. Burwell Mens Fastball hosts Harwood, 8 pm

- Blood Donor Clinic, 2:30-4 ; 5:30-8 pm,  AT EESS

- Thur-Sun: ACT Play – Self Help –8 pm – $15 – OTH Theatre

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21 YEAR OLD FEMALE ASSAULTED

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MT. SALEM - (From Elgin OPP) – “Police are investigating a serious incident involving a 21 year old Malahide Township woman being assaulted by a male. The incident occurred on Wednesday between 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm.  The female was walking west along Calton Line near Mt. Salem. She was wearing headphones listening to music and did not hear an unknown male approach her from the rear. The male grabbed  her, forcing her to the ground. The male threatened the female and then attempted to drag her off the roadway to the other side of a cedar tree line. The victim struggled and screamed and was able to bite the suspect on his right thumb. The suspect fled into a nearby field in a southwesterly direction from the area of 50764 Calton Line.

The male is described as being in his early 20′s, white, approx. 5’10″-5’11″, fit, medium build, wearing dark “work style” pants and a dark shirt. His hair is described as red, afro, bushy, curly . The male spoke broken English with a Low German accent. He may have an injured right thumb. Police are continuing to investigate and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this individual.  Anyone with information  is asked to contact the Elgin County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).”

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EESS SOCCER WEDNESDAY:

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-GIRLS – EESS 4 GLENCOE O (4-1-0)

-BOYS – EESS 5 GLENCOE 1 (3-1-1-)

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OBITUARIES:

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Jesse David Wiebe, on May 11, in his 11th year. Beloved son of Peter and Anna (Loewen) Wiebe of Mt.Salem. Loved by his brothers Christian, Noah and Mattias.  The funeral service will be held at Lighthouse Gospel Church, Port Burwell on Saturday May 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Visitation one hour prior to the service.

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EVERY THURSDAY – BY DAVE FERGUSON

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Contact dferguson@frontrowseats.ca

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-Port Stanley Festival Theatre Presents Roadside Attractions – Friday April 29 to Saturday April 30th & Friday May 6th @ 8PM plus Saturday May 7th @ 2PM.  It’s written by Artistic Director Simon Joynes and performed by members of the community. Tickets: adults $22 plus tax, students $14 plus tax .Website: www.portstanleytheatre.ca

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- Tim Horton’s Trout Derby Saturday April 30th to Tuesday May 31st – Rainbow Trout are stocked in the Springwater Pond @ Springwater Conservation Area each year. Anyone who catches a tagged Trout in the pond will win a cash prize! Kids Derby on May 8th & 9th. Website: www.catfishcreek.ca

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-Aylmer Community Theatre Presents – Self Help – Thursday May 12th to Saturday May 21st A married couple of second-rate theatre actors cast themselves as nationally renowned self-help gurus.  Tickets: Students $10; Adults $15 – Available in Aylmer at The Prime Ingredient (79 Talbot St W), Campbell’s II Book Supplies (17 Talbot St E) and Aylmer Video (20 John St S). Website: www.aylmertheatre.ca

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Parkside Collegiate’s Department of Performing Arts presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, a sharp-edged comedy considered as Wilde’s most popular play. Performances are May 11, 12, 13, and 14th at 7:00 pm with general admission of $10. Purchase tickets at Parkside Collegiate Main Office Contact Phone: 519-633-0090 or Email: c.massecar@tvdsb.on.ca.

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-Horton Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from May 7th to Oct 29th Opening Day, May 7th, features the annual Pancake Breakfast.Time: 8am-12pm Website:   www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

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MALAHIDE COLLISION/CHARGES

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MALAHIDE  – (From Elgin OPP) – On Friday around 7:15 AM on Ron Mcneil Line, east of Rogers Road,  OPP  attended a two vehicle collision.  The collision involved a  SUV being driven by a 23 year old Simcoe man and a pickup being driven by a 46 year old St.Thomas, ON man.  Police investigation revealed that the pick-up truck was travelling eastbound on Ron Mcneil Line. The SUV was travelling westbound when it crossed the centre line and into the path of the pick-up truck colliding with the rear of the driver’s side.  The driver of the SUV was charged with careless driving.  All parties were wearing seatbelts and there were no serious injuries.

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WEDNESDAY, May 11/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Thurs: Blood Donor Clinic, 2 pm,  AT EESS)

-(Thursday etc. – ACT Play – Self Help –8 pm – $15 – OTH Theatre)

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PT. BURWELL MAN GETS 5 MONTHS

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(Information from the Elgin Crown Attorney’s Office) – ST. THOMAS – A Port Burwell man was given five months in jail in Elgin court last week for a theft and the attempted robbery of painkillers from a developmentally challenged man. Joseph Rego, 28, of Port Burwell was sentenced to three months  for the robbery which occurred  in the village in January 2011.  Rego will also spend two more months in jail consecutively for  stealing several items from a woman who let him board at her house in the fall of 2010 . Rego’s past record includes  theft, common assault and several break and enters. Rego has already served 89 days in jail so he will serve two more months. Rego will spend two years on probation upon release.

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AYLMER COUNCIL REPORT MONDAY

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Re-Mainstreet Aylmer request to re-consider a Parking Enforcement Officer for the town:

“Staff be directed to submit a Report to a future Council meeting about the costing for a contract position for Commissionaires to undertake parking enforcement; it being noted that the costing identify options such as 2-day, 3-day, 5-day, and weekend enforcement.”

Re- Public Environmental Advisory Committee :

“Council deferred making appointments to the Environmental Advisory Committee until a future meeting, after the Aylmer Waste Recycling Strategy has been received and approved by Council.”

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AYLMER BUDGET DECREASE?

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(Response from Jennifer Reynaert, Town Treasurer on why the levy rate has dropped from last year)“The difference from last year of almost 3% is difficult to point to any one thing however; the main difference is that we have paid off approximately $1 million in loans between 2009 and 2010 that were unscheduled.  We therefore are saving the principal and interest payments in the operating budgets.  We have seen increased grant allocations from the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF).  This is a transfer received from the province on an annual basis.  These increases in the OMPF have allowed us to make the debt payments, put money in reserves for future debt payments and apply revenues to the operating budgets for some of the known pressures (i.e. large increases for fuel and hydro). There were some other things that helped as well like a dividend payment which increased our revenues by $93,600 and an estimated surplus from 2010 of $175,000.”

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MPP : “REDUCE STEGH WAITING TIMES”

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(Recent announcement from MPP Steve Peters) – ST. THOMAS “Ontario is helping to reduce the time St. Thomas-Elgin area residents spend in emergency rooms.

This year, St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is receiving $697,700 to further reduce ER wait times by implementing initiatives such as the Rapid Assessment Zone (RAZ), an emergency space where patients with less urgent needs are seen quickly and treated. More than 40 per cent of emergency visits are now routed through the RAZ where wait times have been reduced and patient feedback has been positive. A new component of this year’s provincial effort to decrease ER wait times is funding for hospital short-stay beds that will reduce the time admitted patients spend in the ER.

STEGH is also receiving $136,100 in bonus funding for treating more patients within provincial targets in the second half of the last fiscal year. STEGH has embarked on joint work between the emergency department and medical units and now has admitted patients through the ER reaching hospital beds 10 per cent faster. In addition, this funding will be used to continue improvements in storing and handling of emergency supplies and equipment that has reduced costs and increased ready access for staff and physicians.

As of March 2011, at STEGH, 95 percent of ER patients were treated within the provincial targets which are four hours for patients with minor/uncomplicated conditions and eight hours for patients with complex or serious conditions.”

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OBITUARIES:

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BRAUN, John – (1942-2011) of Tillsonburg, on Friday, May 6, . Survivors include: wife Doris (Montgomery) Braun etc. Cremation has taken place. A public graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at the Aylmer Cemetery.

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TUESDAY, May 10/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Thursday etc. – ACT Play – Self Help –8 pm – $15 – OTH Theatre)

-(Thurs – Blood Clinic, 2 pm)

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EESS RUGBY MONDAY

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-EESS 24, WCI 0

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MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

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– 2:52 p.m. – May 2, 2011 – Station #3,  Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– 10:06 p.m. – May 2, 2011 – Station #4, Belmont Road, Medical Assist

– 7:15 a.m. – May 6, 2011 – Station #4 assisted by Station #2, 49138 Ron McNeil Line, MVC

(* Driver fell asleep in vehicle  and hit other vehicle, minor injuries/Station 4 and 2 responded, 15 Firefighters/ Major damage to vehicles.)

– 4:41 p.m. – May 8, 2011 – Station #2,  Talbot Line, CO Alarm

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AYLMER BUDGET

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(From Town Treasurer Jennifer Reynaert) – “Yesterday, Council passed a resolution to accept the Capital budget on May 2 and then passed a resolution to accept the operating budget . They will be holding a public meeting on June 6th which the Clerk will advertise for our public consultation process.  The budget has a levy increase of 1.24% which reduces the tax rate due to the phased in reassessment and growth. (Last year there was an increase in levy of 4.12%.)”

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125TH AYLMER COMMITTEE NEEDS HELP

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Deputy Mayor Gerry Richer, acting chair of the 125th Aylmer History Committee, notes that the group which is planning next year’s special celebrations – 125 years as a Town – needs more members to do an adequate job. Contact the Deputy-Mayor or the Town Office.

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Nasswetter, Michael of Montreal passed away  on Saturday May 7, 2011 in his 67th year. Survivors include: wife Roberta Cormier,  brother John Nasswetter and wife Laurel of Aylmer,  etc. Michael was an engineer. A funeral service will be held in Montreal on Saturday May 14, 2011. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com .

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Alisha Hayley Wolf, on May 8,  beloved daughter of Peter and Tina (Dyck) Wolf of R.R.# 2 Springfield. Loved by her sister Natalie. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, Mt.Salem on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

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BAYHAM COUNCIL:  OJIBWA DREDGING

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(Information provided by Bayham Twp. Staff from last Thursday’s Council) – “Bayham has decided it must contract out some dredging of the Port Burwell harbour to prepare for the arrival of the Ojibwa  submarine. Administrator Kyle  Kruger said that it will require more than 20,000 cubic meters of material from the harbour. Dredging the harbour is necessary to allow a barge to carry the submarine into Port Burwell.”

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AYLMER MINOR BALL CLINIC

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Former Major League baseball player Adam Stern is shown putting a group of about 20 youths through baserunning drills at Saturday’s Aylmer Minor Ball clinic at Optimist Park. (kb) (Click X2)
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MONDAY, May 9/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council 3:30

-EESS Hosts Rugby

-(Thursday etc. – ACT Play – Self Help – OTH Theatre)

-(Thurs – Blood Clinic, 2 pm)

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AYLMER COUNCIL AGENDA TODAY

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-Report on Operating Budget Progress

-Discussion on Continuance of public Environment Committee

-Discussion on letter from Mainstreet Aylmer on Downtown Parking Enforcement

(Mainstreet wants Council to consider a Enforcement Officer; Town Staff is suggesting the present situation is still best)

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THEFT FROM MNR ON WEEKEND

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(From Aylmer Police)  Sometime between the hours of 7am Sunday, May 8 and 7am Monday, May 9 the Middlesex Stewardship Council had a quantity of equipment stolen from the Ministry of Natural Resources property at 615 John St. North, Aylmer.  Missing equipment is: 1) a 2009 John Deere Gator XUV 850D with a custom mounted light on the roof and a custom metal screen mounted to the roll bar frame behind the seats, 2) a Wildfire Rancher Unit – Fire pump and tank, 3) a Tuffline 52” ATV Disk and 4) a 7’ x 18’ custom built tube frame flat-bed trailer from Canada Trailers.

Middlesex Stewardship Council is a community-based organization which focuses on habitat restoration, conservation and enhancement.  The Council works with landowners to implement tree planting and tallgrass prairie projects, and the creation of wetlands.  The projects are intended to provide education and engage the community to ensure the future of our natural resources.

This equipment is vital to projects being carried out by the Council.  The Gator is essential in all projects as a mode of transportation around project sites.  It is also used during prescribed burns to transport the fire pump and tank.  The ATV Disk is used to prepare sites for prescribed burning, and the trailer is used to transport the Gator and other equipment to and from project sites.  The Council has fundraised over the past three years to purchase this equipment in order to make it available at no cost to landowners completing habitat restoration projects.

The total loss is $26,000 that is uninsured. Anyone with any knowledge of this crime is asked to contact your local police or Crime Stoppers.

“THE LOCAL LENS”

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Catfish Creek west of the Myrtle St. Bridge has undergone reconstruction recently to improve its water flow. (Photo by Don Durkee) (Click X2)

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PYLON TOSS EARNS REWARD!

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Aylmer Police were called to the  front of the Baptist Church about 3 am  Saturday morning and arrested a 20-year old Aylmer man for throwing pylons – used to mark out a new sidewalk there – on to John Street.  He was charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

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AYLMER POLICE NEWS:

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On Thursday a 25-year old Welland male was stopped by Police for speeding about 1 am on Talbot St. west. When Police suspected alcohol was a factor, the man refused a breathalyser. He was charged with speeding and failing to provide a breath sample,  his licence was suspended and his vehicle – which belonged to his girlfriend – was impounded for seven days.

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-An Aylmer man had his pickup truck stolen while attending an event at EESS  Friday night. It was recovered – minus the wheels – on a road near Brantford on Sunday.

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-In Elgin court last week, a 15-year old Aylmer male was found guilty of assault on a 14-year old male at EESS in February and was given 15 months probation.

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-Also in court recently, a 28-year old St.Thomas man was found guilty of assault from a February 17 incident at a Talbot St. residence here in which he assaulted his girlfriend and caused some damage to his sister’s vehicle. He was given 20 days in jail on top of the 15 days he had served in custody awaiting trial.

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