Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, Nov. 10/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-4 and 5-8:30

-EESS Hosts Jr. Girls BBall SemiFinal vs. Ingersoll, 3:30

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-(Frid. – Aylmer Remembrance Day, 10:45 am)

-(Frid. – Host Sr. Football Playoff vs. Glendale, 1 pm)

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Archie Vermeersch Sr., passed away in Prince Edward Island on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 in his 86th year. . Loving father of Pat Empey (husband Jack) of Aylmer, Ontario etc. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME, Espanola on Saturday, November 12th from 9 – 10 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service.

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Calvin R. Silverthorn of RR1, Aylmer in his 70th year. Survivors include: wife Nancy (Hird) Silverthorn, son Mike Silverthorn of Aylmer. Cal served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Air Force. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Margaretha Peters of Aylmer in her 74th year. Survivors include: son  Peter Peters of Aylmer She was born in Chihuahua Mexico.  Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Open Bible Baptist Church, RR1, Aylmer on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11:00 am.

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“Springwater #2 this past weekend . “(By Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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STRAFFORDVILLE LIBRARY CHANGES NEEDED

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Elgin County library officials approached Bayham Council recently to ask if Council would begin the process needed (ie. asking for quotes) soon for renovations required for improvements for Straffordville Library . The library anticipates closing for a few weeks for needed renovations esp. bathrooms, flooring, painting etc., in 2012.

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Thur.- Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-4 and 5-8:30)

-(Frid. – Aylmer Remembrance Day, 10:45 am)

-(Frid. – Host Sr. Football Playoff vs. Glendale, 1 pm)

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WHAT’S A LIBRARY TO DO?

(Now even Golden Builders Open A Door!)

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Aylmer Council  may have thought they were only viewing the Library Committee’s final report at Monday’s session. But on their agenda was what seemed like a never-ending story.

The Committee essentially suggested that the best option for expanding the Library was to build to the north or to the west. However three other letters concerning the building’s future suddenly surfaced. The Aylmer Museum sent a note proposing a new Museum be tied into the Library’s growth in the downtown core. Andrew Gunn, Trustee for the Dorothy Palmer estate, sent a note stating the estate would consider funding for both Library and Museum developments. And the Golden Community Builders, currently erecting a 5-storey apartment at John and Sydenham, suggested that their first floor retail space would make a nice fit for a new Library.

Council referred all items to examination by administration – to report back at the December 5 meeting.

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EESS SPORTS TUES.- “V-BALLERS OUSTED”

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-BOYS VBALL PLAYOFFS = JR – PCI 3 EESS 2; SR – WESS 3 EESS 1

-GIRLS BBALL PLAYOFFS = JR = EESS 40 PCI 21; SR = EESS 50 PCI 27

(Jr. now host Ingersoll Thursday at 3:30; Sr. travel to Ingersoll on Thursday)

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REMEMBRANCE DAY FRIDAY

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-Service at 9 am at Springfield

-Service at 10:45 at Aylmer; Speaker is Ross Bartley, new Priest at Our Lady of Sorrows; The OPC will not be marching this year as the College is closed Friday; The EESS/Aylmer Community Bands will play; Marchers include Cadets, Scouts, Knights of Columbus; Drummer Derek Rowley; There will be 15 wreaths laid during the service (the others afterwards)

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VOGELJOY UPDATE

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(Vogeljoy is a family musical group involving x-Aylmerites Terry and Kim (Charlton) Neudorf and their three children, of Otterville. Recently they completed a Music Video at the Belmont Corn Maze. They have provided information on other projects

“Last year in November we had our Aylmer concert professionally recorded.  We produced a DVD that was released early in 2011 (vogelJoy: Live In Aylmer).  As with all of our products, it is available on our website, www.vogeljoy.com/store

-  This Fall we got to be the design and theme for the Belmont Corn Maze which was a lot of fun.  We entered a video contest in the spring and won! This was our video contest entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJWGwmomMKg  We blogged all the stories about building the maze and what it looks like here: http://www.vogeljoy.com/blog.cfm?category=8222
 Janine Lunn wrote lyrics and Terry put music to them to create a song for their corn maze called, “Missing In The Corn Maze” .  We have it available on our website for download including sheet music: www.vogeljoy.com/store  and it is also available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/missing-in-corn-maze-single/id472091446 Here is the music video we made to promote our song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fptcWnvsXs

- We have been really happy to be promoted on websites such as:  Mommy Kat and Kids: http://www.mommykatandkids.com/2011/10/vogeljoy-we-have-a-band-childrens-cd-review-and-giveaway.html  Also the infamous site Zooglobble took interest in our new Missing In The Corn Maze video and put it up on his blog:http://www.zooglobble.com/archives/2011/10/more_halloween_songs_and_videos.html#more  And we were excited to be listed on Best Videos For Kids: http://bestvideosforkids.com/titles-k-m/missing-in-the-corn-maze-vogeljoy/ 

-  Many people have been interested in our ‘Hot Cup Of Cocoa’ music video that we put up last winter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLDry42Xw2w  Teachers had been emailing us on where they can get the track for the music for their music class or choir to sing to and so we decided to make the track available for download and also included lyrics and guitar chords on our website: www.vogeljoy.com/store  ( http://vogeljoy.com/blog?feature=1404609&postid=1376232

-  Other fun things we’re running on our website include a vogelJoy Book Of The Month: http://vogeljoy.com/blog.cfm?category=9003

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TUESDAY, Nov.8/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Hosts:  Sr. Boys VBall Playoff vs. WESS 1:30; Jr.  Girls BBall Playoff vs. PCI  3:30; Sr. Girls BBall Playoff vs. PCI  5 pm

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-(Thur.- Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex, 2:30-4 and 5-8:30)

-(Frid. – Aylmer Remembrance Day, 10:45 am)

-(Friday – Host Sr. Football Playoff vs. Glendale, 1 pm)

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AYLMER ACCIDENT

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Aylmer Police investigated an accident last Tuesday at 5 pm on Talbot St. west as a car driven eastbound by a Tillsonburg woman was rearended, as she stopped, by a pickup truck driven by a 20-year old Walsingham man. The man was charged with careless driving.

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On Monday November 7, 2011. John George Paterson a resident of St. Thomas, in his 70th year. A funeral service for John will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 380 Manor Road, St.Thomas on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 11:00 am. Arrangements through Kebbel Funeral Home.

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-On Monday, Betty Groat, a lifelong resident of Belmont in her 75th year. Survivors include: husband Douglas Groat etc. Betty was a longtime employee of Scotiabank in Belmont. Friends may call at H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, November 11 at 1 p.m.

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AYLMER POLICE REPORT

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NOTE: Add in the Tim Hortons accident (see yesterday) and Friday proved to be busy for Aylmer Police, as noted below.

-Police stopped a 16-year old Aylmer male walking on Pine St. East Friday around 9 pm and charged him with several Breach of Probation offences -  possession of marijuana and being out past a 9 pm curfew – plus mischief to a vehicle.

-Police charged a 16 year old male and a 15 year old male, both of Aylmer,  with theft of items ie. jewellery, money etc.  after the Curling Club reported that lockers had been entered on Friday around 10 pm

-On Friday around 9 pm Police apprehended and charged an 18 year old Aylmer male with mischief after an Aylmer woman found that her car had been keyed on both sides while in an uptown parking lot.

-And Police conducted a RIDE program Friday at various locations and stopped 300 vehicles with 15 given warnings for various vehicle violations.

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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Springwater on the weekend. (By Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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NOVEMBER AT THE AYLMER MUSEUM

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-Display of early skates  until November 25, 2011. Open Mon – Thurs 10 -1, 2-6 and Fri 10 – 1.

-Selected Items from the Carol McLay Collection on Display, Sunday November 27, 2011 from 1pm – 4pm

-Aylmer & District Museum 34th Anniversary Open House. Sunday November 27, 2011 from 1pm – 4pm. Special Event – Magic Lantern Show. Free Admission – Refreshments

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SPITS ON WEEKEND:

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Aylmer narrowly lost 3-2 to unbeaten Grimsby and won 9-5 against winless Dunnville (as Josh Honsinger had a hattrick) on the weekend. Their record is now 4-9-2. Upcoming games are: Friday in New Hamburg and Saturday host Simcoe.  

FRIDAY AT GRIMSBY = Grimsby 3 Aylmer 2

Period 1
AylmerCoy Kulich (powerplay) (Rhys Thornton, Todd Laurindo) 1:48
GrimsbyZaK McQuade (powerplay) (Connor Rilett, Dan Lamarre) 3:38
GrimsbyMichael Paonessa (powerplay) (Cooper Naugoris, Robert Wormald) 10:20
GrimsbyRobert Wormald (powerplay) (Bryce Brochu, Lucas Dykstra) 15:47
Period 2
AylmerCoy Kulich (Rhys Thornton, Todd Laurindo) 1:08
Period 3
(no scoring)

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 SAT. IN AYLMER – Aylmer 9 Dunnville 5

Period 1
DunnvilleDylan ONeill (Chad Springer) 2:46
AylmerMitch Roloson (powerplay) (Curtis Roloson, Scott Mugford) 5:11
AylmerJosh Honsinger (Brandon Findlay) 8:56
DunnvilleTyler Springer (powerplay) (Bret Golding) 11:09
DunnvilleLuke Rowe (Gaetan Beauregard, Tyler Springer) 14:41
AylmerJosh Honsinger (Eric Nemeth) 15:20
Period 2
DunnvilleMack Steele (Drew Harrison) 1:44
DunnvilleBret Golding (Taylor Schwoob, Hugh Carson) 3:08
AylmerCody Underhill (Rhys Thornton) 11:02
AylmerTodd Laurindo (Rhys Thornton, Coy Kulich) 12:45
AylmerTodd Laurindo (Josh Houston, Coy Kulich) 16:09
AylmerJosh Honsinger (Brandon Findlay, Cody Underhill) 16:31
Period 3
AylmerBrandon Harbour (Todd Laurindo) 4:16
AylmerEric Nemeth (Rhys Thornton, Mike Lynch) 16:42-

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MONDAY, Nov. 7/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

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-(EESS Sports This Week = Tues. Host Sr. Boys VBall Playoff and Girls BBall Playoffs/ Friday – Host Sr. Football Playoff)

-(Thur.- Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex)

-(Frid. – Remembrance Day, 10:45 am)

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 BREAK-IN, ASSAULT AT VIENNA

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(From Elgin OPP) – The OPP is currently investigating a break and enter which occurred last night around 10 pm at a residence on Vienna Line, just west of Vienna.

Police responded to a report that two males had broken into a residence and had been confronted by the 59 year old male homeowner.  When confronted the males assaulted the homeowner and then made off with a small quantity of prescription medication. The 59 year old homeowner was transported to Tillsonburg Hospital with minor injuries while a 44 year old female resident was uninjured in the incident. 

The suspects are described as; a white male 5’9” to 5’10” tall with fair skin, blue eyes and  an average build wearing a black hoody, dark coloured balaclava and dark jeans and another white male 6’ to 6’ 2” with a slim build wearing a navy blue hoody, dark coloured balaclava with a red bandana which had a yellow and black design, and dark jeans.

Any person with information  should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 631-2920. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to win a cash award of up to $2,000.

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EESS SPORTS PLAYOFFS:

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-EESS hosts three playoff games Tuesday. The second-place Senior Boys Volleyball team will host WESS in a quarterfinal match at 1:30. (The Junior Boys Volleyball team will travel to Parkside in a quarterfinal.) The first place Junior Girls Basketball team hosts PCI in a quarterfinal at 3:30. The second place Senior Girls Basketball team hosts PCI in a quarterfinal at 5 pm.

-The first place Senior Boys Football team hosts Glendale in a semifinal on Friday at 1 pm. The Seniors finished undefeated by downing Parkside 18-7 in their final league tilt Friday.

-Field Hockey Recap: EESS lost their quarterfinal 2-0 to John A Macdonald of Waterloo on Friday. Macdonald lost 4-1 to last year’s champs Ressurection of Kitchener in Saturday’s  final. EESS had been beaten 2-1 by Ressurection in roundrobin play.

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AYLMER POLICE REPORT

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An 18-year old female driver, with her mother as passenger, accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake while pulling up to park on the east side of Tim Hortons North on Friday about 1 pm and her car jumped the curb and smashed into the building. There were no charges.

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-Police spotted a fire in a dumpster just behind the Bargain Shop on Talbot west early Wednesday morning. Two mattresses were on fire and the fire department was called to put them out. Police are seeking information on the incident.

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‘ROLL UP THE CURB’ AT TIM’s FRIDAY

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A young driver accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake and smashed into this window on the east side of the Tim Hortons North on Friday afternoon. See Police Report. (KB) (CLICK)

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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– October 27, 2011, Station #3, 52760 Ron McNeil Line, Burn Complaint.

– October 29, 2011, Station #2 assisted by Station #3, Glencolin Line, MVC.

– November 1, 2011, Station #1, Dexter Line Line, Medical Assist

– November 4, 2011, Station #1, Township of Bayham, Mutual Aid

– November 4, 2011, Station #1,  Calton Line, Medical Assist

– November 4, 2011, Station #1, Calton Line, Medical Assist

* Just after midnight this morning,  Station #4, assisted by Stations #3, #2, and #1,  responded to a Corn Dryer Fire at 50928 Lyons Line, east of Whittaker Road.  There were no injuries , firefighters were on the scene less than two hours and damage was minimal.

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

“Library Committee says: Stay Downtown; Museum wants to be there too; Palmer Estate may provide funding!”

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Agenda items include:

-The Library Committee’s  final report which suggests the present library should be expanded and it should take place either to the north or west of the present structure

-A letter from the Aylmer Museum asking if a new Museum could be included in the downtown plans involving expansion of the  library

-A letter from Andrew Gunn, trustee of the Dorothy Palmer estate, offering some funding for Library, Museum downtown”

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SPITS LOSE, WIN

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Friday, Aylmer Spitfires lost 3-2 at Grimsby but Saturday they drubbed Dunnville 9-5. More details tomorrow.

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FRIDAY, Nov. 4/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Girls Field Hockey at OFSAA in Markham

-PERC Dinner/Broadway Singers at Aylmer Baptist Church- See Ad

-Fri-Sun: Shelley McVittie Art Show- See Ad

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-(Sat: Aylmer Legion ‘Welcome Home Elgin Regt. from Afghanistan’ banquet. Social 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.)

-(Sat: Spits Host)

-(Sat: Time Change)

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EESS GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY AT OFSAA

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EESS was edged 2-1 by second-ranked Ressurection of Kitchener in their final roundrobin game this morning in Markham. Ressurection was 3-0 in pool play. But EESS still qualified for the quarterfinals – they had a win, a loss and a tie in the preliminaries. They now play top ranked Sir John A Macdonald at 2:30 this afternoon. Semifinals are tomorrow.

* (4 pm) – EESS lost 2-0 against John A Macdonald in this afternoon’s quarterfinal game.

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EESS SPORTS THURSDAY:

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-JR FBALL Semifinal – Glendale 30 EESS 7

-JR Boys VBALL  Playoff- EESS 3 AVSS 2

-Today – Sr Football at PCI (end of league)

-Today – Girls Field Hockey at OFSAA,  11: am vs. Ressurection (round robin)

-Tuesday – Sr Boys VB Playoff – EESS hosts WESS

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q – Canada Changing its Symbol?

1. (I like the Beaver!)  — -72.84%  (59 votes)  

2. Goose ——————– 0%  (0 votes)  

3. Polar Bear  —————14.81%  (12 votes)  

4. Loon  ———————6.17%  (5 votes)  

5. Moose - ——————-4.94%  (4 votes)  

6. Other ——————— 1.23%  (1 votes)  

Total Votes: 81

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Q- New Monarchy Rules?

1. Disagree, Keep male tradition —— –9.8%  (5 votes)  

2. Agree, First born child, whomever - -68.63%  (35 votes)  

3. Disagree, Go oldest girl for a while - –1.96%  (1 votes)  

4. Who cares, End the monarchy  ——–19.61%  (10 votes)  

Total Votes: 51

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BLOOD CLINIC IN AYLMER THURSDAY

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(Contributed) – “Did you know that the act of donating blood has its genesis in war-time? The history of blood donations in Canada dates back to World War II when Canadians came out in droves (890,000 in the last year of the war) to support the troops. The response was so generous that Canada’s voluntary blood system was born. People in your community will be able to pay tribute to Canada’s soldiers and veterans and meet the growing need for blood and blood products here at home by donating blood at our next clinic:

Thursday, November 10 /Aylmer East Elgin Community Complex / 2:30 to 4:00 pm and 5:30 to 8:00 pm (New Donors welcome)

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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Excavation work is progressing on the site of the new Golden Builders Apartments at Sydenham and John (kb) (CLICK)

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THURSDAY, Nov. 3/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-EESS Hosts  Boys VBall: Jr. Playoff

-EESS Girls Field Hockey at OFSAA at Markham

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-(Fri: PERC Dinner/Broadway Singers at Aylmer Baptist Church- See Ad)

-(Fri-Sun: Shelley McVittie Art Show- See Ad)

-(Sat: Aylmer Legion ‘Welcome Home from Afghanistan’ banquet. Social 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.)

-(Sat: Spits Host/ Time Change)

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EESS FIELD HOCKEY AT OFSAA

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UPDATE: EESS won their first game, 3-0 over Ashbury College. They tied their second game 0-0 with Sherwood. Ressurection has beaten Ashbury 5-0 and Sherwood 4-0.

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EESS begins roundrobin play today in the OFSAA Girls Field Hockey championships in Markham. In their 4-team grouping, EESS plays at 9:30 am and 1 pm in games today and at 11am Friday against second ranked Ressurection of Kitchener, last year’s champs. East Elgin is ranked seventh of 16 teams – Sir John A Macdonald of Waterloo is the top team. Playoff finals are Saturday.

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LIBRARY WINNERS:

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(Contributed) – “Elgin County Library is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  We held a contest among all 10 branches for library lovers of all ages.  Staff videotaped patrons who shared a favourite memory, or just why they loved the library. There were 3 winners, one  from Rodney and two from Aylmer.  Locally,  Catherine Parmeter gave an emotional testimony of what the library means to her and Charlotte Rollins, who is a student at Immanuel Christian,  spoke confidently about attending childrens’  programs and how Mrs. Campbell (the Childrens’ Programmer) at the time gave her a love of books.  The prize was a Flipshare camera (the newest version of the camera they were videotaped with).”

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“AYLMER IS A CIB FINALIST”

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Halifax – (The CIB Convention was this past week in Halifax). “The Town of Aylmer, ON, Canada, was a finalist in the International Challenge – Small Category of the 2010 National Edition of Communities in Bloom, and received a 5 Bloom rating and a special mention ­for the Youth Environmental Leadership Program.”

Volunteer judges Arlene Janzen (Saskatchewan) and Katy Moss Warner (New York, USA) wrote:  “Aylmer, a community of 7,000 people in southern Ontario, is very proud of its participation in the Communities in Bloom program.  Aylmer’s motto is “Proud Heritage – Bright Future”, demonstrated by the many endeavours of the community.  This includes an exemplary community teaching museum, restoration of the band shell providing a venue for local talent, and a reserved parking sign with the silhouette of a horse and buggy entitled “water available for horses” in front of a new commercial building. An innovative and very popular program for young people at the high school has them exploring the natural environment of Aylmer and participating in community environmental projects.”

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BAYHAM COUNCIL TODAY:

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Agenda items include:

-Discussion on renovation plans at Bayham Public Library

-Discussion on final site plans for new Pt. Burwell fire hall

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EESS GIRLS B.BALL RESULTS:

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East Elgin Senior girls nipped StJoes 37-36 in their final league game in St.Thomas yesterday to tie St.Joes, both with 9-1 records, for first place. St.Joes however has the edge in points differential in games between the two this season…..EESS juniors completed league play earlier this week – they also placed first with an 11-0 record….. (The football teams finish their league season this week: today, juniors at Tillsonburg, and tomorrow, seniors at Parkside.)

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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Not yet ready for ice fishing - Archie Coulter Conservation Area (By Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Thur: Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils/ EESS Boys VBall Playoff)

-(Fri: PERC – Broadway Singers- See Ad)

-(Fri-Sun: Shelley McVittie Art Show- See Ad)

-(Sat: Legion Supper/ Spits Host)

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EESS SPORTS TUESDAY:

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

(End of League: Juniors finished fourth, 6-6; will host a playoff vs. AVSS Thursday. Seniors finished second, 10-2 and get a bye this week)

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q-Hallowe’en Hours?

1. Close my door around 8pm  27.83%  (32 votes)    

2. Close my door around 9 pm  29.57%  (34 votes)  

3. Close around 10 pm  11.3%  (13 votes)  

4. Won’t be participating  31.3%  (36 votes)  

Total Votes: 115

Q-Apple Season, But My favourite fruit…”

1. Yes, apples  30.69%  (31 votes)  

2. Peaches  12.87%  (13 votes)  

3. Pears  6.93%  (7 votes)  

4. Berries  25.74%  (26 votes)  

5. Bananas  12.87%  (13 votes)  

6. Other  10.89%  (11 votes)  

Total Votes: 101

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OBITUARIES:

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McCLINTOCK, Bill On Sunday, in his 66th year. Survivors include: Partner  Minnie Brown of Port Burwell etc.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Casey’s Park on Saturday November 5, 2011 at 1 p.m

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ALDERWOOD, Joe - (1950-2011), of Vienna,  on Sunday. Survivors include: wife Berva etc. Visitation at the home on Saturday, November 5th from 1 to 3 pm.  Arrangements through  OSTRANDER’S FUNERAL HOME, Tillsonburg.

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MOMS AND TOTS NIGHT OUT

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(Contributed) – “Mom’s Night Out” – Tuesday, November 29, 2011.  At Ontario Early Years Centre,  7 Morrison Drive, St. Thomas, Ontario from 6:00pm-8:00pm. - ”A fun shopping night for moms, moms-to-be, and their friends.  A variety of local vendors will be here to sell their products so bring your wallets!  Something for everyone.  Refreshments and door prizes will also be available.  Admittance is free but guests are welcome to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food bank.  Please call Kim at 519-631-9496 if you have any questions.”

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TUESDAY, Nov. 1/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS:  Host Boys VBall

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-(Wed: EESS Gr. 9s To Work)

-(Thur: Bayham, Malahide Councils)

-(Fri: PERC – Broadway Singers- See Ad)

-(Fri-Sun: Shelley McVittie Art Show- See Ad)

-(Sat: Legion Supper/ Spits Host)

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BRIEF ’EGG-CITEMENT’ ON HALLOWE’EN

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(From Aylmer Police) - “Overall the night was fairly tame.  We had (3) officers and (2) Auxiliary members out on patrol, so police visibility  was great.  A couple calls were received regarding egg purchases.

The only call of note was a disturbance at McDonald’s. Some teenage girls were causing a disturbance inside the business, were asked to leave by staff, and then police were contacted.  An egg was dropped inside and a window was hit with an egg. Officers located the responsible youths in the Municipal Parking Lot.  A quantity of eggs were seized and destroyed by police.  Warnings were issued to (2) Aylmer girls,  age 14, and 15, as well as a 14 yr. old girl from Bayham.  The complainant did not wish to support criminal charges against the youths.”

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EESS SPORTS MONDAY:

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GIRLS BBALL = JR – EESS 43 St Joes 17 (Sr. At StJoes on Wed.)

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AYLMER POLICE REPORT:

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-A 16 year old EESS male student was charged with assault after he touched the arm of another classmate with a hot piece of metal in shop class last week.

-A 19-year old Aylmer male was charged with breaching his probation after he was at EESS after school one day last week.  He fled before Police arrived but was arrested the next day when he appeared in court to answer previous assault charges.

-In Elgin court recently, a 23 year old Aylmer male was found guilty of dangerous driving and drug possession after being stopped by Police in April.  He was given a $400 fine and six months licence suspension for the driving offence and a $300 fine for the possession.

-Also in court, a 31-year old St.Thomas male was found guilty of a breach of probation and given four days in jail, resulting from a Police traffic stop earlier this month. 

-Police are looking for a 26-year old Aylmer male on assault charges after he fled a Fourth Ave. residence early Friday morning. The male had phoned the police and asked for intervention in an alleged dispute between his parents. However, the Police investigation revealed that the son had actually struck his 57-year old mother  in the head with his hand after she tried to halt an argument between the son and his 58-year old father. There were no serious injuries but the mother was taken to hospital. The son fled in a cab to St.Thomas before Police arrived and then neglected to pay his taxi fare as well.

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PARIS – Aylmer Spitfires beat Paris 6-3 here last night – their first two-game winning streak of the year. Aylmer outshot Paris 31-29. Each side took 14 penalties. Curtis Roloson had a hat-trick and Curtis Maracle had 4 assists.

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Period 1
AylmerCurtis Roloson (Curtis Maracle, Scott Walker) 8:52
ParisRyan Morrison (powerplay) (Tyler Eckert) 16:01
Period 2
AylmerRhys Thornton (powerplay) (Eric Nemeth, Mitch Roloson) 7:21
AylmerCurtis Roloson (shorthanded) (Curtis Maracle) 12:34
AylmerCurtis Roloson (powerplay) (Curtis Maracle) 14:55
AylmerCoy Kulich (shorthanded) (Curtis Maracle) 18:33
Period 3
ParisClayton Chalmers (Jeff Hamm) 4:36
AylmerScott Mugford (Rhys Thornton, Coy Kulich) 8:37
ParisIan Fowler (Wade Metz) 10–

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(Information from Mark Wales of Malahide, also a V-P with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture) – “We just finished harvesting hot peppers on October 24 and  finished planting garlic tonight and rye yesterday. Overall the vegetable harvest is completed with the killing frost late last week. Most  crops were done except carrots and onions where harvest is continuing as  market and field conditions permit.

The Soybean harvest is partly complete and is on and off at moisture levels in the 17-18% range when field conditions permit which is not often.Yields have been highly variable depending on too much or too little rain during the growing season although overall there are some good yield reports (somewhat offset by having to take them off on the wet side). Some wheat was planted earlier after Soybeans but it is now getting late to get anymore in. The Corn harvest has begun as field conditions permit with good yields and moisture in the mid to upper 20% range. It is fortunate that prices continue to hold and natural gas is relatively cheap as this crop will need to be dried.”

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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A quiet scene at a local conservation area. (By Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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MONDAY, October 31/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(EESS SPORTS THIS WEEK:  Tues: Host Boys VBall)

-(Wed: EESS Gr. 9s To Work)

-(Thur: Bayham, Malahide Councils)

-(Sat: Legion Supper/ Spits Host)

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SERIOUS CRASH IN MALAHIDE

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KINGSMILL -  Elgin OPP are still investigating the cause of a single vehicle collision which occurred on Saturday  around 6pm. The crash occurred on Glen Colin Line, east of Springwater Rd. in Malahide.  A 2007 Cadillac SUV was being driven by a 63 year old Central Elgin man west on Glen Colin line when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. The vehicle came to rest in a field on the south side. The  driver and lone occupant was extricated from the vehicle and transported to St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  He was later transferred to London Health Sciences Centre due to life threatening injuries.

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EESS SPORTS FRIDAY:

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FOOTBALL = JR – St Joes 29 EESS (4-2) 22; SR - EESS (5-0) 27 St Joes 17

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OBITUARIES:

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Sinden, David Roy - Born in 1948 and died on Oct. 27, of Oakville; Survivors include: brother George (Karen) of Aylmer etc. David was a native of Aylmer, his father Roy died earlier this month. Visitation at Turner and Porter Funeral Home Mississauga on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday November 3, 2011 at 3 p.m.

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Roy Laverne Gibbons of Straffordville,  age 62 years. Survivors include: wife Brenda (nee: Brooks) etc.. Visitation at OSTRANDER’S FUNERAL HOME , Tillsonburg,  on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Roy will be held in Ostrander’s Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 2 p.m.

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ASSAULT CHARGE

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A 38-year old male from a central Aylmer residence was  charged Saturday with three counts of assault and one of mischief following complaints by his 38-year old female partner. The incidents occurred over the past few months – in August following an argument the female was struck in the foot with a broomstick, in September the female had the exterior of her vehicle keyed; in September she was pushed at a friend’s residence and just recently she was pushed while the children were in the home.

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SPLITS FOR SPITS

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Friday, Aylmer lost in Chippewa 8-4 but the Spits defeated Simcoe 3-1 in town Saturday. Aylmer is now 2-7-2. They play in Paris tonight, travel to Grimsby Friday and host Dunnville on Saturday.

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Period 1
ChippawaPatrick Dullen (Mitch Sawatzky) 7:03
AylmerChad Brulotte (powerplay) (Mitch Roloson) 7:13
ChippawaTyler Fisher (Brandon Thomas, Hayden Molen) 9:22
Period 2
AylmerCurtis Roloson (Todd Laurindo, Josh Houston) 0:55
ChippawaMatt Goch (Dalton Riley) 8:31
ChippawaCurtis Sauve (Jason Turcin) 13:14
ChippawaDalton Riley (Brandon Thomas) 15:49
ChippawaDalton Riley (unassisted) 19:18
Period 3
AylmerClint Walker (Curtis Roloson, Scott Walker) 3:37
ChippawaCuran Whincop (powerplay) (Shawn Merza, Adam Quait) 13:28
AylmerBen Shaw (Eric Nemeth) 16:14
ChippawaDalton Riley (shorthanded) (Curtis Sauve, Tyler Fisher) 18:54–SATURDAY:
Period 1
AylmerClint Walker (Curtis Maracle, Curtis Roloson) 9:31
Period 2
AylmerCody Underhill (powerplay) (Mike Lynch) 2:34
Period 3
AylmerCoy Kulich (Brandon Harbour) 11:04
SimcoeSam Barber (Tristan Lysko, Jordan Paton) 15:39

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Still hoping for a date for Hallowe’en!  – Pumpkins in a local field on the weekend. (By Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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FRIDAY, Oct. 28/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Fri-Sat: Aylmer Fair Haunted House (see ad)

-EESS SPORTS – Football at StJoes; Sr 1 pm, Jr 3 pm)

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

-(Sat.: Spits host Simcoe)

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

-(Sat-Sun: Judy Minor Art Show (see ad)

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EESS TO OFSAA FIELD HOCKEY

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EESS will play in the 16-team OFSAA Girls’ Field Hockey championships in Markham next Thursday and Friday. They qualified by capturing the WOSSAA  title, edging Exeter North Huron 3-2 in the final at Medway yesterday. It was their first WOSSAA crown since 1990. They defeated Medway 4-1 in the semi final with goals scored by Holly Scherer (2), Karissa Paterson and Monica Loewen. All 3 goals in the final were scored by Holly Scherer.

Team members are: Amanda Aspden, Kristen Brunsden, Lindsay Dawson, Madison Derrough, Kelsey Duffy, Rashelle Graham, Olivia Haldenby, Sydney Hickey, Hilary Laking, Monica Loewen, Natalie McTaggart, Mikaela Moore, Fiona Murray, Olivia Neukamm, Karissa Paterson, Alyssa Plaquet, Lucy Robinson , Holly Scherer, Sammy Vansevenant, Ashley Waite, Breanna Walker, Tess Ward and Cassandra Young. Coach is Angie Roth.

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EESS SPORTS – CROSS-COUNTRY-  Paul Rochus was East Elgin’s best finisher, placing 10th in Senior Boys, in the WOSSAA championships at Exeter yesterday.

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OBITUARY

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On October 25, 2011 Stephen James Harris (born 1945) of Tillsonburg. Survivors include: brother William Harris (Marsha) of Aylmer etc. . Visitation  at OSTRANDER’S FUNERAL HOME   on Tuesday November 1st, 2011 from 12- 2pm. With a Memorial Service to follow in the chapel at 2p.m.

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“1o,ooo VILLAGES” SALE UPCOMING

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(Contributed) – “The  annual Ten Thousand Villages Handicrafts & Arts Sale, sponsored by Aylmer MCS, will be held  upstairs at the Old Town Hall Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday,  November 15-19. It is a unique and exciting sale of Fair Trade products that support Third World artisans. For information call: 765-3026. ”

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ELGIN BUSINESS SEMINAR:

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(Contributed) – “The Elgin County Conference Series is presenting: Doing Business with the Government.  It is a one-day seminar showcasing business and funding opportunities available to small businesses through all levels of government. It will be held on Wednesday, November 23,  9:00 am – 3:30 pm,  at the New Sarum Diner. The cost is $30 (including HST, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments)

This seminar will give small businesses in Elgin County an opportunity to learn about the process of doing business with the government and applying for funding at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Topics presented will include: the funding application process, funding availability, procurement and purchasing processes, and accessing the market for agricultural producers. Dynamic keynote presentations will be delivered by speakers ranging from successful business owners to ministry representatives. For more information and to register: Visit  www.progressivebynature.com or call 519-631-1460 ext 168.”

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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The Herb Kebbel Conservation Area on Sparta Road offers these fall sights. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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