Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, July 18/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-TriCounty Fastball – Hickson at Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils

 

-Fri. – Aylmer Museum Yard Sale, 9 to 5 (Sat. 9-1)

-Sat-Sun. -Rush Creek Wines’ Christmas in July (see ad)

 

ELGIN HEAT ALERT CONTINUED

 

(Monday) -“The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a HEAT ALERT for Elgin. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to climb into the thirties resulting in humidex readings in the low forties. These values are expected to continue for the next several days.”

 

 

ST.THOMAS MENS FASTBALL TUE.:

 

Morpeth 2 at Springfield 10 (8-8)

Last Week:

-Springfield 8 Glencoe 4

-Springfield 14 Glanworth 8

-Alvinston 4 Springfield 0

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Unich, Dusan “Daniel”; of Terrace Lodge Aylmer, passed away Tuesday, in his 94th year. Survivors include: wife Betty Unich etc. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am at the Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas.

 

-Rankin, Richard Lee; of Tillsonburg, passed away Monday, aged 45 yr. Survivors include: sister-in-law Brenda Gibbons of Straffordville etc. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Thursday, from 7: p.m. to 9: p.m. A private service will be held later.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER TUE.: 

 

-Southwold at Aylmer FC (6-4-1) – NR

-West Elgin forfeit over Aylmer Rampage (2-6-2)

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“AYLMER CHILD KILLED”

 

PORT RYERSE – Two-year-old Charity Klassen of Aylmer died after being struck by a vehicle at Triple C Bible Camp in Port Ryerse about 10 am Saturday. The camp is located just south of Simcoe on Lake Erie. Saturday was Family Day at the Triple C (Christ Centred Camping) facility. Police say the child was treated at the scene by Norfolk County paramedics before being transported to Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe where she succumbed to her injuries. As a result of the investigation no charges are being pursued..

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL LAST WEEK:

 

-Tillsonburg 10 Pt Burwell (2-8) 7

-Burgessville 11 Pt. Burwell 1

 

 

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WED., July 17/13

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THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish today.

 

HYDRO OUTAGE IN AYLMER

 

(Information on yesterday’s hydro outage in Aylmer is from Tim Stafford of HydroOne.) – “The cause was a feeder fault on a St. Thomas feeder from Edgeware Station. Heat and loading were the key issues. It was out approximately one hour. The Edgeware distribution station feeds half of Aylmer.”

 

ELGIN HEAT ALERT

 

(CONTINUED) – “The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a HEAT ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to climb into the thirties resulting in humidex readings in the low forties. These values are expected to continue for the next several days.”

 

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TUESDAY, July 16/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Southwest Soccer – Southwold at Aylmer FC, 7pm, EESS

-St.Thomas Fastball – Morpeth at Springfield, 8:30 pm

 

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball – Hickson at Pt. Burwell, 8pm

-Thu. -Bayham, Malahide Councils

 

 

2PM – HYDRO OUT IN SOUTH AYLMER

 

Hydro One Site reports that 6000 customers are without power currently in St.Thomas and south Aylmer. The outage occurred about 1:30; power is expected to be restored by 5 pm. North Aylmer appears to be unaffected.

 

 

COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS MONDAY:

 

(By Bill Murch)

-Presentation of the 2012 Town of Aylmer Financial Report. There was a healthy increase of $1.7 million in terms of financial assets. The town debt decreased by $900,00 to $2.1 million in 2012.

 

-The Library Building Committee was dissolved as it has fulfilled its mandate. A new library committee will be struck for the next stage once staff have completed their report on financing options.

 

-The Town will proceed with painting the exterior of the Old Town Hall and Town Hall facilities. An inspection of the Old Town Hall slate roof will be carried out to determine if any repairs are necessary.

 

ALSO:

Council made the following decision at its July 2 meeting re-a request from the Farmers’ Market: “That the following actions be taken with respect to the Report from the Director of Operations about the request from the organizers of the “Farmers’ Market” to waive the insurance requirements: That Council denies the request.”

 

 

ELGIN HEAT ALERT

 

(CONTINUED) – “The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a HEAT ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to climb into the thirties resulting in humidex readings in the low forties. These values are expected to continue for the next several days.”

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“ANOTHER ELGIN HEAT ALERT”

 

“The fifth heat alert of the summer of 2012 has been issued for Elgin by the Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh. It began Sunday, July 13 and is based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada that humidex levels will likely climb beginning Sunday with readings reaching into the low forties. It is predicted that the heat and humidity will peak on Wednesday.”

 

 

SPLASHPAD IN BALMORAL PARK:

 

The Splashpad in Balmoral Park is making progress – hoping to be completed by mid-August. (View looking northeast from the Pool). (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

NEW MUSEUM EXHIBIT TOMORROW

 

(Contributed) – “The Aylmer-Malahide Museum and Archives is presenting a brand new exhibit: ‘Advertising – Promoting the Product, Brand & Business from 1870-1950’ beginning tomorrow. The Museum is open Tues. – Sat. from 9am-5pm.

As well, the Museum is hosting its annual Museum Sale – selling de-accessioned items including Antiques, Collectibles, Books, Paper and Textiles – on Friday July 19 from 9-5 and Saturday July 20 from 9-1. Cash Only. The Museum is located at 14 East St. For information, call 519-773-9723.”

 

 

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MONDAY, July 15/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council; 3:30

 

-Tue. -Southwest Soccer – Southwold at Aylmer FC, 7pm, EESS

-Tue. -St.Thomas Fastball – Morpeth at Springfield, 8:30 pm

-Thu. -TriCounty Fastball – Hickson at Pt. Burwell, 8pm

 

 

BELMONT MAN IS FATALITY

 

A 19 year old Belmont man, Erik Rivard, was killed Wednesday around 6 pm on Manning Drive, west of Old Victoria Road, in London when his vehicle, travelling east on Manning, left the highway and collided with a tree.

 

 

ELGIN HEAT ALERT

 

“The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a HEAT ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to climb into the thirties resulting in humidex readings in the low forties. These values are expected to continue for the next several days.”

 

 

THURSDAY AYLMER BLOOD CLINIC:

 

The Sirens For Life blood donor clinic in Aylmer last Thursday collected 133 units of blood – the goal was 120 units.  Members of the local fire, police and emergency departments were special guests and 25 responded to donate blood. Pictured here are: left, Aylmer Fire Chief  Sam Taylor and Aylmer Police Sgt. Paul Lawrence. (Contributed)

 

 

BEACH POSTINGS: 

 

The only beach that was tested by the Elgin St.Thomas Health Unit as being unsuitable for swimming last week as a result of high levels of bacterial contamination was Port Burwell Provincial Park Beach.

 

 

STRAFFORDVILLE CHURCH RELOCATING

 

(The Straffordville Evangelical Missionary Church church recently informed Bayham Council of their intention to put up a new building. Information is from pastor Richard Klassen) – “Our present meeting place is 2 km. south of Straffordville on Plank Road. Our Sunday morning attendance is in the 100 – 125 range. The new location will be in the town of Straffordville beside the fire hall.

We are building because: 1. Our present sanctuary is often full although generally it is still adequate for most Sunday services. 2. We have no satisfactory space for enjoying meals together. 3. We need Sunday School classroom space. We have not yet set a date for building construction to begin but it will not likely be for a couple of years.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

-July 8, 2013, Station #3,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 8, 2013, Station #1, Blair Drive, Alarm Malfunction

– July 8, 2013, Station #2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 9, 2013, Station #2,  Conservation Line, Medical Assist

– July 10, 2013, Station #1, Imperial Road, Alarm Malfunction

– July 10, 2013, Station #4, Wilson Line, Medical Assist

– July 12, 2013, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 12, 2013, Station #4, Ron McNeil Line, Medical Assist

– July 15, 2013, Station #1, Springwater Road, Burn complaint

– July 14, 2013, Station #3,  College Line, Medical Assist

 

 

TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA TODAY:

 

Among items on Aylmer Council’s agenda today are:

-awarding of contract for exterior painting of the Old Town Hall and the town hall

-awarding of contract for slate roof repairs on the Old Town Hall

 

 

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THURSDAY, July 11/13

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Friday

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Blood Donor Clinic, 2:30-7:30 pm at EEC Complex

 

-Sun. – St.Thomas Fastball – Glencoe at Springfield, 2pm

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30

 

 

 

CHATEAU GARDENS ALSO DID VIDEO

 

(The Chateau Gardens staff in Aylmer, similar to Terrace Lodge staff, also produced a music video involving staff and residents – Information is from Deb Hoshal, Program and Support Services Manager) – “The video was taped by myself with video editing by Skyler Robinson, who volunteered his time for his high school community hours. We did this video to have some fun after the many months of construction. It was a way of uniting our residents, family, staff, construction staff etc. together.

 

We picked this song (Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen) because it was popular and lots of fun. We started in January and the video was completed by the beginning of March. Many of the residents had never heard this song before but still were eager to participate in the video. It was a little harder to convince the staff of their singing and acting talents.”

 

 

 

ELGIN TOURISM CONTEST

 

(Contributed) – “This summer, Elgin County Economic Development and Tourism is running a ‘Head South to Elgin’s Ports’ contest to encourage visitors to discover the area’s scenic ports. The contest will run from July 4 – August 31. Entrants have the opportunity to win one of three Getaway Prize Packages each with an approximate value of $400.

 

One Prize package is Live Theatre Tickets, Restaurant and Ice Cream Gift Certificates, Train Ride Passes, Two Rounds of Golf, Wine Gift Package and Landscape Supplies; A Second Prize is an Overnight Stay with Breakfast, Restaurant and Brewery Gift Certificates, Live Theatre Tickets, and Fresh Pies and a Third Package is an Overnight stay with Breakfast, Restaurant, Spa and Shopping Gift Certificates and Submarine Passes.

 

Entrants go online at www.facebook.com/elgincounty and complete the entry form. At the end of the contest period, contest entries will be eligible to be entered into a random draw. The contest is open to all residents of Canada and the United States who are of the age of majority in their province, territory or state of residence. For more information about the Head South to Elgin’s Ports contest and full contest rules visit www.elgintourist.com, www.facebook.com/elgincounty or call (519) 631-1460 ext. 168.

 

 

WAR OF 1812-4 DISPLAY AT LIBRARY

 

The Aylmer Library has a display put on by the Elgin County Museum  entitled “The Elgin County War of 1812″ as part of the bicentennial War of 1812-4 celebrations. It is here until July 24. (Contributed)

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(From Aylmer Police) – Last Wednesday a 43-year old Aylmer man was charged with dangerous driving and impaired driving after he allegedly rammed his car twice into a utility trailer in a dispute with its 37 year old male owner on South St. west about 5:30 pm. Police were called after a report of two men fighting in a driveway.

 

 

 

REMINDER: BLOOD CLINIC TODAY

 

(Contributed) – “Make an appointment to donate blood (see ad) by booking online at www.blood.ca or by calling 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236 6283). Walk-ins are welcome. Do you belong to local police, fire or EMS?  Participate in our Sirens for Life Campaign today and donate blood on behalf of your local group!”

 

 

 

NEW AYLMER RESTAURANT

 

(Contributed) – “In February 2009, Sliders, founded by two brothers, opened its doors in Etobicoke. Sliders has now expanded and opened its doors in Aylmer, at 115 Talbot St. west (corner of Myrtle) with its grand opening on June 19.

 

Sliders specializes in good old-fashioned burgers and mini (“Slider”) burgers derived from Grandma’s secret recipe. The fries are fresh cut from potatoes grown at a neighboring potato farm.  Sliders also serves Hot Dogs, Chicken Burgers (made from fresh chicken breast), Paninis, Salads, Onion Rings, Poutine, Sweet Potato Fries and Shaw’s Ice Cream. Hours are: Monday – Saturday from 11am – 8pm.  Phone: 519-773-2145

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“TWO CHILDREN DROWN AT PT. BURWELL”

 

Port Burwell – Two siblings drowned but a third was rescued from the main beach (east) here around 4 pm Friday afternoon, July 13. David Harder 7 and his sister Lisa, 10, of Glen Meyer, were swimming with 6 other family members  when they disappeared beneath wavy waters. A 19 year old family member managed to rescue a nine year old sibling who also was in difficulty. Emergency crews found one child quickly. But the second child was not located for an hour after a human chain was formed. Police said the children could not swim and were not wearing lifejackets.

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, July 10/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -Blood Donor Clinic, 2:30-7:30 pm at EEC Complex

-Sun. – St.Thomas Fastball – Glencoe at Springfield, 2pm

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Matthewman, Dorothy Mary(nee Brewster), of Windsor, on Tuesday, aged 88 years. Survivors include: husband The Venerable Dr. Ronald Matthewman (who was a rector previously at Trinity Anglican Church in Aylmer) and three children etc.. Visitation  at the Anderson Funeral Home, Windsor on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  and for a hour prior to the funeral service at the Church of the Ascension, Windsor, on Friday,  at 11:00 a.m.

 

-Moore, Marilyn J. (Lyons); of Belmont, on Monday, aged 72 years. Survivors include: husband Peter, son Michael (Trudy) Moore, brother in law Jim Moore (Elsie), all of Belmont etc.. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at Belmont United Church, Friday,  at 2:30 p.m.

 

-Wilkinson, Gertrude; of Courtland, passed away Monday, in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Stanley Herron (1958) and Rev. Victor Wilkinson (2009). Survivors include: son Ross (Deb) Herron of Aylmer etc.. Visitation Friday from 3-5 pm and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg. The Funeral Service will be held at Courtland United Church on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER LAST WEEK:

 

-Mt. Brydges 3 Aylmer Rampage (2-5-2) 1

 

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL LAST WEEK:

 

-Sweaburg 5 Pt. Burwell (2-6) 1

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“OPC 50th CEREMONY”

 

“The Ontario Police College, Aylmer, will hold a special ceremony on July 12 to celebrate 50 years of operation. The opening of the OPC was actually announced on July 12. 1962. Thursday’s  event will begin at 1:30 pm in the Drill Hall – the public is invited. Key speakers will be Chris Bentley, Ontario Minister of Energy, and Steve Tanner, Kingston, President of the Ontario Chiefs of Police. Current recruits will have a March On and will be inspected by Minister Bentley. There will be a Pipe Band and a video on the history of the OPC. A time capsule will also be unveiled, although not sealed until contributions have been finalized from the current class. The OPC is also planning a fall event which will include an Open House.”

 

 

 

ST.THOMAS MENS FASTBALL TUE.:

 

-Glanworth at Springfield (5-7) – NR

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 9/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-St.Thomas Mens’ Fastball – Glanworth at Springfield, 8:30pm

 

-Thu. – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex; 2:30-7:30 pm

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Dalby, Harold George, of Tillsonburg and formerly of Brownsville, passed away on Monday, aged 89 yr.. He was born in Corinth, was a veteran of WW II, and was a farmer since 1960 in the Springfield and Brownsville areas. Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg; the funeral  service will be at there at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

DAVENPORT STUDENT EARNS TVDSB AWARD

 

(From TVDSB) = “On June 11, twenty-one elementary students were recognized for their writing skills at the 35th annual TVDSB Lawson Literary Awards. The awards encourage students in Grades 7 and 8 to research and write about a Canadian topic of interest.

 

One recipient was Avril Murray, a Grade 8 student at Davenport Public School. Her award noted: ‘Her creative submission provides a series of diary entries written by young Canadians on April 18th – the date of the Murray’s birthday – to highlight such key points in history as the birth and growth of a nation from Confederation through the First World War, the women’s suffrage movement and the Great Depression.’  The award for each student consists of $100, an award plaque and a bound copy of all Lawson Award winning entries.”

 

 

 

A.C.T. MINI-PLAY IN PARK JULY 22

 

(Contributed) – “The Aylmer Community Theatre’s ‘Minifest Troupe’ will present ‘The Triumphant Embarrassment of Willy Last’ on Monday July 22 at Palmer Bandshell at 8 pm as a prelude to its entry in the WODL competition in Embro on July 27. The play last forty minutes, those attending need to bring lawnchairs, and there is no charge.

 

 

 

DONATION TO ELGIN SHELTER

 

(Contributed) – “Violence Against Women Services Elgin County and the St. Thomas and Elgin Home Builders Association announced a generous gift of $10,000 from the Association yesterday in support of a new home for Women’s Place.”

 

 

 

EEC COMPLEX CHILD DAY CAMPS

 

(Contributed) – “The EEC Complex is running Summer Youth Day camps from 8 am to 5pm weekdays from July 8 to August 2 for children aged 6‐12. Cost is $20 per day. Participation includes  Public Skating and Roller Skating each day it is offered. The camps  feature sports, games, and weekly themes  ie. July 8 – Science, July 14 – Minute to Win it, July – 22 Music and July 29  -Nature. Registration is required one week in advance. For more info contact EECC at 519-773-5631 or go to www.eastelgincommunitycomplex.ca  or email: admin@eastelgincommunitycomplex.ca

 

 

 

AYLMER RECYCLING UP IN YEAR ONE

 

(Information from Rod Tapp, Director of Operations for Aylmer) – Recently a summary of the first year of the new recycling program in town was presented to Aylmer Council (from May/12 to May/13).  It showed that there was a 55 percent increase in blux box recyclable materials in its first year of operation and a fourteen percent decrease in the amount of garbage collection. The Town of Aylmer’s “Residential Blue Box Diversion Rate” would be estimated at 22.36% up from 12.3% of a year ago and slightly above the provincial average of 21.9% for the “Municipal Grouping – Small Urban”.

 

Reminder notes: Each residential unit is permitted a total of three (3) bags of garbage once weekly of which one bag can be yard waste. Any garbage bag over the above noted limits must have a bag tag attached to the neck of the bag. Bag tags may be purchased ($2.00 per tag / no expiry date) at the Municipal office. Empty Paint cans and pizza boxes free of food debris are recyclable but coffee cups and light bulbs and hazardous and electronic waste are not.

 

 

 

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MONDAY, July 8/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tue. – St.Thomas Mens’ Fastball – Glanworth at Springfield, 8:30pm

-Thu. – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-De Bruyn, Louis; of Tillsonburg, on Friday, aged 90 yr.. Survivors include: wife Jeanne (Van Mieghem) De Bruyn; daughter Mary (Ed) Ens of Straffordville etc.. Visitation at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg today from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The funeral service is on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– July 3, 2013, Station #4,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 3, 2013, Station #4, Wilson Line, Medical Assist

– July 4, 2013, Station #4,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 4, 2013, Station #2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 7, 2013, Station #1,  Dexter Line, Medical Assist

 

 

 

AYLMER POOL STAFF

 

(Contributed) – “Staff at the Aylmer Pool this summer consists of: Kristi Knight, Sr. Head Guard, Katie Knight  Jr. Head Guard, Paul Rochus, Meaghan Bebelaar, Sam Smith, and Deanna Bak  Head Guards; Instructors, Lifeguards – James Smith, Julie Toth, Stevie Blankenship, Meaghan Ormerod, Kenzie Bonnett, Alexa Johnson, Sydney Watson, Amy Reymer; Assistant Water Safety Instructors Ian Mantel, Riley Harbour, Ben Johnson, Abigail Reid, Stephanie Nesbitt and Rebecca Neufeld.

There will be three free public swims sponsored by Tim Hortons – July 18th  7 – 8:30,  Aug 5th 1:30 – 4:00 and Aug. 17th  7 – 8:30 pm.

 

 

 

AYLMER EMERG. STAFF AT BLOOD CLINIC

 

(Contributed) – “Aylmer men and women in uniform (as well as their family/friends) have been given a special invitation to donate blood as well as the usual members of the community at this Thursday’s bi-montly blood donor clinic at the EEC Complex from 2:30 to 7:30 pm.

 

So far we have representatives from the Aylmer Police Department coming in during the afternoon and evening to give blood. The Aylmer Fire Department is sending a group of 20 in the evening.  The Ontario Police College hopes to send a group in the afternoon. Aylmer EMS (Thames EMS) is promoting this to their staff members as well as the OPP detachment covering Elgin County. We have also reached out to the Bayham and Malahide volunteer fire departments.

 

If anyone wants to arrange a group to come in they can contact kristen.ungar@blood.ca or they can book individual appointments at www.blood.ca or walk in the day of the clinic.”

 

 

 

NEW TERRACE LODGE VIDEO

 

(Information on the new Terrace Lodge music video from Michelle Denniss, recreationist for Terrace Lodge:) “I led the production of the video, but the whole recreation team contributed. There were also many other PSW’s and Terrace Lodge staff that helped. Elliot Fryer was the videographer and editor.

 

After viewing the videos that Waverly Mansion and Chateau Gardens did to “Call Me Maybe”, we really wanted to do one at Terrace Lodge. I chose the song “End of the Line” because I thought it spoke honestly about the choice we have to live life meaningfully and joyfully all the way through no matter what chapter we’re in. The song really speaks to the human spirit in accepting the hand we’re dealt and playing it the best we can..

 

We started filming on the 10th of April and we were done inside of 6 weeks. We contacted Warner Chapel music who own the song “End of the Line” to get their permission. We are also very appreciative of the Elgin County Council’s support of the video.

 

The lady with the cane taps passers-by all the time. The lady who is holding the elevator for the staff to porter the other residents does that daily as well. We tried to capture as many natural moments as we could. The lady playing the pink guitar was game to have her hair died purple for the line “purple haze.” To view the video go to the link http://youtu.be/XbEgghqvf2Y

 

 

 

RECENT VIENNA FLOODING

 

(Information from Kyle Kruger, Bayham Administrator) –  Bayham, particularly in the southern portion, experienced an extreme rainfall event on Thursday, June 27th.  Precipitation also continued well into June 28th. In certain locations it exceeded the capacity of storm sewer systems and/or the outlets were too high to allow for such storm sewers to drain (in regard to Vienna, we of course need to remember that there are areas within the defined floodplain that will be affected when there are heavy rains).

 

Aside from some issues with debris washing to catch basins, it appears that existing storm sewers did function, and areas drained as capacity allowed. Public Works and Water/Wastewater staff were active throughout keeping drains cleared and responding to areas/roads experiencing flooding. Over a number of days, staff continued clean-up of a number of flooded areas, including road and road shoulder washouts. We had some roads and abutting yards flooded, but we are not aware of any homes flooded in the Vienna area directly related to any storm sewer issues.”

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, July 5/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Chateau Gardens New Wing Open House, 2-4 pm

 

-Next Thu. – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex

 

 

 

PT.BURWELL MAN GUILTY ARMED ROBBERY

 

LONDON – Jeffrey Ysebert, 32, of Port Burwell, pleaded guilty in London court yesterday to the armed robbery a year ago of $500000 at the James Poag Jewellery store in Strathroy. He actually pleaded guilty to nine charges including stealing a car from a London car dealership, stealing a pickup truck from a St. Marys car dealership, two counts of gasoline theft,  and an armed robbery of a London convenience store.

 

With their faces masked, two men entered the jewellery store during store hours on June 4 and began smashing show cases with a crowbar and then took diamonds and diamond rings. The men left the store and fled in a  pickup truck stolen earlier in the day in Komoka.

 

Ysebert had previously been spotted on surveillance video stealing gas from a Husky gas station and a Petro-Can gas station, both in London. The Mac’s Milk armed robbery was on May 19. He was arrested in Pt. Burwell a week after the jewellery store theft. Ysebert is to be sentenced August 14.

 

 

 

LOCAL BEACHES GOOD

 

(Information from Elgin Health Unit) – As of July 5 none of the following beaches – Springwater, Port Bruce, Port Burwell, and Port Burwell Provincial Park – tested as having high levels of bacterial contamination.

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(From the Aylmer Police) – “A week ago Wednesday about 2:30 pm, a 28 year old London woman was charged with failing to yield the right of way after an accident at John and Sydenham streets. The woman’s car proceeded from a stop at Sydenham into the intersection on John and struck a southbound car on John driven by an Aylmer woman.

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Emmett, Paula; of Vancouver, on Wednesday, in her 66th year. Survivors include: mother Irene Emmett of London etc..  Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at Orwell Cemetery. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home.

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK


“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  (On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, and Mary Jane’s.)

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, July 4/13

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri. -Chateau Gardens New Wing Open House, 2-5 pm

-Next Thu. – Blood Donor Clinic at EEC Complex

 

 

 

CALTON FIRE

 

(Information from Malahide Fire Chief Paul Groeneveld) – On Sunday about 12:30 pm, just east of Calton, a single dwelling, ranch house, caught fire. It started in the basement and was confined there. Twenty five firefighters from all four stations were on the scene for about 7 hours. Damage was estimated at about $200,000. One firefighter was  treated for exhaustion on the scene. The cause was a portable battery charger. Smoke alarms were in the house and working and notified the occupants.

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Crevits, Pierre Louis, of R.2 Vienna, on Tuesday, aged 82. Survivors include: wife Maria Theresa (Logghe) Crevits; son Brian (Susan) Crevits of Vienna etc.. Visitation today from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg. The funeral service will be at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Langton Friday, at 10:00 a.m.

 

-Jibson, William George, of St. Thomas, passed away Tuesday, in his 64th year. Survivors include: sister Joan Jibson of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, St. Thomas Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, St. Thomas on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

-Smith, Marguerite (Killough Anger); of Aylmer and formerly of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, in her 86th year. Wife of the late Charles Morrison Smith (2006). Survivors include: children John (Bonnie) Anger, Carl Anger, Carrol (Ray) Peters, Charlotte Lippold, Debbie (Ron) Clunas, Shirley (Kerry) Locke and Julie (Paul) Bogart etc.. Visitation at Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 11:00 am.

 

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL THIS WEEK

 

At Aylmer Council’s meeting Tuesday, the following motions were passed:

 

-Approval of a new subdivision off Anne Street (by Ora-Et-Labora Inc. (Harry Van Gurp) in the west quadrant of the town lying west of Caverly Road and south of Anne Street West (just west of Heritage Place Nursing Home) to consist of 12 residential lots and a new street.

-Approval of the appointment of John Maddox of JGM Consulting to break the EEC Complex Review deadlock between Aylmer and Malahide Councils. (Malahide Council in a special meeting on Tuesday passed a similar motion.)

-Approval of a request to ask the County of Elgin to consider providing a $400,000 interest-free loan for the purpose of building a new library. (The recorded vote is 5-1 with only Co. John Vandemeersch opposed.)

 

 

 

LOCAL CROPS UPDATE

 

(Information from Dick Saarloos of Berryhill Farms north of Aylmer) – “The strawberries are almost done. We had an average crop this year – the amount of rain was a factor. Raspberries, apples and peaches look good. The corn is slow – again too much precipitation this spring so far.”

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK

 

“JULY 4-7, 2012 – HEAT ALERT”

 

“The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued the fourth Heat Alert in 2012 for Elgin County. Based on the predicted forecast by Environment Canada temperatures are expected to climb into the low and mid thirties combined with a humidex advisory on Wednesday and is likely to last into late Saturday. There is also the possibility that the Air Quality Index for the Elgin County area may change from moderate to poor on Wednesday, thereby exacerbating the situation.”

 

 

 

OFFICIAL OJIBWA CEREMONY SAT.

 

(Contributed) – “The official ceremony to mark the opening of HMCS Ojibwa is scheduled for Saturday, July 6 at 10:30 am.  About 60 or more submariners participating from all across Canada and representing Ojibwa’s full career from 1965 to 1998 are expected to attend. There is limited seating for non-invited guests, however the public is welcome to attend, bring their own chairs and watch the ceremony from the areas to the east and south of the site.”

 

 

 

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