Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, December 1st/11

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Hosts Girls V-Ball

-Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils

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-(Fri.: Legion  Turkey Raffle,  7 p.m.)

-(Sat: – Al Simmons at OTH Theatre (see ad) )

-(Sat – Parades = Springfield 1 pm; Pt Burwell 6:30;  Sunday – Belmont  6 pm)

-(Sat – Spits host/ *Sun – Spits host, 7 pm)

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AYLMER PARADE ON TV

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Eastlink will televise last Saturday’s Aylmer Christmas Parade. Said Ron Mervis, Eastlink Regional Manager, Aylmer, “Due to timing and resources issues EastLink TV was not able to provide live coverage of the Aylmer Santa Claus Parade this year as we have in the past. However, with the assistance of the Aylmer Kinsmen Club and East Elgin Secondary School we are able to provide delayed coverage of the parade.

The parade can be seen on EastLink TV as follows: Friday, Dec. 9 @ 8 pm,  Sunday, Dec. 11 @ 2 pm,  and Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ 8 pm. EastLink TV is currently recruiting for a Full-Time Assistant Producer for the Aylmer/Simcoe area and fully expects to provide live coverage of the parade again next year.”

Concerning future productions, he added: “We are currently evaluating all our opportunities on a case by case basis so we might stop doing some things that we have done in the past, continue to do them or start doing some new things in the area. We are committed to the Aylmer area and EastLink TV is an important part of our commitment.”

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AYLMER CRASH

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A 19-year old Aylmer man was charged with careless driving recently when his pickup truck hit a tree as he was turning into a driveway on Maple Street.

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GLANBROOK 4 AYLMER 1

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GLANBROOK – The Spitfires were defeated 4-1 here last night in Niagara Junior C action. Cory Kulich scored for Aylmer. This weekend Aylmer has two home games – Saturday vs  Simcoe and Sunday vs. Dundas.

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AYLMER POLICE TO CURFEW YOUTHS

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(Due to a rash of minor crimes at late hours by suspected youth vandals, Aylmer Police will enforce a curfew on under 16s after midnight. Chief Andre Reymer provided the following information:)

“Sections 79(5) &(6) of the Family & Children’s Services Act gives police the authority to “apprehend” unaccompanied  16 yearr old persons as we deem them to be in need of protection. We will take them to an appropriate place of safety (usually home). We apprehend them for their own good, unless we find them committing a crime.  The law says:  No parent of a child less than sixteen years of age shall permit the child to, (a) loiter in a public place between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.; or (b) be in a place of public entertainment between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., unless the parent accompanies the child or authorizes a specified individual eighteen years of age or older to accompany the child.

Police may take a child home or to place of safety: Where a child who is actually or apparently less than sixteen years of age is in a place to which the public has access between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. and is not accompanied by a person described in clause,  a peace officer may apprehend the child without a warrant.”

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EESS SPORTS WED.:

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- BOYS HOCKEY – EESS 1 PCI 1

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MORE AYLMER PARADE PHOTOS:

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The Catholic Youth float in Saturday's parade (Photo by Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

 

The Optimist Club float in Saturday's parade (Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

 

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30/11

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Erie Thames Public Meeting, 7 pm, OTH Theatre

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-(Thur: – EESS Hosts Girls V-Ball)

-(Thurs: Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils)

-(Fri.: Legion  Turkey Raffle,  7 p.m.)

-(Sat: – Al Simmons at OTH Theatre (see ad) )

-(Sat – Parades = Springfield 1 pm; Pt Burwell 6:30;  Sunday – Belmont  6 pm)

-(Sat – Spits host/ *Sun – Spits host, 7 pm)

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AYLMER FLOODING TODAY:

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The ball diamond and soccer field at Steen Park were still flooded this morning after yesterday's heavy rains. Aylmer also received its first dusting of snow today. The CCCA flood warning for the Catfish is still in effect today. (kb) (CLICK)

 

More flooding today west of the Myrtle St. Bridge.(Photo by Michael Krahn) (CLICK)

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OBITUARIES:

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VEIT, Mrs. Mary Alice - on Sunday, in Simcoe, aged 96 years. Mary and her husband, the Late Lloyd Victor Veit (1974) founded Fernlea Flowers in Delhi, Ontario in 1939. Arrangements through Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi.

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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– November 21, 2011, Station # 2,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist.

– November 21, 2011, Station # 1,  Vienna Line, Medical Assist.

– November 23, 2011, Station # 4, Ron McNeil Line,  Medical Assist.

- November 23, 2011, Station #3,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist.

- November 25, 2011, Station # 3, 10578 Springwater Rd, Burn Complaint

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BAD GIRLS NOVICE HOCKEY:

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(Contributed) – “We had another successful weekend. We played against Petrolia in Aylmer  Saturday and won 6-1. On Sunday we travelled to Sarnia and won 3-0.”

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BAYHAM AWARDS WRITE-UPS:

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(Contributed by Bayham Twp. Office) – “Our 2011 Citizen of the Year is described as a “regular participant in a large number of community groups and organizations that all work toward the betterment of Bayham as a place to live and to visit”.  He is the founder of the Otter Valley Naturalists, an organization that has contributed greatly to the recognition of Port Burwell as a site for rare birds.  The work of the group is bringing positive coverage to our community and visitors through the development of his property known as “Monarch Landing”.  Our Citizen is working hard to contribute to the beautification and civic pride of our community. As chosen by his peers, our 2011 Citizen of the Year is Port Burwell’s Ron Allensen

Our Youth Volunteer is described as an “upstanding junior member of our community”.  She is “always more than willing to help whenever needed and takes her dedication to her community very seriously”.  Even though she has completed her high school community hours requirement, she continues to volunteer throughout the year.  She has helped with the Watermelon Fest fundraising, setup and assisted on the day as the emcee.  She is described as the very definition of Youth Volunteer and is excellent representation for the position. Our Youth Volunteer Award goes to Richmond resident,  Amanda Giesbrecht.”

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“AYLMER MUSEUM TRILLIUM GRANT”

AYLMER – (Information provided by Museum Curator Pat Zimmer) – “The Aylmer and District Museum received a $30,000 Trillium Grant Saturday presented by Steve Peters, M.P.P. for Middlesex Elgin, for the installation of a handicapped entrance, washroom and updated single washroom within the confines of the existing two current and separate washrooms. This funding allows the Museum to promote their facility as handicapped accessible and meet the regulations for public buildings to be handicapped accessible by January 1, 2012.  No matter our future with this building, the legislation deadline played a key factor in the Board’s wish to provide a facility for individuals and groups who require this feature.  The Museum sought three local quotes for the construction and awarded the project to Keith Hunt Construction of Aylmer.  The washrooms will be ready in time for the Museum’s opening in March of 2011.”

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TUESDAY, Nov. 29/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-(Wed. – Erie Thames Public Meeting, 7 , OTH Theatre)

-(Thur: – EESS Hosts GirlsV-Ball)

-(Fri.: Legion  Turkey Raffle,  7 p.m.)

-(Sat: – Al Simmons at OTH Theatre (see ad) )

-(Sat – Parades = Springfield 1 pm; Pt Burwell 6:30;  Sunday – Belmont  6 pm)

-(Sat – Spits host/ *Sun – Spits host, 7 pm)

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CATFISH CREEK FLOOD ADVISORY

(Issued by Peter Dragunas of the CCC Authority at 1 pm)

 “This is an ADVISORY, that should rainfall patterns intensify, circumstances may deteriorate and flooding could take place in low-lying areas of the watershed. Heavy rain is forecast with rainfall totals possibly reaching 50 to 60mm in many areas by this evening.  The Catfish Creek watershed is forecast to receive up to 60mm of rain, through today, tonight and into Wednesday morning…. Ground conditions are already soaked due to rain received over the past weekend.

Potentially hazardous circumstances may exist.. At the present, no serious flooding is anticipated within the watershed… CCCA staff is monitoring the situation and will provide updates as necessary. People are warned to stay away from ditches, streams, rivers and ponds as the combination of slippery banks and fast-flowing water is very dangerous.  Parents in particular are urged to keep children away from floodplain areas….This advisory will remain in effect for the next 48 hours.”

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EESS SPORTS MONDAY:

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GIRLS HOCKEY = EESS 8 PCI 0

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UPDATE: EESS PLAY – CHRISTMAS CAROL

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(Information from co-Director teacher Narda Robbins) – “We have about 45 kids in the cast.  Adam McBurney and myself are co-directing. Keith Falconer is Production manager. Karen Horeth is Producing.  Two new staff, Ceris Thomas and Trevor Hiepleh are doing dance, music and tech. We picked this show over a year ago – it is not as sombre as the drama – it is more light and upbeat since it is a musical. We drove to Hamilton to see it at a professional theatre -Theatre Aquarius. It was fantastic! We have recorded music from New York to accompany the kids.”

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PARADE MAY STILL BE ON TV

According to Kinsmen Blart Versenwaldt and Todd Suffel, Eastlink was unable to televise Saturday’s Aylmer Christmas Parade as they were “in the process of recruiting staff for EastLink TV in the Aylmer/Simcoe area and presently do not have the resources” The Kinsmen then contacted EESS and they decided to take on the project of taping the parade as a media studies project each year – starting with Saturday’s. Presently the tape is being reformatted for airing on Eastlink, hopefully by the end of the week. 

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MORE PARADE PHOTOS:

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A band played on the AEMM Church float in Saturday's Aylmer parade. (Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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Some hockey players on the AMHA float in the Santa parade (Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

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CHARITY GUN EVENT AT AYLMER 

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(Information on this past weekend’s Charity Gun Competition, at the club east of Aylmer, is from East Elgin Sportsmens’ Association President John Evers) – “This was the 6th annual EESA Charity IPSC Handgun match. We had 75 competitors from Ottawa to Windsor at this year’s match. Total donation to Prostate Cancer Canada will be $2180. The event centered on IPSC which is the International Practical Shooting Confederation. EESA member Jeremy Braam came in second in Production Division. Past donation recipients have included: 2006 EESS Drama Dept.,  2007 EESS Drama Dept., 2008 Josh Clarke Respirator Fund,  2009 Breast Cancer Foundation, 2010 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Comments on the match were very positive with some saying that it was the best Indoor match in Ontario for years.”

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LATE MONDAY

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A band in Saturday’s Aylmer Parade
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MONDAY, Nov. 28/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS Host Girls Hockey vs, PCI

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-(Wed. – Erie Thames Public Meeting, 7 , OTH Theatre)

-(Thur: – EESS Hosts GirlsV-Ball)

-(Fri.: Legion Annual Turkey Raffle,  7 p.m.)

-(Sat: – Al Simmons at OTH Theatre (see ad) )

-(Sat – Springfield 1; Pt Burwell 6:30;  Sunday – Belmont  6 pm =Parades)

-(Sat – Spits host/ Sun – Spits host, 7 pm)

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SATURDAY’s AYLMER PARADE:

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Apparently a most popular float in Saturday’s Aylmer Parade!!! (kb) (CLICK)

This animal entourage followed the Immanuel Christian School float in Saturday's Aylmer Parade (kb) (CLICK)

 

Aylmer Scouts/Cubs had this float in Saturday's Parade (kb) (CLICK)

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WOODSTOCK 5 SPITS 4

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Woodstock – The Spitfires were edged 5-4 here Friday. Todd Laurindo had 2 goals and 2 assists for Aylmer. Their record is now: 6-10-4.  Games  this week: Wednesday in Glanbrook; Saturday host Simcoe; Sunday host Dundas.

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Period 1
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Period 2
AylmerTodd Laurindo (Rhys Thornton) 3:23
AylmerRhys Thornton (Coy Kulich, Todd Laurindo) 14:45
Period 3
AylmerMitch Roloson (Todd Laurindo) 10:19
AylmerTodd Laurindo (Adam Brisson, Coy Kulich) 12:54

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BIO: MALAHIDE’s MARK WALES, OFA PRES.

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(Mark Wales, who farms south of Aylmer, was last week elected President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. He provided this background information) – “I was born in St. Thomas, attended  secondary school there , then CEGEP in Montreal, then received a BScAgr. from the U. of Guelph and graduated in 1976. I have been farming in Elgin County since 1976 and purchased a farm south of Aylmer in 1986.  We have 4 children . I had schooling in Montreal because my Dad worked for Imperial Tobacco for 36 years before retiring and they often transferred their Leaf buying staff back and forth between Aylmer and Montreal where the head office was. My current farm is 10 km. south of Aylmer on Imperial Road and I grow a variety of 20 fresh market fruit and vegetables.”

 (He has been a past Chair of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, a previous President of the Elgin Federation of Agriculture, a Director of the Aylmer and East Elgin Fair Board, and since 2008 a Vice-President of the O.F.A.)

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OBITUARY:

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BUCHANAN, James Douglas – aged 71 years, on Friday, Survivors include: wife Jean (McCorquodale) Buchanan; siblings -Marlene and Ralph Taylor, Barb and Jim Clark, Robert and Carolyn Buchanan, Dennis and Debbie Buchanan and Dan and Sharon Buchanan all of Belmont. Visitation on Tuesday, November 29th 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the BIEMAN FUNERAL HOME Dorchester. A Celebration of Life to be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews United Church, Glanworth Rd at Highbury Ave.

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q – Outside Yule Decorations

1. Do a lot  8.08%  (8 votes)    

2. Do a little  68.69%  (68 votes)  

3. Nothing  23.23%  (23 votes)  

Total Votes: 99

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Q- Aylmer Santa Parade

 

2. Yes. doing 2 parades this year  11.49%  (10 votes) 

3. Can’t make it  44.83%  (39 votes) 

Total Votes: 87

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FRIDAY, November 25/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Tree Lighting 6:45 = Music, Wagon Rides, Hot Chocolate etc.

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-(Sat: Santa Claus Parade -2pm)

-(Sat: Club 7 Paper Drive - 8:30am)

-(Sat: Legion Supper,  6pm)

-(Sat: No Spitfires game)

-(Monday: EESS Girls Hockey, Thur. -Host Girls Volleyball)

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EESS SPORTS THURS:

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BOYS HOCKEY – St. Joes 6, EESS 1

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RON ALLENSEN, BAYHAM CITIZEN AWARD

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VIENNA –  The Municipality of Bayham Volunteer Recognition Night was held at the Vienna Community Centre last night. Presentations were made for the following: 2011 Citizen of the Year:  Ron Allensen;  Community Volunteer Recognition Awards – Bonnie Bradfield (Port Burwell, Bev Hickey (Port Burwell) and Steve Vinnai (Straffordville) and Youth Volunteer Award –  Amanda Giesbrecht (Richmond). Mr. Allensen is a member of the Otter Valley Naturalists.

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UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENTS:

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1. Kids and Company is presenting ‘Al Simmons’ at the Old Town Hall Theatre, Sat. Dec. 3 at 2 pm. Tickets $8/$10 at door/At Campbells.

2. Springfield Baptist Church is presenting “A Musical Christmas Celebration” on Dec. 10/11 at 7 pm (Admission: Canned Goods).

3. Aylmer Splashpad Committee is presenting Barbara Thorson on Dec. 18 at 3 pm. Tickets are $25. At Prime Ingredient.

4. Aylmer Splashpad Committee is also sponsoring Santa Claus at the North Pole business on the corner of Talbot and Myrtle street on December 9th from10-2pm then again from 5-8:30pm. There will be a second photo session on Dec 23rd from 11am to 5pm and he will be located at the Hutchinson Motors showroom besideMcDonalds

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 NIAGARA JUNIOR C STANDINGS:

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(Games, Won, Lost, Tied, Pts.)

New Hamburg 20 16 1 3 35
Norwich 20 14 5 1 29
Simcoe 19 10 8 1 21
Aylmer 19 6 9 4 16
Paris 18 7 11 0 14
Woodstock 17 1 16 0 2

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NORWICH MERCHANTS FINED

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From OHA website) – “The Ontario Hockey Association Wednesday fined Norwich Merchants of the Niagara Junior C League,  of which Aylmer Spitfires are a member,  $25,000 . The fine is believed to be the largest  in OHA history. The board ruled that the Merchants were in violation of rule J25, which permits teams to pay for “protective equipment, sticks and skates, travel expenses and educational expenses and/ or room and board if the player is required to relocate to join his team.”  Anything beyond that is illegal.  Other sanctions include: Norwich’s roster is frozen for the remainder of the 2011-12 season;  Norwich’s ability to sign import players has been revoked through the 2014-15 season, and some Directors have also been suspended for 4 years. The issue involved a former player.

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THURSDAY, Nov. 24/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Bayham Volunteer Night, Vienna C. Centre, 7 pm

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-(Fri: Aylmer Tree Lighting 6:45 = Music, Wagon Rides, Hot Chocolate etc.)

-(Sat: Santa Claus Parade -2pm)

-(Sat: Club 7 Paper Drive/ Legion Supper 6pm/ No Spits Game)

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EESS SPORTS WED.

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BOYS HOCKEY – Glencoe 2 EESS 1

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EESS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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EESS is presenting the play ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.  Showtimes are Dec. 7 -10 and 14th – 17th at 7 pm and a 2 pm matinee on Dec 10th , 11th and 17th. Prices are $12 adults and $10 students. Tickets are available at: Prime Ingredient,  Durkees and at EESS.

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OBITUARIES:

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On Wednesday, Jack Hiemstra of Aylmer in his 80th year.  Survivors include: wife Hendrika (Hartemink) Hiemstra; sons Brian Hiemstra and wife Jeanette of Aylmer; Carl Hiemstra and wife Brenda of Aylmer;  brothers Wytze (Janny), Andries (the late Patricia), Theo (Ann) and John (Christine). Etc. He was born in  Friesland. Visitation will be held at Bethel United Reformed Church, on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church on Friday, November 25 at 2:00p.m 

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LOCAL LENS:

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Last week, Erie Thames Power workers put up Downtown decorations and lights for the Town Hall tree in preparation for Friday’s tree lighting event. (kb) (CLICK)

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Facebook Awareness Event, Malahide Hall, 6 pm

-EESS Hosts Boys Hockey vs. Glencoe

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-(Thur. - Bayham Volunteer Night)

-(Fri: Aylmer Tree Lighting 6:45 = Music, Wagon Rides, Hot Chocolate etc.)

-(Sat: Santa Claus Parade 2pm/ Club 7 Paper Drive/ Legion Supper/ No Spits)

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OBITUARIES:

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-HUSTLER, Mary Letitia - (1915-2011), of Tillsonburg, on Sunday. Survivors include: grandchild,  Kristi Rockley of Straffordville etc.. The family will receive friends and family at OSTRANDER’S FUNERAL HOME Tillsonburg  on Thursday from 10 am until the service at 11 am.

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-DECOENE, Alice Rachel - on Sunday, of Langton, at the age of 83. Survivors include:  sister Cecilia (Jerry Antonissen) of R.R.5, Aylmer etc. Visitation on Tuesday 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 at the VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOME, LANGTON . A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will be held at the Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Langton.

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“ELLI PETERS IS MALAHIDE FIREWOMAN”

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“I am 28 yrs old and have lived in the Aylmer area for most of my life.  I am single.  I joined Malahide Fire Services on Jan. 10, 2005 to gain experiences in patient care for my future as a paramedic . When I joined I was the first from all of my family members and friends to join a fire department, some have joined since my start date. Training has been a large part of my experience as a fire fighter. I have been fortunate to have gone to Lambton and Gravenhurst Fire Colleges for training courses. My training involves:  fire suppression, search and rescue, trench rescue, auto extrication, medical care, water shuttle, obtaining a DZ license, etc. Two situations that I have struggled with the most are:  responding to friends and family that did not survive an incident and trying to make it as a female fire fighter. As in any occupation that originally began as a “man’s job”, it is hard to prove that a female can do the job and join the bond that closely knits the crew. My co-fire fighters are a wonderful group of men to work with and have long accepted me as one of them. Most reactions are positive when informed of my involvement with the fire dept.”
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ANGLICAN CHURCH 150th

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(Trinity Anglican Church in Aylmer celebrated their 150th anniversary this past Sunday. They first occupied a church building on Water St.  Local historian Paul Baldwin supplied this information on that first site:

In June, 1842, Aylmer Anglican and post master, Philip Hodgkinson, and Nathan Wood, a yeoman of that place and no doubt a fellow Anglican, purchased village Lot 1 on Water Street from Ebenezer Wilcox & wife with the intention of providing land for the building of an Aylmer Anglican church.  When the cemetery was first used or why a church was not built until 1860-1861, I do not yet know but, of course, there was and still is a cemetery on that property and in 1861, a white, wooden church was opened for worship.

Anglicans worshipped at the Water St. Church for just over 20 years and in 1885, moved from that church to the newly-built and since-vacated Methodist Episcopalian Church on John St. North.  It had been built in 1879 only four years after the building of St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Talbot Street East.  At that time, the Wesleyan and Episcopalian Methodists worshiped separately.  But with union in the early 1880s, the MEs abandoned John St. and joined services at St. Paul’s, leaving the church on John St. vacant for two years.  Anglicans bought it in 1885 and have worshipped there since.

With the congregation departing Water St., the Diocese of Huron sold the building to Samuel S. Clutton for use in his woolen trade.  The date of the registered Indenture is 4 June, 1885: the price $500.  In August, 1889, Clutton sold the building to the Trustees of the Christian Disciples Church.  Unfortunately, there was a fire in 1895 and the old English Church was no more.

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UPCOMING PARADES:

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Springfield – Dec. 3 -1 pm

Pt. Burwell – Dec. 3 – 6:30 pm

Belmont – Sunday, Dec. 4 – 6 pm

Straffordville – Dec. 10 – 10:30 am

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SYDENHAM WEST CLOSED A YEAR?

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Aylmer Council Monday approved the closing of Sydenham St. west,  from John St. to the west border of the new Condo project, due to construction demands – the closure may be in effect for about a year.
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TUESDAY, Nov. 22/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Flu Clinic,  3-7 pm, EEC Complex

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

-(Thur. - Bayham Volunteer Night)

-(Sat: Santa Claus Parade 2pm/ Club 7 Paper Drive/ Legion Supper/ No Spits)

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MALAHIDE’s MARK WALES NEW OFA PRES.

South Malahide cash crop farmer Mark Wales stepped up from his position as Vice President to be elected President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture at their annual convention in Toronto yesterday. He defeated Don McCabe of Inwood by one vote. 

(From AgCanada News: “Wales, who has a B.Sc. in agriculture from the University of Guelph, has grown vegetables including peppers, tomatoes, beans and herbs at Aylmer since 1986. His presentation as a Nuffield Scholar was on “Alternative Crops to Replace Tobacco in Ontario. He came to the OFA as a director with the Elgin County Federation of Agriculture, and has also served as president of the Garlic Growers’ Association, and chair of the safety net committee for the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association.”)

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EEC COMPLEX BOARD STAYS

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Aylmer Council yesterday voted to retract a motion asking that the EEC Complex Board be abolished. Council’s finance committee was then directed to scrutinize next year’s Complex budget.

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OBITUARIES:

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NUNN, Theresa Ruby - of St. Thomas, on Sunday, in her 83rd year.  Predeceased by 4 brothers Homer, Norman, Joe and Peter Honsinger and a sister Ada Paupst. Resting at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Christ Church (Anglican), Port Stanley where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m.

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On Monday, Jim Ternyik of Aylmer, in his 73rd year. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 pm. where the service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11 am.

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MUSEUM EVENT SUNDAY

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(Contributed)  – “There will be FAMILY TIME AT THE AYLMER MUSEUM this Sunday, November 27 (1-4 pm). The program will feature a Magic Lantern Show . There is FREE ADMISSION AND CAKE!”

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SPITS 8 PARIS 5

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PARIS – Aylmer Spitfires knocked off Paris for the second game in a row by an 8-5 count here last night. Rhys Thornton had a hat-trick and 2 assists for Aylmer. Nine players  (4 Spits) were given game misconducts with three minutes left in the third period. Aylmer plays in Woodstock Friday; there is no home game Saturday.

AylmerCody Underhill (powerplay) (Eric Nemeth, Chad Brulotte) 1:57
AylmerTodd Laurindo (Rhys Thornton) 7:52
AylmerRhys Thornton (Todd Laurindo, Josh Houston) 10:52
Period 2
AylmerCoy Kulich (Todd Laurindo, Rhys Thornton) 0:31
AylmerEric Nemeth (unassisted) 9:39
AylmerRhys Thornton (Eric Nemeth) 18:42
Period 3
AylmerTrevor Stewart (powerplay) (Brandon Harbour, Josh Houston) 2:45
AylmerRhys Thornton (powerplay) (Todd Laurindo, Coy Kulich) 12:55

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CARD MAKING, FOOD FOR FINES AT LIBRARY

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(Contributed) – “The Aylmer Library is sponsoring a Card Making session “with Dorothy”. The charge is 3 cards for $7, payment upon registration. Cards will be made at the Aylmer Library on Tuesday, Nov. 29th,  6:30-8:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 2nd  from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Library is also again doing a “Food for Fines” program this holiday – from Dec 1st to Dec. 23. Each item donated = $2 in overdue fines. No future credits provided. Acceptable items include foods that are non-perishable, unopened, undamaged, with a valid expiration date. Personal hygiene items such as unopened kleenex, toothbrushes and toilet paper are also welcome. All donations will benefit local and area food and Christmas drives. It does not apply to bills for lost or damaged library materials.”

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Q- Ending of Occupy London?

1. Wrong, stay as long as needed  15.12%  (13 votes)  

2. Wrong, a few more weeks is ok  5.81%  (5 votes)  

3. Right, A few weeks was long enough  33.72%  (29 votes)  

4. Right, Never should have allowed it  45.35%  (39 votes)    

Total Votes: 86

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Q- Snow Tires?

1. Yes, will put them on soon  22.99%  (20 votes)    

2. No, have good all-seasonals  43.68%  (38 votes)  

3. No, unnecessary for our winters  11.49%  (10 votes)  

4. Yes, got them on already  21.84%  (19 votes)  

Total Votes: 87

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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Another picturesque scene on the Catfish. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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MONDAY, Nov. 21/11

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

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-(Tue. - Aylmer Flu Clinic 3-7)

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

-(Thur. - Bayham Volunteer Night)

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

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SANTA HERE SATURDAY

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

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

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Agenda items include:

-Motion to dissolve EEC Complex Board

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

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OBITUARIES:

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On Saturday, Freda Page of Aylmer and formerly of RR1, Belmont in her 80th year. Survivors include: daughters Shelley Page of Aylmer and Colleen and husband Gary Rabbets of Aylmer. She worked 25 years as Kindergarten Relief Worker at South Dorchester Public School. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm.

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SPITS 6 PARIS 3

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

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Period 1

AylmerCurtis Roloson (Curtis Maracle) 2:04

Period 2

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

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

Period 3

AylmerChad Brulotte (Scott Walker) 3:06

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

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

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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

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

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

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

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FACEBOOK AWARENESS EVENT WED.

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

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

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

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

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

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