Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


TUESDAY, Jan. 30/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Thur: – Bayham, Malahide Councils

-SAT:  APAC: SHADOW ON THE HOUSEHOLD ; OTH Theatre; 7:30 pm (see ad)

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OBITUARIES:

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-GARTON, Jean Grace – on Sunday, formerly of Belmont and Harrietsville,  in her 95th year. Survivors include: brother Jack Garton (Dorothy) of Aylmer.  Jean was a life member of the Harrietsville Women’s Institute. Visitation at the BIEMAN FUNERAL HOME, Dorchester (Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.) where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 11 am.

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AYLMER ACCIDENT

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AYLMER -  A 57-year old Aylmer woman was charged with following too closely after her car struck the back of a car driven by a St.Thomas woman. The struck vehicle  had stopped to turn while  travelling south on John St.  north near Forest Street on Tuesday around 5:30 pm. There were no injuries and damage was moderate.

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SPITS IN PLAYOFFS…..BUT NOT PLAYING!

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Aylmer Spitfires finished fourth in the 6-team Niagara Junior C west division as the schedule concluded on the weekend. But in an unusual setup, the top two teams were allowed to skip their byes in the first round. That left Aylmer and third place Simcoe with the byes  so they will await the winners of New Hamburg vs. Woodstock and Norwich vs. Paris in order to continue in the playoffs.

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HELP FOR BAYHAM FIRE VICTIMS

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(Missy Walcarius provided the following information)  – “The house across the road from my in-laws burnt down 2 weeks ago  (The fire was at Richmond Road and Nova Scotia line). They are a young couple with a 3 month old baby girl. They have found a place to rent in Vienna as of Feb 1st. They have nothing but the place. If you have anything you could donate – pillows, bedding, dishes, cups, baby things, furniture, household items etc. They would really appreciate it. I can come and pick it up, you can drop it off here.They could really use our help!

 (Update) – People have been so generous with their donations, I think we have enough to furnish 2 households! They could always use gift cards, monetary donations, diapers, formula – things to that affect. Feel free to call me: home 519-773-8080.  I have what we need for the house at this point.”

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q-Health Workers and Flu Shots?

1. Yes, all nurses, dr. in hospitals  9.09%  (9 votes)  

2. Yes, but only dr. in hospitals  0%  (0 votes)  

3. Yes, all hospital employees  45.45%  (45 votes)  

4. No, it is their choice  45.45%  (45 votes)  

Total Votes: 99

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Q. A Free Trip ? I’d Choose:

1. A safe place in Mexico  2.94%  (3 votes)  

2. Cuba  17.65%  (18 votes)  

3. Caribbean Island  61.76%  (63 votes)  

4.Central American country  8.82%  (9 votes)  

5. South American country  8.82%  (9 votes)  

Total Votes: 102

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AYLMER POLICE REPORT:

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-Police investigated two cases of fraud recently. A 56-year old Aylmer woman tried to obtain a $3400 cash advance over the limit on her credit card  and a 32-year old Aylmer female was nearly defrauded of $1400 by a “loan company” that tried to have the funds send to them to secure a loan request.

-In Elgin Court recently, a 57-year old Aylmer man was found guilty of criminal harassment from a case earlier this month and given 18 months probation and a 10 year weapons ban.

-Police reported various thefts during the night on Wednesday from vehicles parked – and unlocked – on Linden St.,  with small amounts of change being all that was taken.

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

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– January 26, 2012, Station #1,  Levi Street, Medical Assist

– January 29, 2012, Station #2, 8655 Springwater Road, Mutual Aid

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MONDAY, Jan. 30/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Bayham Council Budget meeting

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-SAT:  APAC Concert,  SHADOW ON THE HOUSEHOLD; OTH Theatre;  

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OBITUARIES:

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-Legg, Bev , on Saturday, of RR 3 St. Thomas, in his 82nd year. Survivors include: wife Betty (Burgess) Legg; daughter  Marlene Anne Berry and husband Ron of Aylmer etc..  He was born in Aylmer.  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, February 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

-Dempsey, Ellery “El” , of Aylmer,  on Saturday, in his 81st year. Survivors include: wife Agnes (Rudzki) Dempsey, son Kevin Dempsey(Debbie) of RR 5, Aylmer etc.. El owned and operated Dempsey Chrysler Jeep in Aylmer. Cremation has taken place. A service will be held at H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday February 1, 2012 at 11 am with visitation on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

-KUDIRKA, Edmund Leo, in Winter Haven, Florida on December 10, 2011,  in his 62nd year. Ed was a former teacher at East Elgin Secondary School for 38 years. The service was held this past weekend.

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EBRC OFFICE TO OPEN IN AYLMER

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(Contributed by County of Elgin) – “The County of Elgin will fully fund a one-year pilot project to operate a satellite office of the Elgin Business Resource Centre (EBRC). The office will be located at the Elgin Innovation Centre (former Imperial Tobacco Plant) in Aylmer, and will service eastern Elgin County. The EBRC is a community based- not-for-profit organization that supports local business communities and encourages entrepreneurship and economic growth through access to capital, business services and project support. ”The EBRC satellite office will be dedicated to helping business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in today’s ever-changing business market,” said Mike Streib, President of EBRC. “The satellite office will offer assistance to those looking to open a business, formulate a business plan, or make changes to an existing business.” ”

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C-MAS LIGHTS STOLEN…..ON JAN. 25th!

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Aylmer Police reported that a town resident had informed them that some of their Christmas lights were stolen off a backyard tree on…… January 25th!!!

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SPITS END SKED BY WINNING TWICE

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Aylmer Spitfires evened  their seasonal record by triumphing twice in their final league matches this weekend. Saturday at home, they nipped Norwich 7-6 in overtime after Norwich had overcome a 5-1 first period deficit. Sunday in Simcoe, they were victorious 3-1 against their probable playoff opponents. They finished league play with a 15-15-6 mark.

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Saturday vs. Norwich:

AylmerTodd Laurindo (Coy Kulich, Rhys Thornton) 1:16
AylmerTrevor Stewart (Coy Kulich) 6:59
AylmerCurtis Roloson (Brandon Harbour) 8:34
NorwichBryan Phillips (Jon Percival) 14:30
AylmerCurtis Roloson (powerplay) (Mitch Roloson, Curtis Maracle) 15:50
AylmerTrevor Stewart (Cody Underhill, Todd Laurindo) 19:22
Period 2
NorwichCole Vinnai (Drake Morrell) 2:14
Period 3
NorwichCurtis Logan (powerplay) (Bryan Phillips, Tom Brady) 0:26
AylmerEric Nemeth (Trevor Stewart) 2:33
NorwichKelsey Van Ymeren (Brenden Schreider, Todd Kemp) 4:29
NorwichZack Robinson (Jesse Cave, Brendan Heffernan) 11:44
NorwichBrendan Heffernan (Jon Percival) 19:53
Overtime
AylmerCoy Kulich (powerplay) (Todd Laurindo) 1:02

Sunday vs. Simcoe

Period 1
AylmerCoy Kulich (Curtis Maracle) 12:57
AylmerClint Walker (Todd Laurindo, Rhys Thornton) 19:53
Period 2
AylmerCurtis Maracle (powerplay) (Josh Houston, Rhys Thornton) 13:01
Period 3
SimcoePat Fergus (Merritt Crumback, Kennan Hall) 6:18

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GOGO CASE UPDATE:

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Last March 26, Calvin Gogo of Springfield was charged with impaired driving causing death after the vehicle he was driving hit a bridge abutment near Springfield and two persons in the vehicle died. The Elgin Crown Attorney’s office provided this update: “Guilty pleas were entered on 2 counts of Impaired driving causing death and 1 count of impaired driving causing bodily harm. A pre-sentence report was ordered and it was put over to April 4th for facts, pre sentence report, victim impact statements and sentence.”

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ANOTHER CROSS IN THE SKYLINE…

 

Yes, this makes 3 pictures on the same subject, but our photographer was apparently impressed by the new crane appearing last week at the John/Sydenham apartment site. (photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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FRIDAY, Jan. 27/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Sat. –Club 7  Paper Drive, 8:30 am

-Sat. – Spits host Norwich, 7:30 pm

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BILL CAVERLY WAS MALAHIDE REEVE 32 YR.

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Wm. R. “Bill” Caverly passed away at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer yesterday in his 96th year.  Bill was born in Malahide Township . He owned and operated Caverly Meats for over forty years. Bill was Reeve of Malahide Township for 32 years.  He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include: wife  Laura (Cole) Caverly,  daughter Paula Vereecken and husband Eric of Vienna  etc. Visitation at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Monday January 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

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This is another view of the crane work this week at the site of the new apartment complex at John/Sydenham (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

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RUSSIA WINS SLEDGE MATCH

 

AYLMER – Team Russia defeated Team Ontario 6-1 in a special sledge hockey match at the EEC Complex last night. There were about 200 people in attendance and approximately $325 was donated to Sledge Team Ontario.

 

OBITUARY:

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SMITHSON, Donald Cecilof Port Burwell, on Tuesday, in his 81st year. Survivors include: wife Wilma etc. Don had 22 grandchildren. Friends and family will be received at the OSTRANDER’S FUNERAL HOME , Tillsonburg, on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Ostrander’s on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1 p.m.
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ENVIRO COMMITTEE REPORT:

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(Contributed by Aylmer Environment Committee Chair Arthur Oslach: )  “The inaugural meeting of the Town’s new Environmental Committee was on January 10th.  The committee will concentrate for the next few months on education and promotion of the Town’s new waste management strategy and program that will be initiated May the first. It is important that the committee creates public awareness of all environmental matters. Director of Operation Rod Tapp then gave an overview of the Town’s new Waste management program. The next meeting  on February 7th  will be a tour of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on Manning drive south of London.  The next in-house meeting will be on March the 6th at 5 pm in Council Chambers. All committee meetings are open to the public .

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THURSDAY, Jan. 26/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Sledge Hockey at EEC Complex; Team Ontario vs Russia; Free; 8:15

-Bayham Council, 7 pm

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-(No EESS Sports this week – Friday, Exams begin)

-Sat. –C7  Paper Drive, 8:30 am
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BAYHAM FIRE REPORT 2011

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The 2011 report of the Bayham Fire Department will be presented to Bayham Council tonight. Of interest:  Bayham Fire Services responded to 154 incidents last year, compared  to 137 from 2010 - an increase of 14%. Of that total,  66 or 43 % were calls related to Emergency Medical Services. Only 25 calls were fire related and another 18 were for motor vehicle collisions.

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AYLMER’s 125th

This picture is a photo/postcard circa. 1920 of David Marshall, MP and Aylmer Canners founder, in his car and in front of his residence, the Maple Hurst, on Talbot St. west (now torn down, but situated across from McDonalds) (Bob Bird Collection) (CLICK)

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MALAHIDE’s MARK WIDNER AT CAR AUCTION

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(Malahide Councillor Mark Widner recently attended the noted Barrett Jackson Car Auction and provided this observation: “On a recent trip to Arizona we visited the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is a yearly event which is broadcast on Speed Vision, and this year over 1300 vehicles crossed the auction block. The vehicles sold ranged in prices as low as $1500 to the highest selling one for $2,900,000, this being a restored 1948 Tucker Torpedo. On Day 1, before bidding started we wandered about viewing the vehicles displayed in several huge tents and buildings. Some of the highlights included the hearse that carried JFK after his assassination and the #1 General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard that was in the very first jump scene, (heavily damaged during the jump, after which it sat in a junkyard for more than 20 years, was purchased and restored to TV filming condition.)

The auction is a gala event raising big money for all sorts of charities. During the first morning walk, we happened to see Craig Jackson standing near the entry tent and asked for a photo. He was very obliging, we had a quick chat and he was very gracious. I also met Dave Ressler, the owner of some of the rarest Corvettes in the world; in 2009 he purchased the First Corvette ZR1 at this auction for $1,000,000. with all the money donated to United Way. He gave me a quick lesson on how to identify the ‘53 corvette, because he owns the #3 Corvette that was produced. The car wash facility available for consignors  was interesting to see. For a cost of $500, they would wash your car with deionised water, lightly soap, blow dry, then polish and primp as required. Sales at the auction this year totalled $92,000,000, up 32% from last year and 270,000 people were in attendance, up 16% from last year. This was a great event and any car lover should have this on their bucket list of things to do.”  

Mark Widner and Host Craig Jackson at the Jackson Barrett Car Auction in Arizona. (contributed)

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Thur: – Sledge Hockey at EEC Complex; Team Ontario vs Russia; 8:15

-Thur. – Bayham Council. 7 pm

-(No EESS Sports this week – Friday, Exams begin)

-Sat. –C7  Paper Drive, 8:30 am
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Lots of activity at the new Apartment complex at John/Sydenham this morning. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

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 RODGER, Ralph E. , of Tillsonburg, at the age of 89. Survivors include: son Dean Rodger (Barb) of R.R.2, Port Burwell.etc.  Visitation on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOME, Langon.  Funeral Service  to be conducted in the Verhoeve Funeral Home on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m.

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 HAGGERTY, Ronald K. ,in his 80th year,  on Jan 16, 2012, . He was born in Vienna, Ont., At his request no service will be held. A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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AYLMER’s 125th NEWS ON FACEBOOK

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*Aylmer’s 125th Anniversary Committee, 2012 has recently established a Facebook Page to provide information about upcoming events, especially the key celebration on the July 1st weekend. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aylmers-125th-Anniversary-Celebration/272492299470687

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TUESDAY, Jan. 24/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Thur: – Sledge Hockey at EEC Complex; Team Ontario vs Russia; 8:15

-Thur. – Bayham Council

-(No EESS Sports this week – Friday, Exams begin)

-Sat. – Paper Drive, 8:30 am

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AYLMER ASSAULT

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A 53-year old Aylmer man was charged with assault last Thursday night following an altercation at his Talbot St. west residence. A 47-year old man who had been staying at the home of the older man claimed he had been playing cards and drinking there and fell asleep, then awoke to find his friend kicking and puching him. He lost some teeth in the attack.

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THE SURVEY SAID:

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Q-If guilty, Tori Stafford’s killer’s penalty?

1. If we had it, capital punishment  54.84%  (68 votes)  

2. 25 years in jail, no parole  12.9%  (16 votes)  

3. Never released from jail  30.65%  (38 votes)  

4. 25 years, parole eligible  1.61%  (2 votes)  

Total Votes: 124

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Q- “New TimHortons Coffee Sizes”

1. Today I had a TimHortons coffee  13.46%  (14 votes)  

2.Today I had McDonalds coffee  15.38%  (16 votes)  

3. I had a coffee from another business  4.81%  (5 votes)  

4. I had a homemade coffee  40.38%  (42 votes)  

5. Did not have a coffee  25.96%  (27 votes)  

Total Votes: 104

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AYLMER POLICE REPORT:

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-Police just issued a warning after two Pt. Burwell males,  18 and  19 years of age,  were found parked and smoking marijuana in the Industrial section on Elm St north on Saturday at 11 pm.

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-A 52-year old Aylmer man was charged Sunday with criminal harassment after stalking his 50-year old x-girlfriend. The woman claimed she was subject to repeated phone calls recently despite the man being warned by Police to have no contact with her.

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-In Elgin Court recently, a 21-year old St.Thomas male was given 14 days in jail for a breach of probation as he was past his curfew when a car in which he was a passenger was stopped and the driver found in possession of illegal drugs in September.

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-Also in court, an 18-year old Aylmer male was found guilty of careless driving from a July incident on Myrtle street and fined $400.

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ACTIVE ELGIN GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

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(Contributed) – “The Active Elgin coalition is pleased to announce the release of the new 2012 Active Elgin guide. This is the fourth edition of the guide which continues to include a comprehensive listing of available sport, recreation, and leisure opportunities in the City of St. Thomas and County of Elgin. “The Active Elgin guide features programs for all ages and abilities in 40 different areas of interest including aquatics, camps, golf, horseback riding, music, and walking,” says Darrell Jutzi, Public Health Nurse. The Active Elgin guide will soon be mailed to all homes across the City of St. Thomas and County of Elgin. Additional guides will also be available at local libraries, municipal offices, and each of the partnering organizations. Information contained in the guide is also available at www.activeelgin.ca ”

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NIAGARA JR C WEST DIVISION (Final Week)

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New Hamburg

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25

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53

Norwich

34

23

9

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48

Simcoe

33

16

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Aylmer

34

13

15

6

32

Paris

33

12

21

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24

Woodstock

34

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25

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“MALAHIDE FIRE DEPT.: MEDICAL ASSISTS”

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(Info from Paul Groeneveld, Malahide Fire Chief – Malahide recently reported over 53% of their calls are for medical assist)  - “Malahide Fire Services responds to all Code 4 (life threatening) medical assist calls. Firefighters are notified of emergency incidents via a pager they carry on a 24 hour seven days a week basis. Firefighters respond to all emergencies in their respective response area e.g. Lyons , Springfield, Summers Corners and Mount Salem and surrounding areas.

Firefighters receive monetary compensation for attending emergency incidents based on the amount of time he/she spends at the emergency. The Township sets policy on the levels of service the fire services provides e.g. medical response, motor vehicle collision extrication, confined space rescue, rope rescue and water and ice rescue. All requests for medical assistance originally go to the Central Ambulance Communications Centre. CACC then contacts fire and fire is then dispatched based on the CACC analysis of the request. If CACC determines the medical assist to be life threatening then fire is dispatched.when they need it the most. We only go to life threatening cases.”

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MONDAY, Jan. 23/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Thur: – Sledge Hockey at EEC Complex; Team Ontario vs Russia

-Thur. – Bayham Council

-(No EESS Sports this week – Friday, Exams begin)

-Sat. – Paper Drive, 8:30 am

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NO CHARGES IN LURING INCIDENT

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Aylmer Police were asked to question a 24-year old town male recently after he had sent a 14-year old Alberta girl a bus ticket to travel here in the fall. The incident actually occurred in the fall after both were communicating on an adult chatroom website. The girl was on her way to Aylmer when reported missing by her parents and was found by police on a bus in Brandon, Manitoba in October. Alberta RCMP contacted Aylmer Police this month after they had concluded their investigation of the matter. The male was not charged with Child Luring as Police believed the girl had misrepresented herself in communications on the website.

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OBITUARIES:

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-On Saturday,  Vera Greta Cathers,  of North Bay and formerly Aylmer,  at the age of 69 years. Survivors include: husband Fred Cathers, brother Larry VanAcker and wife Marilyn of Aylmer etc. . She was the former owner of the Travel Place in Aylmer and  she served on the Aylmer Fair Board. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Vera’s life will be held at H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday, January 28 at 11:00a.m. with visitation one hour prior.

-GRANT, Marjorie (Watterworth), of Aylmer, on January 21, at the age of 95.  Survivors include:  daughters Catharine (Tom) Shea and Cynthia Grant of Toronto etc. She lived her adult life in Straffordville and Aylmer. She was a lifelong member of the Aylmer Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at H. A. KEBBEL FUNERAL HOME in Aylmer on Friday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation on Thursday 7- 9pm

-TRIEBL, Jakob “Jack“ - of Aylmer,  on Sunday, January 22, 2012, in his 92nd year. Survivors include: wife Maria (Poschner) Triebl and children Ed Triebl (Christine) of Aylmer and Ron Triebl (Darlene) of Aylmer ; sister Katharina Ziel (Peter) of Aylmer etc. He was born in Yugoslavia and was a retired employee of Carnation Milk Company. Friends may call at the H. A. KEBBEL FUNERAL HOME, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:00 am.

-White, Margery, at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer on Saturday, January, 21, 2012  in her 78th year.  Survivors include: husband David White and daughter Janice Glover of Aylmer. Margery was a volunteer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation for many years. Cremation has taken place. A family service will be held.

-Peter Sjoerdsma,  on Thursday, January 19, 2012, of Sparta,  in his 83rd year. Survivors include: daughter Alice Kraan and husband Rob of Aylmer etc. He had 27 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held today at Kebbels Funeral Home, Aylmer at 1:00 p.m.

-WHITTINGHAM, Betty (Minahan) , of Elgin Manor, passed away on Saturday, January 21st, in her 86th year. Survivors include: son-in-law Eric Trueman of Aylmer. A public memorial service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation  Tuesday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

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SPLITS FOR SPITS

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The Spitfires were edged Friday 3-2 in Woodstock but Saturday knocked off  division leading New Hamburg for the second straight time, 2-1 in Aylmer. This week marks the final week of league play – Saturday they host Norwich and Sunday they travel to Simcoe. Their record is 13-15-6.

VS. WOODSTOCK

Period 1
AylmerCurtis Roloson (Clint Walker, Curtis Maracle) 13:15
Period 2
 
Period 3
AylmerTrevor Stewart (Mike Lynch, Todd Laurindo) 13:25

VS. NEW HAMBURG

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Period 2
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Period 3
AylmerCurtis Roloson (powerplay) (Curtis Maracle, Ben Shaw) 8:12
AylmerCurtis Maracle (shorthanded) (unassisted) 17:39

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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– January 18, 2012, Station #2,  Woolleyville Line, Medical Assist

 – January 18, 2012, Station #2,  Talbot Line, Alarm Malfunction

 – January 19, 2012, Station #1,  Rush Creek Line, Medical Assist

 – January 21, 2012, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

 – January 21, 2012, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

 – January 22, 2012, Station #1, assisted by #2, Springfield Road, MVC (ADD = At John Wise Line and Springfield Road, Two vehicles, one went through a stop sign, 3 people were in the vehicles but no one taken to hospital, major damage to both vehicles.)

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PROCEEDS TO CANINE RESCUE

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(Contributed) – “A Winter Wonderland Crop is being held this Saturday at the Gospel Fellowship Chapel in St.Thomas. (A “Crop” is an event where women get together and scrapbook.) Tickets for the event are sold out. However, the Silent Auction will be from 10-6 and is open to the public. The proceeds from this event will be given to All Breed Canine Rescue which serves Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford counties.  Contact: Krista Taylor Rempel 913-1583 for more  information.”  

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FRIDAY, Jan. 20/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-PA Day for Elementary Schools

-Sat: Spits host New Hamburg, 7:30 pm

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EESS SPORTS WED.:

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GIRLS HOCKEY – EESS 7 WESS 3
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SHACKLETON AUCTIONS ON TV

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 (Shackleton Auctions of Lyons was featured this week on the tv show ‘Canadian Pickers’ on History Television. Mike Shackleton provided this information:)  ”The auction was for the estate of Bruce Essery in Paris Ontario. We sold antique cars and tractors, gas station memorabilia, signs, coke collectables, farm collectables etc.  The show contacted me about a month before the auction as they had seen it advertised.  They asked if they could film and we agreed.  I met the crew the day before.  They had a list of about 15 items they wanted and didn’t get any of them but bought the 2 items they showed on TV.  I met Scott and Sheldon (the hosts)  the day of the auction only and had a good conversation with them.”

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Mike Shackleton, middle, of Shackleton Auctions is pictured at a recent auction, which was featured on the tv program 'Canadian Pickers' , with hosts Scott and Sheldon. (Contributed) (CLICK)

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TVRAA STANDINGS (EESS):

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-BOYS BBALL – SR = EESS 10-0 (first) ;  JR  – EESS 5-3

-HOCKEY – GIRLS = EESS 6-2 ; BOYS  – EESS 3-3-2

-GIRLS VBALL – JR = EESS 5-5; SR – 5-5

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AYLMER’s 125th NEWS ON FACEBOOK

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  Aylmer’s 125th Anniversary Committee, 2012 has recently established a Facebook Page to provide information about upcoming events, especially the key celebration on the July 1st weekend. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aylmers-125th-Anniversary-Celebration/272492299470687

UPDATES – Aylmer’s Christian Reformed Church is planning the kick-off supper/games on Thursday, June 28…..The German-Canadian Club is planning a dinner-dance on the Friday night…..The Legion is planning an event for the May 24th weekend for Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee…..

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THURSDAY, Jan. 22/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Malahide Council, 7:30 pm

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-Frid: – PA Day for Elementary Schools

-Frid.-St.Thomas Art Centre;Grades 2-6 Workshop;9am-3:30;$35=Pre-Register

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EESS SPORTS WED.:

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-GIRLS VBALL = JR = CECI 3 EESS 2; SR = CECI 3 EESS 1

-GIRLS HOCKEY = No report yet
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SLEDGE HOCKEY IN AYLMER

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Sledge Team Ontario will be battling The Russian National Sledge Team in an exhibition hockey game at the EEC Complex next Thursday night at 8:15.   Admission is by donation – proceeds to support Sledge Team Ontario. The Complex previously hosted a sledge hockey match between Team Canada and Team USA  in January 2007.

  Sledge hockey follows the same rules as ice hockey using equipment modifications to cater to the participants.  The players are outfitted with two specially constructed hockey sticks fitted with picks on each end.  They sit on a sledge, which is a narrow platform fitted with two skate blades.  The biggest rule change  involves not being able to use the sledge to hit an opponent. The Russians are divided into 2 teams to play a series of exhibition games starting Saturday in Markham.  The Aylmer game is the only full National game for the Russians. The Team Ontario roster has both males and females.

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TODAY’s WEATHER:

"Special weather statement for Elgin by Environment Canada At 11:06 AM
"Poor visibility in bursts of snow and blowing snow today;
Expected to pass through to Toronto in afternoon."
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SNOW…IN JANUARY?

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This was the scene at Noon today at the main intersection as Aylmer experienced blustery conditions today. (kb) (CLICK)

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 ST.THOMAS HOSPITAL STILL AFFECTED

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 (STEGH Press Release still posted today) –  “An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness (symptoms include vomiting, nausea and diarrhea) has been confirmed in the Continuing Care Centre (CCC) C and D Units at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH).  Currently, five patients have gastrointestinal symptoms related to this outbreak. To minimize the spread of infection, CCC is closed to all visitors until the outbreak is declared over.”

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 THE SURVEY SAYS:

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-EESS HOSTS:  Girls Hockey vs. WESS

-St. Thomas Blood Donor Clinic (see ad)

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-Frid: – PA Day for Elementary Schools

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EESS SPORTS TUES.:

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-BOYS HOCKEY – EESS 6 WESS 1

-BOYS BBALL – JR = EESS 45 Glencoe 18; SR – EESS 77 Glencoe 22

-GIRLS VBALL – JR = WESS 3 EESS 1; EESS 3 Glencoe 0

-GIRLS VBALL – SR = EESS 3 Glencoe 0; WESS 3 EESS 0

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OBITUARIES:

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Anne Phyllis Stewart, Red Deer Alberta, on Friday, age of 58 years. Survivors include: husband Jim Bitschy;  brother Brian (Lynn) Stewart of Aylmer,  etc.  Anne attended Public School in Corinth and Eden, and  High School in Aylmer. A Celebration of Anne’s Life was held at The Royal Canadian Legion, Red Deer, on Monday.

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In Tillsonburg, on Friday,  Eleonore Merkley (nee Koch) of  Straffordville, Ontario in her 56th year. She was a resident of the Straffordville area since 1995. Survivors include: son William (Catherine) Merkley, Eden. Resting at the VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOME , Tillsonburg, where service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. 

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

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WEATHER WOES:

On Dec. 19 – “Busses for Elgin schools were cancelled today due to the weather. Said Dave Cryderman , Dispatcher at Badder Busses, – “Although main roads were sanded and salted by 5:30 or 6:00 AM, many of the secondary and side roads were still treacherous at that time. We made our decision at 6:00AM to cancel after travelling a number of these roads.”

On Dec. 21 – (From Elgin Health Unit) – “The Acting Elgin Medical Officer of Health has issued a Cold Weather Alert for Elgin County.  Based on the Environment Canada forecast, air temperatures are predicted to fall below -15° Celsius and persist for the next few days.”

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HERITAGE BUILDINGS EVENT:

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(Contributed) – “Preserving Heritage: An information night for businesses, property owners and realtors explaining the benefits of heritage preservation and building improvement. will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the CASO (Railway) Station (Railway) in  St. Thomas sponsored by the St. Thomas-Elgin branch of the ACO. Admission is free. 

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MALAHIDE HYDRO OUTAGE

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(Information from Tiziana Baccega Rosa of Ontario Hydro Media Relations) -  High winds late yesterday afternoon caused a tree  to fall on hydro lines near Norwich resulting in power disruptions for some 1000 residents of Oxford, Middlesex, and Elgin including 400 in north Malahide. Power was restored by midnight.
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