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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Cases up in Wodstock

October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was tracking six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Woodstock on Friday, Oct. 23, up from four the previous day. Two cases, one in West Elgin and one in South-West Oxford, were resolved overnight. Aylmer remains at three cases, St. Thomas at three, Ingersoll at three, Blandford-Blenheim at one and Tillsonburg at one.…

One area case in intensive care

October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

One person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 is currently hospitalized in intensive care in the Southwestern Public Health region, as of Thursday morning, Oct. 22. The health unit did not identify who or which hospital was involved. Southwestern is monitoring three ongoing cases of confirmed COVID-19 in Aylmer and area, three in St.…

Third case in Aylmer

October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Aylmer and area on Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, up by one from the previous day. St. Thomas and area remained steady at three cases, and West Elgin at one. In Oxford County, Tillsonburg and area dropped from four cases to two, but a new…

COVID-19 cases creeping upward

October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by testing in the Southwestern Public Health region on Monday morning, Oct. 19, including one in Aylmer and area, one in Woodstock and area and one in Ingersoll and area. Currently, the health unit is monitoring a total of three cases in St. Thomas and area, two in…

Confirmed staff case at Chartwell Aylmer

October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting a confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a staff member at Chartwell Aylmer long-term care home on Sunday, Oct. 18. The case was the only new one reported overnight. Ongoing confirmed cases include one other in Aylmer and area, three in St. Thomas and area, one in West Elgin, four in…

Now 15 cases in Southwestern Region

October 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting 15 confirmed ongoing cases of COVID-19 in Elgin, St. Thomas and Woodstock on Saturday, Oct. 17. That number included two new cases in St. Thomas and area for a total of three, and one new case in Norwich and area for a total of two. The number of cases in…

York Region added to Ontario COVID-19 hotspots

October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Friday afternoon, Oct. 16, that given an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, York Region, home to more than a million residents, would be rolled back to a “modified” Phase 2 status, forcing some businesses to close. He said the region would remain in the partial lockdown for…

New cases in West Elgin, Woodstock

October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting tracking 13 ongoing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its region, including one new case each in West Elgin and Woodstock and area, on Friday, Oct. 16. The number of cases in St. Thomas and area dropped to one from two. Other communities remained unchanged from Thursday, including Aylmer and area…

Missing boy sought

October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Police are asking the public’s help to find Trystin Mulhern, 13, who was reported missing on Friday morning, Oct. 16. He was last seen Wednesday around 9 a.m., and spoken to by telephone around 2 p.m. that day. He has ties to the London area. Anyone seeing Trystin is asked to contact St.…

COVID-19 cases jump overnight

October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases being tracked by Southwestern Public Health doubled overnight from six to 12 on Thursday, Oct. 15, including a new one in Aylmer and area. St. Thomas and area continues to have two cases, while Tillsonburg and area increased to four from one. Ingersoll and area still have two cases…

New case in Tillsonburg

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Tillsonburg on Wednesday, Oct. 14. St. Thomas and area has two cases, Ingersoll two and East Zorra-Tavistock one. Across Ontario, 721 new confirmed cases were reported, most in in the pandemic “hot spots”, Toronto, Ottawa and Peel.

Province okays funding for Belmont school

October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thames Valley District School Board trustees will learn at their meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 13, that the Ontario government has approved capital funding for a new elementary school in Belmont. A report from Associate Director Jeff Pratt said the Belmont school was the only TVDSB “capital priority” approved by the province. TVDSB had also asked…