NEWS

Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Storm destroys barns north of Aylmer

June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

A storm with torrential rain and high winds destroyed a large barn on the east side of Hacienda Road just north of Glencolin Line on Wednesday afternoon, June 13. The storm swept through the Aylmer area shortly after 3:30 p.m. that day and lasted less than 10 minutes. Despite the storm’s short duration, at least…

Another crash at John/Sydenham

June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

What appeared to be a two vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of John Street South and Sydenham Street in Aylmer on Tuesday afternoon, June 12. Both vehicles sustained noticeable damage, to the front of this beige Buick Lacrosse and to the driver’s side back passenger door of a grey Hyundai Santa Fe (not pictured).…

Dozens attend public meeting on temporary bridge

June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sue Chase, left, Nathan Smale and Barb Teeple were among dozens of people who attended an open house held by Elgin County officials at East Elgin Community Complex’s Blue Line Room on Monday evening, June 11 to learn more about the temporary bridge project in Port Bruce. The Imperial Road bridge in Port Bruce collapsed…

Yurek wins re-election

June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Incumbent Jeff Yurek, Progressive Conservative, won re-election in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding by a landslide on Thursday, June 7, and his party picked up more than enough seats to form a majority government. Minutes after polls closed at 9 p.m., thanks to new counting systems, Mr. Yurek pulled out to a comfortable lead that continued to grow.…

Port Burwell: tick positive for Lyme Disease

June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health (successor to Elgin St. Thomas Public Health) announced Wednesday morning, June 6, , that a black legged deer tick collected from the Port Burwell area has tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. Deer ticks thrive in tall grasses, woods and bushes, the health unit advised. Previously, ticks with the…

Rocks thrown from Highway 3 bridge

June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A motorcyclist had his helmet damaged and another driver had a windshield smashed by rocks thrown from the Barwick Street-area railway bridge over the Highway 3 bypass in St. Thomas, Monday, June 4, city police reported. Officers were first called in about 6:30 p.m. to assist Ontario Provincial Police following reports of rocks being thrown.…

Elgin OPP looking for man who “raised suspicion” at East Beach

May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police have asked for the public’s help in finding a man who has “raised suspicion” among beach-goers in Port Burwell. Constable Adam Crewdson said the Elgin OPP are asking anyone with information to come forward and contact his detachment if they had any encounters with a man described as: white…

Getting Freggie at Assumption

May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kindergarten pupil Andrea Sleegers piled on the toppings on her personal pizza during Freggie (Fruits and Vegetables) Day at Assumption Catholic Elementary School in Aylmer on Thursday, May 31. Matthew Geraci of Peter’s Pizza showed the full day kindergarten pupils in teacher Tina Berry’s class how to make their own vegetable pizzas using fresh ingredients…

Truck fire by EESS quickly handled

May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

An Aylmer volunteer firefighter made sure a small fire that started underneath a large delivery truck on Thursday morning, May 31 on South Street West between St. Andrew Street and Rutherford Avenue was totally extinguished by spraying more water underneath the body and on a tire. A large plume of smoke was seen in the…

Enjoying a pony ride

May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mom Joanna Saraiva of London made sure her children Everest, 18 months, and Alessandra, 3, stayed on the saddle during a pony ride they were enjoying at the Educational Animal Display and Pony Rides annual open house on Saturday morning, May 26. Located on Woolleyville Line off Springfield Road north of Summers Corners (east of…

Missing girl found

May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police have found a 14-year-old Richmond girl that was reported missing the night before. Late on Saturday afternoon, May 26, Constable Adam Crewdson issued a media release stating the girl had been found. The original media release stated she was last seen at her residence on Richmond Road at Heritage…

Walking in the heat to beat cancer

May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the Happy Feet team took a turn on the East Elgin Secondary School track in the mid-afternoon heat on Friday, May 25 during the second annual Relay for Life held at the Aylmer school. The team members included, from left, Mackenzie Wiebe, Abby Decoutere, Emma Vandenbroek and Sky Martineau. The Relay for Life…