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Bayham man charged with counsel to commit murder

April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 40-year-old Bayham man was arrested on Tuesday, April 15 and charged with counsel to commit murder. Norfolk County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Ed Sanchuk said the investigation by officers including a detective inspector with the Criminal Investigation Branch began on April 2 after police received a complaint. The man appeared in a Simcoe court…

Jake Quiring running for Malahide council

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jake Quiring, the owner of Northside Towing in Aylmer, is running to become the Ward 3 councillor in Malahide in the Oct. 27 municipal election. The long-time Aylmer businessman said he wasn’t prepared to announce an election platform at this time but would speak about specific issues in the coming months. “I just want to…

Essay House listed for sale

April 16, 2014 | 12 Comments

The Malahide house that is the prize in an essay-writing contest that ends April 30 was listed for sale by a London realtor last week. The property at 50279 Talbot Line east of Aylmer was listed for sale at $239,900 by London’s Royal LePage Triland Realty on April 7. Around the same time, the couple…

No break on huge sewer bills

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Central Elgin councillors on Monday night, April 14, voted 5-2 to reject a request from four Port Stanley cottagers for a break on their sewer bills, after water pipes burst in their properties, largely unoccupied during the winter, running up thousands of dollars in water and sewer costs. One cottage was damaged beyond repair by water…

VQA for Quai du Vin

April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quai du Vin Estate Winery of Sparta has received VQA appellation and, as a result, will be able to sell its products at nine farm markets this summer under a new provincial program. The province, in an effort to boost sales of Ontario wines, will for the first time permit wineries to sell at those…

Davenport pupils to receive literary awards

April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Davenport Public School Grade 7 pupils will receive Lawson Literary Awards at a ceremony in London in June. Grace Gillet of Belmont and Aylmer’s Emma Kebbel were among 21 Grade 7 and 8 pupils named to receive the honour from throughout the Thames Valley District School Board system. Ms. Gillet wrote about why Canadians…

Max Moore seeks re-election

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Malahide Councillor Max Moore is running to retain his Ward 2 position in the Oct. 27 municipal election. The Springfield resident was first elected in 1997 and has been acclaimed to council in each election since. Cr. Moore said there are a number of projects in his ward he would like to see completed including…

Complex now focus of new Aylmer library

April 8, 2014 | 5 Comments

In a surprise change of direction at their April 7 meeting, Aylmer councillors changed their minds on where a new library should be located. A four to three vote was approved on a motion to partner with Malahide to enter into an agreement with Elgin County to utilize meeting space at East Elgin Community Complex…

Malahide seeks delay on Aylmer library tender award

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Malahide councillors Thursday, April 3, voted unanimously to ask their Aylmer counterparts to delay awarding a tender for construction of a new downtown library until the possibility of putting it in East Elgin Community Complex could be explored. Councillor Mark Widner introduced a surprise motion to that affect at the end of the Malahide meeting.…

Bayham hires new administrator

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bayham council has hired Paul Shipway to replace former Administrator Kyle Kruger. The final details of hiring Mr. Shipway, currently the deputy clerk of Uxbridge, were decided upon after a closed door session of the April 3 council meeting. Mr. Shipway’s first day with Bayham will be May 6. Mr. Kruger left Bayham for a…

Complex public meeting set for April 24

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The public participation meeting when local residents can have their say on the operational review of East Elgin Community Complex and the consultant’s recommendations has been set for Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in Imperial Room C at the Complex. Recommendations by LeisurePlan International of Toronto included no summer…

Wine sales at farm markets good or bad idea?

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health officials worry that allowing the sale of locally-produced wines at farm markets could mean increased alcohol consumption. But health board members, particularly St. Thomas Alderman Mark Cosens, want to open up new markets to small wineries that have effectively been blocked out of Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores. He…