Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Crash damages two vehicles near No Frills

April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A crash near No Frills in north Aylmer that happened at about 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28 resulted in significant damage but no injuries were reported. The crash involved a black Mazda 5 mini-van that appeared to have been struck in the rear by a grey Dodge Charger. The mini-van was also damaged on…

Crowds turning out for Home and Garden Show

April 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Danielle Anderson of Silverthorn Landscaping stands in front of a display of decorative rocks at the 2014 Aylmer and East Elgin Home and Garden Show at East Elgin Community Complex, Saturday, April 26. The show, organized by Aylmer Fair Board, opened the previous night, and continues Saturday through 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6…

Residents have their say on Complex review

April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Several local residents including representatives of the main user groups of the facility had their say about the operational review of East Elgin Community Complex during a public participation meeting held there on Thursday, April 24. The large meeting room was packed to capacity for the over hour and a half long meeting hosted by…

0.64 percent levy hike approved for Aylmer

April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer councillors approved a 0.64 percent levy increase for 2014 after a public meeting was held within East Elgin Community Complex’s Imperial Hall on Tuesday, April 22. Most of the comments made by local residents attending the meeting were about moving the town’s library from the downtown to hall space at the Complex. Another public…

Unlocked cars equal thefts

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Police Sergeant William  Gibson reported Monday, April 21, that several parked vehicles in the south end of Aylmer were broken into over the weekend, all of which had been left unlocked. Youths were believed to have been “looking for quick money,” stealing loose change and, in one case, $300 in a church donation box…

60-year Optimists saluted

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Don Robinson and Bill Cresswell were lauded by Aylmer Optimist Club and zone and international officials Tuesday, April 15, for their 60 years of “Optimism.” Each has over six decades of membership in the Aylmer club. “I think it is a wonderful organization,” Mr. Cresswell said.  

Charged with stealing from charity

April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A St. Thomas area woman, 46, has been charged by Aylmer Police with stealing over $1,000 from a charity fundraiser for a former East Elgin Secondary School student who had a double-lung transplant last year. The benefit for alumnus Josh Clark was organized in part by the Leadership program at EESS, and students from it…

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…