Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Surprise! It’s a whole new county building

May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elgin councillors voted unanimously Tuesday, May 13, to commission detailed plans for a new building to house the county museum, archives, Provincial Offences court…and now the entire administration. In 2012, councillors started looking at larger quarters for the museum and archives, as well as Elgin’s Provincial Offences court. Then they tagged on a new council…

Talent showcased at South Dorchester PS

May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tyler Reimer played “Blessed Be Your Name” on guitar during the first annual South Dorchester Public School Talent Show, Friday, May 9. A total of 27 pupils submitted acts, along with two hosts and four pupils who made up the stage crew.

Recommendation to suspend 2015 summer ice, hall rentals at EECC

May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Aylmer-Malahide liaison committee members Friday, May 9, unanimously recommended their respective councils put a hold on signing further contracts for any more 2015 banquet hall bookings and summer ice rentals at East Elgin Community Complex, while the future of the facility is decided. They also unanimously suggested that the councils approve seeking a consultant to prepare a…

Earnest Anne of Green Gables brought to life at EESS

May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Rob Perry of The Aylmer Express You have to feel for Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, the ageing siblings and Prince Edward Island farmers portrayed in the play Anne of Green Gables at East Elgin Secondary School this week. When they mistakenly get Anne Shirley instead of a boy from an orphanage to help out…

Serge Lavoie running for the Liberals

May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Serge Lavoie of St. Thomas will be the Liberal candidate in the June 12 provincial election. His candidacy was announced by the Elgin-Middlesex-London Provincial Liberal Association by media release on Thursday, May 8. Confirmation of his nomination was to take place late that afternoon at a fundraising event in St. Thomas with Ted McMeekin, Liberal…

Fun with water at South Dorchester PS

May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

South Dorchester Public School Grade 5 pupils Owen Gillet, left, Ben Aumont and Kevin Guikema teamed up to make homemade water filters during an Education Week activity in teacher Andrea Powers’ class on Wednesday, May 7. Owen was scooping stones into the filter and later the boys poured red coloured dyed water through their filter…

Wrong church

May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A story in the May 7 Aylmer Express about the theft of one pickup truck, and an attempt to steal another, on Sunday, May 4, should have said the vehicles had been parked in the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church parking lot at Caverly Road and South Street.  

Malahide wants business plan for EECC

May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Malahide councillors on Thursday, May 1, unanimously asked a joint township-Aylmer committee to commission a business plan for moving the town library to East Elgin Community Complex, as well as other possible changes to the facility. They had just received formal confirmation that Aylmer councillors were willing to put the library there, and a suggestion…

MPP Yurek only candidate so far

May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Incumbent Jeff Yurek is the only candidate so far known to the Express in the June 12 provincial election in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding. Meanwhile, Kathy Cornish of St. Thomas, who ran for the New Democratic Party in the 2011 provincial election, was seeking the nomination to challenge MPP Yurek. The local Liberal candidate in the 2011…

Anne of Green Gables to open at EESS

May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Abigail Reid as Anne Shirley, left, and Cassy Dyck as Diana Barry rehearsed a scene from Anne of Green Gables at East Elgin Secondary School, Sunday, May 4. Their characters were just home from a Christmas ball, and they were reliving the night. This non-musical version of the classic Prince Edward Island story involves about 45…

Elgin OPP looking for “suspicious” man

May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police requested assistance from the public on Monday, May 5 to find a “suspicious” man who was encountered by a Port Stanley resident on Tuesday, April 29 at about 2:45 p.m. On that day and time a man approached a residence on the outskirts of Port Stanley “in a suspicious…

Ontario election June 12

May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A provincial election will be held in Ontario on Thursday, June 12. Premier Kathleen Wynne asked the Lieutenant Governor Friday, May 2, to dissolve the Legislature after the New Democratic Party and Progressive Conservative Party made clear they wouldn’t support her government’s budget, which was presented on Thursday, May 1.