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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Overdose victim revived with Naloxone

September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

An Elgin-St. Thomas Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedic used Naloxone to revive a woman, 24, who was unresponsive after a suspected overdoes of “purple” fentanyl, a powerful narcotic, in Aylmer on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Aylmer Police, in an online statement, said officers, paramedics and Aylmer Fire Service responded to the suspected overdose on Forest Street.…

No singing in school, medical officers recommend

September 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The medical officers of health for the Thames Valley District School Board area are recommending against any singing, or even playing of wind-based instruments, in schools for the coming year. Dr. Joyce Lock of Southwestern Public Health and Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Alex Summers of Middlesex London Health Unit answered questions from TVDSB…

School bus “disruption” warning

September 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Parents in the Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board are being warned that buses might not be available to take all children to school starting Monday, Sept. 14. Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services, a joint endeavour of the two boards, is responsible for arranging each year for school buses from…

Elgin down to two cases

September 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Elgin County is down to just two ongoing cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing, Southwestern Public Health was reporting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 8. No new cases have been confirmed since Aug. 24. The two remaining cases are in Aylmer and Bayham, with one each. That’s down from five cases, with three in Aylmer and…

Still no new cases, decline continues

September 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was continuing to report a decline in the number of ongoing COVID-19 cases confirmed by testing in Elgin and Oxford counties on Thursday, Sept. 3. Aylmer and area was at three cases, down from four the previous day, Bayham was at one, down from two, and Woodstock remained at one. Southwestern had…

No new local COVID-19 cases since Aug. 24

September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was tracking only seven cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Elgin and Oxford counties on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Aylmer and area has four cases, Bayham two and Woodstock and area one. The last new case reported by the health unit was on Monday, Aug. 24.  

Aylmer cases keep dropping

August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting just six ongoing cases of COVID-19 confirmed by medical testing in Aylmer and area on Monday, Aug. 31, down from nine on Saturday. The number of cases in Bayham had dropped to four from five, and Woodstock remained steady at two.

Aylmer area COVID-19 cases hit single digits

August 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting nine confirmed ongoing cases of COVID-19 in Aylmer and area on Saturday, Aug. 29, down from 13 on Thursday, Aug. 27. Bayham was reported at five cases, down from six, and Woodstock and area was at two, down from three.

COVID-19 roller coaster

August 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases being tracked by Southwestern Public Health is on a bit of a roller coaster ride, at least in Aylmer and Area. Eleven cases were being reported in Aylmer and area on Tuesday, Aug. 25. That jumped to 16 the following day, and was back down to 13 on Thursday,…

Time ticking down to change schooling method

August 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Education Director Mark Fisher, at a meeting of Thames Valley District School Board on Tuesday night, Aug. 25, announced that based on abrupt changes required by the province on how schools would work in September, TVDSB would allow parents to change the way they had opted for their child to be educated for the coming…

Aylmer and area COVID-19 cases bounce back up

August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting 16 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer and area on Wednesday, Aug. 26, an increase of five from the previous day. Bayham increased by one to six cases, while St. Thomas and area remained steady at six. Woodstock and area appeared to have increased to three from two,…

Masks “mandatory” for TVDSB JK-Grade 3, but won’t be enforced

August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thames Valley District School Board, in an 8-2 vote Tuesday night, Aug. 25, with Chairman and Middlesex Trustee Arlene Morrell abstaining, adopted a motion, which they all admit can’t be legally enforced, to make face masks mandatory for children in all public schools and on buses. Backers of the motion said they wanted the board…