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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Bidding to better our world

June 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auctioneer Cal Yutzi of Yutzi Auctions, right, took bids for an axe, just one of the multitude of donated used and new items up for sale during the 18th annual Aylmer Mennonite Community Services (MCS) Charity Auction and Food Fest held at the Aylmer Curling Club on Saturday morning, June 23. The event raises money…

Eating Together at Valumart

June 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

Aylmer Valumart co-owner Martin Miller manned the barbecue during the grocery store’s first Eat Together free hotdog lunch on Friday, June 22. Strawberries and various salads were also on the menu. He said the umbrella company’s promotion celebrated food and how eating together can connect people and a community. Mr. Miller thought the promotion will…

Meet the animals at Keep Kids Safe Day

June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aylmer McGregor Public School pupils were introduced to some farm animals, and a bulldog, brought to their playground by Full Circle Ranch founder Morrigan Reilly-Ansons, middle (in the light blue jacket), for the annual Shirley Bechard Keep Kids Safe Day on Wednesday, June 20. Organized by the Elgin County Farm Safety Council, volunteers from local…

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…