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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Erosion causes Lakeshore Line closure

April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Erosion along Lake Erie is causing the permament closure of Lakeshore Line in Bayham from Clarke Road to Elgin County Road 55. Bayham councillors came out of a closed door session at the end of their Thursday, April 19 meeting and passed a resolution to close the section of Lakeshore Line with access remaining for…

Finding connections at Terrace Lodge

April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas St. Joseph’s Catholic High School student and Robotics Team member Raylene Clautti, left, along with Springfield Public School Grade 1-2 pupils Olivia Wilson and Syndney Janzen helped Terrace Lodge resident Blanche Coombs build a Lego robot at the Aylmer area retirment and nursing home on Thursday afternoon, April 19. The visit by the…

Trout season almost here

April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Conservation areas supervisor Dusty Underhill of Catfish Creek Conservation Autority holds a rainbow trout that was about to be dropped into the pond during the annual fish stocking at Springwater Conservation Area southwest of Aylmer on Thursday morning, April 19. Springwater will be open at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 for the start of trout…

Fire near Springwater

April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Central Elgin volunteer firefighters responded to a structure fire on Springwater Road just south of Springwater Conservation Area on Monday afternoon, April 16. This photo was taken shortly after 3:30 p.m. Central Elgin firefighters were assisted by at least one crew from Malahide Fire Department. At least seven fire trucks were on scene. No further…

Health unit: vaccination errors at Straffordville Public, Assumption Separate pose no risk

April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health officials are trying to determine what Grade 7 pupils at Straffordville Public School and Assumption Catholic School in Aylmer might have received an extra vaccination, and what pupils might have been missed. No one’s health was at risk as a result, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Joyce Lock stressed. She…

Inspection blitz on Progress Drive

April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Police Constable Darrin Lockwood, left, spoke to St. Thomas Police Const. Travis Sandham during a commercial motor vehicle inspection blitz on Progress Drive in Aylmer’s industrial area on Wednesday morning, April 11. The blitz continued until 2 p.m. that day. Const. Lockwood said the joint operation involved officers with both the Aylmer and St.…

Celebrating learning

March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Uri Dalm played Professor John Spiritus Baptismo in the Wednesday morning, March 28 performance of the Life School Musical at Immanuel Christian School during the Aylmer private school’s Spring Celebration of Christian Learning day. In the evening the same day, pupils showcased their classroom learning and art with their families and ended the celebration with another…

Truck fished out of creek

March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Four weeks to the day after starting a fateful crossing of the Imperial Road Bridge in Port Bruce, a dump truck finally completed its journey with help from a crane and a large crew of workers Friday, March 23, at about 2:15 p.m. It touched down on the north side of the creek, to be…

The Saidat Show visits Springfield PS

March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

London motivational speaker and children’s entertainer Saidat Vandenberg brought her Saidat Show to Springfield Public School on Friday morning, March 23 for two assemblies, one for the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 pupils (seen here) and a second for the older children. Here Ms. Vandenberg is seen with a softball which is about the size…

Vienna Farms apple facility $3-million fire loss

March 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

A Bayham volunteer firefighter sprays water on the smouldering ruins of the Vienna Farms apple storage facility on the east side of Plank Road between Vienna and Port Burwell on Wednesday morning, March 21. Bayham Fire Chief Randy White said about 45 firefighters from his two stations, two stations in Malahide and a Norfolk station…

Town library addition pegged at $1.6-million

March 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Any decision on adding new library space in Aylmer will now have to wait until May. After some discussion during their Monday, March 19 meeting, Aylmer councillors deferred further discussion on putting an addition onto the current Old Town Hall Library until after they finish the 2018 town budget. The library addition will come up…

Ministry orders temporary halt to truck salvage

March 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

A worker on Monday morning, March 19, swung a pickax to loosen gravel in the back of a dump truck that fell along with the Imperial Road Bridge in Port Bruce on Friday, Feb. 23. Emptying the truck of its load took the rest of Monday to complete, with the truck expected to be lifted…