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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Woodstock and Oxford cases keep climbing

November 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oxford County continues to steadily climb. Locally, Southwestern Public Health was continuing to report four cases in St. Thomas and area and one in Aylmer and area, unchanged from two days earlier. However, in Oxford, Woodstock and area was up to 18 cases, Norwich and area 12,…

About 200 march in St. Thomas protest

November 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

About 200 protestors, rejecting COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, marched from Memorial Arena in the southwest of St. Thomas to Veterans Gardens, a war memorial in the downtown area, on Saturday, Nov. 14. A handful of counter-protesters were on hand, and seemed incensed by the takeover by the protesters of the war memorial, but St. Thomas Police…

COVID-19 case at Assumption Catholic School

November 14, 2020 | 1 Comment

London District Catholic School Board on Friday, Nov. 13, announced a case of COVID-19 had been confirmed at Assumption Catholic School in Aylmer. The board said parents, guardians and staff in the Assumption community had been notified , and the school would remain open. Buses will also continue to operate. Southwestern Public Health was investigating…

Dog, shot, found dead near Calton swamp

November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the suspicious death of a German Shepherd dog found by an area hunter. The dog’s body was found on Friday, Nov. 13, at 9:20 a.m., seemingly shot with a .22-calibre round, just off the parking lot at Calton Swamp, 7698 Carter Road, in Malahide. It appeared to be…

Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford to move to yellow “protect” tier Monday

November 13, 2020 | 1 Comment

Southwestern Public Health announced late Friday afternoon that, under provincial guidelines, this region, which includes Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford, would be moved from the “green-prevent” tier to the “yellow-protect tier” under a new Ontario colour-coded pandemic restrictions system effective Monday, Nov. 16. The region currently had an incident rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19…

SIU called in over serious crash

November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit, which investigates police conduct, is looking into a serious crash at Imperial Road and Ron McNeil Line on Thursday night, Nov. 12. Elgin Ontario Provincial Police Constable Troy Carlson reported that the three-vehicle collision took place at about 10:24 p.m., and involved a pickup truck, a car and a transport…

Two rushed to hospital in London following crash

November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two persons were sent to hospital in London, one by air ambulance, following a bad crash involving three vehicles at Imperial Road and Ron McNeil Line on Thursday, Nov. 12, at about 10:20 p.m. Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith said firefighters from stations in Lyons and Springfield were dispatched to the scene at 10:24 p.m.,…

Presumptive COVID-19 case at Straffordville PS confirmed

November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thames Valley District School Board announced Thursday night, Nov. 12, that a “presumptive case” of COVID-19 at Straffordville Public School has been confirmed by medical testing. The school board said that staff as well as parents and guardians of all Straffordville pupils had been notified. The school will remain open and buses will continue to…

Sharp uptick in COVID-19 cases in Oxford

November 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oxford took a sharp swing upward on Thursday, Nov. 12, Southwestern Public Health reported. Locally, the number of ongoing cases in Aylmer and area dropped to four from five, while St. Thomas and area continued to have one. But in Oxford, cases increased almost across the board,…

Three new COVID-19 cases in Aylmer

November 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was tracking five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Aylmer and area on Wednesday, Nov. 11, up from two the previous day. A new case also appeared in St. Thomas and area. Bayham, which had dropped to four cases on Tuesday from 32, went to zero, but a “presumptive” case has been diagnosed…

“Presumptive” COVID-19 case at Straffordville Public School

November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health has announced a “presumptive case” of COVID-19 in an ill individual who attended Straffordville Public School on Friday, Nov. 6. The diagnosis has not yet been confirmed by testing, Thames Valley District School Board revealed in a statement on Tuesday night, Nov. 10. However, TVDSB said it immediately notified all staff, parents…

Legion urges Canadians to watch from home

November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

From The Royal Canadian Legion OTTAWA – The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen. The…