Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Silly walking at Port Stanley library

September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Harper Veliofski, 5, showed how she’d walk to school in a silly fashion during a Kids Club session at Port Stanley library on Monday night, Sept. 9. The club, for youngsters in Grades 1 through 5, meets every Monday night starting at 6 p.m. The theme for this session was, “The Silly Side of School.”…

Feds giving $2.5-million to Port Bruce bridge

September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elgin County announced late Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3, that the federal government would contribute $2.5-million in infrastructure funding toward a permanent replacement for the collapsed Imperial Road Bridge in Port Bruce. The Ontario government had previously agreed to give $1,666,500. With those contributions, the estimated cost to Elgin County taxpayers for the $5.2-million bridge will…

CCCA issues wind flood warning for Port Bruce

September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority is warning Port Bruce residents that winds might push waves up onto shore in the area of Port Bruce Provincial Park and the Waneeta Beach private cottage enclave. Residents were urged to stay alert to conditions, and to keep children and pets away from flood-prone areas. The warning remains in effect…

Driver nabbed with beer, pot

September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Malahide man, 46, faces both marijuana and alcohol-related charges after being stopped driving a 2009 Jeep near John and Talbot streets in Aylmer on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 8:58 p.m. Aylmer Poice Chief Zvonko Horvat reported an officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, and the man then failed…

Burying Sparta power lines back on table

August 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A proposal to move three overhead power lines underground on Sparta Line just west of Quaker Road in Sparta has been revived at Central Elgin councillors. They voted Monday, Aug. 26, to apply for a provincial grant that would, if approved, cover most or all of the quarter-million dollar cost. Mayor Sally Martyn has strongly…

Matthew Peter Pinczak

July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

PINCZAK, Matthew Peter of Hamilton passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in his 31st year. Dear son of Linda (Nickerson) and the late Peter Pinchak of Aylmer. Dear nephew of Gary Nickerson (Cindy), Margaret Cole (late Paul). Also survived by a number of cousins and relatives in Poland. Born in Ontario on March 17, 1989. Predeceased by his twin…

Missing man found

June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Police report that a missing person, Brandon Buchner,  32, formerly of Aylmer, has been found safe and in good health.  

Ticks with Lyme Disease bacteria found near Springwater, Port Stanley

June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

South Western Public Health announced on Thursday, June 20, that two black-legged ticks testing positive for the bacteria that could cause the debilitating Lyme Disease in humans had shown up recently in Central Elgin. One came from Port Stanley and the other from a home near Springwater Conservation Area. The health unit stated that any…

Jeff Yurek now Environment minister

June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek is taking on his third posting as an Ontario Cabinet minister in a year. In a “shuffle” of the Cabinet by Premier Doug Ford announced on Thursday, June 20, MPP Yurek, who had previously served as Natural Resources and Forestry minister and then Transportation minister, was moved to take charge of…

Fatal collision with child cycling on Carter Road

June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fernando Loewen, 11, died while riding a bicycle after a collision with a car on Carter Road between Highway 3 and Glencolin Line on Monday night, June 17, at about 9:10 p.m. Constable Adam Crewdson of Elgin Ontario Provincial Police said the car, a 2008 sedan, was being driven south on Carter at the time.…

Elgin Road overpass at 401 to be rebuilt

May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Robert Pearson Drivers who access Highway 401 via Elgin Road (Imperial Road in Elgin), should expect detours starting this May and lasting into the fall. The Elgin Road Bridge over highway 401 will be replaced this year. Demolition of the existing bridge, built in 1957, was scheduled to begin in May. Replacement of the…

County to reduce speed limit near Springwater

April 24, 2019 | 1 Comment

Elgin councillors are moving to reduce the speed limit on Springwater Road near Springwater Conservation Area. The current speed limit there is 80 kilometres per hour, but it has been as low as 60 in the past. At a county council meeting on Tuesday, April 11, members received a letter from Catfish Creek Conservation Authority…