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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Enjoying a pony ride

May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mom Joanna Saraiva of London made sure her children Everest, 18 months, and Alessandra, 3, stayed on the saddle during a pony ride they were enjoying at the Educational Animal Display and Pony Rides annual open house on Saturday morning, May 26. Located on Woolleyville Line off Springfield Road north of Summers Corners (east of…

Missing girl found

May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police have found a 14-year-old Richmond girl that was reported missing the night before. Late on Saturday afternoon, May 26, Constable Adam Crewdson issued a media release stating the girl had been found. The original media release stated she was last seen at her residence on Richmond Road at Heritage…

Walking in the heat to beat cancer

May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the Happy Feet team took a turn on the East Elgin Secondary School track in the mid-afternoon heat on Friday, May 25 during the second annual Relay for Life held at the Aylmer school. The team members included, from left, Mackenzie Wiebe, Abby Decoutere, Emma Vandenbroek and Sky Martineau. The Relay for Life…

Serious crash in Copenhagen

May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A two-vehicle crash in Copenhagen in the early evening of Wednesday, May 16 sent one of the drivers to an area hospital by air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Adam Crewdson said emergency personnel were dispatched to the crash at the intersection of Nova Scotia Line and…

Pass the rubber chicken!

May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kindergarten pupil Brynlee Meseure, front, passed a rubber chicken over her shoulder to Grade 1 pupil Reese Knelsen during one of the several activities set up for McGregor Public  School’s annual Jump Rope for Heart event held at the Aylmer school on Friday, May 11. Other children participating in the race included Grade 4 pupil…

Periscope Playhouse features local playwright

May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Val the “nefarious psychiatrist” (played by Maria McLellan), left, observes nursing home owner “the even more nefarious” Dr. Forbes (played by Greg Poulsen) as he gives talk therapy to “unconscious centenarian” Buck Bright (Grahame Notman) during a recent rehearsal of a scene from the Port Burwell Periscope Playhouse production of Toast. The adult comedic play…

“Mindfulness” at New Sarum PS

May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Volunteer helpers Noah Ruffell, 8, left, and his brother Zach, 15, practised using a “cootie catcher” to answer a question during “Our Mindful Manners Night” at New Sarum Public School on Wednesday, May 9. Marcy Whitcroft, one of the organizers, said the open house for families was about “being present in the moment” rather than…

Temporary bridge approved for Port Bruce

May 8, 2018 | 3 Comments

Elgin County councillors during their Tuesday morning, May 8 meeting approved spending an estimated $1.52-million to install a temporary bridge in Port Bruce. The vote was carried 7-2 with Dutton-Dunwich Mayor Cameron McWilliam and Southwold Mayor Grant Jones in opposition due to the cost. The temporary bridge will be installed at the old historic bridge…

Fatal crash just east of Aylmer

May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

A two vehicle crash that happened just east of Aylmer along Talbot Line (Highway 3) on Thursday morning, May 3 killed one of the drivers and sent another person to a London hospital. The crash occurred at about 9:45 a.m. that morning between Hacienda Road and Springfield Road near Summers Corners Public School. Elgin County…

Sarnia woman killed in crash with bus south of London

May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

A collision between an empty school bus and a sedan south of London along Highbury Avenue South on Thursday morning, May 3 killed the adult female driver of the car. Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Adam Crewdson said emergency personnel responded to the crash between Glanworth Drive and Ferguson Line at about 7:15 a.m.…

Frankie and the Fairlanes bring vintage rock to Belmont

April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael “Frankie” Lambert of the vintage rock and roll band Frankie and the Fairlanes sang and played guitar to Good Rockin’ Tonight to kick off their show at Belmont United Church on Sunday afternoon, April 29. The song title is also the name of the St. Thomas based band’s new travelling show that celebrates the…

Crash briefly closes Talbot St. E at Victoria St.

April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Motorists had to find an alternate route around a section of Talbot Street East at Victoria Street in Aylmer on Sunday morning, April 29 when a three vehicle crash occurred. This photo of North Side Towing employee Gregg MacKenzie preparing to remove one of the vehicles from the scene was taken at about 10:45 a.m.…