Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

It’s chilly but dogs still need to be walked

January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Starkey, left, kept his 1-year-old Husky Akilah on a close leash while his fiancee Michelle Meesters was holding onto Bronson, a 4-year-old Rottweiler, when the couple were out walking their dogs on South Street just east of John Street South in Aylmer on Sunday, Jan. 7 just past 12 noon. The couple were almost…

Digging in at the K of C brunch

January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ian Webster, 11, of Luton was about to begin eating his breakfast at the monthly Aylmer Knights of Columbus all you can eat brunch at the Columbus Club on Beech Street on Sunday morning, Jan. 7. As always, the brunch included scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, regular and French toast, hash browns, coffee, tea and juice.…

Three OPP officers injured in Aylmer’s north end

January 5, 2018 | 7 Comments

A 33-year-old Norfolk County man is charged with several Criminal Code offences after three Ontario Provincial Police officers were allegedly injured by him with an “edge weapon” after an altercation in Aylmer’s north end on Thursday evening, Jan. 4. Elgin County OPP Constable Adam Crewdson said officers with the Norfolk/Haldimand County Community Street Crime Unit…

Fire marches through Aylmer home

January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

A fire raged through a house on Oak Street in Aylmer on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Aylmer and Malahide volunteer firefighters joined forces to try to put down the stubborn flames, which took some time. Look for the full story and more pictures in the Express on Jan. 3. Photograph by Rob Perry of…

East Elgin shows Christmas caring

December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

A team of about 40 volunteers worked either side of an assembly line during packing day of the annual East Elgin Christmas Care food hamper program in Aylmer Immanuel Christian School’s gymnasium on Saturday morning, Dec. 23. The hampers would then be delivered to needy families throughout Aylmer and East Elgin which includes all of…

Toys delivered just in time for Christmas

December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Danielle Howe, front, arranged some boxes in the back of a pickup truck she had just loaded during the delivery day of the Aylmer Optimist Club Christmas Toy Drive on Saturday morning, Dec. 23. Toy Drive Chairman Dave Dohnt said 365 children were registered to receive boxes of toys this year, down from the 380…

Miracle on Main Street in Mount Salem

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mount Salem Christian School soloists Nathaneal Kisuule, left, and Kelly Loewen were among a cast of many in the school’s annual Christmas production dress rehearsal on Thursday morning, Dec. 21. This year’s play was entitled Miracle on Main Street with the full production for extended family members and friends held that same evening at Sommerfeld…

Making a racket at Davenport PS

December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Members of the “Boomwhacker Club” played Deck the Halls with their plastic tubes during the dress rehearsal of Aylmer Davenport Public School’s Christmas concert on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 19. The show for parents, extended family members and friends was held that night. (AE/Craig Bradford)

Mr. and Mrs. Claus part of the fun at South Dorchester PS

December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mrs. Claus (played by Darah Farrow) and her husband Santa (Rowan Wilson) have a conversation and shared the limelight during a portion of the dress rehearsal for Santa’s Holiday Hoedown at South Dorchester Public School on Tuesday morning, Dec. 19. Three showings of the Christmas production were then staged for the families and friends of…

Christmas in Summers Corners

December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summers Corners Public School Kindergarten pupils Charlie Wiebe, left, Zoe Jensen, Erin Pinylo, Alexandra Gavey and Alexander Mahovlich held letters that spelled out Santa during one of several performances at the school’s Holiday Celebration dress rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13. (AE/Craig Bradford)

Crash near No Frills

December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Emergency personnel responded to what appeared to be a two-vehicle crash on the northern boundary of Aylmer at the intersection of John Street North and Progress Drive at about 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Both vehicles, which appeared to be similar Ford sports utility vehicles, had been pulled far enough off of the travelled…

Packed house for Bradley St. Church Christmas

December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Julia Friesen, left, Kassie Knelsen and Janessa Friesen sang The Perfect Gift in front of a full audience at East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer for the Bradley Street Church of God Community Christmas Program. Entitled “Jesus – God’s Gift of Love,” the event included various musical performances in between an entertaining sermon on what…