Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Fashion fun at Aylmer library

October 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Library assistant Mary Hamm kicked up her heel as she modeled in a fashion show held at Aylmer Old Town Hall library on Thursday night, Oct. 6. Clothes from Durkees were featured. Look for more pictures of the fashion show in the print edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

Police: missing girl, 17, found safe

October 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Police reported Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6, that a missing 17-year-old girl from Aylmer who they had been looking for had been found safe.  

Mother, newborn, found

October 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Elgin Ontario Provincial Police announced late Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, that a woman, 27, and her newborn child had been found safe in London. Police issued an alert asking for public assistance finding the woman and baby after a caller requested they check on her well-being. She and the baby had last been seen in…

Southwestern reports first monkeypox case

September 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health announced its first positive case of monkeypox in its region, in an adult male, on Thursday, Sept. 15, but for now isn’t saying where, citing “an active investigation.” In a statement, the health unit said the virus was transmissible through direct contact with lesions, respiratory secretions, or materials contaminated by the virus,…

Plowing a straight furrow

September 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Mayor Joe Preston, coached by Steve Speller, an International Plowing Match champion, produced straight furrows as he participated in a special competition for local elected officials at the Elgin County Plowing Match in Malahide in Saturday, Sept. 10. This year’s match was hosted by Ian and Connie Foster. More pictures in the Sept.…

TVDSB begins expropriation in Belmont

August 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

Thames Valley District School Board trustees on Tuesday, Aug. 30, ordered the start of legal proceedings to expropriate land for a new elementary school in Belmont from Craigholme Estates, a developer in that village. Facility Services and Capital Planning Superintendent Geoff Vogt said that the board had taken all the steps it could to try…

Herbert Hildebrandt convicted of assaulting octogenarian over a sign

August 22, 2022 | 3 Comments

Herbert Hildebrandt was convicted of assaulting Jack Dykxhoorn in St. Thomas Ontario Court of Justice on Monday, August 22. Mr. Dykxhoorn, 84 at the time of the assault, Dec. 10, 2020, was pushed to the ground by Mr. Hildebrandt, approximately half the age and twice the size of Mr. Dykxhoorn. Both men live in Malahide.…

Electric bicycle collides with pickup truck

August 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

The rider of an electric bicycle was left with serious, life-threatening injuries after a collision with a pickup truck towing a trailer with a horse inside at the intersection of Lyons Line and Whittaker Road in Malahide on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7:01 a.m. Constable Ed Sanchuk on behalf of Elgin Ontario Provincial Police said…

Missing boater Jack Glaves found dead in Lake Erie

August 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Ontario Provincial Police boats and divers recovered the body of Jack Glaves, 58, of Tillsonburg from Lake Erie on Friday, Aug. 14 just before 7 p.m. Constable Ed Sanchuk, on behalf of Elgin OPP, said the body was found seven miles south of Port Bruce. Mr. Glaves was declared missing after he and his boat…

Taking a spin at Aylmer Fair

August 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

This family was having fun as they rode the “Zero Gravity,” which spun them around, during the opening night of the Aylmer Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. The fair, returning after a two-year absence, was busy between the Campbell’s Amusements Midway and “Motorized Madness” on a track nearby. The show continues through Sunday, Aug. 14.…

Missing boater named

August 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

A boater missing after failing to return to Port Burwell as expected on Tuesday night, Aug. 9, has now been identified by Elgin Ontario Provincial Police as Jack Glaves, 58, of Tillsonburg. He is described as being six feet two inches two, weighing 200 pounds and wearing a “Reese” peanut butter cup t-shirt. OPP continued…

Boat found, boater still missing

August 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

A search continues for a missing boater who left Port Burwell harbour Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 9, and failed to return as expected that night, but his boat has been found. Constable Ed Sanchuk on behalf of Elgin Ontario Provincial Police said the boat, a 21-foot Striper, was found on the shoreline in Madison, Ohio, on…