Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Christmas Care providing joy over the holidays

December 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tegan Ceccanese, left, and her Bantam BB BAD (Belmont-Aylmer-Dorchester) Girls Hockey teammate Faith Farquhar manned the carrot station where another volunteer, Mary Jansen, proceeded through the assembly line during the packing for the annual East Elgin Christmas Care food hamper program at Aylmer Immanuel Christian School on Saturday morning, Dec. 22. Christmas Care coordinator Caroline…

Serious crash in Summers Corners

December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A man was airlifted to hospital and is in critical condition after a three vehicle collision at the intersection of Talbot Line (Highway 3) and Springfield Road in Summers Corners. The crash happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Adam Crewdson said a white vehicle was travelling north…

Victim airlifted after Summers Corners crash

December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A man was airlifted to hospital in Hamilton following a car crash in Summers Corners on Thursday night, Dec. 20, about 5:30 p.m. Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith said the man was in critical condition after being ejected from his vehicle. He had not seemingly been wearing a seatbelt. OPP described the injuries as “life-threatening,”…

Hospice “guarantee” for Elgin

December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek offered a guarantee Thursday, Dec. 20, that Elgin would have a new six-bed residential hospital before the end of his current term. He held a news conference to announce he’d received a letter from Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott inviting Elgin to submit an application for provincial funding for a hospice,…

Sr. Eagles stamped by Stampeders

December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kayla Voros of host East Elgin Secondary School dug a Parkside Collegiate Institute serve during a Senior girls volleyball game on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13. PCI took the win three games to one. (AE/Rob Perry)  

Songs of the season at Belmont library

December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Belmont Community Singers performed during a Christmas concert at the village library on Thursday night, Dec. 13. They invited members of the audience to sing along with some of the holiday tunes. (AE/Rob Perry)

McPhail upsets Mennill for Elgin Warden

December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Veteran West Elgin Mayor Duncan McPhail upset county council incumbent and Malahide Mayor David Mennill to be elected Elgin Warden for the next year at a special meeting on Tuesday night, Dec. 11. Mayor McPhail has been off county council for some time, until defeating incumbent West Elgin Mayor Bernie McPhail in the October municipal…

Gingerbread fun

December 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

Hayden Reddekopp, 6, showed off a gingerbread cookie he decorated during a class held at the boardroom behind the Palmer Park bandshell in Aylmer on Saturday, Dec. 8. The series of gingerbread decorating classes were sponsored by Miller’s Valumart and attracted about 30 participants. (AE/Craig Bradford)

Santa strolls through Straffordville

December 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Santa Claus made his annual appearance in his namesake parade in Straffordville on Saturday morning, Dec. 8. He was accompanied by one of his little elf helpers and several of his reindeer. The just over half an hour long parade weaved its way through the village, starting at the marshaling area on Old Chapel Street…

Fatal crash in Jaffa

December 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

One unidentified person is dead and a man has been arrested after a crash that happened at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 near the intersection of John Wise Line and Springwater Road in Jaffa southwest of Aylmer. Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Adam Crewdson said the crash involved a single red pickup…

Man dead after vehicle found in creek

December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gary Scrivens, 66, of Port Bruce is dead after the white vehicle he was in drove into Catfish Creek from a private lane in the lakeside village between Amasa and Hale streets off Colin Street at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Malahide volunteer firefighters in an inflatable boat had freed the body and…

Port Stanley greets the Santa season

December 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mike Maginn of Talbot Trail ATV Club was just one of several specially-decorated entries from club members participating in the annual Dickens Days Parade to welcome Santa Claus to Port Stanley on Friday night, Nov. 30. While many of the roads outside the village were foggy, inside the community the weather was clear for the…