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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Big drop in Aylmer cases

August 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of ongoing COVID-19 cases confirmed by testing in Aylmer and area took a big drop on Sunday, Aug. 16. Southwestern Public Health was reporting 19 ongoing cases, compared to 27 just the previous day. Bayham remained at 13 cases and St. Thomas at five, while Tillsonburg saw a slight reduction, to five from…

Cases still going down

August 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of ongoing cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer and area continued a slow downward slide to 27 from 29 on Saturday, Aug. 15. Bayham also saw a slight decrease to 13 cases from 14, while St. Thomas and area remained at five. Tillsonburg and area went to six cases from seven.…

Warden Mennill urges masking up

August 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Elgin County Warden David Mennill, mayor of Malahide, is urging local residents to do everything they can to help check the spread of COVID-19. In a statement issued Friday, Aug. 14, Warden Mennill said given the recent growth in the number of confirmed cases in Elgin, 54 as of that day, “This is our strong…

Down to 31 cases in Aylmer and area

August 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting 29 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer and area on Friday, Aug. 14, a reduction of two from the previous day. A week earlier, the health unit had been tracking 50 cases in Aylmer and area. Returning to the health unit’s report for Aug. 14, Bayham was at…

Attempted child abduction in Corinth

August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A boy, 4, was reportedly the target of an attempted abduction on Best Line in Bayham Township on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at around 4 p.m. Constable Patti Cote on behalf of Elgin Ontario Provincial Police stated that the boy had been playing alone on the front porch of his Corinth home when a vehicle stopped…

Continued slow decline of COVID-19 cases in Aylmer and area

August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Aylmer and area continue to see a slow decline in the number of active COVID-19 cases being tracked by Southwestern Public Health. The health unit was reporting 31 cases in Aylmer and area on Thursday, Aug. 13, down from 32 the previous day. Bayham has 14 cases still ongoing, compared to 17 on Wednesday. St.…

School buses will be more crowded than expected

August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Changes made by the Ontario Ministry of Education could mean that 46 or more pupils might ride to and from school on a Thames Valley District School Board bus this September, and be seated no more than a foot from a fellow passenger. While children in Grades 4 and older would be required to wear…

Aylmer cases down again

August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting 32 ongoing cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer and area on Wednesday, Aug. 12, down from 37 the previous day. Bayham cases dropped to 17 from 19, but St. Thomas saw an increase of one case to a new total of three. Tillsonburg’s cases went to eight from…

Aylmer down by two, but Bayham up by three

August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting 37 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by medical testing in the Aylmer area on Tuesday, Aug. 11. That’s down from 39 on the previous two days. Last Friday, the number of cases in Aylmer had peaked at 50. The health unit on Aug. 11 was also reporting 19 cases in Bayham,…

Aylmer cases steady at 39

August 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was continuing to track 39 ongoing cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer on Monday, Aug. 10, the same as the previous day. The number of cases in Bayham dropped to 16 from 18, and stayed steady at two in St. Thomas. In Oxford County, Tillsonburg saw its cases increase to…

Cases decline in Aylmer second day in a row

August 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health on Sunday, Aug. 9, reported that the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed by testing in Aylmer had declined for the second day in a row. The number had peaked at a high of 50 on Friday, Aug. 7. That slid down to 43 on Saturday, and to 39 on Sunday. The number…

Cases dip in Aylmer

August 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health reported a reduction in the number of ongoing cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer on Saturday, Aug. 8, to 43 from 50 the previous day. The number of cases in Bayham continued to climb, though, to 20 from 19. St. Thomas continues unchanged with two cases and Tillsonburg at nine.…