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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Martyn over Marr in Central Elgin

October 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

Sally Martyn will be the next mayor of Central Elgin. Deputy Mayor Martyn, with 2,046 votes, bested incumbent Mayor David Marr iwth 1,752 and rookie mayoral challenger Casey Siebenmorgen with a respectable 489 in municipal voting Monday, Oct. 22. Tom Marks, a council veteran, with 1,546 votes squeaked by current Councillor Steve Carr with 1,541…

Mary French is Aylmer’s new mayor

October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mary French is Aylmer’s new mayor after she defeated Ann Laur in the Monday, Oct. 22 municipal election. Mayor-elect French, who is the current deputy mayor, won the race with 911 votes compared to current Councillor Laur’s 545 votes. Current Cr. Sheri Andrews was elected as Aylmer’s new deputy mayor by winning the race over…

Express journalists acquitted

October 22, 2018 | 3 Comments

Publisher John Hueston and editor Brett Hueston of The Aylmer Express were acquitted in the Ontario Courts of Justice in St. Thomas on Monday morning, Oct. 22, of obstructing Ontario Provincial Police during the recovery of a vehicle with a body inside from the waters of Lake Erie at the south end of Springfield Road…

Springfield PS evacuated, everyone safe

October 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

All of the pupils and staff at Springfield Public School were safely evacuated to the nearby Malahide Community Place after more than half of the school filled with smoke from a fire that broke out in the rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC) on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 17. This photo was taken at…

Huge hay barn lost to fire

October 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

A hay barn, 80 feet wide by 600 feet deep, was destroyed by fire on the north side of Vienna Line east of Hacienda Road late on Thursday night, Oct. 11, and early on Friday morning, Oct. 12. Malahide firefighters fought to contain the blaze and keep it from spreading to surrounding fields of dry…

Boats hit Port Stanley lift bridge

September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lift bridge in Port Stanley was closed temporarily for inspection on Tuesday, Sept. 25 after a perch fishing boat and a sailboat broke free from where they were moored. The bridge reopened to traffic later that afternoon after the inspection. A total of three vessels were involved after being dislodged from where they were…

Verdict in Express trial Oct. 22

September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Judge Glen Donald of the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas expects to deliver his verdict in the trial of John Hueston and Brett Hueston of The Aylmer Express on Monday, Oct. 22, at 9:30 a.m. The two men are charged with obstructing police during an investigation of a death at the south end…

No defence witnesses in Express trial

September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

A brief session Monday, Sept. 10, in the trial of John Hueston and Brett Hueston of The Aylmer Express for allegedly obstructing police resulted in only one piece of news, that defence lawyer Gord Cudmore planned to call no witnesses. Instead, both he and Assistant Crown Attorney Cecile Jutras will make written final submissions to…

Memorial motorcycle ride attracts over 100 bikers

September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second annual Ken Schlimme Memorial Poker Run motorcycle ride attracted 107 riders on Saturday, Sept. 1. Sponsored by Kendall Motor Oil and Dave Green Custom Cycle, the ride raised money for the Aylmer Optimist Club. Registration was at the Optimist Clubhouse on Queen Street in Aylmer and the riders’ last stop was at Cy’s…

Shaw’s celebrates its 70th anniversary

September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shaw’s Ice Cream and Dairy Bar, located south of Union on Sunset Road, celebrated its 70th anniversary in style with a Ferris Wheel, a photo booth, face painting, prizes and giveaways and live music along with free ice cream to anyone who showed up with a 1948 classic car or pickup truck on Saturday, Sept.…

Man pinned in tractor rollover

August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

A man was taken to hospital after the tractor he was driving rolled over and pinned him southwest of Aylmer on Tuesday evening, Aug. 28. Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police officers with assistance from the Aylmer Police responded to the tractor rollover on Rogers Road south of Conservation Line that evening at 7:40 p.m. Malahide…

Fatal motorcycle crash near Belmont

August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

One man is dead and two more people were taken to hospital for treatment of injuries after a three vehicle crash occurred south of Belmont on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28. The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police along with Middlesex County OPP officers responded to the collision on Belmont Road at Yorke Line in Central Elgin…