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Five charged after Friday night “marching”

February 3, 2021 | 19 Comments

Aylmer Police charged five persons involved in what was described as “marching” on John Street North in Aylmer near the downtown core on Friday, Jan. 29, just after 8 p.m. Chief Zvonko Horvat said police had received a complaint about several persons marching around, and officers found a group in the area of Talbot and…

COVID-linked deaths in Elgin, Oxford

February 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health reported two deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday, Feb. 3, a man in his 70s from Elgin County and a woman in her 90s from Oxford, the latter a resident at PeopleCare long-term care home in Tavistock. The two latest fatalities bring the local death toll in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford…

Aylmer down to four ongoing cases

February 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Aylmer and area dropped to just four cases on Tuesday, Feb. 2, down from eight on Monday, Southwestern Public Health reported. The health unit recorded 13 new cases across Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford on Tuesday, up from 10 on Monday, but the overall number of ongoing cases decreased to 152 from 166. St. Thomas…

Number of cases ticks upward

February 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Feb. 1, up from eight the previous day. The total number of ongoing cases in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford now stands at 166, up from 159. St. Thomas and area rose to 23 cases Monday from 31 Sunday, Bayham to four…

Two charged after Church of God service

February 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Police have charged two men, one 57 and one 26, with hosting an event exceeding numbers permitted under provincial COVID-19 emergency orders after an indoor service at the Church of God on John Street North Sunday, Jan. 31. In a statement Monday morning, Feb. 1, Police Chief Zvonko Horvat said the church as a…

Southwestern reports only eight new cases

January 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health reported only eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford on Sunday, Jan. 31, down from 12 the previous day. The total number of ongoing cases being tracked in the region is now at 159, down from 161. St. Thomas and area increased to 21 cases on Sunday…

Heavy police presence at Church of God

January 31, 2021 | 8 Comments

Aylmer Police stopped a vehicle on Glencolin Line that had left Aylmer Church of God moments earlier on Sunday, Jan. 31. The church held in indoor service that morning, and several police cruisers were nearby or drove by frequently. More in the Feb. 3 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

Elgin death linked to COVID-19

January 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health reported on Saturday, Jan. 30, that the death of an Elgin woman in her 80s was linked to COVID-19. That brings the death toll in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford related to the pandemic to 57. The health unit reported 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, down from 21 Friday.…

More police presence promised at Church of God service

January 29, 2021 | 1 Comment

Aylmer Police Chief Zvonko Horvat, in a statement issued Friday, Jan. 29, said more officers would be on hand this Sunday, Jan. 31, for an expected drive-in service at a church on John Street South (Church of God). He said, “Community safety and well being and enforcement of laws is a top priority for Aylmer…

Down to 13 ongoing Aylmer cases

January 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford on Friday, Jan. 29, down from 24 the previous day. The total number of ongoing cases in the region also dropped, to 182 from 187. Aylmer and area decreased to 13 cases on Friday from 17 on Thursday,…

COVID cases up slightly; another death

January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health announced Thursday, Jan. 28, the 56th death linked to COVID-19 in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford. The Oxford woman in her 90s had been a resident at Trillium Retirement Home in Norwich, the health unit reported. Southwestern also recorded 24 new confirmed cases of the virus across the region on Thursday, up…

Updated–Back to school in person starting Monday, Feb. 1

January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Thursday, Jan. 28, that children in Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board who wanted to could return to in-person classrooms effective Monday, Feb. 1, but that was later amended. Elementary children can return to classes on Monday, Feb. 1, but secondary students won’t until…