Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Dementia presentation at the Complex

January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas Public Education Coordinator Maggie Scanlon, back left, was the guest speaker at East Elgin Community Complex’s monthly Seniors’ Day Out activity on Tuesday morning, Jan. 22. Ms. Scanlon’s presentation educated those present about dementia, keeping people living with dementia safe and what programs and services are available in Elgin County.…

Sledding in the freezing snow

January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Drew Thoonen, 10, snowboarded down a hill at Steen Park in Aylmer in the early afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 20. Drew and his brother Gerritt, 8, and two friends took turns sliding down the hill either upright snowboarding style or prone tobogganing style in the minus 14 degree Celsius but sunny weather. (AE/Craig Bradford)

A Suburban Standoff at Periscope Playhouse

January 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nancy (played by Colleen Marlin), left, is trying to pull something heavy down the stairs while Ty (Jason Parkins) casually holds a gun while telling her he won’t steal her family’s war medals in a scene from Port Burwell Periscope Playhouse’s latest show Suburban Standoff. This photo was taken during a rehearsal on Friday, Jan.…

Dancers take the stage at EESS

January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School Grade 11/12 dancer Allison Brooks was twirled in the air by Alyssa Braun while Hannah Beggs swiveled at right during a recital in front of a packed auditorium for area elementary school pupils on Thursday morning, Jan. 17. EESS’s dance classes performed public shows of the same several pieces at EESS…

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)