Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

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…

Two five-storey condos replace one nine-storey in Prespa proposal for Port Stanley

August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some residents were crying foul after Prespa Construction announced at an Ontario Municipal Board “pre-hearing” on Wednesday, Aug. 22, it planned to ask the OMB to allow it to modify its original proposal for a nine-storey condomium building northwest of the intersection of Edith Cavell Boulevard and William Street in Port Stanley to two five-storey…

Temporary bridge open in Port Bruce

August 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

The temporary panel bridge connecting the north and south sides of the lakeside village of Port Bruce opened to traffic at about 10:55 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. In this photo taken at about 11:45 a.m. that day, a car is seen completing a north-south crossing of the bridge that spans Catfish Creek from Bank…

Getting fancied up at Sweet Cornfest

August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jodi Brindley of Aylmer painted the face of Arrielle Morgan, 8, of Sarnia as she visited Aylmer’s annual Sweet Cornfest in Balmoral Park on Saturday, Aug. 18. The four-hour harvest celebration was organized by MainStreet Aylmer.

Freedom of the press a right? As it turns out–yes

August 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

The prosecution presented its case against John Hueston and Brett Hueston of The Aylmer Express in the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas, Wednesday, Aug. 15, alleging the two journalists obstructed Ontario Provincial Police by refusing to obey orders to stop taking pictures and leave the scene of a fatal car’s plunge into Lake…

Port Bruce temporary bridge opening Monday, Aug. 20

August 14, 2018 | 3 Comments

A temporary bridge reconnecting Port Bruce south of Catfish Creek with the rest of Malahide Township will open to the public at the end of Monday afternoon, Aug. 20. Elgin Administrator Julie Gonyou made the announcement at a county council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in part, she said, to counter social media rumours the…

Off to the (banger) races at fair-corrected

August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Alanna McNicol won the women’s “Powderpuff Banger Race” at Aylmer Fair Friday night, Aug. 10, leaving three other drivers in the dust for the victory. The fair opened Friday at noon, and continues through Sunday at 5 p.m. (The post previously erroneously listed the winner as Alanna’s mother, Wanda.)

Birds of Prey on hand–literally–at Beachfest

August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

April Wamsteeker, 7 of Haldimand was shown how to hold a bird of prey on a glove by Mike Shore of Shore Bird Control of London, Saturday, Aug. 4. He was giving a presentation on Port Burwell’s East Beach during the annual three-day Bayham Beachfest on the weekend.

Making muffin pizzas in Springfield

August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dietitian Doreen Wilson, left, helped Abby Sawatzky, 7, finish off an English muffin pizza during a cooking class that was part of Springfield library’s Summer Reading Club session on Thursday, Aug. 2. Fifty-five youngsters were on hand that day.

Unprecedented year for forest fires

August 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek was named as Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry only a few weeks ago, but he’s already been kept busy putting out fires. Real fires, not political ones. He spoke at an annual St. Thomas and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon for him and MP Karen Vecchio Wednesday, Aug. 1.…

Chad Robertson reaches Inuvik

August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chad Robertson of Belmont emailed The Aylmer Express Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1, to report he and fellow adventurer Jason Rowland of Australia had reached Inuvik in the North West Territories, completing an epic 3,000 kilometre journey by bicycle and canoe from Jasper, Alberta. Look for details in the August 8 edition of the Express.