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Hundreds attend Aylmer Remembrance Day

Retired Ontario Police College Protocol Officer John Hutton, right, was accompanied by a Royal Canadian Air Cadet with the 741 Elgin Squadron before laying a wreath on behalf of the OPC Association during the Remembrance Day ceremony in Aylmer on Sunday morning, Nov.11. As almost always, hundreds of local residents along with several local dignitaries…

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CE recount–same result as election day

Central Elgin announced late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 1, that a recount ordered for the top two finishers in the race for deputy mayor in the Oct. 22 municipal election had resulted in no change. The recount confirmed that winner Tom Marks had received 1,546 votes and Steve Carr 1,541. Central Elgin councillors had on Monday…

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Mary French is Aylmer’s new mayor

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…

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Springfield PS evacuated, everyone safe

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…

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Huge hay barn lost to fire

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…

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Verdict in Express trial Oct. 22

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…

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Temporary bridge open in Port Bruce

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…

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

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…

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Port Bruce temporary bridge opening Monday, Aug. 20

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…

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Off to the (banger) races at fair-corrected

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.)

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