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Restaurant rezoning denied

Aylmer council members, after hearing opposition from residential neighbours, denied a rezoning to allow an unnamed restaurant with a drive-through lane on the back half of The Bargain Shop property at 154 Talbot St. W. They also promised neighbours they would investigate if 4 a.m. trash bin pickups at TBS and nearby McDonald’s restaurant can…

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Putting on a Canada Day “gun show”

In a moment of frivolity, Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Karen Vecchio, Aylmer Mayor Jack Couckuyt, MPP Rob Flack and Malahide Mayor Dominique Giguère showed off their muscles during the annual joint Canada Day celebration at East Elgin Community Complex on Monday, July 1. Afterward, they further flexed their muscles by cutting and serving pieces of a Canada…

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Truck and Tractor Pull this Friday, Saturday

The Fairgrounds will be home the seventh annual Aylmer Canada Day Weekend Truck and Tractor Pull this Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29. Aylmer Fair Board President Randy Laur said that while he’s been to such events elsewhere, “I’ve never been a puller,” as competitors are termed. However, in 2016, when the pull was…

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Coffee House is back

Emily Froese joined fellow members of the guitar “Shadow Ensemble” playing Silent Night, Everybody Wants to Rule the World and Carol of the Bells during a Coffee House talent showcase at East Elgin Secondary School on Wednesday night, Dec. 20. This was the first such Coffee House in four years, and attracted almost 200 spectators.…

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SIU releases information on OPP firearm discharge

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit announced preliminary information on an Elgin Ontario Provincial Police officer-involved shooting on Highway 3 (Talbot Street) at the west end of Aylmer on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at about 3 a.m. No one was hit by the discharge, SIU stated, but three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to look…

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SIU investigating OPP shooting-updates

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is looking into an incident described as police “discharging a firearm at a person” involving Elgin Ontario Provincial Police on Highway 3 (Talbot Street West) west of Aylmer, not far from East Elgin Community Complex, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 29. The only information shared by Elgin OPP Constable Brett Phair that…

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Big crowd out for Remembrance Day

Eyes snapped to the right as a Remembrance Day procession passed in review in front of Aylmer’s Cenotaph on Talbot Street West following a service on Saturday morning, Nov. 11. A large crowd of spectators attended the event. More pictures in the Nov. 15 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

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Longtime DU volunteers saluted

Herb Kebbel, left, Percy Whitcroft and Duncan Sinclair of Aylmer were saluted at the annual Ducks Unlimited fundraising banquet at Saxonia Hall in Malahide on Wednesday night, Oct. 11. They were recognized for 50 years each of volunteer service to the wetlands preservation and education agency. Fellow Aylmer Committee member Kim Black said the men…

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Pumpkin sale fundraiser in Straffordville

Front, from left, Grade 8 parent Alysha Armstrong, Miriam Chibueze, parent Janette Hill, parent Justine Briggs, parent Trudy Bueckert, Gr. 8 teacher Megan Schned: middle: Nathan Hill, Damien Armstrong, Hayden Willmott, Seth Bridgeman, Jackson Stubbs, Cali Newcombe, Lyla Martens, Vice-Principal Catarina Schmitt; and, back, Maverick Weil were selling pumpkins in front of Straffordville Public School…

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