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Go-ahead for Port Bruce harbour work

Malahide Administrator Michelle Casavecchia Somers told township councillors Thursday, Sept. 5, that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans had finally issued a permit allowing the municipality to embark on extensive rehabilitation to the harbour in Port Bruce. The work must be completed by winter, so Malahide councillors will hold a special session on Monday,…

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Feds giving $2.5-million to Port Bruce bridge

Elgin County announced late Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3, that the federal government would contribute $2.5-million in infrastructure funding toward a permanent replacement for the collapsed Imperial Road Bridge in Port Bruce. The Ontario government had previously agreed to give $1,666,500. With those contributions, the estimated cost to Elgin County taxpayers for the $5.2-million bridge will…

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CCCA issues wind flood warning for Port Bruce

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority is warning Port Bruce residents that winds might push waves up onto shore in the area of Port Bruce Provincial Park and the Waneeta Beach private cottage enclave. Residents were urged to stay alert to conditions, and to keep children and pets away from flood-prone areas. The warning remains in effect…

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Ticks with Lyme Disease bacteria found near Springwater, Port Stanley

South Western Public Health announced on Thursday, June 20, that two black-legged ticks testing positive for the bacteria that could cause the debilitating Lyme Disease in humans had shown up recently in Central Elgin. One came from Port Stanley and the other from a home near Springwater Conservation Area. The health unit stated that any…

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Jeff Yurek now Environment minister

Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek is taking on his third posting as an Ontario Cabinet minister in a year. In a “shuffle” of the Cabinet by Premier Doug Ford announced on Thursday, June 20, MPP Yurek, who had previously served as Natural Resources and Forestry minister and then Transportation minister, was moved to take charge of…

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Fatal collision with child cycling on Carter Road

Fernando Loewen, 11, died while riding a bicycle after a collision with a car on Carter Road between Highway 3 and Glencolin Line on Monday night, June 17, at about 9:10 p.m. Constable Adam Crewdson of Elgin Ontario Provincial Police said the car, a 2008 sedan, was being driven south on Carter at the time.…

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Elgin Road overpass at 401 to be rebuilt

by Robert Pearson Drivers who access Highway 401 via Elgin Road (Imperial Road in Elgin), should expect detours starting this May and lasting into the fall. The Elgin Road Bridge over highway 401 will be replaced this year. Demolition of the existing bridge, built in 1957, was scheduled to begin in May. Replacement of the…

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County to reduce speed limit near Springwater

Elgin councillors are moving to reduce the speed limit on Springwater Road near Springwater Conservation Area. The current speed limit there is 80 kilometres per hour, but it has been as low as 60 in the past. At a county council meeting on Tuesday, April 11, members received a letter from Catfish Creek Conservation Authority…

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ICS pupils raising money for water wells in Zambia

A class of 23 Grade 7 and 8 pupils from Immanuel Christian School will walk a mile in someone else’s shoes on Tuesday, April 30, to raise money to help dig safe water wells in Zambia. Teacher Paul Bierman said the pupils will actually be trekking from the school to the north end of Aylmer…

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Small electrical fire, retirement home evacuated

The Aylmer Retirement Residence at 258 Talbot St. E. was temporarily evacuated Friday afternoon, after a small electrical fire in the basement. Aylmer Police Chief Zvonko Horvat said residents were moved to a shelter at nearby St. Paul’s United Church. The incident appeared to cause little actual damage, but could have posed a much greater…

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