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Serious crash in Copenhagen

A two-vehicle crash in Copenhagen in the early evening of Wednesday, May 16 sent one of the drivers to an area hospital by air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Adam Crewdson said emergency personnel were dispatched to the crash at the intersection of Nova Scotia Line and…

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Periscope Playhouse features local playwright

Val the “nefarious psychiatrist” (played by Maria McLellan), left, observes nursing home owner “the even more nefarious” Dr. Forbes (played by Greg Poulsen) as he gives talk therapy to “unconscious centenarian” Buck Bright (Grahame Notman) during a recent rehearsal of a scene from the Port Burwell Periscope Playhouse production of Toast. The adult comedic play…

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Temporary bridge approved for Port Bruce

Elgin County councillors during their Tuesday morning, May 8 meeting approved spending an estimated $1.52-million to install a temporary bridge in Port Bruce. The vote was carried 7-2 with Dutton-Dunwich Mayor Cameron McWilliam and Southwold Mayor Grant Jones in opposition due to the cost. The temporary bridge will be installed at the old historic bridge…

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Fatal crash just east of Aylmer

A two vehicle crash that happened just east of Aylmer along Talbot Line (Highway 3) on Thursday morning, May 3 killed one of the drivers and sent another person to a London hospital. The crash occurred at about 9:45 a.m. that morning between Hacienda Road and Springfield Road near Summers Corners Public School. Elgin County…

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Sarnia woman killed in crash with bus south of London

A collision between an empty school bus and a sedan south of London along Highbury Avenue South on Thursday morning, May 3 killed the adult female driver of the car. Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Adam Crewdson said emergency personnel responded to the crash between Glanworth Drive and Ferguson Line at about 7:15 a.m.…

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Frankie and the Fairlanes bring vintage rock to Belmont

Michael “Frankie” Lambert of the vintage rock and roll band Frankie and the Fairlanes sang and played guitar to Good Rockin’ Tonight to kick off their show at Belmont United Church on Sunday afternoon, April 29. The song title is also the name of the St. Thomas based band’s new travelling show that celebrates the…

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Crash briefly closes Talbot St. E at Victoria St.

Motorists had to find an alternate route around a section of Talbot Street East at Victoria Street in Aylmer on Sunday morning, April 29 when a three vehicle crash occurred. This photo of North Side Towing employee Gregg MacKenzie preparing to remove one of the vehicles from the scene was taken at about 10:45 a.m.…

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Fashion show benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

Heidi Weninger was one of several models who strutted on the catwalk during the Sharing the Passion Hair and Fashion Show, Live and Silent Auction held at East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer on Friday evening, April 27. The show, held every other year, raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin. First…

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Good turnout for Richmond yard sale

Bev Perry, middle (in the yellow hoodie), browsed through the items on one of the tables set up for an indoor yard sale held at Richmond United Church on Friday morning, April 27. The sale continued on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event included a barbecue and raised money for…

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Doug Ford offers not one word on rural school closings

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford spoke to close to 500 breakfast-goers at Saxonia Hall in Malahide just west of Aylmer, Saturday morning, April 21, but had nothing at all to say about rural school closings, probably the most controversial subject in this area leading into the June 7 provincial election. When reporters learned from Mr.…

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