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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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A year after fire, Vienna Farms “back to normal”

A massive fire on March 20-21, 2018 destroyed the apple storage facility at Martin’s Family Fruit Farms Vienna operation. But less than a year later, “things are back to normal,” said Vienna Farms Manager Ken Martin in late February. A new building replaced the demolished one in fall of last year, and apples are shipping…

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Pedestrian, 81, dies in collision with pickup

An Aylmer man, 81, died after being hit by a pickup as he was crossing Talbot Street West on foot between Caverly Road and Park Street on Saturday, March 2, at 9:53 a.m. Aylmer Police Sergeant Nick Novacich said the man was unresponsive after the collision, and resuscitation efforts by police, firefighters and paramedics  at…

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Graduating into jobs – EESS alumni discuss apprenticeships

Former East Elgin Secondary School students who graduated straight into skilled jobs, thanks to EESS’s co-operative education department and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, returned to their alma mater on Friday morning, Feb. 8, to urge current co-op students to consider following the same path. EESS at the moment has 11 students enrolled in OYAP.…

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Dancers take the stage at EESS

East Elgin Secondary School Grade 11/12 dancer Allison Brooks was twirled in the air by Alyssa Braun while Hannah Beggs swiveled at right during a recital in front of a packed auditorium for area elementary school pupils on Thursday morning, Jan. 17. EESS’s dance classes performed public shows of the same several pieces at EESS…

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Christmas Care providing joy over the holidays

Tegan Ceccanese, left, and her Bantam BB BAD (Belmont-Aylmer-Dorchester) Girls Hockey teammate Faith Farquhar manned the carrot station where another volunteer, Mary Jansen, proceeded through the assembly line during the packing for the annual East Elgin Christmas Care food hamper program at Aylmer Immanuel Christian School on Saturday morning, Dec. 22. Christmas Care coordinator Caroline…

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Serious crash in Summers Corners

A man was airlifted to hospital and is in critical condition after a three vehicle collision at the intersection of Talbot Line (Highway 3) and Springfield Road in Summers Corners. The crash happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Adam Crewdson said a white vehicle was travelling north…

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