News Headlines

Remembrance Day in Aylmer

Middle, Chief Zvonko Horvat, left, and Acting Inspector Nick Novacich saluted after laying a memorial wreath from Aylmer Police Service at the town Cenotaph on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. Attendance was good at the annual ceremony, despite damp, snowy weather. More coverage of the Remembrance Day services in this area will be in the Nov.…

Read More

Plenty of pumpkins for fire station Halloween

Malahide South Fire Station held an open house for young trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31. Showing off some of the decorated jack-0-lanterns were, from left, Probationary Firefighter Cassandra Young, Firefighter Alan Vandenwyngaert and firefighter’s daughter Alexa Loewen, 14. (AE/Rob Perry)

Read More

Gale and flood warnings for shoreline

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority has issued a gale warning and Long Point Region Conservation Authority a flood warning for Lake Erie shorelines within their jurisdictions. CCCA early on Thursday, Oct. 31, warned that winds were expected to increase throughout the day to 74 kilometres per hour early this evening before dropping slightly to 65 kilometres…

Read More

Two motorists critically injured in head-on crash

Two male drivers are in hospital in London with life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash on Imperial Road north of Mapleton Line Tuesday, Oct. 29, at about 7:34 a.m. Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith said a pickup truck and a sports-utility vehicle were involved. The pickup was on fire when firefighters arrived at the scene,…

Read More

TVDSB defers decision on rescinding closings of Springfield, New Sarum public schools

Thames Valley District School Board trustees, at a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21, voted to defer consideration of a proposed rescinding of motions adopted by TVDSB in 2017 to close New Sarum and Springfield public schools. The meeting was attended by area elected officials, including Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek, along with concerned parents from both those…

Read More

Vecchio wins second term as MP

A federal election was held on Monday, Oct. 21 in Canada. With nearly half of all votes, Conservative candidate Karen Vecchio will sit for a second term as the Elgin-Middlesex-London Member of Parliament. Nationally, the Liberals will stay in power, winning enough seats to form a minority government. As of Tuesday morning, preliminary results for…

Read More

“Voices muzzled” as TVDSB rejects public delegations over school closures

Thames Valley District School Board has told mayors, parents and even an MPP who’s also a Cabinet minister they won’t be allowed to speak during a board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22, where Elgin-St. Thomas trustees Meagan Ruddock and Bruce Smith will try to overturn previous decisions to close elementary schools in Springfield and New Sarum.…

Read More

Seeking to rescind closings of Springfield, New Sarum schools

Elgin-St. Thomas trustees Meagan Ruddock and Bruce Smith are mounting an effort to rescind previous decisions by Thames Valley District School Board to close elementary schools in Springfield and New Sarum, if and when a large new elementary school is built in Belmont. Those decisions were made in 2017, but whether or not the province…

Read More

Five exotic animals die in fire

Five animals, an alpaca, two pot-bellied pigs and two New Guinea singing dogs were lost in a fire at Educational Animal Displays on Woolleyville Line in Malahide on Sunday, Oct. 13. Owner Velma Sheppard said a neighbour rescued a camel from the burning barn, which was destroyed in the blaze. Two other buildings, in the…

Read More

Deal scotches school closings

The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Ontario government reached a last-minute tentative contract deal on Sunday night, Oct. 6, preventing wide-scale public and Catholic school closings across the province that had been expected on Monday, Oct. 7. Both Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board had warned that all…

Read More