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Storm destroys barns north of Aylmer

A storm with torrential rain and high winds destroyed a large barn on the east side of Hacienda Road just north of Glencolin Line on Wednesday afternoon, June 13. The storm swept through the Aylmer area shortly after 3:30 p.m. that day and lasted less than 10 minutes. Despite the storm’s short duration, at least…

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Dozens attend public meeting on temporary bridge

Sue Chase, left, Nathan Smale and Barb Teeple were among dozens of people who attended an open house held by Elgin County officials at East Elgin Community Complex’s Blue Line Room on Monday evening, June 11 to learn more about the temporary bridge project in Port Bruce. The Imperial Road bridge in Port Bruce collapsed…

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Yurek wins re-election

Incumbent Jeff Yurek, Progressive Conservative, won re-election in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding by a landslide on Thursday, June 7, and his party picked up more than enough seats to form a majority government. Minutes after polls closed at 9 p.m., thanks to new counting systems, Mr. Yurek pulled out to a comfortable lead that continued to grow.…

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Port Burwell: tick positive for Lyme Disease

Southwestern Public Health (successor to Elgin St. Thomas Public Health) announced Wednesday morning, June 6, , that a black legged deer tick collected from the Port Burwell area has tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. Deer ticks thrive in tall grasses, woods and bushes, the health unit advised. Previously, ticks with the…

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Walking in the heat to beat cancer

Members of the Happy Feet team took a turn on the East Elgin Secondary School track in the mid-afternoon heat on Friday, May 25 during the second annual Relay for Life held at the Aylmer school. The team members included, from left, Mackenzie Wiebe, Abby Decoutere, Emma Vandenbroek and Sky Martineau. The Relay for Life…

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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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