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Pro wrestler takes on a dozen children

Professional wrestler Cody Deaner talked to children at Port Stanley library on Friday afternoon, July 20. He told them about how he became a wrestler, and urged them to never give up on their childhood dreams and to always think positively.

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Wheelhouse moved to final home

Several local interested residents along with some visitors to Port Burwell watched as the George Barnes Memorial Wheelhouse was moved from the bottom of Pitt Street by the flats next to Otter Creek about 100 metres (328 feet) up the hill and across the intersection at Robinson Street to its final home in front of…

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Bikers rumble through Aylmer for the 13th

Motorcycle enthusiasts Jean-Paul (JP) Roy, left, and his brother-in-law KC Clarke stopped in downtown Aylmer for breakfast on Friday, July 13 on their way to Port Dover. Mr. Roy’s wife and Mr. Clarke’s twin sister Kirsten was just out of the camera’s view. The three Londoners, along with thousands of other bikers, rode through Aylmer…

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Low water condition issued by CCCA

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority issued a “Level 1 Low Water Condition” for the watershed on Tuesday morning, July 10. In a media release, CCCA Water Management Technician Peter Dragunas asked area residents to voluntarily reduce their water use by 10 percent “to ensure that there remains an adequate supply for essential uses and to sustain…

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Healing Hearts and Minds in Kinsmen Park

Joanne Crockett of London’s Meadowlily Farm and her buddy Eddie the Chihuahua, 12, were hanging out in their bee-related fun garb at their booth and also bee-themed camper van at the second annual Healing Hearts and Minds mental health festival held in Kinsmen Park in Aylmer on Saturday, July 7. Meadowlily Farm, which produces all-natural…

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St. Thomas man killed after crash at Sparta drag strip

Bradley Schaafsma, 32, of St. Thomas was killed after the motorcycle he was riding crashed at St. Thomas Raceway Park just east of Sparta off Sparta Line on Friday evening, July 6. Ontario Provincial Police Constable Max Gomez said emergency personnel including Elgin County OPP officers, Central Elgin volunteer firefighters and local ambulance paramedics were…

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Hard times on the Mackenzie River

Chad Robertson of Belmont and his friend Jason “Travelroo” Rowland of Australia report having hundreds of dollars of dehydrated food, as well as storage bags, stolen from them as they paddled along the Mackenzie River toward Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. The two men are attempting to journey from Jasper, Alberta, to Inuvik by bicycle…

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Canada Day in Port Burwell

Imriel Bentley, 2 (and a half), and his parents of Brampton were visiting his Omi (grandma) in Port Burwell on Sunday morning just in time to watch a parade that kicked off Canada Day festivities in the lakeside village on Sunday morning, July 1. Hundreds of people braved the heat and humidity to enjoy the…

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Bacteria warning at Springwater

Southwestern Public Health has posted a high bacteria count warning at Springwater Conservation area southwest of Aylmer and are advising visitors and seasonal campers not to swim in the pond there. Routine samples of water at public beaches were taken on Monday, June 25 and Southwestern Public Health issued a media release about the results…

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Hueston trial adjourned until Aug. 15

The trial of Aylmer Express publisher John Hueston and his son and editor Brett Hueston was adjourned until Wednesday, Aug. 15 after the defence received new disclosure information from the Crown attorney’s office on Wednesday, June 27, the morning of when the trial was originally supposed to be held. Additional new disclosure information was to…

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