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A year after fire loss, Vienna Farms is “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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Feb. 6 – Newspaper & mail deliveries delayed

Freezing rain Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, has resulted in Canada Post cancelling all local deliveries, including this week’s Aylmer Express. Canada Post expects to resume deliveries tomorrow, weather permitting. In addition, icy rains are slowing delivery of the newspaper to local stores.

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Dementia presentation at the Complex

Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas Public Education Coordinator Maggie Scanlon, back left, was the guest speaker at East Elgin Community Complex’s monthly Seniors’ Day Out activity on Tuesday morning, Jan. 22. Ms. Scanlon’s presentation educated those present about dementia, keeping people living with dementia safe and what programs and services are available in Elgin County.…

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Sledding in the freezing snow

Drew Thoonen, 10, snowboarded down a hill at Steen Park in Aylmer in the early afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 20. Drew and his brother Gerritt, 8, and two friends took turns sliding down the hill either upright snowboarding style or prone tobogganing style in the minus 14 degree Celsius but sunny weather. (AE/Craig Bradford)

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A Suburban Standoff at Periscope Playhouse

Nancy (played by Colleen Marlin), left, is trying to pull something heavy down the stairs while Ty (Jason Parkins) casually holds a gun while telling her he won’t steal her family’s war medals in a scene from Port Burwell Periscope Playhouse’s latest show Suburban Standoff. This photo was taken during a rehearsal on Friday, Jan.…

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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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