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Aylmer cases steady at 39

Southwestern Public Health was continuing to track 39 ongoing cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer on Monday, Aug. 10, the same as the previous day. The number of cases in Bayham dropped to 16 from 18, and stayed steady at two in St. Thomas. In Oxford County, Tillsonburg saw its cases increase to…

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Cases decline in Aylmer second day in a row

Southwestern Public Health on Sunday, Aug. 9, reported that the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed by testing in Aylmer had declined for the second day in a row. The number had peaked at a high of 50 on Friday, Aug. 7. That slid down to 43 on Saturday, and to 39 on Sunday. The number…

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Cases dip in Aylmer

Southwestern Public Health reported a reduction in the number of ongoing cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer on Saturday, Aug. 8, to 43 from 50 the previous day. The number of cases in Bayham continued to climb, though, to 20 from 19. St. Thomas continues unchanged with two cases and Tillsonburg at nine.…

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Missing girl, 13, turns up safe

A missing Aylmer girl, 13, that Aylmer Police were searching for has turned up safe in Belmont, Insp. Nick Novacich reported Friday, Aug. 7, at 7:19 p.m. Police had only an hour earlier issued an alert asking the public’s help in finding the girl.      

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Now 50 cases in Aylmer, 19 in Bayham

The number of ongoing COVID-19 cases confirmed by testing in Aylmer rose to 50 on Friday, Aug. 7, an increase of three from the previous day, Southwestern Public Health reported. Cases in Bayham also increased, to 19 from 17. St. Thomas remains at two cases, and in Oxford County Tillsonburg at nine and Norwich at…

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Spicers Bakery reports part-timer with COVID-19

Spicers Bakery of Aylmer reported through online sites Thursday night, Aug. 6, that a part-time employee at its location in Aylmer had tested positive for COVID-19. The bakery stated it had contacted Southwestern Public Health and was following its guidelines in response, taking precautions to ensure staff and customers remained safe. All employees at the…

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One recruit at Ontario Police College tests positive for COVID-19

One recruit who attended the Basic Constable Training Program at the Ontario Police College (OPC) in Aylmer tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 5. This was confirmed by Kristy Denette, spokesperson for the Ministry of the Solicitor General, on Thursday, August 6. The OPC has onsite Healthcare Centre Unit staff present to monitor the…

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Aylmer cases jump again

Southwestern Public Health was reporting 47 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing in Aylmer as of Thursday, Aug. 6, an increase of five. The town had enjoyed a one-day respite, showing no new cases in what had been an upward spiral on Wednesday, Aug. 5, but that changed the next day. Bayham was reported to…

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Elgin County adopts mandatory face mask bylaw

Elgin County councillors, in a short special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6, unanimously adopted a new bylaw requiring everyone to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces as part of COVID-19 precautions. Anyone caught not doing so risks a minimum fine of $500. Exemptions include anyone with a medical condition that precluded wearing a…

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Missing teen found

Elgin Ontario Provincial Police announced Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 5, a teen, 17, reporting missing between New Sarum and Aylmer had been found.   A missing persons report was filed for the youth on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 4:30 p.m., Elgin OPP Constable Troy Carlson reported. The teen was now safely back with his caregivers, he…

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