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Lift bridge project 14 months instead of six

Central Elgin Mayor Sally Martyn said she was shocked when she learned via a news report that planned rehabilitation of the King George VI Lift Bridge in Port Stanley by Elgin County would take 14 months, including all of next summer, rather than six months beginning later this year. She wasn’t happy the news had…

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Go-ahead for Port Bruce harbour work

Malahide Administrator Michelle Casavecchia Somers told township councillors Thursday, Sept. 5, that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans had finally issued a permit allowing the municipality to embark on extensive rehabilitation to the harbour in Port Bruce. The work must be completed by winter, so Malahide councillors will hold a special session on Monday,…

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Silly walking at Port Stanley library

Harper Veliofski, 5, showed how she’d walk to school in a silly fashion during a Kids Club session at Port Stanley library on Monday night, Sept. 9. The club, for youngsters in Grades 1 through 5, meets every Monday night starting at 6 p.m. The theme for this session was, “The Silly Side of School.”…

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Feds giving $2.5-million to Port Bruce bridge

Elgin County announced late Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3, that the federal government would contribute $2.5-million in infrastructure funding toward a permanent replacement for the collapsed Imperial Road Bridge in Port Bruce. The Ontario government had previously agreed to give $1,666,500. With those contributions, the estimated cost to Elgin County taxpayers for the $5.2-million bridge will…

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CCCA issues wind flood warning for Port Bruce

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority is warning Port Bruce residents that winds might push waves up onto shore in the area of Port Bruce Provincial Park and the Waneeta Beach private cottage enclave. Residents were urged to stay alert to conditions, and to keep children and pets away from flood-prone areas. The warning remains in effect…

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Driver nabbed with beer, pot

A Malahide man, 46, faces both marijuana and alcohol-related charges after being stopped driving a 2009 Jeep near John and Talbot streets in Aylmer on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 8:58 p.m. Aylmer Poice Chief Zvonko Horvat reported an officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, and the man then failed…

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Burying Sparta power lines back on table

A proposal to move three overhead power lines underground on Sparta Line just west of Quaker Road in Sparta has been revived at Central Elgin councillors. They voted Monday, Aug. 26, to apply for a provincial grant that would, if approved, cover most or all of the quarter-million dollar cost. Mayor Sally Martyn has strongly…

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Matthew Peter Pinczak

PINCZAK, Matthew Peter of Hamilton passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in his 31st year. Dear son of Linda (Nickerson) and the late Peter Pinchak of Aylmer. Dear nephew of Gary Nickerson (Cindy), Margaret Cole (late Paul). Also survived by a number of cousins and relatives in Poland. Born in Ontario on March 17, 1989. Predeceased by his twin…

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Missing man found

St. Thomas Police report that a missing person, Brandon Buchner,  32, formerly of Aylmer, has been found safe and in good health.  

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Ticks with Lyme Disease bacteria found near Springwater, Port Stanley

South Western Public Health announced on Thursday, June 20, that two black-legged ticks testing positive for the bacteria that could cause the debilitating Lyme Disease in humans had shown up recently in Central Elgin. One came from Port Stanley and the other from a home near Springwater Conservation Area. The health unit stated that any…

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