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Chad Robertson bicycling and canoeing to Inuvik

Chad Robertson, 27, of Belmont, who last year bicycled across Canada from east to west to raise awareness of mental health issues, this year has tackled another marathon trek, bicycling and canoeing from Jasper, Alberta, to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. In an interview Wednesday, June 20, by telephone, he said he and travelling companion…

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OPP looking for man last seen in Aylmer

Officers with the Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police are currently trying to find a man who was reported missing as of Sunday, June 24, 2018 at about noon. Constable Adam Crewdson said police are “actively searching” for a man, last seen in Aylmer, who is in his early 20s described as white, having a full…

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Bidding to better our world

Auctioneer Cal Yutzi of Yutzi Auctions, right, took bids for an axe, just one of the multitude of donated used and new items up for sale during the 18th annual Aylmer Mennonite Community Services (MCS) Charity Auction and Food Fest held at the Aylmer Curling Club on Saturday morning, June 23. The event raises money…

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Eating Together at Valumart

Aylmer Valumart co-owner Martin Miller manned the barbecue during the grocery store’s first Eat Together free hotdog lunch on Friday, June 22. Strawberries and various salads were also on the menu. He said the umbrella company’s promotion celebrated food and how eating together can connect people and a community. Mr. Miller thought the promotion will…

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Meet the animals at Keep Kids Safe Day

Aylmer McGregor Public School pupils were introduced to some farm animals, and a bulldog, brought to their playground by Full Circle Ranch founder Morrigan Reilly-Ansons, middle (in the light blue jacket), for the annual Shirley Bechard Keep Kids Safe Day on Wednesday, June 20. Organized by the Elgin County Farm Safety Council, volunteers from local…

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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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Another crash at John/Sydenham

What appeared to be a two vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of John Street South and Sydenham Street in Aylmer on Tuesday afternoon, June 12. Both vehicles sustained noticeable damage, to the front of this beige Buick Lacrosse and to the driver’s side back passenger door of a grey Hyundai Santa Fe (not pictured).…

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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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