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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Elgin man in 70s latest to die from COVID-19

September 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health on Thursday, Sept. 23, reported the death of an Elgin County man in his 70s, attributed to COVID-19. His was the 86th such death in Elgin, St. Thomas and Middlesex since the pandemic began. Two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Thursday, down from three the day before. The number of…

Final tallies from election

September 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

One final poll has now been counted and, with 181 out of 181 polls reporting, Elections Canada announced the final counts for candidates in the Sept. 20 federal election in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Incumbent Conservative Karen Vecchio received 31,372 votes or 49.8 percent of the total cast. Liberal Afeez Ajibowu was second…

Final update for the night

September 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

At 12:30 a.m., with 163 of 181 polls or over 90 percent reporting, incumbent Conservative Karen Vecchio is enjoying as great a success as she had in the 2019 election, when she also won handily. Both times, she won about half of all the votes cast in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding. At 12:30 Tuesday morning, she has…

At midnight, Vecchio polling 50 percent of all votes

September 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Just before midnight, with 140 of 181 polls reporting in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding, incumbent Conservative Karen Vecchio continues to dominate with 21,785 votes or 50 percent of those cast to this point. Liberal Afeez Ajibowu is in second with 8,206 or 18.8 percent and Katelyn Cody of the NDP follows 7,058 or 16.2 percent, Chelsea Hillier…

Vecchio has wide lead at 11:30 p.m.

September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Incumbent Conservative Karen Vecchio holds a comfortable lead in the federal election in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding on Monday night, Sept. 20, at 11:30 p.m. With 90 of 181 polls reporting, she has 11,991 votes or 50.2 percent of all those counted so far. Liberal Afeez Ajibowu remains in second with 4,454 or 18.6 percent and Katelyn…

At 11 p.m., Vecchio dominates so far

September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Incumbent Conservative Karen Vecchio, with 55 of 181 polls reporting in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding, continues to receive more than half of all the votes being cast, with 6,757 or 50.8 percent of the total cast so far. Liberal Afeez Ajibowu was second with 2,469 or 18.6 percent, then Katelyn Cody of the NDP with 2,254 or…

Vecchio still ahead at 10:30 p.m.

September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Incumbent Conservative Karen Vecchio maintains a substantial lead in Elgin-Middlesex-London voting in the federal election, with 1,691 votes or 53.1 percent of the total votes cast from 17 out of 181 polls at 10:33 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20. Liberal Afeez Ajibowu is in second with 637 votes or 20 percent, Katelyn Cody of the NDP…

Election: Vecchio takes early lead

September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

At 9:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, with seven of 181 polls reporting in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding, incumbent Conservative Karen Vecchio took an early lead with 112 votes or 61.2 percent of the total. Liberal Afeez Ajibowu was second with 48 votes or 26.2 percent, Katelyn Cody of the NDP third with 10 votes or 5.5 percent,…

COVID-19 numbers plateau

September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford seemed to plateau over the weekend with 28 over three days, for a total number of ongoing cases of 82 Monday, Sept. 20, down from 85 last Friday. Three Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, two of them in…

SWPH cases continue to increase

September 17, 2021 | 6 Comments

The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford is continuing to rise, with 34 new cases in two days, for a total number of ongoing cases of 85. Almost half those cases involve persons under 30 years old. Three SWPH area residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, two of them in…

Over 1,000 attend People’s Party rally in Aylmer

September 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

A large crowd of People’s Party of Canada supporters rallied in Aylmer’s Steen Park on Wednesday night, Sept. 15, prior to the federal election in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding on Monday, Sept. 20. Leader Maxime Bernier and local candidate Chelsea Hillier were among the speakers. (AE/Rob Perry)

Southwestern case numbers on the rise

September 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting 16 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford on Thursday, Sept. 16, up from 10 on Wednesday. The number of ongoing cases being tracked by the health unit also rose, to 72 Wednesday from 60 Tuesday. Just under half of all ongoing cases involve those 29…