Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

0.64 percent levy hike approved for Aylmer

April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer councillors approved a 0.64 percent levy increase for 2014 after a public meeting was held within East Elgin Community Complex’s Imperial Hall on Tuesday, April 22. Most of the comments made by local residents attending the meeting were about moving the town’s library from the downtown to hall space at the Complex. Another public…

Unlocked cars equal thefts

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Police Sergeant William  Gibson reported Monday, April 21, that several parked vehicles in the south end of Aylmer were broken into over the weekend, all of which had been left unlocked. Youths were believed to have been “looking for quick money,” stealing loose change and, in one case, $300 in a church donation box…

60-year Optimists saluted

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Don Robinson and Bill Cresswell were lauded by Aylmer Optimist Club and zone and international officials Tuesday, April 15, for their 60 years of “Optimism.” Each has over six decades of membership in the Aylmer club. “I think it is a wonderful organization,” Mr. Cresswell said.  

Charged with stealing from charity

April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A St. Thomas area woman, 46, has been charged by Aylmer Police with stealing over $1,000 from a charity fundraiser for a former East Elgin Secondary School student who had a double-lung transplant last year. The benefit for alumnus Josh Clark was organized in part by the Leadership program at EESS, and students from it…

Bayham man charged with counsel to commit murder

April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 40-year-old Bayham man was arrested on Tuesday, April 15 and charged with counsel to commit murder. Norfolk County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Ed Sanchuk said the investigation by officers including a detective inspector with the Criminal Investigation Branch began on April 2 after police received a complaint. The man appeared in a Simcoe court…

Jake Quiring running for Malahide council

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jake Quiring, the owner of Northside Towing in Aylmer, is running to become the Ward 3 councillor in Malahide in the Oct. 27 municipal election. The long-time Aylmer businessman said he wasn’t prepared to announce an election platform at this time but would speak about specific issues in the coming months. “I just want to…

Essay House listed for sale

April 16, 2014 | 12 Comments

The Malahide house that is the prize in an essay-writing contest that ends April 30 was listed for sale by a London realtor last week. The property at 50279 Talbot Line east of Aylmer was listed for sale at $239,900 by London’s Royal LePage Triland Realty on April 7. Around the same time, the couple…

No break on huge sewer bills

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Central Elgin councillors on Monday night, April 14, voted 5-2 to reject a request from four Port Stanley cottagers for a break on their sewer bills, after water pipes burst in their properties, largely unoccupied during the winter, running up thousands of dollars in water and sewer costs. One cottage was damaged beyond repair by water…

VQA for Quai du Vin

April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quai du Vin Estate Winery of Sparta has received VQA appellation and, as a result, will be able to sell its products at nine farm markets this summer under a new provincial program. The province, in an effort to boost sales of Ontario wines, will for the first time permit wineries to sell at those…

Davenport pupils to receive literary awards

April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Davenport Public School Grade 7 pupils will receive Lawson Literary Awards at a ceremony in London in June. Grace Gillet of Belmont and Aylmer’s Emma Kebbel were among 21 Grade 7 and 8 pupils named to receive the honour from throughout the Thames Valley District School Board system. Ms. Gillet wrote about why Canadians…

Max Moore seeks re-election

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Malahide Councillor Max Moore is running to retain his Ward 2 position in the Oct. 27 municipal election. The Springfield resident was first elected in 1997 and has been acclaimed to council in each election since. Cr. Moore said there are a number of projects in his ward he would like to see completed including…

Complex now focus of new Aylmer library

April 8, 2014 | 5 Comments

In a surprise change of direction at their April 7 meeting, Aylmer councillors changed their minds on where a new library should be located. A four to three vote was approved on a motion to partner with Malahide to enter into an agreement with Elgin County to utilize meeting space at East Elgin Community Complex…