Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Missing woman found dead in Port Burwell

July 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Cindy Stolk, 54, of Vienna, reported missing at a marina on Bridge Street in Port Burwell on Friday, July 22, was found dead in Big Otter Creek nearby at 6:47 p.m., Elgin Ontario Provincial Police reported. OPP Western Regional Media Relations Coordinator Derek Rogers stated the Ms. Stolk had last been seen by others at…

Fourth vaccinations now offered to all adults

July 13, 2022 | 1 Comment

Southwestern Public Health announced on Wednesday, July 13, that as of that day, fourth COVID-vaccinations would be offered to all adults 18 through 59 years old. SWPH noted that was in line with a recommendation issued by the Ontario government earlier that day. The recommended interval between receiving a third and fourth does was 140…

COVID-19 hospitalizations up

July 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

The number of Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford residents hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased to eight, two of them in intensive care units, as of Wednesday, July 13, up from none the previous week. Southwestern Public Health on July 13 also revealed that the number of new cases confirmed during the last week was 132,…

Missing St. Thomas youth found

July 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Police reported Friday morning, July 8, that a boy reported missing earlier that day had been found safe. Police had issued a public appeal for information on the whereabouts of the 12-year-old, who’d been reported missing by his family.  

Police search for missing Roger William Chretien

June 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Ontario Provincial Police are seeking the public’s help finding Roger William Chretien, 54, of Bayham, who’s been reported as missing. Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk on behalf of Elgin OPP said the report was filed on Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m. He said that Mr. Chretien was last seen at his Lakeshore Line home on…

Motorcyclist airlifted after Bayham crash

June 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk, on behalf of Elgin Ontario Provincial Police, reported that a motorcyclist had to be airlifted to hospital after a collision with a sports-utility vehicle at the intersection of Highway 3 and Culloden Road in Bayham on Saturday, June 25, shortly after 11 a.m. Noting he was the first police officer on…

Motorcyclist killed in crash identified

June 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Ian C. Daniel, 42, of London has been identified by Elgin Ontario Provincial Police as the motorcyclist who died in a crash on Heritage Line between Mitchell Road and Maple Grove Road in Bayham on Tuesday, June 21, at about 5:49 p.m., Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk reported. He stated that OPP, Bayham firefighters and paramedics…

Two injured in crash

June 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Elgin Ontario Provincial Police and Malahide Fire Department reported that two vehicles crashed at the intersection of John Wise Line and Imperial Road south of Aylmer on Friday, June 17, at about 6:54 a.m. OPP Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk said a small car and a pickup truck collided, and one motorist had to be extricated…

Masking requirement continues at STEGH

June 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital announced on Thursday, June 9, that it would continue to require face masks to be worn “for the foreseeable future,” even after the Ontario government drops such restrictions as of Saturday, June 11. “Vulnerable populations continue to be at heightened risk of COVID-19 infections and other acute respiratory illnesses,” the…

Thames Centre resident, 91, died after Imperial-Ron McNeil crash

June 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Thames Centre resident, 91, died after a collision involving two sports-utility vehicles (SUVs) at the intersection of Imperial Road and Ron McNeil Line on Monday, June 6, about 12:40 p.m. Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk on behalf of Elgin Ontario Provincial Police said Wednesday, June 8, that the two SUVs collided at the intersection, and…

Rob Flack on way to win in Elgin-Middlesex-London

June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Progressive Conservative Party candidate Rob Flack has taken what seems to be an insurmountable lead in the race to be Elgin-Middlesex-London’s new MPP. As of 9:51 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, with 56 out of 72 polls reporting, he led with 18,787 votes, or just over 50 percent of the total cast to that point.…

Driver charged in death of London bicyclist

June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Stratford resident, 21, has been charged in connection with the death of bicyclist Michael Smith, 59, of London after a collision involving a stolen vehicle on Wilson Line in Malahide on Sunday, Oct. 30. Elgin Ontario Provincial Police Constable Norm Kelso noted that two other persons also arrested at that time have also been…