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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Update on Hiebert family

July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Eva Enns, who has organized a “gofundme” online fundraiser for Jake and Tina Hiebert and their children, who were badly burned in a fire pit incident at their Vienna Line farm on Monday night, July 12, provided an update on the condition of the survivors on Friday, July 16. She reported that Jake was doing…

Hildebrandt threatened legal action against alleged assault victim, witnesses

July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Brett Hueston of The Aylmer Express A letter from Herbert Hildebrandt through his lawyers says he did push Jack Dykxhoorn, 84, but in self-defence, in a December 2020 altercation where Mr. Dykxhoorn received cracked ribs. Mr. Hildebrandt, 37, a Malahide resident, was later charged with assault for the incident and the case has been…

Jake Epp, 26, of Aylmer dies in crash

July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jake Epp, 26, of Aylmer has died after a crash on Colonel Talbot Road just south of Highway 401 on Thursday, July 15, London Police revealed on Friday, July 16. Police said he was taken to hospital after the crash and died of his injuries. The crash occurred Thursday at about 7 a.m. Police said…

Fewer than 10 ongoing cases in Southwestern area

July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

The number of ongoing confirmed cases of COVID-19 being tracked by Southwestern Public Health in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford has dropped to the single digits. The health unit reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, July 16, the same as the previous day, but the number of ongoing cases dropped to nine…

Donna Deans, 77, dies four days after crash

July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Donna Deans, 77, of Belmont has died after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Imperial Road and Ron McNeil Line in Malahide at about 9:46 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, Elgin Ontario Provincial Police announced on Friday, July 16. Elgin OPP Const. Troy Carlson said police, Malahide firefighters and Elgin-St. Thomas paramedics rushed to…

Infant Layla Hiebert dies

July 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Layla Hiebert, 1 year old, has died as a result of the injuries she sustained during an incident involving a fire pit at her family’s Vienna Line home in Bayham. Eva Enns, who has organized an online fundraising campaign to support the Hiebert family, posted on Thursday, July 15, “I’m am in tears today to bring…

Walk-ins welcome at vaccination clinics in St. Thomas, Tillsonburg

July 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health announced Thursday afternoon, July 15, that many walk-in appointments were available at its COVID-19 mass-vaccination clinics in St. Thomas and Tillsonburg. Anyone 12 or older was welcome to just walk in for an immunization shot, the health unit stated. “We want to encourage everyone eligible to start their vaccination series as soon…

Southwestern down to a dozen ongoing cases

July 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford on Thursday, July 15, the same as the previous day. The health unit was tracking 12 ongoing cases in the area on Thursday, down from 15 Wednesday. Bayham fell to three ongoing cases Thursday from six Wednesday and…

Southwestern records 84th COVID-related death

July 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health announced on Wednesday, July 14, that an Oxford man in his 80s had died as a result of COVID-19. That brings to 84 the number of COVID-related residents in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford. The health unit reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the same as Tuesday. It is…

Three children, two adults badly hurt in fire pit incident-update

July 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Three children sustained life-threatening injuries and two adults serious injuries in an incident involving an outdoor fire pit at a house at 54701Vienna Line in Bayham on Monday, July 12, at about 6:50 p.m., Elgin Ontario Provincial Police reported. Constable Troy Carlson said Elgin OPP, the OPP’s forensic identification unit and the Ontario Fire Marshal…

Two new cases on Tuesday, July 13

July 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health was reporting two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford on Tuesday, July 13. That compared to an average of three a day reported Monday from the weekend. Ongoing cases being tracked by the health unit crept up to 14 Tuesday from 13 Monday. Bayham remained unchanged on…

Nine new cases from the weekend

July 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health on Monday, July 12, was reporting nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford from the weekend, or an average of three per day. That’s identical to Friday, when three new cases were reported. The number of ongoing cases being tracked by the health unit dropped to 13…