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Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Confirmed outbreak at Elgin Manor

October 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Elgin Manor long-term care home, with the confirmation of two more cases of COVID-19, in addition to one discovered Friday, is now in a “confirmed outbreak,” Elgin County announced Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3. The first case on Friday involved a resident. The Sunday cases involve another resident and one staff member. All other residents and…

“Suspected” outbreak at Elgin Manor

October 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Elgin County announced on Friday afternoon, Oct. 1, that a single case of COVID-19 had been confirmed involving a resident at Elgin Manor long-term care home in Southwold that morning. The resident had been moved into isolation, and so far no other residents or staff had tested positive, the county continued. With one positive case,…

Now 10 cases in Aylmer and area

October 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

The number of ongoing confirmed COVID-19 cases in Aylmer and area increased to 10 Friday, Oct. 1, from six on Wednesday, Sept. 29, Southwestern Public Health reported on Friday, Oct. 1. (The health unit took Thursday off for National Truth and Reconciliation Day.) Across the Southwestern region of Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford, 21 new…

Motorist, infant seriously hurt in SUV-grain truck collision

September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The driver of a sports utility vehicle and an infant passenger were taken by ambulance to hospital to be treated for what Ontario Provincial Police described as serious, life-threatening injuries after a crash also involving a grain truck on Lyons Line between Imperial Road and Dorchester Road on Thursday, Sept. 30, at about 6:40 p.m.…

Four new cases in Aylmer and area

September 29, 2021 | 9 Comments

The number of ongoing COVID-19 cases being tracked by Southwestern Public Health in Aylmer and area rose to six Wednesday, Sept. 29, from two the previous day. Currently in the Southwestern region of Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford, four residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, two of them in intensive care units. Residents age 20 through…

Fireworks over Port Bruce

September 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

Spectators crowded the beach in Port Bruce to watch a fireworks display marking the end of summer on Saturday night, Sept. 25. The event was organized by Malahide volunteer firefighters. The display would have been put on earlier in the year, but COVID-19 restrictions prevented that until now. Hundreds attended. (AE/Rob Perry)

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…