Local news in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Searching for missing boater

August 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

A search has been mounted for a man in a 21-foot boat who didn’t return to Big Otter Marina in Port Burwell as expected Tuesday night, Aug. 9, Constable Ed Sanchuk on behalf of Elgin Ontario Provincial Police said OPP were notified about the missing boater by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton on…

Elgin County raises Pride flag

August 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

County councillors and staff, as well as members of the public, gathered at the Elgin Heritage Centre on Sunset Road on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for the raising of a flag to salute Pride Week locally from Monday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 14. Martin Withenshaw of the Rainbow Optimist Club of Southwestern Ontario said when…

Motorcyclist dies in St. Thomas crash

July 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Motorcyclist Nicholas Cheeseman, 34, of Port Stanley died in a crash at the intersection of Elm Street and Coulter Avenue in southeast St. Thomas on Thursday, July 28, at about 8:30 p.m., Elgin Ontario Provincial Police reported. Derek Rogers on behalf of the OPP said the crash involved a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. Mr.…

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…