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Two injured in crash

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…

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

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.…

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Canadian Army training on area roads

-Public Service Announcement- May 26, 2022 – London, Ont. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces From May 27-29, 2022, Canadian Army Reserve personnel from 31 Service Battalion, London Support Company will conduct driver and convoy operations training between London and Simcoe, Ontario. Activities will include Administrative Convoy training on a planned, return highway route…

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Downtown mural vandalized

by Rob Perry of The Aylmer Express A mural painted last year on the south side of 20 John St. S. in downtown Aylmer was vandalized sometime prior to Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. Aylmer Police Chief Zvonko Horvat said sometime overnight, the word “SODOM” had been spraypainted over the mural. Anyone with information…

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Elgin admits personal information stolen in computer breach

Elgin County, in a statement issued on Friday, May 13, revealed that some personal information involving residents was “accessed and exfiltrated”—and that means stolen—from county computer systems during a recent “cybersecurity incident.” The county’s online website, form processing and email were shut down April 1, and weren’t restored until April 27. County Administrator Julie Gonyou…

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Mother of premature baby urges all to support Ronald McDonald House

by Rob Perry of The Aylmer Express Jackie Stockford of Malahide said she has learned firsthand the great value of Ronald McDonald House Canada in London, which provides accommodations for parents of youngsters undergoing treatment in hospitals in that city. When Jackie’s daughter Petra was born on Sept. 18, 2020, she was 12 weeks early,…

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Miniature horse returned to owner

This miniature horse has been reunited with its Malahide owner after roaming through Aylmer late Tuesday, April 26, and early Wednesday, April 27. Deputy Chief Nick Novacich of Aylmer Police said officers first came across the horse as it roamed neighbourhoods along Talbot Street West Tuesday at about 10 p.m., but they were unable to…

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Snow back in Aylmer, East Elgin

Snow came back to Aylmer and area, here in the town’s Optimist Park, on Monday afternoon, April 18, about 3:30 p.m. It’s expected to keep snowing through the night and into Tuesday morning. (AE/Rob Perry)

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Hildebrandt guilty of obstructing police

Herbert Hildebrandt, 38, of Malahide, and Andre Beauchamp, 34, of North York, were both found guilty of obstructing a peace officer, in Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday morning, April 14. That follows a trial for their actions December 27, 2020 at the entrance to the Aylmer Church of God. After receiving a summons for…

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COVID fourth doses available starting Thursday, April 7

Southwestern Public Health has announced that, as of Thursday, April 7, its mass-immunization clinics in St. Thomas and Woodstock would welcome anyone 60 or older for a fourth dose of COVID–19 vaccine. Anyone 18 or older from a First Nations, Inuit or Metis household would also be eligible. The health unit advised that while a…

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