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Motorcyclist killed in crash identified

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…

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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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Masking requirement continues at STEGH

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…

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

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…

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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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Driver charged in death of London bicyclist

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…

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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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