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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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St. Thomas man latest COVID death

Southwestern Public Health reported Monday, May 9, that a St. Thomas man in his 80s had become the most recent death in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford attributed to COVID-19. That brings the total number of COVID-related fatalities in the Southwestern region since the pandemic began to 165. Currently, six area residents are hospitalized with…

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Two COVID deaths in Oxford

Southwestern Public Health announced on Friday, May 6, that two residents of Oxford County had died as a result of COVID-19. One was a man in his 40s, and the other a woman in her 70s who was a resident at Woodstock’s Victoria Manor long-term care home, which is experiencing an outbreak involving 10 residents…

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Oxford man in his 90s latest COVID victim

Southwestern Public Health on Wednesday, May 4, announced that an Oxford man in his 90s had died with COVID-19. That’s the 162nd death attributed to the virus in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford since the pandemic began in March of 2020. The health unit also reported that 52 new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed…

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