WED. Oct. 14/09

CORRECTION: – On Hazardous Wastes, (thanks to Diana Wilson, Malahide Twp. Office).

Under the one post about Hazardous Waste Depots, it mentions a Bulk Waste pick-up being in October for Aylmer and Malahide.   The Bulk pick-up is just for Aylmer.  Malahide does not have a Bulk Waste Pick-up week, although we have two depots open year round for our Residents to take items.

Large household items including furniture, mattresses and appliances can be taken to Antonissen Trucking at 48828 Sparta Line on Wednesdays 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays  7 – noon;  or Putnam’s Auto Centre at 10609 Imperial Road, during regular business hours.   There is a small charge per item.   No household garbage is accepted at these sites.    You must call first:    Antonissen Trucking 519-773-8981;   Putnam’s Auto Centre 519-765-1888.

Jr. C. SATURDAY HOCKEY: “Simcoe Still Unbeaten; Down Spits 5-2”

Simcoe 5 Aylmer 2 (Aylmer Goals: Maracle from Vandepoele; Mugford from Pfohl)

Aylmer Record= W 2 L 4

Upcoming: = At Woodstock Friday; Host Caledonia 7:30 Saturday


The most notable and alarming incident occurred on the 12th of October, 2009 at approximately 9:12pm.  Elgin County OPP officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. Program in the area of Talbot Line and Culloden Line, Bayham Twp., when officers observed a vehicle which appeared to be trying to avoid the R.I.D.E. program.  Police located and stopped the vehicle and found the driver to have been drinking.  Also in the vehicle was the drivers wife and three children, ages thirteen, seven and five.  As a result of the investigation police arrested and charged the driver, a 29 year old male from Tillsonburg, Ontario with;

    1. Operating a motor vehicle while Blood Alcohol content exceeds 80milligrams contrary to section 253(1) (b) of the Criminal Code.

In another incident a 53 year old Straffordville, Bayham Twp, Ontario man has been charged with numerous Criminal and Highway Traffic Act Offences after he attempted to flee from police.  The incident occurred on 12th of October, 2009 around 1:10pm on Heritage Line in the area of Sandytown Rd. Bayham Twp. when police attempted to stop a GMC Safari Mini van for a traffic violation.  The driver refused to stop and fled from police.  Police followed the fleeing suspect vehicle which finally stopped on Jackson Line in Straffordville, ON.  At that time the driver was arrested without incident.  As a result of the investigation the driver has been charged with;

    1. Adult Flight from police officer contrary to section 249.1(1) of the Criminal Code
    2. Adult Drive Disqualified X 2 contrary to section 259(4)(a) of the Criminal Code
    3. Adult Speeding 50+ Km/h over posted limit contrary to section128 of the Highway Traffic Act
    4. Adult Race a motor vehicle contrary to section 172(1) of the Criminal Code.
    5. Adult Produce false insurance contrary to section 2(2)(b) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
    6. Adult Operate a motor vehicle without insurance contrary to section  2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

The driver has been held in custody pending a show cause hearing on the 13th of October, 2009.

QUESTION: “Does Aylmer Have A Graffitti Problem?”

(Note: Last week newspaper reports stated that St.Thomas and Woodstock were recently dealing with a rash of graffitti incidents. The following answer was supplied by Aylmer Deputy Police Chief Andre Reymer.)

Graffiti is not a huge problem in Aylmer. We average about 6 a year with
spray paint, marker, etc. This year was high with 5 in mid March. We were
able to arrest 3 teenage girls. They painted the water tower, schools, and
sidewalks. Usually when there is graffiti its foul language or sexual
diagrams. No anti-Semitic, gay, etc graffiti.

Most victims don’t want the accused back to clean it up. We recover costs
for time & materials for clean up. Often since its youth the legislation
prevents publication or identification. It’s a small town so the bad eggs
are known pretty quickly.

Focus areas are those with high visibility or meaning. The catholic school
with satanic messages, the water tower with a pot leaf, a sidewalk downtown
with a phallic symbol. Fortunately the culprits can’t help but brag which
leads to their capture.


YOU think 2 hazardous waste drops per year are too much? Lets try for year round..Most people I know are not willing to waste an entire day standing in line, just to be “environmentally friendly”. they have the proper attitude, but not the patience for an annual event. This is why so much of this stuff ends up in landfills. If the government,at whatever level where truly concerned as to how we dispose of our HAZARDOUS GARBAGE, they would give us a better option than a “once a year” dropoff, hiding it it regular garbage is TOTALLY simpler and hassle free… (b. klassen)


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