WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10/10

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TUESDAY PLAYOFF HOCKEY: New Hamburg 7, Aylmer 3 (NH leads best of seven series 2-1) (No other details available)

AYLMER TODAY:

-Spitfires Playoff Hockey, host New Hamburg 7:45 pm

-EESS Girls Hockey, host WESS

OBITS:

Lena VanDoorselaer;   of Aylmer;   on Feb. 6;   in her 97th year;   Survivors include son in law Ron Ward, R4 Aylmer;  Visitation at Kebbels Funeral Home Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm;   Funeral Thursday at 11 am at Our Lady of Sorrows.

EESS BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY:

Senior – St Joes 56, EESS 51;  Junior –  EESS 55, St Joes 24

“TUESDAY COLLISION EAST OF AYLMER: (Info from Elgin OPP)”

-The recent change in weather has prompted numerous motor vehicle collisions including a serious collision yesterday.The collisions occurred as a result of drivers attempting to pass other vehicles in poor road/weather conditions.  The major collision occurred at approximately 2:17pm on Talbot Line and Walker Rd, Malahide Township. The driver of an eastbound 2000 Oldsmobile car attempted to pass another vehicle and lost control travelling into the path of a westbound vehicle.  The westbound 2001 Chevrolet collided with the passenger side of the Oldsmobile.  The driver and lone occupant of the Oldsmobile, a 46 year old Southwold woman was transported to London Health Sciences Centre in critical condition. The driver and lone occupant of the Chevrolet, a 76 year old Courtland, ON., woman was transported to St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.  The investigation is continuing.

MONDAY’S AYLMER COUNCIL NOTES:

Council approved a plan by Aylmer Parks and Facilities Department to purchase and install 12 Banners at mostly downtown locations. Each banner will have a “power” message and quote and the town logo. The Parks Dept.  believes the banners will “spread a positive message, promoting community spirit”. Cost is $780.

-Council approved a motion by Councillor Jack Couckuyt to “review the summer student hiring policy”. Commented Councillor Couckuyt to Aylmer News:

“I feel that Aylmer should have a policy statement re hiring summer students locally, all things being equal.  As I mentioned (Monday), the
review should look into doing this.  Most other small municipalities have some kind of statement to this effect.  The full debate on this will take place when staff presents their recommendations by the first meeting in March.”

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