FRIDAY, Feb. 19/10

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“MALAHIDE HAD 3 FIRES IN PAST WEEK

-Tuesday, Feb 9 – 49235 Wilson Line, at approx.  4 pm, severe smoke damage to interior of house,  15 firemen at scene for 1 hour and 55 minutes, started in the laundry dryer area.

-Wed., Feb. 10, at 521116 York line, at Noon,  home being constructed was gutted by fire; all four dept. responded; firemen at the scene for 8 hours; fire started in the attic

-Sat. Feb 13 – at 52001 Ron McNeil Line, about 9 pm; approx 20 Firefighters, fire was at rear area of house starting near a wood stove, firemen at scene for 4 hours,

– Tuesday, Feb 16 – at 51241 Ron McNeil Line, about 2 am; approx. 12 firefighters, as a truck backed into a hydro pole, transformers leaked oil, on scene for 2.5 hours

VANDALS STRIKE IN BELMONT (From Elgin OPP)

(ELGIN COUNTY) –Elgin County OPP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for a rash of mischiefs in the Belmont, Central Elgin Area. Five similar incidents have been reported since the 1st of February, 2010.  In three of the cases the rear windows of vehicles were smashed using large rocks. In two other cases the rear windows were smashed using a stick or bat.  The mischiefs have occurred in the areas of Kettle Creek Drive, Borden Ave., West St. and Belmont Rd/Washburn St. and have occurred between 7pm and midnight. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Elgin County OPP at 519-631-2920 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

AYLMER TODAY:

EESS Jr. Boys Basketball Semi-Final at College Ave., Woodstock, at 3:30 vs. St Marys

– (Sat:  APAC Presents Damhnait Doyle, jazz/celtic singer,  at 7:30pm ; tickets at Aylmer Library etc.)

OBITS

Pauline Batzold , 83 of Hendersonville, Ont., on Feb. 15, sister of Doris Lehnen of Aylmer.

“GLOBE AND MAIL HAS STORY ON Joseph Webber Acquittal

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/a-poster-boy-for-justice-gone-awry/article1470371/

“ACT’S ‘DEARLY DEPARTED’ ONE OF TOP 3 PLAYS FOR ATTENDANCE”

(Information supplied by Ron Sawyer, Artistic Director for the Aylmer Community Theatre)

The response for “Dearly Departed”, both critically and in attendance, was tremendous. Reviews were consistently good and we averaged over 110 patrons per show, which is certainly among our top three productions. Judging by the laughter, which often required long pauses in the action, the audience had a great time. So did the actors. We have such fun playing to a really lively audience.

Our next production in our “Season of Death” is “Murdered to Death” by Peter Gordon. It’s a parody of all those Agatha Christie manor house murder mysteries with a doddering butler, snooty retired colonel and a bumbling police detective.   It’ll be a hoot!

“MALAHIDE ACCIDENT SUNDAY” (From Elgin OPP)

On Sunday February 14th around 6 pm ,  Elgin OPP were dispatched to Talbot Line east of Springfield Road for a single motor vehicle collision.  The vehicle was travelling west bound on Talbot Line when the driver lost control and travelled into the ditch. As a result of the investigation a 45 year old Middlesex woman has been charged with Failing to Drive in Marked Lane contrary to section 154(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act.

EESS Jr BOYS BASKETBALL IN SEMI-FINALS TODAY

The EESS Junior Boys Basketball team finished in first place this season – 9 wins and 0 losses. Tonight they will play Woodstock St Marys in an Oxford-Elgin semi-final at College Ave. Coach Albert VanVlaanderen said they havent met either of the Oxford leading teams this season. If they win the final will be tomorrow at 5:30 at College Ave.  EESS has only won an Oxford Elgin Junior Boys title once previously – in 1986.

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