Smoke alarm saves family by dbreckles


									                                                                                                                                                                                              18 PAGES, No. 41, October 12, 2011

                  BIG BOOTS TO FILL
   Our new Member of Provincial Parliament, Jeff
                                                                    Smoke alarm saves family
                                                                        Jason and Stephanie Miller        it we thought, ‘Oh, we can put        alarms, Mr. Miller raced out of     said he tried to grab the garden      911. Mrs. Miller ran to their        scream,” said Mr. Bueckert.
Yurek, has to be congratulated on a strong and well-                are grateful that their family es-    that out, we’ll have some smoke       bed to the kitchen where he         hose to extinguish the fire but to    neighbour Henry Bueckert’s              He said in a matter of min-
organized campaign that led to a resounding success                 caped alive and unhurt from an        damage.’ But it grew and spread       could see flames in the living      no avail. The force and fury of       house, screaming for him to call     utes the entire house was en-
at the polls – almost double his closest challenger.                early-morning fire that de-           and was instantly out of con-         room. He tried to douse them        the fire astounded him he said.       911 which he immediately did.        gulfed, flames eventually
   He now has his real work in front of him if he                   stroyed their home and all its        trol,” said Mr. Miller.               with pans of water but the             “Fire is its own beast and it         “I heard someone screaming        reaching 50 feet in the air, twice
                                                                    contents. The house is on the            Bayham Fire Chief Gord             couch, a blanket and the cur-       takes what it wants, whatever it      and I opened the window and I        as high as the roof of the house.
wishes to serve the riding in the manner to which it                south-side of Highway 3 just          Roesch said that if it weren’t for    tains had already caught fire.      can get to feed itself. As I was      asked what was going on and          Mrs. Miller ran back in the
has become accustomed through retiring represen-                    west of Culloden Road.                working smoke alarms there            From that point there was no        standing in the living room at        she said her house was on fire       house, screaming for her hus-
tative and house speaker, Steve Peters.                                 By the time they were awak-       would have certainly been mul-        stopping it.                        the time, it was the closest thing    and to call 911 and that’s about     band who she thought was still
   Mr. Peters, over the years, made a great effort to               ened by their smoke alarm, fire       tiple fatalities.                        “When I first noticed, it was    to hell on earth I’ve ever expe-      what I did. The whole front of       inside trying to put out the fire.
                                                                    was blazing in their living room         “We received a call for a pos-     like a decent fireplace sized       rienced,” said Mr. Miller.            the house was in flames by the          “I basically left the kids on
be in touch, stay in touch and represent the interests              and within minutes the entire         sible structure fire at 2:11 a.m. I   fire,” said Mr. Miller.                The living room caught al-         time I got outside. I wondered       the neighbour’s doorstep and
of his constituents at Queen’s Park. The riding rec-                house at 54227 Talbot Line was        was the first one on scene and           There was no fireplace how-      most      instantaneously,      so    how I didn’t notice it but I         ran back to get Jay because I
ognized his hard work, returning him to Toronto with                ablaze early last Thursday            the house was on fire, a good         ever, his house was on fire. He     quickly they couldn’t even call       hadn’t until I heard that                      CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
strong support in two successive elections, after his               morning leaving them with             portion of it was fire out the
                                                                    nothing but the clothes on their      windows and out the roof. The
relatively narrow margin when first elected.                        backs.                                people were there and we con-
   We think his straightforward recipe for success                        Stephanie Miller ran from       firmed that everyone got out of
would have served him well for the foreseeable fu-                  her main floor bedroom upstairs       the house. The fire alarms are
ture, but he has chosen to get out now. Still a rela-               to get her daughters, Abbigale 6,     definitely what saved their
                                                                    and Hannah, 4, out of their bed-      lives,” said Chief Roesch.
tively young man and with no fat pension, he has                    room.                                    While still under investiga-
decided to seek out another future.                                     “They were still sound            tion, the cause of the fire is
   So far, this is our loss.                                        asleep; I had to wake them up         thought to be electrical.
   Mr. Yurek will have to decide whether to follow in               because the smoke hadn’t made            With the tragedy happening
                                                                    it upstairs to set off the alarm.     during Fire Prevention Week,
Mr. Peters’ footsteps or to set his own path serving                You couldn’t hear anything up         the family and Chief Roesch
Elgin-Middlesex-London in his own style.                            there, they would have just kept      wanted to share their story to
   We are surprised it has been twenty years since                  sleeping,” said Mrs. Miller.          warn others how lethal fire can
our last Progressive Conservative Member of Parlia-                     The family was lucky to be        be.
                                                                    alive but their lives were the           “If we can help one other
ment, especially since the riding until then was a                  only thing they were able to es-      family to make sure they’re
Conservative stronghold, save for the hiccup which                  cape with. Everything they had        safe, we’re glad to do it. This is
was Mitch Hepburn, the Liberal provincial premier                   was lost in a matter of minutes       the kind of thing that happens to
from a farm south of St. Thomas in the 1930’s.                      before their eyes. Both of their      someone else, down the block
                                                                    cars were eaten by fire, Mr.          or in the neighbourhood, to
   We always liked the story, perhaps, apocryphal, of               Miller’s car a burned out shell.      someone you see around. But it
him campaigning in some local farmyard, climbing                        “It was surreal standing there    can and does happen, just like it
onto a manure spreader to use as a speaking stage.                  watching your house burn down         did to us,” said Mr. Miller.
   “As you can see I’m standing on the Conservative                 to the frame. When we first saw          When he heard the smoke
platform,” he began.
   Retorted a heckler in the crowd, “Well put ’er in
high gear Mitch, she’s got a load on now.”
   He represented Elgin from 1934 to 1945 becoming
our colourful and controversial provincial premier.
   More representative of the riding history was our                                                                                            A house and car were destroyed by fire just after 2 a.m.                  ily of four escaped unharmed as the fire engulfed the house
Ron McNeil from Lyons, who was so well liked he                                                                                                 Thursday morning on Talbot Line near Culloden Road. A fam-                in a matter of minutes neighbors said. (AE/Darren Breckles)
held it for over twenty-five successive years.
   Back then, there was often reference to the Big
                                          CONTINUED ON PAGE 4                                                                                   Steve Peters, stepping down as MPP,
                                                                                                                                                says MPPs and MPs must take back
                                                                                                                                                their roles from political advisors
                                                                                                                                                    Steve Peters, MPP for Elgin-    ters, his brother and few friends     sion, urged Mr. Peters to run        on helping those he represented.
                                                                    Liberal candidate Lori Baldwin-Sands, left, was greeted by                  Middlesex-London for the last       used to go out to his grave every     again this election, certain he         He’d worked with MPs and
                                                                    Progressive Conservative Jeff Yurek at his election party in                12 years, last week warned that     election night “to say hello.”        would regain office.                 MPPs of all parties, first as a St.
                                                                    the CASO station in St. Thomas as she arrived to offer her                  “backbench” Members of Par-             Both his parents, and his            Mr. Peters followed in the        Thomas alderman and then
                                                                    congratulations on election night last Thursday. Mr. Yurek                  liament and Members of              grandparents, were a huge influ-      footsteps of those men, and oth-     mayor, as then as MPP.
                                                                    won the seat for the Progressive Conservatives for the first                Provincial Parlement had to         ence on him, especially when it       ers who represented Elgin, by           He’d forged a strong rela-
                                                                    time in over 20 years.                     (AE/Darren Breckles)             seize back their prerogative to     came to a work ethic.                 putting party politics behind        tionship with Conservative MP
                                                                                                                                                be the primary advisors for their       “They were always working         local needs.                         Joe Preston, and the two coop-
                                                                                                                                                party and government leaders.       and doing things,” he said, in-          “I’m a Liberal and I’m al-        erated in obtaining many infra-

                                                                    PCs win first                                                                   Too much influence rested in
                                                                                                                                                the “corner offices” of govern-
                                                                                                                                                ment buildings, where political
                                                                                                                                                                                    cluding being staunch Liberals.
                                                                                                                                                                                        His parents were regularly
                                                                                                                                                                                    involved in election campaigns,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ways going to be a Liberal,” he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          said, though as Speaker he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          couldn’t be involved in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               structure grants in recent years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for their joint riding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rather than pursue a per-

                                                                    in two decades                                                              advisors were housed, he said.
                                                                                                                                                    “There almost needs to be a
                                                                                                                                                revolt of MPs and MPPs,” he
                                                                                                                                                said. Unelected advisors had too
                                                                                                                                                                                    but Mr. Peters also learned at
                                                                                                                                                                                    the knee of a neighbour, local
                                                                                                                                                                                    politician and former St.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Thomas economic development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          election campaign. But “Every-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          one knows how I’m going to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mark my x on election day.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             But as he worked as MPP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sonal pet project, he said, they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               would consult on what was best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for the riding, then lobby for it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               at both levels of government.
                                                                       In the Oct. 6 Ontario provin-         In Elgin-Middlesex-London          much sway over how govern-          officer “Shine” Palmer.               over the years, he said, “I             “Our relationship is unique,”
                                                                    cial election the riding of Elgin-    the number wasn’t too much            ments operated.                         Mr. Peters recalled that Mr.      wasn’t waving the Liberal flag.      he said. In many ridings, MPs
                                                                    Middlesex-London voted for            higher at 52 percent, almost              His rebuke, he noted, was       Palmer, trying to attract a new          “You never lose sight of who      and MPPs were at odds with
                                                                    Jeff Yurek by a wide margin,          identical to the 52.1 percent in      aimed at all current and recent     industry to the city many years       sent you to Queen’s Park,” and       each other.
                                                                    giving the Progressive Conser-        Ontario in the last election in       provincial and federal govern-      ago, gave the 11-year-old $20 to      that was his constituents.              But he had stressed working
                                                                    vatives the seat for the first time   2007 which was a record low up        ments, where advisors had been      take the children of the Ohio            At times, he said, he fol-        cooperatively with both the fed-
                                                                    in over two decades.                  until that point.                     allowed to usurp the freedom of     owners to a street fair, with in-     lowed a political course, but at     eral and local municipal gov-
                                                                       “We did it! After 24 years            The seat had been held by          MPs and MPPs to represent           structions to “show these kids a      others, especially dealing with      ernments.
                                                                    our riding is blue again,” said       Liberal MPP, and house                their constituents and voice        good time.”                           local issues, he put the priority              CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
                                                                    Mr. Yurek in his victory speech.      speaker, Steve Peters since           their own opinions.                     The factory, Mr. Peters said,
                                                                       “It was a great campaign.          1999. His retirement may have
                                                                    There was no mudslinging. I re-
                                                                    ally respect the other candi-
                                                                                                          kept the Liberals from getting
                                                                                                          the one seat they needed for a
                                                                                                                                                    “What I call the member
                                                                                                                                                reading from the speaking notes
                                                                                                                                                provided by the minister’s of-
                                                                                                                                                                                    did come to St. Thomas, though
                                                                                                                                                                                    it has since closed.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Palmer continued to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leamington man,
                                                                    dates.”                               majority. They won 53 seats
                                                                       Mr. Yurek won with a total of
                                                                    19,816. Liberal candidate Lori
                                                                                                          ahead of the Conservatives with
                                                                                                          37 and the NDP with 17.
                                                                                                                                                fice,” he observed.
                                                                                                                                                    While Mr. Peters retired
                                                                                                                                                from his job as MPP in last
                                                                                                                                                                                    sounding board, until his death
                                                                                                                                                                                    in the mid-1990s, for Mr. Pe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          24, dies in car crash
                                                                    Baldwin-Sands had 11,109 bal-            Mr. Peters won the last three      Thursday’s election, he contin-         He’d been fortunate, he              Johan Thiessen Penner, 24,        to the OPP.
                                                                    lots and Kathy Cornish of the         consecutive elections, his last       ues as Ontario’s Speaker of the     added, to have many good              of Leamington died from in-             Investigators said Mr. Penner
                                                                    New Democratic Party, who             couple by a wide margin. Fledg-       Legislature.                        friends of all political stripes he   juries sustained in a car crash      was not wearing his seatbelt and
                                                                    was ahead of Ms. Baldwin-             ling candidate Lori Baldwin-              He doesn’t know when that       could bounce ideas off over the       that happened at approximately       was ejected from the vehicle.
                                                                    Sands for a time, finished with       Sands stepped in after he             job will end. He must wait until    years.                                8:30 p.m. Sunday evening on          The driver of the vehicle, a 24
                                                                    9,192. The Green Party, repre-        announced his retirement last         the new Legislature meets for           He and longtime Elgin MPP,        Imperial Rd., near Conservation      year-old Leamington man, was
                                                                    sented by Eric Loewen had 978         November but could not garner         the first time, when he will be     the late Ron McNeil, of Lyons         Line in Malahide.                    wearing his seatbelt and had to
                                                                    ballots while Freedom Party           the support that Mr. Peters had.      able to sit in the Speaker’s        were “very good friends.”                Mr. Penner died at 11:48          be extricated from the vehicle by
                                                                    leader Paul McKeever garnered         The riding swung the other way        Gallery and watch his replace-          Many had forgotten, he            p.m. at London Health Sciences       emergency services. Both men
                                                                    281 votes. That works out to          dramatically this time.               ment be selected.                   added, that Mr. McNeil was            Centre. Elgin County Ontario         were transported to St. Thomas
                                                                    47.89 percent for Jeff Yurek and         Ms. Baldwin-Sands at her               Until then, he’ll have an ad-   originally a Liberal who, after       Provincial Police are still inves-   Elgin General Hospital and then
                                                                    the PCs, 26.85 percent for the        post-election party at the            ministrative role at Queen’s        losing that party’s nomination,       tigating the crash.                  transferred to London Health
                                                                    Liberals, 22.22 percent for the       Knights of Columbus Club in           Park on subjects such as the dis-   was won over by the Progres-             Mr Penner was a passenger         Sciences Centre. The driver re-
                                                                    NDP, 2.36 and 0.68 percent for        St. Thomas, thanked supporters.       tribution of offices for MPPs.      sive Conservatives and elected        in a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire that       mains in critical condition.
Aliah Brown, Grade 4, of New Sarum Public School ran to             the Greens and Freedom Party.         “I’m so happy to be with all              But for the first time in 23    to serve over 25 years.               was travelling North on Impe-           The OPP Technical Traffic
victory in the bantam girls race during a district cross-country       Voter apathy was remarkable        these great people here tonight       years, he has no political duties       Mr. Peters said he and former     rial Rd. The driver was trying to    Collision Investigators are con-
competition for elementary schools at Steen Park in Aylmer,         in Ontario with a record low          and I feel like partying. Every-      to perform.                         Conservative MP and federal           pass another vehicle, when he        tinuing to investigate the cause
last week. Three hundred pupils from 24 schools partici-            turnout of only 49.2 percent ac-      one relax, have fun. The spirit is        Mr. Peters was born and         Agriculture Minister John Wise        hit the gravel shoulder, lost con-   of the collision which is normal
pated. Results and more pictures in next weekʼs Express.            cording to Elections Ontario.         in this room and we’re going to       raised in St. Thomas. His father    “are still friends.”                  trol of his vehicle which then       practice in serious or fatal
                                                   (AE/Rob Perry)                                                   CONTINUED ON PAGE 6         died 20 years ago, but Mr. Pe-          Mr. Wise, by his own admis-       rolled several times according       crashes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Smoke alarm saves family
                                                                                                                                                                                   CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                    happens your thought process is               Chief Roesch said that he
                                                                                                                                                                                   knew he was still in the house           simply survival. Fear and panic            called the Red Cross who at-
                                                                                                                                                                                   trying to put the fire out. The          sets in. I should have been low to         tended to the family’s immediate
                                                                                                                                                                                   hose kept kinking because it was         the ground so I wasn’t breathing           needs, putting them up at the
                                                                                                                                                                                   all wound up and not much water          the smoke, we should have shut             Comfort Inn in St. Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                   was coming out so I had run back         the living room door so not as             where they are still staying for
                                                                                                                                                                                   into the house after him because         much oxygen got in, and I real-            the time being.
                                                                                                                                                                                   I was afraid that he had passed          ized afterwards that we had a fire            The Millers said they have so
                                                                                                                                                                                   out from the smoke because at            extinguisher in the kitchen cup-           much to be grateful for this
                                                                                                                                                                                   this point in time it was just           board. You just don’t think about          Thanksgiving—more than any
                                                                                                                                                                                   black. You couldn’t even see any-        those things. But we did the most          year so far. They are incredibly
                                                                                                                                                                                   thing so I was screaming for him         important thing right which was            thankful to their neighbour, Mr.                                                                                                                                                             but he had crawled through the
                                                                                                                                                                                   bedroom and out the back door. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            get everyone out safe,” said Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Beukert, and all of the first re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sponders who they say were in-
                                                                                                                                                                                   faintly heard him yelling that he            They want to stress the im-            credible, doing everything
                                                                                                                                                                                   was OK from the backyard so I            portance of having a fire plan and         humanly possible for them.
                       NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING                                                                                                                                  got out as well,” said Mrs. Miller.      making sure that every family                 “Things can be replaced.
                                                                                                                                                                                       From their bedrooms at the           has smoke alarms that they check           They make T.Vs and couches
                         CONCERNING A PROPOSED                                                                                                                                     back of the house they say nei-          regularly. Taking the batteries out        and toys everyday but they can’t
                       ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT                                                                                                                                     ther they nor their daughters            because they go off while cook-            make another Abbigale or Han-
                     IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM                                                                                                                                 would have heard anything and            ing, or for any reason, is danger-         nah. Our lives are more impor-
                                                                                                                                                                                   would have been asleep as the            ous. No one thinks they will have          tant than things, material
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the                                                                                                                             flames reached them had it not           to use their plan or their fire            possessions, and from that point
Municipality of Bayham will hold a public meeting on Thursday,                                                                                                                     been for their smoke alarms.             alarms for the real thing, and the         of view we are thankful,” said
November 3rd at 7:40 p.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers in                                                                                                                     They credit having a plan that           majority of us never will, but in          Mr. Miller.
Straffordville to consider a proposed Zoning By-law amendment                                                                                                                      they discussed with their daugh-
under Section 34 of the PLANNING ACT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the event of a fire there are no              They are extremely grateful
                                                                                                                                                                                   ters for saving their lives.             second chances.                            for the outpouring of support
 $                                                                                                                                “Have a plan and practise,               They also strongly suggest             they have received from the
is to change the zoning on 1369.7 m² of land located on Part Lot                                                                                                                   practise, practise because when          having content insurance even,             Aylmer and St. Thomas commu-
10, Concession 1, situated at the west side of Nova Scotia Line,          The Miller family is staying at the Comfort Inn       Abbigale Miller, 6. While all of their posses-     the real thing happens you aren’t        or especially, if you are renting.         nities which they said has left
in the village of Port Burwell, Municipality of Bayham. The               in St. Thomas after their house on Talbot Line        sions were destroyed in the fire they thankful     thinking straight. It just has to be         “People will think they will           them truly humbled.
amendment will change the zoning on the subject lands from the            was destroyed by fire last Thursday morning.          their family was safe after the terrifying ex-     instinct. Fate smiles on the well        never need it and hopefully you               “Everyone at the Red Cross,
Village Residential (R1) Zone to an Institutional (I) Zone in the         From left are: Jason Miller with the family dog       perience.                                          prepared,” said Mr. Miller.              won’t but if the worst happens it          all of the fire departments and
Zoning By-law of the Municipality of Bayham No. Z456-2003 as              Yamma, Hannah Miller, 4, Stephanie Miller,                                        (AE/Darren Breckles)       Mrs. Miller said that she knew       will be the best decision you ever         emergency crews, everyone at
shown on Schedule ‘I’, Map 1. The second purpose is to change                                                                                                                      the right things to do; she was a        made. It was what saved us, and            the Comfort Inn who has made
the settlement boundary line of Schedule ‘I’, Map 1 Port Burwell                                                                                                                   volunteer firefighter years ago in       it isn’t that expensive especially         us feel at home, we just want to
to remove two non-existent parcels of land that are shown as Open                                                                                                                  Nova Scotia, but found herself           compared to the alternative. Peo-          thank all of them and everyone
Space (OS) at the northern area of the subject map.                                                                                                                                not doing them in the midst of           ple think they are covered by the          who has helped us from the bot-
THE EFFECT        
 $                                                                                                                         the crisis.                              landlord’s insurance but they              tom of our hearts,” said Mrs.
as a result of the zone change, will be to permit the construction of a                                                                                                                “When something like that            aren’t,” said Mrs. Miller.                 Miller.
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registered parcel fabric for this northwestern area of Port Burwell.
ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make a
written or verbal representation in support of or in opposition to
                                                                            CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP                                                                                CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
                                                                                                                                                                                      “It’s great to see you. I want
                                                                                                                                                                                   to thank all of you wonderful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            more than doubled their best re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sults in the riding from recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            elections. She said she will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jeff Yurek smiled as his sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       porters celebrated and congratu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       lated him on his win.
the proposed amendment.
                                                                                  “Caring For You” features a guest speaker on a topic related                                     people for what was a great cam-         around in the next election to im-            “I’m excited. I’m going to call
                                                                                      to dementia. Following, there is an opportunity to                                           paign. I’m so very proud of the          prove on her result.                       my party and see what’s up. I’m
decision of the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of                   discuss the caregiver role with others who understand.                                         work you have all done,” she                Steve Peters also dropped in            going to get the office set up and
Bayham in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment does                                                                                                                     said in a short speech.                  to wish Mr. Yurek well.                    get working. That’s the first
not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written                                           SUPPORT GROUP LOCATION                                                       She went to the CASO Club                For Ms. Baldwin-Sands it is             thing. It was a tough campaign,
submissions to the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality                                                                                                                  where Jeff Yurek was celebrating         back to her position as a St.              very tiring. I’m still running on
of Bayham before the proposed amendment is adopted, the Ontario                         Terrace Lodge in the chapel, 475 Talbot St. E., Aylmer, Ontario                            to congratulate him shortly after,       Thomas City Councillor where               adrenaline. I don’t think I’ll be
Municipal Board may dismiss all or part of the appeal.                                            Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month                                           as did Kathy Cornish. Ms. Cor-           she is chair of the Finance and            able to sleep tonight,” said Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                   nish and the New Democrats               Administration Committee.                  Yurek.
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Charges in two crashes
amendment, you must make a written request to the undersigned.                                        Topic: Strategies for Living Well
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Aylmer Police laid charges            John Street near the south edge            damage to the right front corner
                                          DATED at the
                                          Municipality of
                                                                            DROP-IN INFORMATION SESSION                                                                            against drivers in two recent
                                                                                                                                                                                      In one, Chief Andre Reymer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of town allegedly hit a 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dodge pickup parked on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            west side of the road, in front of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the Volkswagen and the left
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rear corner of the Dodge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Vienna man was charged
                                          Bayham this 12th day                 Everyone is welcome to come and browse through our pamphlets,                                       said, a Vienna man, 21, driving          that owner’s residence.                    with careless driving.
                                          of October 2011.
                                                                             look at our new website, and learn about our programs and services.                                   a 2004 Volkswagen south on                  The crash caused severe                    In the other incident, a
                                          Margaret Underhill                                                                                                                                                                                                           Malahide woman, 70, was driv-
                                          Planning Coordinator /                                                DROP-IN LOCATION                                                         Husqvarna Sales & Parts                                                       ing a 2000 Dodge van north on
                                          Deputy Clerk                                                                                                                                                                                                                 John Street North.
                                          Municipality of                                            Aylmer Community Services Centre                                                                                             AYLMER                                  A Port Bruce man, 46, in a
                                          Bayham                                                      25 Centre Street, Aylmer, Ontario                                                                                   8933 Walker Rd. just south of Hwy. 3         2001 Dodge van exited a private
                                          P.O. Box 160                                      The 3rd Wednesday of every month – 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.                                                                           519-773-2740                                driveway in front of the north-
                                          Straffordville, ON,                                                                                                                                                                        Mon.-Fri. 8-5                     bound vehicle.
                                          N0J 1Y0                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The crash caused light dam-
                                          Telephone:                                                                      For more information                                                                                Come in for                              age to the right front corner of
                                          519-866-5521                                                       contact the Alzheimer Society Elgin-St. Thomas                                                                                                            the Malahide woman’s van and
                                          Fax: 519-866-3884
                                                                                                                   at 519-633-4396 or 1-888-565-1111                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fall Specials                                     the left front corner of the Port
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bruce man’s van.
                                                                                                                               or visit us at                                                                                                                             He was charged with failing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to yield the right of way.


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                                                                                            books. Bundle and tie or place in brown paper bag.
        Metal & Beverage Containers - Rinsed & labels removed
                                                                  NOTE: If an item isn’t listed above, don’t put it in your Blue
        Newspaper - Bundled & tied or placed in a brown paper bag
                                                                  Box. Put it in your garbage - with the exception of Hazardous
        Corrugated cardboard - Flattened & Bundled 18” x 18” x18” Waste and Electronics.

                                Space provided through a partnership between industry and Ontario municipalities to support waste diversion programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fire Prevention Week - October 9 - 15, 2011

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