Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

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    The right direction

    Mar 29, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We understand why some folks may be skeptical of the rebuilding process of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, but the progress is more than just a little tangible. After years of mismanagement and ultimately a dysfunctional governance situation where the...

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    Time to listen

    Mar 22, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Somewhere it is written that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. It’s the hope of Chatham-Kent residents that the re-organization of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance doesn’t fit that...

  • Dancers from Toronto based Samba Connection Dance Company and Axe Capoeira performed at the 2014 FOG

    Festival keeps on giving

    Mar 15, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    For 17 years, a dedicated group of volunteers and seriously creative committee members have been putting Chatham on the map with an event that is unique, big and bold … oh, and it raises a serious amount of money for a very worthwhile children’s charity....

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    A win for the workers

    Mar 8, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Unifor says it’s over, and members of Locals 127 and 35, the folks who toiled in Navistar’s heavy truck plant for years, are breathing easier these days. But after Unifor, the union representing the former workers of the plant, won the arbitration battle...

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    Open and accessible

    Mar 1, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

      Chatham-Kent has the distinction of being recognized as an age-friendly community and some of the reason for that accolade can go to the Chatham-Kent Accessibility Committee. As a group, including the late Sid Ebare, the committee has been relentless...

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    Sharing fun … and cupcakes

    Mar 1, 17 • 0 Views • Local News, ViewpointNo Comments

    I am one of the lucky people that loves spending time with my daughter. Whether it’s watching my nephew Matt play hockey, riding in the car listening to her music, or pizza parties at her Aunt Jane’s, it’s always a fun time. On Saturday, Brenna and I...

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    Get ’er done

    Feb 22, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We recently had the opportunity to tour the Boardwalk on the Thames high rise in downtown Chatham. The views are impressive. The location will likely sell itself. We’re sure there are groups that hope this editorial heads in a particular direction –...

  • Cindy Parry, Outreach for Hunger, Capt. Stephanie Watkinson, Salvation Army, Alice Uher with the KFA and Uher Performance Feeds, Mary Anne Udvari, KFA, and Mayor Hope stand before a bountiful harvest of local fruits, vegetables and meat donated by area farmers in celebration of Food Freedom Day.

    Enjoy what we have

    Feb 15, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    In Canada, we are particularly lucky that in just 39 days, the average citizen has worked long enough to pay for groceries for the entire year. Food Freedom Day took place on Feb. 8 this year. The fact we have grocery stores we can walk into and get whatever...

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    Gimme C-K, gimme shelter

    Feb 8, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Senseless violence seems to be everywhere you turn on the news, but thankfully, in Chatham-Kent, we are sheltered from a great deal of it. Bombings, shootings, rioting and looting – in the name of race or religion – have no place in our society, and it...

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    Too many perks for next mayor

    Feb 1, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    There are several issues the average taxpayer in Chatham-Kent should be concerned with in regards to remuneration for our mayor starting in 2018. The next mayor of Chatham-Kent will have an annual salary in excess of $93,000, will be enrolled in the Ontario...