Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Threshold still stands

    Mar 20, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It’s fitting that just after we adjust our clocks to Daylight Savings Time, when we have more sunlight later in the day, that the light is shone on the $100,000 public service earners in the province. Provincially funded organizations and municipalities...

  • Giving money, not time

    Mar 13, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It is an undisputed truth that Chatham-Kent has some of the most generous people around. All you need is to give people a person, family, charity or cause to get behind and Chathamites will come out in droves to help. Our community is lucky enough to have an...

  • Questions remain

    Mar 6, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The debate currently underway on the wisdom of constructing a new arena facility or upgrading the current Memorial and Erickson arenas is one that is rife with questions, including the big one – can Chatham-Kent taxpayers afford it? Items for consideration...

  • Get the facts before you react, please

    Feb 27, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    There are certain things that journalists love to see, no matter what medium from which you might be sharing news. One is that a story you write informs the public on a topic in which they might or should have interest. It’s great to hear feedback from...

  • Ramped up RetroFest

    Feb 27, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    What do Sam Roberts, the Batmobile and mechanical elephants have in common? They will all be in Chatham June 21 and 22 for the combined RetroFest/RM Sotheby’s 40th anniversary celebration. For people who love RetroFest, there will be the same Kent Historic...

  • Enough dislike

    Feb 20, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint5 Comments

    At the risk of breaking the Internet, it’s time to put away the hate towards the Boardwalk on Thames condo project in downtown Chatham and look to the positive benefits to our city’s future. Is almost 10 years too long to wait for a large project like the...

  • A job well done by C-K

    Feb 13, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    With the flooding disaster of 2018 still fresh in the minds of people in Chatham-Kent, the recent ice jam and dike breech definitely raised some heart rates along with the waterway. Knowing what can happen when there is an ice jam downriver, municipal...

  • Dutch heritage

    Feb 6, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Canada has a long and very friendly relationship with Holland and its Dutch peoples. From the waves of immigrants who came to Canada to start a new life in between 1892-1911, 1923-1930 and 1947-1960, to a grateful nation for Canada’s role in liberating...

  • Unrealistic pay hike

    Jan 30, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    When the federal government increases your tax rate, do you expect your rate of pay to go up as a result to offset that hike? Or when your property taxes increase, does your pay change to offset that? Um, no. Forgive our sarcasm on this, but how then can...

  • Transparent?

    Jan 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    In its CK Plan 2035, Chatham-Kent officials state that one of three critical success factors is an “open, transparent and effectively governed” municipality. The other two factors are financial sustainability – paying down debt, a balanced budget and...