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Chatham-Kent
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

OPINION: It’s a start

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When the budget committee of Chatham-Kent council met Jan. 26, in less than one hour, they removed $1.3 million in proposed tax increases. An hour later, the unanimous passing of the police budget cut into that considerably. At the end of the night, they’d managed to...

Tuesday police briefs

Shoplifting A Chatham woman faces charges after someone walked out of a local grocery store in the middle of the afternoon without paying for items. Chatham-Kent...

McGraill named to ROMA board

By Pam Wright Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For the first time in a long while – possibly ever – Chatham-Kent has an official seat at the...

Great customer service for 75 years

By Pam Wright Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Although technology is light years from what it was in 1948, the values of old-fashioned service from the era...

Seven EV charging sites in place

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent now has seven electric vehicle (EV) charging stations available for public use at multiple municipal sites around Chatham-Kent. ChargerCrew Canada has...

Ball team drops ‘Blackbirds’ nickname

E-6 for those of you scoring at home By Pam Wright Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Au revoir, Chatham-Kent Blackbirds. After a scant three days, Chatham-Kent's new addition to...

Busy week for the OPP

Chatham-Kent OPP had a busy time of it recently with speeders and accidents. It started on Jan. 23, at about 4:45 a.m. when an officer...

Name dropped from IBL team

A mere three days after their big announcement, the Chatham-Kent Blackbirds were grounded. Well, the name at least. Officials with the new Intercounty Baseball League...

Crash leads to impaired charge

Chatham-Kent OPP attribute the quick judgment of a Good Samaritan for a man facing impaired driving charges. On Friday night, about 10:15 p.m., thanks to...

New doc joins CKHA team

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance welcomes a new gastroenterologist, Dr Ahmed Almradi who is joining the Internal Medicine Department. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ahmed...

RetroFest, Ribfest team up in 2023

The temporary closing of Tecumseh Park this summer has led to a pair of popular events willingly crashing together. RetroFest and Ribfest will take place...

Fundraising rebranded for the ‘Kids’

For years, the fundraising has been all about the kids, but this year, Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTC C-K) events will be “Kids”...

Ooooh, that’s cold!

Chatham-Kent biggest ever Polar Plunge was a family affair for Cora Holt, right, and her grandmother Melanie Simpson. The pair was among those freezin' for...

Great customer service for 75 years

By Pam Wright Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Although technology is light years from what it was in 1948, the values of old-fashioned service from the era...

New indoor golf spot opens in ‘Burg

By Pam Wright Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The old adage “build it and they will come” is proving to be true for Par 72. Based in Wallaceburg,...

BIZ VOICES: Chatham loses downtown icon

Chatham-Kent lost another venerable figure recently, as Eddie Mariconda passed away Jan. 7. Eddie was a larger-than-life figure; an icon in the Chatham core for...
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