Author archives: bruce

  • R.I.P. Mr. Neil Peart

    Jan 15, 20 • 0 Views • Bruce Uncorked, Feature Story1 Comment

    I normally write about family and local events in my column, but this week is a bit different. It’s about a man I never met and part of a trio I’d been a fan of for a good 45 years. Rest in peace, Neil Peart. Arguably the best rock drummer on the planet,...

  • C-K Toy Show back for 19th year

    Jan 15, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The doors open Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for the 19th annual Chatham-Kent Toy Show and Sale. Rob Sterling, one of the event organizers, said the event continues to grow. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been 19 years. The problem is every year that goes...

  • Polar plunge hits the water Saturday

    Jan 15, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent police Const. Jason Herder vowed to stop looking at the weather forecast for Saturday. Every time he did, he said it looked just a little colder than the last time, and his friends and fellow polar plungers joked he’s jinxing them. Herder, lead...

  • Tourism ideas flow with a Spark

    Jan 15, 20 • 0 Views • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Indigenous spirituality, communing with nature and tracking one’s food from farm to plate earned high praise at a recent tourism competition in Chatham-Kent. The three concepts also earned $3,000 each in funding from the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab. The...

  • ‘They would do the same for me’

    Jan 15, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Alert man pulls neighbour out of burning Merlin home Matt Pelkey is normally at work in Chatham at 11 a.m. during a Wednesday. For his elderly neighbours George and Sharon Hope, it’s a good thing he was at home on the morning of Jan. 8. Fire broke out at...

  • Fender benders

    Jan 15, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Drivers at two ends of the age spectrum face charges of careless driving after two separate accidents last night in Chatham-Kent. Shortly after 6:30 p.m., no one was injured when three vehicles collided in Chatham on Lacroix Street near Park Avenue. Total...

  • House fire in Chatham

    Jan 9, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent fire officials report a second fire Wednesday in C-K. Hours after a $300,000 blaze devastated a home in Merlin, Chatham firefighters got the call about 3:20 p.m. with a report of smoke in the area of O’Neil Street in Chatham. They found heavy...

  • Unseasonably great grilling weather

    Jan 8, 20 • 0 Views • Bruce Uncorked, Feature StoryNo Comments

    The Big Green Egg saw solid action in recent weeks, starting with a spiral ham. Friends Arlene and Pete wanted to invite us over for dinner. But they asked if I’d cook their ham on the Egg. Duh! Armed with warm weather, I was in. For anyone who has not...

  • Investigative journalism

    Jan 8, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    News that community independent newspapers such as The Chatham Voice and the Thamesville Herald received approval to hire reporters as part of the nationwide Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) is good news for the citizens of Chatham-Kent. There will be 105...

  • Calendar season

    Jan 8, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Chatham Voice employees Michelle Owchar, left, and Fatima Pisquem are all smiles after a visit from Kyle Bunney of Community Living Chatham-Kent (CLCK) recently. Bunney dropped off a copy of the 2020 CLCK Lottery Calendar, prompting staff to slip over and get...