Author archives: James Blake

  • Mary Webb Centre thriving

    Oct 12, 16 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Six years after it was saved from the wrecking ball, the Mary Webb Centre has broken ground on an expansion that will allow it to serve the greater Chatham-Kent community for generations to come. A $249,000 federal heritage grant and local community efforts...

  • Hospice now part of our community

    Oct 12, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    When volunteers began discussing the Chatham-Kent Hospice five years ago, they knew there was a need and they believed there was the support for such a facility. Five years later, there is no doubt that the need and the support were real. The 10-bed end of...

  • Knowledge key to stopping thieves

    Oct 12, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Making your home the one thieves won’t target was the theme of a door-to-door program carried out last week in east Chatham. Members of East Side Pride, the St. Clair College Police Foundations Program and Chatham-Kent Police Service Auxiliary distributed...

  • Dynamic medical duo

    Oct 12, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    If Emer Dudley could sing and Kathy Skinner liked history, the medical community in Wallaceburg would have been deprived of two of its most dedicated members. Instead, Dr. Dudley and registered nurse Skinner are celebrating a combined 100 years in the medical...

  • PAWR earns animal control contract

    Oct 12, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Nearly three years of dedicated volunteer service paid off for a local group that has been awarded a contract to provide animal control services for Chatham and South Kent. Council Monday night chose Pet and Wildlife Rescue (PAWR), over the Sarnia district...

  • Probation breach brings charges

    Oct 12, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    A Windsor man found unconscious on the Pain Court Line early Monday is facing charges of mischief and breaching probation. Just before 8 a.m. police discovered the man on Pain Court Line near Jacob Road. He was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance...

  • Rifle theft in Erieau

    Oct 12, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent Police are investigating the theft of a rifle and ammunition from an Erieau residence during the last week. Police say sometime between October 2 at 3 p.m. and October 11 at 8 p .m. unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on Mariner Line in...

  • Changing minds about poverty

    Oct 11, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    As Chatham-Kent marks Poverty Awareness Day next week, one local expert in the field says a fundamental shift in society’s attitude is the only way to make major inroads on the issue. Prosperity Round Table co-ordinator Kate do Forno said the realization...

  • Do you care enough to wear pink?

    Oct 11, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent firefighters will be bagging groceries and selling t-shirts this weekend as part of their Care Enough to Wear Pink fundraising effort to raise money for breast cancer groups. Firefighters Sidney Vilaranda and Barrie Christie decided only two...

  • Water festival gets a sunny break

    Oct 11, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

      For four years, Don Hector planned and waited through fog, rain and labour disputes. He finally got what he was looking for last week with three days of sunny weather and the largest Chatham-Kent and Lambton Water Festival ever. More than 1,800...