Author archives: The Voice

  • Crash on 401 involves ‘crash truck’

    Apr 26, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

      Protective measures on Highway 401 worked recently when a vehicle designated as a “crash truck” took damage. The “crash truck” trails line-painting vehicles. On April 23, an eastbound driver tried to pull around one on the 401 in Chatham-Kent,...

  • Board could drop 111 teachers

    Apr 25, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    An area school board is already talking to teaching staff about possible reductions due to the Ford government changes to education funding. The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has notified 111 full-time equivalent teachers regarding potential...

  • Ditch clean up with a kayak

    Apr 24, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    College buddies Devin Birkby and Braeden Murphy took it upon themselves to clean up the ditch along Baldoon Road between Gregory Drive to a point opposite Our Lady of Fatima School on a soggy Saturday. The higher water in the ditches made it easier for the...

  • Fiddlin’ Around coming to Blenheim

    Apr 23, 19 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his all-star band present Fiddlin’ Around on Saturday night in Blenheim. This new uplifting two-hour Branson-style live show features lots of fun fiddle tunes in the style of Don Messer, Graham Townsend and...

  • Reservists to train in C-K this week

    Apr 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Don’t be surprised to see members of our military in parts of Chatham-Kent later this week. More than 600 Canadian Army soldiers from 31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG), headquartered in London, will conduct Exercise Arrowhead Response this week. The...

  • Beard challenge for charity

    Apr 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    A Chatham business is challenging beard owners to share pictures of their growing beards during the NHL 2019 Playoff. Chatham-based Smellis Beard Oil is organizing the Hockey Beard Challenge. Similar to initiatives like Movember and “playoff beards” the...

  • Dealing in daffodil pins

    Apr 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Noreen Burchiel, a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, sells daffodil pins outside of Food Basics in Chatham recently. The society runs a spring daffodil campaign each spring. Burchiel said sales during her volunteer time went very well, as “the...

  • TekSavvy donates $10K to new shelter

    Apr 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Chatham’s TekSavvy is helping set the scene for future animal adoptions in Chatham-Kent. The telecom firm recently donated $10,000 to help fund the new Chatham-Kent Animal Shelter’s adoption room. “Our hope is that having a space that is warm and...

  • B&E and flee

    Apr 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    A Wallaceburg man faces charges after an altercation between two men last night. Police say they got the call about 8:30 p.m. that someone forced his way into a home in Dresden, doing about $250 damage. Once inside, the man confronted the homeowner over a...

  • Theft, theft and theft

    Apr 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Between reports of breaking into sheds and a cottage, Chatham-Kent police have been busy of late investigating unlawful acquisition of items. Sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning, someone broke into a locked utility shed at Thompsons Ltd. in...