Archive for the ‘Local News’ Category

  • Woodlot management under fire

    Jul 1, 14 • 1287 Views • Feature Story, Local News5 Comments

    Those upset at a proposed Chatham-Kent policy on woodlot protection are barking up the wrong tree, according to the municipal manager responsible for bringing the document forward. Tom Beaton, C-K manager of parks, cemeteries and horticulture, said he’s...

  • Pain Court rodeo event draws 1,200

    Jul 1, 14 • 359 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Barrel racers took sharp turns and rode as fast as they could during the Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers Ultimate Rodeo Tour in Pain Court on June 27 held at Pain Court Park. An estimated 1,200 spectators were treated to the best of rodeo events, including saddle...

  • Cars entered, curfew violated

    Jul 1, 14 • 549 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    In a selfish celebration of Canada’s 147th birthday, someone decided to enter vehicles on Wood Street early this morning, searching for valuables. Chatham-Kent police say they got a call about 2:30 a.m. that a man was doing just that. They arrived on scene...

  • Thief steals $20K in jewelry

    Jul 1, 14 • 401 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    To kick off the countdown to Canada Day, someone decided to get greedy, making off with about $20,000 in jewelry from a Gregory Drive West home. Chatham-Kent police say someone broke into the home sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday morning, and...

  • Foul play not a factor in teen’s death, police say

    Jun 30, 14 • 830 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent police have ruled out foul play in the death of a 14-year-old boy on the weekend in Erieau. The boy’s body was taken to London Health Sciences Centre for a post-mortem after being discovered in the water off the beach in the South Kent...

  • Tragedy in Erieau

    Jun 29, 14 • 2908 Views • Local News5 Comments

    Chatham-Kent police report a 14-year-old boy appears to have drowned at Erieau Saturday. Police say they initially received a report of a missing teen in the village of Erieau. Residents, personnel from Chatham-Kent Fire Station 14 and police searched the...

  • Argument turns ugly

    Jun 29, 14 • 461 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    A family argument on Park Street in Chatham led to charges Saturday night. Chatham-Kent police say shortly after 9 p.m., they received a call about a man causing problems at a residence. By the time police arrived, the man had left. Police say the man...

  • Fender bender turns violent

    Jun 29, 14 • 312 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    A 37-year-old Wallaceburg man faces charges of assault and dangerous driving in connection with a bout of road rage Saturday. Police say the incident occurred just after 11:30 a.m. when one driver slowed down on Murray Street to allow a vehicle to enter a...

  • Blenheim death not suspicious

    Jun 27, 14 • 674 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Police report there are no suspicious circumstances around the sudden death of an 83-year-old Blenheim man earlier this week. On June 25, Chatham-Kent police responded to a 13th Line home near Blenheim and found the man dead, with an 85-year-old woman in...

  • Helping the hospice

    Jun 26, 14 • 412 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Sandee Brown-Davidson of Bowman Funeral Home, left hands a coffee to Shawn Van Dusen while Jodi Maroney, director of development for the Chatham-Kent Hospice looks on. Bowman has been offering free coffee each Tuesday and Thursday morning in June to promote...