Archive for the ‘Local News’ Category

  • Road closure tonight

    May 30, 14 • 345 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Avoid Third Street in Chatham this evening, as it will be shut down between King and Wellington streets for several hours. That section of road will be closed from 8 p.m. tonight until about 2 a.m. Saturday as Entegrus crews install underground power cables...

  • CKHA tri-board meeting cancelled due to poor numbers

    May 30, 14 • 599 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

    The en-masse resignation of the majority of the Sydenham District Hospital Board in early May is still sending shockwaves through the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Officials announced the cancellation of the June 3 tri-board meeting of directors, due to a...

  • Domestic dispute leads to charges

    May 30, 14 • 356 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    A 45-year-old Chatham man is facing multiple charges in connection with a late-night domestic dispute in town. Chatham-Kent police responded to a call about midnight. A woman reported she’d been pushed by her common-law spouse during an argument. Police say...

  • Latimer to run in South Kent

    May 29, 14 • 328 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Mary Clare Latimer is the latest candidate to come forward for the fall municipal election. Latimer filed her papers Thursday to run for council in Ward 2, South Kent. She joins incumbents Frank Vercouteren and Karen Herman in the battle for three seats in...

  • Police locate missing Ridgetown man

    May 29, 14 • 440 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent police have found a missing elderly man in the Ridgetown area. Police said the man, described as white, 73, last seen wearing a red plaid long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, white running shoes and an Alzheimer’s bracelet, went missing briefly...

  • 700 jobs poised to come to C-K, mayor says

    May 29, 14 • 1246 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsComments Off on 700 jobs poised to come to C-K, mayor says

    Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope addresses a breakfast audience of members of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Thursday at Aristo’s in Chatham. In a morning address to local business leaders in Chatham, Mayor Randy Hope hinted that upwards of 700 new jobs...

  • B-17 fly over Saturday

    May 29, 14 • 1094 Views • Feature Story, Local News4 Comments

    Keep your eyes on the skies Saturday morning and you might be lucky enough to see a B-17 Flying Fortress pass above Chatham-Kent. Norm Ellickson, crew chief of “The Yankee Lady,” said the plane would pass over Chatham mid morning en route to another show....

  • Truck winds up flipped in ditch on 401

    May 29, 14 • 1015 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    A tractor-trailer wound up on its roof in the ditch Wednesday evening on Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent, leading to charges against the driver. Chatham-Kent OPP say a Volvo semi was heading westbound on the 401 when it left the road, flipped onto its roof and...

  • Shed jams on bridge

    May 28, 14 • 343 Views • Local NewsNo Comments

    An attempt to relocate a shed didn’t go well yesterday. A witness said a man was transporting a shed on the back of a truck when he tried to cross a bridge on Highway 21, south of Thamesville. The shed caught on the overhead support girders, splintering...

  • BBQ build-off set for June 7

    May 28, 14 • 239 Views • Local NewsNo Comments

    On June 7, Dowler-Karn on Highway 40, just north of Chatham, will host a BBQ Build-Off and Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event will be directed to the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) in support of CKHA’s most urgent...