Archive for the ‘Local News’ Category

  • Municipal water on tap for PUC discussion

    Sep 23, 13 • 340 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    The discoloured water in Chatham will be a topic of discussion at the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission meeting on Thursday. Tom Kissner, general manager of the PUC, said a long-term strategy to deal with the issue will be discussed. “Last year,...

  • Online voting OK’d for 2014 election

    Sep 23, 13 • 585 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent residents will be able to head online to vote during the 2014 municipal election. Council approved Internet voting for a two-week period, along with the traditional paper ballots. Cost to implement the new voting option is tabbed at about...

  • CK Pride enjoys fun weekend

    Sep 23, 13 • 438 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Attendees of CK Pride’s “Broadway, a Night to Remember” event, held Sept. 20 at Club Lentina’s, enjoyed an evening of entertainment, including a show by London’s Cardiff Monroe. The Pride festivities continued throughout the...

  • Fire tears through Ranch 2000 banquet hall

    Sep 23, 13 • 462 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    No word on the cause of a $500,000 fire Sept. 23 that decimated a banquet hall on Centre Side Road. According to Chatham-Kent fire officials, five fire stations responded to the afternoon blaze, which wiped out Ranch 2000 banquet hall and an adjoining home....

  • C-K cop disciplined, demoted

    Sep 23, 13 • 1226 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent Police Const. Stan Blonde pleaded guilty to a charge of discreditable conduct at a Police Services Act hearing Sept. 23 in Chatham. As a result, Robert Strathdee, a retired Toronto Police Superintendent, imposed a penalty that demotes Blonde to...

  • Hands remain ON the 200

    Sep 23, 13 • 419 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Allison Kyle and Ricky Benoit were the most stubborn and resilient participants in this past weekend’s Hands Off my 200 event at Chatham Chrysler. After more than a day of competition, 25 others fell by the wayside. The final pair made a deal where she got...

  • Rooting for Grandpa

    Sep 20, 13 • 409 Views • Local NewsNo Comments

    Little Olivia holds up a sign cheering on her grandfather, Rick Benoit, who is taking part in Chatham Chrysler’s Hands Off My 200 event that’s going on right now at the dealership on Richmond Street. The last person in the event with his or her...

  • Septic tank, or hot tub?

    Sep 19, 13 • 2986 Views • Local News8 Comments

    Mark Young filled up his hot tub Thursday morning after fixing a leak, only to be greeted by a thousand litres of what looks more like sewage than tap water. It’s disgraceful,” he said of the discoloured water. “It makes me very worried about other...

  • Walk raises $25K

    Sep 19, 13 • 308 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    More than 250 took part in the 16th annual Community Living Chatham-Kent Walkathon, raising more than $25,000 this week. The event took place on the UCC track and had a superhero theme. “This year’s event ran like clockwork and everyone had a lot of...

  • Operation Cover Up extends pick-up period

    Sep 19, 13 • 288 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    To ensure that every person who needs a warm coat this winter has the chance to get one, Operation Cover-Up is extending the distribution period from four days to nine weeks starting Oct. 15. The United Way of Chatham-Kent changed the program this year, after...