Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Advice to new C-K council

    Dec 5, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    So, we have a new council, one that features eight rookies and a couple of familiar faces in new or returned positions. They were officially sworn in Monday night. And now they are the governing body that is charged with holding the most control over our...

  • Staying in local hands

    Nov 28, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Supporters of preserving our heritage in Chatham-Kent are breathing sigh of relief now that the Warrener family has purchased the former Kent County Courthouse and Jail building on Stanley Street in Chatham. The original white limestone building, built in...

  • Safety a concern

    Nov 21, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    There may not be just one simple solution to combat the use of the old Darling rendering plant in Southeast Chatham by a criminal element, but some kind of solution is needed. Concerns have been raised by business owners in the area regarding the continuous...

  • Share the info

    Nov 14, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    When you know better, you do better. That saying is so appropriate for so many things, including the new council taking charge of the municipality in December. With a municipal election based on the idea of change, doing better for the taxpayers, and more...

  • Lest we forget

    Nov 7, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we mark Remembrance Day. This year, Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday. This year, it also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. One hundred years. That was supposed to be the war to end all...

  • Decriminalize all drugs?

    Oct 31, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    According to organizers, Poverty Awareness Week in Chatham-Kent brought service organizations and the public to a better understanding of the issues of drug use and homelessness in our community. The round table discussions included organizations, people who...

  • New kids on the block

    Oct 24, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It will be a very different Chatham-Kent council when the elected members are sworn in following Monday night’s election results. A new mayor takes the helm with Darrin Canniff moving over a few seats, and he will be looking out at a council with eight new...

  • Promises made, promises …?

    Oct 17, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Members of the Water Wells First group headed to Queen’s Park this week to see about a promise made by then-PC Leader Doug Ford to call a health hazard investigation into the safety of drinking water from sediment-clogged wells in Dover and Chatham...

  • We’ve come a long way

    Oct 10, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    At a time when many communities were refusing to even acknowledge that spousal or partner violence was a real issue, a group of people in Chatham applied for funding because they recognized the local need for a safe place for abused women to go. That was 40...

  • Basking in the glow

    Oct 3, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    There is no better way to get your town on the global map – in a positive light – than by hosting world-class events. Yes, they are a lot of work and you need hundreds, if not thousands, of dedicated volunteers working behind the scenes to make it happen....