Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Drugs and crime

    Sep 18, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Even it hasn’t happened to you, it most likely has happened to someone close to you – a break-in at your home, workplace or car. It’s the reality, and not just here in Chatham-Kent, that repeat offenders are resorting to theft to fund their addiction to...

  • Teamwork approach

    Sep 11, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    For years, the United Way of Chatham-Kent’s annual fundraising campaigns were led by one or two people; chairs and co-chairs. That’s a great deal of work, leading the way to raise $1.5 to more than $2 million dollars each year. The chairs attend countless...

  • Waiting game

    Sep 4, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent has been a tremendous asset to families in this community for 71 years, serving as a non-profit treatment centre that provides specialized therapy and innovative programs to empower children and youth with...

  • Positivity abounds

    Aug 28, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It’s back – 12 Days of Positivity in Chatham-Kent. Whether you are a glass half full or half empty kind of person, you can’t deny that the positivity movement first inspired in 2016 by Darrin Canniff and Jason King is gaining momentum and supporters...

  • A case for patience

    Aug 21, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    After compiling data for seven years, Chatham-Kent resident Christine Burke – along with a packed courtroom – saw our legal system in action last week. Or make that inaction. After a matter of minutes before a Justice of the Peace, Burke’s case got...

  • A great partnership

    Aug 14, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Some may call it the flattest land they have ever seen in Ontario, but Chatham-Kent is gaining ground in also being known as incredibly scenic, with hundreds of kilometres of beautiful, and yes, flat, trails – some urban and some rural. Phase One of the 21....

  • Be aware

    Aug 7, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    When a message is important, it bears repeating. Often. Ending human trafficking is one of those messages. Thanks to Courage for Freedom, founded by Kelly Franklin, the message is getting out to an area frequented by human traffickers with their victims –...

  • What’s it gonna take? Teamwork!

    Jul 31, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    Often when there is a falling out between two parties, bringing everyone back to the table and achieving a positive outcome is difficult. In Chatham-Kent, however, a new mayor and council combined with a good citizen who listens to his father have ensured...

  • Finally

    Jul 24, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It took a year, but the Ontario government has kept its promise to get some answers for contaminated well owners in Chatham-Kent on the safety of their water. It has been a long, emotional struggle for people who are hauling water in to cook and bathe with...

  • Positive focus

    Jul 17, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    This week, The Chatham Voice is celebrating all things Chatham-Kent. As you read through our pages, we look back at the last year of festivals, special events, business announcements and expansions, cultural celebrations and more, and look forward to more...