Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Dec 23, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

      Editor’s note: The following editorial is a reprint of the classic 1897 editorial from the New York Sun, a response to a letter from an eight-year-old girl questioning if Santa was real. Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by...

  • More can be done

    Dec 16, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Opinion At a time when small businesses are suffering at the hands of COVID-19 restrictions, an ugly necessity for now, it is imperative that municipal staff and councillors do everything in their power to accommodate and respect those businesses. The vast...

  • Stay the course

    Dec 9, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The reality of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is we can’t necessary control other people’s actions. We’re talking from a government level and a personal level. Person A cannot control what Person B does. Then again, the provincial and local governments are...

  • Democracy vs. safety

    Dec 3, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Around the globe, COVID-19 lockdown orders have led to much debate over the right to protest versus the need to protect the public from a health crisis that has already killed 1.46 million people. Last week, Chatham-Kent officials made it clear where they...

  • Trusted sources

    Nov 25, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    Opinion Did you know that the media is the virus? That was the word on Saturday at the freedom protest in Chatham. That’s right, reading this newspaper, we guess, could make you sick, according to protesters. In reality, that’s not the case, unless you...

  • Support one another

    Nov 18, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Reaction to COVID-19 can be anything from fright to fight. The pandemic has weighed heavily on individuals, couples and families. Restrictions on social interaction to help minimize the spread of the virus has taxed the mental health of many a Chatham-Kent...

  • Home sweet home in C-K

    Nov 11, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    COVID-19 has certainly led the charge in people utilizing the term “the new normal.” And that is true for municipal officials, but in this case, from a taxpayer’s perspective, it could be a great thing. With about 300 municipal staff working from home...

  • What do we remember?

    Nov 4, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Blood red poppies mark Remembrance Day in memory of the lives lost. And we remember those lives. Generations march to the cenotaph to honour their families, standing in the streets. But not this year, due to COVID-19. Still, we remember our liberty. And on...

  • Let’s all do our part

    Oct 28, 20 • 0 Views • COVID-19, Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    As we pen this, Chatham-Kent has topped 400 cases of COVID-19 so far this year. It’s a milestone number, but it means little right now. Some might disagree. Others would say the important number is the number of active cases. And as of Monday afternoon,...

  • Thank you!

    Oct 21, 20 • 0 Views • COVID-19, Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    In case the headline didn’t tell you: Thank you, Chatham-Kent. Thanks for coming through to support the virtual version of Festival of Giving (FoG) on the weekend. Thanks for signing up in droves for the Gift toy and food drive that’s looming. And thanks...