Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Tourism opportunities

    Jan 15, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    Tourism is a growth sector of a healthy economy that can sometimes be overlooked when municipalities narrow their new jobs focus to the industrial or commercial sector. Here in Chatham-Kent, we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by Great Lakes, a booming...

  • Investigative journalism

    Jan 8, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    News that community independent newspapers such as The Chatham Voice and the Thamesville Herald received approval to hire reporters as part of the nationwide Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) is good news for the citizens of Chatham-Kent. There will be 105...

  • Continued success for 2020

    Jan 2, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Another year has passed, and looking back on 2019, there are some positive steps towards making our community safer, happier and more prosperous. Do we – meaning council and the voting taxpayers – have work to do? That’s a definite yes. But even the...

  • Legal business blocked

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

    There is a running joke that a project or program can be working just fine in the private sector, but give it to government to run and all the profit-making goodness grinds to a halt. The way senior levels of government have handled the roll out of the...

  • Unaffordable problem

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

    Not all problems can be solved by throwing money at them, but the current affordable housing crisis in Chatham-Kent would benefit from an influx of cash, be it from private developers or in the form of public tax dollars – or both. With the downloading of...

  • 13.5-hour problem

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

    The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance has come a long way since the province took over management in fall, 2016, with great strides in managing money, improving staff morale and best practice outcomes in just about every department. However, one area that hasn’t...

  • Ban needs less bite

    Nov 27, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    The Private Members Bill from MPP Rick Nicholls to lift the ban on ownership of pit bull breed dogs is one that, if done right and properly combined with the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, may just keep everyone safer from life-threatening dog...

  • Beer has evolved

    Nov 20, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It didn’t seem like that long ago beer was a beverage of choice almost exclusively by men. There was a limited selection, and most of what was available in this province came from the mainstream breweries. Oh, how times have changed. And for the better. The...

  • Let them play

    Nov 13, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    In this day and age, it’s too rare to see and hear kids outside playing together, which is why we were stunned to learn of a municipal initiative that could send more kids indoors. There is an initiative underway by municipal Public Works personnel that...

  • Unreasonable decision

    Nov 6, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

      As Canadians, we have rights and freedoms for which thousands of soldiers, who put the good of the country before their own wants and needs, fought and died. One of those freedoms was to have our day in court. To provide evidence and testimony to a...