Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • 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, ViewpointNo Comments

      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...

  • Spread it around

    Oct 30, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Props to local builder Dave Depencier and realtor Krista Mall for taking the big step of leading a planned large-scale subdivision build in Dresden. Chatham-Kent has a serious shortage of homes for sale. Our housing prices continue to soar as out-of-town...

  • Music to our ears

    Oct 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    When an institution in Chatham-Kent like the Kiwanis Music Festival can say it’s been around for 75 years, it is a reason to celebrate. In the spring of 2020, the iconic Festival will be celebrating 75 years of giving a platform for talented young people to...

  • Mergers make little sense

    Oct 16, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Whenever local autonomy is lost to government-imposed service centralization, it leaves communities with many questions and concerns. Each community, including Chatham-Kent, is unique with its own set of local needs and issues to be addressed. So, it really...

  • Women’s leadership networking a great idea

    Oct 2, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    As a journalist, lots of events come across my desk that pique my interest as not only a reporter, but as a mom or business owner as well. When I saw that Morena McDonald of 519 Events and Promotions was involved in the Chatham-Kent Women’s Leadership...

  • Making a difference

    Oct 2, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

      If you have ever had your car, home or business broken into, you know the feelings of violation and anger that go with it. You want the perpetrator to pay, and that does not mean be arrested, spend one night in jail and then be out on bail to steal...

  • Yet another busy time in C-K

    Sep 25, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Another busy weekend is behind us in Chatham-Kent, from FireFest to ThunderThrust to Boxes and Blankets, Festival of Golf, etc., etc. Summer was jam-packed with festivals, concerts, special events and more locally produced goods and produce than you can...

  • 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...