Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Burnout and abuse

    Feb 12, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Listening to the concerns coming from round-table discussions across the province about the crisis in long-term care is sobering, and disturbing. Our elderly – the people who raised us – worked their whole lives, many of them doing so to create a better...

  • Budget quagmire

    Feb 5, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    For anyone who opted to put themselves through the ordeal of watching Chatham-Kent council’s budget committee at work last week, we have a suggestion for you: try self-water boarding instead. All joking aside, the process is fatiguing to say the least. We...

  • She will soon leave our nest

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

    With our daughter off to university in the fall of 2020, Bruce and I will join the ranks of the empty nesters, and I will probably be found lying in Brenna’s bed, sobbing into her pillow and missing her terribly. Yes, I plan on being an emotional wreck when...

  • Prepared for virus

    Jan 29, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The potential spread of the coronavirus, which first surfaced in China, has become a concern in Canada after two confirmed cases in Toronto. The virus, which is being described as presenting with severe flu symptoms, can be deadly to the elderly, the very...

  • A giving community

    Jan 22, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    While compiling the news stories for this issue of The Chatham Voice, a common theme emerged that we see time and time again in Chatham-Kent. We are a community of givers. All someone needs to do is mention a great cause and come up with a great idea to raise...

  • 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...