Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • 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...

  • 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...