Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • We’re not that stupid, are we?

    Apr 30, 14 • 1059 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint6 Comments

    Looking around at that seems to pass for public comments lately, it’s obvious people seeking to influence public opinion seem to think we’re not all that bright. Other than believing we’ll accept whatever drivel falls out of their open mouths, I have no...

  • Mayor will stay home

    Apr 23, 14 • 486 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Even though the municipal election is still six months away and mayor Randy Hope hasn’t filed his official papers, he’s already on the campaign trail. More than a few eyebrows have been raised at the fact that he won’t be taking part in the next...

  • Take that, Toronto

    Apr 9, 14 • 842 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    Chatham-Kent is preparing to put its gloves on for a new round of marketing, with news last week that an as-yet-unnamed group is backing an initiative to get the attention of Canada’s largest city. We’re about to charge into the heart of Toronto with a...

  • Straight talk about sunshine

    Apr 2, 14 • 619 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The release of the local sunshine club list (public employees in Ontario making more than $100,000) has generated plenty of outrage, anger and envy. Anger at those on the list is misplaced because very few of us, if offered, would turn down wads of cash. You...

  • The talk of the town

    Mar 27, 14 • 904 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    There are so many things going on this week that deserve mention we should get right to it. It isn’t often that a local legend is born, but we had one this week with the creation of “cell phone girl” a woman who was ticketed twice in a period of 20...

  • Some good people here

    Mar 19, 14 • 428 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The last few days have shown that Chatham-Kent residents know how to take care of each other inside and out. A crowd of 850 showed up at the Bradley Convention Centre Sunday night to hear six-time Olympian Clara Hughes talk about ending the stigma of mental...

  • Why we’re different

    Mar 13, 14 • 444 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We just published the 36th edition of the Chatham Voice. In the nine months since we began publishing, we’ve distributed nearly three quarters of a million newspapers, totaling some 12-million pages. We are still occasionally asked who we are, what we stand...

  • Our way or the highway?

    Mar 6, 14 • 417 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    With the season nearly over, Chatham Kent council may be ready to voice its displeasure on winter maintenance of Highway 40. Councillor Sheldon Parsons, (who travels the highway between Wallaceburg and Chatham more than any other politician) brought forth a...

  • Going through the motions

    Feb 27, 14 • 391 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Those who believe the province takes coroners inquests’ seriously might want to reconsider after reading this week’s edition of The Chatham Voice. The story stems from a conversation with Mike Neuts earlier this month, the day after The Toronto Star...

  • Fire up the idea factory

    Feb 18, 14 • 446 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    About 100 people gathered at the John. D. Bradley Convention Centre last week with one aim – creating a better community by unlocking the potential of local residents. It was the first TEDx Chatham-Kent meeting, but based on feedback from those attending,...