Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Artistic outlets

    May 1, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    In a world that is increasingly more focused on technology and trades for future job markets, visual arts are almost always the first to go when cuts must be made. Our school boards, however, still make room for arts in the curriculum, even if it is...

  • Code needs revisiting

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

    The recent decision of the Chatham-Kent municipal integrity commissioner that stated a former councilor contravened the municipal Code of Conduct by going to senior management with a concern from a constituent seems confusing and contradictory. One would...

  • Strong support for Strong Kids

    Apr 17, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Giving kids a chance to play and grow into strong adults is an admirable goal of the C-K YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. In an era when electronic devices are king for anyone under 30, but especially school-age children, there is a huge need for access to...

  • Student and parent stress abounds

    Apr 10, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    As a parent of a teen trying to decide what she wants to do with the rest of her life, I’ve realized I am incredibly thankful not to be a teen in 2019. The pressure our teens are under to choose a career by at least Grade 11 – so they can pick the courses...

  • Influenced or informed?

    Apr 10, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

      The student walk-out recently at Chatham high schools to protest provincial government changes to education has brought out the cynics in force, and it is somewhat insulting to the teens involved. Was every student that participated in the walk-out...

  • Open, transparent, and improving

    Apr 3, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Forgive us if we still pinch ourselves when dealing with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. When the province appointed a supervisor for the CHKA several years ago, Rob Devitt, he wanted to meet with the media to be open an honest on developments at the...

  • Walk, don’t run

    Mar 28, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    With the government announcement dissolving Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) boards, ahead of the passing of Bill 74 – The People’s Health Care Act, there is a perception the government is moving too fast and with a lack of public consultation....

  • Threshold still stands

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

    It’s fitting that just after we adjust our clocks to Daylight Savings Time, when we have more sunlight later in the day, that the light is shone on the $100,000 public service earners in the province. Provincially funded organizations and municipalities...

  • Giving money, not time

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

    It is an undisputed truth that Chatham-Kent has some of the most generous people around. All you need is to give people a person, family, charity or cause to get behind and Chathamites will come out in droves to help. Our community is lucky enough to have an...

  • Questions remain

    Mar 6, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The debate currently underway on the wisdom of constructing a new arena facility or upgrading the current Memorial and Erickson arenas is one that is rife with questions, including the big one – can Chatham-Kent taxpayers afford it? Items for consideration...