Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • New kids on the block

    Oct 24, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It will be a very different Chatham-Kent council when the elected members are sworn in following Monday night’s election results. A new mayor takes the helm with Darrin Canniff moving over a few seats, and he will be looking out at a council with eight new...

  • Promises made, promises …?

    Oct 17, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Members of the Water Wells First group headed to Queen’s Park this week to see about a promise made by then-PC Leader Doug Ford to call a health hazard investigation into the safety of drinking water from sediment-clogged wells in Dover and Chatham...

  • We’ve come a long way

    Oct 10, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    At a time when many communities were refusing to even acknowledge that spousal or partner violence was a real issue, a group of people in Chatham applied for funding because they recognized the local need for a safe place for abused women to go. That was 40...

  • Basking in the glow

    Oct 3, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    There is no better way to get your town on the global map – in a positive light – than by hosting world-class events. Yes, they are a lot of work and you need hundreds, if not thousands, of dedicated volunteers working behind the scenes to make it happen....

  • Lagging behind

    Sep 26, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    STEM courses are designed to educate students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and while the Ontario curriculum is making headway in this regard, it falls far behind in real time. In a competitive, fast-moving...

  • Shelter appreciated

    Sep 19, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We spoke on Friday with people who have suffered through the difficulties of being homeless. The fourth annual Boxes and Blankets fund- and awareness-raiser in front of the Downtown Chatham Centre featured about two dozen people who spent the night in...

  • IPM a rural-urban combo

    Sep 12, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The 2018 International Plowing Match is a world-class event that takes thousands of people working in lockstep to pull off. That means thousands of people putting in thousands of hours to turn the 858 acres near Pain Court into a spectacular showcase of...

  • Busy month for C-K

    Sep 5, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Autumn may be just around the corner, but September has shaped up to be a pretty awesome month locally. Kudos to the organizers of various big events, as there really is something for everyone. The biggest of all is the 2018 International Plowing Match and...

  • Love thy neighbour

    Aug 29, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    A since-removed billboard near Dresden generated a great deal of discussion in Chatham-Kent; some respectful and some not; during the short time it was up. Religious beliefs can be a divisive topic because they can fuel anger when someone criticizes who we...

  • Dare to dream big in C-K

    Aug 22, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We’re not sure if you’ve noticed this about Chatham-Kent, but the people who like to do things for the community are big dreamers and the motto always seems to be, “Go big or go home.” With COPA, the Canadian Owners and Pilot Association Flight 203 in...