Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Ramped up RetroFest

    Feb 27, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    What do Sam Roberts, the Batmobile and mechanical elephants have in common? They will all be in Chatham June 21 and 22 for the combined RetroFest/RM Sotheby’s 40th anniversary celebration. For people who love RetroFest, there will be the same Kent Historic...

  • Enough dislike

    Feb 20, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint5 Comments

    At the risk of breaking the Internet, it’s time to put away the hate towards the Boardwalk on Thames condo project in downtown Chatham and look to the positive benefits to our city’s future. Is almost 10 years too long to wait for a large project like the...

  • A job well done by C-K

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

    With the flooding disaster of 2018 still fresh in the minds of people in Chatham-Kent, the recent ice jam and dike breech definitely raised some heart rates along with the waterway. Knowing what can happen when there is an ice jam downriver, municipal...

  • Dutch heritage

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

    Canada has a long and very friendly relationship with Holland and its Dutch peoples. From the waves of immigrants who came to Canada to start a new life in between 1892-1911, 1923-1930 and 1947-1960, to a grateful nation for Canada’s role in liberating...

  • Unrealistic pay hike

    Jan 30, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    When the federal government increases your tax rate, do you expect your rate of pay to go up as a result to offset that hike? Or when your property taxes increase, does your pay change to offset that? Um, no. Forgive our sarcasm on this, but how then can...

  • Transparent?

    Jan 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    In its CK Plan 2035, Chatham-Kent officials state that one of three critical success factors is an “open, transparent and effectively governed” municipality. The other two factors are financial sustainability – paying down debt, a balanced budget and...

  • Festival needs focus

    Jan 16, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The return of the Festival of Nations to Chatham is something that has been kicked around for a while. In its time, it was a very successful celebration of the different foods and culture that makes up our community. From food to dance to art to music –...

  • Curious Kurtis

    Jan 9, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    Chatham-Kent native Kurtis Baute is trying to live his dream, one that will help educate others on the marvels of science. But he’ll need our help to get there. So far, as informative and interesting as his approaches have been to various subjects, it’s...

  • Welcome to 2019

    Jan 2, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It’s a new year now, and we offer advice to folks, as some may have already broken their New Year’s Resolutions. For starters, don’t make resolutions, especially impossible-to-keep drastic life changers. Make realistic pledges to improve your life and...

  • Connections needed

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

    Citizens at the south end of Victoria Avenue in Chatham have a fair point in their concern about where they would park if adjacent land is used to put in a bike path connecting the north end of Victoria to the downtown area. In particular, the area south of...