Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • 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...

  • Support appreciated

    Aug 15, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We often hear stories of the struggles people in our community are facing that touch our hearts and make us want to do whatever we can to help. When a Chatham-Kent couple was without heat in the dead of winter because of an issue with their furnace and no one...

  • Musical rewards

    Aug 8, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Music truly is the universal language. It uplifts us, moves us to tears, pumps us up and relaxes us – sometimes at the same time. For the St. Andrew’s Choir that recently returned from a singing tour in France, members experienced that concept first hand,...

  • It’s our bloomin’ problem

    Aug 1, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    When the water turns green in Lake Erie, we’re all to blame, not just farmers. Here in Chatham-Kent, the farmers seem to be leading the way in terms of efforts to reduce phosphorous winding up in our watershed. There are five test sites for phosphorous...

  • Upping our fibre intake

    Jul 25, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Suddenly, the urban regions of Chatham-Kent feel the future of Internet connectivity here is very bright – and fast. Two months after Bell Canada announced it is laying fibre optic cables throughout the municipality, local Internet service provider TekSavvy...

  • Promises made, and kept

    Jul 18, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Wallaceburg residents, particularly those in the area of the proposed 12 super turbines of the Otter Creek Wind Farm project, are heaving sighs of relief now that our new Premier Doug Ford has cancelled the project. Otter Creek just recently wrapped up the...

  • If you build it…

    Jul 11, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    As people celebrate the fact the shovels went into the ground recently for the new Gateway Casino in Chatham, we feel obligated to remind folks the term “If you build it, they will come,” originated in a work of fiction. From the movie “Field of...

  • Hard work finally pays off

    Jul 4, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Forty years is a long time to wait for a dream to come to fruition, but long-time supporters of a new, bigger animal shelter in Chatham-Kent don’t have to wait any longer. With an official ground-breaking at the new Park Avenue location done, construction...

  • Sharing is simple

    Jun 27, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent did the right thing and brought a report to council on the full costing of foreign investment travel – the same information requested in a Freedom of Information filing back in the spring. What doesn’t make sense is why...