Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Connect the dots

    Jul 23, 14 • 1362 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint27 Comments

    The day after Chatham-Kent council rejected consideration of a bylaw regulating woodlots, heavy equipment was brought in to clear a woodlot on Taylor Road near Ridgetown. Woodlot preservation supporters are pointing to the latest woodlot destruction as an...

  • Do the right thing

    Jul 16, 14 • 420 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint2 Comments

    Given Navistar’s latest defeat in its attempt to delay paying pensions to workers at its former truck assembly plant in Chatham, it’s time for the company to finally get serious about paying its pension and severance obligations. The Ontario Financial...

  • Help where it is needed

    Jul 9, 14 • 339 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    It’s easy enough to spot a broken arm from skateboarding or a scrape on a leg from a playground accident. It’s not so easy to see the effect of a young mind that’s hurting or in distress. That doesn’t mean the damage is any less real. Given that, it...

  • The need for speed

    Jul 2, 14 • 442 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    During the official opening of a Wallaceburg metal working business last week, much was made about the speed at which the economy changes. We hope the politicians in attendance were paying attention. A case in point is the news this week that the municipality...

  • It’s question and answer time

    Jul 2, 14 • 422 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint2 Comments

    Q: How do you spot a pedestrian in Chatham? A: You wait for the Don’t Walk symbol to flash and then watch them cross the road. I know we have a literacy problem in today’s society, but how much more simple could we make this? The HAND means DON’T...

  • Summer kicks off in high gear

    Jun 25, 14 • 371 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    Some of the best Chatham-Kent has to offer was on display last weekend.  From Tilbury to Thamesville, there was something for everyone’s taste. The weekend got under way Friday night with the 18th annual Pain Court Truck and Tractor Pull where hundreds of...

  • In Wynne we trust?

    Jun 18, 14 • 374 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    For political shock value, it will be difficult to top the Liberals’ stunning provincial victory last week. It was almost universally expected Ontarians would elect a minority government; the only question would be the parties’ pecking order. As we said...

  • Sophia’s gift

    Jun 9, 14 • 3204 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint10 Comments

    I never met Sophia Vlasman. That doesn’t stop me from thanking her for what she’s done for me, for you and for our community. Sophia was the inspirational teen whose long battle with cancer inspired her friends and family, her classmates at UCC, and...

  • Your cynicism is killing you

    Jun 5, 14 • 477 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    In one week Ontarians head to the polls, but the real issue isn’t in whom you vote for, it’s whether you bother to vote at all. The 2011 provincial election witnessed the lowest voter turnout in history with 49.2% casting ballots. It’s a steady trend...

  • Ontario’s big race

    May 28, 14 • 388 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Media pundits (we’re among them) are fond of referring to elections as horse races. There are more than a few similarities. The contestants run in a circle, the track always has some fertilizer on it, and, viewed from a certain perspective, it can be argued...