Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • The talk of the town

    Mar 27, 14 • 904 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    There are so many things going on this week that deserve mention we should get right to it. It isn’t often that a local legend is born, but we had one this week with the creation of “cell phone girl” a woman who was ticketed twice in a period of 20...

  • Some good people here

    Mar 19, 14 • 428 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The last few days have shown that Chatham-Kent residents know how to take care of each other inside and out. A crowd of 850 showed up at the Bradley Convention Centre Sunday night to hear six-time Olympian Clara Hughes talk about ending the stigma of mental...

  • Why we’re different

    Mar 13, 14 • 444 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We just published the 36th edition of the Chatham Voice. In the nine months since we began publishing, we’ve distributed nearly three quarters of a million newspapers, totaling some 12-million pages. We are still occasionally asked who we are, what we stand...

  • Our way or the highway?

    Mar 6, 14 • 417 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    With the season nearly over, Chatham Kent council may be ready to voice its displeasure on winter maintenance of Highway 40. Councillor Sheldon Parsons, (who travels the highway between Wallaceburg and Chatham more than any other politician) brought forth a...

  • Going through the motions

    Feb 27, 14 • 391 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Those who believe the province takes coroners inquests’ seriously might want to reconsider after reading this week’s edition of The Chatham Voice. The story stems from a conversation with Mike Neuts earlier this month, the day after The Toronto Star...

  • Fire up the idea factory

    Feb 18, 14 • 446 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    About 100 people gathered at the John. D. Bradley Convention Centre last week with one aim – creating a better community by unlocking the potential of local residents. It was the first TEDx Chatham-Kent meeting, but based on feedback from those attending,...

  • Help deter criminal activity

    Feb 12, 14 • 986 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint2 Comments

    Whether it’s one of those momentary blips or the beginning of a long-term trend, our community has witnessed a number of violent criminal incidents lately that deserve our attention. No community is safe from crime, but when what had been petty theft and...

  • Mindsets must change

    Feb 5, 14 • 636 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint2 Comments

    Under the circumstances, Chatham-Kent council did about as well as could be expected in its recent budget deliberations. It’s the circumstances that need to change. Council approved a 1.61% budget increase, raising taxes on a home assessed at $157,000 by...

  • Troubling signs for C-K

    Jan 29, 14 • 750 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint5 Comments

    Evidence that our community desperately needs economic stimulus came from some unusual sources recently. Last Friday, the Chatham-Kent United Way announced it fell 15% short of its $2.2-million goal, joining the Salvation Army, which earlier in the month...

  • Present and accounted for?

    Jan 23, 14 • 702 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

      The release of Chatham-Kent council attendance records this week will undoubtedly spark more than a little debate around the horseshoe of power at the Civic Centre. Council held 85 council, planning and committee of the whole meetings in 2011-2013....