Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Time to clear the air

    Jul 17, 13 • 547 Views • Viewpoint2 Comments

    The head-on approach regarding the Capitol Theatre issue could be the best thing to happen to Chatham-Kent municipal government in some time. The ongoing questions, (this time surrounding the sale of the Annex and the $1.3-million municipal grant to St. Clair...

  • That was the week that was…

    Jul 16, 13 • 366 Views • Bruce Uncorked, ViewpointNo Comments

    What a week – hundreds of emails, social media attaboys and general goodwill from folks all over the community. It really does make us feel good, but then came the dreaded Typo of the week In the photo information about my adventures in the Canada D’eh...

  • The more things change…

    Jul 9, 13 • 862 Views • Viewpoint2 Comments

    As I was going through some papers in preparation for the move to our new office on Dover Street, I came across a copy of a column I’d written more than 20 years ago. It was shortly after I’d been named managing editor at the Chatham Daily News following...

  • Have you ever had a fickle Bickle?

    Jul 9, 13 • 512 Views • ViewpointNo Comments

    When the Voice signed on as a gold sponsor for the Canada D’eh event, I thought it would be a great chance to meet a lot of people around town and take a break from our hectic pace needed to get the paper off the ground. It was nice to see so many people at...

  • Welcome to your Voice

    Jul 9, 13 • 419 Views • Bruce Uncorked, ViewpointNo Comments

    Welcome to the first edition of The Chatham Voice. You’ve read our front-page story telling you why we’re here; let us tell you a bit about how we’re going to operate from an editorial standpoint. We’re unapologetically pro-community. We intend to...

  • Viewpoint: Cutting trees, schools and CK staff

    Feb 19, 13 • 278 Views • ViewpointNo Comments

    Perhaps it’s the time of the year, perhaps it’s the howling snow and wind outside my window as I write this, but there isn’t a lot to be optimistic about this week. The council members who voted against a woodlot clear cut moratorium earlier...

  • Viewpoint: Anger and a lack of trust

    Feb 12, 13 • 194 Views • ViewpointNo Comments

    Watching the woodlot management issue unfold over the past few weeks made has had me wondering just what kind of a community we’ve become. It’s been 15 years since we were forced into becoming the community of Chatham-Kent but it seemed like 1998...

  • Viewpoint: What’s next for Ontario?

    Feb 5, 13 • 202 Views • ViewpointNo Comments

    It won’t be long before Ontarians find out just what premier designate Kathleen Wynne is made of. She hasn’t taken office yet, but the pressure of winning the Liberal leadership is nothing compared to trying to please the more than 12 million...

  • Viewpoint: Lesson Learned?

    Jan 29, 13 • 158 Views • ViewpointNo Comments

    The Ontario Labour Relations Board did teachers a favour last Friday morning when it ruled a planned one day walk-out illegal. The decision created chaos for school boards across the province which had planned to close schools for the day based on the...

  • Viewpoint: Crows, trees, cats, dogs and money

    Jan 29, 13 • 185 Views • ViewpointNo Comments

    For several years, I believed the most thankless task in local politics was being chair of a board of education. With the provincial government centralizing taxation, curriculum and enacting new policies hourly, the only task seemingly left to boards was the...