Archive for the ‘Viewpoint’ Category

  • Private deal could save jail

    May 22, 14 • 386 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We understand and share Chatham Coun. Doug Sulman’s wish to see the former Chatham Jail preserved, but it will take more than good intentions to see anything happen. Sulman intends to introduce a motion at the next council meeting to see the structure...

  • Police probe merits mentioning

    May 15, 14 • 640 Views • ViewpointNo Comments

    The news that the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating mayor Randy Hope and Chatham-Kent administration for breach of trust allegations is a cause for concern, but not panic. Rumours had circulated around the community for months about the...

  • Budget leads to ballots

    May 8, 14 • 309 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The election no one doubted was coming finally has a date. Ontarians head to the polls June 12. It was a foregone conclusion Tim Hudak’s Conservatives weren’t about to like anything Kathleen Wynne had in her budget last week. NDP leader Andrea Horvath...

  • God, lesser beings and elections

    May 7, 14 • 540 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    I was driving past the site of the former Victoria Avenue United Church during one of our cold, drizzly days last week when a feeling of sadness crept over me. The site is nice enough, but the sense of something missing, something lost, was tangible. When we...

  • Blenheim’s got it right

    Apr 30, 14 • 291 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    At a time when it seems people will complain about anything (short of taking meaningful action), the Blenheim BIA and some local politicians are going about things the right way. Blenheim businesses, understandably concerned about the possibility of a...

  • We’re not that stupid, are we?

    Apr 30, 14 • 1059 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint6 Comments

    Looking around at that seems to pass for public comments lately, it’s obvious people seeking to influence public opinion seem to think we’re not all that bright. Other than believing we’ll accept whatever drivel falls out of their open mouths, I have no...

  • Mayor will stay home

    Apr 23, 14 • 486 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Even though the municipal election is still six months away and mayor Randy Hope hasn’t filed his official papers, he’s already on the campaign trail. More than a few eyebrows have been raised at the fact that he won’t be taking part in the next...

  • Take that, Toronto

    Apr 9, 14 • 842 Views • Feature Story, Viewpoint1 Comment

    Chatham-Kent is preparing to put its gloves on for a new round of marketing, with news last week that an as-yet-unnamed group is backing an initiative to get the attention of Canada’s largest city. We’re about to charge into the heart of Toronto with a...

  • Straight talk about sunshine

    Apr 2, 14 • 619 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    The release of the local sunshine club list (public employees in Ontario making more than $100,000) has generated plenty of outrage, anger and envy. Anger at those on the list is misplaced because very few of us, if offered, would turn down wads of cash. You...

  • 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...