Community pulls together for family

Community pulls together for family

    To help offset costs facing a grief stricken family who lost their mother in a car accident, a Go Fund Me account has been established by a family friend. Andy Brush, also known as Momma Bear, left behind a young family of three children when she recently passed away unexpectedly at age 46. […]

150 years old and counting

150 years old and counting

By Greg Holden With cancelled fireworks as my inspiration to pause and think, it’s time to take stock of what makes Canada Day a little more special than usual this year. I recall the optimism in Canada when it turned 100. A much different time than now, we had no terrorism, technology meant a dial […]

Child struck by vehicle in Leamington

Child struck by vehicle in Leamington

Today just before 6 p.m., an 8-year-old girl, a pedestrian, was struck by a motor vehicle in Leamington. The girl has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). OPP’s Technical Collision Investigators closed the area for 3 hours while investigating the accident, which occurred on Erie Street South, near Mill Street. […]

Canadian charged in Flint terrorist attack

Canadian charged in Flint terrorist attack

By Greg Holden A Montreal man has been identified by the FBI as the sole suspect in a terrorist attack in Michigan at the Bishop International Airport this morning. At about 9:45 a.m. Amor Ftouhi of Montreal stabbed an airport security guard while yelling “Allahu akbar”, which is “God is Great” in Arabic. The officer was stabbed in the […]

No LCBO in Chatham-Kent will be extending their hours

No LCBO in Chatham-Kent will be extending their hours

By Greg Holden The LCBO announced today that selected stores will have extended hours, but none of those stores are in Chatham-Kent. LCBO workers may go on strike at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 26. Local management of LCBO stores have not been notified yet if they are expected to operate their stores if there is […]

Through the eyes of a festival Coordinator

Through the eyes of a festival Coordinator

By Chris Glassford Imagine your biggest dream. Now imagine that you’ve been able to achieve that dream in under a year! I have been working for a full year on planning this year’s Chatham Canada Day celebration which started as a mere dream and has become an ultimate reality. While a year may seem like […]

Chatham Nissan apologizes after racist incident

Chatham Nissan apologizes after racist incident

  * WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT * Theo Heuvelmans and Craig Bullen apologized face-to-face yesterday, with a customer who was the target of racial slurs last Friday. William Tran checked into Chatham Nissan for an oil change for his 2008 Mitsubishi Evolution X Friday morning and in a dashcam video that has been seen more than 21,000 times, […]

Police turn to the public in identifying a suspicious man in Chatham

Police turn to the public in identifying a suspicious man in Chatham

On September 14 around noon, the principal from George P Vanier School on Cecile Avenue in Chatham contacted police about a suspicious man. The principal reported that an unknown man entered the school and was wandering around apparently looking for a washroom. The principal escorted the man off school property without incident before police arrived. He did not come into […]

Positively Ridiculous Day

Positively Ridiculous Day

I hereby declare September 9th Positively Ridiculous Day in Chatham-Kent. Today people can be as silly as they want to be and no-one will care. I promise. And so it is with Positivity Day, the unofficial day (no Municipal dollars spent) to wear your best smile. The other 364 days of the year you can […]

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