Dollar stumbles after Trump says US will tax softwood lumber

Dollar stumbles after Trump says US will tax softwood lumber

The Canadian dollar is down more than .5 of a cent today, after US President Donald Trump said the United States will levy a 20% tax on Canadian softwood lumber imports yesterday. The dollar is trading at less than 73.5 US cents after closing Monday at 73.99 US cents. 80% of Canadian softwood lumber is exported to the US and […]

Unemployment up slightly in CK

Unemployment up slightly in CK

Unemployment figures for Chatham-Kent rose by .4 per cent in February to 6.8 per cent as compared with January numbers. Unemployment throughout the region rose .1 per cent and the provincial rate is 6.4 per cent. Nationally, the unemployment rate stands at 6.8 per cent. Stuart McFadden, Chatham-Kent’s acting director of economic development services said […]

Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton and Lindsay

Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton and Lindsay

Ontario is launching a pilot project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help ensure that everyone shares in Ontario’s economic growth. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced details of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot (OBIP) project today at LiUNA Station in […]

Scam company uses Chatham address: Police

Scam company uses Chatham address: Police

The Chatham-Kent Police Service have responded to two calls within the month of March pertaining to a company by the name of Stride Lending Group. This company is using the address of 75 Thames Street in Chatham. However, an officer has confirmed that Stride Lending Group does not exist at this location. Crime Stoppers have received tips […]

Chatham woman represents riding on Ottawa on International Women’s Day

Chatham woman represents riding on Ottawa on International Women’s Day

Chatham-Kent-Leamington has a new voice in Parliament Hill today. Julianna Corso represents our riding as one of 338 delegates selected to participate in a National Leadership Forum and sit in Dave Van Kesteren’s seat prior to Question Period. Corso has volunteered in the past locally at the Women’s Shelter and made a film about her […]

Fire Department busy with wind related calls

Fire Department busy with wind related calls

CHATHAM-KENT (March 8, 2017) – Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services crews are responding to a high volume of calls. The CK area is currently under a wind warning from Environment Canada. Strong wind gusts are responsible for multiple collisions and downed power lines across the municipality. Over 20 calls have been dispatched in the last […]

401 Westbound closed due to downed hydro pole

401 Westbound closed due to downed hydro pole

(CHATHAM, ON)  On March 8, 2017, around 1:50 p.m., Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was dispatched to a traffic hazard on Highway 401 near Scane Road. Due to high winds a hydro pole snapped causing the wires to hang close to the highway. Highway 401 westbound was closed at Victoria Road to allow hydro crews […]

Wind knocks over sign in Chatham

Wind knocks over sign in Chatham

A wind storm is wreaking havoc across Chatham-Kent and Ontario this hour. A sign outside a St. Clair Street strip mall was blown over, crushing 2 cars. Power lines were damaged on Victoria Avenue. Sand storms on highway 2 have been reported, creating dangerous driving conditions. Environment Canada says gusts of wind could reach 100 km/h and should […]

Fog advisory warns of zero visibility

Fog advisory warns of zero visibility

A fog advisory issued by Environment Canada tonight says zero visibility is to be expected on roadways. The advisory is in effect for Chatham-Kent, Rondeau Park, Leamington and Windsor. Dense fog patches are expected to persist into Friday morning. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. If travelling, be prepared for areas […]

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