Heat warning issued for the weekend

Heat warning issued for the weekend

With the prediction of hot and/or humid, weather for Saturday and Sunday, September 23, and 24, 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada is issuing a Heat Warning as a reminder to everyone in the area. In high temperatures and humidity, your body may not be able to cool properly which can lead to heat exhaustion […]

Police looking for theft suspect

Police looking for theft suspect

Police are looking for a woman after an alleged theft of $120 in meat from the Bothwell Foodland on August 29. On August 29 at 2:36 p.m. a woman is captured on video surveillance taking six packages of steaks and placing them into her shopping cart. She can then be seen taking them out of […]

Another accident closes the 401

Another accident closes the 401

On August 10, 2017 around 3:45 p.m., Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a five vehicle chain reaction collision on Highway 401 near Communication Road. Due to slow moving traffic in the construction zone and eastbound tractor trailer stopped causing the following tractor trailer to collide into the rear of the first tractor trailer. […]

Huge Rock Party tonight in Chatham

Huge Rock Party tonight in Chatham

Hundreds of people are expected to rock BOB’s Sports Eatery tonight in what should be the party of the year locally. Five bands will perform at 160 Keil Drive South for the Aberdeen Hotel Reunion, starting at 6 p.m. Some of the bands performed at the Aberdeen Hotel during the 80’s and 90’s and have […]

Mayor Hope says Premier Wynne’s visit a positive for the community

Mayor Hope says Premier Wynne’s visit a positive for the community

Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope described Thursday’s visit by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne as “very positive” for the municipality. “I was extremely impressed with the Premier,” he said. “She took time to meet with people outside the museum who were protesting a variety of issues and genuinely wanted to hear what they had to say.” Premier […]

Live music events in Chatham July 20 – 26

Live music events in Chatham July 20 – 26

Thursday July 20 frank e fltz (Floor’z Yourz open mic) at Elephant’s Nest Mark & Kimberley Reid at Rotary Park, Dresden 7 p.m. CK Mountaineers at Talbot Trail Place in Blenheim   Friday July 21 Mike Trudgeon, The Universe Featuring Ray at Elephant’s Nest Superfly at  Sons of Kent Brewing Co Charlie Marchand Band at Champz […]

Live music events in Chatham July 13 – 19

Live music events in Chatham July 13 – 19

Thursday July 13 Dani Robert at Sam’s Percolator Open mic frank e fltz at Elephant’s Nest Sterling Blues Band at R. M. Gardens, Dresden Big House at Talbot trail Place, Blenheim 7 p.m. Blenheim Cherry Fest Onycha 7:30 p.m., Gear 8 p.m., Ray Stern 8:30 p.m., Jolly Intense 9 p.m.   Friday July 14 Lee […]

Live music events in Chatham July 6 – 12

Live music events in Chatham July 6 – 12

Thursday July 6 Open mic night at Elephant’s Nest   Friday July 7 Rib-Fest : Smokin’ Dave 4 p.m., Rumble Bees 5 p.m., Butch Haller 7 p.m., Shelly Rastin 9 p.m. (Tecumseh Park) Chris Gostling & The Tempo at Frendz Southwind Buoys at Champz Sports Grille Julie Ross at Molly & OJ’s Sandbar, Erieau   […]

Live music events in Chatham June 29 – July 5

Live music events in Chatham June 29 – July 5

Live music events in Chatham for June 29 – July 5   Thursday June 29 Frank e. Fitz (open mic) at Elephant’s Nest   Friday June 30 Under the Covers at Thames Campus, Fireworks Tim McLean at Frendz Jeremy De Freitas at Elephant’s Nest Crystal Gage/ Ryan St. Denis at Active Lifestyle Centre Great Canadian […]

Unemployment numbers see a slight drop locally

Unemployment numbers see a slight drop locally

  Stuart McFadden, Acting Director Economic Development Services, released unemployment numbers for April today. Unemployment for Chatham-Kent dropped by .1% in April to 7% compared to March. Regionally 6.5% of people are unemployed, while the provincial rate increased .2% to 6.4%. The Chatham-Kent unemployment rate was 8.5% in March of last year.

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