14-year-old steals 24 beers and runs

A 14-year-old youth remains in custody after an incident on January 14 at 3:15 p.m. The youth  attended the Beer Store at Richmond Street in Chatham. He grabbed a 24 case of beer, and ran out the door. He was chased down by the beer store staff and they watched him run into the upper unit […]

Radon buildup in homes kills 3,200 Canadians a year

Radon buildup in homes kills 3,200 Canadians a year

Public health spends a great deal of time working towards healthy communities and protecting us from the occasional blunder like cigarettes. But when nature takes over, it’s a different ballgame. When people got lung disease from cigarettes, health agencies limited tobacco smoke exposure and created stop smoking classes. However when nature is involved, it occasionally throws […]

Quit smoking for free

Quit smoking for free

Thinking of quitting smoking, but not sure how? Support for people in Chatham-Kent is easier than ever to get access to. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patch, gum, lozenge, and inhaler) is available if you are part of a Family Health Team or a Community Health Centre. They also offer personal or group quit counselling. Free Nicotine […]

Mindful Meditation at the Thames Art Gallery

Mindful Meditation at the Thames Art Gallery

Instructor Karen Sanchuk will guide beginners and advanced students on their way to mindfulness and meditation in the cultural atmosphere of the Thames Art Gallery. In this four week introductory course runs every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.,  from  January 30 to February 20. We will look at what mindfulness is, the role of […]

Suspects in armed robberies still sought

Suspects in armed robberies still sought

Search Continues For Suspects The Chatham-Kent police are hoping to get more information on suspects in three armed robberies that took place early Sunday morning in Chatham-Kent. At 3:16 a.m. yesterday two suspects entered a Mac’s Milk on Victoria Street in Thamesville and demanded cash from the employee. Both suspects were wearing disguises and fled the scene with cash […]

Brent Butt at the Capitol Tuesday night

Brent Butt at the Capitol Tuesday night

Tickets are still available for Brent Butt’s show at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent Butt discovered early that being funny was a good way to get attention, and he’s been getting lots of that over the past few years. His quirky sense of humour secured his reputation […]

The theme is red at Winter ARTcrawl

The theme is red at Winter ARTcrawl

Calling all Culture Vultures! The Thames Art Gallery will be re-opening with a big bang on Saturday, January 26th at 8pm! We will celebrate at our Winter ARTcrawl with the theme of ‘red’. The ground floor gallery will host an exhibition by Czech Republic artist Lenka Novakova, entitled “Have I Been Here Before?” The opening reception will feature a […]

Thames Art Gallery to screen short films for free

Thames Art Gallery to screen short films for free

On Monday, January 28 from noon to 1pm, the Thames Art Gallery will be screening a short film on artist Josiah McElheny, a glassblower who creates seamless models of seduction. He is famous for his glass works which reflect themselves infinitely. McElheny’s works comment on utopia and interconnection. He says “to examine yourself is to be […]

Free movies at the Kiwanis Theatre

Free movies at the Kiwanis Theatre

The Thames Art Gallery, in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Public Library, presents “Last Friday Features”. Come to the Kiwanis Theatre and watch a National Film Board movie for free! The last Friday of each month will feature a different NFB film. On Friday, January 25 at 6:30pm, we will be watching “Payback” by Jennifer Baichwal (2011). The […]

14-year-old arrested twice on same day

14-year-old arrested twice on same day

A 14-year-old Chatham youth was arrested twice in the same day in connection with a theft and violation of his release conditions. Yesterday morning, the male youth entered the No Frills grocery store on Queen Street and stole approximately $150 worth of meat. He returned to the store about two hours later and attempted to […]