The Grapes of Wrath to show at Kiwanis Theatre

The Grapes of Wrath to show at Kiwanis Theatre

On Monday, June 17th, Cake & Classics at the Kiwanis Theatre presents “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) drama, directed by John Ford, starring Henry Ford and Jane Darwell. It was based on John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize, winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. The film tells the story of the Joads, a Oklahoma family, who, after […]

Historic crop planted at Ridge House Museum

Historic crop planted at Ridge House Museum

Preparing for the opening of the Ridge House Museum this spring has included many traditional tasks. Not only have the floors been swept, the artifacts cleaned, and the gardens weeded, but the historic vegetable garden has been once again restored. With the partnership of the University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus, the Ridge House was able […]

High flouride levels in Ridgetown

High flouride levels in Ridgetown

The level of naturally occurring fluoride in the municipal water supply in Ridgetown is above the Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC) of 1.5 parts per million. Small children, whose permanent teeth are not yet formed and who are drinking water with fluoride levels above 1.5 parts per million may develop dental fluorosis. Dental fluorosis causes the formation of […]

Police warn about attempted fraud

Police warn about attempted fraud

The Chatham-Kent police are warning residents after what they say was an attempted fraud. Yesterday a woman reported that she received a telephone call from a man stating that she had won $8,000 through a sweepstakes. The man explained to the woman who in order for her to collect her winnings, she would have to transfer money to an account in […]

Two charged with stunt driving

Two unrelated incidents resulted in stunt driving charges for a Chatham man and woman. Yesterday afternoon, a member of the Chatham-Kent Police Traffic Unit was conducting speed enforcement on Erieau Road when he observed a vehicle travelling southbound at a high speed. The officer recorded the vehicle travelling 128 km/h in a posted 60km/h zone. The Chatham woman […]

Accused licence plate thief re-arrested

Accused licence plate thief re-arrested

Police have arrested a man wanted on an outstanding warrant. On March 27, the man removed license plates from a vehicle parked on Grand Avenue West in Chatham. On March 28, 2013 officers located the stolen plates on the man’s vehicle. The man was arrested and charged with theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by […]

SIU clears Chatham-Kent police in death of man

SIU clears Chatham-Kent police in death of man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Chatham-Kent Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 30-year-old man last month. The SIU assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this […]

4 year old dies in Leamington farm accident

4 year old dies in Leamington farm accident

On Saturday, June 8, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Leamington responded to a farm accident on Road 7 in Leamington. As a result of the accident, a 4-year-old female, Lyla Pearce, died after being run over by a farm tractor. The police investigation is complete and no charges will be laid. Grief counsellors were at the […]

Laptop and jewelry stolen on 6th Line in Raleigh Township

Laptop and jewelry stolen on 6th Line in Raleigh Township

Police are investigating a break and enter in Raleigh Township. Sometime yesterday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. a thief or thieves broke in to a residence on 6th Line causing about $300 damage to a door. Once inside the they stole a laptop and jewelry with a total value of about $1300. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable […]

Five vehicles damaged on Claymore Line

Five vehicles damaged on Claymore Line

Police are looking for information after five vehicles were damaged in Chatham Township. Sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning, someone entered five vehicles at different addresses on Claymore Line. Each vehicle sustained about $250 damage by having a window smashed. Loose change was stolen from two of the vehicles. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chris Baillargeon […]