Dr. John Carter gives presentation on the Upper Canadian Rebellion

Dr. John Carter gives presentation on the Upper Canadian Rebellion

The year 2013 marks the 175th anniversary of the 1838 Upper Canadian Rebellion. Between December 1837 and December 1838, at least 13 armed incursions from United States into Canada took place. The Western District of Chatham-Kent, Essex, and Lambton Counties experienced seven of these invasions made by members of the Patriot Army. Several of these incursions are little known […]

Flood Watch issued for Chatham and region

Flood Watch issued for Chatham and region

  The Lower Thames watershed received about 15 mm of precipitation on Monday. That rainfall together with the warm temperatures caused the snowpack in the Upper Thames region to melt and produced a snow melt event. Revised forecasts for the region are predicting a high of around 5˚C and potentially up to 10 mm of rain on […]

Wind turbines will cost taxpayers

Wind turbines will cost taxpayers

Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls was appalled to learn today that the Liberal government’s continued mismanagement of green energy, Ontario taxpayers will pay wind companies to shut down wind turbines during low demand periods not only in his riding but throughout Ontario rural communities. “As if the current subsidy the government is paying industrial wind turbine […]

Police blotter for March 12

Police blotter for March 12

Arrests Chatham-Kent police executed a warrant relating to an incident that happened in February in Dresden. A 31 -year-old Wallaceburg man has been charged with break and enter, and was released on a promise to appear. A 24-year-old Blenheim man turned himself over to C-K police after being charged with failing to comply with an […]

A rash of break-ins over the weekend

Local police are concerned about a rash of break-ins that happened over the weekend. Several garages and sheds were broken into near 200 Forhan Street in Wallaceburg. In Chatham there were several vacant buildings on Richmond, Byng and Currie Streets broken into. Nothing of significance was stolen in any of the break-ins. Police also issued […]

Chatham-Kent police officer cut by knife during altercation

Chatham-Kent police officer cut by knife during altercation

Early this morning a Chatham-Kent police officer was attacked with a knife and briefly hospitalized after being attacked with a knife. Police responded to a local hospital where a 25-year-old Lambton County man was creating a disturbance and armed himself with a knife. The officer was cut on the leg, badly enough to need treatment at […]

Car stolen from Delaware Avenue

A black 2001 Mazda Protegé, with the Ontario licence plate AYSJ559 has been stolen from a Delaware Avenue residence. Police say the car was taken sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. Police are on the lookout for the car and are asking the public for assistance. If you see the car call 911 immediately and if you saw the […]

One man dead in fatal accident

One man dead in fatal accident

One man is dead after a single vehicle accident at Wheatley Road and Essex Road 8 this morning. At 4:22 a.m. emergency crews arrived at the intersection to find a Chevrolet Silverado that failed to negotiate the intersection and was stuck in a ditch on the east side of Wheatley Road. The driver, a 47-year-old Leamington man, was pronounced dead at the […]

On March 12 Make the Pledge to be screened for colon cancer

On March 12 Make the Pledge to be screened for colon cancer

On Tuesday, March 12, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) will be hosting a day long photo shoot with colon cancer check’s “Invisible Man”. This travelling photo booth is visiting the hospital to promote the ‘Make the Pledge’ screening campaign to community healthcare providers and residents within our region. As well, representatives of the Erie St. Clair Regional […]

Update on Indian Creek Road fire

Yesterday afternoon fire consumed a home on Indian Creek Road West. Firefighters were unable to gain control of the fire due to the progression of the fire. Two dogs were reported to be in the house at the time of the blaze, with one of the dogs apparently seen running away from the engulfed house. […]