Charges laid in double fatality in Leamington

On Sunday, February 5, 2012, emergency crews attended the area of Coatsworth Road and Herman Line, Tilbury East Township in response to a single motor vehicle collision. A car had left the roadway, crashed into a ditch and became engulfed in flames. An 18-year-old Leamington man extricated himself and was transported via ambulance to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. He […]

$20,000 in damage after Bothwell accident

At around 2:40 p.m. yesterday afternoon, emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision on Main Line near West Bothwell Road. Minor injuries were sustained, although police did not mention to who. Total damage was estimated at $20,000. A 27-year-old driver from London was charged with disobeying a stop sign.

Experimental Lakes Area to continue research

Experimental Lakes Area to continue research

Ontario is working collaboratively with the federal government, the Government of Manitoba and other partners to keep the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) working in 2013 and ensure sustained longer-term operations. Ontario will give operating support and work toward an agreement with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and other partners so that the science conducted in […]

Medical event likely cause in fatal accident

As previously reported, on Monday, April 22 at about 9:45 a.m., emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Stewart Line, just north of Wallaceburg. A blue Dodge Ram 2500 truck was found submerged in the water. Alan Knowles, 66-years-old, of Wallaceburg was transported to Sydenham District Hospital with absent vital signs. Medical personnel attempted life […]

Sydenham Campus at CKHA to get upgrades

Sydenham Campus at CKHA to get upgrades

On Sunday, April 28, there will be a significant electrical upgrade at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) Sydenham Campus, as part of $400,000 improvement project. As a result, the 24-hour Emergency Department at Sydenham Campus will be operating with reduced capacity throughout the upgrade. This is a one-day upgrade initiative, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending by 5 […]

Learn to make prints at the Thames Art Gallery

Learn to make prints at the Thames Art Gallery

This spring, try your hand at Printmaking and Open Studio Life Drawing with the Thames Art Gallery. Learn the basics of printmaking during five Monday evening classes in the Mistele Art Studio. We are holding printmaking workshops in collagraph, drypoint etching and intaglio. Drypoint etching uses plexiglass plates, and involves scratching a design into the surface […]

Car seat clinic on Thursday

There is a car seat clinic this Thursday, April 25, at Victory Ford between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The awareness program is designed to ensure the safety of children. The OPP and the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit will be on hand. The location is 301 Richmond Street in Chatham. Motorists are encouraged to bring their child restraint and […]

MPP Rick Nicholls takes a shift at CKHA

MPP Rick Nicholls takes a shift at CKHA

Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls recently spent a shift working at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Emergency Department to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing the province’s frontline medical professionals and public. Nicholls worked alongside nurses and doctors and aides during an afternoon shift, traditionally a busy time for the Emergency Department. Nicholls saw first hand […]

2141 charges laid in OPP distracted driver campaign

It seems many drivers feel they are adequately skilled enough to drive while texting or talking on their cell phone. From April 15-21, 2013 the OPP conducted a distracted driving campaign. The campaign was intended to heighten awareness about distracted driving and ultimately reduce those collisions caused by distraction. The truth is that the majority of drivers […]

Alternative health database available online via library

Alternative health database available online via library

Chatham-Kent Public Library’s feature database for May is Alt. Health Watch. This alternative health database provides 180 publications on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, including many peer-reviewed journals, reports and proceedings, as well as association and consumer newsletters. If you have ever wondered where to get information about aromatherapy, Chinese […]