Realtors become Partners for Life in blood drive

Realtors become Partners for Life in blood drive

Did you know? Every 60 seconds, someone in Canada requires blood or a blood product. The demand for blood and blood products will continue to grow and to meet Canada’s future blood needs we must encourage more Canadians to become regular blood donors now. The Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors has signed up to donate blood as a group, […]

New Director of Senior Services in CK

New Director of Senior Services in CK

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has filled the position of Director of Senior Services. The Director of Senior Services is responsible for the administration of Riverview Gardens, the 320-bed municipal long-term care facility, as well as community liaison with the eleven local senior centres and Council’s Senior Advisory Committee. Tami Gillier will start her new position on May 6, 2013. Tami […]

$11.5 million donation to Chatham-Kent

$11.5 million donation to Chatham-Kent

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced a donation and pledge of $11.5 million dollars to the community of Chatham-Kent as part of the South Kent Wind (SKW) Community Benefits Program. The program includes an immediate $1.5 million for community-based initiatives and the establishment of the South Kent Wind Community Fund, […]

Lagoon Road to be closed until 3 p.m.

Lagoon Road to be closed until 3 p.m.

Lagoon Road in Harwich will be closed today south of Bisnett Line, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an unplanned culvert replacement. All lanes will be closed and no detour route will be in place. Avoid the area.

Tipsy school bus driver charged with careless driving

Tipsy school bus driver charged with careless driving

Yesterday an accident involving a school-bus occurred on Fifth Line in Raleigh Township. At about 4 p.m. the bus left the road and hit a fire hydrant. There were no injuries in the accident although there was one child on the bus. Police thought the driver was drinking and a roadside breath test was administered. The test confirmed […]

Accident causes $25,000 in damage

Police say a 20-year-old driver was at fault in a three vehicle collision on Park Street yesterday. No-one was injured in the accident, however there was $25,000 in damage to the vehicles. A car was westbound on Park Street when the driver failed to stop for a red light. The car struck an SUV in the intersection. The impact […]

Driver dies after accident just north of Wallaceburg

The driver a pick-up truck that crashed into a water filled ditch this morning near Walaceburg has died. At about 9:45 a.m. this morning, emergency crews responded to the single vehicle accident on Stewart Line. A blue Dodge Ram 2500 truck was found submerged in the water. The 66-year-old male driver from Wallaceburg was transported to Sydenham District Hospital with no […]

Driver charged with careless driving twice in the same week

On Saturday April 20, at 1:26 p.m. the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint from a concerned motorist about a tractor-trailer weaving across the highway, eastbound on the 401 near Orford Road. Police found the vehicle and saw it swerving all over the roadway. The OPP officer attempted to pull along the driver’s side to see what the […]

Luring incidents still being investigated

Local police continue to investigate two recent incidents of luring in Chatham. Last Wednesday police reported the first incident. On Monday a suspicious man driving a white 4-door car with tinted windows, with a lot of paint scratches and a dent on the driver’s side front door near the middle, attempted to speak to a 9-year-old girl and yelled […]

Two thefts from local break ins

Sometime between April 19 to 20th, someone ransacked a home on Daniels Place in Chatham, a 40-inch television and a power saw were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Steve Donald at 519-436-6600 extension #84980. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward. Sometime in the late […]