OPP issues winter driving warning

(OPP release) With winter weather in the forecast the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists to drive according to weather and road conditions. There is no secret to safe winter driving, if you see snow go slow. Make sure you look far ahead when you drive so you can recognize hazards in […]

Teen driving over the limit in Ridgetown

At 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning a 19-year-old male was stopped and investigated while driving a pick-up truck in Ridgetown. A roadside breath test was demanded of the driver and the sample showed that the young man had too much alcohol in his system to be driving. His licence was taken and he was suspended […]

Chatham man charged with shoplifting at Wal-mart

Chatham man charged with shoplifting at Wal-mart

On Monday a man was caught concealing items as he was shopping at Wal-Mart. He was approached by security and detained as he tried to leave the building. Police were called and a search yielded a $100 wireless router he had hidden inside his jacket. A 43-year-old Chatham man has been charged with theft and possession of stolen property. He was […]

Police looking for driver of ATV in Wallaceburg

Police looking for driver of ATV in Wallaceburg

On Sunday just before 3 p.m. police responded to the area of Old Glass Road and Baseline in Wallaceburg. An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was being driven on the roads and there had been a complaint of a near collision with this vehicle. The driver failed to stop for police and fled through a farm field. […]

Two London teens charged with stealing truck

Two London teens charged with stealing truck

On Saturday at 10:28 p.m. the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle on highway 401 westbound near Merlin Town Line. The vehicle, a 1997 Green Chevrolet pick-up truck, had been previously reported stolen to the London Police Service. Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were arrested and held in OPP custody pending release at […]

Liberals needed contempt charge to take action: Nicholls

Liberals needed contempt charge to take action: Nicholls

Liberals’ continued mismanagement of gas plants fiasco and attempts to withhold information are an ongoing embarrassment to Ontario, Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls said Friday. On Thursday Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli rose in the House announcing that yet another set of gas plant documents would be released. “When Minister Chiarelli dropped this bombshell yesterday, every member on […]

CK delegation seeks provincial infrastructure funding

CK delegation seeks provincial infrastructure funding

A delegation representing the Municipality of Chatham-Kent will meet with Government of Ontario ministers on Tuesday to ensure adequate funding for road rehabilitation and for a program to control invasive plants in Rondeau Bay. The delegation includes councillor Michael Bondy, representing municipal council, and Chief Administrative Officer Don Shropshire. The meetings will take place as […]

Public teachers vote to reinstate extra-curricular activities

Public teachers vote to reinstate extra-curricular activities

The provincial council of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) has voted to recommend to members to suspend their political action related to extra-curricular and voluntary activities. Provincial council is the legislative body of OSSTF/FEESO between annual meetings and is responsible for the determination of interim policy and approval of political action. It consists of […]

MP Van Kesteren announces $55,000 fund for Heritage Days

MP Van Kesteren announces $55,000 fund for Heritage Days

Today, Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent-Essex, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced funding for Chatham-Kent’s Heritage Days to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812. With this support Heritage Days will host a weekend full […]

Who cares? A free film at the Kinwanis on April 26

Who cares? A free film at the Kinwanis on April 26

The Thames Art Gallery, in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Public Library, presents Last Friday Features. Come to The Cultural Centre (Kiwanis Theatre) and screen a National Film Board video for free. The last Friday of each month will feature a different NFB film. On Friday, April 26 @ 6:30 p.m. there will be a screening of “Who Cares?” (2012) […]