Pre-budget consultations tomorrow in Windsor and London

Pre-budget consultations tomorrow in Windsor and London

The Ontario government is inviting people throughout the province to share their ideas for this year’s provincial budget. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, is travelling across the province as well as holding telephone town halls to hear from as many communities and organizations as possible in advance of the budget. “We are seeking input to help us build […]

Local students to display history projects at museum

Local students to display history projects at museum

Students from Chatham Christian School will be displaying their history projects in the Chatham-Kent Museum. The students from Marianne Visser’s grade 6 class have worked hard on history projects in hopes of competing at this year’s Thames Valley Regional History Fair to be held at Fanshawe Pioneer Village on May 3rd. The projects range in scope from […]

Tories would scrap ‘trade tax’: Rick Nicholls

Tories would scrap ‘trade tax’: Rick Nicholls

Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls has expressed regret that the Liberals and NDP are forcing unnecessary fees on the tradespeople of Ontario after defeating a PC Opposition Day Motion put forward by his colleague MPP for Simcoe North Garfield Dunlop to scrap the so-called “College of Trades”. “A more appropriate name would be the Trades Tax,” Nicholls […]

World record attempt in Chatham-Kent

World record attempt in Chatham-Kent

Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent is holding their third annual e-waste collection event on Saturday, April 20th except this time it’s for a Guinness Book of World Record attempt. SIMS North America, the company who processes all the electronics for Habitat for Humanity, has decided to try for a world record in e-waste collection on Earth […]

Flooding expected in Chatham and Thamesville

Flooding expected in Chatham and Thamesville

Over the last two days, the Lower Thames watershed has received variable amounts of rainfall. In the Chatham area, there has only been around 10 mm. Further upstream in Thamesville they have received around 25 mm and Dutton has seen around 35 mm. The Upper Thames has also seen variable amounts ranging between 35 and 65 mm. Current […]

Welland company fined $59000 after student burned

Welland company fined $59000 after student burned

CRS Specialties Inc., a Welland manufacturer of rebar bending equipment, was fined $55,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a student, working there as a co-operative education placement, was injured. A further fine of $4,000 was imposed on a supervisor for a similar violation of the act during the investigation of the incident. […]

MP Dave Van Kesteren returning from trade mission to Turkey

MP Dave Van Kesteren returning from trade mission to Turkey

By Greg Holden MP Dave Van Kesteren is expected to arrive back in Canada tonight following a trade mission to Turkey.  The purpose of the recent trip was to strengthen the relationship between Turkey and Canada according to Van Kesteren’s office. The two countries have worked together as members of NATO, the G20, as well as share […]

Chatham man arrested with child porn

A 54-year-old Chatham man has been arrested and charged with accessing child pornography and possessing child pornography. Yesterday the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Chatham-Kent Police Service executed a search warrant after a long investigation, and as a result of the warrant the man was placed under arrest.

Fraud advisory

Multiple reports of fraud in Chatham-Kent have the police advising residents to be cautious. Police say they continue to receive reports of phone calls that allege they are calling from a computer company.  The caller tells the citizen that their computer has a virus and asks them to provide passwords so they can remotely access […]

LCBO workers vote for strike position

LCBO workers vote for strike position

By a margin of 95%, unionized employees of the Liquor Board of Ontario have voted in favour of strike action if contract negotiations with Crown retail giant break down. “That number should send a pretty powerful message to LCBO management that their own employees are profoundly dissatisfied with the pace of negotiations,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, […]