Throne speech promises to balance provincial budget by 2018

Throne speech promises to balance provincial budget by 2018

The new Ontario government is working toward a stronger province that will create good jobs and build strong communities across the province, according to the Speech from the Throne delivered today by David C. Onley, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor. The speech highlighted the government’s way forward to find common ground with the opposition so that Ontario can build […]

Throne speech disappoints MPP Rick Nicholls

Throne speech disappoints MPP Rick Nicholls

Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls said that “the Speech from the Throne was condescending with not much substance and was yet another Liberal let down.” “We need some real change after the disastrous decade of Dalton and the Liberals. I was excited to hear a new way forward, but sadly it’s just more of the same […]

401 re-opens after tractor trailers collide

Members from the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the eastbound lanes of the 401 highway at Orford Road at about 5 a.m. today after two tractor trailers collided. The resulting impact caused a female passenger in the sleeper of one of the trucks to become ejected from the vehicle. Two other tractor trailers were […]

Tips for safer winter driving

Tips for safer winter driving

Winter is well under way and that means snow storms. Storms and snowy conditions can pose many risks, particularly when out on the road. When you are out driving this winter there are some things you can do to help avoid these risks: drive carefully travel at safe speeds do not follow to close avoid unnecessary […]

Crime prevention starts with you

Crime prevention starts with you

The Chatham-Kent Police Service today joined police services across Ontario in supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) 2013 crime prevention campaign for raising public awareness about personal responsibility when it comes to preventing crime. “Preventing a crime before it happens rather than having to deal with the consequences of crime is always […]

Two tractor-trailers collide leaving one with life threatening injuries

Update: 401 re-opens Members from the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the eastbound lanes of the 401 highway at Orford Road at 5 a.m. today after two tractor trailers collided. The resulting impact caused a female passenger in the sleeper of one of the trucks to become ejected from the vehicle. Two other tractor trailers […]

Deceased identified in fatal accident

Deceased identified in fatal accident

As previously reported on Saturday, at 10 p.m. emergency crews responded to a serious collision on Longwoods Road between Dew Drop Road and Huff Road involving a Grand Am and a Dodge Ram pick-up truck. Preliminary information indicates the Pontiac Grand Am was travelling west, lost control, and crossed into the oncoming lane. An eastbound Dodge Ram collided […]

Woman charged with impaired after driving into utility pole downtown

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. last night, emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on King Street West near Fifth Street in Chatham. Police believed the female driver was operating her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested. She was transported to police headquarters for further breath tests. Her vehicle sustained extensive damage […]

Chatham man seriously injured while protecting neighbour

Chatham man seriously injured while protecting neighbour

A good samaritan was seriously hurt last night in Chatham, as he tried to ensure the safety of his neighbour. At 7:45 p.m. last night, a man went a residence on Thames Street in Chatham to return property to a woman. A 57-year-old neighbour heard the man banging on the woman’s door so he attended to check on the […]