Local union celebrates 13.4% wage increase for members

Local union celebrates 13.4% wage increase for members

In a big victory for local workers, SEIU Local 1 Canada ratified a contract on Thursday December 6 for employees at the Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton-Kent, that will give members a 13.4% wage increase, ratified by 89% of the membership. In 2010, the association merged its units in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia. The two units had different […]

Donate to the United Way via text message

Donate to the United Way via text message

You can now give to the United Way as easily as you can write a text message. The United Way Chatham-Kent has launched their first ever text-to-give campaign.  Simply type the word “UCARE” (all CAPS) – as the subject line and text that word to 45678 (if it pops up with spaces 456-78, that’s ok, it will still go […]

Protect your hearing during summer sporting activities

Protect your hearing during summer sporting activities

Summer safety measures like wearing a life vest or lathering on sunscreen, are well-known. What’s less known, and certainly less reported on, is the risk of hearing loss from summer activities. Surprisingly, golf, usually considered a quiet summertime sport, has been the cause of hearing loss, as reported in the British Medical Journal in 2008. The […]

Wolfe Creek BMX 2012 Ontario Cup

Wolfe Creek BMX  2012 Ontario Cup

By: Dan Age  The Ontario Cup races made their stop in Chatham at Wolfe Creek BMX this past weekend. Over 200 riders from across the province came to Chatham for one of the biggest series in Ontario BMX racing. The event ran from Friday July 20th until Sunday the 22nd. Check out our pictures from […]

Home Tip – Make your own steam bath

Home Tip – Make your own steam bath

By : Dan Age Have you ever wanted to take a nice steam bath but the spa is too far?  Not to mention too expensive, or maybe you just don’t like sitting around naked with strangers. Recently I came down with a cold and couldn’t breathe without my mouth hanging open and I wasn’t about to […]

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