Province Proposes Legislation to Modernize Mining

Province Proposes Legislation to Modernize Mining

Today Ontario introduced legislation as part of the ongoing Mining Act Modernization process that, if passed, would improve how mining claims are registered and enhance the province’s global competitiveness in the mining industry. “These proposed amendments to the Mining Act will, if passed, implement a modern and efficient system to register mining claims and enhance […]

Andrew Leslie named chief government whip

Andrew Leslie named chief government whip

The Canadian Press The whip is in charge of mustering votes in the Commons, although the Liberals have promised that MPs will be free to vote as they please except in critical matters. The Liberal platform says MPs will only be required to toe the party line in votes on campaign promises, traditional matters of […]

Library Seeks Public Input for Strategic Plan

Library Seeks Public Input for Strategic Plan

Chatham-Kent Public Library is seeking community input to develop its Five-Year Strategic Plan. The public has been invited to attend one of several planned Community Open Houses to meet with library trustees, managers and staff to discuss the services they’d like the library to offer in the next five years.  The library is also conducting an […]

Chatham-Kent police introducing online crime reporting

Chatham-Kent police introducing online crime reporting

At the police services board meeting on Wednesday a new 21st century tool was introduced into the police armoury. No it isn’t new hardware but software to streamline interactions with the municipal police services. Through the use of this program, citizens will be able to report minor crimes from the comfort of their own homes […]

Chatham museum hosts assemblage of events

Chatham museum hosts assemblage of events

The Chatham-Kent Museum has a little something for everyone this Christmas season. Milner Heritage House will be open to the public to show off its decorated 1905 splendor Friday, December 4. Admission is free of charge. On December 5 the Chatham-Kent Dickens Fellowship along with the Chatham-Kent Museum will be hosting a traditional Victorian dinner […]

French flag blunder in front of civic centre

French flag blunder in front of civic centre

After the tragic events that unfolded in Paris on Friday, many cities around the world have held vigils, lit landmark buildings with the French tri-colour or have raised the French flag. The municipality no differently, has also hoisted the flag to show respect. However due to either lack of knowledge on international flag raising or […]

Shop with a cop event gets $1500 donation

Shop with a cop event gets $1500 donation

Shop with a cop is a multi-agency joint partnership that launched for Christmas 2014. The goal of this event is for law enforcement and other agencies to pair up with children to go Christmas shopping for them and their families. This year’s event will be held on December 19th. The program is all about building […]

Chatham-Kent police get new and improved website

Chatham-Kent police get new and improved website

At Tuesday’s police board meeting constable Renee Cowell announced the new Chatham-Kent police service’s website. To help make Ontario businesses accessible to people with disabilities, the Ontario ministry of economic development and infrastructure has enacted accessibility standards. This is to make their website more accessible for all people. “We have gotten rid of that old […]

Public health nurses protest for fair wages and negotiation

Public health nurses protest for fair wages and negotiation

On a day full of both national and local news the public health nurses for the municipality were protesting in front of city hall.  Sporting flags of the Ontario Nurses Association and chanting slogans such as “What do we want? Fair Wage!” the nurses were out in force. There was a total of about 30 […]

Team Omstead disappointed but hopeful

Team Omstead disappointed but hopeful

As the election results trickled in last night for Chatham-Kent–Leamington everyone was glued to the screen and watching the numbers. Liberal candidate Katie Omstead achieved a spectacular result in this riding even if it wasn’t the overall result that was hoped for. However they are optimistic for the future of CKL. The common phrase as […]