Premiers Wynne and Notley affirm commitment to interprovincial partnership and U.S. engagement

Premiers Wynne and Notley affirm commitment to interprovincial partnership and U.S. engagement

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley issued this statement following their meeting in Toronto today: “Ontario and Alberta share many priorities, including a commitment to creating good jobs, growing our economies and making life better for families. Particularly now, securing our relationship with the U.S. is key to both provinces’ economic strength. […]

Beer and cider coming to 76 more grocery stores by Canada Day

Beer and cider coming to 76 more grocery stores by Canada Day

Ontario has announced the next 76 grocery stores across the province that can sell beer and cider, starting June 30. The winning grocers were selected via a competitive bidding process held by the LCBO. An additional 11 independent grocery stores and 65 stores owned by large grocers are now authorized to sell beer. This is the […]

Flooding closes portion of Erie Shore Drive

Flooding closes portion of Erie Shore Drive

A half-kilometer portion of Erie Shore Drive was closed just before noon today due to flooding caused by strong winds and the high water level of Lake Erie. Tim Dick, director of Director, Drainage, Asset and Waste Management for Chatham-Kent, said about 20 homes in the 18,000 section of Erie Shore Drive are effected by […]

Ontario to provide free prescription drugs for children and youth

Ontario to provide free prescription drugs for children and youth

Today, Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario, which includes significant investments in health care and education. Ontario’s first balanced budget since the global recession — thanks to a strong economy and responsible fiscal management — introduces free prescription drug coverage for everyone aged 24 and under, makes important investments […]

Helping Ontario families access affordable child care

Helping Ontario families access affordable child care

Province to provide 24,000 more children with access to care in 2017-18 Ontario is helping more children access affordable, quality licensed child care to give them the best start in life and support families across the province. Quality child care is essential for families. Parents want peace of mind to know they will have access […]

Get health resources at the library

Get health resources at the library

Let Chatham-Kent Public Library help you get healthy! Health and Wellness resources are available for all ages at all branches of Chatham-Kent Public Library. We have information on nutrition, cooking, fitness (hiking, biking, canoeing, yoga, and more!) Resources are offered in a variety of formats, including print, digital, DVD, books on CD, Launchpads and Playpacks […]

Premier Wynne standing up for softwood lumber

Premier Wynne standing up for softwood lumber

Premier Kathleen Wynne issued the following statement responding to the announcement of new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S.: “On behalf of the people of Ontario, I am disappointed with the U.S. administration’s announcement of new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber. These tariffs unfairly target Ontario’s forest industry, putting it, and the […]

The road to freedom and Civil War at Museum

The road to freedom and Civil War at Museum

As Canada prepares to mark 150 years of nationhood, the Chatham-Kent Museum, through the photographic works of Tod Ainslie, explores the years when this community was a beacon for people fleeing slavery in the U.S. His pinhole photographs document the sites associated with the Underground Railroad and the abolition of slavery, in order to memorialize […]

Reduce the tick risk

Reduce the tick risk

Protect yourself from Lyme disease. Right now black-legged ticks are only found in or around Rondeau Provincial Park however, there are other areas that have them in Ontario, especially along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. •If you find a tick on you while walking or hiking in grassy or wooded areas, be sure to: •Wear […]