Council members want more details of Mayors trip

Council members want more details of Mayors trip

Michael Burton, Director of Economic Development By Greg Holden Council had plenty of questions about the trip that Mayor Randy Hope took to China in November. Michael Burton, the Director of Economic Development, presented his report to council last night and some members found it lacking on specifics. Councillor Marjorie Crew requested more details be sent in […]

Council told tourism benefits C-K

Council told tourism benefits C-K

Mitchell’s Bay By Greg Holden Chatham-Kent Council heard a presentation last night from Jim Hudson, Executive Director of South West Ontario Tourism, that outlined the benefits of tourism for the region. Hudson said Ontario tourism brings in over $21 billion to the economy and in 2009 that amounted to $56.3 million to Chatham-Kent businesses. Pushing aside notions that […]

Chatham-Kent 2012 Budget

Chatham-Kent 2012 Budget

On Wednesday evening, following its eighth municipal budget review meeting, Chatham-Kent Council finalized the Municipality of Chatham-Kent 2012 budget. In an 8 to 7 vote, with three members of Council absent, Council approved a 2.3 percent tax increase. As directed by Council, on January 10 the municipal administration had tabled a draft 2012 budget that […]

2.3% increase in municipal taxes

2.3% increase in municipal taxes

The long process of resolving Chatham-Kent’s municipal budget ended last night with Council deciding to increase taxes by 2.3%. The vote to pass the budget was a close, 8-7 in favour. How Council voted: Councillor Bondy – No Councillor Fluker – Yes Councillor Robertson – No Councillor Wesley – No Councillor Brown – No Councillor Gilbert […]

CKSN breaks story on possible new sports facility for Chatham-Kent

CKSN breaks story on possible new sports facility for Chatham-Kent

Canlan Ice Sports Corp is currently in the planning stages with local groups and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to build a new, privately funded, multi-sport facility in Chatham-Kent. Canlan operates more than 20 recreational facilities across North America. The indoor facility, which will be located in Chatham, will cater to sports including soccer, football, lacrosse, rugby, […]

Remote employment opportunities growing in Chatham-Kent

Remote employment opportunities growing in Chatham-Kent

The Chatham-Kent Workforce Development Council will be presenting “Remote Employment Training for Job Seekers” on February 27-29, 2012. Interested job seekers can find out more information through Adult Language & Learning, Goodwill Career Centre, Employment & Social Services (Ontario Works) or St Clair College Employment Centre in Wallaceburg. The council applies annually for project funding […]

A new Chinese University for Chatham-Kent?

A new Chinese University for Chatham-Kent?

Mayor Hope announces the possibility of Chatham-Kent getting a new Chinese University. CKReview photo. By Greg Holden, CKReview Last night while celebrating the Chinese New Year at the Evangel Community Church, Mayor Randy Hope gave the first glimpse of details of his recent trip to China. Hope said his full report to Council on his trip would come on […]

Don Shropshire has 1st day as CAO

Don Shropshire has 1st day as CAO

  Don Shropshire, new CAO of Chatham-Kent. CKReview photo. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s new Chief Administrative Officer marked his first day on the job Wednesday with a news conference about what to expect during his administration.  Chatham-Kent Council formally appointed Don Shropshire to the lead administrative position with a bylaw passed during its Monday meeting. […]

Kinsmen Auditorium to be demolished by April 30

Kinsmen Auditorium to be demolished by April 30

Kinsmen Auditorium on it’s last legs. CKReview photo. The Kinsmen Auditorium is to be demolished by April 30 this year. Council decided last night to award the demolition contract to Gagnon Demolition of McGregor Ontario. The accepted bid for tearing down the building, once used as a barracks, was for $196,913.80 and work will start in March. The total cost to the […]

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