Lord Selkirk Bridge to be closed for repairs

Lord Selkirk Bridge to be closed for repairs

Municipal officials announced that Lord Selkirk Bridge in Wallaceburg will be closed for repairs from Tuesday, February 28th, at 7 a.m. until Thursday March 2nd at 6 p.m. The posted detour route for trucks runs from Base Line to Old Glass Road to Mason Street to Dufferin Avenue. A detour route for all other uses […]

CK Reads contest

CK Reads contest

Were you moved by Girl Runner? Tell library staff your favourite quote from Girl Runner and why you loved it. You’ll be entered for a chance to win one of twelve copies of the book, the first-ever CK Reads book selection. The winner will be chosen from each library branch and from CKPL Facebook page […]

“Half load” season starts early this year

“Half load” season starts early this year

Under the Highway Traffic Act, reduced load restrictions are placed on trucks to protect Ontario’s highways during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur. Normally, “half load” season starts annually on March 1st and continues until April 30th. This winter, the spring thaw has come sooner than usual and the long range […]

Brampton tragic fire highlights importance of home safety checks

Brampton tragic fire highlights importance of home safety checks

Smoke alarms save lives – this is the message from Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services following a tragic fire in Brampton last week that claimed three lives and left a little girl seriously injured. Fire Paramedic Chief Ken Stuebing is urging CK residents to request a CHiRP Home Safety Check. “Many fatal fires occur at […]

Family Day closings

Family Day closings

The following municipal offices/facilities will be closed on Family Day Holiday Monday, February 20th: • All Community Municipal Centres and Information Desks throughout Chatham-Kent • Building Development Services • Licensing Services • Chatham Cultural Centre Box Office and Administrative Offices • Health & Family Services Building – offices of Employment & Social Services, Housing Services, […]

Blenheim Bulk Water Station out of service until February 17th

Blenheim Bulk Water Station out of service until February 17th

The Blenheim Bulk Water Station is out of service until February 17th. The Blenheim Elevated Water Storage Tank, constructed in 1999, will undergo a number of improvements and miscellaneous upgrades starting on February 21st. Public Utilities Commission officials say, after almost 20 years, the interior and exterior coating systems (paint) need re-coating. According to PUC, […]

CKPL Family Day programs

CKPL Family Day programs

Chatham-Kent Public Library branches are open regular hours on Family Day, Monday, February 20th. Special programs are being offered at open branches, including: Chatham Branch– LEGO Superheroes!- Drop-in, with special activities at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Highgate Branch– Stay and Play!- Drop-in, 3 to 8 p.m. Merlin Branch– Stay and Play!- Drop-in, […]

CKPL opens seed lending library

CKPL opens seed lending library

Chatham-Kent residents will now be able to “borrow” seeds from the Tilbury Branch of Chatham-Kent Public Library. CKPL Grows Seed Library will launch Thursday, February 23rd and will offer over 50 varieties of vegetable, herb, fruit, and flower seeds. CKPL Grows Seed Library provides an opportunity for residents of Chatham-Kent to grow healthy gardens and […]

Provincial police supporting International Safer Internet Day

Provincial police supporting International Safer Internet Day

February 7th marks International Safer Internet Day. Provincial police is encouraging responsible use of online technology to young people and their families. The theme this year is “Be the Change: Unite for a Better Internet.” The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) partners with the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and the Provincial Strategy to […]

Park Avenue West down to one lane

Park Avenue West down to one lane

Traffic on Park Avenue West in Chatham will be down to one lane in each direction at O’Neil Street intersection today, announced municipal officials. Crews will perform sewer and manhole flushing operations. Expect minor delays. The lane restriction is in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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