OPP reminder about having a safe holiday weekend

The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding all area motorists, boaters, and citizens about the importance of putting safety first in everything they do this holiday weekend. The OPP will be vigilant on highways, waterways, trails and other areas to assist in ensuring all citizens have a safe and survivable Canada Day weekend. Road Safety:  Obey all the rules. Always drive […]

Marjorie Crew receives CKPS board citation

Marjorie Crew receives CKPS board citation

By: Dan Age At today’s Chatham-Kent Police Services Board meeting, Marjorie Crew was presented a Board Citation from Chief Dennis Poole and Board Chair Mrs. Pat Belanger for all her efforts in keeping Chatham-Kent safe. In the late 1980’s crime was rampant in Chatham’s east end neighbourhoods. Marjorie Crew rallied local neighbourhoods together to form a […]

Milner House open for free tours on Canada Day

Milner House open for free tours on Canada Day

The Union Jack will proudly fly over the Milner Family’s door on July 1st.  As the home of proud and loyal British subjects, Milner House at 59 William Street North, Chatham, will graciously be open for extended hours to the public in honour of Canada’s birthday. Visitors to the home will receive a free tour […]

Keeping healthy in the summer season

Keeping healthy in the summer season

Summer will soon be here and along with summer weather comes camping, barbeques and outdoor swimming.  These activities often lead to an increase in gastrointestinal infections during the summer months.  These types of infections can lead to symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps and vomiting.  Taking simple precautions during these activities can help decrease the […]

Explore and Soar with Wanda Bell

Explore and Soar with Wanda Bell

Residents of Chatham-Kent have been hard hit in this troubling economy.  Financial and personal setbacks can lead to depression and feelings of negativity.  Local business woman, Wanda Bell, has developed a series of comprehensive tools to turn this depression into hope for the future. Wanda has firsthand knowledge of the pressures of life.  She has […]

Banners commemorate war of 1812

Banners commemorate war of 1812

If you look around the communities of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent you will see one vivid commonality. Many communities in the area have come together to declare themselves part of the war of 1812 community. Downtown pole banners are waving and south west 1812 flags are being hung to commemorate the bicentennial of the war of […]

International Parenting Survey

International Parenting Survey

Parents of young children work hard to keep their children safe, secure, happy and healthy. Although it’s rewarding, parenting is not an easy job. In fact, many parents say that it is the most challenging job ever! Parents may need support at different times and in different ways but, unfortunately, the support some parents need may not be […]

Fruit and vegetable voucher program underway

Fruit and vegetable voucher program underway

Picture a dark green salad and bright orange carrots on your meal plate, followed by glowing red strawberries and beautiful blue blueberries for dessert. This can be your plate when you Aim for 8 servings of vegetables and fruit with the Chatham-Kent public health unit. The Aim for 8 Campaign is launching this summer. With this […]

Historic garden planted at Ridge House Museum

Historic garden planted at Ridge House Museum

Much preparation goes into the opening of the Ridge House Museum each spring – both inside and outside of the house. Floors are swept, artifacts cleaned, costumes laundered, and gardens weeded. This year, the Ridge House partnered with Chris Decaire from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, to plant our historic vegetable garden. Decaire and his team […]

Canadian cancer society to benefit from bottle drive

Canadian cancer society to benefit from bottle drive

On June 9, 2012 Elmo’s Express, a team registered in Chatham’s Relay For Life, will be holding a bottle drive to support the upcoming event on June 15, 2012. The bottle drive will be held at Blazin’ BBQ located at 425 St Clair Street in Chatham from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elmo’s Express was […]