MPP Rick Nicholls applauds local efforts against eating disorders

MPP Rick Nicholls applauds local efforts against eating disorders

(CHATHAM-KENT) – Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls congratulated the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres (CKCHC) today for taking the lead in the fight against eating disorders in our communities. Through the program, run in partnership with the North Lambton and Grand Bend Community Health Centres, CKCHC nurse Kim Stockinger will receive extensive training in the field of eating disorders in […]

Realtor association awards scholarship

Realtor association awards scholarship

For the past five years the Chatham-Kent Association of REATORS® has contributed funds to a local student for the CKAR Members Scholarship Fund. Congratulations to Alesha Myers, who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (BScN) at the University of Western Ontario. We wish her all the best!!! “This is another way REALTORS® care […]

East Side Pride holds 3rd annual luncheon

East Side Pride holds 3rd annual luncheon

On June 29th, 2012, the Chatham-Kent Police Service and community partner East Side Pride hosted their 3rd annual community luncheon at the WISH Centre.  The luncheon was organized and prepared by volunteers from the police service and East Side Pride.  Approximately 160 community members attended to enjoy this free lunch and time of fellowship.   […]

Level 2 heat warning in effect

Level 2 heat warning in effect

Dr. David Colby, acting Medical Officer of Health, has issued a Level 2 Heat warning for Chatham-Kent as humidex values of 45°C or higher are in the forecast. The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit urges residents to follow these steps: • Drink plenty of water. • Go to an air-conditioned place. • Wear a hat and […]

Recycling matters

Recycling matters

Pick up a new and bigger recycling box! As part of a push to improve recycling in Chatham-Kent, the Municipality’s Waste and Recycling Services is offering several initiatives.  New, bigger recycling boxes are being offered to all single family residents who receive curbside collection free of charge.  These boxes have been acquired with funding from […]

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 […]