Council dropped the ball on woodlots

Council dropped the ball on woodlots

By Greg Holden Chatham-Kent is fortunate to have a conscientious Council. Every Councillor who sits at the roundtable has the best interest of the municipality in mind when making decisions, unlike some municipalities where politicians often put themselves ahead of those they are elected to represent. That well-meaning approach usually serves local citizens reasonably well. This was not the […]

Can Ribfest still be saved?

Can Ribfest still be saved?

By Greg Holden For four consecutive years Ribfest has been a success in Chatham, it turned a profit and grew in size year after year. That success has paved the way for the demise of the popular festival. “Our club has 32 members. Last year the budget required to run Ribfest was about $250,000”, Greg Kett, President […]

Marijuana: A natural cure for cancer. A natural cure for pain.

Marijuana: A natural cure for cancer. A natural cure for pain.

The author of this article has requested anonymity. She is a trusted and well-respected member of our community. The position held by the author, that increasing accessibility to medical marijuana improves the life of those with chronic pain, is shared by the CKReview and as such is included as an editorial comment. I never imagined myself wanting to […]

Gloomy outlook for local media

Gloomy outlook for local media

By Greg Holden Sun Media, owned by Quebecor, rule the roost when it comes to local news. The Chatham Daily News in particular is like an institution locally. A trust exists between the paper and the community, where residents adopt an ongoing relationship and feel represented by the paper. Honesty, trust and fairness are the hallmarks […]

Hydro experiment a failure

Hydro experiment a failure

By Ross Ayotte Here are a few examples why Mcguinty’s Hydro experiment is a complete failure. McGuinty’s Hydro experiment is a complete failure for Ontarians as Quebec and the Americans are getting our excess Hydro free in most cases and if they do have to pay for our hydro it is for far less than […]

Walking a mile to end domestic violence?

Walking a mile to end domestic violence?

By Greg Holden Domestic violence is a problem that touches all aspects of society, not just the drug addicts, not just the old or young, and not just women. That was the message Monica Bacic had on Sunday just before she helped to kick off the 4th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraising drive for […]

Events that used to bring communities together Part 2

Events that used to bring communities together Part 2

By Craig Hendry Part 1 talked about public events that used to be held annually, and how there is no longer the same caliber of events put on in Chatham-Kent at present. Part 2 will take a slight change in direction, but remain on the same topic. As I mentioned in part 1; on August 4th […]

Events that used to bring communities together Part 1

Events that used to bring communities together Part 1

By Craig Hendry Only 10 years ago in Chatham, there was a multitude of events that took place during the summer months. Three of the most well-known and anticipated of these public events included the Festival of Nations, the Tartan Sertoma Supreme Highland Games, and the Fair at the Forks. The Festival of Nations, the […]

RIM the great sinking ship

RIM the great sinking ship

By: Dan Age So you probably have already heard that the Blackberry manufacturer RIM’s great ship has been sinking for over a year now. The stock price has dropped from $33.54 to a 52 week low of $7.34, now if you would have asked me if I thought RIM was worth $33.54 per share a […]

CAS protest leaders disown breaking windows

CAS protest leaders disown breaking windows

By Greg Holden Sometimes columns just write themselves. I sit and watch, and lo and behold my sight is drawn to something so compelling that I cannot turn away. That describes my Thursday as I sweltered my way through a mesmerizing display of mixed messages by CAS protesters. Most of these people disowned the notion of breaking some windows to make their point, […]