Smaller than 5 years ago, but the traffic is better

Smaller than 5 years ago, but the traffic is better

By Greg Holden   While the country and province has grown in population, Chatham-Kent has lost about 4,500 residents over the past 5 years. That is a 4.2% decrease from where the municipality was 5 years before according to Statistics Canada’s 2011 Census released yesterday. There is concern around Chatham-Kent about the report since the release of […]

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 […]

Arrest in 2 armed robberies

Arrest in 2 armed robberies

Police have arrested a man in connection with a robbery in Wheatley early Sunday morning. At around 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning, a lone suspect entered the Mac’s Milk Store located at 30 Talbot Street West in Wheatley.  The suspect produced a firearm, demanded money, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  There were no […]

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 […]

Knights win 5-2 over St. Mikes

Knights win 5-2 over St. Mikes

Written by Greg Holden The OHL leading London Knights defeated the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 5-2 on Saturday at the John Labatt Centre. Seth Griffith of Wallaceburg had an assist for the Knights and was plus 3 in the game. Austin Watson, recently acquired from the Peterborough Petes, scored 2 goals including 1 on the power play in the 2nd period that gave London a 4-2 […]

Can you turn a blind eye forever?

Can you turn a blind eye forever?

Written by: Dawn Fitzgerald In light of some of the recent stories across the country, and within our own community, with regards to on the job misconduct, one has to question the accountability and transparency factors. It would seem that tax funded agencies such as the schools, hospitals, police, and CAS have very little to […]

NHL Top Prospects Game tonight

NHL Top Prospects Game tonight

Dane Fox of the Erie Otters. Photo Mark Bell, Erie Otters Written by: Greg Holden Chatham-Kent hockey fans have a treat tonight. Our own Dane Fox is playing in the CHL-NHL Top Prospects game in Kelowna, British Columbia. Televised at 10 P.M. on Sportsnet, the game is a showcase for the very best junior players in Canada. […]

Sidney Crosbys problem may be his neck

Sidney Crosbys problem may be his neck

Written by: Greg Holden   Sidney Crosby has not played since December 5th. That night he played in only his 8th game since January 2011. The best player in hockey sat out a large portion of the prime of his career because we were told he had concussion issues. Today the news was brighter for Crosby, […]

Dresden Kings and Wallaceburg Lakers both lose

Dresden Kings and Wallaceburg Lakers both lose

Courtesy of Ian Kennedy and CKSN The Dresden Kings and Wallaceburg Lakers were sent a harsh message Friday night as the South Division’s top two teams, the Belle River Canadiens and Essex 73s, dismantled the North Division Kings and Lakers. In Belle River, the Canadiens handed Wallaceburg a 7-1 beating. Scott Chauvin lead the Canadiens with two goals and two […]

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