Is CAS trying to steal your children?

Is CAS trying to steal your children?

Chris Carter of Court Watch, at vigil for CAS in Chatham By Dan Age, danage.com Monday evening local Chatham Kent residents gathered on the corner of St. Clair and Grand Avenue to hold a vigil in memory of the families ripped apart by Children’s Aid Services. In Canada most provinces have a government run Children’s Aid […]

Maroons miss the playoffs

Maroons miss the playoffs

By Ian Kennedy, CKSN The Chatham Maroons once held a 10-point lead on the final GOJHL Western Conference playoff position; however, the young team was unable to hold on to the postseason as the final games of the season ticked down. Sunday night after a 5-3 Chatham loss to the St. Marys Lincolns, and a Lambton Shores […]

Demand accountability from CAS

Demand accountability from CAS

By Dawn Fitzgerald It seems there have been endless stories surrounding the Children’s Aid Society for more than a decade. More noise is coming from the public lately for an increase of transparency and accountability within the MUSH sector (municipalities, universities, school boards, hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, police, and children’s aid societies) […]

Chatham Maroons playoff hopes dimmer after loss to Sarnia

Chatham Maroons playoff hopes dimmer after loss to Sarnia

  Eric Palazzolo scored in the 6-2 loss to the Legionnaires. By Ian Kennedy CKSN After defeating the London Nationals Sunday at home to stay in the hunt for the 8th and final playoff spot, the Maroons postseason hopes took a major hit Thursday with a loss in Sarnia; however, the Maroons still remain tied for […]

Maroons win, playoff push continues

Maroons win, playoff push continues

By Ian Kennedy, CKSN After falling out of the final playoff spot Saturday night with a loss to the Lambton Shores Predators, the Chatham Maroons find themselves again tied for the 8th and final spot after defeating the London Nationals 6-5 Sunday night in Chatham. Rookie Sam Studnicka, who just turned 17 in January, continued his torrid […]

Seth Griffith hat trick propels Knights

Seth Griffith hat trick propels Knights

By Ian Kennedy, CKSN Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith broke out in Thursday night Ontario Hockey League action, scoring a hat trick to lead his London Knights to a 5-0 win over the Windsor Spitfires. Not only did his three goals, one in each period of the game, lift the London Knights to the win, but it […]

Facebook used to catch high risk offender

Facebook used to catch high risk offender

Only a couple of days after “Safe Internet Day” it seems the message worked in at least one case. Victoria B.C. police released a statement saying they used facebook to help put a high-risk offender back behind bars after his online activities were found to constitute a breach of parole conditions. The 47-year-old man’s parole was […]

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 […]