Freezing rain, ice pellets hamper travel plans from Ontario to Maritimes

Freezing rain, ice pellets hamper travel plans from Ontario to Maritimes

Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press MONTREAL – A powerful mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain was descending on Eastern Canada on Saturday, causing flight delays and highway accidents on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for an area stretching from southern Ontario to Prince […]

Twist on nativity story at the Bowmanville Zoo

Twist on nativity story at the Bowmanville Zoo

Visitors to Ontario’s Central Counties can rediscover the wonder of Christmas in a most unusual way this year at the Bowmanville Zoo. On weekend afternoons from December 7 to 29, the Bowmanville Zoo presents The Animal’s Gift, a heartwarming rendition of the nativity story uniquely told from the perspective of animals. The Animal’s Gift celebrates the […]

CLIFF film festival brings people to Chatham-Kent

CLIFF film festival brings people to Chatham-Kent

By Greg Holden The recently held Christian Life International Film Festival drew people who had never been to Chatham-Kent, into a family friendly film and entertainment experience. One couple arrived from St. Catherines after being in church that morning and others came from Iowa, New York and Chicago. The two-day festival was held last weekend in […]

Rondeau Park on birdwatcher’s list of destinations

Rondeau Park on birdwatcher’s list of destinations

Ontario offers some of the best birdwatching in the world. More than 475 bird species have been spotted in Ontario, nearly 73 per cent of species found in Canada. Bring your field guide and binoculars to these provincial parks for prime viewing spots and rare sightings: Long Point sits on a 40-kilometre sand spit that […]

Rotary EcoTrail opens in Chatham

Rotary EcoTrail opens in Chatham

Today the Rotary EcoTrail was opened in Chatham. Members of the Rotary Club of Chatham, representatives of the Chatham-Kent Trail Council, Carolinian Canada, Chatham-Kent Council and the community celebrated this project. “The Rotary Club of Chatham, through its local committee service, is committed to continued financial and volunteer support to the project,” said Barry Fraser, chair […]

Passport clinic in Tilbury

Passport clinic in Tilbury

Six passport clinics are being offered again this year by MP Dave Van Kesteren. The fourth clinic is scheduled for Wednesday July 24th 2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 20 Dupuis Street in Tilbury. It will be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. On July 1st 2013, new passport features […]

Unique Cigar Box Guitars resonate for Wellington

Unique Cigar Box Guitars resonate for Wellington

By Rod Wellington Unstable weather accompanies me on a humid April evening as I travel over gravel roads to Patrick Mallette’s property near Blair, Nebraska. The sky is dark twilight blue and the aggressive rumbling of distant thunder signals an approaching springtime storm, the kind of storm that turns farm fields into shallow lakes and […]

Three day food festival coming to Wallaceburg

Three day food festival coming to Wallaceburg

  Chatham-Kent’s bountiful contributions to the world of agriculture, food and cuisine will be front and centre this fall as part of a new three-day festival. epiCKure – From Farm to Table will take place on September 20th, 21st and 22nd and feature locally grown and produced ingredients from more than two dozen farms and skilfully crafted […]

Library expands travel database

Library expands travel database

The Chatham Kent Public Library has expanded its services with A to Z World Travel, a free online database available through the library’s website, www.chatham-kent.ca/library. A to Z World Travel can be accessed in the library or from home using your library card. A to Z World Travel is a comprehensive, informative and fun e-content […]

New Mitchell’s Bay trail loaded with things to see

New Mitchell’s Bay trail loaded with things to see

By Kim Broadbent Bikes- check. Helmets- check. Snacks for boys so they will want to stay in bike trailer- check. Stretching before exercise- as long as trying to pack the bikes into the van counted, check. Stock up on water intake (coffee counts as water intake right?)- check. We were finally ready to hit up the newly officially […]