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on the municipal website. He’s not alone in the decision to park the chains The mayoral chains of for council meetings. “(Mayor) Mike Bradley office are on fine display on a bust on a shelf in in Sarnia says he hasn’t Darrin Canniff’s office. worn it in 30 years,” CanJust don’t expect to see niff said. But dropping the chains them weighing him down from his shoulders at any council meetings. Canniff, elected mayor doesn’t mean Canniff in the fall of 2018, said the doesn’t believe in other chains set him apart from traditions. For example, other members of council, the formalities of communication something d u r i n g with which “I am no better than council he does not any of the others. meetings, agree. w h e r e “The way Wearing that (the all diaI look at it chains of office) puts logue goes is we’re a me on a pedestal. We team. I am (council) are 18 people “ t h ro u g h ” the mayor, no better is somethan any of working together.” thing he the others,” - Mayor Darrin Canniff said helps he said of his fellow elected officials maintain civility. “The ‘through you, Mr. around the table in council chambers. “Wearing Mayor’ is OK as it helps that (the chains of office) keep the discussions civputs me on a pedestal. We il. That’s the purpose of are 18 people working to- it. You have to keep order in the meetings,” he said. gether.” His traditionalist roots He admits some sticklers for tradition may not are also readily visible in his daily attire – suit and agree with his decision. “I view it as ceremoni- tie. “I like ties. And people al, not practical,” Canniff expect I should be wearsaid. You will notice he dons ing a suit and tie,” Canthe chains for ceremonial niff explained. Continued on page 2 photos, such as the one

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C-K part of immigration pilot project The Chatham Voice

Chatham-Kent is one of three municipalities to take part in a new Regional Immigration Pilot program from the province. In an effort to help businesses in small and rural communities attract and retain skilled workers, the Ontario government launched the pilot project in Chatham-Kent, Cornwall and Belleville/Quinte West. “The Regional Immigration

Pilot will help job creators in Chatham-Kent meet skilled labour needs they currently can’t find locally,” said Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington, in a media release. “The region has done a great job building services to welcome newcomers and help them get settled. New people joining our communities will help our businesses grow and add to the local economy.”

The Regional Immigration Pilot — which is part of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) — will be an opportunity for businesses in the three communities to fill talent gaps and support economic growth and a pathway for skilled foreign workers to become permanent residents. In a recent letter, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, also called on the federal government to work in collaboration to further develop Ontario’s immigration strategy and

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give the province more choice and autonomy over the selection of economic immigrants. “Our government is committed to growing economic immigration and connecting job creators in small and rural communities with the talent they need to expand and succeed,” said Fedeli. “Through the Regional Immigration Pilot, businesses in Chatham-Kent, Belleville/Quinte West, and Cornwall now have the ability to meet their employment requirements and create even more good jobs.” While developing the pi-

lot, the government gathered feedback from stakeholders in a number of small and rural communities across the province. Communities were chosen based on their specific skilled labour challenges, the ability to help newcomers get settled and interest from community stakeholders. “Many of Ontario’s regional economic challenges are exacerbated by a lack of workers,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Immigration can be a powerful tool to mitigate these challenges.”

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“The chain is ceremonial. Wearing a suit and tie is more functional.” The combo is also something he became quite accustomed to during his many years at Union Gas. But Canniff said the tie could easily be optional as the municipality’s dress code is

business casual. “If I chose not to wear a tie, no one would say anything different,” he said. Now, as for socks, Canniff said he owns a very diverse collection. “I don’t own a ‘normal’ pair of socks,” he laughed, pulling up his pant leg to reveal a rather colourful pair.

CKHA gets $1.9M for infrastructure The Chatham Voice

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is set to receive nearly $1.9 million from the province to help with infrastructure support. Monte McNaughton, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington, made the announcement recently. “When someone goes to the hospital, they deserve

to know that they will be comfortable and safe,” McNaughton said in a media release. “The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund will help our hospitals address urgent infrastructure needs, like repairs to roofs, windows, heating systems and more.” The funding will be split in half between CHKA’s two hospitals in Wallaceburg and Chatham-Kent. Spending will include lighting upgrades, fire alarm system upgrade, medical vacuum replacement and asbestos abatement.

“We are thrilled to receive these funds that will invest in critical infrastructure projects at both our Chatham and Wallaceburg sites,” said Lori Marshall, President and CEO of the CKHA. “These funds will go towards several high-priority improvements and upgrades in our facilities and will ensure the delivery of patient and family-centred care for citizens of Chatham-Kent now and into the future.” Provincewide, 131 hospitals will receive a total of $175 million.

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Another academic has joined the search for answers for well owners with sediment and gas issues in Chatham-Kent. University of Windsor Assistant Professor Scott Mundle, PhD, is with the Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research (GLIER) with expertise in environmental chemistry/geochemistry and has joined his colleague, Dr. Joel Gagnon, head of the Heavy Metals Lab at GLIER, in researching the problems affecting well owners in north Chatham-Kent. In the absence of any action on the Health Hazard Investigation promised by the Doug Ford government and announced this past summer by MPP Monte McNaughton, academics have stepped up

to look into the problems for well owners, researching the types of heavy metals in the Kettle Point Black Shale particles and the migration and composition of dissolved gasses in water from the underground aquifer. At the farms of Dave Lusk in the former Chatham Township and Marc St. Pierre in the former Dover Township, Mundle has tasked graduate student Karly Dominato (BSc Honours Chemistry) with collecting samples of the gasses bubbling up in both wells. At the Lusk farm, the type of well pump is not designed to handle both water and gas being drawn from the underground aquifer, so Lusk’s well is gas-locked and he can’t draw water into his home. St. Pierre’s well does allow water to draw but it contains gas, sedi-

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University of Windsor graduate student Karly Dominato collects samples of gasses from the well head on Dave Lusk’s property in the former Chatham Township to test for composition by GLIER Institute Assistant Professor Scott Mundle, whose research includes environmental chemistry and geochemistry.

ment and biofilm. The research will identify the composition of the gasses and where it is coming from. This area, known for the Kettle Point Black Shale and oil and gas exploration, is causing issues for well

owners after construction began on neighbouring wind turbine projects. The companies, Samsung and Pattern Energy, that own the wind turbines, claim they have proven through their own study and collection sam-

pling that the turbines aren’t the cause of the change to water wells in the area. The research by the two professors may help the well owners pinpoint the problems and potentially develop methods to help

them get their water back without compromising their health. Knowing the gasses that are causing the eruptions at the well head and where they are coming from are part of that process.

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Where is the gas coming from? Continued from page 3

This area is known to have issues with radon, methane and hydrogen sulfide gasses, all of which are harmful to hu-

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pending on what formation the gas is coming from, it’s going to have a different fingerprint. The shallow gas would have a different composition than the deeper gasses. Is this deep gas moving upward, or is this shallow gas moving laterally? We just don’t know,” Gagnon said. In 60 days of monitoring Lusk’s well, Gagnon and Water Wells First member Kevin Jakubec have noticed fluctuations in the temperature during an off-gassing event, where water and gas spew out of the top of the well casing and from the cap on Lusk’s filtration system in the house. “We are also monitoring the temperature. Is it water and gas coming into the well or it is just water with gas in it coming into the well and then unmixing in the well? So, if it’s water and gas coming into the well separately, you wouldn’t see a temperature affect, but if it is water with gas in it that enters the well, and the gas unmixes, (a phase change from gas to vapour) that would release heat, and we see that actually in the water level monitor,” Gagnon explained of the results of the 60 days of monitoring Lusk’s well. “There is heat being released in some of these off-gassing events, so it looks like the majority of the

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Well owner Dave Lusk, left, with Dr. Joel Gagnon from the University of Windsor GLIER Institute and Water Wells First member Kevin Jakubec show a sample of the sediment that sprays out of the well head with water and gasses in an off-gassing event that happens when Lusk turns on his well pump.

gas we’re dealing with is actually dissolved in the water and it’s becoming unmixed because of the pressure drop at the well head.” Jakubec said Lusk’s pump and all other well equipment was properly maintained and is in working order, contrary to what has been reported and implied by AECOM, the company contracted to investigate well interference complaints by well owners in the wind farm project area. “This has been verified also in Dave’s extensive baseline testing of his well,” Jakubec said. For the well monitoring conducted by Gagnon, a voltage datalogger was attached to the relay in his pump switch that accurately recorded to one tenth of a second the duration and number of every pump cycle during the 61-day exploratory investigation that was just completed. Pressure and temperature were captured twice a second. “By comparing data from In-Situ Corporation’s Level Troll 700 sensor that measured temperature and pressure in Dave’s well casing at a rate of twice a second for 61 days straight, a better picture

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Johnathan Barylewicz and Maria Murray of Chatham anted up and went “all in” to win the Poker Lotto All In jackpot worth $67,647.60 on Oct. 26. The married couple also won $5,000 on the instant portion of their Poker Lotto play, bringing their total winnings to $72,647.60. “We don’t usually play the lottery together but we were at the store and I asked Maria if she wanted to play a Poker Lotto ticket since the jackpot was high,” Barylewicz, 42,

said in a media release. “We were shocked when we hit the jackpot – the retailer gave us a high five,” laughed Murray, a 37-year-old Human Resources employee. The couple plans to renovate their current home so that they can eventually upgrade to a larger house. “We want to make this win count,” concluded Maria. The winning ticket was purchased at Ken’s Variety on Vanier Drive in Chatham.

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Duke’s to close its doors in 2020

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Myers’ passion for bikes and deal making eventually led him to build Duke’s Harley-Davidson. “After a lot of thought and consideration, we will be closing for business in early 2020,” Myers said in a media release. “As an absentee owner, I thank my staff for their incredible hard work and leadership over the last 15 years. Duke’s is something I always thought would be a good business for a husband-and-wife team to be a partner of mine in, but I was never able to find the right partner. I’ve always en-

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Continued success for 2020 Another year has passed, and looking back on 2019, there are some positive steps towards making our community safer, happier and more prosperous. Do we – meaning council and the voting taxpayers – have work to do? That’s a definite yes. But even the habitual naysayers have to admit that things are looking up in Chatham-Kent. The real estate market has been booming in the area, which some see as both a boon and a curse. People selling with someplace to go have been getting incredible returns on their home investment, but those trying to become home owners are finding it difficult to afford a home at today’s prices. New businesses have opened, taking up industrial land and filling closed storefronts across the municipality. Now, instead of seeing abandoned businesses and factories, we are seeing renovated buildings and spruced up storefronts. And that means more jobs. Are the jobs equal to those that have left? Maybe not, but anyone who wants a job can generally find one, although it might not be at a wage that will pay all the bills each month. Festivals in C-K, such as RetroFest and WAMBO, flourished this past year, putting our area on the map, and tourism is becoming more of an emerging market. The Mitchell’s Bay Open brings fishing enthusiasts from all over and gets bigger every year; the Shrewsbury Ribs & Blues always packs people in for great blues music and food; Bothwell’s Optifest draws people from all over, and the Boot Hill Jamboree is a big hit with country music followers. With local craft breweries flourishing and area wineries making a name for themselves, as well as our agri-food business “growing for the world,” Chatham-Kent has so much to offer not only local residents but people from across our province and country. Homelessness, poverty, addiction and affordable housing all need to be addressed and are on the local agenda, but the municipality as a whole can be proud of how far we have come in a year. Let’s all work to ensure progress continues in 2020 with 20/20 vision on where our priorities lie and how to get there.

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Other issues at play over pot Sir: In regard to your “Weed woes” article in the Dec. 19 Chatham Voice, I wonder if there are not few other factors at play in the hard start in which the cannabis industry is suffering. Most users, and incidentally I am not one of them, already have a source and have had one for numerous months or years. Many people like me are former cigarette users, kicked the habit after frequent attempts and will

not tempt fate and try marijuana. I believe, as do many I have spoken to are of the same mind, that it’s addictive. It’s also probably not healthy. Plus, there is a huge odour and you can readily identify users. Furthermore, like tobacco it will be an expensive habit. As well, there continues to be significant border issues if the odour is pres-

ent at U.S. Customs. Many consider the users to be part of the sub-culture of addicts. Many employers have no tolerance for its use; many businesses engaged in the need for employees to work safely require urine tests and I believe it is detectable for up to a week after use. So short of having a few tokes on your two-week holiday, the opportunity to use is limited.

The cost from legal sources will always be higher, as the plethora of underground business that avoid taxes and quality for cash will always exist. In closing, legality does not ensure success. I fully expect it will remain a product that will likely never replace the widespread use of alcohol for recreational fun and relaxation. Clare Curtis Chatham

Gift giving went above and beyond Sir: The Sons of Kent staff went over and beyond in sponsoring one of my families for Christmas. The staff at Sons of Kent came together and purchased bags full of presents (toys, clothing, video games) for three children living with suspected Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders. They went one step fur-

ther and purchased gift cards for the grandparents who are raising these three children (grocery cards, restaurant gift cards). They purchased PJs for the kids to open on Christmas Eve as well, got the kids boots and coats, movie gift cards, batteries for all the toys! They wrapped all the

gifts and colour coded the gifts for each child. I asked for a little favour and expected a few gifts for each child. When I arrived at Sons of Kent, I was left speechless with the amount of items they had purchased. Their kindness and thoughtful effort to make one family in Chatham

Kent have an amazing Christmas with no need for any recognition is out of this world. My truck was full to the max with presents, and when I arrived at the grandparents’ home, they were left quite speechless. Jessica Constancio Social Worker C-K Children’s Services

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18260 ERIE SHORE, ERIEAU • $469,900

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Simply outstanding 3br, 1.5 bath brick rancher. This quality custom built home sits on just under a 1/2 ac treed lot. Call Darren 226-627-8580.

237 QUEEN, WALL. $219,900

2, two br units. Great investment duplex on a double lot. Call Chris 519-350-1402.

110 MERCER $249,900

3br, 1.5 bath brick rancher with some updates. Call Eric 519-436-4865.

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Owner wants it SOLD! 303 DAVIES, DRESDEN $297,900

Under construction, 2 br, 2 bath semi-detached ranch. Call Krista 519-365-7462.

4034 ST CLAIR PKWY $619,900

4br, 5 bath 3 storey home on the St Clair River. Call Deb Rhodes 519-401-5470.

S New Price 2 GREGORY DR. E $499,000

Like new, 4br, 3 bath 1.5 storey with all new upgrades. Call George 519-360-7334.

Commercial building lot with many permitted uses. Call Darren 226-627-8580.

D L SO 11529 PINEHURST LINE $349,900

Almost completely re-built 3br, 2.5 bath open concept bi-level on 3/4 ac lot. Call Cindy Weaver 519-360-0628.

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Offer Pending 875 CHARING CROSS $579,900

312 DAVIES ST E., DRESDEN • $364,900

Stately Tudor style, 2.5 storey home with 2.98 acres of land including approx 2 ac’s of bush. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

19950 HILL, RIDGETOWN $259,900 Great affordable package to start or relocate your business. Well maintained building. Call Deb R 519-401-5470.

7774 TALBOT TR., BLENHEIM • $588,888

Unique flagstone 3br ranch on the bank of the Lake Erie Bluff. Call Brian K 519-365-6090.

11 DAVID $329,900

Pride of ownership is evident in this charming 4br, 2 bath cape cod with extensive updates. Call Deb 519-401-5470.

13119 LONGWOODS, THAMESVILLE • $279,900 2 separate comm buildings, 1 with retail & office, the other for auto body building repair & detailing. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

63 MCNAUGHTON, WALLACEBURG • $679,900 Car wash business, building and land! A business that offers good return. Call Lisa 519-365-7325.

242 PETER S, BOTHWELL • $179,000

Charming 3br, 1.5 storey home with some updates on a huge lot. Call Jackie 519-436-9030.

New Listing 115 MANNING $299,000 2+1br, 2 bath bi-level with many updates. Call Darren 226-627-8580.

20 BARCLAY $437,000

This wonderful 3br, 2.5 bath brick rancher has everything you will need. Call Darren 226-627-8580.

550 ROSS, ERIEAU $149,990

Great opportunity to own this cottage in Erieau. Being sold “as is” “where is”. Call Jackie 519-436-9030.

46 ENGLISH, BLENHEIM $229,900 3br rancher with some updates & large heated garage/shop. Call Eric 519-436-4865.

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Comm building for lease. Approx 5,000 sq ft on each floor, total 10,000 sq ft. Call Steve 519-3559774 or Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

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Well appointed 3br, 2 bath 3 level side split home. Tastefully renovated. Call Eric 519-436-4865.

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10534 LONGWOODS, LOUISVILLE • $850,000

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54 ALGONQUIAN $449,800

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Members of the Chatham-Kent Home Builders Association came together just before Christmas to donate $18,000 to the United Way. Reach Out Chatham-Kent, The Sandwich Guys and The United Way of Chatham-Kent’s Winter Warmth program are receiving help to accomplish their charitable work. Whatever the need (food, clothing, blankets, tarps, etc.) $18,000 will help with the sustainability of the volunteer work of those reaching out to help meet the needs of some of our community’s homeless during the cold, harsh and dark days of the season – and beyond. The concept evolved out of an email from Maple City Homes Ltd. inviting both construction sub trades and suppliers to “Help us Help the Homeless.” Steve Pratt, CEO of the United Way of CK said “On any given night approximately 87 people in Chatham-Kent expe-

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United Way of Chatham-Kent personnel and members of the Chatham-Kent Home Builders Association celebrate a donation of $18,000 by the association to the United Way recently.

rience homelessness. It’s the generosity of caring businesses and residents, like the folks gathered here today, that powers

United Way’s work in the community. It allows us to tackle together persistent, unignorable issues – like homelessness, hunger,

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Homes Ltd. said, “Just like our development, this is a hyper local initiative, supported by local businesses for the residents of Chatham-Kent. We are

proud to be supporting local trades and they all really came together to make a difference in the lives of some of our most vulnerable residents.”

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Bolohan “The Accordion Man,” soloist Mikayla Lozon, the Dover Centre Ladies’ Choir, “One Accord” men’s quartet, organist Nancy Tapley and pianist Joy Anderson. At the concert, past Hope Haven client Ernie Martin spoke to the crowd, thanking them for their kindness. Martin now works full

time, and now volunteers at the men’s homeless shelter. Hope Haven’s Wanda Bell thanked those who participated and attended the concert. She reminds the community that the need is year-round, and money, food and volunteers are always needed. You can call 519 351-4010 for more information.

Christmas concert triples fundraising support

A Christmas benefit concert sent three times the funds it raised last year to Chatham Hope Haven. The event, which took place Dec. 7 at First Presbyterian Church, raised $13 631.40 this year. Along with the C-K Christian Men’s Choir, performers included Ron

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static about the grant we received”, said Chatham-Kent police Const. Jason Herder. “The funds give us the opportunity to make the Chatham-Kent Polar Plunge event stand out from the other Polar Plunge events in Ontario. We can offer more to Chatham-Kent participants than we have in the past, and the grant will help

us maximize the event to benefit Special Olympics.” Emily Robert, Executive Director of the Blenheim Youth Centre, said “This funding has given us the ability to deliver fun, educational and skill developing programs throughout the summer months. We look to include local attractions and spaces, new experiences for youth and

activities that peak youth participation. We have been able to travel off site with no cost to our youth and their families which alleviates a financial barrier to experiences. We are grateful to South Kent Wind and the Chatham Kent Community Foundation to allow us to continue to fulfill our mission in the community.”

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• Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council • Friends of the Chatham Pipes and Drums • Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority • 2019 CK Scooter Riders • May Court Club of Chatham • Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) - District 11 • Chatham-Kent Special Populations • Kent Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society • Rotary Club of Dresden CNIB (Canadian • National Institute for the Blind) Wallaceburg and • District Museum Wallaceburg Con• cert Band Sydenham Chal• lenge Dragon Boat Festival Rotary Club of • Tilbury Westover Treat• ment Centre Julia Earley of the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation said, “The Chatham-Kent Hospice kitchen is the heart of our hospice home. It is where our caring volunteers prepare meals for our residents and where family and friends who are visiting can always find a delicious pot of soup, along with freshly baked muffins, squares and cookies. South-Kent Wind has been a supporter of Chatham-Kent Hospice since our inception. The upgrades to our kitchen through your grant help our volunteers to prepare

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Thursday, January 2, 2020: • Jingle Bell Jam - Join us for a family story time as we move, shake, and jingle all the way! Drop in for stories, songs and activities. 11:00am at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. • Free Swim sponsored by the Blenheim Rotary at the Gable Rees Rotary Pool, Regent St., Blenheim. 10:30am - 12noon and 2:00pm-4:00pm. • Open Euchre (1:00pm) and Monthly Bingo (7:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Friday, January 3, 2020: • Family movie day at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. Bring the family to the library for a movie! 11:00am “Detective Pikachu” 2:30pm “Smallfoot”. Doors open 20 minutes before movie. Seats are first come, first served! • Meal (5:15pm-6:30pm), fun darts (7:30pm) and catch the ace (drawn at 6:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Choice of spaghetti, roast beef or fish & chips for $10. Everyone Welcome. Saturday, January 4, 2020: • Saturday Morning Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham (corner of Fifth St and Wellington). A delicious nutritious breakfast served free of charge 9:30am-11:00am. Everyone welcome! • Wacky Winter Weaving. 10:00am at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. Drop in to try weaving on a loom, hula-hoop, fork or cardboard. • Meat draw (4:00pm-6:00pm) and dance (4:30pm-9:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Dance featuring Allen James. Everyone Welcome. Monday, January 6, 2020: • The Chatham-Kent Film Group presents “Official Secrets” starring Keira Knightley. 4:00pm and 8:00pm shows at the Capitol Theatre. $10 cash at the door. 519-359-8455. • Open Euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. • Canadian Tai Chi Academy Open House. 6:30pm at Community of Christ Church Gymnasium, 174 Faubert Dr., Chatham. Develop better balance, focus and coordination. Tai Chi is suitable for all ages and abilities. For information chatham@canadiantaichiacademy.org. Tuesday, January 7, 2020: • Open Euchre (1:00pm), open shuffleboard (7:00pm) and two-person euchre (7:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. • Canadian Tai Chi Academy Open House. 6:30pm at Community of Christ Church Gymnasium, 174 Faubert Dr., Chatham. Develop better balance, focus and coordination. Tai Chi is suitable for all ages and abilities. For information chatham@canadiantaichiacademy.org. Wednesday, January 8, 2020: •Pepper (1:00pm) and fun darts (7:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Thursday, January 9, 2020: • Open Euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. • Unifor Local 127 Retiree Meeting. Friday, January 10, 2020: • Meal (5:15pm-6:30pm), fun darts (7:30pm) and catch the ace (drawn at 6:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Choice

of ham & scallops, roast beef or fish & chips for $10. Everyone Welcome. Saturday, January 11, 2020: • Saturday Morning Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham (corner of Fifth St and Wellington). A delicious nutritious breakfast served free of charge 9:30am-11:00am. Everyone welcome! • Meat draw (4:00pm-6:00pm) and dance (4:30pm-9:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Dance featuring Aly and Danno. Everyone Welcome. • A memorial service for the late Rev. Alcott A. Germany 1, former Pastor of Campbell A.M.E. Church, passed away on Dec. 4, 2019 at Campbell A.M.E. Church on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate his life. Sunday, January 12, 2020: • Classic Country Jamboree at the Merlin Legion (3:00pm-7:00pm) Host band The Marquis. Delicious pork chop dinner with all the trimmings. So bring your singing voices and dancing shoes! Call 519-476-5870 for more info. Monday, January 13, 2020: • Open Euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Tuesday, January 14, 2020: • Open Euchre (1:00pm), open shuffleboard (7:00pm) and two-person euchre (7:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Wednesday, January 15, 2020: • Kent Coin Club meeting in the library of McGregor High School. 7:30pm. For more information contact President Al Oulds 519-695-5131. •Pepper (1:00pm) and fun darts (7:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Thursday, January 16, 2020: • Make it at your Library! Have fun combining a variety of materials! 6:30pm in the Meeting room at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited. Please register online, by phone or in person at your local branch. • Open Euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Friday, January 31, 2020: • FREE PA Day for ages 4-10. 8:30am-3:30pm at First Reformed Church, cnr of Lacroix and Indian Creek Rd., Chatham. Featuring Pet and Wildlife Rescue of Chatham & Mad Science, crafts, music, stories, exercises and sports. Lunch and snacks are provided at no cost. Please Call 519-351-0046 for ealy registration as space is limited. or email: reformedfirst@gmail.com.

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Beth Reeve of the Salvation Army, The Chatham Voice’s Bruce Corcoran and Chatham Chrysler’s Mike Hogue are seen in front of some of the $350 worth of non-perishables The Voice, with a huge help from members of the Chatham Auto Dealers Association, donated just prior to Christmas. Outreach for Hunger also received a $350 donation the same day.

Helping to drive away hunger Why didn’t we start this years ago? That was my thinking when fellow Chatham Voice staffer Sarah Schofield and I toured around Chatham on the morning of Dec. 20, picking up and dropping off non-perishable items for the two food banks in town. After speaking with Nick Cadotte at CKXS in late November about a foodraiser he was part of in Wallaceburg, I started thinking of ways to help out here in Chatham. It was very last minute, so I thought we’d have to approach a specific group

Bruce Corcoran of retailers who are quick to help support others in the community. Who better than members of the Chatham Auto Dealers Association?

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CK Metal Detecting Club. Last Thursday of the month. Erickson Arena. 7:00pm. Guests welcome. Free Tutoring every Tuesday night from 5:30pm7:30pm at First Reformed Church. 632 Lacroix St., Chatham. For info call Betty at 519-354-8902. “Want to manage your money better? CAP Money is a FREE money management course that teaches budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based money management system that really works. Wednesday evenings for 2 hours over 4 weeks and conducted at Gregory Drive Alliance Church. Next course starts January 22, space is limited. For information or to register call 519-352-4580. Submit your coming events to bruce@chathamvoice.com or michelle@chathamvoice.com

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Teaming up to help those in need Continued from page 10

Despite the tight turnaround time, we were able to get six of the local dealers to come on board. Heck, I couldn’t get finished my sales pitch with some, as they were eager to help. The participants were quick to hop on the idea where we, The Voice, took $100 from each quarter page ad they would run in the Dec. 20 edition and

purchase items for Outreach for Hunger and the Salvation Army. We ultimately wound up with $700 to spend, thanks to Van Kesteren Hyundai (took two spots), Chatham Chrysler, Victory Ford, Lally Kia, Chatham Nissan and Volkswagen Chatham. But we didn’t go out and just pull items off the shelves of local grocery stores. Instead, we reached out to the

food banks and asked what they needed the most. This time of year is a giving time, and the shelves at the food banks get fairly well stocked with some things, but we expected some items would be overlooked by the general public. We were correct, as specific requests came in for items such as canned fruit, toiletries and peanut butter. Armed with the wish lists from each food bank, we contacted two very giving grocery store folks in town, Mark Lush at Giant Tiger and Barb and Dean Mills at No Frills. Mark received the order for Outreach for Hunger, while Dean got the list for Salvation Army. Both took down the information and ordered goods special for us. They knew what types of items each food bank wanted, right down to the easy pull-off tops for canned meat and fruit. No need for a can opener. Smart thinking, and something I would have overlooked. So, on the morning of Dec. 20, Sarah and I picked up a van on loan

from Mike Hogue and the folks do. We’re hooked on helping at Chatham Chrysler. First others. stop, Giant Tiger, where $ DRIPLESS OIL SPRAY 59.95 Mark had the items waiting (SUV’S & Pick ups $79.95) for us, and then onto OutStop in today for your reach for Hunger. winter tire changeovers Next, it was to No Frills, with Dean waiting for us BEFORE the snow arrives! with a flat cart stacked with Monday-Friday 8-6 Saturday 8-4 boxes of food, and Barb No Appointment there to ring us through. Needed! Mike caught up with us at Salvation Army to help unload all the goods and catch the appreciative smiles on the faces of the food bank staff and volunteers. New & Used Tires The first thing he said was, Top Notch Service “Let’s do it again! I’m in!” That’s Just How We Roll! This won’t be the last of 10 Indian Creek Rd. East, Chatham the charitable giving events 519-351-3636 we here at The Voice will

Longtime Buyers Susan Dawson of Blenheim is seen with Luce Cools picking up her new 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 35th Anniversary Edition. This is Susan and her husband Daryl’s 10th vehicle from Luce. Safe travels in your new ride this winter!

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The Chatham Voice’s Sarah Schofield is seen here with a load of food, purchased by The Voice on behalf of participating local auto dealers, from Giant Tiger’s Mark Lush, and bound for Outreach for Hunger.

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- Phone @ 519-683-6199 • Cell: 519-436-7291 Locally owned for over 50 years $2,000Rick to Wismer $30,000 DRESDEN Call me for an appointment or drop by to see me at the Chatham Sales Arena, on

Borrow $20,000 Wednesday mornings. 9877 Longwoods Rd., Chatham 1420 Hwy 21 South, DRESDEN HAVE YOU CONSIDERED METAL ROOFING? for only $252/mth or Phone: 519-683-6199 IT IS MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU THINK! $30,000 for $379/mth • Must be a homeowner (no proof required) • No mortgage registered on title • No income proof required • Open Loan • 48hrs normally to approve - funds directly deposited • No fund allocation - you do what you wish with the money ONLY DOCUMENTS REQUIRED 1. ID, one of: license, passport, Canadian citizenship card. 2. Void cheque or PAD form

That’s it!!

Call John at Unimor Capital Corp. 519-252-6953 - 24 hours or email john@unimorcapital.com Brokerage Lic.#10675

Wanted to Buy Wanted to Buy: Antiques, costume jewellery, gold, silver, coins, military, furniture, tools. We Buy All - Paid Cash. 519727-8894.

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OBITUARIES John Keith Dawson Saturday, December 14, 2019 Life Transitions

Patricia “Pat” Pinsonneault 80, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home

“Ria” Hindrika-Johanna Kellam Saturday, December 14, 2019 Life Transitions

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Mrs. Barbara List 79, Sunday, December 8, 2019 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Erwin Arthur “Hob” Fisher 93, Sunday, December 8, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Ida (Van Erp) Goodreau Monday, December 9, 2019 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Phil Bornais 79, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Mr. Harold Park 78, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Joseph Brown 71, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Mrs. Olive MacLean 92, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Barb Praill 80, Sunday, December 15, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Stephanie Nicole McIntyre 37, Friday, December 6, 2019 Blenheim Community Funeral Home

Richard Goldwin Foster 77, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

Tom Driver 59, Saturday, December 14, 2019 Blenheim Community Funeral Home Dave McCorkell 64, Monday, December 2, 2019 Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home

NO MORE BLOWN-OFF SHINGLES – our metal roof products withstand high winds of over 100 MPH.

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156 William St., Chatham 519.352.5120 www.peseski.com

A FAMILY BUSINESS THAT CARES

Made In Canada

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Pick ! us up

Chatham: Ann’s Tobacco Shop (861 Queen St), C-K Library (120 Queen St), Downtown Chatham Centre (100 King St. W), Legion Branch 642 (39 William St N), Maple City Bakery (361 Grand Ave W), Young’s Variety (9397 Longwoods Rd), Active Lifestyle Centre (20 Merritt Ave), Riverview Gaming Centre (497 Riverview Dr), Remax (Grand Ave E.), Wednesday Market (9877 Longwoods Rd), Royal LePage (Raleigh St), Burger King (762 St. Clair St), Superstore Gas Bar (791 St. Clair St), Pharmasave (125 Keil Dr), 7-11 (Grand Ave.), Schinkels (145 Richmond), Lenovers (525 Park Ave E), Betty Brite (108 Keil Dr. S), Birmingham Lane (by Superbox), Lynnwood Subdivision (by Superbox), Mighty Jims (235 Grand Ave E) Spot’s Laundromat (10 Vanier Dr) Highgate: C-K Library (291 King St) Ridgetown: C-K Library - 54 Main St.

245 Wellington St. W., Chatham 519-352-2710

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Wallaceburg: Shoppers Drug Mart (30 McNaughton Ave), 99.1CKXS (520 James St), Taylor’s Variety (1644 Dufferin), Black Goose (525 James St), No Frills (2 Warwick Dr), C-K Library (209 James St), Hometown Deli (1542 Dufferin Ave), Oaks Retirement (80 McNaughton Ave), Harbour Crt Apt (475 Wallace St) Riverview Towers (750 Wallace St) Napa (217 Margaret Ave.) Mitchell’s Bay: Mitchell’s Bay Variety (6 Main St), Dover Duds (26662 Bear Line Rd) Pain Court: Pain Court Market (24129 Winter Line Rd), Central Tavern (24121 Winterline) Dresden: C-K Library (187 Brown St), MacTavish Pharmacy (480 St George St), Godfathers Pizza (474 St. George St.) Thamesville: Country Cuts (Victoria Rd), Movie Den (74 London Rd), Fast & Fresh (73 London Rd), C-K Library (3 London Rd) Kent Bridge: Kent Bridge Country Market Bothwell: C-K Library - 320 Main St.

60 Stanley Street, Blenheim (519) 676 – 9200 blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

Blenheim: C-K Library (16 George St), McIntyre I.D.A. Pharmacy (49 Talbot St W), Jim’s Barber Shop (72 Talbot St W), Blenheim Seniors Centre (55 Jane St), Blenheim Municipal Service Centre (35 Talbot St W), Blenheim Variety (40 Talbot St E), Royal LePage, The Wilton Team (42 Talbot St W), Pioneer Gas Bar (286 Chatham St N) Duke’s Harley Davidson (5 Classic Car Drive) Erieau: Eau Buoy (1005 Vidler Ave), Bayside Brew Pub (970 Ross Lane) Erie Beach: Sixth Street super mailbox Merlin: C-K Library (13 Aberdeen St), Erie Café and Variety (6 Erie St. S) Tilbury: C-K Library (2 Queen St), Remax (20 Queen St S), Ashley’s Place/Encore (75 Queen St. N) Wheatley: C-K Library - (35 Talbot Rd W), Mac’s Convenience (30 Talbot Rd. W.), Jack’s Coffee Shop (15 Talbot Rd W.) Cedar Springs: Comfort & Soul (8619 Talbot Trail) Charing Cross: 4 Corner’s Restaurant (21006 Charing Cross Rd), Post Office/Bert’s Plumbing (21007 Charing Cross Rd)


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020

This month’s fun for seniors! Hudson Manor Retirement Living, 36 Lawson St., Tilbury. Friday, January 3: • Music by Don & Bonnie 6:30pm Tuesday, January 7: • Knitting Club 3:00pm Wednesday, January 8: • Diabetes Outreach 8:00am - 4:00pm Thursday, January 9: • Hearing Clinic 10:00am Tuesday, January 14: • Knitting Club 3:00pm • Music by Eugene Tremblay 6:30pm Wednesday, January 15: • Alzheimer’s Family Support Group 2:00pm • Essential Oil Classes 6:30pm Monday, January 20: • Music by Mike Shepley 6:30pm Tuesday, January 21: • Essential Oil Classes 6:30pm • Knitting Club 3:00pm Tuesday, January 28: • Knitting Club 3:00pm Wednesday, January 29: • Monthly Birthday Party 2:00pm, music by Buck and the Boys. Meadow Park (Chatham) Inc, 110 Sandys St., Chatham. Tuesday, January 7: • Entertainment: Michael Semineuk 2:00pm Wednesday, January 8: • Music with Ted - Elvis Show 2:00pm Wednesday, January 15: • Ron on Accordion 2:00pm Wednesday, January 22: • Jeremy Smith 2:00pm Thursday, January 23: • Misty Melodies 1:30pm Saturday, January 25: • Stuart Wicks 2:00pm

Chatham Retirement Resort by Revera, 25 Keil Dr. N., Chatham. Saturday, January 4: • Music by Ernie Miller 2:00pm Sunday, January 5: • Music by Gord Ciliska 1:30pm Monday, January 6: • Black Jack 2:00pm Tuesday, January 7: • Spelling Bee 2:00pm Wednesday, January 8: • Name that Elvis Song 2:00pm Saturday, January 11 • TED Talks “The Wireless Future of Medicine” 3:30pm Monday, January 13: • Morning Smoothies 10:30am • Meet and Greet the new residents of the resort 2:00pm Saturday, January 18: • Music by Ted Bachmeier 2:00pm Sunday, January 19: • Music by Mike Pannunzio 1:30pm • Travelogue “Touring Jamaica” 6:30pm Monday, January 20: • Brooklyn Bedding Vendor 4:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday, January 22: • Acrylic Winter Painting 1:30pm • Board Game Night 6:15pm Thursday, January 23: • Music by the Pub Crawlers 7:00pm Friday, January 24: • Intergenerational program with the local grade school 10:00am

Our focus is on wellness and independence. With old man winter upon us, we enjoy socializing with friends in our quiet peaceful Tilbury home atmosphere. We even let you bring a small pet for peace of mind, as they are part of the family too...

519.682.3366 • 36 Lawson St., Tilbury, ON “Making an Outstanding Difference in the Lives of Others”

MEADOW PARK CHATHAM Long Term Care Home www.jarlette.com

110 Sandy St., Chatham, ON N7L 4X3 • 519-351-1330

Monday, January 27: • TED Talks “What Makes a Good Life?” 3:30pm Tuesday, January 28: • Music by Steve Morin 2:00pm Thursday, January 30: • Poker Party 2:00pm Friday, January 31: •Resident Birthday Party and Sing a Long 2:00pm Eden Villa Retirement & Assisted Living, 190 Stanley Ave., Chatham. Wednesday, January 1: • Mass 10:30am • Movie 2:30pm Thursday, January 2: • Art Space 10:30am • VON 2:00pm • UNO 3:00pm Friday, January 3: • Putting Christmas Trees Away 10:30am • Bingo 2:00pm Saturday, January 4: • Movie 2:00pm Sunday, January 5: • Trinity Church Service 3:30pm Monday, January 6: • Hymn Sing 10:30am • Balloon Volleyball 2:30pm Tuesday, January 7: • Trivia 10:30am • VON 1:15pm • Shuffleboard 2:30pm Wednesday, January 8: • Making Bird Feeders 10:30am • Cards & Games 2:30pm Thursday, January 9: • Rosary 10:00am • VON 2:00pm Friday, January 10: • Calvary Church Service 10:30am • Bingo 2:00pm

Chatham Retirement Resort

Your neighbourhood retirement residence. Give us a call today. 25 Keil Dr N, Chatham 519-351-7777 ext 526 reveraliving.com

Saturday, January 11: • Movie 2:00pm Sunday, January 12: • Ebenezer Church Service 2:30pm Monday, January 13: • Crafting 10:30am • Cards & Games 2:30pm • Trinity Music Night 6:35pm Tuesday, January 14: • Crosswords 10:30am • VON 1:15pm • Nail Spa 2:30pm Wednesday, January 15: • Mass 10:30am • Music with the Lois Singers 2:00pm Thursday, January 16: • Chatham Chats 10:30am • VON 2:00pm Friday, January 17: • Horse Races 10:30am • Bingo 2:00pm Saturday, January 18: • Movie 2:00pm Sunday, January 19: • Trinity Church Service 2:30pm Monday, January 20: • Kitchen Comforts 10:30am • Teas & Chats 2:30pm Tuesday, January 21: • Who Am I? 10:30am • VON 1:15pm • Shuffleboard 2:30pm Wednesday, January 22: • Making Book Marks 10:30am • Cards & Games 2:30pm Thursday, January 23: • Rosary 10:00am • VON 2:00pm Friday, January 24: • Tea & Trivia 10:30am • Bingo 2:00pm • Music with The Roses 6:30pm

Saturday, January 25: • Movie 2:00pm Sunday, January 26: • Watch throughout the week for “Kiwi” our Pet Therapy dog. Monday, January 27: • Water Color Painting 10:30am • Birthday Party with Misty Melodies 2:00pm Tuesday, January 28: • Hymn Sing 10:30am • VON 1:15pm • Nail Spa 2:30pm Wednesday, January 29: • Resident’s Council 10:30am • Shuffleboard 2:30pm Thursday, January 30: • Men’s Breakfast 8:30am • Art Space 10:30am • VON 2:00pm Friday, January 31: • Current Events 10:30am • Bingo 2:00pm Maple City Retirement Residence, 97 McFarlane Ave., Chatham. Everyone Welcome Wednesday, January 8: • La Sertoma BINGO 6:30pm Monday, January 13: • Knights of Columbus BINGO 6:30pm Tuesday, January 14: • Hot Chocolate Social 1:30pm Thursday, January 16: • Timbit Social 2:00pm Wednesday, January 22: • Lois Singers 2:00pm Tuesday, January 28: • Pubcrawlers 1:30pm • Timbit Social 2:00pm Friday, January 31 • Entertainment with Don & Bonnie 1:30pm

190 Stanely Ave., Chatham • www.edenvilla.ca

519.354.CARE (2273)

~ 24 Hour Health Care Supervision ~ Delicious Home Cooked Meals ~ Scheduled Activities

Retirement Residence Comfortable Retirement Living

Call us at 519-354-7111 for your personal tour. 97 MCFARLANE AVE., CHATHAM ON

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The Chatham Voice, Jan. 2, 2020  

The Jan. 2, 2020 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. and area since 2013.

The Chatham Voice, Jan. 2, 2020  

The Jan. 2, 2020 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. and area since 2013.

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