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Following three nights of budget deliberations that at times moved as if in slow motion, and flashed by at other moments, the budget committee of Chatham-Kent council settled on a tax increase for 2020 of 2.97 per cent Jan. 30. The starting point as pre-

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budget covers day-to-day expenses required to deliver services to residents. Council eventually pulled $517,000 out of the capital budget. The dollar value mirrors the disaster mitigation funding that was added to this budget. Budget committee chairman Brock McGregor said the biggest takeaway from this budget process is the fact council didn’t use any funding from reserves to cover anything but one-time costs. “What we did not do is use any reserve funding for operational expenses. You want to avoid that because it leads to a need to play catch up in future years,” he said. Some issues did get pushed down the road, however, including funds for topping up the road salting budget and increases to storm sewer lifecycle funding. A removal of nearly $700,000 from fire service requests from the base budget received unanimous approval. Chatham Coun. Marjorie Crew made the motion to instead fund one-time requests for cash for such items as fire community risk assessment, spare sets of personal protective equipment, and Avec le soutien de : computer aid dispatch equipment and implementation efforts from the strategic reserve. “These are all one-time funded items. They can come out of the strategic

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20 per cent, but certainly not stop it. North Kent Coun. Joe Faas tried to revisit the issue the next night, but his motion failed as well. They voted unanimously to pull $250,000 from storm sewer lifecycle funding increase commitments this year, which is Year 2 of a four-year-commitment of increasing funding to that area by $2.2 million. That $250,000 is to be added on over the final two years of the process. Council also bumped up anticipated revenues from Gateway’s Casino by $200,000 annually, to $1.6 million, based on the revenues received to date from the new location in Chatham. The second day of deliberations saw the approval of the police budget, which saw an increase of about $547,000 from a year ago, and sits at nearly $31.9 million. That translated to the 0.35 per cent increase on the overall budget. Councillors failed in several efforts to pull money out of the budget, as several proposals were deemed too important to remove. One of those was the completion of the Round the River Loop, also known as the Greenfield Global Trail, a 21.5-kilometre stretch from the west end of Chatham out to the Prairie Siding Bridge and back along Grand River Line and Riverview Road. East Kent Coun. Steve Pinsonneault wanted to pull the $1.4 million in funding for the third and final phase of the project. Pinsonneault’s motion was soundly defeated 14-4.

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At least one Chatham-Kent councillor is at odds with the municipality and a local developer. Michael Bondy is frustrated with what he said is a lack of timely prog-

ress on the Boardwalk on Thames project in downtown Chatham. The condo-turned-apartment building saw construction begin a decade ago, yet remains an incomplete and uninhabited shell. Bondy said he has requested more informa-

tion about the project and meets a brick wall. “I have asked about this condo thing before and I never get anywhere, other than the promise of a due date,” he said. “I’m not getting anywhere. It’s not that people aren’t doing their job. The problem is the public is

coming to me constantly, for years, asking what we are going to do about this. My answer is ‘nothing.’” Bondy said Victor Boutin of Everlast Group, the developer behind the project, has been given too much control and too little timeline.

For years, a portion of of completion of the $50 King Street was partial- million, 88-unit project. ly closed in front of the The most recent ancondo to allow for access nounced completion of construcdate for the tion vehi- “It’s not that people Boardwalk cles and project was aren’t doing their job. supplies. to be last The back The problem is the s u m m e r. l a n e w a y , public is coming to me Now, muS i m c o e constantly, for years, nicipal ofLane, re- asking what we are go- ficials are m a i n e d hopeful closed off ing to do about this. My it will be as of Mon- answer is ‘nothing.’.” sometime day after- - Coun. Michael Bondy this year. noon. “In down“I don’t think a guy who town Toronto, they build holds a building permit 45-storey condos in 18 can hold a municipali- months. I don’t buy the ty hostage for 10 years,” excuses,” Bondy said. Bondy said. “There’s just In the future, Bondy bea level of frustration. lieves building permits Let’s get to the bottom of should be issued with exthis. He’s got the down- pected completion dates town on life support.” attached. Boutin has not returned “I believe the municipalrequests for comment by ity has to have some sort this newspaper. of tool to deal with this,” In previous articles, he said. “I really believe Boutin has stated he it has crippled our downgives priority to quality town. It was supposed to over timeliness in terms be a big driver.”

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slaves in America escaped to places in Southwestern Ontario via the Underground Railroad. However, freedom for black people was limited as many public places and institutions were deeply segregated. Black Canadians were systematically denied opportunities for growth, economic and otherwise, due to race. One of the few jobs black men were allowed to perform was that of railway porter. Consequently, this group of workers unified and played a massive role in the pursuit of black rights within Canada.

The first black people in Canada arrived over 400 years ago. These first Africans were brought to Canada — as they were in the United States — as slaves. Though slavery was abolished in Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1793, it was only in 1833 that the rest of Canada — and its fellow British colonies — followed suit under the British Imperial Act for the Abolition of Slavery. As a result of Upper Canada’s progressiveness, many black

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Budget quagmire For anyone who opted to put themselves through the ordeal of watching Chatham-Kent council’s budget committee at work last week, we have a suggestion for you: try self-water boarding instead. All joking aside, the process is fatiguing to say the least. We don’t blame several spectators who we saw were fighting to stay awake during the deliberations last week, or the woman who brought her knitting to keep her hands and mind busy during some of the slower moments. Council at budget time is nothing, if not predictable. It typically adds to the budget over the start of the first night, accepts the police budget as tabled, and then goes through spurts of suction where they seek to remove chunks of tax increases from said budget. This year, the bump up didn’t really occur at the outset; there did not seem to be any/many pet projects. It could be argued a crosswalk at Naahii Ridge Elementary School in Ridgetown, a $60,000 item, was a pet project, but it was covered in one-time funding so it did not add to the bottom line. To council’s credit, one-time items were the target of one-time funding, often coming from reserves. In the past, council has covered operating expenses from reserves, pushing the tax increase a year down the road. Overall, this was another budget where councillors got bogged down in the minutiae time after time, losing focus on various issues, only to be led by the nose by administration at times. Top management at the Civic Centre is well versed in how to lead council to administration’s desired destinations, and council seems only too willing to be led. Items questioned by councillors were often too crucial to consider cutting, according to management. And council listened, pulling back from possible cuts time and time again. Chatham Coun. Doug Sulman commented midway through the slow process that “to get to 2.1 per cent, we have to reduce this budget by $4.8 million. I don’t see us moving anywhere on this very efficiently.” He was right. And when council got through its budget binder, the committee simply stopped. Apparently no one had the stomach to try to dig deeper to find savings.

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She will soon leave our nest With our daughter off to university in the fall of 2020, Bruce and I will join the ranks of the empty nesters, and I will probably be found lying in Brenna’s bed, sobbing into her pillow and missing her terribly. Yes, I plan on being an emotional wreck when we drop Brenna off in Waterloo. I will have spent 18 years getting ready for that moment, and no matter how many pep talks I give myself, it will be bittersweet.

Mary Beth Corcoran As parents, we try to impress upon our kids that school is important to their future, and that hard work now will pay off in the future. We are incredibly proud that Brenna has a great work ethic,

is smarter than Bruce and I combined, and the University of Waterloo recognized that fact. But why does letting them go to reap their reward have to be so hard? Bruce generally chuckles when I cry at Hallmark commercials or tear up while watching Britain’s Got Talent and he throws me a box of Kleenex. Yes, I cry when sad, happy, scared, angry – pretty much the whole gamut of emotions. If I had to lay odds

though, I think Bruce might shed a tear or two when we have to leave our only child in the hands of strangers two hours away. We consider ourselves lucky, however, to have a kid who wants to pursue higher education, and the resources (thank you, RESP) to be able to help send her. University and college educations have become so expensive, it is a privilege not everyone can afford.

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When will this project end? Sir: Concerning the Boardwalk on Thames project, is there nothing the Municipality of Chatham-Kent can do? This is clearly a problem with no end in sight. It seems as though the city is being held hostage by this company and now the former YMCA is in the same predicament. None of the endless excuses are valid or be-

lievable. Apparently it will be completed this year. We have heard that one, year after year. Even when completed, the “new” condo will be 10 years old. Vacant and exposed to the elements for nearly a decade? No thanks. Not only has this disaster contributed to the

virtual death of our downtown, it has become a municipal embarrassment. This mess has contributed to the decline of the mall and the exit of several other core businesses, with others on their way out. I do not believe that either council or administration has a way to re-

solve this. At least clear the roadway behind the building. Can we not revoke the building permit? Although this may just put the thing on hold forever, I believe we must take some action. Michael Bondy Councillor, Ward 6 Municipality of Chatham-Kent

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No easy way to find scholarships Continued from page 6

With cuts to OSAP funding and backbreaking amounts of debt after four years, it’s a wonder kids go at all. The recent push to get high school students into skilled trades is definitely needed and helping with funding will help many students take that step. Too bad education for all students isn’t funded in fields where grads are needed. Often, you will hear about students who have paid the $40,000 to $80,000 to go to university, only to be told

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Notice of Public Meeting to Consider a Community Improvement Plan Take Notice that the Council of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent will consider a Community Improvement Plan, being under Section 28 of the Planning Act, R.S.O.1990, c.P.13, concerning the entire Municipality of Chatham-Kent, on the date, and at the time and place shown below: Date: Monday, March 2, 2020 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Municipality of Chatham-Kent Council Chambers Address: 315 King Street West, Chatham, ON Purpose of the Public Meeting The purpose of this meeting is to provide adequate information to the public and to permit interested persons and agencies the opportunity to make representation in respect of the Chatham-Kent Community Improvement Plan (CIP) – A Plan to Support the CK Plan 2035 Areas of Strategic Focus. A brief overview of the proposed incentives will be provided. Generally, the goals and objectives of the existing Downtown and Main Street Areas, Commercial, and Employment CIPs are carried forward, which are: • To stimulate development activity in the region that increases investment in existing and new industrial buildings/employment uses and employment growth. • To provide incentives through planning policy in strategic areas that support new investment in existing and new industrial buildings and to assist the build-out and occupancy levels in areas where large groupings of industrial land exist. • To assist the redevelopment of properties within existing industrial park areas which may be more marketable for different and higher-order employment uses. • To continue to focus investment in the Downtown and Main Street Areas for beautification, revitalization of retailing, expansion of residential choices in the downtowns and (re)development of vacant and underutilized lands. • To continue to invest in the commercial areas outside of downtowns areas. In addition to the above, the CIP also focuses on financial incentives to support housing in the Municipality. The Municipality is experiencing a shortage of affordable housing options, but also a general shortage of a variety of housing options, in particular rental housing, where the vacancy rate has been under 3% for the past few years. The CIP is intended to complement the various initiatives and legislative changes introduced to date by the Province through the Housing Supply Action Plan. Specifically, the CIP would offer financial incentives for certain Rental Housing Developments, Affordable Housing Developments, and Secondary Dwellings. Information and Providing Comment A copy of the draft Chatham-Kent Community Improvement Plan is available online: https://www.chatham-kent.ca/business/planning-services/PlanningNotices A copy of the proposed Chatham-Kent Community Improvement Plan is available for inspection at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre, or at any Municipal Service Centre, during normal business hours. For more information about this matter contact Ryan Jacques, Manager, Planning Services at 519.360.1998 or ryan.jacques@chatham-kent.ca. Mail should be directed to Municipality of Chatham-Kent Planning Services, 315 King Street West, Box 640, Chatham ON N7M 5K8. Any Person may attend the public meeting and/or make written representation in support of or in opposition to the proposed Chatham-Kent Community Improvement Plan. Those who wish to address Council respecting this matter are requested to notify the Municipal Clerk by telephone prior to the meeting. If You Wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent on the proposed Chatham-Kent Community Improvement Plan, you must make a written request to the Municipal Clerk, at the address below. If a Person or Public Body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent before the proposed Chatham-Kent Community Improvement Plan is adopted and the by-law passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision. If a Person or Public Body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipal Clerk of the Corporation of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent before the proposed Chatham-Kent Community Improvement Plan is adopted and the by-law are passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so. Municipal Clerk’s Office Municipality of Chatham-Kent 315 King Street West, PO Box 640 Chatham, ON N7M 5K8

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Sikh temple now open have any set place,” he said. “We would have a service in a church or a hall, or somewhere After decades of worship- else.” They would worship wherping wherever they could find a meeting place, the Cha- ever they could rent space. As a result, the sertham-Kent Sikh vices took place community has a “The Sikh commuonly on a monthhome of its own. ly basis. Gurdwara Sikh nity here is from the That has all Lehar Interna- 1970s, but we didn’t tional opened in have any set place. We changed with the opening of the late January on would have a service King Street East in a church or a hall, or new Sikh Temple. “We bought the in Chatham. place in OctoLocal resident somewhere else.” ber. It took three Bidhi Bains, a - Bidhi Bains months for us to member of the Kent Sikh Society, said people renovate,” Bains said. Two new washrooms were of his faith have been part of this area since the 1970s, but added near the front entrance. they had not had a worship There is a new furnace and air conditioning. The kitchen unplace to call home. “The Sikh community here is derwent renovations as well. Now, the temple is open daily from the 1970s, but we didn’t By Bruce Corcoran bruce@chathamvoice.com

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Chatham-Kent Public Library, in partnership with Chatham-Kent Employment and Social Services and Service Canada, is offering an ID Clinic for anyone who needs help getting identification. This Clinic will be held at the Chatham Branch March 12. Massage Therapy Clinics will offer individuals assistance with filling out online or paDirect Billing Available per Birth Certificate applications for all provinces in Canada. Those who Cupping require photo ID will gain an underNeedleless standing of the purpose of photo ID Acupuncture and the steps they will need to take to acquire the Photo ID card. InforSisters, Megan and Nicole Drummond mation on how to obtain a Health Card will also be available. CKPL’s Nurses / Registered Massage Therapists partnership has extended to Service to open their new business in February. Canada who will be onsite to assist anyone who requires a Social Insur~ Book your appointment now ~ ance Number (SIN) or Personal Access Code and to answer any quesckvitalitymassage.ca tions applicable to their services. megandrummondrmt@gmail.com There is no registration required for this ID Clinic and individuals will be served on a first come, first serve basis. There is no fee to attend and financial screening will be available for those who may need assistance with payment for identification. This ID Clinic will be held at the Chatham-Kent Public Library, Chatham Branch, 120 Queen St. W. on Thursday, March 12 from 12:30 p.m. 196 Queen St., Chatham, N7M 2H1 to 3:30 p.m. The Chatham Voice

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Giving Hope Today for people experiencing challenges whether it is homelessness, food, shelter or utilities along with many other emergency needs. Soup’s On will feature a wide variety of professionally prepared soups donated from local restaurants including Hungry Man, Dutch Market, Links of Kent, Rossini’s Restaurant, Crabby Joe’s, Satellite Restaurant, Kelsey’s, Central Tavern and many others. This is a kid-friendly event offering face painting for children and includes live music entertainment from Mark and the Boys. The event will also feature local celebrity servers. Tours of Chatham Hope Haven will also be conducted so that if folks have not had a chance to see the refuge, they can do so before or after lunch. Free hot chocolate and coffee will be served at the Haven, at 183 Wellington St. W. and a free draw will take place as well. There will be a free will offering at the door; charitable receipts are available on site for donations $20 and over.

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The Chatham-Kent Museum was the recipient of some of the funds from the IODE Christmas House Tour, with $1,000 going to kids’ programming at The Imagination Station. From left are, Dianne Blonde, IODE; Blair Newby, Museum Assistant Curator; and Marianne Johnston and Sandra Smith of the IODE.

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Maintenance Leader job description: We are looking for a skilled Maintenance Leader to keep Camp Vincent’s grounds and facilities tidy and functional by assuming responsibility for repairs and cleaning. This position is great for easing into retirement. The position will be full time March through November of each year. Winters off. Maintenance Leader duties and responsibilities: Maintain camp grounds, mowing, trimming, forestry assistance • Perform general repairs to facilities • Be responsible for the water system, keeping records and identifying issue • Keep pool properly maintained • Open and close camp including water and sewer systems, pool and buildings • Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations • Supervision of maintenance staff during camping season • Perform other related duties and activities as required Maintenance Leader qualifications and requirements: General handyman experience • Good communication and interpersonal skills • Police Check required (Vulnerable Persons) • First Aid Certified an asset Salary: a competitive salary is offered to the right person Send your resume to Presidentpcck@cogeco.net Attention Camp Vincent Hiring Committee by Feb. 15 For full information, please see www.campvincent.com


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CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOUR While red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet look great on a rainbow, it may be overwhelming to use them all at your wedding. Instead, choose only one or two of your favourite colours. Or, choose colours based on the meaning behind them and the feelings they evoke. For example, green is the colour of renewal and balance, while blue calls to mind feelings of serenity and peace.

11 MONTHS BEFORE • Make your guest list • Choose a caterer (meet with a few first) • Select your wedding party • Hire a wedding planner

USE COLOUR JUDICIOUSLY Incorporating colours into your wedding doesn’t mean everything should be bright and bold. Instead, favour neutrals and use your chosen hue as an accent here and there. The bride’s bouquet, bridesmaids’ dresses, centrepieces and the groom and groomsmen’s ties are perfect places to inject a vibrant shade.

10 MONTHS BEFORE • Start shopping for a wedding dress • Decide on a theme for your wedding • Choose an officiant if you haven’t already done so

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8 MONTHS BEFORE • Meet with your officiant to plan your ceremony • Book your entertainment (DJ, band, MC, etc.) • Shop for and purchase your bridesmaids’ dresses • Design and order the wedding invitations and save-the-date cards 7 MONTHS BEFORE • Create a gift registry • Hire a florist • Plan your honeymoon 6 MONTHS BEFORE • Send out the save-the-date cards • Book your hair and makeup appointments for the day of (also schedule trial runs for both) • Book a hotel room for the wedding night if necessary

5 MONTHS BEFORE • Create a schedule for the big day • Decide on dates for bachelor and bachelorette parties • Shop for and purchase shoes, jewelry and accessories 4 MONTHS BEFORE • Reserve wedding day transportation for the wedding party • Select alcohol and other drinks for the reception • Taste and choose your wedding cake • Buy wedding bands • Shop for and order the groomsmen’s attire 3 MONTHS BEFORE • Purchase wedding favours for your guests • If you’d like your loved ones to say or read something during the ceremony, let them know • Write down your vows • Decide on activities for the reception (photo booth, dancing, games, etc.) 2 MONTHS BEFORE • Send out your wedding invitations • Do trial runs for both hair and makeup • Give your music selections to the DJ or MC 1 MONTH BEFORE • Finalize the schedule for the big day • Choose a seating plan for the reception • Break in your shoes 1 WEEK BEFORE • Visit the desired beauty professionals (hair colourist, esthetician, etc.) • Practise reading your vows • Write out cheques to pay your vendors 1 DAY BEFORE • Get your nails done • Give the cheques to someone you trust to pay the vendors DAY OF • Enjoy!

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Time to talk carpools in C-K The Chatham Voice

We may be in the throes of winter, but for many people in Chatham-Kent it’s a great time to talk about their pool – but not just any pool, a carpool. February is carpool month and a great opportunity for people across Chatham-Kent to discover a new online tool that will help them connect with people right across the region who are looking to share a ride. The free online tool, from Commute Ontario in partnership with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent,

allows registered users to discover ride-matching options based on their region. In addition, those who register now at www.carpoolmonth.ca receive a chance to win a $500 gift card towards their gas purchases. “There is a misconception that creating a carpool is tricky, but the reality is that it can’t be easier. When people sign up, they will be notified of others in the area who are also looking for the exact same thing,” said Ian Clark, Transit Project Manager with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent,

in a media release. “We want to encourage the ‘ah-ha’ moments of discovering who else is looking to share a ride, after all, carpooling is all about community because it connects friends, neighbours, and colleagues together.” “Not only is it a safe, consistent, and affordable transportation option, it also is a healthy and sustainable option that is good for the environment,” Clark added. Business owners, manufacturers, and agricultural industries are also encouraged to take a part in

carpool month by reaching out to Chatham-Kent Economic Development for tools that can help their current and future employees. “In a digital economy that has seen the rise of many ridesharing programs, this is an excellent turn-key opportunity for businesses to take carpooling to the next level,” said Jamie Rainbird, Manager of Chatham-Kent Economic Development. “There is no doubt that Commute Ontario can give a competitive advantage to manufacturers and all industry when it comes to hiring and retaining employees, which is essential in today’s market.” Commute Ontario’s free business services

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Ursuline College Chatham has a new vice principal. Director of Education with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Deb Crawford, has appointed Lisa Harnarine to the position. “I am very pleased to announce Lisa’s appointment to the administration team at UCC,” Crawford said in a media release. “Throughout her 22 year career at St. Clair Catholic, she has shown herself to be an exemplary teacher.” Harnarine joined St. Clair Catholic in February 1988. Prior to taking over this week as vice-principal at UCC, she served as Guidance Department Head at the school.

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When people find out I do hair at a funeral home one of the first questions they ask is, “How can you do that?” My question back is, “How can I not?” When McKinlay Funeral Home first opened in Chatham, I was hired as the Hairstylist. I honestly didn’t know if I could do it. I was not around a lot of deceased people and I had no idea what to expect. My first visit was a little scary but Rob brought comfort to me by staying in the room while I worked away. When I was finished and saw her fully presented in the casket, I knew this was where I was meant to be. The presentation of a body gives the family members and friends closure by seeing their loved one that final time looking peaceful and well groomed. I have often heard it said that the deceased person looks better dead than alive. That is often true, especially when a loved one has been suffering or has been in long-term care. When one is in pain the last thing on her/ his mind is appearance. After death, the funeral home takes special care to have each person looking their very best. That is where I come in. Being a licensed Hairstylist I am able to help transform each individual to their former self. Perhaps you have had a family member or friend like this. Their final days were in the hospital, or the hospice or even at home but during that time they were unable to or even uninterested in getting their hair cut or groomed. It is an honour for me to be able to style or cut each person’s hair so that when the family sees them next, they see their loved one presented with dignity and beauty. For the gentlemen, sometimes just to see their man cleaned shaven with a trim is enough to bring peace. Funerals are ever changing and sometimes it is only the immediate family that sees the body before burial or cremation but no matter who sees the person, it is rewarding for me to know I had a part in making each person look presentable. When my husband passed away, he was very thin. Seeing him in the casket confirmed that he would be presented to our family and friends so that they could remember him more like he used to be. Although there was no breath in him, he spoke volumes of how funeral preparation can restore familiarity. He was treated with respect and love and it showed. Seeing him at peace, looking dapper in his suit brought closure and comfort. It helped us to say a final good bye, remembering all the times we shared. So, whether one is buried or cremated, it is my honour to help present each person in a way that brings you comfort. I do hair because I care about the dignity of each person and the loss their family must now endure.

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ACROSS 1 Move like molasses 5 High card 8 Judicial garment 12 Place for sports reporters 14 Vivacity 15 Aware

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10 Savings institution 11 Make -- meet 13 Faction 19 Prejudice 20 Tavern 21 Line of symmetry 22 -- gin fizz 23 Stop, at sea 25 Hints at 26 Shrek is one 27 Bellow 29 Medal earner 31 Coloring agent 33 Idea 34 Gas bill units 36 Commandment starter 37 Commanded 38 On the rocks 39 Chess or checkers 40 Use scissors 43 Historic time 44 Wall climber 45 Can metal 46J oan of --

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What? No Super Bowl? Really? Super Bowl Sunday came and went this past weekend, and for the first time in probably 40-plus years, I did not watch the game. We gave up satellite television a few years back, as we don’t watch enough TV to justify the expense. But that means for major sporting events such as the Super Bowl, it no longer airs at our house. We’ve been at friends’ homes to watch the game in recent years, but this time, we stayed home. I admit I missed it, but I’m the only one in our home who did. It’s not that I didn’t try to find the game via legal streaming. I didn’t use a VPN spoofer to convince the Internet I was in a different country. Instead, I thought I’d utilize purely legal means to try to land the big game. I looked on my phone, which is on a Bell Mobility plan. Bell owns CTV, the Canadian broadcaster who aired the game. No luck. I downloaded the CTV app on my Xbox One to try to catch the game streaming through that device. Nope. To access live broadcasts, you have to sign in through a provider. Herein lies my problem: CTV broadcasts its signal free-toair, so why is the company’s streaming content behind a pay wall of sorts? Why do you need to be signed up with a cable or satellite TV firm to access something that if you had an antenna, you could get for no charge? So why don’t we have an antenna? Good question and one that bears addressing at a future date. But why should you need one to watch via streaming? CTV’s main broadcasts from its stations are not specialty channels, such as TSN and CTV News Channel. As mentioned, they are free-to-air. Perhaps next year, I will use a specialty service to stream every football game on my TV, such as DAZN. That lets you view out-of-market games (I am a Raiders fan), just as MLB. TV does for baseball. You pay a premium for this, and I understand that for the out-of-market content. For free-to-air broadcasts, it should indeed be free via

Bruce Corcoran live streaming. Am I missing something? Super commercials

When watching the Super Bowl, you are exposed to some very expensive advertising (think $5.6 million for 30

seconds of air time). Some are quite clever, and some fall flat. I caught a couple of ads via YouTube and elsewhere Monday morning. I have to say my favourites were car ads. Jeep had Bill Murray relive Groundhog Day, that 1980s movie where he woke up again and again on the same day. This time around, he stole the groundhog and took off in a Jeep Gladiator truck – again and again. Hilarious. And then there was the Hyundai SmartPark commercial. OK, SmahtPahk – as several famous Bostonians discuss the au-

to-park feature of the Hyundai Sonata. Actors included Chris Evans and John Krasinki, with Big Papi David Ortiz, popping up there too at one point. The accents, diction and dialogue are priceless. Get a map, POTUS

U.S. President Donald Trump is famous for his knee-jerk tweets of fury calling people out for what they did or didn’t do. How about a knee-jerk congrats to the winners of this year’s Super Bowl, the Kansas

City Chiefs? The prez said, “Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure. You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!” Aww, how nice. Except Kansas City is in Missouri, not Kansas. Yes, it sits on the border of the two states, but it is considered to be in Missouri. Arrowhead Stadium, home to the Chiefs, is in Missouri. Ooops. Municipal Act, 2001, c. 25, s. 379 (2) O. Reg. 181/03, s. 5(1), Form 6

FORM 6

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER The MUNICIPALITY OF CHATHAM-KENT Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on February 19, 2020, at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Civic Centre, 315 King Street West, Chatham, Ontario, N7M 5K8. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, 315 King Street West, Chatham, Ontario, N7M 5K8. Description of Land(s)

Minimum Tender Amount

All lands are in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, the following are the geographic descriptions and municipal addresses. 1.

Roll # 3650-110-002-07800 Pt Lt 13, Con 1 (Front) (Raleigh) As In 372329 Raleigh; Subject To Execution 89-1163, If Enforceable; Subject To Execution 92-0800, If Enforceable. Being 23309 Dillon Rd, (Chatham). P.I.N. 00884 0015 (LT). Assessment: IX 137,000

2.

Roll # 3650-140-010-70000 LTS 1 & 2, BLK A, PLAN 196; HARWICH. Being 8602 Talbot Trail, (Cedar Springs). P.I.N. 00940-0122 (LT). Assessment: CT 65,000

3.

Roll # 3650-441-005-00800 LT 5 RCP 787; CHATHAM-KENT. Being 110 Water Street, (Wallaceburg). P.I.N. 00561 0293 (LT). Assessment: RTP 44,000 Roll # 3650-442-008-18900 PT LT 14-15, 30-31 PL 366 BEING PART 4, 24R-2054; CHATHAM-KENT. PT LT 15-16, 29-30 PL 366 AS IN 543555; CHATHAM-KENT. Being 64 Garnet Street, (Wallaceburg). P.I.N.S 00582 0101 (LT) & 00582 0112 (LT). Assessment: IT 497,000

4.

$15,000.00 $100.00 $15,000.00 $200,000.00

Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order, bank draft, or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality (or board) and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated property taxes and any taxes that may be applicable such as the land transfer tax. The lands do not include mobile homes situate on the lands. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. A copy of the prescribed form of tender is on the Municipality of Chatham-Kent website, www.chatham-kent.ca and on the website of the Government of Ontario Central Forms Repository under the listing for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Title Amy McLellan, Manager Revenue or Matthew Torrance, Deputy Treasurer Address of Municipality or Board

Name of Municipality or Board Municipality of Chatham-Kent

315 King Street West, P O Box 640, Chatham, Ontario, N7M 5K8 www.chatham-kent.ca Personal information contained on this form, collected pursuant to the Municipal Act will be used for the purposes of that Act. Questions should be directed to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinator at the institution responsible for the procedures under that Act.


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Thursday, February 6: • Open Euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Friday, February 7: • Meat draw at 6:00pm at the Thamesville Legion, Victoria Rd., Thamesville. Everyone Welcome. • 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 meat loaf, roast beef or fish & chips for $10. Everyone Welcome. Saturday, February 8: • 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! • RentSmart - Landlord Course. 9:30am-1:00pm at the Chatham Public Library - Chatham branch. Registration is required. Fees: $0 Association members, $75 for non-members. Contact: chathamkentlandlordassoc@gmail.com • Meat draw (4:00pm-6:00pm) and dance (4:30pm-9:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Dance featuring the D.A.M. Band. Everyone Welcome. Sunday, February 9: • Classic Country Jamboree at the Merlin Legion. 3:00pm-7:00pm. Host band The Marquis. Delicious chicken dinner with all the trimmings! Bring your singing voice and dancing shoes! Call 519-476-5870. Bingo at the Ridgetown Legion. 2:00pm-4:00pm. $10 admission includes 4 cards. Jackpot $200. • St. Joseph’s K of C Council #10436 breakfast, 9:00am-11:30am at the Spirit and Life Centre (St. Josephs site), 184 Wellington St. W., Chatham. Serving all you can eat buffet with 2 meats, hash browns, scrambled eggs, french toast or pancakes, toast & fruit cocktail. 5050 draw and every 50th customers receives a free breakfast. Harwick CWL Valentine Bake Sale also! $8/adult; $4/child 6-12. Children 5 and under free.

Thursday, February 13: • Unifor Local 127 Retiree Meeting. • Open Euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. • Chatham Horticultural Society meeting at 7:00pm at St. Paul’s United Church (basement), 22125 Communication Road, Chatham. C-K Councillor Anthony Ceccacci will be speaking about the One Million Trees Initiative. All are welcome! For info call Bev at 519-351-7385. Friday, February 14: • 9th Annual “CONNECT” Older Adults Information Fair at the Active Lifestyle Centre, 20 Merritt Ave., Chatham. Over 75 booths, shuttles available. • Meat draw at 6:00pm at the Thamesville Legion, Victoria Rd., Thamesville. Everyone Welcome. • The Windsor Symphony Orchestra will perform “Vivaldi & Telemann” at St. Andrew’s United Church, 85 William St S., Chatham, 7:30pm. Explore the music of Barque giants Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann and Purcell. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets are available exclusively at the church office ($30/advance; $35/door; students free) For info call 519-352-0010. • 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 chicken parmesan, roast beef or fish & chips for $10. Everyone Welcome.

Monday, February 10: • Chatham-Kent Toast Masters meeting. A non-profit service club that offers members the chance to build their leadership and public speaking skills. 6:30pm-7:45pm. Village on the Thames, 850 Grand Ave W., Chatham. Parking and entrance at the back of the building. 18 and over.

• The Blenheim Horticultural Society invites you to their first garden meeting of 2020. Take a journey through the fascinating life of garden bulbs. Trinity Anglican Church, lower meeting room. 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. 7:30pm. Snacks and refreshments supplied. For info call 519-380-9386, 226-8811672 or 519-676-9476.

• Open Euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome.

CK Metal Detecting Club. Last Thursday of the month. Erickson Arena. 7:00pm. Guests welcome.

• Calvary Church, 34 Victoria Ave at Barthe St. invites all ladies to their weekly Wednesday 9:30am COFFEE BREAK. We are starting a new book Comfort. Learn what the bible says to us while meeting new friends. Call 519-354-4235. •Pepper (1:00pm) and fun darts (7:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham.

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• Attention: MTO Retirees for C-K. 10:30am at the Links of Kent.

Wednesday, February 12: • The Honey Man (J, Schippers) will be at the Active Lifestyle Centre selling honey products 9:00am-1:00pm.

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Saturday, February 15: • 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!

Monday, February 17: • Soup’s On Fundraiser at Spirit & Life Center. 11:00am-2:00pm. Soups donated from local restaurants. Free will offering. Cross the street to Chatham Hope Haven and enjoy hot chocolate or a cup of coffee, take a tour, free draw.

Tuesday, February 11: • Open Euchre (1:00pm), open shuffleboard (7:00pm) and two-person euchre (7:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome.

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CLASSIFIEDS Obituary Salty Schofield 2001-2020 Four Feet in Heaven Your favorite chair is vacant now… No eager purrs to greet me. No softly padded paws to run Ecstatically to meet me. No coaxing rubs, no plaintive cry Will say it’s time for feeding. I’ve put away your bowl, and all The things you won’t be needing; But I will miss you little friend, For I could never measure The happiness you brought me, The comfort and the pleasure. And since God put you here to share In earthly joy and sorrow; I’m sure there’ll be a place for you In Heaven’s bright tomorrow… Alice E. Chase

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Brenda Jeannine (Dewe) Lauzon of Chatham Peacefully at Riverview Gardens, after a Graceful 5 month battle at Chatham Kent Hospice, on January 27th. 2020, Born March 2nd. 1939, in Ingleside, Ontario, Daughter of Frederick & Florence (Hartwell) Dewe. Beloved wife to Late Bernard “Roger” Lauzon (2016). Loving Mother of: Randall (Shelley) Lauzon, Jacqueline (Derrick Stone) Lauzon, Lisa (Michel) Michaud and Marc Lauzon. Cherished grandmother of Christopher Lauzon, Nicholas (Kim) Lauzon, Katie (Tim Diamond) Lauzon, Matthew (Maria)Tape, Jennifer (Brian) Tape -Samson, Elisha (Adam ) Dramnitzke , Joshua Michaud, Mary Ann Lauzon(Brian), Marc Lauzon Jr. Great grandmother of Brenda and Henry. Brenda was Joyfully anticipating the birth of her Great-Granddaughter Baby Dramnitzke in March 2020. Especially missed by Goddaughter and Niece Suzanne Acton (Lauzon) Also sadly missed by many Nieces & Nephews. Predeceased by Fred JR (Shirley), Ray (Nyra), Rose (Ivan) Tinkess, Gerald (Betty), Kathleen (Kenneth) Tinkess, Sheila Dewe, Deanna (Albert) Spencer, Dennis Dewe & many nieces and nephews. Surviving Siblings: Morris (Barbara) Dewe, Bonnie (Ken deceased) Cameron. Brenda worked for 25 years at Daymond Aluminum in Chatham and for the Satellite Restaurant as a waitress. A Special Thank you to Everyone who cared for Mom during her 2 month stay at Riverview Gardens in Chatham & Her 5 month stay at Chatham Kent Hospice. A Special Thank you, to all Brenda’s Tablemates, Friends and Caregivers at St. Andrews Residence. Brenda had a Special Bond with Mollie & Charlie, The St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dogs, Judy Rikley please accept our Heartfelt Thanks to for your dedication with them! Thank You to Carol Sannes & Katherine Hermitt for their Friendly visits. Mom also made many friends when she resided at The Grand Retirement Village (formerly Caleb Village) and Residence on the Thames. Cremation has taken place. Donations to P.A.W.R. or the Food Bank or association of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences welcomed at www.lifetransitions.ca

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Donna Batten 90, Saturday, February 1, 2020 McKinlay Funeral Home

Brenda Jeannine Lauzon 80, Monday, January 27, 2020 Life Transitions

Wilma Mae Hathaway 94, Sunday, January 26, 2020 McKinlay Funeral Home

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Gladys Irene Ryckman 100, Sunday, January 26, 2020 McKinlay Funeral Home

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Samuel Gladstone Smith 86, Thursday, January 30, 2020 McKinlay Funeral Home

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