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Are you ready to blast off? The CK Cyber Pack is nearing completion of its six-week robot build for this year’s FIRST robotics competition. This year’s game is Destination Deep Space, and will have the CK Cyber Pack and teams from around the globe working in alliances of three to place hatch panels on their rockets and cargo ships. Teams will also load balls into cargo areas to earn points. “Our robot will be able to pick up balls and load them into two different levels. We will also be able to pull hatch panels from

a wall chute and pick them up off the ground,” said Matthew Sterling, Grade 11 student and robot build team lead. “In the last 30 seconds of the game, robots are to return to their ‘habitat,’ which has three different levels. Our robot transforms into a ramp, enabling another robot to be able to drive on top of us to a 19-inch tall platform. We also have special wheels called mecanum wheels that allow the robot to move in all directions, including side to side.” On Feb. 19, teams across the globe were asked to “bag and tag” their robots and are unable to touch or make further changes to their robots until com-

petition. The CK Cyber Pack will compete in two district events this year at the University of Windsor in March and Western University in early April. Successful teams move onto the Ontario Provincial Championship in Mississauga and have the chance to move onto the World Championships in Detroit in late April. The Cyber Pack is now in its fifth year and has learned a lot, thanks to mentors in the community. The team is eager and excited for this year’s competition. After the robot is locked up, work does not cease. The programming team will still continue to work on robot code, trying to

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RM/Sotheby’s, RetroFest join forces the downtown, followed Connie Beneteau of the by the Kent Historic Auto Historic Downtown Cha- Club’s Cruise event. tham BIA and a key RetAnd Sam Roberts will roFest organizer said it follow that with a perforwas a no brainer to link mance in Tecumseh Park. up with the RM/Sothe- It’s a ticketed event, and by’s event. all proceeds will go to the “It’s an opportunity you Foundation of the Chacan’t ignore,” she said of tham-Kent Health Allithe large-scale event. ance. She also credited orgaThe RetroFest car show nizers of takes centre the annual “Some of the cars that stage SaturB l e n h e i m will be on display, you day in the Classics downtown, will never see again. Auto Show along with with help- These are automotive activities in ing to make pieces of art.” Te c u m s e h it happen. - RM’s Rob Myers Park for the That show family. was to have taken place RM’s museum and resJune 22, but it will instead toration shop will be shift to RetroFest’s tradi- open for tours that day as tional weekend of May well. 25. There will also be a speWhat will occur June 21- cial display area behind 22 as a result is a tag-team the Civic Centre, which effort of sorts overload- will feature some of RM/ ing the downtown core Sotheby’s more unique with activities. collector vehicles, and Vavoulis said the Friday more. night, June 21, will kick Myers, chairman and off with a parade of se- CEO of RM/Sotheby’s, lect collector vehicles in said it will be memorable. Continued from page 1

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“I’m going to put my arm around some of my friends,” he said, to encourage them to showcase some of their special pieces in their vehicle collections. “Some of the cars that will be on display, you will never see

again. These are automotive pieces of art.” Some of the pieces RM/ Sotheby’s will put on display include multiple Batmobiles and the Flintstones car. Plus, Myers has something different planned – two life-size

mechanical elephants. He said they are from the 1940 World’s Fair and should draw attention as they walk down the street. The display area will be a ticketed venue as well, with proceeds going to

the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent. And on the Saturday night, there will be a concert in the Chatham Capitol Theatre. RM/Sotheby’s personnel refuse to divulge the band.

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Three charities to benefit their website, rmsothebys. com/40years, for details when they become available. Proceed from that event will go to the Chatham-Kent HosREGISTER NOW pice. • Social Skills (K-8) Myers said starts March 20, 10 weeks his hotel, Retro Managing friendships, anxiety, Suites, will be impulsivity, worry, anger, etc. blocked off for • SOAR: Secondary School the weekend Preparation (Gr. 7-9) to host the spestarts March 21, 10 weeks cial events parReviewing “unwritten rules”, study strategies, ticipants, as he LD and ADHD, accommodations, hopes to have learning styles, self-advocacy, etc. some high-proCall or email for information and to register file friends come ldack@netrover.com to town. 519-352-2024 It’s Myers’ goal to have claswww.LDchatham-kent.org

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RM/Sotheby’s will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Chatham with a big classic car weekend.

“This will let our folks enjoy the fruits of their labour,” he said. Myers is no stranger to supporting local charities. Funds raised during the 25th anniversary event helped build the Chatham Skate Park on Grand Avenue West, he said. And this time around, the three targeted charities just make sense for Myers. He said he visited the Chatham-Kent Hospice when a friend spent his

final days there and was impressed with the compassion inside the facility. “What a wonderful place,” he said. As for the Children’s Treatment Centre, Myers said he’s long been a supporter of youth, and is impressed by the reach of the centre to help so many kids. “They do great things there. My wife and I are going to donate to the Children’s Treatment Cen-

tre too and help get the new one built,” he said. The CKHA will benefit two-fold from RM/Sotheby’s events. There is the Sam Roberts Band concert during the 40th anniversary event, and Myers added he’s encouraging some high profile friends to donate items for a special auction at an event in Monterrey, Calif., with the funds raised returning here to support the CKHA.


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A pair of local businesses received high praise from the Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee recently. As part of the 2019 Accessibility Awards, Sons of Kent Brewing Company and the Mac’s Convenience Store on the corner of Sandys Street and McNaughton Avenue West were honoured. Sons of Kent earned the Dr. Veronica Vaughan Accessible Business of the Year Award, while Mac’s earned the Sheila Lindsey-Powers Accessibility Advocate Award. Mike Girard, chair of the C-K Accessibility Advisory Committee, said the efforts by these businesses are appreciated. “All have worked very hard to advocate for accessibility. We recognize and reward very important people and businesses in our community,” he said.

Doug Hunter, one of the partners behind Sons of Kent, said they made a conscious effort in their design of their operation to think about minimizing accessibility issues. “We wanted to make sure everyone can get in and out of here. We have high- and low-level tables to provide accessibility as well,” he said. Rick LaMarsh, former chair of the advisory committee, said Naveed Pasha, owner of the Mac’s store, has gone to great effort to improve accessibility to the store by putting in an automatic door and designed access to the interior with everyone in mind. “It’s the only automatic door I’ve found on a convenience store in Chatham. As well, some doors are too narrow for wheelchair access and others have steps,” he said. “When I encounter a business like this, I feel more comfortable and I’m willing to spend more money.” LaMarsh said he’s not alone,

as others with ability issues make use of the Mac’s due to its accessibility efforts. Gerard said Pasha didn’t have to do the renovations to improve accessibility, but did so anyway. “Mac’s is now the go-to place for people with accessibility issues,” he said, adding it’s paying off. “They’ve noticed a trend from clientele as business has increased as a result.” Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff said efforts by businesses such as Mac’s and Sons of Kent are appreciated. “I would love to see every business completely accessible,” he said. “Thanks for doing what you’re doing.” Juanita Luxton also received an award from the C-K Accessibility Advisory Committee, the Sid Ebare Perseverance Award. Ann McKenzie of the Children’s Treatment Centre presented the award. She said Luxton is an outstanding

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Ramped up RetroFest What do Sam Roberts, the Batmobile and mechanical elephants have in common? They will all be in Chatham June 21 and 22 for the combined RetroFest/RM Sotheby’s 40th anniversary celebration. For people who love RetroFest, there will be the same Kent Historic Auto Club Cruise on the Friday night, and the varied display of vintage vehicles downtown on the Saturday, with activities for families in the park and lots to see and do. The Saturday showcase will very likely be larger than ever as car lovers will motor into town to take part in this special weekend. But add in Rob Myers and his crew, and RetroFest is being amped up to a celebration Chatham hasn’t seen in a long time. Added to RetroFest is the Sam Roberts Band in concert, a rare vintage car parade and display, with some celebrities and auto aficionados bringing them into town, tours of RM where staff work their magic to restore incredible cars and a special display where mechanical elephants and other rare sights can be seen. Three of the added features, over and above the regular RetroFest free activities, will require tickets with the funds going to three different charities in Chatham that makes the event a win/win for everyone in the community. The people who are worried RetroFest won’t be the same are right in a way. It won’t be the same; it will be even better. The fact Myers wants to include the community, including car lovers just like him, in his 40th anniversary celebration shows what an incredible asset he and his family are to our community. RM Sotheby’s has put Chatham-Kent on the map, as has the restoration work people come from far and wide to entrust to Myers and his staff. The Retro Suites Hotel is making its own mark as a unique and fun boutique hotel. The downtown is slowly transforming its derelict buildings into showpieces thanks to the efforts of people like Myers, the Warrener family and the Naclerios. Add to that all the mom and pop businesses that have worked year after year to keep their stores looking good and offering shopping variety to the public, and downtown Chatham is set to have the best summer ever.

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Let the Boutins proceed Sir: The Feb. 21 Chatham Voice editorial “Enough Dislike,” in my opinion, is laser accurate respecting the major downtown Victor Boutin developments. Although it has taken longer than hoped, nonetheless, the downtown condo, when completed, will be a major ingredient toward creating a self-sustaining downtown. I know from personal experience with some Toronto investors C-K is looked upon as a joke, creating an insecure investment environment (using their terminology). The Boutin family from my understanding undertook the condo project more as a personal family investment. I’m not out to defend the Boutin family. I’m looking at things from an investment portfolio, a strategy to advantage the Boutin investment for our advantage. I believe it’s still going to

be two or three years before the Boardwalk on Thames condo is complete. So what? At this point, it’s better than not having it. I know a laundry list of things that could happen causing the Condo project to back fire, however, another laundry list supports an investment catalyst to this project, creating a “must” ingredient to support an ultimate self-sustaining downtown. It is imperative our Economic Development Department and our chief administrative personnel know how to advantage this project and understand how to fast-forward to use these investments as a foundation creating that self-sustaining downtown core. If, and I mean “if,” Boutin feels by completing the old YMCA project,

and I think it’s wise of him to do that first, in that, it’s faster and less expensive to get that project done and money rolling in, the cash then applied to the condo project, then I support that direction. The condo project, when completed, can become a skyline for Chatham-Kent, which will greatly assist our C-K marketing department to feature in brochures and on the C-K website. Such shows growth or leaves a first impression or perception of growth. Without the condo project, we can’t show or convince the outside world Chatham-Kent is growing. Pictures convince. Talk is cheap. The 10-storey complex, housing ground-level retail shops and a builtin population of 200 or so, can be a tremendous

ingredient to explode downtown as its own living and shopping village. Further, that, combined with tri-lateral zoning to accommodate personal living, office, retail/ professional corporation etc., can only be achieved by creating an asset and net value windfall for investors. Once our downtown is developed that way (having its own permanent population) such then warrants a small grocery store then expanding from there. It would be a huge income asset, by creating a new tax base from a completed downtown retail/commercial/professional/residential type of community hub. Let the Boutin group do what they need to do. John Cryderman Chatham

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January was a hot month at least for real estate sales in Chatham-Kent, as sales rose more than 55 per cent from January 2018. According to the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors, 73 units changed hands in January. “Home sales came flying out of the gate to begin 2019, with January sales actually building even further on December’s big gain,” said Steve Carroll, president of the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors, in a media release. “It was the second-best January sales figure

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Peifer Realty Inc.

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Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

Brian Peifer Broker of Record Cell 519-436-2669

Open Houses for DAYLIGHT Subdivision will be held at 17 Renaissance Place Daily, Mon. - Sun. 1pm - 3pm Take Tweedsmuir Ave W, south on Braemar to Renaissance.

Stop by and see one of our knowledgeable Sales Representatives and see the floor plans for these new builds.

Alex Stefik* 519-437-7304

Patti Vermeersch* 519-355-6800

DAYLIGHT POINT PRICES STARTING @ $329,500

564 INDIAN CREEK W $659,900

Brand new build in this prestigious Prestancia sub-division. 2br, 2 bath semi-ranch townhouse units. Call Carson 519-809-2856. Carson Warrener* 519-809-2856

Cindy Weaver** 519-360-0628

Penny Wilton** 519-360-0315

Stunning, like new, oversized 2+2br, 2 bath raised ranch with quality workmanship & premium finishes. Call Penny 519-360-0315 or Elliot 519-358-8755.

New Listing 452-458 GRAND E $439,900

Mobile park with 16 trailers & a single family dwelling. Call Gus 519-355-8668 or Ron Smith 519-360-7729.

We have all the info on Daylight here!

Beautiful 1616 sq ft 3br 2 bath ranch. New build, now ready for occupany. Call Carson 519-809-2856

112 WINDFIELD $354,900

Well appointed 3+2br, 3 bath bi-level with many upgrades including on ground pool. Call David 519-350-1615.

5084 TALBOT, MERLIN $688,888

3br, 2.5 bath 2100 sq ft ranch perched on the Talbot Trail, Lake Erie Bluff. Panoramic waterfront views. Call Brian K 519-365-6090.

131 & 139 BRAEMAR Under construction. 2 remaining lots newly built Maple City Homes. Call Carson 519-809-2856.

Ronald Franko** 519-355-8181

Eric Fitzgerald* 519-436-4865

Michael Gibbons* 519-365-5634

SATURDAY, MAR. 2• 1-3PM 104 WINDFIELD • $436,000 AGENT: KELLY-ANNE APPLETON Impressive 4br, 3 bath 2 storey, 2400 sq ft open concept home with finished basement. Call Kelly-Anne 519-365-7155.

New Listing Main floor 2br condo with many improvements. Call David 519-350-1615.

Offer Pending 71 CEDARWOODS $264,900

4br, 2 bath 4 level side split with many upgrades. Call Sylvia 519-355-8189.

41 GUYETT, DEALTOWN $219,000

3br, 1.5 bath 3 level side split with some updates on a large lot. Call Mike Gibbons 519-365-5634.

7 BUCKINGHAM $204,900

Trendy charmer! 3br’s, 2 baths with all new windows, furnace, c/a & full unfinished basement. Call Patrick 519-360-0141.

83 VALENCIA $529,900

Approximately 2273 sq ft incls basement, 4+1 br, 4 bath 2 storey currently under construction. Call David 519-350-1615.

480 TWEEDSMUIR W $369,111

Southside townhouse. 3 baths, 2 gas fireplaces, 2+br’s, main floor laundry, tray ceilings throughout 1st floor. Call David 519-350-1615.

20400 COUNTY RD 42, TILBURY • $1,250,000

High exposure business right beside Hwy 401 at Tilbury interchange. Call Ron 519-360-7729 or Brandice 226-626-4838.

125 MORNING GLORY LA $474,900 Impressive, oversized 4+2br, 3.5 bath 2 storey with many updates and on a large lot. Call Amber 519-360-0141.

21815 COMMUNICATION, C-K • $595,000

Unique property & business opportunity. 9.57 ac agricultural property with antique business. Call Ron Franko 519-352-5235.

New Listing 121 ELIZABETH, BLENHEIM • $88,500

6269 RIVERVIEW LINE $439,900

Cute 1br bungalow with attached workshop. Call Penny 519360-0315 or Elliot 519-358-8755.

Approximately 36 workable acres systematically tiled. Call Catie 519-809-4268.

Wayne Liddy* 519-436-4810

Broker**

4518 TALBOT TR., PT ALMA • $218,888

This 2br bungalow is on the breathtaking Lake Erie Bluffs. Move-in condition. Call Brian K 519-365-6090.

Michael Smyth* 519-784-5470

George McDougall* 519-360-7334

June McDougall* 519-358-5199

Sylvia Moffat** 519-355-8189

Ghassan (Gus) Najjar** 519-355-8668

Heather Najjar** 519-355-8666

Kristen Nead** 519-784-7653

Andrea Okopny* 519-359-2482

Chris Papple* 519-350-1402

Elizabeth Peifer* 519-436-8959

Amber Pinsonneault* 519-784-5310

Patrick Pinsonneault** 519-360-0141

Deborah Rhodes* 519-401-5470

One of the most amazing properties you will find in C-K! 3+4br, 5 bath, 4000+ sq ft rancher on 1.4 acres. Call Steve 519-355-9774.

11539 LAGONDA, RONDEAU • $529,888

4703 INDIAN, ST. CLAIR • $648,000

3br, 3 bath 2 storey 4 season recreational property. Call Brian K 519-365-6090.

This place has it all! 2500 sq ft 3br, 2.5 bath custom built ranch. Call Pat 519-360-0141.

23622 WESTGATE WALK, C-K • $459,000 LOCATION! LOCATION! 3+1br, 2.5 bath 2 storey home with i/g sports pool. Call June 519-358-5199.

291 & 295 DAVIES, DRESDEN • $318,500 each Brand new 2br, 2 bath, quality built stone & brick ranch semi. Call Patrick 519-360-0141.

5334 TALBOT TRAIL $209,900

Rare buildable 4.89 ac lakefront building lot located on Lake Erie. Call Deb R 519-401-5470.

45 ELLA, TILBURY $259,900 Excellent 3br, 1.5 bath ranch with many renovations. Call Ron Franko 519-352-5235.

8575 MIDDLE LINE, CHARING CROSS • $239,900

5 plex in nice community having 3-1br units & 2-2br units. Great opportunity. Call Ron 519-360-7729 or Brandice 226-626-4838.

7605 RIVERVIEW $214,000

Build your dream home on this beautiful 1.15ac lot on the Thames River. Currently an old farm house on the property with a tenant. Call Patrick 519-360-0141 or Kelly-Anne 519-365-7155.

Catie Hawryluk* 519-809-4268

New Price Brian Keenan* 519-365-6090

73.872 workable acres systematically tiled. Call Catie 519-809-4268.

D L SO 225 CAMPUS PKWY #117 $149,900

Darren Hart* 226-627-8580

Gorgeous 5+1br, 3 bath, 3500 sq ft 2 storey in Prestancia. Call Mike G. 519-365-5634.

6360 GRANDE RIVER LINE $899,900

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Kelly-Anne Appleton* 519-365-7155

New Price

Steve Carroll* 519-355-9774

4 bedroom stone rancher situated on a one acre river lot with well developed outdoor living area. Call Carson at 519-809-2856.

18 CLEMATIS $529,900

David Smith* 519-350-1615

Not exactly as illustrated

open house Lisa Zimmer* 519-365-7325

10907 RIVER LINE $699,000

10889 RIVER LINE $1,500,000

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DAILY - MON. - SUN. 1-3PM 17 RENAISSANCE • $429,000 Elliot Wilton* 519-358-8755

Custom built stunning, 3br, 4 bath 2 storey home in move-in condition. Call Gus 519-355-8668 or Heather 519-355-8666.

26 MOLENGRAAF $549,900

349 SANDYS $424,900

This 4-plex has great tenants. All 3br units. Excellent investment in a great area. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

45 KING, WALLACEBURG $159,000 Cute 3 br bungalow extensively remodelled. Call Chris 519-350-1402.

New Listing 36 GOLDPARK $248,888 3+2br, 2 bath bi-level with granny suite. Call Brian K 519-365-6090.

949 JAMES, WALLACEBURG • $169,900

Well maintained 2 storey duplex (upper & lower) backing onto the Sydenham River. Could easily be converted back to single family residence. Call Bev 519-358-8805.

306 PARK E $249,900

Excellent commercial property in an extremely high traffic location. Call Eric 519-436-4865.

258 MERRITT $278,000

Prepare to be impressed with this totally renovated 3+1br, 2 bath, bi-level raised ranch. Call Pat 519-360-0141.

53 HARVEY $188,888

Renovated 3br property walking distance to downtown. Call Brian Keenan 519-365-6090.

Bev Shreve** 519-358-8805

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�n �ctober ��, ����, �ealt� Canada introduced new �egulations to su��ort t�e coming into force of t�e Cannabis Act, w�ic� legali�ed cannabis in Canada� ��on considering t�e new federal legislati�e framewor� regarding t�e culti�ation and �rocessing of cannabis, it is necessary to a��ro�riately re�ise t�e local land use �lanning regime set out in t�e C�at�am��ent �fficial Plan and �oning �y�law� �n ����, t�e �unici�ality undertoo� a detailed re�iew of t�e regulatory framewor� for medical cannabis and establis�ed an �fficial Plan �olicy framewor� wit� criteria and �oning regulations for medical cannabis �roduction facilities� ��e �ro�osed �olicy framewor� for Cannabis Production Facilities is similar in nature; �owe�er, it a��lies to all legal cannabis �roduction including medical and recreational� �egulations under t�e Cannabis Act establis� t�e rules and standards t�at a��ly to t�e �roduction, distribution, sale, im�ortation and e��ortation of cannabis by federal license �olders� ��e �egulatory framewor� was built on e�isting �egulations for �roducers of cannabis for medical �ur�oses and e�tensi�e consultations underta�en wit� e��erts; �atients and ad�ocates; em�loyers and industry; �ro�inces, territories, and munici�alities; �ndigenous go�ernments and re�resentati�e organi�ations� ��e Cannabis Act aims to accom�lis� t�e following goals� �ee� cannabis out of t�e �ands of yout�, �ee� �rofits out of t�e �oc�ets of criminals, and �rotect �ublic �ealt� and safety by allowing adults to access legal cannabis� �fficial Plan Amendment �o� �� ��e ob�ecti�e of t�e �ro�osed �fficial Plan Amendment is to su��ort and �romote new industry as a cornerstone of economic de�elo�ment t�roug� di�ersification� ��e �ur�ose of t�e �ro�osed �fficial Plan Amendment is to establis� land use �olicies to su��ort t�e legal �roduction of cannabis wit�in t�e following land use designations� �m�loyment Area, Agricultural Area and �ural �ndustrial� ��e �ro�osed �olicies include�  Pro�isions for t�e se�aration of Cannabis Production Facilities from sensiti�e land uses suc� as residential, institutional, and o�en s�ace;  A re�uirement t�at construction of new Cannabis Production Facilities be sub�ect to site �lan a��ro�al, as outlined in t�e �ite Plan Control �y�law �also �ro�osed to be amended�;  ��at Cannabis Production Facilities be located and designed in accordance wit� Federal �egulations to mitigate �otential im�acts including lig�t emissions, air emissions, odour, and so fort�; and,  ��at only facilities licensed by �eat� Canada are �ermitted� �oning �y�law Amendment ��e ob�ecti�e of t�e �ro�osed �oning �y�law Amendment is to im�lement t�e general intent and �ur�ose of �fficial Plan Amendment �o� ��� ��ecifically, t�e �ur�ose of t�e �ro�osed �oning �y�law Amendment is to�  �stablis� a new definition for “Cannabis Production Facility”, meaning, “any building, structure or lands registered wit�, or licensed by, �ealt� Canada to underta�e culti�ation, �rocessing, sale, analytical testing, and researc� of cannabis, �ursuant to t�e Cannabis �egulations under t�e Cannabis Act, or successor legislation;”  Permit Cannabis Production Facilities in t�e �eneral �ndustrial ����, �ural �ndustrial ����, and Agricultural �A�� �ones;  �stablis� t�e following �eneral Pro�isions for all �ones; a� ��e following se�aration distances s�all a��ly� i� wit�in t�e �eneral �ndustrial ���� �one no Cannabis Production Facility can be located closer t�an �� m to any residential, institutional or o�en s�ace �one boundary; and, ii� wit�in t�e Agricultural �A�� and �ural �ndustrial ���� �one no Cannabis Production Facility can be located closer t�an ��� m to an e�isting residential dwelling on a se�arate lot, or to a residential,institutional, o�en s�ace �one boundary; b� �stablis� a��ro�riate �ar�ing standards; c� clauses �a� and �b� do not a��ly to Cannabis Production Facilities w�ere t�e culti�ation area is less t�an ��� m�, or to any outdoor culti�ation areas�

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Jessica and Stewart McDiarmid of Chatham recently won $100,000 with Encore through the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The pair matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order to win the $100,000 prize in the Dec. 21, 2018 Lotto Max draw. The winning ticket was purchased at Ann’s Tobacco Shop on Queen Street in Chatham.

Provincial coin for ’Burg hospital The Chatham Voice

The Ontario government is investing in the Wallaceburg hospital site redevelopment to help patients and families in Chatham-Kent get the health care they need, closer to home, Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced recently.

“Fourteen years ago when this hospital was at risk of being shut down, I was one of the many people who rallied in support,” said McNaughton, who made the announcement on behalf the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Continued on page 11

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C�at�am��ent �ite Plan Control �y law ��y�law �o� ���������, to re�uire t�at construction of new Cannabis Production Facilities obtain site �lan a��ro�al, e�ce�t facilities in an Agricultural �A�� �one w�ere t�e culti�ation area is less t�an ��� m�, or to any outdoor culti�ation areas� C�at�am��ent Fence �y�law ��y�law �o� ���������, to e�em�t Cannabis Production Facilities from certain �ro�isions of t�e by�law, to allow for com�liance wit� �ealt� Canada re�uirements� /ŶĨŽƌŵĂƚŝŽŶĂŶĚWƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐŽŵŵĞŶƚ  For more information about t�is matter, including information about a��eal rig�ts, contact �yan �ac�ues, �anager, Planning �er�ices at ������������ or ryan��ac�ues�c�at�am��ent�ca� �ail s�ould be directed to �unici�ality of C�at�am��ent Planning �er�ices, ��� �ing �treet �est, �o� ���, C�at�am �� ��� ���� �our comments on t�ese matters are im�ortant� �ou may comment by ��one, mail, e�mail, or fa�� A co�y of t�e �ro�osed amendments are a�ailable for ins�ection at t�e C�at�am��ent Ci�ic Centre, or at any �unici�al �er�ice Centres, during normal business �ours, or by contacting t�e abo�e� �ated at t�e �unici�ality of C�at�am��ent t�is ��t� day of February, �����

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Cash will aid design plans

Continued from page 10

“I feel privileged to return and deliver a message on behalf of the Premier Doug Ford Government: We care about the people in Southwestern Ontario who rely on this hospital for urgent care.” The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is receiv-

ing a $500,000 planning grant to assist in early planning work to modernize the aging Wallaceburg site. The remodeled hospital will give patients faster access to a wide range of services including proposed upgrades to emergency, ambulatory and outpatient services.

“The people have told us that redeveloping the Wallaceburg site is a priority, and we are listening,” said McNaughton. “This planning grant will allow us to reimagine a new Wallaceburg hospital for the future. This is great news for people in rural Southwestern Ontario.”

“The Wallaceburg Site of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance provides essential health-care services for the communities of Wallaceburg, Walpole Island First Nation and surrounding areas,” said Lori Marshall, President and CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 • Open euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. Everyone Welcome. Friday, March 1, 2019 • The Windsor Symphony Orchestra presents “The Italian Baroque” at St. Andrew’s United Church, 85 William St., Chatham at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:00pm. Lively melodies, interlocking lines and captivating music, all hallmarks of the Baroque era. Advance tickets $25. $30 at the door. Students free. Available at the church office or the Capitol Theatre box office or online www.cktickets.com. For info cal 519-352-0010 or vist www.standrewschatham.org. • Meal (5:15pm-6:30pm), open 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 $10.00. Everyone Welcome. Saturday, March 2, 2019 • Saturday Morning Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham (corner of Fifth St and Wellington). A delicious nutritious breakfast served free of charge every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am. Everyone is most welcome. • Meat draw (4:00pm-6:00pm) and dance (4:30pm-9:30pm) featuring The Southlanders at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Monday, March 4, 2019 • The Chatham-Kent Film Group presents “The Wife” at Galaxy Cineplex Theatres. $10 cash at the door. Showings at 4:00pm & 7:00pm. 519-359-8455 for more info. • Open euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. Everyone Welcome. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 • The Active Lifestyle Centre is going to Casino Windsor to enjoy Mardi Gras. Everyone welcome to join. Bus leaves ALC at 10:15pm and returns at 6:00pm. $20/person includes bus and $15 voucher for lunch or slot play. Participants must be 19 years. Call 519-352-5633 to reserve your seat! • Shrove Tuesday - Pancake & Sausage Supper at Holy Trinity / St. Paul’s Church, Selkirk & Victoria St., Chatham. 4:45pm-7:00pm. $8/person, children 5-12 $5, under 5 free. Tickets at door or from Church 519-354-1072. • Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Supper at Christ Anglican Church, 80 Wellington St., W., Chatham from 5:00pm-7:00pm. All you can eat. $8/adults. $5/child 15 and under. 5 and under free. Tickets at Church office 519-352-1640, Church wardens or at the door. Gluten free pancakes and sausages available. • Branch 642 Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham will be serving pancakes from 11:30am-1:30pm. • 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, March 6, 2019 • We welcome all ladies to Calvary Coffee Break, 34 Victoria Ave., at Barth St. Informal bible study, coffee, snacks, occasional speaker. 9:30am11:00am. Handicapped accessible. 519-354-4235. • Scrabble Club at the Wallaceburg branch of the CKPL. 1:00pm-4:00pm. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one from the library. Registration not required.

• Pepper (1:00pm) and fun darts (7:30pm) at the Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. Thursday, March 7, 2019 • Tax Clinic for Seniors at the Active Lifestyle Centre provided by accounting students from St. Clair college. For m ore info or to book an appointment call 519-352-5633. • Open euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. Everyone Welcome. • The 59th Annual Lenten Noon Hour Interdenominational Service will be held at Christ Church, 80 Wellington St. W., Chatham (besdie the bus depot) beginning at 12:10pm until 12:35pm and will be followed by a sandwich luncheon in the parish hall. The theme this year is “Reclaiming the Story”. The speaker will be The Rev. John Maroney, Christ Church, Chatham. “Reclaiming Treasure”. Free will offering to help Outreach within our community • Learn some cutting edge Lawn Care tips from Al’s Lawn & Garden, offered in partnershipwith the Chatham Horticultural Society at the Chatham branch of the CKPL, 120 Queen St. at 7:00pm. No registration required. Friday, March 8, 2019 • Kent Branch OGS invites you to our presentation “MY ALLEYNE ANCESTORS - BARBODOS. PLANTATIONS. SLAVERY”. Merv Howes visited a plantation and mansion, home of his 6th great-grandfather from 1740-1745, in Barbados. His research led him on travels which uncovered details of the slave-drivin sugarcane plantation and the views and beliefs of his 6th great-grandfather. Held at McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre, 7:00pm. Parking available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the pubic or watch on YouTube. Saturday, March 9, 2019 • Tax Clinic for Seniors at the Active Lifestyle Centre provided by accounting students from St. Clair college. For m ore info or to book an appointment call 519-352-5633. FREE TUTORING - Every Tuesday night from 5:30pm-7:30pm at First Reformed Church. For info call Betty at 519-354-8902. CK Metal Detecting Club. Last Thursday of the month. Erickson Arena. 7:00pm. Guests welcome. Kent Coin Club. Third Wednesday of the month. Library at John McGregor Secondary School. 7:30pm. Al Oulds - president - 519-695-5131.

Get the facts before you react, please There are certain things that journalists love to see, no matter what medium from which you might be sharing news. One is that a story you write informs the Mary Beth public on a topic in which they might or should have interest. It’s great to hear feedback from people that they learned something about their community they didn’t know by reading a local paper or listening to a local radio station. Two would be that a story you write generates a public debate that brings great points and ideas out to people who need to hear them, like our elected officials or community and business leaders. It’s the best feeling in the world to be a part of moving the community forward through respectful discussion and debate and action. You know what most legitimate journalists don’t like? When people don’t even take the time to read a story and then go on a social media tirade worthy of a cranky toddler high on sugar. Attacking a person’s character, insulting them and swearing at them is no way to make your point in a way that people will listen. If you have a beef with someone, is it too much to ask that you at least have your facts close to straight before sounding off? As an opinionated person, I love a good debate with someone who

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CK Animal Rescue’s 3rd Annual Gigantic Garage Sale at the John D. Bradley Centre, Saturday, March 16th. Yard Sale table space available. Business/crafters/direct sale participants also welcome. Online applications available by emailing chathamkentanimalrescue.events@gmail.com or calling 519-354-5000. Come Build A Pipe Organ! Free half day March Break event for ages 9-17. 9:30am-12:30pm. Organ demonstrations, games, pizza and a chance to play the organ. Registration is FREE but advanced registration is required. St. Andrew’s United Church, 85 William St.S , Chatham. To register visit www.chathammusicacademy.com/ specialevents or call Nancy Tapley at 519-354-0463.

is armed with facts and knowledge other than the blanket statements people with no clue cling to in what should be a civil discussion. I have certain topics Corcoran myself that set me off and I could go on all night talking about. And yes, sometimes it devolves into me stubbornly refusing to admit the other person has a point. But I will concede well-made, educated points to a person who has also done their homework better than I have. Whether it’s a debate on the Boardwalk on Thames building, the tax hike, council’s pay raise, changes to RetroFest, homelessness – taking to social media to crap on everybody involved is getting tiresome for those of us who have to read it every day. The negative people who complain about almost everything, spreading misinformation and hate like a bad fungus, need a new hobby. Or at least take the time to read up on the issue and if you still hate it and everyone involved, at least then you’re an informed complainer. And please stop getting angry with people who are trying to be positive. You don’t like to be criticized for being negative? Well, give the same respect to people who are trying to effect and support positive change in our community.

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The Art and Heirloom Shoppe, a showcase for area artists, is celebrating its first anniversary on March 2. Located at 159 King St. W. in Chatham, the shop houses a wide selection of unique pieces from 30 local and regional artists. Owners Sue Rumball and Chris Ford will be on hand to welcome people and mark the celebration with a special one-year anniversary viewing. “This first year has been really wonderful for us and we have proven the need for an accessible gallery to sell and exhibit all of the talent in southwestern Ontario,” said Ford. “Our customers are coming from near and far to see the contents of this gallery. It’s the really amazing work that keeps them coming back.” The store offers customers a wide range of artwork including pottery,

paintings, pen and ink designs, and photography. As part of the seasonal refresh, the store has restocked the walls and shelves with new pieces from a collection of familiar and upand-coming local talent. “The Art and Heirloom Shoppe is an outstanding business that is doing fantastic work supporting local artists from across Chatham-Kent,” said Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff. “By providing our artists with a space to display and sell their works, they are raising the profiles

of some of our community’s top talent.” In addition to being the owners of the Art and Heirloom Shoppe, Rumball and Ford are also artists. Rumball is a jewelry artist and Ford works in mixed media. Some of their artistic works will be available on-site for the anniversary event. You can visit the Art and Heirloom Shoppe weekly, Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop online at at www.artandheirloomshoppe.ca.

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The more people who come to the community because they like our positive vibe, the more they shop in our stores, the more our businesses thrive and more jobs there are to serve those people. I have never heard a person say, “Oh look, those people in Chatham-Kent really hate their community and almost everything and everyone in it; let’s move there or invest money there, or move our business there.” The positive people are the doers and that doesn’t mean we all wear rose-coloured glasses. It means we care about our community and its potential to be great for everyone, because when our community thrives, so do its residents. Can we all agree on that at least?

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mayor, you just can’t snap your fingers and make it happen,” Trudell said. But if enough people sign There’s a growing group in Chatham-Kent look- the petition at buildtheing to see the municipal- complexck.ca, and people ity develop a recreation/ speak out in favour of the develtransportaopment at t i o n / c o m - “Not a lot has hapthe public merce hub pened in the last 12 meeting, he at the site years, but the mayor thinks counof the for- and councillors were cil will have mer Navistar plant in very frugal and paid off to pay attena lot of our debt.” tion. Chatham. Tr u d e l l With a - Nathan Trudell said Chapublic meeting on arenas slated for 5 tham’s primary ice surp.m. Feb. 28 at the Civic faces – at Memorial and Centre, Build the Com- Bill Erickson arenas – are plex CK hopes to see a outdated and in need of Memorial strong turnout and solid replacement. Arena, for example, is one dialogue at the event. Nathan Trudell, co-chair of the oldest rinks in the of the group, said their nation. As for funding a new plan builds on the concept former Mayor Randy build, he said council Hope discussed last year, has options, including a twin-pad arena, with spending from reserves train and bus stations, or borrowing long-term, sports fields and a mix of all while seeking a mix retail and office space on of provincial and federal funding to help with the the property. “He loved the idea. But it build. “Not a lot has happened doesn’t matter if you are By Bruce Corcoran bruce@chathamvoice.com

in the last 12 years, but would be coming in.” the mayor and councilIncluded in the Build the lors were very frugal and Complex CK plans are one paid off a lot of our debt,” rink that could accommoTrudell said. date an OHL team. He thinks the develTrudell said the amount opment would be a of seating in the primary much-needrink is the ed draw “If you fill that up with biggest area for Cha- development, think of contentham-Kent. of the additional tax tion for pro“I was ponents of dollars that would be born and a new twin raised here. coming in.” pad. But he I left for - Nathan Trudell thinks Cha11 years. tham-Kent When I came back, I paid could support a major juattention. It just drove me nior club, one that would nuts – stuff wasn’t hap- have instant rivals in pening,” he said. “Every- Windsor, Sarnia and Lonthing was just gone when don. I came back. There’s noth“We talked to multiple ing to celebrate here. We (OHL) teams. Multiple had what we had and that teams said they’ve love was it.” a team in Chatham,” he Trudell encourages coun- said. “And for the teams cil to think big. around, it would help “It’s not just a complex. boost attendance.” The Navistar property is He encourages people 86 acres. It’s a whole new to show up to the arena community that would be meeting. built there,” he said. “If “The more people, the you fill that up with de- better. It doesn’t matter velopment, think of the if they are for or against additional tax dollars that (Build the Complex CK),

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The Nissan Murano remains a hot ticket here in Chatham-Kent. Craig Bullen, general manager at Chatham Nissan, said the Murano is the second-best selling vehicle at the dealership, behind the sporty and compact Nissan Rogue. He sees the Murano’s success in its mass appeal. “It’s the design; Nissan’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System, great overall comfort and superb value for your dollar,” Bullen said. “It has very comfortable seating for long drives.” He added that 95 per cent of the Muranos sold by Chatham Nissan are the all-wheel drive ver-

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rano. The interior will remind you of the most comfortable room in your home, and the ultra-modern open concept interior inspires conversation. Passengers ride in fullsized, reclining seats. There is a host of options to choose from, Bullen said, with popular choices that include blindspot warning system, intelligent cruise control,

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Kona at home here in C-K The Chatham Voice

The 2019 Hyundai Kona is a hot ticket in Chatham-Kent. In fact, Jeremy Derksen of Van Kesteren Hyundai said it’s the hottest selling Hyundai at the dealership. “The first year of sales has more then surpassed our expectations,” he said. “The crossover SUV appeals on many levels to a diverse customer base. It works for everybody, old and young. We’re seeing 20 year olds, 40 year olds, 80 year olds buying this car. It’s the price point. It’s the size of it, it’s also not too high or too low to the ground The Kona, fresh off being named North Ameri-

can Utility Vehicle of the Year, also offers style in a variety of bold colours, the latest technology, and plenty of safety features,” Derksen said As for technology, The Hyundai Kona features the latest in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, GPS, Voice Texting, a backup camera and larger interactive screens. Kona also has an available Head-Up Display to project important information within your line of sight, so you can keep your attention on the road. No time to plug in your phone? Just place it on the wireless charging pad. Combat the cold with available heated seats and steering wheel. Receive some help while on the road, with available Forward Collision-Avoid-

ance Assist, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning. Kona is at home in Chatham-Kent, in urban and rural settings. It’s an SUV for the city. The Kona also sips fuel, with efficiency levels reaching as low at 7.0L/100km on some models. Enjoy the agile manoeuvrability of a passenger car, and the higher perspective of an SUV – it’s really the best of both worlds. Kona has been designed to turn heads and to raise pulses. The dynamic design catches the eye with unique details that highlight the strong Hyund-

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Final year for the VW Beetle

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The Beetles are going! The Beetles are going! Jesse Howell, general manager of Volkswagen Chatham, said 2019 will be the final year of production for the icon-

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle.

ic Volkswagen Beetle, a vehicle that can trace its design roots back to the 1930s. “It will be the end of a dynasty,” he said. “It will be your last chance to get one.” Howell said the Beetle

exudes fun and appeals to all ages. “They are actually quite good in the snow, are very reliable and the options packages are diverse,” he said. Those include Blind Spot Detection with Rear

Traffic Alert, App Connect with Smart Phone Integration (including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), keyless access and push-button start, LED lights; you name it, the Beetle can have it. Enjoy beautiful days

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with a Panoramic Power Sunroof, perfect for intown driving or a journey through the country. The Beetle isn’t a thirsty vehicle. In fact, it can achieve a fuel efficiency of 7.1L/100 kms on the highway. It’s all thanks to a 2.0L engine that produces 174 HP. Howell encourages fans of the Beetle to take advantage of the final year of production. “People will be buying them up before they are gone,” he said. “I expect I’ll see 15 used Beetles come in here in the next little while alone.” Available in coupe or convertible, the 2019 Beetle has come a long way from its origins. Production on the original Beetle ran from the 1940s until the early 2000s. The New Beetle production began in the late 1990s and that was replaced by the current style, the Beetle (A5) starting in 2011. Through it all, the Beetle

has maintained its identifiable domed styling. Volkswagen Chatham is also celebrating being named a member of the 2018 Wolfsburg Crest Club. When a dealership offers outstanding sales and service, Volkswagen makes a point of celebrating it. That’s why the Wolfsburg Crest Club was created. For 2018, Volkswagen Chatham was one of 26 Volkswagen dealers to have met the highest standards for sales and service excellence. The dealership’s particular attention to detail in everything that they do has landed Volkswagen Chatham a place in the prestigious Club. Howell said it’s the highest honour a dealership can receive from Volkswagen, and is based on overall dealership performance, in sales, service and leasing.

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Cadillac XT4 adds luxury to crossover

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Cadillac has crossed over. In style, of course. We’re talking about the 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover. The first-ever Cadillac XT4 is confident by design and provokes performance. Enjoy an abundance of technology and conveniences. At home in the city or country, the XT4 will take you anywhere you want to go. It’s stunning from the inside out, as modern amenities meet advanced tech. The exterior features a bold, unique look, but one that is distinctively Cadillac. The eye-catching XT4 comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels.

Available Premium Luxury and Sport models offer 20 inches of distinction. Choose the model that suits your style. The XT4’s interior provides you with a combination of comfort, safety and out and out enjoyment. Peace of Mind comes standard on the XT4, with eight standard airbags, Rollover Sensing and available OnStar Automatic Airbag Notification. The vehicle literally grabs your attention, with the available Safety Alert Seat that sends a discreet pulse to the left, right or both sides of the driver’s seat, indicating the direction of a potential danger. Available automatic braking systems can help in potential collision sit-

uations by automatically applying the brakes if the driver has not already done so. Had a stressful day at work? Sit back and relax and let the available massaging front seats with heat and ventilation work their magic for a more relaxing drive. The XT4 makes full use of today’s automotive technology as well, including an available heads-up display. The full-colour, reconfigurable display unobtrusively projects vital information onto the windshield. In a blend of entertainment and safety, the XT4 offers phone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Members of the Heuvelmans team showcase the 2019 Cadillac XT4.

Furthermore, Bluetooth supports two phones simultaneously so that important calls aren’t missed. The XT4 also features HD Rear Vision Camera, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Adapt to the road or conquer it with selectable driving modes in for both AWD and FWD models. A sophisticated twinclutch AWD system directs power to the wheels where it’s needed for enhanced handling on your next adventure.

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Winning combination for Kia

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Kia has a couple of winners on its hands in the powerful Stinger and sporty Forte. The Kia Stinger has been named Canadian Car of the year for 2019 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada

The 2019 Kia Stinger.

(AJAC), and the Kia Forte received the award for Best Small Car in Canada by AJAC. “We’re extremely happy,” Mike Weber, general manager of Lally Kia in Chatham, said. “Of all the cars of the year in various categories, they pick three finalists for Cana-

dian Car of the Year, and we happened to have two of the three finalists.” The Stinger earned the nod, and Forte placed second. Not bad for a car company that is only celebrating 20 years in Canada this year. Weber said Kia quality is still surprising

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some people, while earning long-term customers in the process. “We’re extremely proud to represent a brand that is equal to if not better than any other brand in the world today,” he said. “This year, Kia will mark 20 years in Canada. When you look at what it’s accomplished in that time, I’d say it’s better than any other brand in this marketplace.” At Lally Kia, the sales staff let the cars do the talking. The Stinger turns heads, with its bold looks and performance. On the road, the Stinger is responsive and quick, smooth and powerful, easily proving its moniker as the most balanced Gran Tourismo to escape the Nurburgring test ring. “The Stinger gives you everything you want in a luxury sedan. It has great performance with absolutely no turbo lag,” Weber said. He drives a Stinger and

put it to the test on Chatham-Kent roads in the winter. He said with snow tires, the Stinger passed with flying colours. Don’t just take Weber’s word. “Come see it at the Auto Show, come pick it up at the dealership,” he said. The Forte is totally redesigned for 2019, and actually looks like a smaller version of the Stinger, Weber said. What it provides, however, is incredible fuel efficiency, at as low as 5.9L/100 km, and safety. “The rearview camera is standard,” Weber said. “There’s also available Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Adding those two features alone makes this car an extremely safe vehicle.” Those safety features are displayed on an 8-inch screen, another standard feature on the Forte, along with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

Weber said customer feedback on the new Forte has been excellent. “The vehicle has only been out a month or two, but we’ve sold quite a few already. Everybody just loves the styling,” he said. Lally Kia customers like the vehicles, but they also like how they are treated. “We don’t really sell cars; we gain customers,” Weber said. “We’re a forward-thinking dealership and we know the true value of every customer that comes in here. We appreciate their business.” Weber understands Kia may not be yet be front of mind for everyone when shopping for a new vehicle. But he believes once you take the time to look at what Kia has to offer that will change. “All you have to do is just get behind the wheel of a Kia and you’ll see the difference right away,” he said.

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Wrangler, Ram earn awards The Chatham Voice

With its unmistakable round headlights, the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler is already part of an instant global icon in the auto world. Part of a long history, the Jeep started in 1941 primarily as a utility vehicle in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, and in 2018, the Wrangler JL model was introduced. Today, the Jeep Wrangler is part of a family that is known for its boundlessness on where it can take you. Offering versatility as an open-air vehicle with its unmatched off-road capabilities lets a Wrangler’s driver go wherever he pleases. “There’s nothing else like it or compares to it,” said Chatham Chrysler

general manager Mike Hogue. “I don’t think there’s anywhere in Chatham-Kent you couldn’t go, from a farmer’s field to driving on the beach at Erieau.” As the seasons change, the ability to not only remove doors, but also the flattop roof makes it the perfect summer vehicle to drive around in. Not to be outdone in the winter, the Wrangler also has the best 4x4 capability of any SUV in the market. Combining its classic design and updating it with the needs of a modern driver has won this off-roader Motor Trend’s 2019 SUV Of The Year award. Joining the Jeep Wrangler is also the 2019 Ram 1500, winning Motor Trend’s 2019 Truck of The

Year award. With its functionality, spaciousness and cabin features, it’s not hard to see why. While the Ram 1500 has the best in class rear seat legroom, best in class V8 towing and largest touch screen media system, what truly sets the Ram 1500 apart is the ride quality. “This is achieved by the rear coil-spring suspension system,” said Hogue. Engineers committed to improving the ride without costing performance, and also added in frequency dampers to impress consumers. “I invite you to test drive the Ram truck and feel the difference in the ride,” said Hogue. He is confident you will be impressed. To see the award-winning 2019 Jeep Wrangler

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2019 Civic: Hot style, hot seller The Chatham Voice

For the past two decades, the Honda Civic has been the best-selling car in Canada. It looks like 2019 won’t be any different. Chris Degraw, sales

manager for Honda House in Chatham, said the 2019 model has a refreshed design, featuring a sportier look. “There are changes to the exterior, interior and new sport trim package was added,” he said of

the 2019 Compact Car of the Year. Honda also added the Type R Civic, a treat for the eyes. It features 20inch alloy wheels, triple centre exhaust, a rear wing spoiler, and a turbocharged 2.0L engine

that delivers 306 HP. If you like performance, this Civic is for you. But it is just one of the myriad of models of this top seller available. Degraw said a sleek look, combined with reliability, performance and safe-

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The 2019 Honda Civic.

ty, come standard on all Civics. So too does the fact it’s built right here in Ontario. Degraw said the Civic has come a long way over the years. “These cars have gotten to the point where they are almost a mid-sized family sedan. There’s lots of interior room, lots of trunk space,” he said. “Plus, it used to be that smaller cars were good on gas, but provided a rough ride. That’s not the case now.” Being made in Ontario, the Civic is ready to face everything Canadian drivers can throw at it. “The Civic is one of those vehicles that was designed and meant for us up here in Canada,” Degraw said. “They drive like a little tank in the snow. It’s crazy.” That winter peace of mind handling is one facet of this perennial top safety pick. Degraw said

Honda Sensing Technologies come standard on all Civic models. The technology is designed to help make you drive safer. With intuitive technology and design, whether you are behind the wheel or in the passenger’s seat, feel confident in the latest safety innovation from Honda. That innovation includes Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and more. Civics are built with passenger safety as the priority. The Civic is not surprisingly the top seller at Honda House. In fact, the Civic, combined with the Honda CRV crossover, another Ontario-built vehicle, make up more than 60 per cent of sales at Honda House, Degraw said. Stop by the Chatham Indoor Auto Show to learn more.

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RAV4 ready for your kind of fun The Chatham Voice

Not content to have just a hot seller on its hands, Toyota rolled out an improved version of its made in Ontario RAV4 for 2019. Jonathan Dengel of Campbell Toyota in Chatham said the RAV4 was their best-selling vehicle in 2018, and it now features bolder lines, improved safety options and increased versatility. “Toyota’s constantly improving, even on great models,” he said. “They are always making something better.” This year’s RAV4 features a bold new body style, LED lighting, Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 2.0, and more. The RAV4 leads the pack when it comes to safety. All 2019 models come standard with TSS 2.0 – featuring new active-safety technologies and capabilities that enhance protection and support your awareness and decision making

under a variety of conditions and contingencies. Features include Pre-Collision Safety System with daytime Cyclist Detection and enhanced low light Pedestrian Detection;

Lane Tracing Assist; Automatic High Beams; and All speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. All the attention to safety is no surprise to Dengel. “Toyota has always built

Campbell Toyota staff show off the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

vehicles based on reliability and safety,” he said. The 2019 RAV4 can tackle anything Chatham-Kent drivers throw at it, including foul weather or fun trips to the beach.

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It features a longer wheelbase and wider track for a stable, confident drive; short overhangs and high ground clearance to help tackle most any terrain. “It’s a cost-effective, versatile vehicle that everyone is going to enjoy,” he said. That includes the young and older alike. Being a mid-sized SUV, the RAV4 combines excellent fuel economy for its size with incredible versatility. Three models come with Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect. Dengel said this allows the RAV4 to tackle most anything Mother Nature throws our way. “It’s the best of all worlds. It offers two-wheel drive on the highway and Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive when needed,” he said. “This has an intelligent system that if there is a slippage

under a tire, it puts more power to the tires that have traction.” Dengel said three models of the RAV4 illustrate the vehicle’s diversity. For a refined driving experience, there’s the Limited. Its 19-inch alloy wheels and chrome accents set it apart from other grades. To tackle off roading, RAV4 has the Trail edition. The RAV4 Trail features a more aggressive grille, large over fenders, fog light surrounds and a unique wheel design. The sportiest version in Dengel’s eyes will be the Hybrid XSE. Offering more horsepower, quicker acceleration and greater fuel efficiency than gas-only RAV4s, the XSE is a head turner and a smile maker. While the hybrid won’t be on display at the Chatham Indoor Auto Show, it will be coming to C-K in the near future, Dengel said.

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