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Candidates grilled on health-care platforms By Mary Beth Corcoran

In the first official debate for the Chatham-Kent Leamington provincial election candidates, they were asked questions on local health concerns such as water quality, hospital funding and support for children with special needs. Sponsored by the Chatham-Kent Health Coalition and the local chapter of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), the debate focused on health care issues with questions from the audience of about 50 people at Smitty’s Restaurant in Chatham. Four candidates attended, including sitting MPP Rick Nicholls (Progressive Conservative), NDP Jordan McGrail, Green Party Mark Vercouteren and Liberal Margaret Schleier Stahl. With a theme of making sure people of Chatham-Kent have the health care they need and deserve, candidates were given three minutes for opening statements.

Nicholls opened remarks, speaking about the local doctor shortage and his lobbying efforts to have this area designated as underserviced. He said support for doctors and nurses, shortening wait times and ending “hallway health care” are needed for better health care. A strong social safety net is an important piece of better health care, according to McGrail, who spoke next, in a province as prosperous as Ontario. Vercouteren said his party’s focus is a healthcare system that is not a “sick-care system,” and that preventative health care needs to be looked at in the big picture in Ontario to reduce costs. Schleier Stahl said as a social worker for 27 years, she understands the health-care needs in the area. With a health-care system envied by our neighbours to the south, however, she knows there are still areas that need improvement and advocacy.

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Candidates in the upcoming June provincial election took part in their first local debate Thursday night. From left is Liberal Margaret Schleier Stahl, Green Party Mark Vercouteren, NDP Jordan McGrail and sitting PC MPP Rick Nicholls.


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Schleier Stahl defended the Liberal record on health care, saying wait times are better than across Canada here and there are no more smog days in the riding, along with lower unemployment. Nicholls said Conservative leader Doug Ford has committed to creating efficiencies, eliminating waste and going over the budget line by line to identify savings. “The Liberal government spent $1 billion on e-health and we still don’t have electronic medical records,” he said as an example of government waste. “There has been a mismanagement of healthcare dollars and there 2nd Location of Sarnia E-bikes is no money because Sales • Parts • Service of mismanagement of

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Students learn art of photography By Mary Beth Corcoran

After six weeks studying photography, students at Georges P. Vanier Catholic School may have surprised even themselves with incredible results. Students in Laurette Carey’s Grade 4/5 class and Melissa Schneikart’s 5/6 class held an exhibit of the photos they created recently, explaining the different techniques they used and a Bible verse that shows the connection between their photos and the values of their Catholic faith. Carey said the students were presented with a different skill every week of the 6-week unit and then went out with, in some cases, just their phone, iPods or iPads, and took pictures with those skills in mind. “The kids loved it,” Carey said while showcasing the students’ efforts. “Even kids that struggle with academics just flourished with the project. They used the terminology and skills like perspective and the rule of thirds.” The students were eager to show their work, from melting crayons to a leaf pile to a guitar, as well as simpler, yet interesting subject matter. Carey said the students were encouraged to go into the school yard and their own backyards to find look for something to photograph.

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Grade 4/5 students Ayden Caron, left, Mila Leontowicz and Gavin Devlaminck sit in front of the photos they created after a six-week unit studying photography at Georges P. Vanier Catholic School in Chatham. The photos were part of an exhibit recently of the students’ work.

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Recently retired Chatham-Kent Police Service officer Amy Finn received a final pat on the back last week in the form of an

award from the Police Association of Ontario (PAO), as Finn earned the association’s Hero of the Year – Community Role Model award. T:4.563” The PAO holds Hero of the

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Amnesty program nets 50 guns The Chatham Voice

Chatham-Kent police are calling their recent gun amnesty program a success, as residents handed in more than 50 guns. Police received 40 non-restricted long guns, which include ri-

fles, shotguns and pellet rifles; five restricted handguns; two pellet pistols; and four prohibited handguns. Residents also handed over a pair of knives and about 20 kilograms of assorted ammunition, police say.

C-K police, in partnership with Chatham-Kent OPP, held the amnesty, which was part of a province-wide effort to cut back on the number of guns, especially prohibited and un-registered guns, in the province. “The Amnesty was a great

way for citizens to safely surrender their weapons to enhance public safety. Our goal was ultimately to reduce the number of guns on our streets and in our community,” Const. Rob Tobin, CKPS firearms officer, said in a release.

Pills galore dropped off for disposal The Chatham Voice

Chatham-Kent residents dropped off nearly 88 kilograms of old and unused prescription mediation recently to police and volunteers. The drop off event took place May 5, at three locations – the Chatham-Kent Courthouse, as well as the Shoppers Drug Marts in Wallaceburg and Tilbury. In total, 2,006 pills were turned over, up from 1,200 last year. Most of the drugs collected included opiates, amphetamines and barbiturates, which are all

highly dangerous drugs, police said. Over the past five years, the prescription drop off days have seen nearly 9,300 pills removed from local medicine cabinets. This initiative helps police keep these drugs out of the hands of those who should not have them. The misuse and abuse of prescription medications has become a public safety issue for communities and police

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Barking up the fun tree Sir: I would like to thank the police officer who made me laugh so hard I had tears running down my cheeks. On Wednesday May 9, I was sitting in my car on Grand Avenue waiting to turn into the Thames Lea Plaza. Beside me was a

rolled down his window and began barking at my dog. They continued barking at each other until the light changed. When I went into Pet Valu and Giant Tiger, I told all the workers and

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April, down 8.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis and was the lowest level for the month since 1993. Active residential listings numbered 223 units

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Sponsored by debt and use it to help you pay off the next small debt that has the highest interest rate. You will notice a snowball effect as the minimum payments you are freeing up help you to make larger and larger payments against one debt at a time. This is one of the fastest ways to pay off debt. If you try to apply for a mortgage with too much consumer debt, you won’t qualify. For most people to qualify for the house that they want, they usually have to pay down their credit card debts first. 3. Save more from work When you get a raise at work, take that

extra money and save it in a separate savings account. It may not seem like much, but it will add up. Also try saving bonuses, extra sales commissions or tax refunds in your separate savings account. 4. Borrow from your RRSP You can withdraw up to $25,000 from your RRSP to buy your first home. This is a great way to come up with a down payment if you already have some RRSPs. If you don’t, this may be a good way to save money for your RRSP and at the same time get a tax credit to help reduce your taxes. The only catch to this program is that you have to pay the

money back to your RRSP within 15 years. If you don’t repay the money, it is treated as income and you will have to pay tax on the money you withdrew as though it were income. Check with your financial planner or advisor to see if this option is right for you. 5. Use the Tax Free Savings Account The Tax Free Savings Account can also be a great place to save your down payment money. The money can grow tax free in this account. This means you won’t have to pay income tax on the money you earn as it grows in this account. Consult with your financial planner or advisor.

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Owners are completing their new home in the North and ready to go! Situated on 3.2 acres on the water. This 3,500 sq.ft. rancher boasts 3+1br, 4 baths, huge great room, 20ft cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen, master 14’x 23’ w/225 sq.ft. en suite. Also guest/granny-suite above 3 car garage featuring 3pc bath, sitting area, kitchen and bedroom. 40’x48’ heated workshop. Constructed to I. C. F. standards. One of a kind home! Don’t Miss Out! IMMEDIATE POSSESSION AVAILABLE!

Don’t miss this amazing 4 bedroom home on a 1.2 acre private country estate on paved road. Completely renovated top to bottom. Open concept gourmet kitchen with granite counters & eating area. Main floor great room. Main bath 4pc. with soaker tub and 3’x4’ glass shower on upper level. All new drywall, wiring, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. Metal roof on both main home and heated 3 car detached garage. Circular drive with cobblestone. This home must be seen!!! Directions: Go South from Blenheim to Golf Course, turn right on Communication Rd towards Shrewsbury, see signs, home is on the left.

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Beautifully landscaped vacant 80’x160’ lot on Channel Ecarte with 80ft fronting on the water. Boat lift for up to 32ft boat, deep water, gazebo and double car driveway. Build your dream home and watch the unbelievable sunsets!

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• 1 floor brick building • 7000 sq ft • Grade level entrance • Fantastic Location • Currently operates as Gospel Text • Handicap accessible, parking for 23-25 vehicles • Traffic count 11,500 vehicles per day - municipal data $629,000

153 Llydican Ave., Chatham Classic 4 BR 2 storey in a great location! 2 main floor living areas, partically finished basement & detached garage. Great curb appeal & gorgeous lot. $265,900.

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18366 Erie Shore Dr., Erieau

3 BR move-in ready 3 level home on a beautiful lot in Erie Beach. Screened in sun porch, detached garage and many updates. $259,900.

Beautiful and bright home overlooking the water. Wonderful main floor layout, 2+1 BR and master with private terrace. $369,900.

23567 Prince Albert

• 3.86 acre, 3700 sq.ft. on edge of Chatham this executive rancher has it all. 4br, 3.5 baths, many updates. Triple car garage, large shop. $649,000

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• 3br brick bungalow • Huge lot • Hardwood under carpets • Furnace & roof updated • Great Area $209,000

NEW LISTING 407 Keil Trail N • 3 level semi-detached • Absolutely mint • 2 full bath, 1-2 pc. • Double attached garage $285,000

444 Riverview Dr. #8/9, Chatham 2 prime well maintained units offered as one 2300 sq ft space. This excellent location can be split or kept as one. Features high ceilings & brand new furnace/AC & roof. Call today!

3 Erie St., Merlin

Fantastic fully renovated classic building. Large loft apt upstairs, workshop & studio downstairs. 5400 Sq. Ft. of investment opportunity & unique charm. $219,900.

215 Grand Ave. W., Chatham Business for Sale! This well known, successful restaurant is a great investment opportunity. Family operated for over 30 years. Plenty of parking & outdoor patio space. Call now!

10 Grand Ave • Located at very high traffic intersection • Approx 3300 sq ft retail/office/warehouse • $17/sq ft + utilities • High volume tenants in mall 7-11, BoRics, Playback Sports

11 Sparks Dr., Chatham Brick 2 storey with great main floor layout. 3 good sized BR upstairs. Fenced back yard. Call now to book your viewing. $189,900.

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Incredible 4 BR, 3 bath family home. Country location with back yard oasis. Custom kitchen, wonderful sunroom, heated in-ground pool, attached garage & more! $425,000.

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4+1br 2 storey. Country living on over an acre with 2 outbuildings. Call Kristen 519-784-7653.

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175 NORWAY MAPLE $399,900

129 WILLIAM N $339,900

Attractive 3br, 3.5 bath 2 storey lovingly maintained. Call Eric 519-436-4865.

Classic 3br, 2.5 bath, 2.5 storey Victorian home tastefully renovated. Call Deb R 519-401-5470.

SATURDAY MAY 19 1:00PM-3:00PM 455 TWEEDSMUIR W, $349,900 AGENT: DAVID SMITH Meticulous 2br, 3 bath corner townhouse unit approx 1300 sq ft per floor. Call David 519-350-1615.

950 GRAND AVE W $629,900

Créme de la créme! Beautiful 4br, 2.5 bath brick 2 storey home on the Thames River. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

44 LEGACY $650,000

4br, 2.5 bath 2 storey Bouma built. Great family home! Call Carson 519-809-2856.

39 NORWAY MAPLE $549,000

Impressive 4br, 3.5 bath executive 2 storey home with the ultimate backyard paradise. Call Pat 519-360-0141.

7627 RIVERVIEW LINE $729,900

Quality custom built home on a beautiful river lot. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

New Listing 38 PARK W $169,900

Large 2+2br 2 storey home with tons of updates. Call Kristen 519-784-7653.

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For Sale or Lease 34-42 TALBOT E BLENHEIM • $519,900

Income property with 2 comm & 2 res units. Rental income & expenses available through listing agent. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

21815 COMMUNICATION, C-K • $599,000 Awesome 4br, 2 bath 2 storey on 9.57 acres. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

20400 COUNTY RD 42, TILBURY • $1,400,000

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

202 KING W $1,688,000 OR $10 SQ FT + TMI Great downtown location with parking. Sellers are looking for offers. Presently being renovated. Call Brian Peifer for more details 519-436-2669.

18366 ERIE SHORE, ERIEAU • $369,900

2+1br, 2 bath 2 storey Lake Erie waterfront home with recent renovations. Call Elliot 519-358-8755 or Penny 519-360-0315.

407 KEIL N $285,000

Absolutely mint 2br, 2.5 bath 3 level townhouse in Prestancia with some updates. Call Steve 519-355-9774.

3 MARION $204,900 3+1br, 2 bath 4 level with 1.5 car heated garage, i/g pool & totally fenced yard. Call June 519-358-5199.

39 HILLCREST $209,000

Very solid 3br brick bungalow on a large lot. This home has great potential. Call Steve 519-355-9774.

10989 RIVER LINE $799,900 3+1br, 4 bath executive, 3500 sq ft rancher on 3+ acres on the water. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

SUNDAY MAY 20 1:00PM-3:00PM 19281 ERIEAU, $478,000 AGENT: PAT PINSONNEAULT A beautiful find! 3br, 1.5 bath 2 storey on a 1.67 ac serene lot. Call Pat 519-360-0141.

11 EDNA $189,900

Cozy 3br, 1.5 bath brick ranch with a detached garage. Call Pat 519-360-0141.

Mint, mint, mint. 3br, 2 bath rancher with dry basement. Call David 519-350-1615.

16 COX $199,900

Attractive 3br brick bungalow with new roof, windows & doors. Easy walk to schools. Call Bev 519-358-8805

New Listing 30 PARK LANE $99,900 Perfect 2br starter or retirees home. Many updates! Call Deb R 519-401-5470.

403 WELLINGTON, WALLACEBURG • $79,900 Affordable professional building with many updates. Call Deb R 519-401-5470.

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This 3+1br, 3 bath rancher is perched on the spectacular Lake Erie bluff. Call Brian K 519-365-6090.


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61 MURRAY ST $174,900

This 3br bungalow is ready for new owners with some updates! Call Amber 519-784-5310.

3 STANDAERT $144,900

3br bungalow with many updates, 2 car garage & fenced yard. Perfect for 1st time buyer or retiree.Call June 519-358-5199.


Professional office space (1200 sq ft) on main floor with updated interior + 2500 sq ft in basement. Call David 519-350-1615.

Lease 60 KEIL SOUTH $15/SQ FT

Premium 1500 sq ft office space ideal for professional. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

19443 BLOOMFIELD, BLENHEIM • $178,888

Four season 1br cottage on the breathtaking Erie Bluff. Call Brian K 519-365-6090.

Lease 122 RICHMOND #3 $9 SQ FT

374 INDIAN CREEK W $189,500

836 sq ft comm retail space available for lease. Call Mike 519-784-5470.

4br, 2 bath home with potential, backing onto The Links of Kent Golf Course. Call Carson 519-809-2856.

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19438 LAGOON, BLENHEIM • $499,900 7 yr old custom built 4br, 2 bath bungalow on incredible 2.4 ac property. Call Patti 519-355-6800.

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41 ADELAIDE S $149,000

Great income property in downtown core of Chatham with many improvements. Call Amber 519-784-5310.

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877 CHARING CROSS $899,900

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New Listing SATURDAY MAY 19 1:00PM-4:00PM 11799 BATES, MORPETH $329,900 AGENT: CINDY WEAVER 2br bungalow + office & cozy sunroom updated throughout. Call Cindy 519-360-0628.


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Marking inclusivity in C-K

By Bruce Corcoran

The flag went up, as did the smiles, recently at the Civic Centre to mark Community Living Month. On May 8, Community Living Chatham-Kent (CLC-K) staff, members and their families celebrated by hearing success stories and handing out awards. Merrick and Denise McCall, who run Tilbury Foodland, earned the Joyce M. Carr Champion Award, and perhaps best exemplify how inclusive Chatham-Kent is as a commu-

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nity. The McCalls, for the past 15 years, have employed Craig Rivard, a CLC-K member, at their store. They say he’s taught them as much as they’ve educated him. “Craig, you are as good for Denise and I as we are for you. Every day is a good day with Craig,” Merrick said. Rivard started with the McCalls as a co-op student and hasn’t looked back. Merrick said it’s rare that he misses a day of work. “I can probably count on one hand the number of days

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Denise and Merrick McCall celebrate being named as Joyce M. Carr Champion Award with employee Craig Rivard, centre, a Community Living Chatham-Kent (CLC-K) client, during the CLC-K flag raising ceremony May 8 at the Civic Centre.

missed,” he said of Craig’s dedication. “There is nobody happier to come to work.” Ron Coristine, executive director of CLC-K, said the day marked a time to “celebrate the abilities, gifts and talents of every person in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.” He singled out the McCalls for seeing the potential in people. “You’re hiring practices are based on ability. That is a credit to who you are,” he told the McCalls. Steve Stokely, who heads up the Jobworx side of CLC-K, agreed. “They are champions. They don’t see the disability, they see the ability,” he said. North Star has earned an enviable reputation for producing Coristine said Rivard is high-quality and energy efficient windows and doors.



a role model for other CLC-K as Community Living Month is clients, as well as other employ- important as it reminds everyees at Foodland. one how to treat other people. Two CLC-K clients benefitted “It’s an opportunity to realize from $1,000 grants from the a disability is a characteristic. Rob McLandress It doesn’t define a Make a Dream “It’s an opportunity person,” he said. Come True fund. “All people have to realize a disability The fund grants skills and talents. wishes each is a characteristic. It We’re taking the year to two local doesn’t define a pertime to celebrate CLC-K clients. that.” son. All people have This year, Chad skills and talents. Mayor Randy Caron received a Hope described We’re taking the time grant to see a muthe inclusive nasic production in to celebrate that.” ture of this comToronto and ex- - CLC-K’s Ron Coristine munity as “fantasperience the watic.” terfront festival there. Hope added senior levels of Renee Cadotte will also head government must, however, to Toronto, thanks to the Mc- come to understand the needs Landress grant. Her dream is of families with people who to watch a Toronto Maple Leafs rely on Community Living. hockey game at the Air Canada “Education is still needed to Centre. make sure the Government of A total of six CLC-K clients ap- Ontario knows what needs and plied for the grants this year. supports are required for famiCoristine said marking May lies out there,” he said.

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Woodshed doors to close Aug. 31 By Mary Beth Corcoran

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Theresa’s Woodshed owner Theresa Myers stands with one of her latest finds, a wooden sarcophagus that greets visitors when they walk in the door. Myers is retiring this summer after 31 years in the same location on St. Clair Street in Chatham.

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After 31 years on St. Clair Street at Forest, Theresa’s Woodshed will be closing its doors for good Aug. 31. Theresa Myers, the woman behind the antique store, said after years of finding and selling collectibles and antiques to area enthusiasts, she is ready to move on to the relaxing portion of her retirement. “I’m 75 years old and I just want to take care of my house and enjoy life,” Myers said. “I’m looking forward to it; it’s time, I guess.” Another factor in her decision was the loss of her husband three years ago after 54 years of marriage. Going it alone has been challenging and she said she plans on enjoying her grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Known for a shop packed with items to look through, Myers said she carries everything you would ever need or want in your home. “Anything that would be in a home is in here, including linens,” she added. From early on, Myers had an interest in antiques, starting out in

her garage refinishing furniture for friends. She would trade a finished piece for a new piece from people and then decided to open up her own shop. Travelling to buy items of interest, Myers built up the inventory in her store, and now has thousands of items of interest. A new acquisition is a unique wooden sarcophagus depicting an Egyptian pharaoh that opens up with shelves inside. Myers said the previous owner kept her shoes inside. As the closing date of Aug. 31 nears, Myers currently is selling her inventory at 20 per cent off, and invites customers new and old to come in and find treasures for their own home, from china to Depression glass to clocks.

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Retro Run slated for May 27

By Bruce Corcoran

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said the run is a Strong Kids event. The Strong Kids campaign at the Y is designed to help fund access for families in need to YMCA programs, classes and services. This year’s event includes a 5K run/walk option, a 3K run/walk choice, and the ever-popMunicipal Act, 2001 c. 25 s. 379 (2) O. Reg. 181/03, s. 5(1), Form 6

The MUNICIPALITY OF CHATHAM-KENT Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below until 3:00 p.m. local time on June 12th, 2018, 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 # 3650-010-001-67200 Lt 2, Pl 617; Romney; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. 1323 Bluff Line, (Wheatley). P.I.N. 00847 0100 (LT).



Roll # 3650-060-003-36300 Pt Lts 27 & 28, Pl 396, As In 452201 S/T & T/W 452201; Tilbury East; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 4626 Talbot Trail, (Merlin). P.I.N. 00828 0056 (LT).



Roll # 3650-060-004-01902 Pt Lt 9, Concession 11 (Tilbury East) Designated As Pt 3, 24R5587; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being Port Rd, (Tilbury East). P.I.N. 00824 0071 (LT).



Roll # 3650-110-004-10318 Lt 16, Plan 165; Raleigh; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 6707 Elizabeth St, (North Buxton). P.I.N. 00872 0118 (LT).



Roll # 3650-110-006-25900 Lt 13, Plan 774, As In 457151 S/T & T/W 457151; Raleigh; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 133 Aberdeen St, (Merlin). P.I.N. 00863 0071 (LT).



Roll # 3650-140-004-70600 Pt Lt 20 Con 5, Lake Erie Survey (Harwich), As In 400728 “Description In 400728 May Not Be Acceptable In Future” S/T HA28244; Harwich.; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 11065 Front Line, (Blenheim). P.I.N. 00932 0006 (LT).



Roll # 3650-140-006-43800 Pt Lt 13, SW Victoria St, Pl 109 As In 254432; Harwich, Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being Victoria St, (Shrewsbury). P.I.N. 00938 0757 (LT).



Roll # 3650-140-006-56500 SE 1/2 Lt 19, S Adelaide St, Pl 109; Harwich; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 76 Adelaide St, (Shrewsbury). P.I.N. 00939 0131 (LT).



Roll # 3650-140-006-66800 Lt 21, N Adelaide St, Plan 109; Harwich, Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 85 Adelaide St, (Shrewsbury). P.I.N. 00939 0162 (LT).


10. Roll # 3650-140-006-78100 Lt 11, N Talbot St, Pl 109; Harwich; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 43 Talbot St, (Shrewsbury). P.I.N. 00939 0251 (LT).


11. Roll # 3650-160-004-37400 Lt 15, E Jackson St, Plan 97; Pt Lt 16, E Jackson St, Pl 97 As In 500232; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 79 Jackson St, (Blenheim). P.I.N. 00927 0171 (LT).


12. Roll # 3650-240-004-38600 Lt 139-140 Pl 75; Chatham-Kent; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 45 Albert Ave, (Ridgetown). P.I.N. 00701 0054 (LT).


13. Roll # 3650-420-007-11200 Pt Lt 2 Con 2 River Thames Survey Harwich Being Pt 1, 24R-87; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 220 Park Ave E, (Chatham). P.I.N. 00513 0091 (LT).


14. Roll # 3650-420-019-14201 Pt Lt 39, 42 Pl 309 As In 359507; Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Being 69 Spencer Ave, (Chatham). P.I.N. 00507 0262 (LT).


Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order, or of a 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 taxes, HST (if applicable) and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Title

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ular 1K family fun run. “Our biggest event is the 1K family fun run for all the little gaffers. They have a great time coming out and running around,” Armstrong said. He said support for the annual event is gaining traction. “It’s getting there. We moved the event to a later date because of the hospice run (which took place April 29),” he said. “They were close to our date and we didn’t want to compete with them.” Instead, the Y’s run will take place on RetroFest weekend, hence the retro theme. The move may also get the Y run away from some sour weather. “Previously, we had some pretty bad weather too. We’re hoping the 27th is nice and warm and sun-

ny,” he said. Participation prices are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, $20 for teens and $30 for team members for the 5K run. Adults taking part in the 3K pay $30. As for the kids run, there is no charge. Everyone taking part will receive a participant medal, and Armstrong said there would also be door prizes containing “Y swag.” Registration can be done online at www.raceroster. com or in person at the Chatham-Kent YMCA. On race day, participants can still sign up. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the main event starting at 9 a.m. The kids run will follow at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Armstrong at 519360-9622 ext. 110.

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dent candidate in the June provincial election, also filed his papers to run for council in Chatham. John Van Heck is running for school board trustee for the Catholic board in Wards 4 and 5. They join mayoral hopefuls Darrin Canniff and Alysson Storey, as well as council candidates Chris June, Kirk Hooker and Karen Kirkwood-Whyte in Chatham; Henry Svec and incumbent Frank Vercouteren in South Kent; incumbent David VanDamme in East Kent; Nicolas Cadotte and incumbent Carmen McGregor in Wallaceburg, and Bob Demers as a school board trustee. This list is complete as of May 14.

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Four incumbent councillors filed their nomination papers recently, announcing their intent to seek re-election this fall. They include veteran councillors Doug Sulman and Bryon Fluker. Sulman is seeking re-election in Chatham, while Fluker is running again in West Kent. Steve Pinsonneault, another veteran incumbent, albeit with not quite the same length of service as Sulman and Fluker, announced he is running again in East Kent. Mark Authier joined Fluker in seeking re-election in West Kent. Drew Simpson, who is running as an indepen-

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Medical geologist ‘sounds alarm’ By Mary Beth Corcoran

Well owners in Dover and Chatham township now have a medical geologist in their corner in their fight to find out if their water contaminated with sediment is harmful to their health. At a press conference last week at the home of Christine Burke, medical geologist Heather Gingerich said she has reported her findings of a “chemical assault on the people drinking this well water” to her contacts at the United Nations in the role of special rapporteur. A special rapporteur is an investigator who reports to a deliberative body. “We’re not past the point of no return here. I do believe this situation is salvageable,” Gingerich said. “I have an ethical as well as a moral responsibility to do what I can to sound the alarm.” Gingerich phoned Chatham-Kent police, the OPP and the RCMP to open an official file on the contamination by sediment of wells to create an

incident report “so it can’t be smothered at the lower tier.” “This is textbook of what we expect to see at The Hague (international court) in terms of who is responsible for not responding appropriately and who is responsible for terrorizing the community when really they are just saying we need your help, we need you to protect us, because something is going on,” Gingerich said. She added that she can find no evidence of proper protocol being followed regarding the complaints of well owners. The Green Energy Act allows wind farm companies to come into communities whether they were willing or not to make deals with landowners to put up industrial wind turbines. Gingerich said all the officials involved, from the municipality to the medical officer health to the province, bear responsibility for the well water issue to reach the point it has now. “What I’m saying is that none of this is possible without something very, very wrong going wrong at the municipal level,” Gingerich said.

Gingerich confirmed that the particles of shale can “de-couple” from the toxic heavy metals adhered to them in stomach acid, which is a pH of 1 to 3, contrary to what medical officer of health Dr. David Colby has said about the sediment in the water being safe to drink. “Because this is an assault, this is a chemical assault on whoever is drinking this water,” Gingerich stated. “To have a medical officer state publicly that it’s safe for consumption boggles my mind, and I cannot understand, post-Walkerton, how that can happen and there are no consequences.” Gingerich admitted the United Nations may do nothing, but said it is up to the people to keep raising the alarm and holding the government and municipal officials accountable for inaction on the well water complaints.

When asked about how the Ministry of the Environment said their testing shows the water is safe to drink, backed up by Colby, Gingerich said she doesn’t understand how their testing only certain parameters can be considered a compre-

hensive investigation. “The Ministry of the Environment that has no medical officers anywhere in the ministry, yet is somehow diagnosing if you do or don’t have a problem; I’m confused,” she noted.

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Medical geologist Heather Gingerich, right, has weighed in on the concerns of area well owners regarding contamination of their wells after turbine construction began. Gingerich, who has her Masters in medical geology, and is working on her doctorate, said she will be doing her doctoral thesis on the well water situation in Dover and Chatham township.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018 • Spectacular Spring Book Sale from 10:00am-5:00pm at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. • Mike & Melody will entertain at 6:00pm at Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. • Open euchre at 1:00pm at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Friday May 25, 2018 • Spectacular Spring Book Sale from 10:00am-5:00pm at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. • George Wilson will entertain at 2:00pm at Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. • Meal, fun darts and Catch the Ace at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Dinner from 5:300pm7:00pm. Choice of liver & onions, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is 3:00pm-6:00pm and you must be present to win. Open darts at 7:30pm. Saturday, May 26, 2018 • Blood Donor Clinic from 9:00am-12:00pm at St. Clair College Healthplex. New donors and walk ins welcome! • Spectacular Spring Book Sale from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. • Music with Don & Bonnie at 2:30pm at Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. • Large Year End Meat Draw and dance at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Meat draw from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Dance from 4:30pm-9:30pm featuring The Southlanders.


Notice is hereby given that the Municipality of Chatham-Kent intends to apply ClearPUBLICcontaining INFORMATION CENTRE View Herbicide (Reg. No.29752) the active ingredients: Aminopyralid, presRegarding the upcoming planned work related to the ent as potassium salt and Metsulfuron – Methyl, in combination with Hasten NT Spray Adjuvant (Reg No. 28277), containing active ingredients methyl and ethyl oleate (esterified vegetable oil), under the Pest 2016 Control Products Act (Canada) for the purposes of PARRY BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT noxious weed particularly CanadaRiver Thistle and Sow Thistle during the period of Keilcontrol, Drive over the Thames (Community of Chatham) May 28, 2018 to July 20, 2018 along all rural portions of Chatham-Kent’s roads. The purpose of this Public Information Centre is to inform stakeholders of the scope of work, traffic detour plan and timing of construction activities associated with the above mentioned project in the Community

Application of Chatham.will be weather permitting, and confined to weed-infested portions of the right-of-way. The meeting will be held on:

ForDATE: further information (collect calls accepted), contact: Thursday, April 21, 2016 TIME: – 8:00pm Steve Ford 5:00pm or– Atrium Jerry Corso LOCATION: Chatham-Kent Civic Centre 315 King Street West, Chatham President Manager, Public Works South Green Lawn &Centre Vegetation Municipality of presentation Chatham-Kent As thisStream Public Information will be an “open house” format, no formal will be made. RepresentativesInc. from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent,Ph: along with the Engineering Consultant, will be Management 519.360.1998 x3970 or available to review the display boards and respond to any questions posed by stakeholders. Area Ph: 905.510.1229 residents, property owners, business operators and those1.800.714.7497 who may have a general interest in this project are encouraged to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact either: Adam Sullo, P.Eng Director, Engineering and Transportation Engineering and Transportation Division Municipality of Chatham-Kent 315 King Street West, Chatham ON N7M 5K8


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Teenaged years a big shift from ‘normal’ Are teenagers a subspecies of humans, or a blip on the evolutionary scale of Homo sapiens? I ask that because it appears our young children morph into these very different beings for a time before eventually becoming human once again. I’m not just talking about our own teenager, but all of teenkind. A teenager can be a lovable person. Ours is smart, polite, and generally has a good circle of friends. We have friends with similar teenaged kids. But teens can also be incredibly frustrating as they push at their boundaries or refine the art of procrastination. How about when they ignore their parents’ advice and just have to find things out on their own from personal experience? Now, I know many parents may be nodding their heads in agreement at this point, and some might be saying, “Kids today...” But before isolating the current crop of teens, we must all take a look in the rearview mirror on our own Road of Life. I procrastinated like crazy, was allergic to housework and chores, believed I knew best. In other words, when my daughter, Brenna, does any of these things, I have to realize the proverbial apple does not fall far from the tree. But she’s graceful when she dances. Where’d that come from? I have two left feet. She’s got a very sharp wit and has mastered the art of sarcasm at a young age. My wife will blame me for the latter. Ooops. Guilty as charged (although the kid will say we are both contributors). I often have to urge Brenna to get up on school days. I recall being OK at getting out of bed each day. Now, Mary Beth, my lovely wife, has told me tales of she and her sister getting the morning wakeup shout from their father, and they’d stick their feet out from under the covers, bang around on the floor like they were up and embracing the day, and roll over to

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take public transit. Kids today – the same ones who give you grief over your recycling habits – think nothing of a parent firing up the gas guzzler to give them a ride to a buddy’s place, or to a gathering point for teens. Still, it could be worse. There is no way I’d have survived as my own parent. I played with homemade explosives as a kid. (I grew up

in northern Quebec in a family that owned a mining supply store.) We made our own gunpowder, smoke bombs, pipe bombs, tennis ball cannons, you name it. I’ll take the teenaged girl who isn’t a fan of yard work and who doesn’t pick up after herself very well over the teenaged boy who was not a fan of yard work, didn’t pick up after himself, and ... blew stuff up.

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9 Discomposed 10 Low voice 11 Concept 16 Half- -- (Starbucks option) 20 Oklaho-ma city 21 Clio or Erato 22 Caspian feeder 23 Most superficial 27 24 horas 29 Remedy 30 “Zounds!” 32 Friend of Dorothy 34 Guys with oars, maybe 37 Lo-cal, often 39 Fires 42 Cultivated land 44 GIs’ entertainment org. 45 Faucet problem 46 Twine fiber 50 Spoon-bender Geller 51 End of the alphabet 52 Comedian Philips 53 -- Paulo, Brazil

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Judith Anne Crewe November 8, 1939 – May 17, 2013

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways! Remember these words Babe? 1993 we visited the childhood home of Elizabeth Barret BROWNING in England. What a trip! What a poem! It says all I could ever say about you and me. Imagine, 55 years of bliss with some minor disagreements from time to time. Our children, grandchildren, and great grand baby twins (Faye and Monroe) all wish you were here. Above all, we always need you each and every day. We look forward to the time we can all be together again. Chris, Denise, Doug and Jen are all getting older as you likely know. Jen’s birthday was May 8th..she is what we call a FarmHER with her 5 acre farm. PS: The twins are starting to talk and their wonderful little lives are taking shape. Very soon it will be difficult for them to be silent. AnnaBanana has full time work interpreting for an elderly (94) woman who knows how to sign…she also works for a local School Board in IOWA. Cortney is well. Ryan and Carly are busier than ever with the twins. Alberta dogs (Ryker, Whimsey and Oliver) are well as is MOLLY girl. Lucy girl, your Siamese baby is 18. She still misses you as does Forrest Gump the 22 lb barn cat rescue whom you have never met. We all miss you.. terribly so. We should be celebrating our 60th this year and I don’t feel a bit over 80 or, is it 70?.

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Pick us up! Chatham: Anne’s Smoke Shop (861 Queen St) C-K Library (120 Queen St) Downtown Chatham Centre (100 King St. W) Legion Branch 628 (39 William St N) Maple City Bakery (361 Grand Ave W) Young’s Variety (9397 Longwoods Rd) Active Lifestyle Centre (20 Merritt Ave) Riverview Gaming Centre (497 Riverview Dr) Remax (St. Clair St) Wednesday Market (9877 Longwoods Rd) Chatham Cultural Centre (75 William St. N) Royal LePage (Raleigh St), Burger King (762 St. Clair St), Superstore Gas Bar (791 St. Clair St), Pharmasave (125 Keil Dr), 7-11 (Grand Ave.), Jiffy Lube (45 Keil Dr S), Daisy Mart (455 Grand Ave. E), Schinkels (145 Richmond), Lenovers (525 Park Ave E), Betty Brite (108 Keil Dr. S), Birmingham Lane (by Superbox), Lynnwood Subdivision (by Superbox) Wallaceburg: Shoppers Drug Mart (30 McNaughton Ave) 99.1CKXS (520 James St) Taylor’s Variety (1644 Dufferin) Black Goose (525 James St) No Frills (2 Warwick Dr) C-K Library (209 James St) Hometown Deli (1542 Dufferin Ave) Oaks Retirement (80 McNaughton Ave) Dresden: C-K Library (187 Brown St) MacTavish Pharmacy (480 St George St), Godfathers Pizza (474 St. George St.) Bothwell: C-K Library - 320 Main St. Thamesville: Country Cuts (Victoria Rd), Movie Den (74 London Rd), Fast & Fresh (73 London Rd), C-K Library (3 London Rd)

Ridgetown: C-K Library - 54 Main St. Blenheim: C-K Library (16 George St) McIntyre I.D.A. Pharmacy (49 Talbot St W) Jim’s Barber Shop (72 Talbot St W) Blenheim Seniors Centre (55 Jane St) Blenheim Municipal Service Centre (35 Talbot St W) Blenheim Variety (40 Talbot St E) Royal LePage, The Wilton Team (42 Talbot St W) Erieau: Eau Buoy (1005 Vidler Ave), Bayside Bew Pub (970 Ross Lane) Mitchell’s Bay: Mitchell’s Bay Variety (6 Main St) Dover Duds (26662 Bear Line Rd) Pain Court: Pain Court Market (24129 Winter Line Rd) Central Tavern (24121 Winterline) Merlin: C-K Library (13 Aberdeen St) Erie Café and Variety (6 Erie St. S) Tilbury: C-K Library (2 Queen St) Remax (20 Queen St S) Highgate: C-K Library (291 King St) Wheatley: C-K Library - (35 Talbot Rd W) Cedar Springs: Comfort & Soul (8619 Talbot Trail) Charing Cross: 4 Corner’s Restaurant (21006 Charing Cross Rd) Post Office/Bert’s Plumbing (21007 Charing Cross Rd) Have a location you would like us to drop off at? Let us know! 519-397-2020



THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018


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The financial support is pouring in for The Final Push fundraising event for the Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Recently, the Dresden Rotary Club hosted the Lite Bite Final Push Community Kickoff at the Royal Canadian Legion in Dresden, raising $22,385 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. More than 150 guests attended May’s Lite Bite event, featuring The Final Push organizers Dave Depencier and Dan Van Moorsel riding their training bikes throughout the evening. Guests enjoyed a barbequed dinner and the opportunity to learn more about The Final Push bike ride, taking place May 23

to 28. The evening was organized by the Dresden Rotary Club as a way to increase awareness and kick-off the Final Push’s fundraising efforts. The Club also pledged to donate all donations made during the Lite Bite, up to $5,000. “We had hoped that collectively the crowd would donate enough that we could fulfill our $5,000 match pledge,” said Stuart Kiar, Secretary, Dresden Rotary Club. “Raising over $22,000 in one night speaks to the importance of the equipment being supported through The Final Push, and how important it is to have this available in our own backyard.” In addition to a $6,000 Dresden Rotary Club donation, CK Ready Mix/

Dresden Ready Mix presented a $5,000 donation to the Final Push. The Dresden Catherine McVean IODE Chapter also presented $1,500 in support of the event. “This has been a fabulous kickoff to the month of The Final Push event, and the final month of our fundraising campaign,” said Mary Lou Crowley, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA. “Dave and Dan are very passionate about raising the funds needed to bring a new CT Scan to Chatham-Kent, and this event provided an exciting boost to their fundraising efforts.” As well, McNaughton’s Home Hardware Building Centre pledged $15,000 towards The Final Push. “Hospitals with state of the art equipment are the

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Organizers of the Final Push bike ride Dave Depencier (left) and Dan VanMoorsel (right), pose with Mary Lou Crowley, Executive Director of the Foundation of CKHA, at the Dresden Rotary Club’s Lite Bite event on May 4. Over $22,000 was raised at the event, in support of The Final Push & Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. McNaughton’s Home Hardware Building Centre recently donated $15,000 towards the The Final Push and Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign

cornerstone to any com- Hardware believes in the Dan by donating online munity and no one knows importance of small-town or through corporate this more than people and health care, and the needs sponsorship by contactbusinesses involved with of a reliable hospital to ing Dave Depencier dithe Home Builder’s Asso- serve those small towns.” rectly. The Final Push NowDepencier. that we have made it half way through the winter season, Individuals are encourtarget fundraising goal is ciations,” said aged to pledge Dave and $100,000. “McNaughton’s Home ensure your vehicle has been inspected by a Certified Chatham


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The Chatham Voice, May 17, 2018  

The May 17, 2018 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.

The Chatham Voice, May 17, 2018  

The May 17, 2018 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.