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The big boys got a chance to play with the big toys at the official ground breaking for the new Gateway Cascades Casino on Richmond Street in Chatham at the site of the former Wheels Inn, the first Gateway “new build” casino project in Ontario. Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope joined Gateway CEO Tony Santo to break ground at the site in a backhoe after a ceremonial shovel exchange, signaling the start of construction on the $36 million facility, expected to be completed in the summer of 2019. The casino property will include 333 slots, 12 gaming tables and Gateway’s signature restaurant brands, Match Eatery and Public House, and The Buffet. The investment is expected to create 200 new jobs in addition to the 100 jobs being transferred from the current Dresden Slots facility, plus millions in economic spinoffs in the community.

“Today we break ground and start the construction of what we know will be a great state-of-the-art entertainment attraction of your community and an important contributor to the local economy,” Santo said. “The mayor and city staff were very co-operative and made it easy to do business here.” Gateway just recently opened a Match Eatery and Public House in Point Edward, which Santo said offers the welcoming and social traditions of a neighbourhood pub as well as the high energy and excitement of a sports bar. The Buffet will have an emphasis on value and an ever-changing menu highlighting food from around the world. With a separate entrance for the restaurants, Santo said the facility will allow people to come and go without setting foot in the casino. “All of our new restaurants, especially with a new build, we design them in such a way that families can come in without going into the casino.” Continued on page 2

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“There is one entrance to the casino that is posted with security personnel to check for minors, and on the other side, is where the food and beverage facilities are,” Santo noted. “They A+ Rated By The Better Business Bureau are designed in that way so 21 Plus Years of that families Proven Excellence . . . can come in, eat, drink and have Our Customers Say a good time. We consider this a It’s So! local casino, it’s here for the local community, but • Locally owned anyone is weland operated come.” “We want to • No Pressure, Worry Free entice people from the other Experience areas – the Londons and the • Best Price First Time, Windsors – be-

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cause it’s a new facility. This is one hour away whether you are from Sarnia or Windsor or London. It’s not only to come to the gaming part, it’s to see what the attractions are and the tourism opportunities that exist for this community,” Hope said. “Where else can you go with lakes on both sides? It’s more than about gaming. It’s about adding something that would support other features and the industries to grow.” Hope added that when we lost the Wheels Inn, we lost a lot of the American tourism, and a number of spinoff benefits. “We believe the casino facility will not only attract Americans, but also attract others to come to our community, to conferences and other things

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Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope and Gateway CEO Tony Santo got a quick lesson in operating a backhoe as they broke ground for the new Gateway Cascades Casino being built on Richmond Street at Keil Drive in Chatham.

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Hope seeks fourth term as mayor of Chatam-Kent Randy Hope says he’s not done. As a result, he’s seeking a fourth term as mayor of ChaPlay Rotary TV tham-Kent. “I believe we’re on the right track. We’ve got our house in order,” he said. “When I took office, there was a huge debt Tuesdays level and high unemployat 7pm ment; communities didn’t $ feel part of the municipality.” 3 per Since that time, Hope said strip of 3 cards the debt has dropped to Good for all 4 games $64 million from $186 million and unemployment has WIN UP TO dropped to about six per cent from a high of 15 per cent. $100000 “We are seeing growth in SOLD AT LOCAL CONVENIENCE our economy here. We’re AND DRUG STORES seeing some things we can be proud of,” he said. Hope added there are technically no empty factories in the municipality, and companies are holding job fairs seeking to fill vacancies. He said he has a strong agenda planned for the next four years.

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“It will deal with continuing on the path, looking at our official plans, about a bypass around Wallaceburg, a new arena here (Chatham), and we’ll talk about a Charing Cross bypass, we’ll look at Tilbury and Ridgetown land-use planning to set ourselves up to attract new industry to these communities,” he said. Hope said Chatham-Kent is again experiencing growth in advanced manufacturing, and agriculture. “It’s about diversification in the community. I want to continue to lead the course we are on,” he said. “Everybody’s growing. It’s healthy to have a diversified community. It’s great to see small businesses starting up and becoming part of the economy.” To continue growth, Hope said we must promote our assets. “That’s quality of life – a 15-minute commute as opposed to hours. We’re 20 minutes from either lake,” he said. “The feeling of being at home. That’s

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I’ll be evaluated for my time in office,’ he said. “For 12 years, I have a record. People know the name.” Hope said people shouldn’t expect him to be showing up at their front doors asking for their vote anytime soon. “People just got done with the provincial election. I think we’re all looking for that ‘I need a break moment’ summer vacation and spending time with their families,” he said. “I want to respect people’s time with their families during the summer.”

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what Chatham-Kent does.” He reminds voters that the mayor’s position is but one of 18 seats on council, and his vote on issues doesn’t carry any more weight than any other councillor. “I’m one vote. There are 17 others. We need to carry 50-plusone,” he said. “And whatever council decides, I have to fulfill council’s mandate.” Hope looks at his experience as 12 years as mayor as a bonus when dealing with senior levels of government, including the new Doug Ford administration at the provincial level. “People know me. I’m not going to blow smoke. I’m going to speak on facts and how we can manage things together,” he said. Hope said his campaign, and how people judge him, is much different than those of his opponents. “Let’s face it, the election process started 12 years ago with me. It’s not a 30-day campaign.

Two more candidates for mayor stepped forward in the past week, as well as a familiar face seeking a council position in the fall municipal election. Incumbent Randy Hope put his name forward for re-election as mayor. He’s joined in that quest by Robert Powers. Art Stirling, who in the past served as councillor in Ward 2, South Kent, announced his intention to run again.

Louise Aitken is running for school trustee for the French Catholic board, while David Argenti is seeking a seat on the English Catholic board representing Ward 6, Chatham. And Christ White wishes to represent Wards 1-3 for the English public board. They join mayoral hopefuls Darrin Canniff and Alysson Storey. Council hopefuls in Ward 1, West Kent, are incumbents Bryon Fluker and Mark Authier, as well as Mark Pastorius. For Ward 2, South Kent,

Henry Svec and incumbents Frank Vercouteren and Trevor Thompson have announced they are running. In Ward 3, East Kent, incumbents David VanDamme and Steve Pinsonneault have signed up to do it again. As for Ward 4, North Kent, Dylan McLay, Steven Scott, Patricia Sylvain and Joey Cyples announced their intentions to run. Up in Ward 5, Wallaceburg, Aaron Hall, Randy McNeil, Chris Glassford, Nicolas Cadotte and incumbent Carmen

McGregor have filed their papers. And in Ward 6, Chatham, incumbents Doug Sulman, Brock McGregor and Michael Bondy, Marjorie Crew, Larry Vellinga, James Thompson, Ryan Jackson; Chris June, Kirk Hooker, Drew Simpson, Les Banks and Karen Kirkwood-Whyte are running. John Mrnik, Bob Demers, Pierre Lambert, Brenda Rumble and John Van Heck are seeking positions as school board trustees.

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Chatham man wants to give power back to the people I want to help us grow even closer,” Powers added. He said what really motivated him A Chatham man has added his to run for mayor was the first time name as a contender for Mayor of he drove by members of the Water Chatham-Kent, wanting to give the Wells First group protesting for the right to clean water. people a voice. “What really got me was driving to Robert Powers, 27, filed his nomination papers last week, bringing work one day on Countryview Line the total of mayoral candidates to when I saw people exercising their civil liberties crying out for clean four so far. “It is time that the people of my water here in Chatham-Kent. That community are empowered and really moved me and I knew I had to do something given a voice. I to help people in have a clear vision my community,” and direct profesPowers explained. sional and educa“As the Mayor of tional experience Chatham-Kent, I to make this hapwould absolutely pen,” Powers said enforce the rule of in a statement. law, but to see that Powers worked absolutely blew for the Canadian me away.” government in The candidate several capacities, said that problem, including Canada and every other Post and Canada serious problem Border Services in the municipaliAgency, as well ty, is because peoas the Province ple don’t have a of Ontario with voice. the Ontario Trilli“It’s always the um Foundation. government that He recently comis deciding which pleted a Master Robert Powers way we’re going of Public Policy and it should be – With Distinction from the University of Michi- the people leading the way and I gan-Dearborn, a Master of Arts in want to give a voice to those peoPolitical Science from the University ple.” One way of making sure those votof Windsor and an Honours Specialization Bachelor of Arts in Political ed into office listen to the people, Science from the University of West- Powers said, is to give people the option of removing a council memern Ontario. “I want my fellow citizens to know ber from office. “Through citizens’ initiative, if you that I am motivated to act from the heart. The number one thing I want get enough signatures on a page, to do is to give the people the pow- you should be able to have a recall er. Chatham-Kent is my hometown. vote and recall the mayor or a counI was born two blocks away from cilor. It should be up to the people; where I currently reside, on the bank this is a democracy. There are other of the Thames River in Chatham. jurisdictions in Canada where that We are a great, big community and happens and I want to give the peoBy Mary Beth Corcoran

ple the power here,” he said. “People should have the control.” Powers also said it is time to fix the problems of amalgamation and time that council is brought to the people. He proposes regular council sittings across the community; taking them to Wallaceburg, Ridgetown, Dresden, Tilbury and more. “If it takes folding tables in the back of a pick-up truck I want you to know that I am going to make it happen: I am going to bring your municipal government to your front door,” he noted. “Even though I’m young, I’ve been given a lot of responsibility and it’s my responsibility to make things better.”

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The Process On May 1, 2018, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change approved the Terms of Reference for the Ridge Landfill Expansion Environmental Assessment (EA) with amendments. The approved amended Terms of Reference is available on the project website

You are invited to our first of three EA Public Open Houses! This first Public Open House will introduce the EA process, provide background information on the site and project, and describe the alternatives being considered and how they will be evaluated. The purpose of the Open House is to get your input on study areas, alternatives being considered, work plans and evaluation criteria.

This study will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act Time & Date: July 25, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm and the approved amended EA Location: St. Mary’s Hall, 94 George St, Blenheim, ON Terms of Reference. The EA will consider site development alternatives for expanding the landfill to provide waste disposal capacity over a 20-year planning period as well as alternatives for the management of leachate and landfill gas. Waste Connections is committed to enhancing waste diversion and will also consider the feasibility of on-site diversion programs. Results from this study will be documented in an EA, which will be submitted to the ministry for review. At that time, the public, Indigenous communities and other interested persons will be informed when and where the EA can be reviewed.

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If you build it... As people celebrate the fact the shovels went into the ground recently for the new Gateway Casino in Chatham, we feel obligated to remind folks the term “If you build it, they will come,” originated in a work of fiction. From the movie “Field of Dreams,” the term refers to Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella building a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield in response to voices he hears. The 1919 Chicago White Sox, blackballed after accepting bribes to throw the 1919 World Series, materialize to enjoy the diamond. It was a feel-good movie, for sure. And here in Chatham-Kent, the new casino and restaurant complex has a feel-good vibe attached to it, within reason. It’s bringing an additional 200 jobs to our municipality, on top of the 100 positions that will shift over from the Slots at Dresden Raceway when the new facility opens next summer. Mayor Randy Hope said at the groundbreaking he hopes to see the new casino attract people from all over, including the U.S., to check it out, as well as other amenities and attractions Chatham-Kent has to offer. But it’s hard to see this casino, no matter how incredible it might look and how much fun it might contain, having such an impact. For people who come across the border through Windsor seeking some gambling and entertainment Canadian-style, Casino Windsor seems like the prime spot. That doesn’t mean no one will come to the new Gateway Casino from outside Chatham-Kent. It will be a new, fresh facility, and offers family dining options on site, along with the various gaming choices. It’s located right beside the Holiday Inn Express, as well as the Bradley Convention Centre. That’s a great entertainment/overnight combination when there are events taking place at the centre. But for Chatham-Kent to see a serious uptick in tourism, it will take efforts from across the municipality. The casino and its attached restaurants are another piece in our tourism mosaic. We have such great potential here, from rich Black History in Dresden and North Buxton, wonderful beaches and trails in and near Erieau and Mitchell’s Bay, great fishing options, a beautiful provincial park in Rondeau, and unique events in places such as Wallaceburg, Bothwell, Blenheim and Thamesville. All told, we have built it. But collective marketing will help encourage “them” to come.

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Mixed signals from road crews Sir: This is a first for me to write to your paper and I’m also an avid reader every week. I just have a quick comment on an issue that happened recently to me. Now, I’ve seen a video a few weeks ago on Facebook showing a worker inside his piece of machinery taking cell phone video of vehicles speeding through their construction zone on Countryview Line and Highway 40 basically right beside the golf course. The video showed people speeding through the zone and also included a sign that says, “Slow down, we have families too.”

Which is perfectly fine. But more recently, coming down Countryview Line, I met another construction crew near Prince Albert Side Road going towards Hwy. 40. I saw the work site coming up and proceeded to slow down before getting to the area of work. There were two vehicles quite a distance in front of me to where they were allowed to proceed forward. I was a bit of a distance behind those vehicles and expected the worker to show me the stop side of the sign to let the traffic in the other direction

proceed. As I was getting closer and slowing down to a safe speed, the worker left the slow side of the sign for me to keep going. As I neared the zone, the worker was moving his arm in a circular motion to continue straight, which I did, but as I was getting closer he starts his starts moving his arm faster and faster for me to go through. It was almost as if you were playing baseball and hit a for sure triple but as you reach third base your coach is spinning his arm so fast for you to run to home. I remembered the video

I saw and wanted to be sure the workers were safe as well as me. I just think it’s a bit of a oxymoron that you’re asked to drive slow and safe but yet it felt as this worker wanted me to go much, much quicker to get past the area so the other direction of traffic could proceed. I was just a little dumbfounded and shocked. I wasn’t in a hurry to go anywhere. I could have easily waited if he turned the sign for me to stop. I’m just trying to do what they would like from area drivers. Ken Barnes Chatham-Kent

Chatham arena plan has merits Sir: Mayor Randy Hope hasn’t always been right, but I think his latest plan is stupendous. When I came to live here, the Navistar factory was a derelict reminder of Chatham’s industrial

pride. Then the plant was demolished and we were left with an unsightly sea of concrete debris. Recently, Mayor Hope told the Chatham-Kent

Chamber of Commerce that he had been talking to Navistar, which still owns the property, that he would welcome an arena and a baseball diamond

on the Richmond site. I think this is a wonderful idea, as long as the cost doesn’t come from city coffers. Stephen J. Beecroft Chatham

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37 CRAMAR $848,800 This colonial home offering 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, second kitchen and so much more. Call Patrick 519360-0141 or Catie 519-809-4268.

21 LAWSON $219,900 Spotless 3br, 3 bath bungalow with single detached garage. Call Sylvia 519-355-8189.

10530 RIVER LINE, HARWICH • $599,000

Large 4br, 2.5 bath 4 level side split with i/g pool on the River. Call Pat 519-360-0141 or Catie 519-809-4268.

877 CHARING CROSS $899,900

Everything you could want! 5br, 2 storey with a beautiful yard. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

Brian Preston* 519-355-9868

Patrick Pinsonneault** 519-360-0141

Deborah Rhodes* 519-401-5470

Bev Shreve** 519-358-8805

Ron Smith* 519-360-7729

Brandice Smith* 226-626-4838

David Smith* 519-350-1615

Michael Smyth* 519-784-5470

Patti Vermeersch* 519-355-6800

Carson Warrener* 519-809-2856

Cindy Weaver** 519-360-0628

Elliot Wilton* 519-358-8755

Penny Wilton** 519-360-0315

Kelly-Anne Appleton* 519-365-7155

44 LEGACY $650,000

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

Offer Pending Michael Gibbons* 519-365-5634

Brian Keenan* 519-365-6090

Catie Hawryluk* 519-809-4268

Wayne Liddy* 519-436-4810


10698 LAKEVIEW, C-K $549,000 2500 sq ft 2br, 2.5 bath executive 2 storey home on a .9 ac lot in Lake Morningstar. Call Carson 519-809-2856.

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.

open house 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

Elizabeth Peifer* 519-436-8959

Chris Papple* 519-350-1402

Amber Pinsonneault* 519-784-5310


SATURDAY, JULY 14 1:00PM-3:00PM 163 LLYDICAN EXT $279,900 AGENT: JUNE MCDOUGALL Sprawling 2br, 1.5 bath rancher with beautiful totally fenced backyard. Call June 519-358-5199.

500 TWEEDSMUIR W $349,900

Retired living at it’s best! 2br, 3 bath completely finished ranch townhouse. Call Deb 519-401-5470.

Offer Pending 98 NORTHERN PINE $392,000

Move-in ready 4br, 4 bath quality 2 storey home. Call Pat 519-360-0141.

3 WESTMINISTER $529,900 Open concept 3br, 2 bath rancher. Approx. 2100 sq ft with numerous upgrades. Call David 519-350-1615.

499 TWEEDSMUIR W $329,900

Fabulous 2+2br, 3 bath almost brand new townhome. Here’s your chance to retire in style. Call Eric 519-436-4865.

7627 RIVERVIEW LINE $729,900

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

10907 RIVER LINE $699,000

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

D L SO 37 VILLA $229,900

Immaculate 2+1br, 2 bath semi-detached, bi-level. Call Cindy Weaver 519-351-1952.

4729 RIVERSIDE, PT LAMBTON • $339,900 Premier double building lot on the Chanel E’Carte. Build your dream home here. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

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.

920 CHARING CROSS $495,000

This 3br, 2.5 bath executive brick rancher with many, many updates boasts approx 2500 sq ft. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

New Listing 23 DEGGE $89,900

Excellent 3br rancher with many updates. Call Andrea 519-359-2482.

17402 LAKESHORE, RONDEAU • $289,900

Extensively renovated 3br cottage in Rondeau Park overlooking the beach & Lake Erie. Call Penny 519-360-0315 or Elliot 519-358-8755.

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SATURDAY, JULY 14 1:00PM-3:00PM 40 SHAWNEE TRAIL $469,900 AGENT: WAYNE LIDDY 3br, 3 bath brick rancher backing onto greenspace and creek. A rare find. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

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SUNDAY, JULY 15 1:00PM-3:00PM 7088 TALBOT TRAIL $529,900 AGENT: WAYNE LIDDY On Lake Erie with access to private sandy beach. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Perfect country setting. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

Offer Pending 2 JAMES $84,900 Double wide, 2br, 2 bath mobile home on dead end street with open field at side. Call June 519-358-5199.


Meticulous serene gardener’s paradise! Updated 3 br, 1.5 bath 2 storey with charm & character. Call Deb 519-401-5470.

New Listing 45 RICHMOND $229,000

Totally renovated 3br, 1.5 bath 2 storey. Call Mike S 519-784-5310.

19443 BLOOMFIELD, BLENHEIM • $178,888

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

9 DEVONSHIRE $149,900

2br gem located near walking trails. Beautiful rear yard paradise. Call Andrea 519-359-2482.

New Listing 10889 RIVER LINE $1,500,000

3+4br, 5 bath, 4,000+ sq.ft. rancher on 1.4 acres backing onto Maple City Golf Club & the river. Call Steve 519-355-9774.

57 HARVEY $169,900

Ideal home for growing family. 2+2br, 2 bath raised ranch. Call Gus 519-355-8668 or Heather 519-355-8666.


This property fetures 3300 sq ft at a highest volume road traffic intersection. Call Steve 519-355-9774.

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Lease 61 DOVER $2,000/MTH LEASE

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.


430 COLBORNE $39,900

1.661 acre vacant industrial lot. Call Kristen 519-784-7653.

122 RICHMOND #3 $9 SQ FT 836 sq ft comm retail space available for lease. Call Mike S 519-784-5470.

105-113 ARNOLD, WALLACEBURG • $89,900

Industrial property on 6.886 acres with 183.01’ frontage. Call Kristen 519-784-7653.

THURS. JULY 12, 5-7PM SUN, JULY 15, 2-4PM 524 KEIL DR S • $360,000 AGENT: DAVID SMITH Immaculate 2+2br, 2 bath raised ranch with backyard oasis with a stunning Muskoka room. Call David 519-350-1615.

Steve Carroll* 519-355-9774

Sales Representative *





This Week’s Open Houses Thurs. July 12

1 - 3pm

205 Summerset Place, $309,000.... Royal LePage Peifer

Sat. July 14

10 - 12pm 205 Summerset Place, $309,000.... Royal LePage Peifer 1 - 3pm

205 Summerset Place, $309,000.... Royal LePage Peifer

1 - 3pm

163 Llydican Ext., $279,900 ........... June McDougall, Royal LePage Peifer

1 - 3pm

40 Shawnee Trail, $469,900 ........... Wayne Liddy, Royal LePage Peifer

1 - 3pm

44 Aberdeen .................................... Barb Phillips Real Estate Brokerage

3 - 4:30pm 59 Partridge Cres., $244,900 .......... Johnny Cacciavillani, Re/Max Sun. July 15

Purchase now, as prices will be on the rise!

1 -3pm

7088 Talbot Trail, $529,900 ............. Wayne Liddy, Royal LePage Peifer

2 - 4pm

524 Keil Dr. S., $350,000 ................. David Smith, Royal LePage Peifer

Mon. July 16

5 - 7pm

205 Summerset Place, $309,000.... Royal LePage Peifer

Tues. July 17

1 - 3pm

205 Summerset Place, $309,000.... Royal LePage Peifer

5 - 7pm

205 Summerset Place, $309,000.... Royal LePage Peifer

1 - 3pm

205 Summerset Place, $309,000.... Royal LePage Peifer

5 - 7pm

205 Summerset Place, $309,000.... Royal LePage Peifer

Wed. July 18

To book an appointment for personal viewing, call Tony Almeida at 519-350-0609.



Closings available in July and August



Open Houses at 228 Summerset Place Mon. 1:00 - 3:30pm • Thurs. 5:00 - 7:00pm • Sun. 1:00pm - 3:30pm Showroom located at 53 St. Clair St. RESERVE YOUR HOME TODAY! IN COLLABORATION WITH TMC CONSTRUCTION AND GILLES MICHAUD CONSULTING Broker Protected

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44 Aberdeen Open House Saturday, July 14, 1-3pm

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56 GRAND AVE E • $629,000

• 1 Floor brick building • Formerly Gospel Text Bookstore • Traffic count 11,000 (Municipal data)

• 7000 sq. ft. • Ready for immediate occupancy • Parking - approximately 23-25 vehicles


6 Wolfe St., Shrewsbury

• Approximately 3300 sq.ft. • Current tenants - 7/11, Borics, Playback Sports

851/853 Mariners Rd., Erieau

Cute 1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow. Good size living room & 3 season sunroom. 104’ x 208’ lot. Call now! $139,900.

19385 Erieau Rd., Blenheim

17148 Lakeshore Rd, Rondeau Park

10 GRAND AVE • For Lease

33 Canal St., Tilbury 4 BR, 1.5 bathroom, 2 storey home. Open concept main floor. Detached garage. $159,900.

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This nautical property includes 2 homes! The main home features 3BR, 2 baths & open living area. The second is a 2 BR, 1 bath. Live in one & rent the other. $299,900.

Incredible 4 BR, 3 bath family home. Country location with back yard oasis. Custom kitchen, wonderful sunroom, heated in-ground pool, attached garage & more! $399,000.

• High traffic intersection • Retail / Office / Warehouse • $17. per sq.ft. + utilities



Lovely lakefront 2+1 BR cottage. Move in ready with beautiful deck and views of dunes and beach. Huge garage for storage. $219,900.

18366 Erie Shore Dr., Erieau

Beautiful and bright home overlooking the water. Wonderful main floor layout, 2+1 BR and master with private terrace. $349,900.

17402 Lakeshore Rd., Rondeau Park Beautiful 3 BR overlooking the beach & Lake Erie. Spacious layout, lots of liiving space & plenty of storage. $289,900.

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!

840 Ross Lane, Erieau

Waterfront motel, camp & marina with remodeled 3 BR, 2 bath main home. This unique property features a 7 unit motel, 3 suite units, 5 trailer sites & a private marina. $999,900.





Pratt to run local United Way

track record of delivering quality results, leading organizations through A man who is no strang- transformational change, er to hard work on behalf building and leading high-performing of the agencies of teams, and colthe United Way, laborating with and the work community partthey do, will take ners, donors and over the helm as service recipiexecutive direcents,” Langford tor this fall. said. United Way of When KirkChatham-Kent’s wood-Whyte was Board President, asked to describe Brad Langford, the type of indiSteve Pratt announced that vidual best suited Steve Pratt would become its new Chief to serve as her succesExecutive Officer. Pratt sor, she recommended will replace Karen Kirk- the Board of Directors wood-Whyte, who has should seek an individheld the position since ual with a business head, a non-profit 1983 and recentheart and clearly announced her ly demonstrated retirement, effecleadership skills. tive Aug. 17. “I have thorAccording to oughly enjoyed Langford, Pratt working with brings with him a Steve for the past blend of post-secthree years. He is ondary educaone of the most tion, a strong multi-talented inbackground in liaising with all Karen Kirkwood-Whyte dividuals I have met. It is clear levels of government, and extensive that his passion and comexperience holding se- mitment to community nior leadership posi- will serve our organizations in the business and tion well. I look forward to passing the baton to non-profit sectors. As a former recipient of an individual who is foUnited Way services, he cused on ensuring that said Pratt has first-hand our organizational misknowledge of the bene- sion – to improve lives fits derived from charita- and build community – ble gifts to funded agen- is achieved,” said Kirkcies. He demonstrated, wood-Whyte. “I am both humbled on a personal level, the value of giving when he and honoured to accept co-chaired the 2016 Unit- this leadership position with an organization that ed Way campaign. “Steve has a proven affects over 40,000 lives By Mary Beth Corcoran

each year in our community,” Pratt stated. “I look forward to working with the United Way Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff, to build ‘a strong and vibrant community free of poverty with children achieving all they can be.’” A retirement party to acknowledge her years of service is currently being planned for Kirkwood-Whyte with the

theme, “Karen Kirkwood-Whyte: This Is Your Life.” The event will be her last official fundraiser for United Way, and participants will be helping her to “give as she goes” in making a parting gift to a great cause. Tickets are for the event are available at uwock. ca/event/this-is-yourlife/.

The Dresden Ex. SHOW SALE 

Saturday, July 28th 2018 - Lambton Kent Memorial Arena



Local artisans Crafters Retailers & more! Reserve your booth space by emailing Becky; Deadline: July 20th, 2018

For more info:


When you donate to Goodwill, your items create jobs and training programs for people in your community. Attended Donation Centres 255 Grand Ave. W. Chatham 1416 Dufferin Ave. Wallaceburg


Wed. July 11 to Sat. July 14 All New Capris $ 15 Reg. to $59.00 Swimwear $29 1 & 2 pc. Suits Tops & Tees $10 Many styles. Reg. to $45.00 Summer Dresses $ Reg. to $89.00 19 up to


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watch battery 131 Park Ave. E., Chatham • 519-354-4127 • Thursday, July 12, 2018 • Christmas in July - Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings at the Active Lifestyle Centre. 11:00am-1:00pm. $12/person. Call 519-352-5633 for tickets. • Open euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. • Musical guest Misty Melodies at Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham at 1:30pm. Friday, July 13, 2018 • Meal (5:30pm-7:00pm) and fun darts (7:30pm) and Catch the Ace (drawn at 6:30pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Choice of BBQ chicken, roast beef or fish & chips for $10 Saturday, July 14, 2018 • 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. • Laughing Club in CK - laughing yoga is funny and stimulating exercises. Including stretchings, breathings and clappings. Welcome all! 10:30am (June-Sept) Blyth Park, 388 Tweedsmuir Ave. W. • Meat draw (4:00pm-6:00pm) and dance (4:30pm-9:30pm) featuring The 70’s Band at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Monday, July 16, 2018 • Open euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham • Free nutritious brown bag lunches available between 11:00am and 12:30pm at Christ Church, 80 Wellington St. W., Chatham (beside the bus depot) Tuesday, July 17, 2018 • Love to sing and want to be blessed each week? Come and celebrate all things musical with Jubilee Chorus, a multi-faith, interdenominational choir. No experience necessary, no auditions required! 7:30pm9:30pm at St. Andrew’s United church (85 William St., Chatham) Call 519-397-3318 for info. • Open euchre (1:00pm) and open shuffleboard (7:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 • Pepper (1:00pm) and Fun Darts (7:30pm) at the Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. • Meadow Park Auxiliary “Christmas in July” Barbecue. 11:00am-1:00pm. Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. • Children’s Community Theatre Company (ages 6-14 yrs) - auditions for the musical “The Grunch” from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Christ Church, 80 Wellington St., Chatham (beside the bus depot). For more info contact Sharon Stepniak at got_music Thursday, July 19, 2018 • “All you can eat” pasta dinner fundraiser at the Active Lifestyle Centre, 7:00pm. $10/ person. Call 519-352-5633 to reserve your ticket. • Open euchre (1:00pm) at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Friday, July 20, 2018 • Christmas in July Turkey Supper with all the trimmings at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. $10. Dessert $3 extra. Also collecting cans for the food bank. Fun darts at 7:00pm. • Music with Don & Bonnie at 2:30pm at Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. • Children’s Community Theatre Company (ages 6-14 yrs) - auditions for the musical “The Grunch” from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Christ Church, 80 Wellington St., Chatham (beside the bus depot). For more info contact Sharon Stepniak at got_music CK Metal Detecting Club. Last Thursday of the month. Erickson Arena. 7:00pm. Guests welcome. Chatham Lawn Bowling - Come out and try three lessons free. Mention this and we will give you a coupon for the 2018 season. Tecumseh Park in Downtown Chatham. Every Monday starting at 1:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday at 6:00pm. Please arrive 15 minute early.

Missing Seadoo rider found The Chatham Voice

A large-scale search for a missing Seadoo enthusiast on the weekend ended in success. Police say the man went missing on Lake St. Clair Saturday evening. He was reported missing near Mitchell’s Bay. The man left the proximity of St.


Roy Grieve 83, Friday, June 29, 2018 Blenheim Community Funeral Home

Jerry Riesebos 71, Saturday, June 30, 2018 Dennings

Diane Wilkins 63, Saturday, June 30, 2018 Blenheim Community Funeral Home

Donald Crevits 79, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Dennings

Charlaine Meredith 60, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Blenheim Community Funeral Home

Peter Millward 82, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Life Transitions

Amy Rumble Zoumboulis 45, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Blenheim Community Funeral Home

Carol Ann Emery 59, Thursday, July 5, 2018 Life Transitions

Jonathan Goodbrand 32, Thursday, July 5, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Charmaine Dewar 86, Monday, July 2, 2018 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Lola Jenner 89, Sunday, July 8, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Mrs. Kay Noulty 73, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Oscar Delrue 80, Friday, June 29, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Angela McCathern 54, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Cynthia Ritchie-Brimmer 51, Friday, June 29, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Sandra Neill 68, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Alexander & Houle Funeral Home

Kenneth McPhail 93, Saturday, June 30, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Maria Cresta 89, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home

Manfred “Fred” Mueller 78, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Qua Tran 96, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home

Robert Bellefleur 62, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Catherine Frances “Fran” Doyle 98, Thursday, July 5, 2018 Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home

Donald “Don” Emerson Bedford 89, Saturday, June 23, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Bonnie Campbell Sunday, July 8 2018 Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home

Geraldine “Gerry” Jenner 86, Thursday, July 5, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Brenda St. John 67, Friday, July 6, 2018 Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home

Mary Richards 93, Friday, July 6, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

Jo-Anne Marie Sylvestre 60, Monday, May 7, 2018 Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home

Robert “Bob” Gammage 77, Saturday, June 30, 2018 McKinlay Funeral Home

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Anne Island riding a green and black Seadoo Spark. According to witnesses, he wore a personal floatation device and was headed back to Mitchell’s Bay. Finally, at about 4 p.m. Sunday, the man was located. Police say he was in good health and was transported to hospital for assessment.


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ARTcrawl returns July 20 The Chatham Voice

It’s that time of year again to crawl downtown Chatham. ARTspace and the Thames Art Gallery bring you their annual Summer ARTcrawl on July 20 in downtown Chatham for an evening of art openings, casual wanderings, and small town charm. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. a collection of businesses in downtown Chatham will be staying open and finding creative ways to add art to their shops. Participants will be given a mapped guide of participating locations to choose their own downtown adventure. Wander downtown in and out of shops or jump on board a guided tour through an assemblage of new exhibitions. Organizers said there will be new things to see, food to taste, art to take in … and maybe you will make a new friend or two along the way. Meet at 6 p.m. at ARTspace for DJ music and local art to celebrate new work from local painter Tracy Bultje. Bultje’s work celebrates colour and the vibrancy of

life through large imagery of nature. Then it’s off to the Thames Art Gallery at 8 p.m. for the opening of a large group show. Inspired by contemporary land disputes that have taken place in and around the locality of Chatham-Kent, contact landing(s) considers the range of relations to place that can exist in any given region. While land disputes prompt us to reflect on the history of uneven land transactions in this country, they also bring to mind varied stories of arrival to this place and ways of community-building once here. Artists in this exhibition also explore other near and far-away places as complex sites of belonging and place-making. Cap the evening in Studio One for live DJ music, more food, more refreshments, and conversation. Visit the Thames Art Gallery, ARTspace – and any participating location - to pick up a map and you and your friends can start plotting out your adventure for the evening! TAG.


Slopping on the sauce! LOCAL ARTISTS

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GUTTER CLEANING Safely from the Ground

Call or email us to schedule an appointment 519-360-6144 Safety is #1 for us and here’s why it should be #1 with you too! 90,000 Hospitalized injuries happen every year from people who fall off ladder! Professionals are NOT immune! Why risk someone falling on your property? You can be held liable.

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Tim Howard with Hucklebelly’s Original BBQ does his magic with racks of ribs at the Ribfest in Tecumseh Park in Chatham this past weekend. Several award-winning ribbers shared their ribs, chicken and pork with participants at the event Friday night and Saturday. Ribfest also had rides and booths for kids, a beer tent with music for adults, and many booths selling clothes, drinks and novelty items.

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Announcing my move to PEAK ATHLETIC TRAINING Located at 12 Indian Creek Road E., Chatham

Accepting current and new clients Call or text for appointments!

Laura Carrick RMT call or text 519-350-8263

Helping you feel fit for sport and fit for life!

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• Learn to ride, groom, lead, saddle and care for ponies and horses. • Experienced instructors. • Trail riding daily. • Fun games, theme days, rodeo day and lots more.

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837 Gregory Dr., Chatham, N7M 5J7 NEVER Leave Your Pet in the Car Even with the windows open, your pet can suffer from fatal heatstroke within minutes if left in the car. On a 75-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can climb to 100 degrees in just 10 minutes. When it’s 90 degrees outside, the interior of a vehicle can quickly heat up to 160 degrees. KEEP Pets Cool & Hydrated Make sure pets have access to plenty of drinking water, and avoid exercising your pet during the hottest times of the day. Keep pets inside during periods of extreme heat, and make sure they have access to shade when outdoors. PROTECT Pets Around Pools Many dogs can’t swim, and should always be supervised when in the water or around pools. Put a pet life preserver on your pet whenever boating, and be sure to rinse his or her coat of chlorine or salt after swimming! FIREWORKS Frighten Pets Booming fireworks scare many pets. Never use fireworks around pets, and keep them sheltered in a quiet, escape-proof area of your home during firework display times.


KEEP Away Edible Hazards Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets at summer cookouts, and be mindful of toxic lawn and garden insecticides that may be harmful to dogs and cats if ingested. If you suspect your pet has eaten a poisonous substance, call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888.426.4435 immediately. AVOID Hot Sidewalks & Pavement Protect your pup’s paws by keeping walks to a minimum during the hottest hours of the day. Hot pavement can burn the sensitive pads of pet paws, and proximity to the hot ground will cause your pet’s body to heat up quickly.

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Sweating for a worthy cause The heat wave broke last week for residents in Chatham-Kent, but a few of us endured an extra 15 minutes of sweating. We took part in Pet and Wildlife Rescue’s “Turn off the Heat!” event. In an effort to raise awareness about the perils of leaving a pet in a hot car, P.A.W. placed people inside an SUV with the windows closed on Friday. Yes, the temperature outside was much cooler than the previous day, and there was a wonderful breeze, but inside that black SUV, it wasn’t so nice. I was one of the last people to hop inside the vehicle, along with Jason

Bruce Corcoran Hamm and Myriam Armstrong of P.A.W. They actually went for second stints in the hot box. For 15 minutes, we remained locked up, feeling what a dog might feel when left inside a vehicle as someone slips into a store to make a “quick” purchase. So, on a day where the outside temperature was a nice 23C and the wind was blowing out of

the west-northwest, we sweated. I’m OK in the hot weather. But in this hot car, there was no breeze, and things kept getting hotter. Breathing in the hot, moist air was perhaps the worst part of the experience. As we closed in on our 15 minutes, the temperature on the dashboard reached 61C (142 Fahrenheit), and the temperature at our feet was 42C (nearly 108 F). To say we were happy to get out of that car would be an understatement. And this was on a day where it wasn’t overly warm outside. Nancy Havens, who works at the municipal-

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The Chatham Voice’s Bruce Corcoran, left, sweats with Pet and Wildlife personnel Myriam Armstrong and Jason Hamm as part of P.A.W.’s “Turn off the Heat!” event on Friday. For 15 minutes participants got a sizzling feeling of what it’s like to be a pet left in a car on a hot day.


2-STREAM Recycling Guide


2-Stream recycling means you separate paper products from all other recyclables. Use two containers, black box for fibres (e.g. beverage cartons, paper & boxboard) and blue box for all other acceptable recyclables. Place all excess paper including small amounts of shredded paper in an un-tied plastic/ paper grocery bag in or beside your fibre recycling box.



Food, Beverage & Liquid Containers

Fibre Products In Black Box Only

Glass Bottles and Jars:

Household Paper/Newspaper, Catalogues, Books, and Telephone Books:

Aluminum/Steel Cans Plus Empty Aerosol/Paint Cans

Aluminum Foil Containers and Foil:

Paper Egg Cartons and Boxboard:

Plastic Bottles, Jugs and Tubs:


Waxed Boxboard (frozen food packaging, ice cream containers, etc.)

$51.99** MSRP

Now accepting more plastic household rigid containers and tubs with numbers through on the bottom of the container, including clamshells and cleaning product containers.

Foil pouches (i.e. Koolaid Jammers), aluminum foil lined containers (e.g. wine), etc.

/ 3.78 L

Pie plates, trays/baking pans and take-out food containers. Please remove/rinse food and flatten.

such as cereal, tissue, detergent, cracker and shoe boxes. Remove liners and flatten.

The following materials DO NOT belong in your Blue or Black Boxes:


Please remove food & rinse. Do not recycle coat hangers, pots, needles, batteries and hazardous waste.

Do not recycle waxed, foil, laminated or gift wrap paper, or fast food waxed soft drink cups.

Styrofoam Containers (foam containers like coffee cups, egg cartons and protective foam packaging)


Please remove food and rinse. Do not recycle broken glass, drinking glasses, dishes, cups, other ceramics, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, pottery, glass pots & pans.

includes mail, white & coloured paper, envelopes, hard (remove the cover) and soft cover books, glossy publications, inserts/flyers.

Break down, flatten and tie in bundles no larger than 75 cm x 75 cm x 20 cm (30” x 30” x 8”). Please remove food residue and liners from pizza boxes.

temperature, by sweating though their paws, and by panting. Most are also covered in heavy fur. Recently, police charged a Chatham man for leaving a pet unattended in a hot vehicle. Cowell said police receive calls for pets left in vehicles all too regularly. But she credits local residents for keeping an eye out for such matters.

Blue Box Only

Paper Beverage Cartons: includes milk, juice & Tetra Pak cartons, drink boxes, paper hot beverage paper cups. Do not recycle foil pouches (i.e. Koolaid Jammers), aluminum foil lined containers (e.g. wine), etc.

Cardboard Boxes:

“The only thing that was making it bearable was I knew I’d be able to open the door and get out,” Hodder said. “If I was stuck in there, I don’t know what I’d do.” And that is how dogs feel when they are left in a hot car. They have no idea when their owners will return for them, and only have limited ways to reduce their body

ity, also took part. She said the experience was eye opening. “It was way too hot for an animal in there. It felt like a sauna,” she said. Const. Lynette Hodder with the Chatham-Kent Police Service, hopped into a police cruiser for 15 minutes with Const. Renee Cowell. They were in black uniforms, with their body armour vests on.


Do not recycle toys, Styrofoam™, plastic wrap and bags, flowertrays, used oil containers, and unmarked plastics.


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*Price of $34.99 is applicable on Sico Evolution Paint 861, 863, 866 and 867 Series, 3.78 L size. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $51.99 is for the eggshell sheen, 3.78 L size. Manufactuer’s Suggested Retail Price varies from $35.99 to $53.99 depending on the selected sheen and is subject to change. Dealers are free to set their own prices. From June 27 to July 18, 2018. While quantities last. ** Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price Wall to Wall Confidence is a trademark and Sico and Sico Evolution are registered trademarks of the PPG Group of Companies. © 2018 PPG Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.


Blue or Black Box Bloopers

Plastic Plant Pots and Trays

Shredded Paper Place in an un-tied plastic/paper grocery bag in or beside your fibre recycling box.



Space provided through a partnership between industry and Ontario municipalities to support waste diversion programs.

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The Chatham Voice, July 12, 2018  

The July 12, 2018 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.

The Chatham Voice, July 12, 2018  

The July 12, 2018 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.