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Rat woes in ’Burg concerned because her grandchildren, ages two and four, were set to visit The latest nuisance for her. “I just want them to be neighbours surrounding a fire ravaged home in safe in the backyard and Wallaceburg, are literally not encounter any anicrawling out of the Hiram mals,” she said. Erin Merritt, a by-law Street property. Jeannie Carroll, who lives enforcement officer with across the road from 35 the Municipality of ChaHiram St., discovered an tham-Kent, said she has called Carunpleasant roll to exsurprise in “We had towels plain what her back- wrapped around our the municyard when faces because of the ipality has she found a dead rat in smell. The rats are mi- done in an attempt to a bucket of grating from there and and pool toys. infesting the rest of the help rectify the “We had neighbourhood.” situat o w e l s - Neighbour Jeannie Carroll rat tion. wrapped “I called a r o u n d our faces because of the the property management company, I have requested smell,” Carroll said. “The rats are migrating that all the yard debris be from there and infesting removed and traps placed the rest of the neighbour- in the house,” Merritt said hood. I am not sure if any- in an e-mail. “This company will conone else have found anything but they are visible firm this work with their on the front porch at night. client and then call me to It is a health hazard and confirm it. I let them know possible rabies for anyone that we have received who has pets in the sur- multiple complaints about rounding area. When the the condition of the prophouse is torn down, the erty, yard debris and now rats. They are going to let rats are going to scatter.” The body length of the their client know that the rat was at least 10 to 12 municipality has called inches, and it was discov- and received complaints ered when Carroll went from citizens, councillors, outside to investigate a the mayor and has been contacted by local media.” bad smell. Continued on page 2 She said she was also By Aaron Hall Contributing Writer

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Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault was in Chatham Monday to hear more about the proposed merger between Entegrus Powerlines Inc. and St. Thomas Energy. He met with Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope, St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson and utility staff from both municipalities at the Entegrus office in Chatham, where Thibeault expressed his and the government’s support of utilities finding efficiencies through mergers in an effort to keep energy costs affordable for customers. The merger must pass through its final hoop with the Ontario Energy Board before it is approved, with a tentative timeline of January, 2018. See story on page 3.

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hearing to hear the appeal them of this, and that Merritt said once she as soon as possible,” Mer- there would be a delay has confirritt said in until after the hearing mation, she “We will be scheduling an email. “I was held,” she said. can let the believe the If a demolition order newspaper a (Property Standards) t e n t a t i v e is issued, Merritt said it know exact- hearing to hear the date is Aug. won’t happen overnight. ly what will appeal as soon as 15. “I will then have to get be done and possible. I believe the “The Prop- an environmental assessthe time- tentative date is Aug. erty Stan- ment, put the work out lines. dards Com- to tender, get the utilities E a r l i e r 15.” mittee will shut off and then a demthis month, - C-K’s Erin Merritt make their olition permit can be isMerritt said d e c i s i o n sued allowing the work to steps are being taken to which could be to uphold, be completed,” she said, tear the house down as rescind, extend or modify adding that this process the Order to Demolish the Order can take up was mailed out to all par- to Demol- “It’s a mosquito haven to a couties on title on June 30 ish which right now.” ple months and also posted up on the is currently com“It’s disgusting… it’s an to property. against the plete these People had until July property,” eyesore.” required - Hiram St. neighbours 25 to appeal, and Merritt she said. steps. said that has occurred. Merritt Wa l l a c e “We will be scheduling said she would advise the burg firefighters responda (Property Standards) media after the ed to a blaze at the prophearing what de- erty back on April 22. cision was made The Criminal Investiby the Property gations Unit of the ChaStandards Com- tham-Kent Police Service mittee and what has wrapped up their inDOWNTOWN CHATHAM the municipal- vestigation into the fire. 5PM - 9PM ity’s next steps It had been investigated will be. as an arson. wear black & white “I have called Police officials said there all the residents was insufficient evidence who have been to charge any suspects in in contact with the case. 2nd Annual me to advise Damage was pegged at www.downtownchatham.com $100,000. Several neighbours in the Hiram Street area contacted local media, complaining about the condition of the property after the fire. Knee-high grass, rotten food in the backyard, mattresses lying around and rodents and raccoons Continued from page 1

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Ontario’s energy minister was in Chatham Monday to learn more about the proposed voluntary merger between Entegrus Powerlines Inc. and St. Thomas Energy Inc. Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy, met with Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope, St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson and utility staff from both municipalities at the Entegrus office in Chatham, where Thibeault expressed his and the government’s support of utilities finding efficiencies through mergers in an effort to keep energy costs affordable for customers. “Our government continues to look for ways to help lower electricity costs for Ontario families and businesses and to support improved local utilities. I am pleased that both municipalities involved recognize these potential benefits for their ratepayers,” Thibeault said in a release. Thibeault said he knows other parts of the province will look to this merger as an example of utilities working together to keep costs in check.

The merger, which has been approved by both utility boards and municipal councils, still must go before the Ontario Energy Board, an independent body with the mandate to protect energy customers. Jim Hogan, CEO of Entegrus, said that he anticipates going before the OEB in January of 2018 and if approved, “the merger will make the combined utility the 11th largest in Ontario, serving close to 60,000 customers in Southwestern Ontario. “Together, Entegrus and St. Thomas Energy would run an organization that our shareholders can be proud to invest in, our employees can be proud to work at and our customers can be proud to know that we’re providing the best possible service at a price that is both fair and reasonable,” Hogan added. When asked about the reduction in energy distribution costs, Hogan said he anticipates that if the merger is approved, Entegrus would be able to flatline rates for eight to 10 years for businesses and homes, and would then see a rate reduction of about $30 per household. Both companies expect to hit the ground running

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Nine months after a botched furnace installation into a Chatham home, the installer finally saw his day in court. Cong Minh Bui received a $1,500 fine and two years’ probation last week at provincial court south of Chatham Tyler Charlebois, spokes-

man for the Ontario College of Trades (OCT), said Bui pleaded guilty to charges under Part 3 of the Provincial Offences Act. “He wasn’t actually licensed to do the work of a compulsory trade,” Charlebois said. “Just like in any probation, he is not allowed to perform the tasks of a compulsory trade. If he was to go and look at becoming certified

in that trade, that would be a different story.” Bui’s penalty came more than three months after the company who sent him to install the furnace and air conditioning system, Green Planet Home Energy, pleaded guilty to two charges related to the Ontario College of Trades (OCT) section: “No person shall employ or otherwise engage an individual to

perform work or engage in a practice that constitutes engaging in the practice of a compulsory trade unless the individual holds a certificate of qualification in that trade that is not suspended or unless the individual is an apprentice in that trade and is working pursuant to a registered training agreement that is not suspended.”

On Oct. 16, according to Charlebois, the company sent Bui to a home on Given Road home to install a furnace and air conditioner. One problem. Bui does not hold a valid certificate of qualification for either electrician or refrigeration and air conditioning system mechanic, according to the OCT. When Bui installed the furnace and air conditioner, homeowner Larry Gadal wasn’t aware of this. But upon seeing the damage done to the exterior of his home, combined with the fact the furnace couldn’t adequately heat the house, he received a rude awakening. Gadal told The Voice previously that Green Planet had been very aggressive in its sales pitch for the heating and air conditioning system, offering a long-term lease of the units, with no cost to install, with monthly payments of $158 a month for 15 years. The installation went badly. “They did a horrible job. They drilled five holes through the wall before they got it where they wanted it,” Gadal said. “If they didn’t hit the right spot, they’d just move over.” When the cold weather hit, he learned the furnace couldn’t even heat his

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Swifter action required In April of this year, a home on Hiram Street in Wallaceburg was gutted by fire and the Fire Marshall’s office began an investigation. While the investigation progressed, the gutted home became a haven for rats who were feeding on the abandoned food left in and around the home, much to the disgust of the neighbours. Now, three months later, rats are becoming a problem, with one neighbour finding a dead rat in her backyard where her two small grandchildren play. It is understandable, during a fire investigation, that evidence in the home has to remain undisturbed, but surely a health and safety issue like an infestation of disease-carrying vermin like rats shouldn’t be left to continue unchecked. Rats multiply very quickly and are carriers of disease that can be spread to neighbourhood pets, and they put children and vulnerable persons in danger of bites. There should be some mechanism in place, that once the authorities are aware an abandoned property has an infestation problem, the issue is brought to the attention of the owner; and if the owner won’t immediately clean up the property, the municipality should make sure it is cleaned up, and bill the property owner. To leave rats in a crowded neighbourhood as a health hazard seems not only disgusting but irresponsible. And although current municipal bylaws and regulations seem to tie the hands of officials, it is time to look at changing the rules so that health issues like rats overrunning a fire-damaged home can be dealt with before it becomes a problem. Because someone has objected to the demolition order, the municipality finally put on the home, neighbours now have another waiting period before anything can be done and their frustration is understandable. Regardless of the objection, the rat problem should be dealt with because once the bulldozers come in, the rats will be scattering in all directions, looking for a new place to call home. Would you want it to be your house?

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Staffing should trump equipment Sir: Re: Layoffs at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Yes, again The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is in the news, this time for the recent round of layoffs and retirements that won’t be replaced. The reason is cost cutting because of, as I understand it, excessive spending in recent years past. Of particular concern to me is the reduction in staff at the Chatham emergency department. I have had, at one time or another, to use this department with one wait as long as two hours personally. I have heard of others waiting up to six hours to get assistance.

Laying off or not replacing retired staff in this department is not in my opinion a good idea. There must be some other way to cut costs at our hospital, without cutting much needed staff? I know it is probably a good thing to have all the current and state-ofthe-art equipment such as a CT scan and MRI machine. State of the art, though, means big bucks to keep these equipment features in operation. Perhaps it would be more prudent to keep staff on duty rather than expect the state-of-theart equipment to be paid

for by a shortage of much-needed nurses and other staff? Windsor and London all have this equipment. When I was in need of serious surgery years ago, with assistance, I had to travel elsewhere. Even with the C-K Health Alliance current equipment, I have heard they still have to send people out of our city for further testing elsewhere. When I have had to use special services in health care recently, I have also had to go out of town for that need. As a smaller urban and

rural centre, hit hard by a lot of unemployment, it seems that we cannot keep spending money on equipment that our population maybe need, but can’t really afford, at least for the current time. I know the fundraisers for the C-K Health Alliance have tried every means to raise money for these tools to avoid these layoff situations. Still, I think that keeping on nursing staff is just as important as upgrading equipment at times when financing for this equipment may not be readily available.

Sir: Like most people, I was reviled and disgusted by serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s recent court appearances. She was, after all, a nurse who was supposed to care for the people she murdered. For somebody like me, rapidly advancing to the age of 80, it presented a certain loss of

faith in the province’s long-term care system. The families of the murdered people need our prayers. So does Wettlaufer. It’s difficult, I know. I’m sure a lot of people will scoff. But I believe Jesus’ statement from the cross,

“It is finished,” meant that the penalty for sin had been paid in full. The word translated “it is finished” is one word in the Greek: tetelestai. This is a wonderful word. Tetelestai was stamped on receipts to mark them as “paid in full.”

And when a convicted criminal had completed his sentence and was freed from prison, a sign reading “tetelestai” was nailed to the door of his house as a token that he no longer owed a debt to society

Frank Doyle Chatham

Tetelestai – it is finished

Stephen J. Beecroft Chatham

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Spectacular, 2 storey home with walk out fully finished garage/basement, effectively a 3 storey home with attached indoor inground pool. All located on manicured grounds, featuring wildlife pond, gazebo and decorator pond with waterfalls. Main floor entrance foyer, vaulted ceiling, curved staircase, to walkway, and open living room with gas fireplace overlooking the indoor pool. Four bedrooms up and a large master suite on the main floor. All 3 floors are serviced with a concord elevator. New metal roof in 2015.

Large rooms in this well cared for north side bi-level, ideal for the growing family in a quiet north side cul-de-sac. Main floor features an oak kitchen with eating area, living room and seperated dining room, 3 bedrooms up master with ensuite 3pc bath plus a 4pc main bath with skylight, many triple closets throughout the home, all new flooring. The lower level is fully finished, and has a 30 foot family room with gas fireplace, 3pc bath, 4th bedroom and a games room 14 x 21 plus utility room with rear exit. Private fenced yard with wood deck and shed, attached 2 car garage.

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Coasters to cruise into C-K July 27 The Chatham Voice

The Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village and C.M. Wilson Conservation Area will play host to the 2017 Canadian Coast to Coast Classic Vehicle Tour July 27. The tour is stopping for one night in Chatham-Kent. It’s a free public event. This is a “trip of a lifetime” for coasters, Jerry Tremblay, Canadian Coasters member from Chatham-Kent who trav-

elled with his wife early June to meet with the Coasters in B.C. to begin the journey, said in a media release. Classic vehicles are driven all the way from the west coast to the east coast. The coasters will rest for the night at C.M. Wilson Conservation Area and display their vehicles for the general public to view from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s the 50th Canadian Coaster tour, coming as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday.

Construction delays The Chatham Voice

The reconstruction of McNaughton Avenue and Murray Street in Wallaceburg was to have been finished by the end of last week, but municipal officials said unforeseen delays have pushed it back to late August. According to the municipality, during the excavation phase, areas of insufficient road base and abandoned sewer lines were discovered that have caused delays in construction. The completion date for this project is now being extended to Aug. 25. This extension allows for the contractor to move forward with the reconstruction in the most effective and efficient way

to ensure quality and public safety are priorities, according to municipal officials. Despite the delay, the contractor has assured the municipality that all lanes of traffic will be open for WAMBO Aug. 11 to 13. Base asphalt, temporary line painting and all sidewalks will be in place prior to the event. Also, all construction barricades and fencing will be temporarily removed to allow all residents and visitors the ability to travel freely. Following this event, the contractor will be completing any remaining surface asphalt, line painting and any outstanding restoration.

Buy Local! Buy Fresh! The Chatham Voice

The new Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Chatham-Kent maps are now available free of charge. This is the fifth edition of the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Chatham-Kent map. The free maps are available at the local libraries, municipal service centers, and at a variety of local businesses or check out the website www.buylocalbuyfreshchathamkent.com Since the first edition of the map was printed in 2007, interests from both

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37 Talbot St. E., Blenheim

Gorgeous 4 BR, 2 bath 2 storey brick home. Extensively renovated with classic style. Breathtaking main floor and open concept second level. Currently set up as a duplex or single family home. $259,900.

This is a one-of-a-kind townhouse located in a great location with so many unique features. Professionally designed open concept with sparkling hardwoods with a Windmill kitchen with quartz counter tops, 3 or 4 bedrooms, completely finished lower level and no traffic or noise to contend with. First time offered at $319,900.

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444 Riverview Dr. #8/9, Chatham

Sprawling 3BR, 2.5 bath ranch on beautifully landscaped lot. 2 attached garages and many unique & rare features. $429,900.

2 commercial condos in excellent location. Units can be split or kept as one. New furnace, AC & roof. Is zoned for dozens of varying businesses! $169,900.

18394 Erie Shore Drive, Erieau Lakefront 3 BR ranch. Beautiful gas fireplace, bright kitchen & cozy dining nook. Huge attached garage. Suitable for year round living, cottage or income property. $274,900.

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2804 Kent Line

Just like a new house and comes with a spectacular shop. This package is ideal if you like the outdoors and need to store your toys but need a nice home for the family. Updates everywhere including the master with en-suite bath. 3 good sized bedrooms, new kitchen, main floor laundry and natural gas heat. Nice package for someone. $289,000.

725 St. Clair St.

1000 sq. feet on perhaps the busiest street in the city. Lots of parking, low common fees and available now. You can’t miss with this exposure and signage is available at the road. $11.00.

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260 Woods St., Chatham Nice 1+2 BR, 1.5 bath. Updated furnace/air, kitchen & wheelchair accessible 3pc bath. $99,900.

30 Cumberland Cres., Chatham Lovely & Unique 3 BR, 2 bath. Nice size bedrooms overlook living/dining with cathedral ceiling. Large rear deck backing onto schoolyard/park setting. $189,900.

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3 BR, 1 bath brick bungalow on a gorgeous lot. Detached garage/ workship & cute front porch. Bursting with potential! $169,900.

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Great place to raise a family with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths plus an office. Spacious living room, remodelled kitchen with separate dining area. Spacious family room for relaxing. Newer furnace and central air. Super neighbourhood near park and schools.

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David Smith* 519-350-1615

Larry Smyth** 519-355-8686

Michael Smyth* 519-784-5470

Patti Vermeersch* 519-355-6800

Carson Warrener* 519-809-2856

Cindy Weaver** 519-360-0628

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1-3PM 17 OAKROVE $319,900 AGENT: JIM MCLACHLIN 3 or 4br, 2 bath custom designed 1 floor townhouse with double car garage with all the extras. Call Jim 519-358-3984.

433 BALDOON $329,900

4br, 3.5 bath, 2 storey, double car garage, outdoor oasis with inground pool. Call Amber 519-784-5310. Elliot Wilton* 519-358-8755

Kelly-Anne Appleton* 519-365-7155

Eric Fitzgerald* 519-436-4865

5084 TALBOT, MERLIN $695,000

Beautiful & rare 2br, 2.5 bath new ranch style home on the Lake Erie Bluff. Call Brian K 519-365-6090 or Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

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335 TOWANDA, ERIE BEACH • $479,900 Beautiful year round 3br, 2.5 bath home fronting on Lake Erie with beach access. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

9115 INDIAN CREEK LINE $529,900 3br, 4 bath 2 storey on almost an ac of land on the edge of the city with i/g pool. Call David 519-350-1615.

New Listing 4 OPAL $308,900

Well cared for 3br, 1.5 bath 2 storey with many updates and 18x36 i/g pool. Call Larry 519-355-8686.

2 CRAMAR $549,900

Lovely 4br, 2.5 bath 2 storey in Berkshire Subdivision on a beautifully landscaped lot. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

23567 PRINCE ALBERT $649,000

Beautifully landscaped 4br, 3.5 bath executive brick rancher with many updates on 3.86 acres. Call Steve 519-355-9774 or Brian 519-436-2669.

507 RIVERVIEW $499,900

3br, 1.5 bath bungalow on 1.69 acre site backing onto the Thames River + lg metal implement shed. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

877 CHARING CROSS $925,000

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

7 INDIAN CREEK W $539,900

4+1br, 3.5 bath 2 storey executive home with attached double garage. Call Gus 519-355-8668 or Heather 519-355-8666.

4br, 3.5 bath, 3500 sq ft executive ranch on 3.10 ac’s on the water. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

79 FOREST $138,800 3br, 2 bath brick 1.5 storey with covered porch. Call Pat 519-360-0141.

11927 BASELINE, WABASH • $199,888

Neat & tidy 3br brick bungalow with some updates on 3/4 of an acre lot. Call Brain K 519-365-6090.

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920 CHARING CROSS $549,900

Magnificent 3br, 2.5 bath brick rancher. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

19438 LAGOON, BLENHEIM • $549,900

4br, 2 bath approx 2800 sq ft ranch on incredible 2.4 ac property with horse barn & large shop. Call Patti 519-355-6800.

Attention Boaters 4729 RIVERSIDE $345,000

Beautiful double lot on Channel Ecarte with 80ft fronting on the water. Call Bev 519-358-8805.

4750 TALBOT, MERLIN $559,900

Beautiful 2br, 2 bath custom built home on Lake Erie. Call Ron 519-360-7729 or Brandice 226-626-4838.

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135 BERRY $179,900 Well maintained 3br brick rancher with many updates. Call Deb R 519-401-5470.

403 / 405 WALLACE, WALLACEBURG • $129,900

2br, 1.5 bath, 1.5 storey home with many improvements on a gorgeous very private lot. Call Steve 519-355-9774.

21 EARL #2 $219,900

Excellent 2+1br, 2 bath condo townhouse great for retirement. Call Gus 519-355-8668 or Heather 519-355-8666.

25951 MCMURCHY, WEST LORNE • $519,900

3br, 2.5 bath custom built 2 storey home on a 2.5 ac hobby farm. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

243 MERRITT $189,900

4br, 1.5 bath 4 level with fully fenced in yard. Call Amber 519-784-5310.

19 VICTORIA $174,500

Lovely 4br, 1.5 bath 2 storey brick home with loads of charm & character. Call Deb 519-401-5470.

D L O Offer Pending 16 EARL $149,900

Low maintenance & spotless 3 br unique 3 level split. Call Sylvia 519-355-8189.

35 CHATHAM, BLENHEIM $139,000 Totally renovated duplex. Total rents $1,350/mth + utilities. Call Mike Smyth 519-784-5470.

Inventory & equipment incl. 60’x120’ all steel Vertec building on 4.77 acres at Hwy.401. 5 bay doors, 5 ton overhead crane. Call Ron 519-3607729 or Brandice 226-626-4838.

Kristen Nead** 519-784-7653

Andrea Okopny* 519-359-2482

Chris Papple* 519-350-1402

Elizabeth Peifer* 519-436-8959

Duplex, both units have 2 bedrooms and views of the river. Call Kristen 519-784-7653.

23575 DEW DROP, THAMESVILLE • $159,900 2 building lots in one! Get over 14 acres in this country property between Chatham & Thamesville. Call Ron 519-360-7729 or Brandice 226-626-4838.

2 BRUINSMA $199,900

3+1br, 1.5 bath bi-level with some updates. Call Andrea 519-359-2482.

Amber Pinsonneault* Patrick Pinsonneault** 519-784-5310 519-360-0141

Brian Preston* 519-355-9868

Deborah Rhodes* 519-401-5470

Bev Shreve** 519-358-8805

Brandice Smith* 226-626-4838

Ron Smith* 519-360-7729

Includes High Grossing Business 20400 COUNTY RD 42, TILBURY • $1,400,000

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23871 WINTERLINE, PAINCOURT • $215,000

Custom built 4br, 2.5 bath executive brick 2 storey home. Call George 519-360-7334.

725 ST CLAIR $289,900 1ac lot with 120’ frontage on St. Clair just south of mall. Zoned HC1. Call Bev 519-358-8805.

Heather Najjar** 519-355-8666

New Price

Commercial Lot 23 ENCLAVE $439,000

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

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

New Listing 10989 RIVER LINE $899,900

Sylvia Moffat** 519-355-8189

7627 RIVERVIEW LINE $729,900

Penny Wilton** 519-360-0315

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George McDougall* 519-360-7334

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104 LONDON, THAMESVILLE • $74,900 A very spacious 3br, 2 bath, 1.5 storey century home. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

155 GRAND AVE W. $199,900

Great business opportunity to take over an existing operation + the land & building. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

Offer Pending 8 HOMESTEAD $182,900

3br brick rancher, 2 baths, finished up and down. Call George 519-360-7334.

New Price 21 OXLEY $139,000

Mint 2 br brick bungalow that is totally updated. Call Steve 519-355-9774.

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Videographer Wes McDonald and his crew were in Chatham at a secret location filming for part of the 12 Days of Positivity coming in September from Captain Positivity and his superhero squad. McDonald, pictured filming a group of dancers from Alexandria’s Dance Studio, has been busy with the Captain Positive video.

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Capt. Positive and Opto Woman are preparing for the second annual Positivity Day in CK and these ambassadors of positivity will be taking it to another level. The community was invited to the Kick-Off for Positivity Day in CK, being held at the Sons of Kent Brewery Co. in Chatham on July 26 at 5 p.m. when details will be re-

leased for this year’s celebration. “We are pumped about Positivity Day in CK and the great things we have planned in the community,” said co-chair Darrin Canniff in a media release. “Thanks to the tremendous support from many businesses in our community, we are able to greatly increase our efforts to spread the power of positivity across Chatham-Kent.

Positivity Day in CK will take place on Sept. 15, but organizers say the party is going to start long before then. Capt. Positive and Opto Woman will be celebrating the 12 Days of Positivity, beginning Sept. 4, that will include fun activities and the opportunity to win cash and fantastic prizes each day. The kick-off event was to feature a performance by local country singer

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nights last week. Ministry officials say the closures were needed to allow for the demolition of the old overpass and for the installation of new bridge girders.

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Camp a dream come true for Mike Neuts By Mary Beth Corcoran mary@chathamvoice.com

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About 32 kids aged five to 13 took part in the camp, learning songs, choreography and respect for themselves and others at the MCBN camp at Evangel Church last week.

In what is the fulfillment of a dream come true for a Chatham family and founders of Make Children Better Now, the organization partnered with Evangel Community Church to present the first annual MCBN Sing, Dance and Act summer camp held recently at the church on Sandys Street. Mike Neuts said 32 kids aged five to 13 signed up for the one-week camp, learning songs, dancing and acting – activities that were near and dear to his son Myles’ heart before he died in 1998 after being found hanging on a hook at school, unconscious. The MCBN Foundation was named after Myles, and Mike and Brenda Neuts began educating children and adults about the effects of bullying on both the victims and the bullies themselves. “About 13-14 years ago, when I was talking to our lawyer, I had a dream at that time for this type of camp and it has finally happened,” Neuts said. “We offer breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack with a field trip to the Wallaceburg theatre and the Thamesville splash pad.” Each day of camp, the kids rotated through learning songs, breaking down the lyrics of songs like

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A labour of love 120-year-old pumper heading home

By Bruce Corcoran bruce@chathamvoice.com

When you do excellent work, your reputation tends to precede you. That’s the case for Stan Uher of Blenheim, whose work restoring old vehicles is known across the nation. That’s how he landed the task of restoring a 120-year-old horse-drawn firefighting pumper for Dawson City, Yukon. Uher said the story began in Ingersoll, as he refinished a 1927 fire truck for that Ontario community, and video taped the restoration work. A copy of that video made it to Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. and Uher wound up restoring a 1930 fire truck for that town. In 2015, one of the Fort Saskatchewan firefighters was in Dawson City where, while on a tour, he saw the 1897 Clapp & Jones pumper and was told the fire department was looking to have it restored. It was earmarked to head to a U.S. restoration firm, but the firefighter gave Uher’s information to the fire department. “I first saw it the last day of August 2015. It was

mostly complete, but with 120 years of weathering,” he said. “But one of the most challenging parts is that it had been partially disassembled a few years ago. Still, mechanical logic dictated how things go together.” His experience restoring vehicles might give him an edge in such logic. “I’ve been doing this all day, every day, for 37 years,” he said. It’s his attention to detail that gets Uher’s work noticed. He tries to find the exact paint colours and detailing used on a piece when it rolled off the assembly line. In the case with the pumper, he said some elbow grease did the trick. “I was able to scrape off layers of paint to find the original gold leaf paint detailing. And during the process, I found the original graphics,” he said. “What you’re looking at is exactly as it was when it was brand new.” As for the original colour, Uher said it wasn’t easy to find due to the multiple layers of paint on the pumper, which was used up until the 1940s. He said he found the colour underneath a bracket that

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Stan Uher polishes up an 1897 Clapp & Jones steam pump owned by the Dawson City Fire Department. Uher spent 1,400 hours restoring the pump to mint condition in his Blenheim workshop.

had never been removed. Such painstaking effort takes time. With the Clapp & Jones pumper, Uher said he spent more than 1,400 hours restoring it. As tedious as the task was, he said he’s spent more than double that time on a number of vintage automobiles he’s restored over the years. “But nothing that had this much dazzle.” Restoration efforts also take money. The 19-month restoration project, with a price tag of an estimated

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 • Paint Nite at the Active Lifestyle Centre. Doors open at 6:00pm with Canteen on site. Register on line at http://www.paintnite.com/ events/_1186230 to join the fun! • Join the Meadow Park Auxiliary on the front patio for the Christmas in July BBQ and special musical guest: Jeremy Smith. Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. 2:00pm. • Open euchre at 1:00pm at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Snye Creek Singers and Native Dancers at 6:30pm at the Wallaceburg branch of the CKPL. All are welcome and registration is not required. • Strange Tales of Canada: What goes ‘bump’ in the night in Nunavut? Explore spooky Inuit legends and East coast haunts at the Thamesville branch of the CKPL at 10:15am. • Snye Creek Singers and Native Dancers at the Wallaceburg branch of the CKPL at 6:30pm. Friday, July 28, 2017 • Karaoke at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 465 Merlin, 2 Stanley St., Merlin. 6:00pm9:00pm. Dinner is Chicken Parmesan for $10 and served from 5:30pm-7:00pm. • Music with Ted in the West Lounge of Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. 2:00pm. • Meal and darts at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St, Chatham. Dinner from 5:30pm-7:00pm with choice of liver and onions, roast beef or fish and chips for $9.00. One meat draw. Open darts starts at 7:30pm. • “A Cup of Art” at William Street Cafe from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Live music poetry, art, and raffles with no entry fee, although donations are appreciated. This is a fundraising event for Chatham Hope Haven. Saturday, July 29, 2017 • Saturday Morning Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham (corner of Fifth St and Wellington). A delicious nutritious breakfast served free of charge every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am. Everyone is most welcome! • Meat draw and dance at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Meat draw from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Dance from 4:30pm9:30pm featuring Don & Bonnie. Sunday, July 30, 2017 • Sing-along with Bill in the main dining room at Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. 2:00pm. Monday, July 31, 2017 • Open euchre is at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 • Christ Church Chatham presents “Arias, Allegros & Andantinos in August”. 12:15pm12:45pm. Doors open at 11:45) Bring your lunch, relax in the Church and listen to beautiful organ music. Free. 80 Wellington St. W., Chatham. 519-352-1640. • Pepper and fun darts at The Chatham Legion, William & colborne St., Chatham. Pepper at 1:00pm and darts at 7:00pm. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 • Open euchre and open shuffleboard at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Open euchre at 1:00pm and shuffleboard at 7:00pm. Thursday, August 3, 2017 • Open Euchre and bingo at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Open euchre at 1:00pm and bingo starts at 7:00pm. Friday, July 28, 2017 • Meal and darts at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St, Chatham. Dinner from 5:30pm-7:00pm with choice of ham and scalloped potatoes, roast beef or fish and chips for $9.00. One meat draw. Open darts starts at 7:30pm. Saturday, August 5, 2017 • Saturday Morning Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham (corner of Fifth St and Wellington). A delicious nutritious breakfast served free of charge every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am. Everyone is most welcome • Meat draw and dance at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Meat draw from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Dance from 4:30pm9:30pm featuring That 70’s Group. Monday, August 7, 2017 • The CKFG presents “The Dressmaker” starring Kate Winslet at the Capitol Theatre. 4:00pm and 7:00pm shows. $10 cash. PAWR at the animal shelter phone number for lost and stray pets and issues at the dog parks: 226-996-9969 daytime. Emergency and after-hours number: 519-784-6146. Animal Cruelty and neglect cases call direct 310-7722 or 310-SPCA. Chatham-Kent Metal Detecting Club - Meets last Thursday of the month. 7:00pm. Kinsman Room. Erickson Arena, new members welcome! The Thames River Revue has recitations, juggling, comedy, little plays, audience participation, games & more! This busking show is every Friday 5pm-8pm & every Saturday & Sunday from 12:30pm-2:30pm until Sept. 24. It’s in front of the Downtown Chatham Centre, 100 King St. W. Submit your coming events to bruce@chathamvoice.com or michelle@chathamvoice.com

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but it’s worth it. “Finding all the guys from the bands in the ’80s, these guys are In an homage to live rock and roll, amazing and all sound great,” he the Aberdeen Reunion is set to take said. Last year’s effort putting together place Saturday evening. Organizer Shawn Beaulieu said the Reunion left Beaulieu wanting to do it once more, the event is named afadding it will not beter the Aberdeen Tav- “Finding all the guys come an annual thing. ern that for years was “I did it last year and a hot spot for live mu- from the bands in the it was amazing. Evsic in Chatham. The ’80s, these guys are building, located at amazing and all sound erybody from that era was there. It was just the corner of St. Clair great.” Street and Grand Av- - Organizer Shawn Beaulieu hootin’ and hollerin’ all night long. You enue, now serves as a don’t get that when warehouse for Western Equipment. It last served alco- you go to a bar these days,” he said. The only complaints from last hol and hosted live music 21 years year’s effort centred around how ago. Decades ago, the walls shook with hot the venue got at the night progressed, and that it went into the good vibrations. “I only caught the last three years early morning hours. This time around, Beaulieu said (of the bar’s life), but it will take place outit had its big day in “I did it last year and doors, and runs from the 1980s,” Beaulieu it was amazing. Ev6 p.m. to 11 p.m. said of the Aberdeen. erybody from that era “After that, if people “And in the ’70s, it want to stay, they can was a popular coun- was there. It was just hootin’ and hollerin’ all go inside. This gives try bar.” them more time to get The Reunion takes night long. You don’t place Saturday from get that when you go to together,” he said. Beaulieu us no 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. outstranger to the local side at Bar Out Back a bar these days.” (B.O.B.) on Keil Drive - Organizer Shawn Beaulieu music scene, as he is a former member of in Chatham, Beaulieu said. It will feature four vintage acts Foster Child and The Janet Theory. from the Aberdeen’s heydays. Elec- He’s currently part of Saint Ends. Advance tickets for the Aberdeen tric Voodoo, Beggars Opera, Lyra, and Town Krier will play, along Reunion are available at the Culturwith London’s Def Bombs, who al Centre Box Office, 75 William St. N. in Chatham from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will close out the night. Beaulieu, who is behind the Cha- during the week, or order them ontham Music Archive, said it’s a lot line through cktickets.com. Price is of work putting on the Reunion, $18 plus a handling fee. By Bruce Corcoran bruce@chathamvoice.com

1897 pumper heads back to Dawson City

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“The project was funded through the volunteer firemen’s association in Dawson City. These guys for 25 years never kept a nickel of what they made. They put it all in a fund to restore this,” he said. “They are all invested. They’ve got their hearts and souls in it.” It’s something Uher understands. He said when he finishes one job, it’s not always easy just moving

onto the next. “Every project is super gratifying for me, and I get a little sad too. I’m sad when they leave because they’ve been here so long,” he said. “They become part of the family; part of the fabric.” The next part of the family for Uher is a Chatham-built Gray-Dort, owned by a Manitoba man. GrayDorts are a specialty of Uher’s, as he has one of his own.


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Of leaks, flying cats and sarcasm It is said the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The same is true for plans that aren’t all that detailed. Case in point for me – a man, not a mouse – came on the weekend. I rose early Saturday morning with the intention of replacing some fluorescent lighting in our basement with newer LED pot lights – purchased locally, of course, at the Lighting & Accent Gallery. Yard work would follow, weather permitting. But as I shifted several items around and went to go into the furnace room, I noticed a glimmer on the floor. There was a leak. The water heater valve at some point had started dripping, and it had leaked into about a third of the furnace room. It was at this point I realized I had forgotten to replace the head of our mop. Old towels served as a necessary backup. I soon had most of the water soaked up and a pan in place to catch the drips. A message to Cindy at Absolute Comfort quickly told me it was a valve issue, but there was nothing in their shop to fix the problem so it would have to wait until Monday morning. No problem. I could empty the water pan repeatedly until then. With the water mostly sopped up, I shifted other items to my downstairs office space, which abuts one wall of the furnace room. I was greeted by an expanding area of soaking carpet. It was time for some heavy-duty fire power – the shop vac. All this time, my lovely daughter, Brenna, was blissfully asleep upstairs, my wife was at work, and the cat was doing his absolute best to get in my way. I woke the kid – the vacuum would likely have done the trick anyway – and asked her assistance. As she gathered her composure, I went down to start sucking up water. Finn, the cat, was gnawing on the end of the vacuum pipe. I knew of an easy way to fix that – turn on the vacuum. He jumped about three feet in the air and scampered upstairs in a flash. One problem solved. I put the squeegee attachment on the vacuum and went to work. Enter my intelligent kid. I asked her to take over and set about checking the furnace room again. Upon my return to the teen, she said she didn’t think it was picking up much water. I had to admit she was right. So I removed the squeegee element and had the attachment so it would sit flush on top of the carpet and set to work sucking up water.

Bruce Corcoran Thanks to my kid’s observation, things proceeded much

more quickly. We put a fan in place on the office side, and brought the shop vac to the furnace room to suck up any remaining water there. No sign of the cat, as he opted to steer clear of the basement. Apparently, he hates vacuums. Eventually, I started working on the basement lighting. When I asked for Brenna’s help with some wiring measurements,

she saw my project and calmly asked, “Do you know what you are doing?” I just shook my head. I received honest concern and a bit of sarcasm in one short sentence. The apple indeed has not fallen far from the tree. But after I cut my holes in the drop ceiling, installed the pot lights and cleaned up, she returned to the basement to check

on my progress. Brenna left, impressed. It turns out her dad did pay attention in high school electricity class, and knows how to turn off a breaker to safely work on simple electrical wiring! Rain put the yard work on hold. The next morning, I added a dimmer for the lights and really impressed the kid.

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In Memoriam

A most sincere thank you to all who shared in any way in celebrating our 60th Anniversary recently. It was so heart warming to see so many relatives and friends, old and new. Thank you for all the remembrances. You will be pleased to know that your food gifts to Canadian Food for Children were in transit that very week to our less fortunate in the world. A big thank you to Fr. Matt and his staff at St. Joseph’s Church, for our Mass of Remembrance at the church where we were married and a big thank you also to the ladies of St. Agnes Church who catered so beautifully all afternoon for us. So many people are still commenting how they enjoyed the afternoon, and we certainly did too! Bless you all, Love and Prayers Gerard & Yvonne Laevens and family

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Life

Family keeps in time with Canada Gillier family came to Chatham-Kent in 1867; celebrate 150th too

By Bruce Corcoran bruce@chathamvoice.com

Whenever Canada celebrates a milestone birthday, it seems the Gillier family isn’t far behind. Just as the nation enjoyed its 150th birthday recently, the Gilliers will gather Aug. 6 to mark the 150th anniversary of the year the clan came to Chatham-Kent. Family member Beth Gillier, 59, said her ancestors Sebastian and Margaret Gillier emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine in 1853 to the Niagara Region, eventually settling in Harwich Township along the tracks of the Great Western Railway in 1867. Shortly after that, Sebastian Jr. and wife Mary (Zimmer) set up their home along the Blind Fourth Line. Gillier said a cousin still farms the original family farm, and another works the land of Sebastian Jr. The Gilliers are part of a large community of people of Germanic ancestry that live in Harwich Township. Those of Catholic faith helped get St. Joseph’s Church in Chatham built, she said. Gillier said the last time the family gathered officially was 50 years ago, to celebrate the centennial. “The family doesn’t often do reunions. We probably had one in 1967, but other than that, we haven’t had an official reunion since,” she said. As for this gathering, Gillier said it really started to take shape in February. “My cousin and friend Mary Clare Latimer, we’re neighbours, thought it would be cool to have the party. This February, we said we’d either have to do something or shut up,” she said. And so they reached out to the clan. “We’re just all happy we got the family to come out for a party. It will probably be the last one, as my children’s generation seems to be more removed from it.” Gillier added even if there is a bicentennial bash, she likely won’t see it. “I won’t be around for another one if it’s every 50 years,” she joked. The Gilliers are a relatively close-knit bunch, with rich history in local agriculture. Gillier said the family is mostly located in and around Chatham-Kent, but some members will be coming from as far away as Calgary, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Michigan – as well as from across Ontario – to attend.

“The family has spread out over the years,” she said. “But the majority of the family does still live in Chatham-Kent or close by in Southwestern Ontario.” Still, Gillier admits there will be people in attendance she has never met before. However, many live within a few roads of one another, she

said, with Fairview Line and Mull Road being the epicentre. “I pretty much went to school with all of our cousins,” Gillier said. Being so close geographically, the families helped one another out. “As teenagers, we worked on all these farms,” Gillier said. “We’d go from one Gillier fami-

ly to the next. Take the corn off, go to the next family and take the corn off.” As close as the family has been over the years, Gillier said she hopes she and the other organizers of the family reunion haven’t missed anyone. For more information about the Gillier family history or the reunion, contact Beth Gillier at 519-352-

5093 or gillierreunion@gmail. com. As for the date of the family celebration, Aug. 6, Gillier said they wanted to stay away from Canada’s birthday. “We settled on Aug. 6 because in July we knew everybody would have wanted to do their own thing to celebrate Canada’s birthday,” she said.

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The July 27, 2017 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. and area.

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