Chatham-Kent Radio | CKXSFM Wallaceburg | 99.1 FM CKXS | Your Music Variety 99.1 FM CKXS | Your Music Variety Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:35:08 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 July is Flyin’ By Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:35:08 +0000 img_91391The third weekend was a great weekend!I started out my Saturday in Mitchell’s Bay for the Cops, and Kids Fishing Derby. The event was from 8-12 pm, and they provided lunch for the kids participating in the event. They had 3 tables full of prizes to be won for the different categories for the fishing derby. Despite a few drops of rain it was a nice outside for a day out on the water.

img_91401After being out at Mitchell’s Bay for awhile I headed down to the Library in Wallaceburg to see a live performance from Cindy Cook from the Polka Dot door. The show was great with lots of parents and kids in attendance. I had a few laughs myself from the show as well.

Finishing off my Saturday I scooted to the Downtown Chatham Center to see the Thames River Revue. The Thames River Revue was good, it was a man right in front of the mall doing a variety of different acts, including, reciting poems, jokes, and juggling. It was a great way to end my Saturday in Chatham.

I am looking forward to this weekend for the Dresden Exhibition, and Shrewsbury Ribs n Blues. img_91381


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Dogs Heading Stateside Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:04:37 +0000 CKXS file photo
CKXS file photo

18 dogs seized in the 2015 Tilbury dog fighting ring investigation are headed stateside.

A Chatham judge is ordering the dogs surrendered to the Ontario SPCA and then taken to a rehabilitation facility in Florida.

OSPCA spokesperson Jennifer Bluhm, Deputy Chief of the OSPCA says another assessment was done in May.

“In that assessment they did indicate that 18 dogs were suitable for continued enrichment and assessment so please remember these dogs have not been cleared for re-homing,” says Bluhm. “It’s still the OSPCA position that the prognosis is still very guarded.while in our care they showed a range of behaviours from extremely aggressive to unpredictable.”

The four people charged in the ring still have to stand trial for more than 100 charges in connection to the alleged ring

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Rising To Fame At Dresden Ex Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:44:10 +0000 dresden-signThe Dresden Ex will again host the “Rise to Fame” event this weekend.

The event is a qualifier for the Western fairgrounds event and organizer Crystal Wills says there’s a fair chunk of change on the line if you get to the Western Fairground competition.

“You have a chance to $1,500 and a trophy, so there’s a little incentive there to get to the next level,” says Wills. “You get an opportunity to sing or dance or play in front of a different audience.”

It’s open to ages 13-21. A link to registration info can be found here.

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Crash Closes 402, Again Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:34:21 +0000 Photo courtesy of OPP
Photo courtesy of OPP

Another day, another crash on the 402 near Hwy. 40.

According to police a transport slammed into a line of stopped trucks around 8:40 this morning as they were waiting to cross into the states.

Three trucks were involved, and at this point it appears there were only minor injuries, no word on charges at this point, or when the road will reopen.

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West Nile Invades CK Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:30:09 +0000 File photo.
File photo.

West Nile is in Chatham-Kent.

According to the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit mosquitoes found in the southeast end of Chatham have tested positive for the disease.

Health officials say that very few people infected with the virus show symptoms.

Symptoms can include a flu like illness of fever, aches and fatigue.

People that suffer a more severe case can get a stiff neck, nausea, lack of coordination or paralysis and should seek medical attention.

The chances of getting West Nile Virus from an infected mosquito are low.

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Hospice Benefits From Turbine Money Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:13:35 +0000 John Lawrence, Ruth Hook from the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Executive Director Jodi Maroney and Pat Murray from South Kent Wind.
John Lawrence, Ruth Hook from the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Executive Director Jodi Maroney and Pat Murray from South Kent Wind.

The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is getting a boost courtesy of South Kent Wind and the C-K Community Foundation.

Today $20,000 was handed over to the hospice foundation as part four of a five year grant of $100,000.

Chatham-Kent Hospice has assisted a total of 265 residents and families since April of 2016.

The average stay is two weeks, with a clinical care team and 200 volunteers helping people.

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Utility Merger Discussed By Minister Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:55:46 +0000 energyOntario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault made a stop in Chatham today to discuss the potential merger between Entegrus and St. Thomas Energy.

Thibeault says he supports the merger, which still needs regulatory approval from the OEB, Thibeault says energy rates shouldn’t change following the merger, which is expected to be completed in the new year.

If approved, the utility would be the 11th largest in Ontario, serving nearly 60,000 people.

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#SPOTLIGHT – Shrewsbury Ribs ‘N Blues Festival Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:39:23 +0000


Monkey Junk – Ottawa

MonkeyJunk is considered Blues royalty in Canada right now…with over 20 Maple Blues Awards and a Juno to their credit, they are one of the hardest working and busiest bands on the scene today, playing packed venues and festivals around the world. Formed eight years ago, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a ‘new kind’ of blues on the Canadian and International scenes.   Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, this Ottawa-based trio has added an edge to it’s music.  The guys do this by incorporating swampy blues with rock, accompanying it with insightful, thoughtful intelligent lyrics. MonkeyJunk has released five albums to date with their latest being Time to Roll.

Blackburn – Toronto

Toronto’s first family of blues, soul, funk has to be Blackburn. It is TRULY a band of brothers with the core of the band consisting of Brooke, Duane, Cory and Robert Blackburn.  Their music is rich in the traditions of the blues, but is infused with R&B, soul and funk.   Blackburn brings it all together with conscious lyrics to create a smooth and soulful groove.  The sons of legendary R&B artist Bobby Dean Blackburn, they have continued in the tradition of their father.  It’s in their DNA.  They bring their funk/soul/blues to festivals and fans across Canada.  There is a thread of soul in every track the band records.  Blackburn received the Maple Blues Award for best new band in 2010 and a Juno nomination for Blues Album of the Year in 2016.

Moondog Howlers – Chatham Kent

Moondog Howlers is a blues band that know how to rock! Featuring four seasoned musicians and a Ritalin-deprived singer, it has become a fan favourite at Shrewsbury Ribs & Blues.  The guys have just released a well-received debut  CD.  It  features 13 all original songs with special guest Kelly “Mr Chill” Hoppe (from the band Big Sugar) playing harp on three tracks.  Hailing from Chatham/Kent, the band consists of Mike Copley (vocals), Dwayne Purdy (bass), Rick Chrysler (drums), Mark Tremblay (keys) and Alex “Aug” Polowick (guitar)

Robb Sharp & Lit’l CHICAGO – Sarnia

In the Blue’s music arena, something truly unique comes along only once-in-a-while. This can rightly be said when referring to Robb Sharp & Lit’l CHICAGO.

Much of the Band’s appeal comes from their musicianship and stage presence. However, it also emanates from the Band’s ability to engage and connect with it’s audience and leave them wanting more.  No egos, simply four accomplished musicians, proud of each other, proud of their craft and determined to stay true to the original Masters, while expanding the boundaries of modern electric Blues.  It accomplishes this masterfully by adding a taste of Soul, R&B and Jazz.

They are an alumni of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, having won the prestigious Great Lakes Blues Society Road to Memphis Challenge in both 2012 and 2013.

Langille & Lockwood – London/Chatham


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Cop Camp For Kids Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:32:45 +0000 opp-268x300A group of local kids will be spending the next week learning what it’s like to be a police officer.

The 8th annual Chatham-Kent Cop Camp kicks off today.

OPP Constable Jay Denorer says the goal is to help build kids into the community leaders of tomorrow.

“We’re hoping to motivate the young people to be outstanding citizens through law enforcement. We just want to have them work with police and see what it’s like to be a police officer and the roles we fill with in the community,” says Denorer. “From that we want them to take that back and  appreciate and respect law enforcement and their role in society.”

Campers, who are sworn in as honourary constables for the week, will be learning all about the traffic safety, crime scene management, community patrols, and the Chatham-Kent Police canine unit.

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Chatham-Kent Sports Xpo July 25-30 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:52:35 +0000 Sports Xpress Chatham-Kent and The Athletic Locker are holding a sports sale and expo at the St. Clair College Health Plex from July 25-30.

The sports clothing, apparel and more sale runs from July 25-30 with over 200,000 items starting at only $5!

Many local sports organizations will be on hand for the community expo, this coming weekend from July 28-30.

Local organizations attending include: Chatham YBC, Chatham Bowlerama, Chatham Gymnastics, Gracie Barra Chatham, CTC Goaltending, Chatham Ringette, Eight Count Cheer Academy, the Chatham Wildcats, Breast Buddies Archery Tag and more.

The deadline for local groups to be showcased at the expo is Thursday, July 27th. Only FIVE spots remain! To be a part of the Chatham-Kent Sports Xpo, contact or call (519) 436-4990.

The Chatham-Kent Sports Xpo is FREE admission. See the flyer for sale details below.

chatham-sports-xpress-flyerHOURS OF OPERATION
Tues, July 25 – 4pm-9pm
Wed, July 26 – 9:30am-9pm
Thurs, July 27 – 9:30am-9pm
Fri, July 28 – 9:30am-9pm
Sat, July 29 – 9am-6pm
Sun, July 30 – 10am-4pm


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