Chatham-Kent Radio | CKXSFM Wallaceburg | 99.1 FM CKXS | Your Music Variety 99.1 FM CKXS | Your Music Variety Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:48:11 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 Police Looking for Shoppers Drug Mart Thief Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:48:11 +0000 blenheim-theftChatham-Kent Police are looking for a suspect after a theft in Blenheim.

Officers say on Thursday evening, a woman was in Shoppers Drug Mart, and left the store with some items. Total value of the stolen merchandise is $100.

Anyone with any information about this theft can contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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YMCA Family Fun Run This Sunday Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:39:57 +0000 Photo from Family Fun Run's Facebook event page
Photo from YMCA Family Fun Run’s Facebook event page

The Chatham-Kent Family YMCA is encouraging local families to get active with the third annual Family Fun Run.

Coordinator Jim Loyer says this year’s event coincides with Healthy Kids Day.

The event includes a 3km and 5km run or walk, starting at 9:00 AM tomorrow, followed by a 1km kids run.

All of the proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.

Details can be found on their website.

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Grassy 2 Rock Cancelled Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:16:34 +0000 grassy-2-rockGrassy 2 Rock is cancelled.

Organizers of last year’s popular event had hoped to make it an annual occurrence, but outside forces means the event won’t happen in 2017.

Mayor Randy Hope says he’s disappointed.

“Shortly after the last [event], we sent a letter to Walpole Island thanking them for considering and allowing us to do that. We asked them to consider this year; we waited and waited with no response. I went to the Band Council – the meeting after that, they decided to not grant permission”, Hope says.

Hope says finding a different location isn’t as easy as it sounds, and at this point would be too difficult and time-consuming.

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Hime for Help Relaunches with $40,000 Goal Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:10:03 +0000 hime-for-help-01Chatham-Kent resident Emily Hime is relaunching Hime for Help, a project she started to help Haitian children.

Hime says she’s looking at the long term sustainability of the program, and wants to raise $40,000.

“I was contacted about a group of kids in the countryside – they didn’t have any beds, they were struggling for food and medical care and all those things. I urgently went down [to Haiti] with my friend Montana and committed to helping for a few months to get things going, and here we are 5 years later”, says Hime.

Information on how to donate to her cause can be found on on the Hime for Help website.

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Construction Delays Commute Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:15:35 +0000 hwy-40-overpassYou may be adding a few minutes to your commute this weekend.

As construction on the 401 at Highway 40 continues, the 401 will be closed in both directions for some work on the overpass.

Starting tomorrow at 8pm, Highway 401 at Communication Road will be completely closed until 10am Sunday morning.

Detours off the Kent Bridge Road and Bloomfield exits are in place.

Highway 40 at the 401 will remain closed until the fall.

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Windsor Woman Arrested Twice Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:09:05 +0000 police_handcuffs_alt4-300x224A Windsor woman is being charged twice, after being arrested two times in Chatham.

Police say the woman was arrested yesterday afternoon around 2 o’clock for an outstanding warrant. She was released two hours later with a future court date.

Minutes after, she harassed a Chatham woman, whom she was on conditions not to communicate with. Police were notified, and she was arrested again.

The 37-year-old is in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Motorcycle Rider Dies Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:05:50 +0000 cops-chatham-kent-police-black-cruiser-5Chatham-Kent Police are investigating a fatal early morning crash in Chatham on McNaughton and Sandys streets.

Officers say around 5:30 this morning, emergency crews responded to a serous collision involving a car and a motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle was at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance with life-threatening injuries. He was transferred to London via Ornge air ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries.

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‘Bushwhackers’ Premieres May 1st Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:49 +0000 bushwhackers_ckticket_webA little home grown comedy is coming to the Kiwanis Theatre Monday with the release of a TV show created in Chatham-Kent.

Bushwhackers follows the exploits of a grounds crew on a course.

One of the creators is Mike Pickard, whose father runs Maple City golf course.

The other Brad McDonald works in the film industry.

McDonald says, “I went to film school and then I kind of worked in the industry for a few years. I’ve always wanted to do this idea. Mike and I got together last spring, and we started to brainstorm some ideas. We wrote a script, and the next thing we knew, we were filming”.

Tickets for the show are $10 and are available at the box office or calling Badder Bus.

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Sleep Country Donating Mattresses to CK Families in Need Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:55:33 +0000 sleep-countrySleep Country is donating nine brand new mattress and bedding sets to families in need in Chatham-Kent.

Shelly Wilkens, Chatham-Kent Director of Housing Services says some families simply can’t afford a new bed.

“When Sleep Country got in touch with us, and told us that they want to donate to some if our tenants, we were right on board with it right away. My staff worked diligently with them to determine how we could allocate those beds”, Wilkens says.

Also launching is a PJs and storybooks collection program for families in need.

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Sleep Country Gives Back Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:21:32 +0000 Christine McGee. Photo by Robyn Brady. April 27 2017
Christine McGee. Photo by Robyn Brady. April 27 2017

Local bedding retailer Sleep Country is giving back to the community.

The company is supporting nine Chatham-Kent families with new mattresses and linens.

CEO Christine McGee says it’s part of a broader social responsibility.

“Bedding is home, so it’s a natural thing for us for us to consider the needs of women and children in that regard,” says McGee.   “It has always been our mandate and I think we’re happy to do something where we can make a difference.”

Over 43,000 mattresses donated last year through recycling program

Also launching PJs and storybooks collection program for families in need.

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