Altercation Sends Man to Hospital, CK’s Most Wanted Found, Joni Mitchel isn’t ill…or is she?

 

IT TOOK POLICE A FEW DAYS TO PUT TOGETHER THE DETAILS BUT NOW THEY HAVE CONFIRMED AN ALTERCATION AT THE THUNDERBIRD PLAZA ON WALPOLE ISLAND SUNDAY AFTERNOON SENT A MAN TO HOSPITAL. THEY TELL US A 35 YEAR OLD MORAVIAN TOWN MAN PUNCHED ANOTHER MAN IN THE FACE CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY. THE INJURY WAS SO SEVERE THEY THOUGHT A WEAPON MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED AND HAVEN’T RULED THAT OUT YET. THE MAN IS ALSO FACING A BREACH OF PROBATION CHARGE AND CAUSING A DISTURBANCE.

CHATHAM KENT POLICE TOOK ONE OF THEIR MOST WANTED OFF THE STREET EARLY THIS MORNING. THEY HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR THE 39 YEAR OLD MAN SINCE MARCH WHEN HE HAD A RUN IN WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND BUT LEFT BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED. THEY FINALLY TRACKED HIM DOWN ON PRINCE STREET THIS MORNING AROUND 5:30 AND TOOK HIM IN. HE IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT, ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON AND FAILING TO COMPLY. HE IS BEING HELD PENDING A BAIL HEARING.

THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF EMPTY PROPERTIES AROUND CHATHAM KENT. MAYOR RANDY HOPE SAYS THEY ARE NOT DERELICT PROPERTIES. COUNCILLOR JEFF WESLEY BELIEVES IF NOW ONE IS SHOWING INTEREST FOR THESE PROPERTIES AT AUCTION, THEN OFFERING THOSE PROPERTIES TO CHARITIES LIKE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MAY BE A BETTER OPTION.

SO…HOW ARE YOUR RETIREMENT PLANS COMING ALONG? A NEW SURVEY BY HSBC SHOWS THE MAJORITY OF CANADIANS EITHER BELIEVE THEY WILL NEVER RETIRE OR PERHAPS BE ABLE TO WORK A REDUCED SCHEDULE AS THEY GROW OLDER. THE NUMBERS SHOWED 45 PER CENT ARE HOPING TO CUT BACK A LITTLE ON THE HOURS, AND 15 PER CENT SAYS RETIREMENT IS NOT A POSSIBILITY. NOT SURPRISING AS STATS CAN REPORTED EARLIER THIS MONTH THE AVERAGE CANADIAN HOUSEHOLD RATIO OF DEBT TO DISPOSABLE INCOME IS 1.63.

THE NEWS ON JONI MITCHEL’S HEALTH IS EITHER GOOD, OR BAD DEPENDING ON WHO YOU BELIEVE. THE 71 YEAR OLD GRAMMY WINNER WAS HOSPITALIZED IN LOS ANGELAS THE END OF MARCH WITH AN UNDISCLOSED ILLNESS. NOW HER WEB SITE IS REPORTING THE CANADIAN ICON IS ALERT AND EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY, WHILE FRIENDS ARE TELLING A DIFFERENT STORY. THEY CLAIM SHE REMAINS UNCONSCIOUS AND UNABLE TO CARE FOR HERSELF.