March 9, 2018

Published On March 9, 2018 | By cmcleod | CK Mornings Online, Mornings

Gateway Casinos Ontario has announced that they’re moving to the corner of Richmond and Keil in Chatham.

In the coming weeks, Gateway will announce more details on the size and scope of the development, including new employment opportunities, food and beverage offerings and the investment in the local economy for the new build.

The casino in Dresden will continue to operate with business as usual for the next two years while the construction of the new casino is underway in Chatham, and then Dresden staff will be transferred.

The proposed new casino is expected to begin construction this spring and Gateway hopes to have it open to the public before 2020.


Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent is holding a volunteer open house this morning from 9-noon.

Stop by the ReStore at 566 Riverview Dr., this morning to find out about volunteer opportunities.

Register to be a volunteer here.


Daylight Saving Time in North America begins at 2am Sunday.

The annual ‘Spring Forward’ is now programmed right into computers, phones, and other electronic devices. The semi-annual clock reset is also touted as a good excuse for Check Your Batteries Day, when you test and/or replace smoke alarm batteries.


The Maroons live for another day.

A 2-1 win last night will force a game 7 in Lasalle on Sunday night.

Game 7 is at the Vollmer Complex at 7:30.


Today is National Barbie Day.

It was this date in 1959, Barbie first appeared on toy store shelves. Over one billion have been sold. If Barbie were an actual woman, her measurements would be 36-18-33. There are now different Barbies with more realistic body types, some were released yesterday.

For International Women’s Day Mattel launched a new Barbie collection of female role models.

17 historical and modern-day role models have been immortalised as Barbies Sheroes celebrating inspirational women from around the world.

For the newest additions, Mattel chose to feature three historical figures, Frida Kahlo, Katherine Johnson and Amelia Earhart, as well as 14 modern-day role models.

Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist and feminist activist, is outfitted in a traditional Mexican, brightly-coloured dress and her signature monobrow.

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson is equipped with a NASA badge, while Amelia Earhart – the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean – is dressed in an aviator jacket and flying goggles.

Modern-day figures include Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and Australian conservationist Bindi Irwin. Barbie also featured several other designers, activists, chefs, athletes, and journalists.

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