April 13, 2018

Published On April 13, 2018 | By agatti | CK Mornings Online, Mornings


Yesterday was Jerseys for Humboldt Day… Residents in Chatham-Kent were among thousands across the country who wore jerseys to show support for victims of the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Photos of community members sporting their jerseys were posted via social media using the hashtag #JerseysForHumboldt. You can see some of the photos posted by going to BlackBurnNewsCK.com

A book filled with pages of condolences from the municipality will also be sent to Humboldt over the weekend.

The GoFundMe campaign for the victims and survivors of the crash has now passed $10.3-million. Over 100,000 donors from 65 countries have made pledges.



The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) is warning the public about possible flooding in Chatham-Kent this weekend. A flood outlook statement will remain in effect until Monday.

With 20-40 mm of rain on the way Saturday and 20-35 mm on Sunday with the possibility of thundershowers it could lead to local flooding.

Water levels on the Thames River could rise and remain high most of next week with the peak reaching upstream on Monday.

Water levels could rise on many of the region’s smaller waterways and many would spill their banks.
The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority says people should be careful and avoid the river, ditches, and streams because of dangerous and slippery banks and fast moving cold water.



Monday is the cut off date to order roses for the 18th annual Roses for Rotary campaign.

Delivery/pick up is set for next Wednesday (April 18). This year the donation is to the Butterfly Build Campaign for the Children’s Treatment Centre.

Roses are $25 a dozen and come in red or Sunrise Mix (yellow, red and orange).

Orders can be placed by calling 519-397-2308 or by visiting www.rotarysunrise.com

Deliveries can be to anywhere in Chatham-Kent.


The 75th annual Kent Kennel Klub dog show starts today at the William Erickson Arena (341 Delaware Ave, Chatham)

The public is welcome to stop out Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $5.



There’s a DNA Basics for Genealogy workshop tonight from 7-10pm at McKinlay Funeral Home (463 St. Clair St.).

Stop by to learn about the different types of DNA testing, the different testing companies and how to use DNA results in your family history.

The workshop is open and free to the public or you can watch the recording via their YouTube Channel. Full details at https://kent.ogs.on.ca/

Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham.

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