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October 8, 2021

By: Chris McLeod


5 Things You Need To Know

October 8th is the 281st day of 2021. There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year.

WAMBO is back this weekend in Wallaceburg.

The first ever Fall WAMBO will be a scaled-down version for Thanksgiving weekend.

Visit Wallaceburg this weekend and check out:

  • The Final Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market of 2021 from 8-noon.
  • The Annual WAMBO Classic Car Show, Including Fire Trucks & Motorcycles.
  • LIVE Musical Entertainment.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place for all events. For more info, follow WAMBO on Facebook.

There were 9 new positive COVID-19 cases reported Thursday by Chatham-Kent Public Health.

There were 12 resolved cases, the total active case count locally is at 101.

There are 587 new cases of COVID-19 across the province, 335 (70%) cases are in individuals not fully vaccinated.

The Bradley Centre Vaccination Clinic will be open Saturday 9-3.

Clinics are for anyone 12+ looking for first or second shots.

Walk-ins are welcome at all clinics, but if you’re looking to schedule an appointment for a confirmed time book online at GetYourShotCK.ca or by calling 519-351-1010.

The Salvation Army of Chatham-Kent‘s Operation Cover Up is in the collection stage.

Until October 23rd, you can drop off new and gently-used winter coats – specifically children and plus sized are needed. Coats can be dropped at Salvation Army locations in Chatham, Wallaceburg and Ridgetown and Jiffy Lube on Keil Drive.

Coats will be distributed to those that need them beginning October 25th.

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada.

Thanks to a 1957 act of parliament making the 2nd Monday in October ‘a day of general thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed’.

Historians believe the first North American “Thanksgiving” event occurred in Newfoundland in 1578. That would put it 43 years before the Pilgrims landing in Massachusetts in 1621. Others claim the first Canadian Thanksgiving was celebrated in Halifax in 1763. It became an annual Canadian tradition in 1879, celebrated on the same day as the USA. It was later moved ahead to reflect the earlier harvest season.

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