January 17, 2023

By: Chris McLeod


5 Things You Need To Know

January 17th is the 17th day of the year. There are 348 days remaining until the end of the year.

The Chatham-Kent Public Library hosts Movies @ Your Library every Tuesday at the Chatham branch.

Book your spot today to see Everything Everywhere All At Once. Movies start at 2pm.

There is limited space, registration is required.

Heads up if you’re travelling today.

A large part of Ontario is under a freezing rain warning issued by Environment Canada.

Wet snow mixed with freezing rain is expected to continue this morning. As the temperatures rise, the road conditions will improve.

The warning was issued just after noon Monday, stretches from north of the Barrie area, south to the London area.

Major League Baseball Spring Training is 27 days away!

It’ll be another year before the new Chatham IBL team hits the field, before that happens, the team needs a name.

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is the top-level amateur baseball league in Canada. The Chatham team will start play in May 2024, at the Fergie Jenkins (Rotary Park) on Tweedsmuir Ave.

Fans are asked to submit a name for the team. Team names should include a local connection, family friendly and over the top fun. The fan that submits the winning name will win a family seasons pass. Deadline for name submissions is this Friday, January 20th.

Got an idea? Submit it here.

The team name will be announced Friday, January 27th.

The Toronto Zoo is giving you a chance to name-a-roach after your ex for Valentine’s Day.

For $25 you can name a roach after your ex, or anyone really! You will have the option to send an e-card to notify the individual.
The proceeds will go towards the zoo’s many priorities, including saving wildlife and promoting conservation.

Name a Roach here.

70 years ago today, in 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette was introduced at a car show at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

On June 30th that year, the first production Corvette rolled off of the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The cost of the first production model Vettes was $3,490.

There were only 300 produced. That car will cost you $300,000 today.

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