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March 9, 2023

By: Chris McLeod


5 Things You Need To Know

March 9th is the 68th day of the year. There are 297 days remaining until the end of the year.

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a system that could bring between 10 to 15 centimetres of snow to the region on Friday. A Special Weather Statement has been issued for Chatham-Kent.

Precipitation will begin Friday morning and taper off at night. Tomorrow morning’s drive to work and school could be problematic.

Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex, Sarnia-Lambton and London-Middlesex are all expected to get a considerable amount of snow.

CKRecreation has some sponsored free rec swims at the Gable Rees Rotary Pool and Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool over the March Break.

Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool – FREE Rec Swims:
Sunday March 12
1:30pm – 3pm
4pm – 6pm

Monday March 13
1:30pm – 3pm

Tuesday March 14
2pm – 4pm

Wednesday March 15
1:30pm – 3pm

Thursday March 16
2pm – 4pm

Friday March 17
1:30pm – 3pm

Saturday March 18
2pm – 3:30pm
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool – FREE Rec Swims:
Sunday March 12 – Thursday March 16th
2:30pm – 4pm

Friday March 17th – Saturday March 18th
6pm – 8pm

For the first time in more than a year, the Bank of Canada decided not to raise their trend setting interest rate on Wednesday, it’ll stay at 4.5%.

The bank had hiked the rate eight consecutive times before Wednesday’s announcement – citing inflation as the reason behind the repeated increases.

The next Bank of Canada policy announcement is expected on April 12.

The Chatham Rotary Sunrise 22nd Annual Roses For Rotary campaign is underway.

Sunrise Roses are $25 dozen and come in a bouquet of red, yellow and orange.

Orders must be recieved by Friday, March 31st. Free delivery to all addresses in Chatham-Kent or pick-up at Portuguese Canadian Club (346 Grand Ave E, Chatham) April 5th.

Place your order online at RotarySunrise.com

Funds raised will support Rotary projects in Chatham-Kent.

For the first time in the WNBA’s 26-year-history the league will be playing a game in Canada.

On May 13th, the Chicago Sky will take on the Minnesota Lynx at the Scotiabank Arena. The WNBA was just days from announcing a pre-season game in Canada in March of 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton will be playing for the Minnesota Lynx.

Pre sale tickets went on sale on Monday, and just eight minutes after sales launched, the lower bowl seats were already nearly sold out.

Tickets for the general public went live yesterday and most of them are sold. For single tickets, you can check WNBACanadaGame.com.

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