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Will the Downtown Chatham Centre Mall Walls Finally Come Tumbling Down?
by Tom Slager | Jun 9, 2022 | Local, Things
Plans for Chatham’s Downtown Chatham Centre have finally been revealed. It should come as no surprise that both Phase I and Phase II will involve heavy investment by the Municipality, otherwise known as your taxes, to pull it off. In this case, that might be the...
The Dietitian vs. Me and my Reluctance
by Tom Slager | Apr 26, 2022 | People
The Dietitian Became Needed “What is your relationship to food?” is essentially what I was asked. What kind of hippy-dippy talk is that? “How do I feel about food?” More of the same. I like it and I eat too much of it. I mean, that's essentially why I started talking...
A Happy Buzz Around Beekeeping
by Tom Slager | Apr 11, 2022 | People
Bees take some getting used to, but Lindsey and her husband have been keeping bees, and enjoying the honey, for over a decade. “I think humans, in general, have a very visceral reaction to things that buzz and things that are striped,” mused Lindsey. “It's...
Chatham-Kent Council: Apparently March Was Welcome Special Interests Month?
by Tom Slager | Apr 5, 2022 | Controversy, Local
Chatham-Kent learned something about Municipal Council this past March. The lesson was: “If you happen to be from the correct special interest group, your voice counts. If not, tough luck.” How else are we to interpret some recent decisions? Two important, hot-button...
Putin Invades Ukraine and Pushes Germany to Drop Pacifism
by Shari Slager | Mar 22, 2022 | Things
Putin Awakens Germany As the world watches the horror unfolding in Putin's war with Ukraine, nations are being asked to choose sides. Most are backing Ukraine, by applying sanctions to Russia in addition to providing significant resources for Ukraine’s defense. Lost...
Floating Homes and Big Ideas in Wallaceburg
by Tom Slager | Mar 15, 2022 | Local, People, Things
In 2019 a new company made its home in Wallaceburg, Ontario. The news around Twin Dolphin/Strong House Canada was that it intended to build floating homes, which garnered the moniker “the houseboat people” for the founders, Alex Topol and his son Mischa. Sally Joyce...
A $91,765 Donation to Charity Should Result in More Than Broken Trust
by Tom Slager | Mar 6, 2022 | Local, Controversy
Working within a charity is often draining and difficult if you are on the fundraising team. Dollars are difficult to come by, as lots of other worthy charities are asking for help at the same time. It is a non-stop song of need being sung, usually quietly, in the...
Freedom Convoy 2022: They Should Not Dare to Speak for Us.
by Tom Slager | Feb 21, 2022 | Controversy
There is a disease growing in North America. Fed equally by lies and ignorance, the very foundation of our freely elected government is being attacked by a small minority of people who call themselves “patriots.” This group is much more out in the open in the United...