News is brought to you by the Sydenham Curling Club… Get your friends and family together for a fun night out at The Sydenham Community Curling Club in Wallaceburg April 18th! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the excitement starts at 7 p.m. Come support the Club’s Little Rock’s Program for kids and our local vendors, you will maybe be walking out with an armful of treasures. Join us at 7379 N River Line! Bar will be open all evening!

A Wallaceburg couple wants to have the ability to choose what medication is best suited for their two young children, who both suffer from a rare disease. Katelyn and Adam Campbell’s son Alan, 4, and daughter Nora, six-months, both live with a rare genetic disease called cystinosis. The Campbell’s are asking people to write to their local MP in order to raise more awareness about their issue.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service are investigating multiple cases of of gas tank damage in Wallaceburg. Police say sometime overnight between Friday, April 06, and Saturday, April 07, unknown suspects allegedly drilled holes in the gas tanks of two different vehicles in Wallaceburg to steal fuel, one on Thomas Ave., the other on Reaume Ave. Police say the Wallaceburg area has experienced a number of similar incidents recently. Call Crime Stoppers with information.

The former D.A. Gordon Public School in Wallaceburg is being converted into an international boarding school. A spokesperson for the management team for the Edward International Academy, says renovations are currently taking place for the proposed Grade 9 to Grade 12 private high school. The majority of the students will come from the mainland of China. They are planning on starting classes in September.

The Erie St. Clair LHIN is opening a nursing clinic at Wallaceburg’s hospital, in the ambulatory care area on the first floor. The clinic will provide services including IV treatments and wound care. LHIN officials say VON is providing and managing operations of the clinic. CKHA will continue to co-use the clinic area for its own ambulatory patients.

The supervisor appointed to guide a restructuring of operations and governance at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, has completed his work. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario rescinded the Order in Council of Rob Devitt’s appointment and his final day was March 31, after 18 months at CKHA. Devitt was appointed Supervisor to address the recommendations resulting from an Investigator’s report back in 2016.

Riverview Gardens employees held an information picket in Chatham outside of the Civic Centre on Monday, to bring awareness about an ongoing vacation time booking issue. Meanwhile, Municipality of Chatham-Kent officials say the Riverview Gardens vacation issue is being addressed. Talks were set to take place this week between both sides.

Samsung and Pattern Energy announced that North Kent Wind, a 100 megawatt wind power facility located in north Chatham-Kent, has completed construction and is fully operational. Meanwhile, many families in North Kent say the pile driving from the project has caused their well water to turn black. The Ontario NDP is subsequently calling for a health hazard investigation to be lanched to look in to the issue.

And finally…

Municipal flags throughout Chatham-Kent were lowered and a book of condolence prepared in memory of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos Junior hockey team bus crash from last week. 16 people aboard the bus died and another 13 were injured when the bus collided with a truck on route to a playoff game about 300 kilometres north of Regina, Saskatchewan. Hundreds of people wore hockey jerseys on Thursday on honour of the victims. Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope says the depth of the tragedy has touched Canadians as well as people around the world.