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Weather forecast for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Today – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 24. Humidex 29. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low 14.

Storybook Trail launching in Wallaceburg on Thursday

Super Kids CK is partnering with Chatham-Kent Public Library and Chatham-Kent Trails to bring a Storybook Trail to Wallaceburg.

This initiative is part of the current phase of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Power Off and Play!

If you enjoy taking a stroll, reading a story and being outside, then this trail is for you.

Super Kids CK and partners will be launching the third of three storybook trails at Crothers Park (261 Forhan Street, Wallaceburg) on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The launch will include a ribbon cutting by Mayor Randy Hope, healthy snacks, prizes, an official reading and walk of the Storybook trail, and more.

“Storybook Trails offer a great way for families to enjoy a fun and interactive reading experience together,” stated Karen Kennedy, Early Years Educator, EarlyON Child and Family Centres, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, in a press release.

“While families explore the storybook trail, they can build language and literacy skills by asking children to make predictions about what might happen next and engage in back and forth conversations on the way to the next post. I am thrilled that our community is offering another exciting way for children to see and explore print in their environment.”

Chatham-Kent has 59 trails that residents can enjoy.

Storybooks have already been installed at Kingston Park in Chatham and on Flook Trail in Blenheim.

Children can venture through with ‘Hooray for Books!’ by Brian Won and ‘Silly Sally’ by Audrey Wood.

Every four months the library will rotate the story used for each trail.

The first year will feature three great read-aloud stories for families to enjoy, while powering off their devices.

The focus of Power Off and Play! is to help children and families build a balanced day that is not filled with screen time.

Research shows that too much recreational and sedentary screen time for children can negatively affect their early development, physical and psychosocial health.

It can also interfere with important healthy behaviours, like playing and enjoying the outdoors.

More details:

– Super Kids CK is among 45 communities that were selected to take part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

– The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the Canadian Paediatric Society recommend the following screen time limits:

– Under 2 years of age – no screen time

– 2-4 years – less than 1 hour per day

– 5-17 years – no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time per day

Learn more at www.superkidsck.com.

Wallaceburg and District Historical Society annual banquet on Wednesday

The Wallaceburg and District Historical Society is holding their annual banquet today, Wednesday, September 12.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the UAW Hall on Elm Street in Wallaceburg.

The guest presenter will be local resident, John Gardiner.

Call the Museum to reserve your seat at 519-627-8962.

All are welcome.

Cost is $25.

Terry Fox Run on Sunday

This Sunday, September 16, will mark the 38th annual Terry Fox Run across the country and Wallaceburg and Dresden will be taking part once again.

The Dresden Run will be held at the Legion Branch 113, with an open start time from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pledge forms for the run can be picked up at multiple locations, including: McFadden Heating and Cooling, Dresden Raceway and McKellar’s Flowers and Gifts. People can also sign up online at www.terryfox.org/run.

Any other questions can be sent throuhg email to info@terryfoxrun.org.

Registration for Wallaceburg’s 2018 run will begin at 9 a.m. in Civic Square Park on James Street in downtown Wallaceburg.

The run itself will start at 10 a.m.

The route is not only for runners, but bicyclists, rollerbladers, people with strollers and is wheelchair accessible.

The Wallaceburg route distances are 1km, 5km and 10km

For more information about the Terry Fox Foundation, visit terryfox.org.

More details can be found, here:

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