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Weather forecast for Thursday, April 18, 2019

Today – A mix of sun and cloud. 70 percent chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 21 except 15 near Lake Erie. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight – Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 this evening. Low plus 4.

Wallaceburg Kinsmen donates to Bkejwanong Children’s Centre

Kinsmen Community Services donated $500 recently to the Bkejwanong Children’s Centre.

Gerry Flynn, past president and life time member of the Kinsmen Club of Wallaceburg and Lisa Genyn of the Bkejwanong Children’s Centre met for the cheque presentation.

Easter weekend municipal hours

Municipal offices, including service counters, will be closed on Friday April 19 and Monday April 22 for the Easter holiday weekend.

Other services are scheduled as follows:

EMERGENCY SERVICES – Police, Fire and Ambulance are operational 24 hours a day, every day, and are accessible by dialling “911” for emergency calls only.

LIBRARIES – All public libraries will be closed Friday April 19 and Monday April 22 and will have normal operational hours on Saturday April 20.

RECREATION FACILITY OPERATIONS – All arenas will be closed on Good Friday, April 19. Blenheim, Dresden and Thames Campus Arenas will be open on Easter Sunday, April 21 for scheduled rentals. All other arenas will be closed.

RECREATION SERVICES – The Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool and the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool will be closed Friday and Sunday, with regular hours Saturday and Monday. Both pools have an additional FREE open swim on Monday starting at 1:30 p.m. with the After School Swim cancelled at the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool.

ARTS AND CULTURE – The Thames Art Gallery and the Chatham-Kent Museum will be closed on Friday & Monday and open regular hours on Saturday & Sunday. ARTspace will be closed on Friday, Sunday and Monday, open regular hours on Saturday. Ridge House Museum will be closed Friday and open regular hours Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The administration offices at the Cultural Centre will be closed Friday through Monday. The Chatham Capitol Theatre and the Box Office at 238 King Street West, Chatham will be closed Friday, April 19 through Monday, April 22.

CEMETERY OPERATIONS – The municipal Cemeteries administrative office will be closed Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 21. During this time, cemeteries staff will be available on call for funeral homes who are in need of at-need lot sales or interment orders. There will be no interments permitted on Good Friday. Area funeral homes have been provided with a list of required advance notice times to arrange burials over the Easter Holiday weekend.

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING – Collection services will only be affected by Good Friday (April 19). Those residents who would normally receive curbside collection on Friday, April 19 will receive it on Saturday, April 20. There are no collection changes for the week of April 22 (Easter Monday). Refer to the 2019 Recycling and Waste Collection Guide for further details.

TRANSFER STATIONS – The Harwich and Wallaceburg Transfer Station will be closed on Good Friday (April 19), but open on Monday, April 22. All other transfer stations will be open their regular hours.

LEAF & YARD DEPOTS – All Leaf & Yard Depots will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and open regular hours the week of April 22.

PROVINCIAL OFFENCES COURT- PROVINCIAL OFFENCES COURT will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Payments can be made during this time on-line at www.paytickets.ca . If your licence is suspended you should attend at a Service Ontario Office to pay your fine and reinstatement fee so that your licence will be reinstated without delay.

CK TRANSIT – CK Transit services will not be operating on Friday April 19.

HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES BUILDING – (435 Grand Avenue West, Chatham) – The Health and Family Services building including the offices of Public Health, Employment & Social Services, Housing Services and Child Care and Early Years will be closed Friday April 19, and Monday April 22.

EARLYON CHILD AND FAMILY CENTRES will be closed Friday, Saturday and Monday.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRES located at 240 King St. W., Chatham and 786 Dufferin Avenue, Wallaceburg will also be closed during this time. For Homeless Emergencies please contact the Chatham-Kent Homeless Response Line at 519-354-6628

PUBLIC HEALTH KING STREET – Services located at 177 King Street East, Chatham will be closed Friday April 19 and Monday April 22. Essential public health services are available by calling 1-866-446-8207.

RIVERVIEW GARDENS – Reception and Administrative offices will be closed Friday April 19 and Monday April 22. Services, activities and visiting hours continue as normal over the holiday weekend. Nursing staff can be reached 24/7 by calling 519.352.4823.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION – Head Office at 325 Grand Avenue East will be closed Friday and Monday. The emergency call number is 519-352-6300. CK Records at 325 Grand Avenue East will be closed Friday and Monday.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (PUC) at 325 Grand Avenue East will be closed Friday and Monday. The emergency call number is 519-352-6300.

TOURISM – The Chatham-Kent tourism office will be closed Friday, March 30 through Monday, April 2. Information may be accessed online at https://www.chatham-kent.ca/Tourism/home

ENTEGRUS at 320 Queen Street will be closed Friday and Monday.

CKHA services altered for Good Friday and Easter Monday

Some healthcare services offered at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s Chatham and Wallaceburg sites will be altered on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019 in recognition of the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays.

Routine X-rays, electrocardiograms (EKG), and ultrasounds will not be available on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019. These departments will be staffed to meet the needs of inpatients and emergencies.

Ambulatory Care Services, Out-Patient Rehabilitation Services, Pre-Surgical Screening Services, Diabetes Education Centre, the TIA and CAD Clinics, Pulmonary Function Lab, Outpatient Lab Services, Health Records and Patient Appointment Offices will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019.

The Chatham-Kent Mental Health and Addictions Program Out-Patient Department will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019. For any immediate crisis, please call the crisis line at 1-866-299-7447 or visit your nearest Emergency Room.

Elston Pharmacy, located at the Chatham Site, will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019.

The Oncology/Chemotherapy Department will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019.

The Business Office and Cashier’s Office will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019. Please note there are two bill changers in the building to accommodate change for coin.

Hemodialysis Care will be open on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019.

The Emergency Departments at the Chatham and Wallaceburg sites will remain open 24 hours daily.

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