Chatham-Kent

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accessdate 2008-10-05 language '''WRIF''' (101.1 FM (FM broadcasting)) — branded '''101 WRIF: The RIFF''' — is a commercial active rock radio station licensed by the FCC to operate in Detroit, Michigan serving surrounding Metro Detroit. The station is currently owned by Greater Boston Radio, Inc.


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Within Chatham public bus services are provided by CK Transit. Chatham-Kent has an intercity bus service, also provided by CK Transit, between all communities in the municipality except Blenheim. In addition, Chatham-Kent also has intercity bus services, with Greyhound Canada (Greyhound Lines) services to and from Windsor, London and Toronto, and through Detroit, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois. These services stop at Thamesville (Thamesville, Ontario), Chatham and Tilbury (Tilbury, Ontario). Air There is a municipal airport (Chatham-Kent Airport) located 14 km south east of Chatham featuring a 1500m paved, lighted runway, with refuelling facilities, tie-down services, pilot training and chartered flights. The nearest airports served by regional carriers are Windsor (Windsor, Ontario) and London (London, Ontario). Famous people from Chatham-Kent * Sally Ainse - Oneida (Oneida people) diplomat and fur trader * Chris Allen (Chris Allen (ice hockey)) - Former NHL player with the Florida Panthers * Doug Anakin - won a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics (1964 Winter Olympics) in the bobsled * Bill Atkinson (Bill Atkinson (baseball)) - former Major League Baseball relief pitcher * Courtney Babcock - Olympic (Olympic Games) distance runner * Shae-Lynn Bourne - championship figure skater (Figure skating) * T. J. Brodie - NHL hockey with the Calgary Flames * Ernest Burgess - 24th President of the American Sociological Association, author and urban sociologist (Urban sociology) who is known for his groundbreaking social ecology research * June Callwood - prominent magazine writer in the 1950s who became an Officer in the Order of Canada in 1986 * Joseph Caron - Former High Commissioner to India and former Canadian Ambassador to China and Japan * Chandra K. Clarke - entrepreneur, published author, and humour columnist. * James Couzens (James J. Couzens) - U.S. Senator, Mayor of Detroit, industrialist, philanthropist, and vice president and general manager of the Ford Motor Company * Robertson Davies - novelist, playwright * Kenne Duncan - western action movie actor * Andy Fantuz - former CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Offensive MVP, former Slotback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL (Canadian Football League) and current Receiver for the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL * Wally Floody - the "Tunnel King" from The Great Escape * Dave Gagner - retired NHL hockey player and brother-in-law of Diane Gagner - former Chatham–Kent mayor * Frank Gross, OMC - philanthropist posthumously (posthumous recognition) awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in 2006 * Ken Houston (Ken Houston (ice hockey)) - (born September 15, 1953), former NHL player. * Tracey Hoyt - actress who plays Aurora


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remains in Wallaceburg. The eastern portion of the municipality is served by the Four Counties Health Services in Newbury (Newbury, Ontario) in nearby Middlesex County (Middlesex County, Ontario). Research published in 2002 by the Heart and Stroke Foundation cited Chatham-Kent as a hotspot for heart disease in Ontario. Realty Times - Real Estate News and Advice Further


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operates a repeater station in Windsor, Ontario, formerly on 95.1 FM (now moved to 100.7 FM), and thus the broadcast day originates from both the Chatham and Windsor studios. * CFCO 92.9FM and 630AM: A news, sports, Country music station. The original AM broadcasting station was launched in 1926; the repeater FM signal, meant to improve the station's reception in office buildings in Chatham–Kent, was launched in 2000. CFCO boasts a large daytime signal that covers much of Michigan

,'' ''Wallaceburg Courier Press,'' ''Wallaceburg News,'' and Dresden's ''North Kent Leader'' are all owned by Quebecor through their Osprey Media Group and Bowes Publishers Limited subsidiaries. Online media The ''Chatham Kent Daily Post'' News In Chatham-Kent The Chatham-Kent Daily Post and CKReview are the only daily online newspapers in Chatham-Kent that provide coverage of local news, sports, entertainment, and cultural events as well as a number of regular contributing columnists. The ''Chatham-Kent Sports Network'' Chatham-Kent Sports Network is an online sports specific news source covering local sports news, scores, and highlights from each of Chatham-Kent's communities. CKSN also follows Chatham-Kent athletes who have progressed to the Junior, College, International, or Professional ranks. Education Elementary and secondary thumb Chatham Regional Education Center of the Lambton Kent District School Board (File:Chatham Regional Education Center.jpg) There are two anglophone school boards and one francophone school board in Chatham–Kent. These are the Lambton Kent District School Board (headquartered in Sarnia), the St. Clair Catholic District School Board (headquartered in chatham) and the ''Conseil scolaire catholique Providence'' (CSC Providence). www.csdecso.on.ca The LKDSB is a public school board, and consists of 13 secondary and 53 elementary schools. The St. Clair Catholic board consists of two secondary schools, one in Chatham and one in Sarnia, and 26 elementary schools. There are also independent schools, such as Wallaceburg Christian School and Chatham Christian Schools—an elementary and secondary school in the same building. The French Catholic board, headquartered in Windsor (Windsor, Ontario), has its Chatham-Kent regional office in Pain Court (Pain Court, Ontario). "Bureau satellite de Chatham-Kent." ''Conseil scolaire catholique Providence''. Retrieved on December 15, 2014. "Adresse: 14, rue Notre Dame C.P. 70 Pain Court Ontario N0P 1Z0 Canada" Post-secondary Chatham–Kent is the home of two colleges – St. Clair College and University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, popularly known as Ridgetown College. St. Clair College is a satellite of St. Clair College of Windsor. There are two campuses located in the municipality - Thames Campus (located in Chatham) and the Wallaceburg Campus (located in Wallaceburg). More than 5,000 full-time and 12,000 part-time students attend the college each year. Ridgetown College offers diplomas in agriculture, horticulture, and veterinary technology. It was formerly known as Ontario Agricultural College and then Ridgetown College of Agricultural Technology. Sports Hockey Chatham has a team in the Ontario Hockey Association Western Junior B league: * Chatham Maroons There are also four teams in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League * Blenheim Blades * Dresden Jr. Kings * Wheatley Sharks * Wallaceburg Lakers Other teams that take to the ice in Chatham-Kent include the Chatham Outlaws Girls Hockey Association, the Chatham AAA Cyclones, and St. Clair College Saints* (Chatham Thames Campus). *Currently defunct. Canadian football The Chatham-Kent Cougars Football Club started in 2006. In 2006 Chatham-Kent entered a team into the inaugural season of the Allstar Peewee Football League, and in 2007 entered a team into the Jr. Ontario Varsity Football League. Now Chatham-Kent plays in the OFC with 4 spring summer teams. * Chatham–Kent Cougars Football Club www.chatham-kentcougars.com Rugby Union football Founded in 2001, Chatham has a rugby team in the Southwest Rugby Union: * Chatham-Kent Havoc http: www.havocrugby.com Association Football Soccer Chatham-Kent does not have a professional or semi-pro football soccer team, but there are many leagues for young children to adults that operate in Chatham–Kent. Transportation right thumb 250px St. Clair Street (Hwy 40) in Chatham (File:Chatham ON 2.JPG) Road Chatham-Kent is situated just off Highway 401 (Highway 401 (Ontario)), connecting Montreal, Toronto, Kitchener (Kitchener, Ontario)-Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario), London (London, Ontario), and Windsor, Ontario; and Detroit, Michigan via the Ambassador Bridge. Blenheim, Chatham and Wallaceburg are linked with Sarnia, Ontario and the Blue Water Bridge to the United States by Highway 40 (Ontario Highway 40). The sections of Highway 2 (Ontario Highway 2) and Highway 3 (Ontario Highway 3) (the Talbot Trail) in Chatham–Kent were downloaded by the province in 1998, becoming local roads 2 and 3, but they remain significant through routes and are still locally known by their old names. The first gas station in Canada to sell E85 fuel to the public is located on Park Avenue East in Chatham.


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&GeoCode 3536 Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Division *First Nations: 3.1% *Black: 2.0% *South Asian: 0.5% *Other groups: 1.7% Ethnocultural statistics ''For all groups that comprise at least 1% of the population. Note that a person can report more than one ethnic origin.''


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The riding includes the Municipality of Chatham-Kent (Chatham-Kent) located south of the Thames River (Thames River (Ontario)), the former City of Chatham, the Town of Leamington (Leamington, Ontario), and the Indian reserve of Moravian 47 (Moravian 47, Ontario). The population in 2001 was 106,144 and the area is 1,924 km 2 . '''Wallaceburg''' (2011 population (Canada 2011 Census) 10,163) is an unincorporated community in the municipality of Chatham-Kent in Southern (Southern Ontario) (Southwestern) (Southwestern Ontario) Ontario


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of substandard conditions date May 21, 2001 'El Contrato', a film by The National Film Board of Canada, addresses these issues in depth. Chatham is home to the headquarters of Union Gas, a natural gas utility and Spectra Energy company. Other energy related activities include wind farms (Wind Power) near the shores of Lake Erie. Chatham also serves as a retail centre for the municipality and surrounding area. This has included the development of large big-box stores


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, Ontario Chatham ) *Lambton County (Sarnia) CKLH begins playing Christmas music beginning in third week of November up until Boxing Day, as the station is usually the first in Canada on most years to go all-Christmas. Sister station CHRE-FM in St. Catharines (St. Catharines, Ontario) (also with an adult contemporary format using the EZ Rock brand) plays Christmas music a week later. Most recently, CKLH has begun to skew towards a younger-leaning direction, like its


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groundbreaking social ecology research * June Callwood - prominent magazine writer in the 1950s who became an Officer in the Order of Canada in 1986 * Joseph Caron - Former High Commissioner to India and former Canadian Ambassador to China and Japan * Chandra K. Clarke - entrepreneur, published author, and humour columnist. * James Couzens (James J. Couzens) - U.S. Senator, Mayor of Detroit, industrialist, philanthropist, and vice president and general


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of substandard conditions date May 21, 2001 'El Contrato', a film by The National Film Board of Canada, addresses these issues in depth. Chatham is home to the headquarters of Union Gas, a natural gas utility and Spectra Energy company. Other energy related activities include wind farms (Wind Power) near the shores of Lake Erie. Chatham also serves as a retail centre for the municipality and surrounding area. This has included the development of large big-box stores

Chatham-Kent

'''Chatham-Kent''' (2011 population (Canada 2011 Census) 103,671) is a single-tier municipality (Census divisions of Ontario#Single-tier municipalities) in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Mostly rural, its population centres are '''Chatham''', Wallaceburg (Wallaceburg, Ontario), Tilbury (Tilbury, Ontario), Blenheim (Blenheim, Ontario), Ridgetown (Ridgetown, Ontario), Wheatley (Wheatley, Ontario) and Dresden (Dresden, Ontario). The current Municipality of Chatham-Kent was created in 1998 by the merger (Merger (politics)) of Kent County (Kent County, Ontario) and its municipalities.

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