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Trudeau stops in Tilbury

With the federal election less than a week away, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is making one last push for votes. The incumbent prime minister made a brief campaign stop in Tilbury on Monday morning. As he exited his campaign bus, Trudeau and his family were greeted by dozens of supporters at Flapjacks Restaurant on Queen Street North.

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Walpole Island man lucky to be alive after harrowing ATV trek

A Walpole Island man is sharing his story of survival in hopes of reminding everyone to "never give up" even when things seem dire. What started out as a routine trip three weeks ago on his ATV to get hay for his duck blinds, ended up as a 10-hour ordeal for Arnold Shobway.

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Shoreline solutions come with hefty pricetag

After months of an ongoing shoreline study, Chatham-Kent residents are getting an extended look at some of the proposed solutions to shoreline hazards. Peter Zuzek, a geoscientist with Zuzek Inc. who is heading the study, presented the draft options Tuesday afternoon at Links of Kent in Chatham - sorted by geographical region from Wheatley to Clear Creek.

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Council tweaks arena decision

After getting some clarification on funding, the municipality will be making strides towards building a 2,200 seat arena instead of a previously proposed 4,000 seat facility. On Monday night, council voted in favour of going ahead with applying for upper level of government funding to go towards a new twin-pad entertainment centre and multisport complex with a seating capacity of 2,200.

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10-year-old helps vet return to Europe

A veteran of the Second World War is heading back to the land he helped liberate thanks, in part, to a boy 80 years his junior. Next month, 94-year-old Sgt. Roy Hare will be representing the Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment in Belgium at the 75th-anniversary celebrations of Belgium's liberation during the Second World War.

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Demand from residents brings 'Harriet' film to Chatham

A strong public outcry is getting the credit for ensuring that an iconic story in black history will be shown on the silver screen in Chatham. When Samantha Meredith, Executive Director and Curator Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum, saw the trailer for the movie Harriet, she immediately knew it was a film that should be shown in the area.

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Civil trial to begin in fatal plane crash lawsuit

The family of a Chatham man killed in a plane crash, which also claimed the lives of nine others 15 years ago, is seeking damages by filing a lawsuit against several companies and individuals.

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