|Municipality of Chatham-Kent|
Thames River in Chatham
|Nickname(s): The Maple City, The Classic Car Capital of Canada|
|Formed by political merger||1998|
|• Mayor||Randy Hope|
|• Governing body||Chatham-Kent Municipal Council|
|• MPs||Bev Shipley (CPC)
Dave Van Kesteren (CPC)
|• MPPs||Rick Nicholls (OPC)
Monte McNaughton (OPC)
|• Land||2,458.09 km2 (949.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|• Municipality||103,671 (Ranked 50th)|
|• Density||42.2/km2 (109/sq mi)|
|• Urban||44,074 (Chatham)
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code||N7L - N7M|
|Area code(s)||519 226|
Chatham-Kent (2011 population 103,671) is a single-tier municipality in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Mostly rural, its population centres are Chatham, Wallaceburg, Tilbury, Blenheim, Ridgetown, Wheatley and Dresden. The current Municipality of Chatham-Kent was created in 1998 by the merger of Kent County and its municipalities.
- 1 History
- 2 Communities
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Economy and industry
- 6 Attractions
- 7 Health care
- 8 Media
- 9 Education
- 10 Sports
- 11 Transportation
- 12 Famous people from Chatham-Kent
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
The former city of Chatham began as a naval dockyard in the 1790s, as it straddles the Thames River. The town was named after the Earl of Chatham, William Pitt (the Elder). It was built as a naval dockyard, a characteristic shared by Chatham, Kent, England. In England, the name Chatham came from the British root ceto and the Old English ham thus meaning a forest settlement. Following the American Revolution and the Gnadenhutten Massacre, a group of Christian Munsee Indians settled in what is now Moraviantown.
During the 19th century, the area was part of the Underground Railroad. As a result, Chatham-Kent is now part of the African-Canadian Heritage Tour. Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site is a museum of the Dawn Settlement, established in 1841 by Josiah Henson near Dresden as refuge for the many slaves who escaped to Canada from the United States. John Brown, the abolitionist, planned his raid on the Harpers Ferry Virginia Arsenal in Chatham and recruited local men to participate in the raid. The small village of North Buxton, part of the African Canadian Heritage Tour, also played an important role in the Underground Railroad.
Kent County consisted of the townships of Camden, Chatham, Dover, Harwich, Howard, Orford, Raleigh, Romney, Tilbury East and Zone. In some of Canada's earliest post-Confederation censuses, some residences in Kent County were incorrectly reported as being in Bothwell "County", which was a separate electoral district comprising parts of Kent and Lambton counties but not a distinct county in its own right.
In 1998 the County of Kent and the city of Chatham were amalgamated to form the Municipality of Chatham–Kent. Most services were also combined. Since then, bus service has began to serve all of Chatham-Kent. Starting in 2007, routes were set up to include the former towns of Wallaceburg and Dresden. Before 1998, each town had their own fire department. It then became the Chatham-Kent Fire Department upon amalgamation. The county also had separate police departments until 1998. The city of Chatham, as well as the towns of Wallaceburg, Dresden, and Tilbury, each had their own departments. The Chatham-Kent Police Service was formed on September 1, 1998.
Chatham Kent has many historic festivals throughout the year such as the Battle of Longwoods reenactment, which takes place on Labour Day weekend at Fairfield Museum on Longwoods road.
Chatham Kent is also home to many historic buildings which are part of an annual ghost tour offered each year at Halloween. The participants go on a guided walk of downtown while the guide informs them of various ghost stories tied to the local buildings in which they pass.
Chatham Kent was a major part of the Underground Railroad and as such hosts the Buxton Homecoming each September. This celebrates the areas black culture and the roots laid by early black settlers in the Buxton area.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent currently consists of the communities of Appledore, Arkwood, Bagnall, Baldoon, Bates Subdivision, Bearline, Beechwood, Blenheim, Botany, Bothwell, Bothwell Station, Bradley, Briarwood Estates, Cedar Springs, Charing Cross, Chatham, Clearville, Coatsworth, Croton, Darrell, Dawn Mills, Dealtown, Dover Centre, Doyles, Dresden, Duart, Eatonville, Eberts, Electric, Erie Beach, Erieau, Fargo Station, Fletcher, Florence, Glenwood, Grande Pointe, Guilds, Highgate, Holiday Harbour, Huffman Corners, Jeannette, Jeannette's Creek, Kent Bridge, Kent Centre, Lake Morningstar, Louisville, McKay's Corners, Merlin, Mitchell's Bay, Morpeth, Muirkirk, Mull, New Scotland, North Buxton, North Thamesville, Northwood, Oldfield, Oungah, Ouvry, Pain Court, Palmyra, Pardoville, Pinehurst, Port Alma, Port Crewe, Prairie Siding, Quinn, Raglan, Renwick, Rhodes, Ridgetown, Ringold, Rondeau, Rondeau Bay Estates, Selton, Shrewsbury, Sleepy Hollow, South Buxton, Stevenson, Stewart, Thamesville, Thornecliffe, Tilbury, Troy, Tupperville, Turin, Turnerville, Valetta, Van Horne, Vosburg, Wabash, Wallaceburg, Wheatley, Whitebread and Wilson's Bush.
At 2,458 square kilometres, Chatham-Kent is the 12th largest municipality by area in Canada and the largest in southwestern Ontario. Over 44,000 of the 107,000 residents live in the former City of Chatham. Other population centres in the municipality include Wallaceburg, Blenheim and Tilbury, Ridgetown and Dresden.
The Lower Thames River runs through Chatham–Kent to Lake St. Clair in the west, while the Sydenham River flows through Wallaceburg and Dresden. The municipality has approximately 88 kilometres of shoreline along lake Erie and 24 kilometres along lake St. Clair.
The Indian reserve of Bkejwanong (commonly referred to as Walpole Island) borders on Chatham–Kent, whereas the Indian reserve of Moravian 47 is an enclave within the city and is part of the Chatham–Kent census agglomeration and census division.
Chatham-Kent has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa), with cold, snowy winters and warm to hot, humid summers. A typical summer will feature heat waves with temperatures exceeding 30 °C (86 °F) often. Winters are cold, and feature occasional cold snaps bringing temperatures below −15 °C (5 °F), but also commonly include mild stretches of weather above freezing.
|Climate data for Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada (1981−2010)|
|Record high °C (°F)||14.0
|Average high °C (°F)||−0.3
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−3.6
|Average low °C (°F)||−6.9
|Record low °C (°F)||−32
|Precipitation mm (inches)||62.7
|Rainfall mm (inches)||31.6
|Snowfall cm (inches)||31.1
|Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)||12.5||9.3||11.0||13.5||13.3||10.9||9.7||9.6||10.2||11.9||12.6||12.7||137.1|
|Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)||5.4||5.2||8.4||13.1||13.3||10.9||9.7||9.6||10.2||11.9||11.9||8.3||118.0|
|Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm)||7.5||4.7||3.5||0.83||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.04||0.88||5.0||22.4|
|Source: Environment Canada|
Adjacent counties and municipalities
- Lambton County (north and northwest)
- Middlesex County (northeast)
- Elgin County (northeast and east)
- Across Lake Erie lie Erie, Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties, Ohio, US (south)
- Essex County (southwest and west)
- Across Lake St. Clair lie Macomb and St. Clair Counties, Michigan, US (west)
- White: 92.7%
- First Nations: 3.1%
- Black: 2.0%
- South Asian: 0.5%
- Other groups: 1.7%
For all groups that comprise at least 1% of the population. Note that a person can report more than one ethnic origin.
- "Canadian": 34.7%
- English: 32.9%
- French: 21.9%
- Scottish: 20.2%
- Irish: 19.1%
- German: 12.2%
- Dutch: 11.1%
- Belgian: 5.9%
- First Nations: 3.1%
- Italian: 2.1%
- Polish: 2.1%
- Ukrainian: 2.0%
- Welsh: 1.5%
- Czech: 1.4%
- Metis: 1.2%
- American (modern immigrant): 1.2%
- Hungarian: 1.2%
- Portuguese: 1.2%
- British Isles (modern immigrant): 1.0%
Although most of the population of Chatham-Kent is English-speaking, a few of its communities and Catholic parishes were settled by francophone (French-speaking) farmers in the mid-nineteenth century. These include Pain Court, Tilbury and Grande Pointe, where French is still spoken by a significant percentage of the population. These communities are designated French language service areas under Ontario's French Language Services Act.
Approximately 8,500 residents of Chatham-Kent have French as a mother tongue and 1,500 have French as their home language. Essex County also has a relatively large francophone population, especially in the municipality of Lakeshore. Together, Chatham–Kent and Essex Counties make up one of the concentrations of Franco-Ontarians in the province of Ontario.
Both elementary and secondary francophone schools exist across the municipality. A French cultural organization, La Girouette, which is based in Pain Court, promotes French-Canadian culture and language in the area.
Knowledge of official language statistics:
- English only: 92.2%
- French only: <0.1%
- English and French: 7.2%
- Neither English nor French: 0.5%
Economy and industry
Chatham–Kent's economy has a base in the agricultural and automotive sectors. The municipality and senior levels of government are keen to promote continuing diversification. The CP railway splits Chatham city in two, and the unstaffed Chatham railway station attends to Via Rail passengers. The train from Chatham to Toronto takes around 3.5 hours, while Windsor is under one hour westwards.
Located in the "industrial heartland", Chatham's roots in the automotive sector go back to Gray-Dort Motors Ltd., one of Canada's earliest automobile manufacturers. (Chatham was also the birthplace of Hank Chrysler, father of Walter P. Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler automobile company). Other auto industry plants in the municipality include AutoLiv Canada in Tilbury (airbags), Mahle in Tilbury (emissions controls and plastics). From 1923 to 2011, Chatham was home to a truck assembly plant for Navistar, originally International Harvester. Navistar had announced plans to close the plant in 2003, but remained open due to government funds and employee concessions. The factory was idled in 2009 amid contract negotiations and finally closed in 2011.
Blenheim is home to RM Auctions, the world's largest vintage automobile auction house and RM Restorations, the world's largest vintage automobile restoration company. The nickname "The Classic Car Capital of Canada" comes from the company's position in the industry and abundance of classic car events in the community.
At the outskirts of Chatham city is the headquarters for Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited (a division of DuPont), a major agricultural seed breeding and biotechnology company. In 1996, Chatham became the home of Commercial Alcohols, which is the largest ethanol plant in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. It produces ethanol for industrial, medical, and beverage uses. In January 2005, the plant was named as one of Canada's 50 best managed companies. There are plans to double the size of the current Chatham facility. The plant faced criticism in the past due to corn mash odour from its stack, but has installed technology to eliminate the problem. However, these efforts need to be readressed, due to the fact that this technology has been discovered to be faulty by many of the local residents.
There are many farms in the municipality, and a number of vineyards have been opened in the last few years.
Many international workers come to Chatham-Kent, especially in the warmer seasons, to do farm labour. In the past there have been allegations of low pay and poor living and working conditions for these agricultural labourers. 'El Contrato', a film by The National Film Board of Canada, addresses these issues in depth.
Chatham also serves as a retail centre for the municipality and surrounding area. This has included the development of large big-box stores particularly at the north end of Communication Road in Blenheim, and at the north end of St. Clair Street in Chatham.
Mallory Industries is a third generation family owned business started in 1891 by George W. Mallory at his home in Guilds. The factory moved Blenheim in 1914 in order to secure electricity, and moved to its current location on Communication Road south of Blenheim in 1957. Their international operations in Blenheim, ON and Sioux City, Iowa supply squeegees and wash brushes to many top retailers across North America.
Thompsons Limited, formerly known as W.G. Thompson and Sons, Limited, is a third generation family owned and operated business headquartered in Blenheim serving the agricultural industry. Thompsons has a network of modern elevators located across southern Ontario and the United States that receive, process and ship grain and edible beans for domestic and export markets. In addition, the regional grain handling facilities serve as retail centres for seed, fertilizer, crop protectants and other farm services. It also sells Hyland Seeds brand seed at all of its retail locations  as well as packages and sells edible bean products and its own popcorn.
Chatham is home to many technology companies as well. For example, Chatham Internet Access was first to provide internet access in the area. TekSavvy Solutions Inc. provides high-speed internet, telephone, and other advanced telecommunications services across Canada.
The long, white sandy beaches, the fishing, convenient water access, hiking trails and conservation areas make Erieau a popular vacation getaway.
On May 5, 2009, it was announced that the Wheels Inn would be closing and downsizing into a Holiday Inn Express.
Downtown Chatham is home to the annual "Retrofest" organized by the Historic Downtown Chatham BIA, in partnership with the Kent Historic Auto Club. Hundreds of classic car enthusiasts travel to Downtown Chatham to showcase their classic cars and vintage vehicles.
Downtown Chatham is also home to the Chatham Capitol Theatre, a community-based theatre that, when it opened in 1930, was the largest in the region. The current renovation of the theatre is run under the auspices of the Chatham Capitol Theatre Association, a not-for-profit corporation with registered charitable status. The theatre has recently reopened in September 2010.
Wolfe Creek BMX is a non profit BMX dirt race track located off of Creek Rd behind The Chatham Compost Depot. Wolfe Creek BMX is affiliated with American Bicycle Association (ABA) and runs sanctioned races including The Provincial Championship Series. www.wolfebmx.com Local citizen Tom Maciejowski along with the help of family friends and generous volunteers and contributors are responsible for the upkeep of the facility.
Chatham-Kent is served by the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. The Public General Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in Chatham were moved to a single campus in 2004, while the former Sydenham District Hospital remains in Wallaceburg. The eastern portion of the municipality is served by the Four Counties Health Services in Newbury in nearby Middlesex County.
Research published in 2002 by the Heart and Stroke Foundation cited Chatham-Kent as a hotspot for heart disease in Ontario. Further research is underway to determine the reasons for this and other hotspots. The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit launched a campaign in fall 2007 to tackle other ailments prevalent throughout the community, including asthma, chronic allergies, sinus problems, many types of cancer, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, alcoholism, and obesity.
Chatham-Kent features one of the 14 provincial Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN). The Erie St. Clair (ESC) LHIN services the Chatham-Kent Community as well as Sarnia/Lambton and Windsor/Essex. The ESC LHIN is located in the town of Chatham.
- CHWI (CTV Two): a Bell Media television station. The station operates out of Windsor and has a tower in Wheatley (where it is licensed). This television station has been operating since October 19, 1993, on channel 16.
- CKCO (CTV): a Bell Media television station. The station operates out of Kitchener, and has offices in London, Chatham, and Sarnia. The station broadcasts locally on CKCO-TV-3 channel 42.
Radio broadcast stations
- CKSY 94.3FM: an adult contemporary music station on the air since July 1, 1986. In 2002, CKSY swapped broadcasting frequencies with CKUE. CKSY can be heard regularly in the Metro Detroit Area.
- CKUE 95.1FM: LiteFM , a soft rock music station established in January 2014 when CKUE switched formats from rock to soft rock. CKUE was established on October 6, 1999. In 2002, CKUE swapped broadcasting frequencies with CKSY. CKUE 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, including Metro Detroit, and some of Ohio and Indiana in addition to southwestern Ontario.
- CBEE 88.1FM: the radio rebroadcast station for CBC Radio One (CBE) out of Windsor, Ontario.
- CKGW-FM 89.3 FM: Christian music/news/talk station. CKGW is part of the UCB Canada family of stations. Originally planned as repeater of Belleville's CKJJ-FM 102.3 FM, it was reorganized into a stand-alone station before its launch in 2007 and operates at 89.3FM. It includes some programmes from Belleville, plus local standalone programming.
- CKXS-FM 99.1 FM: The newest radio station in Chatham–Kent, based in Wallaceburg, ON, is operated by Five Amigos Broadcasting. The station began broadcasting in October 2009, and offers an Adult contemporary music radio format. It provides a minimum of 91 hours of local programming per broadcast week, with the remainder consisting of syndicated programming.
CKSY, CFCO and CKUE are owned by Blackburn Radio.
The Chatham Daily News is the only daily newspaper in Chatham-Kent. There are several weeklies located in Chatham and the various communities in the municipality, including the Blenheim News Tribune, Chatham This Week, the North Kent Leader in Dresden, Ridgetown Independent News, Tilbury Times, the Wallaceburg Courier Press and the Wheatley Journal.
The Chatham Daily News, Chatham This Week, 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.
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 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.
Elementary and secondary
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). 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.
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.
- Chatham Maroons
There are also four teams in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League
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.
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
Rugby Union football
Founded in 2001, Chatham has a rugby team in the Southwest Rugby Union:
- Chatham-Kent Havoc http://www.havocrugby.com/
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.
Chatham-Kent is situated just off Highway 401, connecting Montreal, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, 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.
The sections of Highway 2 and 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.
Chatham station is served by Via Rail passenger services between Toronto and Windsor, part of the Quebec City – Windsor Corridor with four trips in each direction daily, and the community is served by both the Canadian National Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway for freight transportation.
In addition, Chatham-Kent also has intercity bus services, with Greyhound Canada services to and from Windsor, London and Toronto, and through Detroit, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois. These services stop at Thamesville, Chatham and Tilbury.
There is a municipal 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 and London.
Famous people from Chatham-Kent
- Sally Ainse - Oneida diplomat and fur trader
- Chris Allen - Former NHL player with the Florida Panthers
- Doug Anakin - won a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in the bobsled
- Bill Atkinson - former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
- Courtney Babcock - Olympic distance runner
- Shae-Lynn Bourne - championship figure skater
- T. J. Brodie - NHL hockey with the Calgary Flames
- Ernest Burgess - 24th President of the American Sociological Association, author and urban sociologist 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 - 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 Offensive MVP, former Slotback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL 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 awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in 2006
- Ken Houston - (born September 15, 1953), former NHL player.
- Tracey Hoyt - actress who plays Aurora Farqueson on the CBC Television series The Tournament
- Ferguson Jenkins - Baseball Hall of Famer
- Ryan Jones - Former finalist of 2008 Hobey Baker Award and current member of the Edmonton Oilers
- Judy LaMarsh - former Canadian Minister of Health
- Archibald Lampman - one of Canada's finest 19th-century Romantic poets, born Morpeth, Kent County, 1861.
- Lori Lansens - author of Rush Home Road and The Girls
- John B. Lee - Author, poet and current Poet Laureate of Brantford, Ontario
- Doug Melvin - General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers
- Harry Garnet Bedford Miner - Victoria Cross winner during World War 1, born in Cedar Springs
- Dave Nichol - award winning product marketing expert and former president of Loblaw's
- Geoffrey O'Hara - early 20th-century composer, singer and music professor who was the writer of such popular songs as the 1918 hit K-K-K-Katy
- Ron Pardo - comedian and impressionist, from Pardoville
- Ray Robertson - Novelist
- Brooklyn Roebuck - The 2012 Next Star. Working on 2 singles under license with Sony Music Canada.
- Doug Shedden - professional ice hockey coach and former player
- Glen Skov - National Hockey League (NHL) hockey player
- Ron Sparks - award-winning comedian, actor and writer best known for Video on Trial
- Joseph Storey - Architect; designer of many local landmarks in the 1950s and 1960s
- Shaun Suisham - Pittsburgh Steelers kicker (formerly Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins)
- Sylvia Tyson - singer-songwriter, broadcaster, and guitarist who found early fame with her then-husband Ian Tyson in their folk duo Ian and Sylvia
- Todd Warriner - former NHL hockey player picked 4th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques
- Brian Wiseman - 1999 IHL MVP Houston Aeros
- Michelle Wright - award winning country music singer
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