Mayor Hope urges action on natural gas expansion

May 4, 2017In the Media

Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope said the possibility of a service expansion by Union Gas could mean an economic benefit of as much as a billion dollars to the community. In an address at the Chatham and District Chamber of Commerce this morning Mayor Hope said those in agri-business should contact the utility as soon as … Read More

Chatham-Kent on course, mayor tells Chamber

May 4, 2017In the Media

In a wide-ranging speech this morning, Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope said the community is in strong financial shape and is willing to invest in the future. Hope told attendees at a Chatham and District Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting that the municipality’s debt has reduced by 40 per cent in the past seven years, its … Read More

Mayor Hope receives national energy award

April 6, 2017In the Media

Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope was named the recipient of the national Friend of Wind award Tuesday by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).  Hope received the award at the association’s spring meeting in Quebec for his efforts in developing wind energy and making Chatham-Kent a provincial and national leader in renewable energy.  The mayor said … Read More

Local jobless rate decline continues

January 9, 2017In the Media

Unemployment in Chatham-Kent dropped for the ninth straight month, according to end-of-October statistics released by Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services. Although the jobless rate dropped only slightly from 6.2 per cent in September to 6.1 per cent in October, the larger picture shows a 2.9 per cent decline for the first 10 months of 2016. The … Read More

10 Things I Learned About #CKONT

July 22, 2016In the Media

Yvonne Pilon, President and CEO of WEtech Alliance, recently visited Chatham-Kent with the goal of learning more about the Innovation and Entrepreneurial (Business) community in the region. She wrote a blog about her visit. Read 10 Things I learned about #CKONT.  Click here to read more.

Students Find Canadian Universities an Attractive Option

July 4, 2016In the Media

International students looking to study at an elite university find Canada an attractive option. Five of Canada’s top ten universities, according to QS rankings, are located in Ontario, including: the University of Toronto, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo, Western University and Queen’s University. According to a new study by QS Digital Solutions (QS), Canada … Read More

FedDev Ontario Supports Digital Innovation through Investment in Hotel Communication Network

June 22, 2016In the Media

May 5, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Today, David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced funding of up to $525,000 in The Hotel Communication Network … Read More

FedDev Ontario Launches Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Southern Ontario

June 22, 2016In the Media

May 24, 2016 – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced the launch of Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) in southern Ontario. Cultural and recreational infrastructure places—like community centres, parks … Read More

Government announces $54 million to help bridge the gap between research and development for aerospace companies

June 22, 2016In the Media

First project under Technology Demonstration Program will see companies develop new satellite technologies May 5, 2016 – Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, was in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue today to announce a $54-million contribution to MDA Systems Ltd. and its partners. The support … Read More