Mayor, Council Pay Tribute to Wheatley Community On Eve of Explosion Anniversary

One year ago tomorrow, the community of Wheatley was stunned by a gas explosion in the downtown core.

Today, as we continue efforts to address the situation, Council would like to pay tribute to the citizens of Wheatley who have endured a year of uncertainty while a team of professionals worked to determine the cause of the explosion. 

During this time the citizens of Wheatley have worked tirelessly to advocate, collaborate and work with municipal and provincial officials to resolve issues. Between volunteers and organized citizen groups, together members of the community have been unrelenting in their commitment to the downtown core of Wheatley and envisioning what the future could hold.

While there is still work to be done, on behalf of Council, we remain committed to helping the community of Wheatley as it moves forward to renewed vibrancy. We appreciate the support and passion from the citizens and business owners of Wheatley. #Wheatley Strong”

Darrin Canniff,
Mayor, Chatham-Kent

For more information contact:

Darrin Canniff
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3001

Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624