Wheatley update September 3

Media Release

September 3, 2021

Questions for Wheatley virtual community meeting can be sent in to municipality in advance

Residents of Wheatley who have questions about last week's explosion but are unable to participate in tomorrow's virtual community meeting may submit their questions in advance to CKcommunications@chatham-kent.ca

The virtual meeting will be held Saturday, September 4 at 10 a.m. and will be viewable on the municipal Facebook site and YouTube channel.

The meeting will remain on those sites for viewing once the session is completed. Closed captioning and transcribed material will be available next week.

The session will consist of an update on the situation followed by answers to questions submitted by residents onscreen to members of a panel including municipal officials and others.

Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff, West Kent Councillor Melissa Harrigan, Chief Administrative Officer Don Shropshire, Fire Chief Chris Case and Community and Human Services General Manager April Rietdyk will participate as well as representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Chatham-Kent Legal Services Clinic. 

A representative from the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry has been invited as well.

The municipality’s reception centre at the Wheatley Arena will be open for support between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sundy and Monday. Residents who need information after hours can call 519-350-2956. Evacuees requiring after hours support (i.e. food, shelter, clothing) please contact case management at 519-354-6628. 


For more Information contact:
Don Shropshire
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3010


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

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