Wheatley virtual community meeting to be held Saturday

Media Release

September 2, 2021

Wheatley virtual community meeting to be held Saturday

Residents of Wheatley will have the opportunity to have their questions about last week’s explosion answered during a virtual meeting to be held Saturday, September 4 at 10 a.m.

The meeting will be viewable on the municipal Facebook site and YouTube channel.

Questions submitted by residents onscreen will be directed 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.

Shropshire said although municipal officials have been providing regular updates as the situation unfolds, the municipality wants to do more.

“We understand that people have a lot of questions,” he said. “In a pre-Covid world, we would be holding the meeting in Wheatley but the next best thing is for us to use technology to reach out virtually. I encourage anyone in Wheatley who has questions to participate. We may not have all of the answers but we will do our best.”



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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