Manual to Be Released

Chatham Daily News
November 8, 2008

A long-awaited manual, the goal of survivors of a pedophile priest, will be released Nov. 14 at a public event.

The guide, called From Isolation to Action -- Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy: Managing a Major Case R. vs Sylvestre, is aimed at preventing child sexual abuse by clergy.

Its development was a goal of the 47 women whose court case against Catholic priest Charles Sylvestre made national headlines.

The manual is a culmination of the work of a joint committee made up of representatives from government, adult survivors of abuse by Sylvestre, the Catholic Diocese of London and community organizations.

Poet Mary Ann Mulhern, Chatham-Kent Crown Attorney Paul Bailey and survivor Anne Marie Posella will speak at the event, which is open to the public.

For more information call 519-354-8908.

Injured treated at mishap scene

Paramedics treated people for minor injuries at the scene of a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p. m. on Richmond Street near Keil Drive.

Chatham-Kent police continue to investigate, however, charges are pending.

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'All-natural' flu clinic slated

BLENHEIM -- McLauchlin Wellness Clinic in Blenheim is once again hosting "all natural" flu clinics.

The homeopathic remedies aren't injected, but given orally. It is meant to boost the immune system and protect against colds, flu and other infections.

The clinics will be held Tuesday from 4-8 p. m. and Wednesday from noon to 2 p. m.

The remedy is $15 per person and it takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

To book an appointment call 519-676-3311.

'Burg man gets service medal

WALLACEBURG -- Allan McInnis, supervisor of the Wallaceburg Central Ambulance Communication Centre (CACC) has been honoured with the Canadian Exemplary Service Medal.

He has worked at the centre since 1990.

The medal is handed out to emergency medical service professionals who have served for at least 20 years in a meritorious manner. At least 10 of the years of service must have been street level duty involving potential risk to the individual.

"We are all very proud of Allan to receive this very prestigious award," Judy Carnegie, of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance said in a news release. "Allan is the perfect candidate . . . each and every day he performs his duties in a professional, compassionate and exemplary manner."

Career event held in 'Burg

A Career Crossroads event is taking place Thursday at the Wallaceburg Municipal Centre board room for anyone interested in changing their line of work. Workshops will be held and five guest speakers will discuss career changes and hiring trends.

Call the Wallaceburg Employment Resource Centre at 519-627-6986 to reserve a spot.

Tilbury K of C helps facility

The Tilbury Knights of Columbus have improved the services and surroundings of the Tilbury and District Family Health Team facility.

The service club has donated a fetal Doppler, speculum light and through the talent of local cabinet maker, Vince Mailloux -- who donated his time -- three display cases for the waiting room.

The family heath team board said the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has been generous in providing the necessities for the staff to deliver the best possible care to the patients. However, there are items not covered by this budget.

The health team is also preparing a formal package for donations so that individuals and service groups that have expressed interest in making a donation, have options to choose from.


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