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Nothing run of the mill about Corunna mom’s solo feat

Tara Jeffrey Tara Antle wasn’t going to let a pandemic stop her from conquering her first half-marathon. The Corunna mom had been planning to knock it off her bucket list at the 2020 St. Clair River Run, scheduled for July. She began training in January and even joined a 1,000K club, committing to running 100… Read more »

UPDATE: Caseload remains steady, six more recovered

Tara Jeffrey Sarnia-Lambton’s total Covid-19 case count has remained steady at 319 since Monday night’s update from Lambton Public Health. Six more people in Sarnia-Lambton have recovered from the virus, lowering the number of active cases to 17, while nearly 18,500 tests results have been processed since the pandemic began. The active case count had… Read more »

Traffic study to make undeveloped land an easier sell

Troy Shantz Sarnia is funding a traffic impact study at Modeland and Wellington Road to make undeveloped land there more appealing to buyers. The Sarnia Research & Business Park includes 86.6 hectare (214 acre) on the east side of Highway 40 (Modeland Road) south of London Line and north of Confederation Line. The city acquired… Read more »

New school safety zones first step toward photo radar

Journal Staff Sarnia has approved Community Safety Zones around four elementary schools, a first step toward installing photo radar to nab speeders. The largest zone is on Indian Road, between the Highway 402 overpass and Lakeshore Road, and will increase safety for students at Errol Road and Rosedale schools, city staff says. Another will be… Read more »

Backlash erupting to Sarnia’s mandatory mask bylaw

Troy Shantz & George Mathewson Business operator Lesley Medeiros says Sarnia’s mandatory face mask bylaw has made dealing with her customers nearly impossible. The co-owner of Cameron Paint and Wallpaper has a hearing impairment that requires her to read lips. “I feel excluded from the world now because I can’t go anywhere, and now I… Read more »

No physical contact? No problem for Lambton esports

Troy Shantz At least one sport is ready to return this fall relatively unscathed by the pandemic. Lambton College’s esports teams resumes play in the Collegiate Star League in September, even as Ontario colleges postpones the start of more traditional sports. “Esports is fine,” said program co-ordinator Matthew Hutchinson. “That’s where esports kind of has… Read more »

Libraries and museums getting ready to reopen soon

For those pining for basic cultural services to return, I’ve got some good news. Management and staff who operate local libraries, museums and the downtown art gallery went back to work July 6 to figure out how to safely reopen. Lambton’s general manager of cultural services expects most facilities will be operating again in just… Read more »

New subdivision of townhouses aimed at older adults

Cathy Dobson Steeves & Rozema Group has an ambitious proposal to build 74 new rental townhouses near the heart of Sarnia’s busiest commercial zone. “These will be unique to Sarnia’s market,” said S & R CEO John Scotland. “We think there’s a strong market of older people who want to live independently but also want… Read more »

Animal Farm security ramped up after birds released

Cathy Dobson As Sarnia’s Children’s Animal Farm prepares to reopen in a few days, its staff has had to contend with some unforeseen challenges. Most recently, vandals broke in and cut a door lock, releasing more than 40 peacocks, pheasants, ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens the morning of July 18. “Everybody was pretty upset about… Read more »