Lambton rejects funding request for shelter expansion as homeless crisis grows

Tara Jeffrey Officials at River City Vineyard say they’re disappointed Lambton County has opted to open a new temporary homeless facility even as they struggle to complete a long-planned shelter expansion. “We would have loved to have opened by now,” said Renee Card, worship pastor at the Sarnia church and homeless shelter, where a plan… Read more »

Mom pleads for school to address schoolyard aggression

Tara Jeffrey A Sarnia mom calling for schools to crack down on bullying and provide more victim support has taken her plight to a busy Sarnia street — and says she won’t stop until school is safer for kids. “It just keeps getting worse. There’s no consequences for anyone; nothing gets done,” said Briar Christensen,… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What colour is the circle on the Japanese national flag? 2 – Sarnian Matthew Klaudi, a corporal with the Canadian Armed Forces, is helping citizens of what war-torn country get to Canada? 3 – What is a Geiger Counter used to detect? 4 – What annual charitable tradition took place at the Progressive… Read more »

Residential school survivor plans to ask Pope for apology

Editor’s Note: The Assembly of First Nations said Tuesday the delegation that was travelling to Rome has been postponed because of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. A new date has not been set. Cathy Dobson An area residential school survivor heading to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis says she will ask him for… Read more »

Bundle up the kids and head out on a Holiday Light Tour

Tara Jeffrey Scott Williams fondly recalls his family’s annual car rides to take in Sarnia’s holiday lights. “I remember as a kid when you could go down the Parkway and the plants were all lit up and the city was quite bright,” he said. “But over the years, things seemed to be going dark.” A… Read more »

2,000 local children already booked for first COVID-19 shot

Tara Jeffrey Five hundred children aged five to 11 have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Sarnia-Lambton and another 1,500 are booked for clinic appointments. About 9,700 local kids are eligible, said Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health. “I would say 2,000 bookings is pretty good,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, noting 60% of… Read more »