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Bluewater Health operating at fraction of capacity, awaiting second wave

Troy Shantz Bluewater Health is seeing one-fifth its normal patient caseload and is currently treating just a handful of COVID-19 cases, but it still won’t be resuming normal operations anytime soon. Having the resources are in place in case a second wave of the disease sweeps through Sarnia-Lambton is the hospital’s chief priority, said CEO… Read more »

Bang On! Pan-pounding neighbours offer up loud salutes

Cathy Dobson It’s been seven weeks since Kaitlyn Hill decided to make some noise for Sarnia’s front-line workers. “I’m thinking of the nurses at the hospitals, the clerks in the grocery stores — everyone who has to work during the pandemic,” said Hill, a 27-year-old Bright’s Grove resident. Hill heard about the worldwide phenomenon of… Read more »

Long forgotten street became part of Canadian labour history

Tom St. Amand The land wedged between the abandoned Holmes Foundry buildings and Highway 402 is currently being cleared of trees and scrub for future development. But nearly a century ago a street, known as Berkley Row, bisected it. History might have completely bypassed Berkley Row if not for the controversial race riot of March… Read more »

18th death reported, new outbreak at a Sarnia senior home

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton has four new cases of COVID-19 this morning, one more death, and a new outbreak at a long-term care home in Sarnia. A resident of Marshall Gowland Manor tested positive for the virus and was placed in isolation as soon as they started experiencing symptoms, said Jane Joris, general manager of Lambton… Read more »

Outbreak spreads at beleaguered city nursing home

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton has eight new cases of COVID-19 today, Lambton Public Health reported this morning. Seven of the eight new cases are at Sarnia’s Vision Nursing Home, where an outbreak of the disease has been ongoing since April 23. Twelve residents of the 146-bed long-term care home have now been infected, up from eight… Read more »

Three new COVID cases, city extends relief measures

Journal Staff Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Sarnia-Lambton, and three additional people have recovered, Lambton Public Health said this morning. Some 203 people have now been confirmed with SARSCoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and 145 have recovered. The dead toll is unchanged at 17, and one senior home continues to… Read more »

City eyeing new way to distribute road resurfacing work

Troy Shantz A Sarnia councillor wants more money spend on roads and the new asphalt laid down equitably across the city. “It became a matter of fairness,” Mike Stark said. “If a person sees a particular street that’s being done in one area of the city the automatic question is, ‘What about my area?’” Council… Read more »