COVID-19 infection rate surging locally as New Year begins

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton is experiencing the surge in COVID-19 cases that health experts had feared would occur from people socializing over the holidays. Lambton Public Health reported this morning 120 new cases in the past two days and 249 active cases, both new records. Nineteen outbreaks are currently underway, another record. Two new long-term care… Read more »

Happy New Year’s

From all of us at The Journal, cheerful thoughts and best wishes for the year to come. It has to be better than the last one, right?

Cycling event honoured in Mayor’s annual kudos to community

Journal Staff Ken MacAlpine never expected a small bicycling event in Lambton County would receive major recognition beyond the cycling community. The 12-member committee behind the cycling event that attracts thousands from across North America was named to the 39th annual Mayor’s honour list this year. “We never ever imagined we’d get this level of… Read more »

Local hospital was trailblazer in COVID-19 treatments

Troy Shantz Bluewater Health played a leading role this year in testing out innovative treatments for COVID-19 patients. The delayed use of breathing tubes, novel patient positioning, safe tracheotomies, and even the Donald Trump-touted drug hydroxychloroquine were all deployed when the pandemic struck this spring. Hospital staff pored over data from China, South Korea, Taiwan… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1) What made Frosty come to life in the movie “Frosty the Snowman”?   2) On Sept. 6, 1943, Polymer (now ARLANXEO) produced the first pound of what substance to help with the Allied war effort?   3) What does it mean if you are “persona non grata”?   4) Street Smart: As of Dec…. Read more »

Merry Christmas

However you are marking it today, we wish all of you a hopeful Christmas and a brave New Year – From the staff of The Journal.

What’s happening: week of Dec. 24

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca With pandemic cancellations common, we… Read more »

City man recreates famed Titanic in painstaking detail

Troy Shantz A handmade replica of the RMS Titanic is ready to set sail for a new home. Sarnia’s Dave Finley spent 1,095 days and 3,000 hours creating the eight-foot-long passenger liner from parts he minutely crafted himself. “It’s completely scratch built,” said Finley, 61. “It’s pretty decked out. There’s a lot of detail.” From… Read more »