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City couple gets hitched with scaled down ceremony

Cathy Dobson It wasn’t the big wedding they’d envisioned, but Katie Haywood and Steve Ayrheart still managed to get married during a global pandemic. The newlyweds tied the knot in the backyard of Haywood’s aunt’s central Sarnia home on May 16, with a few socially distanced family members in attendance. “My dad couldn’t walk me… Read more »

Health officials announce COVID-19 testing now available to all residents

Journal Staff COVID-19 tests are now available for all residents of Sarnia-Lambton, whether they are showing symptoms or not. The announcement was made today by Bluewater Health and Lambton Public Health. Until now, testing at assessment centres was only available via referral from a health-care provider. “Through strong local partnerships between public health, the hospital,… Read more »

UPDATE: Three new cases, including two senior home workers

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton has three new COVID-19 cases, two of them employees of senior homes, Lambton Public Health said this morning. A staff member at Lambton Meadowview Villa has tested positive, and people living in the Petrolia long-term care home and their families were notified Monday. The employee last worked there May 19 and has… Read more »

Gypsy moth spraying expected to begin this week

Troy Shantz The on-again, off-again gypsy moth spray program is expected to begin this week, depending on the weather and development of moth larvae, City Hall says. Spraying with a biological insecticide was to begin May 15, then May 20. City council met Friday via teleconference specifically to overturn its April decision to spray, then… Read more »

Bio-based agricultural co-operative ceasing operations

Journal Staff A farmer-owned co-operative based in Sarnia and created to develop new markets for agricultural crop waste is shutting down. The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative had 118 growers signed up with 30,000 acres committed to providing corn stovers and wheat straw for bio-industrial uses. It received support from the federal and provincial governments, Bioindustrial… Read more »

Virus claims life of sixth city nursing home resident

Journal Staff COVID-19 has claimed the life of another resident at Vision Nursing Home, Lambton Public Health said this morning. In addition, one more residents of the Sarnia long-term care has tested positive. Six residents have died and 22 infected since the outbreak began April 23. Another 19 staff members have tested positive. The 41… Read more »