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Blue Box switchover to begin next summer locally

Journal Staff Sarnia will be among the first group of Ontario municipalities to transition to a new Blue Box recycling system run by waste producers. Sarnia, Point Edward, St. Clair Township and Plympton-Wyoming are all in the first cohort and will begin handing over Blue Box service on July 1, 2023, the Association of Municipalities… Read more »

Big battery to help Valley company cut costs, reduce emissions

Journal Staff Plains Midstream Canada plans to install a 5 MW/10 MWh battery energy storage system at its facility in Sarnia. The company said when the battery becomes operational next year it will charge from the grid during off-peak hours, when low-carbon electricity from renewable sources is more readily available. It will then discharge during… Read more »

Surge of patients straining local Emergency Department

Cathy Dobson An unusually high numbers of people seeking medical care at Sarnia’s emergency department is putting pressure on staff and increasing wait times, says Paula Reaume-Zimmer, VP of Integrated Services at Bluewater Health. “We’ve never seen this kind of volume,” she said.  “We are holding our own but it’s a challenge.” The last four months… Read more »

The week of July 14

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High schools students honoured with Stefanko Award

Journal Staff Alex Doornbosch of Great Lakes Secondary and J.J. Fogarty of St. Patrick’s are this year’s winner of the Stefanko Award, presented annually for outstanding achievement in athletics, academics and extra-curricular activities. Doornbosch has been named captain of all her school basketball and volleyball teams and is a three-time Lambton-Kent high school champion. She… Read more »

Diabetes Fair offers free health checks, presentations

Tara Jeffrey Officials at the Rapids Family Health Team are hoping to draw a big crowd to an upcoming Diabetes Health Fair in Sarnia. “We want to make sure that people who perhaps haven’t been getting the care they might have without the pandemic, have an opportunity to come in and get a snapshot of… Read more »

Sale of Holmes Foundry lands now complete

Journal Staff The sale of the former Holmes Foundry lands in Point Edward is now final. South Coast Developments Limited has purchased the 16-acre (6.5 hectare) vacant brownfield site from Point Edward Gateway Inc. for an undisclosed sum, the Village said. The deal will allow an Environmental Assessment and Risk Assessment to be completed, as… Read more »