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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The cerebrum is the largest part of what body organ? 2 – Parking of any vehicles on what road between Murphy Road and Teller Road is now banned? 3 – How many interlaced rings are in the Olympic flag? 5 – After much debate, new traffic lights will be installed at what intersection… Read more »

Week of January 13

Public apathy could lead to creation of leash-free dog beach Sir: Apathy is defined as a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern. It’s hardly a characteristic any of us wants to be labelled with, but apathy can have a big voice at times. Case in point: last year Sarnia conducted a survey on creating a… Read more »

Local housing prices hit new record high 

Cathy Dobson Home prices continue to climb in a local market characterized by few listings and more realtors than ever vying for work. Sarnia-Lambton had just 60 active listings in December, down 46% from a year earlier when 111 properties were listed. Many previous Decembers have seen 300 to 400 listings, said Rob Longo, president… Read more »

Week of January 13

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 With pandemic cancellations common, we… Read more »

Krista Clark remembered as a strong, devoted mother

Cathy Dobson A single mom who captured the hearts of Sarnians as she coped with the death of a daughter and her own cancer fight, died Jan. 3 at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Visitation and a memorial service were held this week held for Krista Clark, 38, after she succumbed to colon cancer. Local residents rallied… Read more »

Bradley looks in crystal ball, sees busy year ahead

Cathy Dobson As Sarnians focus on battling COVID-19 this month, Mayor Mike Bradley says he plans to engage the community in planning for a post-pandemic city. The coming year will be a time to recruit community leaders to assist with everything from population growth to a large addiction treatment facility, Bradley said at his annual… Read more »

Sarnia hospital nears capacity as virus surges

Tara Jeffrey Bluewater Health has more COVID-19 patients in hospital than at any other time during the pandemic as medical and Intensive Care Unit beds reach capacity. Chief of staff Mike Haddad revealed Monday that the hospital’s ICU is at 93% occupancy, with COVID patients occupying 10 of the 14 beds. Meanwhile, the medical unit… Read more »

Photo: Kayaking in Sarnia Bay

Kayaking in the winter isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But Sarnia’s Phil Vallance didn’t let a little snow prevent him from enjoying a late-season paddle at the North Slip before the ice sets in. Ronny D’Haene, Special to The Journal

UPDATED: Once preventable virus now “inevitable” as it sweeps through community, senior homes: MOH

Tara Jeffrey COVID-19 is once again spreading through local senior homes and that has Lambton’s medical officer of health concerned. “We are paying very close attention to this,” Dr. Sudit Ranade said last week after dozens of residents and staff tested positive at seven long-term care homes and one retirement home. “I do expect this… Read more »