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Week of October 14

Women attest that overcoming poverty is possible Sir: Oct. 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Traditionally, the Poverty Reduction Network of Sarnia-Lambton has held a ‘Stand Up Against Poverty’ rally at City Hall. That event has been postponed this year by the pandemic, making it all the more important to hear… Read more »

City council to continue meeting remotely

Journal Staff Sarnia councillors and staff won’t be gathering for in-person council meetings any time soon. And when in-person meetings at City Hall do resume, possibly in January, ‘hybrid’ meetings will allow councillors, staff and citizens who wish to to participate via Zoom. City council voted last month to require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to… Read more »

Long-term care homes getting large funding boost

Journal Staff Six long-term care homes in Sarnia are getting a $2.5-million cash injection this year to increase staffing levels and even larger funding boosts over the next several years, Ontario has announced. The new funding will raise the level of care that residents receive from nurses and personal support workers to three hours a… Read more »

Teachers warned not to give students advice on vaccines

Tara Jeffrey The local Catholic teachers’ union is advising its members not to give medical advice to students regarding vaccination against COVID-19. “In all honesty, we are teachers, not doctors,” said Chad Coene, president of the secondary unit of Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) – St. Clair. “We know the topic is going to… Read more »

City boxer earns spot at Canadian national training camp

Troy Shantz A Sarnia boxer credits daily workouts and sparring with a Canadian Olympian during the pandemic for her recent success at a selection camp. Kaitlyn Clark was one of just four female boxers picked for the Canadian National Team training camp in Montreal next month. Clark said training with Olympian Mandy Bujold gave her… Read more »

Sarnia pulls plug on electric bus plan

Journal Staff Sarnia has balked at the cost and decided to put off transitioning to an electric-powered bus fleet until at least 2023. City staff said last month that a feasibility study done by IBI Group concluded it could cost $30 million to $45 million to fully electrify Sarnia Transit over a nine-year span. “The… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – In the game of chess, how many pieces does each player have at the beginning of a game? 2 – Traffic lights have been approved for Cathcart Boulevard at what two intersections? 3 – Conjunctivitis is an infection or inflammation of what part of the human body? 4 – What is the site… Read more »