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Local supply of the ‘high-dose’ flu vaccine has run out

Troy Shantz Sarnia seniors hoping to receive Ontario’s extra-strength flu vaccine may have to wait awhile. Fluzone High-Dose is the recommended defence against the flu for adults 65 and older, Lambton Public Health says. But a distribution problem with the supplier has caused a delay of unknown duration, said Erin Courtney Lambton’s supervisor of health… Read more »

Nothing humbug about this Christmas show, says Scrooge

Craig Matthews has become a bit of an expert on Christmas. That’s what happens when you spend months in rehearsal for Theatre Sarnia’s annual Christmas shows. “The Christmas show is what fits my schedule best,” says Matthews, an account executive at Yorkland Controls. He got involved in community theatre six years ago and is a… Read more »

Teddy Bear Toss

Get ready to toss those stuffies. The 22nd annual Lambton Ford Teddy Bear Toss returns Dec. 6, when fans can hurl plush toys to the ice after the Sarnia Sting score their first goal against the Saginaw Spirit at Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Pictured here at last week’s launch are, from left, Sting captain Ryan… Read more »

OPINION: Conservation Authority foiling effort to save shoreline

Kristen Rodrigues The Journal published two stories last week about Sarnia council eyeing a major investment to save the Bright’s Grove shoreline from Lake Huron’s encroachment. I have read a lot of stories lately regarding taxpayer money being spent to make regular emergency repairs on the city’s lakeshore properties. These stories get more and more… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What type of animal is a Guernsey?   2 – What group has indicated it is interested in purchasing the vacant SCITS building?   3 – What type of bird has been the mascot for the cereal Fruit Loops since the 1960s?   4 – How are 26 deceased local war heroes being… Read more »

Living Memorial

In 2013, a group of Boy Scouts and adults planted 102 trees in Sarnia’s Heritage Park, adjacent Highway 40. Laid out in the shape of a cross, the maples form a living memorial to the 102 Sarnia soldiers and airmen killed during the First World War. Commercial drone pilot David Cooke recorded this image for… Read more »

A year of pounding the pavement pays off for marathoner

Troy Shantz A Sarnia runner finished 16th out of 18,000 runners at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. last week. Mike Kirkland’s time of 2:47:18 also qualified him for the New York City Marathon in 2020. The performance was a personal best and came after a year of devoted training, said Kirkland, 27. The… Read more »