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Sarnia-Lambton back down to zero cases of COVID

The last person known to have COVID-19 has recovered, bringing the active cases in Sarnia-Lambton back down to zero, Lambton Public Health says. An outbreak that began two weeks ago at Twin Lakes Terrace was declared over Thursday after the last infected staff member there recovered, the health unit said. This is only the second… Read more »

Nova helping remove Great Lakes trash

Journal Staff A local manufacturer of polyethylene plastic is contributing to a new initiative to clean up plastic trash from the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup (GLPC) has received $200,000 from Nova Chemical, one of Canada’s largest petrochemical companies. “Ensuring the long-term environmental health of this public waterway is important to us all,”… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Oct. 29

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 »

OPINION: Weekend spent at haunted house was a memorable one

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the skies on Halloween night this year will feature a rare blue moon – so called because it’s the second in a single calendar month. Full moons, especially at Halloween, always remind me of one memorable autumn night spent in a place called Little Valley, New York. Little Valley is… Read more »

New e-sprayers deployed in city arenas

Progressive Auto Sales Arena lead hand Mike Stewart sanitizes the Sarnia Sting dressing room with an electronic mister. The e-sprayers use a non-toxic solution that kills COVID-19 microbes quickly on railings, benches, ice cleaners, hockey nets and other high-touch areas at all Sarnia arena, said supervisor Randy Riley. The new sprayers replace conventional spray bottles… Read more »

“Incredible” group a force for good in difficult times

Cathy Dobson  Sarnia’s Rod Medwid says there are days he can’t quite believe how much this community is willing to give. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Medwid, a married father of two who, with wife Kendra, launched a Facebook group to help local restaurants survive the pandemic. Their idea of providing a central… Read more »

Mike Weir playing great golf on the Champions Tour

Journal Staff Bright’s Grove native Mike Weir continued a strong rookie season on the Champions Tour last week, finishing second at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Virginia. Weir took a three-shot lead after three rounds but was overtaken down the stretch by fellow lefty Phil Michelson. “I felt good, really good, to be… Read more »

Underground oil continues to seep toward Lake Chipican

Cathy Dobson Should Sarnia invest in a pricey remediation to clean up oily contaminants moving underground in Canatara Park? Or will a relatively inexpensive fix do? City staff remain optimistic an ongoing study will conclude that mitigation measures costing about $130,000 will stop seepage from an old landfill moving toward Lake Chipican. But at least… Read more »

New Halloween driving tour lets the ghoul times roll

Cathy Dobson  A new driving tour that showcases Sarnia’s Halloween spirit is a runaway success. Crystal Boulton says she conjured up the eight routes and 51 homes decked out for macabre fun after it appeared her favourite holiday might not happen this year. “My husband joked that COVID-19 may cancel Halloween and that got me… Read more »