Residents 90 and older can start pre-registering today for COVID-19 shots

Journal Staff Vaccine pre-registration for local residents has started today for individuals 90 years and older, Lambton Public Health says. Immunization clinics for residents 90 and older will begin on Saturday, March 6, and continue through the week of March 8 by appointment only, the health unit said. To pre-register for a vaccination, residents are… Read more »

Motorcycle accident victim seeks changes to intersection

Journal Staff Sarnia is looking into possible changes for traffic turns at a Modeland Road intersection. Local resident Raymundo Mendez has asked council to install a protected left-turn at Berger and Modeland roads after he suffered a serious motorcycle accident there in 2019. Mendez suffered 29 fractures after being struck making a left-turn from Modeland… Read more »

Petition to rename Sarnia Arena headed to council

Journal Staff More than 2,000 people signed a petition to rename the Sarnia Arena after Pat “Whitey” Stapleton. Stapleton was the first Sarnian to play full-time in the NHL. He started with the Boston Bruins in 1961 and played most of his career with the Chicago Blackhawks. In eight seasons in Chicago he was a… Read more »

Local science fair going virtual this year

Journal Staff The Lambton County Science Fair is back. After a one-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, organizers have planned a virtual science fair for local students this year. Students must register their project by March 26 but have until April 5 to complete their submission. Awards will be announced April 11. The number of… Read more »

Vaccine booking system being tested locally, not available to public for weeks

Cathy Dobson Lambton is among six public health units testing Ontario’s online booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure it doesn’t crash when it’s available to the general public in a few weeks, says its medical officer of health. Dr. Sudit Ranade said Tuesday that local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers are testing the system… Read more »

New bike shop owner eager to get back in the saddle

Cathy Dobson In the grip of winter, most of us aren’t thinking about the upcoming bicycling season, but Sarnia’s Andrew Colborne is thinking of little else. He is getting ready to open a new bicycle shop at 137 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward by mid-March. The timing is ideal, he says. Pandemic-weary Sarnians have bought bicycles… Read more »

A cleaner sheet of ice at Sarnia Arena

Journal Staff Sarnia is getting its first electric Zamboni. The ice-resurfacing machine, which will go into service at the Sarnia Arena when it reopens, will eliminate the need for propane and help the city reduce greenhouse gases emissions, staff says. The Zamboni is powered by a lithium-ion battery and was purchased for $135,590 through a… Read more »