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Nothing run of the mill about Corunna mom’s solo feat

Tara Jeffrey Tara Antle wasn’t going to let a pandemic stop her from conquering her first half-marathon. The Corunna mom had been planning to knock it off her bucket list at the 2020 St. Clair River Run, scheduled for July. She began training in January and even joined a 1,000K club, committing to running 100… Read more »

UPDATE: Two more cases; three resolved

Tara Jeffrey Two more people have contracted COVID-19, bringing the total number infected so far to 321, according to the latest numbers from Lambton Public Health, Saturday. Three more people in Sarnia-Lambton have recovered from the virus, lowering the number of active cases to 16. Cases are considered resolved when they are 14 days past… Read more »

UPDATE: Caseload remains steady, six more recovered

Tara Jeffrey Sarnia-Lambton’s total Covid-19 case count has remained steady at 319 since Monday night’s update from Lambton Public Health. Six more people in Sarnia-Lambton have recovered from the virus, lowering the number of active cases to 17, while nearly 18,500 tests results have been processed since the pandemic began. The active case count had… Read more »

Traffic study to make undeveloped land an easier sell

Troy Shantz Sarnia is funding a traffic impact study at Modeland and Wellington Road to make undeveloped land there more appealing to buyers. The Sarnia Research & Business Park includes 86.6 hectare (214 acre) on the east side of Highway 40 (Modeland Road) south of London Line and north of Confederation Line. The city acquired… Read more »

UPDATE: One additional case today, two more people have recovered

Journal Staff One more person has contracted COVID-19, bringing the total number infected so far to 319, Lambton Public Health said this morning. Two more people in Sarnia-Lambton have recovered from the virus, lowering the number of active cases to 24. The active case count had been as low as 2 but began rising again… Read more »

New school safety zones first step toward photo radar

Journal Staff Sarnia has approved Community Safety Zones around four elementary schools, a first step toward installing photo radar to nab speeders. The largest zone is on Indian Road, between the Highway 402 overpass and Lakeshore Road, and will increase safety for students at Errol Road and Rosedale schools, city staff says. Another will be… Read more »

Nine new doctors join Bluewater Health staff

Journal Staff Bluewater Health has recruited nine new physicians, including a neurologist and a geriatric specialist. Four of the newcomers, doctors Rushika Perera, Nick Latham, Mark Woodcroft and Gregory Douglas, will work in the emergency department, the hospital said. The ER ran into an unexpected shortage last fall, “So I am really pleased that we… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What do Florida, a piano, and a jailor have in common? 2 – A new launch for kayaks and canoes is slated to be installed where? 3 – The acronym ESP stands for what? 4 – Where would you find the Nick Malik Walkway, named for a former resident who was an avid… Read more »

Backlash erupting to Sarnia’s mandatory mask bylaw

Troy Shantz & George Mathewson Business operator Lesley Medeiros says Sarnia’s mandatory face mask bylaw has made dealing with her customers nearly impossible. The co-owner of Cameron Paint and Wallpaper has a hearing impairment that requires her to read lips. “I feel excluded from the world now because I can’t go anywhere, and now I… Read more »

UPDATE: Health unit reports surge in cases Friday

Tara Jeffrey Fifteen more cases of COVID-19 were added to Sarnia-Lambton’s daily tally ahead of the long weekend. In a news release issued late Friday, Lambton Public Health said the cases are linked to close contacts of cases reported earlier this week. “Contact tracing efforts by Lambton Public Health determined the cases are linked to… Read more »