UPDATE: COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton

Journal staff Lambton Public Health is now reporting 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton, along with seven deaths. That’s up from 59 cases and six deaths, reported Thursday. Of those deaths, four have been confirmed to be residents from Landmark Village seniors home in Sarnia, where an outbreak of the virus has infected five… Read more »

Rise in local cases levelling off, but reason not yet clear

Journal staff Lambton Public Health reported 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths in Sarnia-Lambton as of Friday. That’s up from 59 cases and six deaths Thursday. “We’re seeing the number of new cases this week slow down, but it is hard to say if that is the result of effective social distancing measures… Read more »

COVID-19 cases continue to climb locally

Journal Staff There were 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sarnia-Lambton as of Thursday. Lambton Public Health released the numbers this morning amid a surge of positive tests results arriving this week. Six deaths have been confirmed, including four residents from Landmark Village seniors home in Sarnia, where an outbreak of the virus has infected five… Read more »

City teen making medical-grade face shields for hospital workers

Troy Shantz Frontline health-care workers at Bluewater Health will soon have a little extra protection thanks to the efforts of a city teenager, his made-in-Sarnia protective gear, and a local office supply business. Jared Waller, the owner of Radiant 3D Printing, is producing 1,000 medical-grade face shields for hospital staff treating COVID-19 patients. “They actually… Read more »

City awards major contract for new pumping station

Journal Staff And in non-virus related news … The end is in sight for one of Sarnia’s largest municipal engineering projects. Even if it is below the ground. A $12.4-million contract city council awarded March 25 was the third and final piece in the Sarnia Sewer Upgrade Project. Mississauga-based Maple Reinders Construction will build the… Read more »

UPDATED: 56 cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths in Sarnia-Lambton

Journal staff The number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Sarnia-Lambton has climbed to 56, and six deaths, as of Wednesday afternoon. The data was posted to Lambton Public Health’s website as of 3:45 p.m. Four of the six deaths are linked to Landmark Village seniors’ home in Sarnia, while 11 of those infected are… Read more »

Hospital sets up emergency fund to deal with surge of COVID-19 cases

Journal Staff An emergency fund has been established to help support the urgent and highest priority needs at Bluewater Health in its fight against COVID-19. “We’ve had multiple requests from the community as to how they can help out during this unprecedented time,” said Kathy Alexander, executive director of the Bluewater Health Foundation. “Right now… Read more »

City sets up hotline to report emergency order offenders

Journal Staff Ontario has given law enforcement officers temporary new powers under the COVID-19 emergency measures and Sarnia has set up a hotline to report potential offenders. City officials have been inundated with calls reporting individuals and businesses suspected of violating the emergency orders put in place to limit the virus’ spread. The emergency orders… Read more »

COVID-19: Sarnia-Lambton cases climb to 39

Journal Staff The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sarnia-Lambton rose nearly 40% overnight. Lambton Public Health reported a total of 39 positive cases Tuesday morning, a jump from 29 cases reported Monday. Bluewater Health says its currently treating 17 confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospital, as well as an additional 16 patients who are awaiting pending… Read more »

Aamjiwnaang orders tobacco, cannabis shops to close

Tara Jeffrey Tobacco and cannabis retail shops at Aamjiwnaang First Nation have been asked to close by midnight, Tuesday, in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and reduce traffic on the reserve. “We got a letter asking us to close,” said Blazing Budz retail store owner Al Rogers, referring to the notice from… Read more »