Community forum explores drug use, risk factors

Journal staff A recent spike in overdoses and drug-related arrests has prompted an upcoming forum hosted by Bluewater Health and other community partners, in an effort to inform residents about illicit drug use, as well as how to identify family and friends who may be at risk. “Addiction and overdoses are a serious, ongoing issue… Read more »

Community rallying to save post partum depression program

Tara Jeffrey When Dayna Dekroon met with Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey earlier this month on a mission to save the only service in Lambton County for mothers with post partum depression (PPD), she wanted him to know its importance. “I told him, if this program wasn’t a part of our community, I don’t know if… Read more »

College unveils new Health & Research Centre

Troy Shantz Confetti fell and applause echoed as Lambton brass and donors celebrated the opening of the $30 million Nova Chemicals Health and Research Centre last week. The 60,000 square-foot wing is a multi-floor addition designed to accommodate health sciences programming, interdisciplinary learning and applied research, the college said. It features two intensive care unit… Read more »

Health unit installing containers for safe needle disposal

Journal staff In an effort to improve access to safe needle disposal and reduce the number of improperly discarded needles, Lambton Public Health is placing a number of sharps containers in specific locations around the county. “Opioids and other drugs are an issue that public health and our partners are working to address on multiple… Read more »

Lambton College honoured for applied research and innovation

Lambton College’s reputation as a powerhouse of applied research continues. Colleges and Institutes Canada presented Lambton with a gold award for research and innovation excellence recently, its fifth in four years. The organization said Lambton’s institutional commitment to research impacts small and medium-sized enterprises, the local community, and Ontario. Since 2013, its Applied Research &… Read more »

Get your hot dogs at Tecumseh Park

You’ll be able to grab some street eats at Tecumseh Park this summer. The city has signed a deal with New York Dogs on Wheels to provide food and beverages to patrons of the Cox Youth Centre pool and splash pad, ball diamond, skatepark and surrounding neighbourhood from June 1 to Oct. 31. The agreement… Read more »

Look waaaay up

Summer maintenance has begun again on the Blue Water Bridge, with work crews beginning to clean and repair rust spots and apply new paint. Seen here are full-time worker Preston MacKenzie and Teighan MacNeill, a Lambton College health and safety student. Glenn Ogilvie

Foreigner singer headlines Borderfest

Bluewater Borderfest organizers have announced the first group of acts lined up for the third annual music festival. Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger, and John Payne of ASIA are set to perform in Centennial Park on Sunday, Aug. 11. As the lead vocalist of Foreigner, Gramm performed such hits as Feels… Read more »

More Canatara road paving

The central roundabout in Canatara Park is being repaved and the flood-prone road east of it raised about half a metre (20 inches), City Hall says. All parts of the park will remain open but the roadwork will disrupt cross-park traffic. The section of Lake Chipican Drive east of the roundabout and its adjacent walking… Read more »