Local supply of the ‘high-dose’ flu vaccine has run out

Troy Shantz Sarnia seniors hoping to receive Ontario’s extra-strength flu vaccine may have to wait awhile. Fluzone High-Dose is the recommended defence against the flu for adults 65 and older, Lambton Public Health says. But a distribution problem with the supplier has caused a delay of unknown duration, said Erin Courtney Lambton’s supervisor of health… Read more »

Nothing humbug about this Christmas show, says Scrooge

Craig Matthews has become a bit of an expert on Christmas. That’s what happens when you spend months in rehearsal for Theatre Sarnia’s annual Christmas shows. “The Christmas show is what fits my schedule best,” says Matthews, an account executive at Yorkland Controls. He got involved in community theatre six years ago and is a… Read more »

Teddy Bear Toss

Get ready to toss those stuffies. The 22nd annual Lambton Ford Teddy Bear Toss returns Dec. 6, when fans can hurl plush toys to the ice after the Sarnia Sting score their first goal against the Saginaw Spirit at Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Pictured here at last week’s launch are, from left, Sting captain Ryan… Read more »

Northern girls win cross country bronze at provincials

Competing in cold and slushy conditions, cross country runners from city high schools fared well at the all-Ontario finals on Nov. 2. Northern Collegiate’s novice girls team won a bronze medal, even without a top-20 individual performance. St. Patrick’s finished ninth in the same four-kilometre race in a deep field of 34 teams in Sudbury,… Read more »

Great Lakes senior boys win volleyball title

Great Lakes Secondary has won a Lambton-Kent volleyball championship. The Wolfpack senior boys defeated LCCVI 3 – 0 in the ‘AA’ finals on Nov. 7, after finishing the regular season in third. The Great Lakes junior boys team was eliminated in the semi finals. Northern and St. Patrick’s both failed to make the AAA finals,… Read more »

OPINION: Conservation Authority foiling effort to save shoreline

Kristen Rodrigues The Journal published two stories last week about Sarnia council eyeing a major investment to save the Bright’s Grove shoreline from Lake Huron’s encroachment. I have read a lot of stories lately regarding taxpayer money being spent to make regular emergency repairs on the city’s lakeshore properties. These stories get more and more… Read more »

Local school enrolment continues to decline

Student enrolment continues to slide and that isn’t good news for local public schools. This year, there are 21,895 students in the Lambton Kent District School Board, with a school capacity utilization rate of 72%. That represents an 11.2% enrolment decline over the past 10 years. Projections indicate the loss of another 621 students over… Read more »