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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – How many sides are equal in an isosceles triangle?   2 – On July 16, Rob Harwood will be retiring from what position with the city?   3 – The term fortnight refers to how many days or nights?   4 – Sarnian John Mills, 96, was recently honoured for being one of… Read more »

Round two of lead testing in water lines has begun

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s next round of lead testing is moving outdoors. City staff is sampling water from outdoor water taps this summer as they focus on the remaining 5,000 residences suspected of having potentially high levels of the heavy metal. Some 2,000 homes were sampled last year in Sarnia’s “lead zone,” an area bounded by… Read more »

July 2 Update: Number of local cases down to three

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton’s COVID-19 situation continues to improve. For a 12th straight day Lambton Public Health reported no new cases this morning. And the number of known, active cases is now down to three after being as high as 16 on June 20. Bluewater Health currently has no COVID-positive patients in acute care, and hasn’t… Read more »

Canada Day in 1935 — 4 days of pageantry and a carnival queen crowned

Phil Egan The Page 3 photo was an attention-grabber. A dozen young women in short skirts and summer shorts posing with upraised arms in tribute. “Thousands see carnival queen crowned here,” read the full-page banner headline. A sub-head described how a “spectacular scene with fireworks on the riverfront” had concluded the crowd-pleasing opening day of… Read more »

Neighbourhood stages its own Canada Day parade

When Sarnia was forced to cancel its annual Canada Day parade, families in the area of Norman Street decided to stage their own. About 30 children took part with decorated bikes, scooters and wagons along with parents and some pets on the morning of July 1, said resident Lyn Munro. There was even a marching… Read more »

Two new anchors stores, some losses, at reopening mall

Cathy Dobson Keeping Sarnia’s only indoor shopping mall viable during COVID-19 has had as many twists and turns as the pandemic itself, says property manager Laura Beecroft. “It’s been really tricky to manage,” she said. “We’ve never closed fully.” Lambton Mall has returned to near-normal operations after Sarnia-Lambton entered Stage 2 of reopening on June… Read more »

Monday Update: No new cases reported for ninth straight day

Journal Staff One more person has recovered from COVID-19, leaving just six confirmed, active cases of the virus in Sarnia-Lambton, Lambton Public Health said this morning. No new cases were reported for a ninth straight day, and one of two local institutional outbreaks has been resolved. Bluewater Health was declared in outbreak on June 17… Read more »

Anti-racism rally had no impact on COVID-19 caseload: MOH

Troy Shantz A large anti-racism rally in downtown Sarnia did not produce a surge in COVID-19 cases as some feared and that’s an encouraging sign, says Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health. “I don’t believe we’ve identified any cases whose exposure may have come from that setting,” Dr. Sudit Ranade said Monday. “That’s very reassuring.” More… Read more »