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Outbreak spreads at beleaguered city nursing home

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton has eight new cases of COVID-19 today, Lambton Public Health reported this morning. Seven of the eight new cases are at Sarnia’s Vision Nursing Home, where an outbreak of the disease has been ongoing since April 23. Twelve residents of the 146-bed long-term care home have now been infected, up from eight… Read more »

Golf courses ready and waiting for signal to reopen

Troy Shantz Editor’s note: Ontario said today golf courses and marinas will be allowed to open to the public on Sunday, May 17. Local golf courses are prepped and ready to reopen as soon as they get the word, but things will look different once they do, operators say. “We’re going to be implementing some… Read more »

Put me in, coach

If and when the baseball season ever returns the Sarnia Braves will play on the spiffily reconstructed Stan Slack Field in Errol Russell Park. “The start of our 2020 season may be delayed but Errol Russell Park improvements are moving ahead and looking incredible,” the AAA ball club said on its Facebook page. Improvements include… Read more »

Thanking essential drivers

Sarnia’s Jeff Plain, centre, and Kathryn Evans display a sign on the Christina Street overpass thanking truckers, taxi drivers and other essential motorists last week. The group of four stood on the overpass for about an hour “to thank the drivers that make sure we have food on our shelves,” said Evans, who was joined… Read more »

This summer’s Sarnia Kinsmen Ribfest postponed

The Sarnia Kinsmen Ribfest scheduled for Father’s Day weekend in June has been postponed for a year. The service club made the decision to protect the safety of patrons, sponsors, volunteers, ribbers and vendors, said event chair Jack Struck. “We deeply extend our thanks to everyone, especially our sponsors for their continued support and look forward… Read more »

Bluewater Granfondo postponed to next summer

Sarnia’s cycling event of the year has been derailed by COVID-19. Bluewater Granfondo organizers say they scrubbed the Aug. 2 event because of uncertainty over ongoing restrictions and the need to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers and the community at large. “This was a difficult decision and we know this will come as a… Read more »

Just one new COVID-19 case, emergency orders extended

Journal Staff There is little change in the COVID-19 outbreak today, with one new confirmed case and one more person recovering in Sarnia-Lambton, Lambton Public Health said this morning. A total of 204 people have now been infected and 146 have recovered. Seventeen people have died of COVID-19, and one institutional outbreak is ongoing. Ten… Read more »

MP Marilyn Gladu still upset at Conservative Party

Marilyn Gladu says her bid to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada was derailed by the pandemic and her own party. “Nobody could plan for a pandemic, that much is clear. But I was surprised to see my own party work against me to keep me from the ballot,” the MP for Sarnia-Lambton… Read more »