Three new COVID cases, city extends relief measures

Journal Staff Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Sarnia-Lambton, and three additional people have recovered, Lambton Public Health said this morning. Some 203 people have now been confirmed with SARSCoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and 145 have recovered. The dead toll is unchanged at 17, and one senior home continues to… Read more »

Money to reconstruction Plank Road approved

Sarnia is preparing to reconstruct one of its key industrial roads next year. Federal and provincial funding of almost $4.2 million has been approved to fix the busy three-kilometre section of Plank Road between Indian Road and Highway 40. Design work will be done this year with construction going ahead in two phases in 2021… Read more »

Coronavirus update for Monday, May 11

Journal Staff No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sarnia-Lambton as of this morning. Lambton Public Health says the number of infections is unchanged at 200, with 142 people having recovered, up six from Sunday. The outbreak at Sarnia’s Vision Nursing Home continues. One more death and four new infections among residents were reported… Read more »

Fire ban was a success, fire chief says

Journal Staff The ban on backyard fires accomplished its goal, Sarnia’s fire chief says. “There were no large bonfires or parties during the recreational burn ban,” Brian Arnold said. “The opportunities to come together in large groups were restricted.” City Hall announced the ban on backyard campfires on April 3, saying it was necessary to limit… Read more »

City eyeing new way to distribute road resurfacing work

Troy Shantz A Sarnia councillor wants more money spend on roads and the new asphalt laid down equitably across the city. “It became a matter of fairness,” Mike Stark said. “If a person sees a particular street that’s being done in one area of the city the automatic question is, ‘What about my area?’” Council… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What is the typical order of the three challenging events in a triathlon? 2 – What is Sarnia’s estimated current population, rounded to the nearest thousand? a)  69,000     b) 73,000   c) 77,000 3 – Which of the following is the longest running movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture?… Read more »

Backlog of delayed surgery continues at partly empty hospital

Troy Shantz Bluewater Health’s focus on saving the lives of COVID-19 patients has meant postponing the health needs of many other local residents. And though Ontario released new guidelines Thursday to ease the backlog, it’s not clear when X-rays, treatments and testing will return to normal, says president and CEO Mike Lapaine. “We recognize that… Read more »

Just one new case reported, boating, fire restrictions lifted

Journal Staff The COVID-19 picture continues to improve in Sarnia-Lambton, with one new additional case reported today and another six people having recovering from the disease. Lambton Public Health said the total number of cases stands at 194, with 133 people recovered. The death toll is unchanged at 16. Half the victims were residents of… Read more »