Homegrown app a game-changer for doctors, patients

Cathy Dobson An appointment with a family doctor is now possible without leaving home, thanks to new technology developed in Sarnia. Dr. John O’Mahony says the virtual care web application he conceived with fellow family physician Dr. Sean Peterson is ideal for this pandemic, and will have many uses after it. “Nothing can replace an… Read more »

Coronavirus update for Friday, May 8

Journal Staff The rate of COVID-19 infection in Sarnia-Lambton is continuing to ease, with no new cases reported by Lambton Public Health this morning. One more person has recovered, bringing the total to 127. The number of deaths is unchanged at 16. Bluewater Health is currently treating seven patients confirmed to have COVID-19, the lowest… Read more »

Staff living, working at nursing home to contain virus “amazing bunch of people”

Cathy Dobson Extraordinary measures taken by staff and management at Vision Nursing Home could see a COVID-19 outbreak at the Sarnia long-term care home officially end Saturday. “Everyone is working to stay upbeat and obviously we hope it will be over,” said program service co-ordinator Kerri Hill. She is one of three Vision managers who took… Read more »

Another senior home outbreak over, more stores to reopen

Journal Staff A devastating COVID-19 outbreak at Sarnia’s Landmark Village has been declared over today, as more stores get ready to reopen. Forty people were infected and six died after the virus that causes COVID-19 swept through the retirement home in March and April. With no new cases for two weeks, Lambton Public Health declared… Read more »

New gas station another positive sign for Mitton Village

Troy Shantz A new gas station getting ready to replace a derelict building at Sarnia’s “five corners” will be a big boost for Mitton Village, a city councillor says. “It’s a very welcome investment,” said Coun. Brian White, a member of the committee created to reinvigorate the commercial zone east of downtown Sarnia. “Hopefully this… Read more »

Number of local COVID-19 deaths has risen to 16

Journal Staff One more person has died of COVID-19, bringing Sarnia-Lambton’s death toll to 16, Lambton Public Health said this morning. The latest death, like the 15th reported Tuesday, is part of the outbreak at Vision Nursing Home, where four residents and two staff members have tested positive. Half of the 16 deaths have involved… Read more »

All quiet on the Western Front

This drone image recorded by Ian Sanderson shows a deserted Point Edward waterfront devoid of people on Sunday, May 3, a sunny day with a high of 22 C. The only movement is a lone southbound freighter, a single pleasure boat, and one transport trailer heading to Canada on Blue Water Bridge. The Canada Border… Read more »

City man fighting ticket laid under emergency orders

Troy Shantz A Sarnia man charged with violating emergency orders is at war with Sarnia Police. Pat McHenry, a 72-year-old retired carpenter, says he’s going to court to fight the ticket, which carries a fine of $1,255. “I’ll go to jail before I pay a dime to these people, I’ll tell ya that right now,”… Read more »

New owner gets to work on seniors’ housing project

Troy Shantz A long-stalled seniors’ housing project in Sarnia is roaring back to life with a new owner at the helm. Demolition crews are levelling the former Devine Street School this week, the first step in constructing a 192-unit seniors complex in the city’s south end. “What we’re creating here on Devine Street, and what… Read more »

Updated: House fire on Durand Street deemed “suspicious”

Journal Staff Sarnia Fire & Rescue Services responded to a house fire this morning on Durand Street. No details were immediately available, but the street was blocked off as firefighters battled the blaze at 136 Durand, a two-storey brick home that was extensively damaged. The home is located between Christina Street and London Road School…. Read more »