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‘We believe a wave is coming’: hospital relaunches COVID-19 unit

Tara Jeffrey Sarnia Journal The Covid-19 Unit is returning to Bluewater Health. “We are close to our internal ‘trigger’ for opening that unit,” hospital spokesperson Julia Oosterman told The Journal Tuesday, pointing to six covid-positive patients and an Intensive Care Unit that’s currently 100% full. “We believe a wave is coming,” she added. “We must

By |2021-02-27T18:36:03+00:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Sarnia users of MyCNN notification system urged to download app

Paul Morden Sarnia Observer There will be a change in 2021 to non-emergency notifications on the MyCNN system for Sarnia users. Beginning in January, the system will no longer send text messages about non-emergency notices, such as streets closed for construction, because of changes by the system’s provider, Everbridge. City residents who have signed up

By |2021-02-27T18:31:16+00:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Community safety and well-being plan in the works

Tyler Kula: Sarnia Observer Various organizations in Sarnia-Lambton are coming up with a plan to make the area safer, more engaging and more responsive to people’s well-being. What that means, more specifically, is a work in progress, said Nancy Dubois, with DU B FIT Consulting. Work to develop priorities for the area’s safety and

By |2021-02-27T18:14:02+00:00December 27th, 2020|Categories: In the News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crew member of vessel that docked in Sarnia dies of COVID

By Colin Gowdy Blackburn News A crew member of a vessel that was docked in Sarnia in late September has died from COVID-19 complications. The Seafarers International Union Canada said in statement Thursday that it’s deeply saddened to announce the tragic passing of Chief Cook Renato Battisti after a battle with COVID-19 that was contracted while

By |2021-02-27T18:25:26+00:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

COVID-positive crewmembers of Great Lakes ship in isolation at Point Edward hotel

Journal Staff Five members of a Great Lakes freighter that docked at Sarnia Harbour have tested positive for COVID-19, city and health officials confirmed today. They and 14 of their “close contacts” are currently in isolation at a Point Edward hotel. Ron Realesmith, manager of Sarnia’s emergency management office, said crewmates of the commercial vessel

By |2021-02-27T18:33:20+00:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Hurled head-first into the Belly of the Beast

This story can be found in the July 2020 edition of First Monday here. Story by Phil Egan. At first glance, one might assume that the two men most responsible for Sarnia’s emergency response during the current pandemic were undergoing a considerable baptism by fire.  Both men were new in their jobs just as the

By |2020-07-08T19:09:38+00:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

The Story Behind the New Sarnia Field Hospital

This story originally found at the City of Sarnia website here. Local community organizations including the Petrochemical Industrial Association, the Sarnia Construction Association, Bluewater Power, and Matthew Hay at BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. have contributed $85,000.00 towards a now-completed field hospital at Lambton College. Bluewater Health recently requested Sarnia’s Office of Emergency Management establish a

By |2020-07-08T19:10:21+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

The story behind the story of Sarnia’s missing boy

Cathy Dobson of the Sarnia Journal Original Story found here. Registration with Sarnia’s state-of-the-art phone alert system skyrocketed after it helped locate a missing boy in July. MY CNN (Community Notification Network) is a computer program that rapidly dials phone numbers to inform residents in emergencies. About 450 people registered in the two weeks after

By |2020-07-08T21:09:25+00:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: In the News|0 Comments
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