BREAKING- UPDATED: Five case of COVID-19 confirmed in Lambton

The Lambton Public Health Unit says five people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They’re all being treated in hospital in Sarnia. They are all over the age of 60. Officials say each person came to Bluewater Health’s emergency department – although it is not clear at this point whether that was in Petrolia… Read more »

Bracing for the economic impact of COVID-19

Sandra Hartman expects there will be a lot more people visiting the Petrolia Food Bank in the next few weeks. The manager says it won’t take long for people in the service industry – who have been laid off as businesses close to try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus – to run… Read more »

All non-essential services to close Tuesday night

The province is shutting down all non-essential services for the next 14 days in a bid to put a lid on COVID-19. The Premier made the announcement this afternoon. A full list of the businesses which will be able to be open will be released tomorrow. Here’s the province’s news release on the subject. To… Read more »

Huron Web lays off 73 employees

More economic casualties of the fight against COVID-19. Huron Web Print and Graphics in Wyoming has laid of 73 of its 92 employees after what owner Chris Cooke says was an unprecedented loss of business. Huron Web prints flyers in the US market and many of its customers are large grocery chains. When the United… Read more »