Volunteers working to make Sarnia more age friendly

March 18, 2018 – Tyler Kula , Sarnia Observer – A plan to make Sarnia more age-friendly is kicking into gear, the city’s accessibility coordinator says, with a $100,000 provincial investment. More than 70 volunteers have been working behind the scenes on initiatives since the city’s age-friendly action plan was approved last year, said Dale Mosley, … Read More

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Update on Comet Biorefining Sarnia plant expected soon

March 16, 2018 – Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer – BioFuel Digest, a U.S.-based news site, has named Sarnia’s Comet Biorefining and Bio-Amber among the 50 “hottest” advanced bioeconomy companies of 2018. The Florida-based bio-fuels website created the list with votes from an industry panel as well as subscribers. Comet Biorefining, based at TransAlta’s Blue Water … Read More

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New hotel eyed for Venetian Boulevard

March 13, 2018 – Tyler Kula, The Observer – A planned new 110-room hotel may be just the start of development news for Point Edward. “It’s not that we’re just hoping to build this hotel, we are very far into it,” said Peter Tosh, director of operations with Hamilton-based Vrancor Group. The new hotel, a … Read More

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Making The Most Of A Mega-Dump

March 13, 2018 – Lee Michaels –  Blackburn News – When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s the attitude in Warwick Township. The municipality is working with the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership on a plan to capitalize on Waste Management’s Twin Creeks Landfill location. Mayor Todd Case says they’ll get up to $20,000 from the Ontario … Read More

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Point Edward Land Sales Pending

March 12, 2018 – Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – A prominent Sarnia-area construction and management company is in the process of selling-off over 60 acres of land in Point Edward. Steeves and Rozema CEO John Scotland says a purchase agreement is in place for 26 acres of property long occupied by the Par 3 Holiday Inn … Read More

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Seniors’ housing planned for former St. Peter’s school lands

March 7, 2018 – Troy Shantz, The Sarnia Journal – For their next big project a pair of local developers are going back to school. Sarnia-based Nelmar Developments is planning to convert the former St. Peter’s elementary school into a 104-unit seniors’ housing complex. “I believe it’s an ideal location,” said co-owner Rob Iacobelli. “The … Read More

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Residential Development In Watford

March 5, 2018 – Lee Michaels, Blackburn Radio – The first sizeable residential development in some time in the Watford area is underway. Warwick Township Mayor Todd Case says 11 lots are on the market on a private cul-de-sac in the northwest corner of the town near the arena. He says Warwick Township purchased the land, … Read More

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A Bridge To New Investment

March 2, 2018 – Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News – A newly formed alliance supporting innovative technologies on their path to commercialization, is already attracting new companies. Toronto based BitCity Group, which focuses on the latest technology craze: blockchain, has announced plans to launch its first data processing facility in Sarnia. The news was shared at … Read More

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Taking Care of Business – February 2018

  Welcome to Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s Newsletter View this email in your browser     Taking Care of Business- February 2018 News for the Sarnia-Lambton Business Community     Following recent announcements, we are pleased to congratulate the following companies who are investing in the Sarnia-Lambton business community:  Nova Chemicals– Recent announcement of a new world-scale polyethylene … Read More

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Ottawa contributing $35 million to NOVA project

February 15, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Observer – Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu says Ottawa’s $35 million contribution to the Nova Chemicals’ $2-billion expansion in St. Clair Township is less than expected, but still welcome. Gladu said federal officials who were originally expected to attended Nova’s announcement in Sarnia back on Dec. 8 pulled out … Read More

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