September Real Estate Sales Hold Steady

October 4, 2017 – Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – The Sarnia-Lambton real estate market continues to surge ahead of last year. Even though there was one less sale in September compared to the same month in 2016, year-to-date sales are still $6-million ahead of last year. Board President Steve Park says the number of out-of-town … Read More

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Union Gas anticipates 350 new customers in Lambton Shores

October 3, 2017 – Lynda Hillman-Rapley, Postmedia Network – Lambton Shores residents living in West Ipperwash and Kettle Point should be receiving natural gas by December. Union Gas this week started to biuld a $5-million pipeline to serve residents in those communities. The Chatham-based utility expects to serve as many as 350 new customers once … Read More

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New Sarnia Tepperman’s Takes Shape

October 3, 2017 – Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News – Sarnia’s new Tepperman’s store on London Rd. is really taking shape. President Andrew Tepperman says construction of the concept store is right on schedule. “All of the exterior paneling has gone up, the frame is done and soon the whole facility will be enclosed and we … Read More

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Origin Materials moving development facility to research park

September 27, 2017 – Paul Morden, The Observer – A California-based bio-chemical company set to open a commercial-scale demonstration plant in 2018 at the Arlanxeo site in Chemical Valley is already expanding in Sarnia. It was announced this week that Origin Materials is moving a pilot plant it purchased from Tennessee-based Eastman Chemicals to the … Read More

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Sarnia playing host to petrochemical conference

September 26, 2017 – Paul Morden, The Observer – Representatives of Canada’s petrochemical industry are set to gather in Point Edward this week for a two-day Petrochem Canada conference on the topic of Enhancing Canadian Competitiveness. Approximately 150 delegates are expected to attend the conference launched last year with an even in Edmonton, said Matthew … Read More

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Hundreds Of New Homes Planned In Plympton-Wyoming

September 25, 2017 – Josh Boyce, Blackburn News – Efforts are underway to develop three large subdivisions in Plympton-Wyoming. Applications have been filed to redesignate the parcels of land, totalling 328 acres, from Restricted Agricultural to Lakeshore Residential. That will allow for construction of about 1,200 single family homes. Senior Planner Rob Nesbitt says they’re … Read More

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Atelka Expanding Sarnia Operations

September 8, 2017 – Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News – Atelka is expanding and hosting a job fair on-site Friday. General Manager and Vice President of Operations Thomas Monaghan says interested applicants are invited to the Sarnia contact centre, at the Modeland Rd. Research Park, from 11am to 4pm. “There’s going to be a few events … Read More

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Breathing New Life Into Point Edward’s Economy

September 7, 2017 – Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – A new commercial development is on the drawing board in Point Edward. Life-long village resident and businessman Stephen Jay, who along with his wife Heather operated Wilson’s Hardware for 35 years, has begun construction on a 2,700 sq ft single-story building just west of Monk St. … Read More

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Point Edward room with a view captivates travelling TV artist

September 7, 2017 – Troy Shantz, Sarnia Journal – The picturesque views of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River so well known by local residents recently snagged the attention of an internationally known artist and TV host. The television series “Painting & Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer” stopped in Point Edward this month … Read More

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Repair shop gives new life to former UBE building

August 30, 2017 – Cathy Dobson, Sarnia Journal – Jason Button is head mechanic at Sarnia’s newest commercial truck and trailer repair shop in the former UBE building. Opening the shop to the general public is the newest business venture for JDW International Trucking, a local company that moved into a large portion of the … Read More

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