New downtown Sarnia restaurant set to open soon

July 16, 2018 – Cathy Dobson, The Sarnia Journal Local developer Patrick Coutu gives James Currie a lot of credit for seeing the potential in an old building. “He signed a letter of intent when this place looked very different,” Coutu said of the project he undertook at 117 Christina St. with partner Jim Pumple. … Read More

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Union Gas launches $250-million expansion

July 12, 2018 – David Gough, Postmedia Network Chatham-based Union Gas formally launched its quarter-billion-dollar expansion at its Dawn H Compressor Station in Lambton County on Wednesday. The $250-million project connects to the utility’s $1.5-billion Dawn-Parkway natural gas transmission system and helps improve operations and increase capacity. Steve Baker, president of Union Gas, said it … Read More

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NOVA groundwork beginning in St. Clair Township

July 10, 2018 – Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News Sarnia Several hundred tons of gravel is now being delivered, each day, to the St. Clair Township site where NOVA Chemicals is going to build its $2.2-billion polyethylene plant. About six trucks are traveling to the Rokeby Line site every hour, from 7am to 5:30pm, during the … Read More

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Housing boom happening in Plympton-Wyoming

July 9, 2018 – Lee Michaels, Blackburn News-Sarnia New houses are going up in Plympton-Wyoming at a pace not seen before in decades. Chief Administrative Officer Carolyn Tripp says permits have been issued for 33 single family dwellings so far this year. That compares to 47 in all of last year. “It is significant,” she … Read More

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Lambton County commits $500,000 to BIC

July 5, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer Lambton County council voted this week to move ahead on a $500,000-investment with a Sarnia-based agency helping young companies start production of bio-based products. It was part of a loan and investment arrangement the county agreed to last summer with Bioindustrial Innovation Canada so the agency … Read More

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Heavy Load Corridor a priority For McNaughton

Thursday, July 5 – Josh Boyce, Blackburn News Sarnia Ontario’s new Infrastructure Minister says securing funding for a local heavy haul corridor is a priority. Lambton-Kent Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton says he realizes the importance of the project to the Sarnia community. It’s estimated as many as 3,000 jobs could be created. “I’ve spoken with … Read More

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Gateway opening new casino eatery July 5

June 27, 2018 – Tyler Kula, The Sarnia Observer A pair of big-name hockey players are helping officially open a new eatery at Gateway Casinos Point Edward. Former Red Wings star and Sarnia native Dino Ciccarelli, and ex-Leafs fan-favourite Wendel Clark are among the dignitaries planned to be at the grand opening of the Match … Read More

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CDB Clinic opens, hosting Open House

July 2, 2018 – Troy Shantz, The Sarnia Journal For years Jenny Schneider’s four children suffered from a variety of health issues. Ranging in age from one to 12, her kids were regularly plagued by the symptoms associated with asthma, anxiety and eczema. Dissatisfied with the treatment options and results, she began searching for alternatives. … Read More

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Sarnia eyeing dark fibre ring for better connectivity

June 29, 2018: Tyler Kula – The Sarnia Observer Sarnia could be getting its own dark fibre ring, paving the way for things like high-speed public wi-fi, better vehicle traffic management, and a way faster municipal network. City council is being asked to authorize paying another $39,000 per year to Bluewater Regional Networks – currently … Read More

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Strategic plan to ‘focus’ economic development work for next five years

June 28, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer: Strategic plan to ‘focus’ economic development work for next five years An updated plan for economic growth and stability in the community was launched this week by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership. Developed over several months, the updated strategic plan will help focus the local economic development agency’s … Read More

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