Bill 148 and the Employment Standards Act

February 20, 2018

The Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton (BECSL), in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, is pleased to host an instruction / discussion of Bill 148 and how it affects the Employment Standards Act. These changes came into effect on January 1, 2018. ~ What is Bill 148? ~ What has changed in the Employment … Read More

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Sarnia-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada named a ‘resource champion’

January 11, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Observer – Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has a new trophy for its offices in Sarnia. The federally-funded agency that helps emerging bio-chemistry companies get to market was named one of Canada’s Resource Champions by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The award program was created to recognize and highlight outstanding … Read More

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Not just talk anymore, Sarnia’s bio-industry is for real

January 8, 2018 – Cathy Dobson, Sarnia Journal – Sarnia has one of the fastest growing bio-based economies in Canada, an unprecedented number of green economy announcements in 2017 have confirmed. “Things ramped up considerably after construction of BioAmber’s ($141-million plant) in 2015,” says Matthew Slotwinski, business development consultant at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP). … Read More

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Canada Summer Jobs 2018

LOOKING FOR HELP THIS SUMMER? WHY NOT HIRE A STUDENT? FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR WAGES IS AVAILABLE! The 2018 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) application period for employers is from December 19, 2017 to February 2, 2018. Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small … Read More

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Katherine Albion takes over as executive director of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park

January 2, 2018 – Tyler Kula, The Observer – The Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park has a new executive director. Tuesday was Katherine Albion’s first day at the helm of the incubator for emerging tech companies and research centre for industrial heavyweights. “I’m excited,” said the engineer and former head of the park’s commercialization centre. She’s … Read More

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NOVA Chemicals Proceeds With Growth Plans in Canada

Calgary, Alberta (December 8, 2017) – Today NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) announced two significant growth projects for its Ontario operations involving a capital investment expected to exceed Cdn $2 billion. This brings industry-leading manufacturing technology to Ontario, with improved product performance and increased energy efficiency. The announcement marks the addition of two new large-scale … Read More

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Ontario contributing $100 million to new plant and expansion

December 8, 2017 – Paul Morden, The Observer – It’s the news Sarnia-Lambton was waiting for. Nova Chemicals said Thursday it will spend $2 billion building a new polyethylene plant in St. Clair Township, next to Sarnia, and expand production at it Corunna plant where it makes ethylene. Nova Chemicals which already produces polyethylene in … Read More

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Sarnia-based BioAmber exploring process to make nylon from sugar

December 4, 2017 – Troy Shantz, Sarnia Journal – Sarnia-based BioAmber is partnering up on a sweet way to make nylon. The company is collaborating with the University of Toronto on a $5.7 million research project to convert sugar into adipic acid, which is a building block of the silky material. “The partnership with BioAmber … Read More

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