Lambton College Doing ‘World Class Things’

May 17, 2018 – Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – Lambton College has prevailed in a classic case of David versus Goliath. Co-faculty advisor John Milos says Lambton College has won the national Enactus Canada championship. “We were competing against all of the top universities and colleges in the country, that’s 47 universities and 20 colleges, … Read More

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Eco-certification given to Sarnia beach for fifth straight year

May 16, 2018 – Observer Staff – Make it five in a row. Canatara Beach will fly a Blue Flag again for the fifth straight year, as one of 27 beaches and nine marinas across Canada given the prestigious eco-certification administered in Canada by Environmental Defence. “Millions of tourists around the world look for a … Read More

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Enniskillen Medical Marijuana Facility Officially Opens

May 15, 2018 – Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News – High Park Farms in Enniskillen Township is officially open for business. Local dignitaries joined staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and private tours of the $30-million medical marijuana facility on Lasalle Line Tuesday morning. Mayor Kevin Marriott says it’s an honour to be the municipality hosting the … Read More

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Ensuring Future Growth In Petrolia

May 7, 2018 – Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – One of the best wastewater treatment plants in Ontario had its grand opening Monday. Petrolia Mayor John McCharles says the $14.3-million facility has ensured population growth in the area. “This new project opens that up for us,” says McCharles. “It presents many opportunities for future development … Read More

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Comet Refinery Set To Take Off

May 7, 2018 – Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – Another commercial-scale biorefinery is coming to Sarnia. The province is investing up to $8-million in Comet Biorefining’s $70-million plant at TransAlta’s Bluewater Energy Park on Vidal St. S. Comet’s new production plant will use corn stalks and wheat straw to make 27-million kg. or 60-million lbs. … Read More

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Board of Directors Recruitment

BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECRUITMENT The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP), is searching for applicants to fill two volunteer positions on its Board of Directors.  The term of office is three years.  All applications will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates whose background falls within one of the following areas: Leadership in the Petrochemical … Read More

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New Life For Former Chipican Restaurant

April 24, 2018 – Josh Boyce – Blackburn News – A Sarnia family is breathing new life into a once-popular local restaurant. The Chipican, which first opened in 1948 and has been closed for a couple of years, is going to re-open its doors late this spring as the Lake Point Grillhouse and Lounge. Kevin Frayne … Read More

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Tepperman’s to open at new Sarnia location Friday

April 23, 2018 – Tyler Kula, Sarnia Observer – For furniture retailer Tepperman’s, Monday was an end; Friday is a new beginning. The Sarnia store, at the Lambton Mall since 1993, was closing its doors there for the final time. The ribbon cutting for a new nearly-40,000-square-foot location at the former Zellers Plaza on London Road … Read More

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Beginner Artist Workshop

May 12, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Award winning artist Jennifer Murphy invites you to her drawing workshop. Learn the fundamentals of drawing and release your inherent creativity! ArbutisDrawWSflyerFinal (002)

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Benefuel seeking to have plant up and running in 2020

April 4, 2018 – Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer – Benefuel, a company with offices in Ottawa and Texas, is working to build biodiesel refinery in Sarnia expected to begin operating in 2020 with more than 40 workers. Sarnia-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, a government-funded agency working to help new sustainable technologies reach the market, said Tuesday it … Read More

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