Enbridge to bury new pipeline tunnel beneath Straits of Mackinac

Josh Boyce – Blackburn News Sarnia, December 21, 2018 Enbridge hopes to start work as soon as possible on a $500 million, 6.4 kilometre tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to replace its controversial Line 5 pipeline. The Calgary-based company received unanimous approval from the three-member Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority this week. Enbridge Senior Community … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Holiday Hours

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership will be operating at reduced hours over the holiday season. For a full list of our hours of operation, effective Monday, Dec. 24, please see below. Monday, Dec. 24 – OPEN: 8:00am – 12:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 25 – CLOSED Wednesday, Dec. 26 – CLOSED Thursday, Dec. 27 – CLOSED Friday, Dec. … Read More

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Access to innovation spurs regional diversification and growth

By Dr. Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Executive Dean, Applied Research & Innovation, Lambton College – Dec. 12, 2018 Cluster development is essential for community survival and development. It can help diversify industry to ensure communities are not overly reliant on one sector, while creating an ecosystem that simultaneously stimulates the growth of Canadian SMEs and attracts international … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership December 2018 Newsletter

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*     Welcome to Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s Newsletter View this email in your browser Software company taking root and expanding in Sarnia IT company Clear Care Inc. has grown from 20 employees to almost 50 in the year that it has called the St.Clair Corporate Centre home, and there are no signs that it … Read More

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Tall Ships could be economic boon for the region

December 5, 2018 – Colin Gowdy, Blackburn News Sarnia The economic impact of the Tall Ships returning to Sarnia next summer is expected to be greater than the majestic ships themselves. Tourism Sarnia-Lambton Special Events Coordinator Vicky Praill said they’re hoping to sell upwards of 100,000 tickets to the weekend festival. She said the event … Read More

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IT company makes a new home in Sarnia

Troy Shantz – The Sarnia Journal About half of the fifth floor of the St. Clair Corporate Centre in downtown Sarnia has been leased to a software company with plans of further expansion. U.S-based Clear Care Inc. arrived in Sarnia last year when it purchased HomeTrak, a homegrown software company and competitor located on Exmouth … Read More

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Pushing trades could unlock Sarnia-Lambton’s potential

November 23, 2018 – Louis Pin, The Sarnia Observer Sarnia’s workforce watchdog’s annual report highlights some troubling trends in the region — and important areas of need for an aging region flush with employment opportunities. In brief: there are fewer people working in Sarnia, and quite a few are nearing retirement. According to the Sarnia-Lambton … Read More

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Discoveries That Matter launch event and digital marketing seminar set for November 22

The Discoveries That Matter committee invites Lambton County entrepreneurs, businesses, and community stakeholders to celebrate the re-launch of www.discoveriesthatmatter.ca this Thursday, Nov. 22. Following a complete redesign and update, www.discoveriesthatmatter.ca will be presented in conjunction with a digital marketing seminar this Thursday. The updated website will act as a gateway to the cultural and economic … Read More

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Winter project: Breathing new life into Bonnie Doon

Friday, Nov. 16 – Louis Pin, The Sarnia Observer A 20-year-old entrepreneur thinks he can reopen the Bonnie Doon clubhouse by next summer. That does not mean golfers will get another crack at the long-running, recently closed Camlachie course — not for the foreseeable future, anyway. Matt Ferguson’s hope, instead, is to transform the vast … Read More

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Self taught woodworker making statement pieces in Sarnia-Lambton

November 13, 2018 – Cathy Dobson, The Sarnia Journal Chrissy McRoberts still calls her favourite coffee shop by its proper name – Blackwater. But she could also call it her office, and even her showroom. Many mornings she’s perched near the front of the downtown café, sipping coffee at a 6’6” long table she made … Read More

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