Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Taskforce to Host Strategic Planning Sessions

Sarnia-Lambton, ON – The Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Taskforce is looking for the public’s help in building an Intelligent Community Strategic Plan. Three stakeholder consultation sessions are being planned for early February. The sessions are supported by a $10,000 grant generously provided by the Libro Prosperity Fund and will be held: Tuesday, February 5, 2019: 6:30 – … Read More

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Benefuel secures land at Sarnia bio-industrial park

Paul Morden – The Sarnia Observer, January 20, 2019 Benefuel, a company seeking to build a biodiesel refinery in Sarnia, has secured a site at the Arlanxeo bio-industrial park on Vidal Street. Benefuel has been looking at Sarnia as the potential site for a plant capable of producing 75 million litres of biodiesel a year. … Read More

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With new IT Centre and strategic plan, Lambton College has a clear goal

Louis Pin – The Sarnia Observer, Jan. 17, 2019 The last six months have seen Lambton College unveil its $18.2 million Athletic and Fitness Complex, opened in October; complete its new Nova Chemicals Health and Research Centre building, a 60,000 ft addition for research and innovation; and open its $14.2 million Centre of Excellence in the same building, deepening … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Chamber looking to connect international students to local careers

Colin Gowdy – Blackburn News Sarnia, Jan. 16, 2019 The Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce is hoping to connect international students to a career in the community. The Chamber is using an online survey to bridge a gap between international students and prospective employers. President Shirley de Silva said the International Student Retention Program (ISRP) survey … Read More

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Oversized Load Corridor trending in right direction

Paul Morden – The Sarnia Observer, Jan. 16, 2019 There are signs a “no” the provincial and federal governments gave earlier to funding requests for a job-creating heavy load transportation corridor to Sarnia Harbour could become a “yes.” A group of metal fabrication and industrial services companies that make up the Sarnia Lambton Industrial Alliance … Read More

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Chris Hadfield helps Imperial Oil celebrate injury-free year

Paul Morden – Jan. 10, 2019, The Sarnia Observer Doing something incredible takes hard work, retired astronaut Chris Hadfield told 2,000 Imperial Oil employees and contractors gathered Thursday to celebrate a rare year with no time lost due to injury at the company’s Sarnia manufacturing site. He spoke from a stage on the home ice … Read More

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New builds up in 2018

Jan. 10, 2019 – Stephanie Chaves, Blackburn News Sarnia It was a good year for housing starts in Sarnia. Canada Mortgage and Housing says there were 10 starts in the last month of the year, down from 14 in December, 2017. But, CMHC Analyst Andrew Scott said overall 2018 ended on the plus side. “If … Read More

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City’s first virtual reality arcade goes big and goes retro

Cathy Dobson – The Sarnia Journal, Jan. 8, 2019 Sarnia’s Travis Kelly has one rule of thumb when it comes to business. “I want to provide stuff for people to do,” says the 23-year-old co-owner of the city’s first virtual reality arcade. He and Bo Tait have reinvented their original District Beta concept, investing about … Read More

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Summer Company Grad honoured by Mayor of Wyoming

Josh Boyce – Blackburn News Sarnia, Jan. 8, 2019 Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper has announced the recipients of the 2018 Mayor’s Community Appreciation Awards, with Summer Company Program graduate Colin Boyd included in the list. The honour is being given to the following organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the town. Sam’s … Read More

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Sarnia among Canada’s safest places to drive.

The Sarnia Journal, Jan. 6, 2019 Sarnia is one of the safest communities in Canada in which to drive. The city ranked #6 in Allstate’s most recent Safe Driving Study, which compiled and averaged collision data from 2008 to 2018. Hanmer, Ont. had the lowest collision claim frequency, at 3.8% per 100 cars, while North … Read More

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