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2013 News Archive:

Economic partnership says Sarnia-Lambton positioned for growth
Believe community has bright future
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130 more intern'l. students expected at Lambton College this winter
College expanding its attraction efforts
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Company planning upgrades for Sarnia-Lambton sites
Putting off decision, but upgrading and expanding existing plants in S-L
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Nova Chemicals plans ethylene, PE expansion at Sarnia sites
Evaluating new PE plant
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Economic partnership staying calm and carrrying on
Food processing operation still pursued
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Multiple projects in Sarnia region, Nova continues to evaluate options
Will continue to evaluate options for 2nd Advanced SCLAIRTECHTM technology facility
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Exploring different options
OFA wants to process corn stalk
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Sarnia-Lambton bitumen upgrader would be profitable, group says
Pitch for bitumen upgrader
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On the right track
VIA modifies schedule
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Ubiquity Solar announces Sarnia-Lambton pilot plant
Site at Bluewater Energy Park
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Pilot plant could be built at TransAlta site
Close to finalizing plans
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New solar energy development
Locating in TransAlta Bluewater Energy Park
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Former Zellers expected to be demolished by year end
$10 million commercial redevelopment planned
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Lambton County Earns Good Grades
A Plus credit rating
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Energy storage key to upgrading local grid
Smart microgrid discussed
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NOVA Chemicals still mulling over location
Company balancing location factors
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Community invited to economic strategic plan update
Guest speaker Ian MacLellan, Ubiquity Solar Inc.
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Community branding research results presentation slides available
In-depth research results
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Local buyer for Ethyl property
To operate as industrial park
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All about integrity
Hayter Group wins BBB award
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Lambton College fire combat team brings home gold
World Championship at Firefit World Challenge
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Ethyl site buyer revealed
Purchaser Dockside Industrial Park Inc
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Hayter Group wins Integrity Award for BBB of W Ont
Family business builds trust
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Energy storage may save chem valley plants money in long run
Energy storage conference
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Nashville-based firm wraps up months of focus groups...
Positive possibilities
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Energy storage the focus of Sarnia-Lambton conference
Sarnia-Lambton's energy attributes to be highlighted
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Sarnia plant export potential expected to grow
Canada's new trade deal with EU will help S-L chemical industries
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Community that listens and acts
Proud to be member of community
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Selling Sarnians on Sarnia
Research presented
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Researchers unveil community brand data to sell Sarnia
Months of focus groups, surveys and one-on-one interviews
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Site set for gas plant
100 acres St. Clair Twp. site
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Public to be updated on community brand for Lambton County
Research phase report
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Ontario and Michigan joining forces at conference
Looking to collaborate
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Ontario Youth Employment Fund
Incentives to employers
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Sarnia business makes magazine's hot 50 list
On Profit Hot 50 list
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Feds pledge $5M to fund research
Projects at Lambton College
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Economic Partnership co-sponsors bi-national collaboration conference
Collaboration on economic issues
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Construction values up
Values climb
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Sweet deal for farmers
New use for cornstalks
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Sarnia companies looking east
Opportunities in Eastern Canada
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Federal loan backs BioAmber plant
Site preparation underway on Vidal St
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Bioamber gets $12 million for Sarnia succinic acid plant project
World first commercial scale plant of its kind
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Sarnia Jail escapes closure
100 bed jail to remain open
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Local youth launch startup businesses
Summer Company Program provides start up capital
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Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton hits the road
Satellite offices set up
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Solar Roof Top Project for St. Clair Ind Park
$1.8 million project
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BioAmber secures loan to build Sarnia plant
$125 million plant
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Site prep underway for 125 M BioAmber Facility
Latter 2014 completion date
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New tower part of $250 million upgrading for Corunna plant
270 foot long tower to arrive from Kelgor
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KmX operating in Sarnia for one year
Company delighted with Sarnia
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Community branding survey drawing great response
Research for Lambton County brand
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Co. expected to produce ethanol commercially in 3 yrs
Ethanol from wood waste and bio mass
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Bioindustry tour draws a crowd
Group travels from Montreal
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Industrial waste recyceler seeks ok for own facility
Newalta Corp. plans facility on Scott Rd.
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Int'l. Delegation to tour Biohybrid Chemistry Cluster
Sarnia-Lambton the focus of tour
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Groundbreaking for Sarnia plant expected this summer
BioAmber to spend more, produce more, employ more
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Lambton residents asked to help guide community branding
Honest opinions sought
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Newalta Seeking Provincial Env Approval for Sarnia operation
Employment count grow to 35 or 40
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Municipalities back domestic oil upgrading
Fed. of Canadian Municipalities urges more bitumen upgrading in Canada
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Putting out Welcome Mat
Community welcomes industry
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Call made to keep more oil sands wealth
Bitumen adding value conference in Sarnia-Lambton
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SLEP going to bat for Hiawatha
Calling for more time for business model
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China Trade Mission opens new opportunities
Ontario Science and Technology Mission
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An awesome idea
Helping make the community a better place
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Alvinston community group honoured with provincial award
Volunteerism award for Alvinston Community Group
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Recreation developer looking at Sarnia
Sports facility co. "kicking tires" in Sarnia
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Economic Partnership on science and tech China mission
Focusing on fuel cells and tech transfer
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Call centre hangs up on city
HGS Canada finds home elswhere
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Partnership targets in-demand careers
Lambton College and school board partner
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Transport Canada says small rail cars safe
Breathes new life into campaing to boost local passenger service
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New software makes pipeline info available instantly
Pipeline knowledge management software created in Sarnia
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Oilsands sales pitch hits pay dirt
Lamsar contracted to build modules
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Business degree comes to Lambton College
Lambton partners with Nipissing University
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LamSar breaks into Alberta oil market in big way
Creating up to 15 new jobs
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Rock Technical Solutions gearing up to help build Canada
Ready to benefit from growing oil sector
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Manufacturer looking to grow
Toronto-based bio-tech co. moving pilot plant to Research Park
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Massive project underway at Kel-Gor
Key part of Nova project
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Petrolia metal fabricator completely different, all the time
Custom metal fab specializes in customized work
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Fiddicks's Nursing Home complete in April
Thirty-six new beds opening up in Petrolia
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Energy experts to gather in Sarnia
Bitumen Upgrading conference planned
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Biography launched at Oil Museum
Lived in Petrolia
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Natural gas power plant waiting for approval
$360 million plant locating in St. Clair
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Shell aims to fuel freighters with liquefied natural gas
Building small liquified natural gas plant in Sarnia
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Shell gives green light to liquified gas unit
To be first LNG facility in eastern Canada
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Get more internet leads, clients and sales
Seminar on e-business
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Farm and Rural Value Added Workshop
March 5, 2013 in Wyoming, ON
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Public invited to community branding meetings
Public invited to Wyoming and Point Edward meetings
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In Situ Oil Sands Alliance welcomed by SLIA
Meet with Oil Sands suppliers
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Lambton GIS system recognized nationally
Mapping application of the month
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Fabricators look to new development fund
Looking for funding for oversize freight route
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2012 News Archive:


Power grid technology to be tested in Lambton
2 MW flywheel test facility to be constructed
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Rolling towards an economic boon
Creating an unencumbered oversize freight route
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Canada looks at energy strategy
Industrial fabricators say energy polciy would boost business
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Sarnia's largest roof-top solar in the works
$3 million and 80,000 s.f. of solar panels
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Whipping up investment
Sarnia inventor attracts financing
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Buses bolstering Sarnia rail service
VIA and Robert Q
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Local shipping route study completed
Addresses need to move oversized fabricated metal modules
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VIA Rail and Robert Q offer 8 trips daily between Sarnia and Toronto
Eight weekly and five weekend options
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Ninety jobs created with reopening of Montana's Cookhouse
Opening January 11th
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Methes receives new producer of the year award
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association award
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Small FIT solar program reopens
Province streamlining assessments
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Beating the oil sands drum
Community is ahead of the curve
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Award winner gives back
BSI sustainability award
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New Shell GM at Corunna refinery
Outlook for site very positive
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NOVA Corunna revamp underway
$250 million revamp to accept 100 percent natural gas liquids
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Looking for boost to bio industry
Efforts beginning to show results
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Funding announced for Sarnia plastics company
Entropex receives Industrial Research Council assistance
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Attracting investment to Sarnia-Lambton
Targetting food processors
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Community branding underway
Sarnia-Lambton launches intensive community-wide branding initiative
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Selling Sarnia-Lambton abroad
Community branding initiative announced
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership promoting Lambton at Private Label Trade Show
Part of Ontario Food Cluster
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Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario Launches Community-Wide Branding Initiative
Sarnia-Lambton unifying brand
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HGS continues to accept online applications
Online application site will stay open
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New oil contacts made at conference
Oil execs interested in Sarnia-Lambton fabricators
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Job fair held amid storm
Job hopefuls brave wind and rain
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HGS Contact Centre Job Fair Monday
Sarnia-Lambton prepares for job fair
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Local manufacturers make oil patch pitch
Industrial Alliance and Economic Partnership speaking at event
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Sarnia Transit offers complimentary bus passes to job fair attendees
Attendees receive two free bus passes
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Lambton Shores blooms
Lambton Shores wins national award
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Biofuels plant ready to roll
Commissioning is underway
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Sarnia-Lambton and HGS Canada Announcement
Job fair Oct 29 and 30
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Company seeking applicants at upcoming job fair
Potential 500 employee call centre
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HGS Sarnia job fair
Global co. looks at potential new 500 employee call centre in Sarnia area
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Buses to augment lost Sarnia train service
VIA Rail and Robert Q strike deal
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New national rail transport vision kick starts in high gear
150 at Sarnia Town Hall Workshop
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VIA Rail promises better communication
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Residents urged to attend meeting regarding VIA Rail
Sarnia-Lambton chosen as community to kick off Canada-wide meeting series
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Biodiesel plant opens doors
Running by summer end
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Home sales up this year
Most sales 100,000 to 149,000
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The fostering of a cluster
Good article on Sarnia-Lambton's biohybrid chemistry cluster
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Two possible sites for new gas plant
Second site in St. Clair considered
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Methes to hold grand opening for Sombra biodiesel plant
Plant converts used cooking oil and beef or pork fat to biodiesel
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WorleyParsons partnering with BSI Engineering
To expand fermentation and biochemical technology expertise
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1,600 seat theatre complex coming
$16 million redevelopment project by Cineplex
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Pilot plant setting up in research park
Company to produce biobutanol
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Region wins praise as good site for plant
Sarnia-Lambton good fit for $360 million natural gas plant
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Lambton lands power plant
$360 million natural gas plant to relocate in St. Clair Twp.
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County eyes industrial river dock
SLIA to begin identifying transportation corridor to river
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Building activity June rebound
Sarnia June building activity almost 6.9 million
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Citizenship ceremony returns to Sarnia
Twenty-five new Canadian citizens
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Minister bullish on petrochemicals
Sarnia-Lambton petrochemical industry is recipe for future Ontario success
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Industrial contractor ready for big projects
Multi-million investment by Anderson Webb
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College handpicked for industrial innovation
Lambton College site for national college industrial research chair
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In-Situ Oil Sands Alliance to visit Sarnia-Lambton
Group meeting with fabricators
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Taking solar power to the dump
Potential for small solar farm at landfill site
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Student entrepreneurs spawn new business
Summer Company Program
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Sarnia in the running for new contact centre
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Calling all job seekers
Job fair will take place
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Announcing 2012 Summer Company student businesses
Funding provided for seven summer businesses
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Shell eyes natural gas unit for Corunna
Considering building small liquified natural gas processing unit
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BioAmber Plant Breaks Ground
Constructin has begun at $80 million plant
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Real estate sales edge higher
Summer season poised to ramp up
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Biochemical industry key to growth
Economic Partnership Strategic Plan unveiled
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Optimism for Sarnia's job market
Economic Partnership releases new three year plan
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Bio-tech firm setting up shop in Energy Park
SolutionsC402 opening 50,000 s.f. research and development facility at Bluewater Energy Park
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Spandex will stretch size of Sarnia plant
BioAmber will more than double in size
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Hiring now for Sarnia JYSK
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Rooftop solar panels planned
Buildings planned for Warwick and St. Clair industrial parks
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Manufacturer eyes Sarnia
"tremendous opportunities in the Sarnia area"
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Chemistry sector deserves more attention
Local leaders knocking on Premier's door
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Job prospects
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Ontario and the oil sands
Sarnia-Lambton making connections in the oil patch
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Nova Chemicals gears up for expansion
Exciting time for Nova eastern operations
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From Sarnia by water
Economic Partnership exploring ways to ship large freight West from Sarnia-Lambton
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Lanxess invests $10 million in BioAmber
Will be minority share holder
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LANXESS invests in BioAmber
LANXESS strengthens commitment to renewable raw materials
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Sarnia building boom
January banner month
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Strong start to construction
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City wins national honour
City wins social responsibility award
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Artwalk kicked up a notch with Trillium grant
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership appoints Officers and Board of Director
Organization sets 2012 Board
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Getting shipshape in Sarnia
Eleven ships expected at Sarnia harbour this winter
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Fiddick's expansion on schedule
Opening in December of 2012
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Sarnia vying for Keystone oil sands
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Petrolia Farmers' Market continues strong sales, crowds
Saturday market a success
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Industrial Relocation
NewAlta leasing portion of former Fibrex
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Lowe's officially opens, brings 135 jobs
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Sun ready to rise on delayed St. Clair solar farms
Two 20 megawatt solar farms close to completion
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Future looks brighter for local pork producers
Ontario hog prices up more than 45%
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Solutions4C02 demo facility planned for Bluewater Energy Park
Solutions4CO2 Files for IPO on TSX Venture Exchange
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Surprising year for real estate
2011 dollar value second highest in decade
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Hydro transmission upgrade inches ahead
Transmission upgrade bodes well for community
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Purdy Fishery nets national TV spot
Food Network to feature Sarnia-Lambton business
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Great year for Lambton College
Year capped by record enrolment
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2011 News Archive:


BioAmber building begins
Equipment ordered for Spring construction
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Lambton College grad working on cutting edge biomass researcc
Lab works closely with industry
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NOVA setting up corp. services centre at Research Park
University of Western Ontario welcomes NOVA to Sarnia-Lambton campus
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Lambton unveils second generation of GIS mapping site
Features new 2010 aerial photography
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Lambton unwraps updated GIS website
Next generation of gis for Sarnia-Lambton
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Bridge traffic on the rebound
Truck traffic increasing
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NOVA's outlook upbeat
Considering ambitious growth plans
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Sarnia lands emerging tech company
Demonstration facility to be located in Sarnia
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Region's Hybrid Chemistry Cluster Further Expands
Sustainable Chem Alliance investment helps bring S4C02 to Sarnia-Lambton
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BioAmber and Mitsui
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Real estate sales solid
First-time buyers spur market
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Kudos to Sunripe
Chosen best specialty food store in Canada
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One Tomato harvests award
Grass roots project garners sustainability award
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Wunderkind helps Lambton County recruit empty nesters
Toronto drivers participating in Lambton promo
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Lambton Shores wins national Blooms competition
Environmental protection and energy efficiency lauded
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Sarnia earns five blooms
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Economic Partnership Seeks Input on Future of the County
Seeking input from Sarnia-Lambton citizens and businesses
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Sustainable Chem Alliance, BIC to collaborate with S African Incubator
Commercialization activities with eGoLiBio Life Sciences Incubabor
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Petrolia company moving its R&D into former Vulcan plant
Agri equipment manufacturer constantly works to improve
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New Union Gas compressor station up and running
Improved operations at Canada's largest underground gas storage facility
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Enbridge Sarnia pipeline expansion planned
Sarnia pipelines to be expanded and reversed
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Provident Energy investing in local operations
Ten million to be spent at Corunna storage terminal
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Charlie Fairbank enters Petroleum Hall of Fame
Second Fairbank recongized
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Provident signs long-term deal
10-year lease agreement signed for underground storage caverns
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Shale gas gives plastics sector new lease on life
NOVA to ship ethane to ethylene plant in Corunna
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Biotech firm opens office in Sarnia
PlantForm locating in Research Park
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NOVA plans for shale gas
Company preparing Corunna site
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Provident Energy new rail loading facility running
$35 million project can expand in future
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Major Mall Renovation
Five million food court opening soon
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PlantForm Corporation opens office at Research Park
Company plans to commercialize plant-based antibody drugs
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Nature area planned for vacant space
County and St. Clair Region Conserv. Authority partner
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Area farmers join leadership program
Pair dubbed avid innovators with eye to future
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NOVA announces ethane agreements for Corunna unit
Agreements to use ethane from Marcellus Shale Basin
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Bluewater Sustainability Initiative receives grant
Three year grant to promote community sustainability
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Sarnia plant lauded as new market for farm crops
BioAmber opens new market for farmers says Don McCabe
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New bioindustrial plant announced for Sarnia
BioAmber building $80 million biosuccinic acid plant in Sarnia
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BioAmber announces biobased succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Renewable, non-toxic specialty chemical to be
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Arts and crafts superstore opens
14,000 s.f. store employs 50+
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Work ramps up on two more Lambton solar farms
First Solar ramping up quickly
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Lambton Mall signs H&M clothing store
Hope to open within 2 months
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NOVA signs memo for long term ethane supply
Statoil and NOVA sign memo of understanding
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Two local nursing homes to expand
$10 and $12 million expansions in Sarnia and Petrolia
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Grain farmers contingent visits
Tour exploring energy from area corn
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New hotel plans moving forward again
105 room facility planned
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Two large wind turbine projects approved for north Lambton
Renewable energy projects given green light
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Nova eyes new world-scale plant for Sarnia-Lambton
Company considering new polyethylene plant in Sarnia-Lambton
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NOVA begins studies for new polyethylene plant
Engineering and feasibility studies to be completed by mid-2012
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Smart home opens at Lambton College
State-of-the-art sustainable home draws students to Lambton
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New Blue Water Bridge facilities open
$68 million centre opens
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Union Gas drawing up plans for pipeline to Lambton Generating
Utility to investigate converting to natural gas
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Real-Flex to build multi-use rental facility in Warwick
23,000 s.f. commercial and industrial space for Watford-Warwick industrial park
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Sarnia arts and craft superstore to hire 69 people
Michaels expected to open Aug. 13
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Plastics recycler expanding
Province invests $4 million
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Suncor St. Clair ethanol plant reaches one billion liters
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Innovative area farmers recognized
Premier's Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence
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Nova Chemicals first to tap shale gas
NOVA's Corunna plant plans for new feedstock
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Sarnia recognized as youth friendly community
Outstanding commitment to youth
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NOVA Announces Memo of Understanding with Range Resources for Marcellus Shale ethane
Significant progress toward assuring Corunna cracker is destination of choice for NGLs
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LGS eyed as backup generating plant, minister says
Enviromental assessment in the works
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Shale gas could have major impact on chemical sector
Conference to be held May 19
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New tenant for Warwick industrial park
$2M building centre
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Suncor ethanol plant now largest in Canada
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Drilling on spec
Land rights to 20 thousand acres
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Sarnia Lambton Industrial Alliance launches website
Member companies promote services on Alliance website
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Project Mariner to Transport Marcellus Ethane to Canadian Markets
Pipeline project to deliver Marcellus Shale ethane to Sarnia
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Lambton County creating cultural plan
Plan to define and enhance cultural assets
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New medical centre for central Sarnia
Vision Nursing Home to build one-storey centre
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NOVA Chemicals Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Caiman Energy
To supply ethane
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Sustainable Chem Alliance and Lambton College sign MOU
To Provide Companies with Researchers, Facilities and Specialists
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Project agreement to help lure major investment to Sarnia
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LANXESS sees opportunity for bio-based Sarnia plant
LANXESS wants to start making rubber with renewable resources
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Largest craft chain coming
$1.8 million building permit issued for Michael's
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More resources for international students at Lambton College
New International Employment Training Centre opens
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Canadian research centres partner in biorefining R&D
Collaboration to accelerate development and commercialization
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Laying a local foundation for biofuels
Collaboration with UWO research "natural fit"
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Biofuels project promises low-cost auto fuels
Construction starting soon on $12M demonstration plant
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Research investment
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Attracting residents
Funding for Local Immigration Partnership effort
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St. Clair solar farms sold
Sale to Florida-based company
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Woodland Biofuels raises $12 million for demo plant
Cellulosic Ethanol Plant at UWO Sarnia-Lambton Research Park
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Sarnia had robust building year
2010 fifth highest construction totals in 20 years
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2010 News Archive:


First Solar Receives Recognition from Canadian Solar Industries Association
World's largest pv solar project brings award
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New Sarnia-Lambton industry group launched
$85,000 funding for new Industrial Alliance
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BASF SE and Ineos plan to merge styrene
Will create $6.6 billion plastics company
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'Roasting' biomass could help LGS fill the void left by coal
OPG researching "torrefied" biomass
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Lambton laying out the welcome mat
County continuing leading immigration partnership role
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New power engineering program
New program at Lambton College
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Lambton experimenting with soy oil road sealant
Road preservative may create new market for soybeans
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Landfill gas plant opens
Petrolia landfill producing clean energy
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Downtown Sarnia tower set for further transformation
Street level retail planned
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Sarnia waterfront gains recognition
Restaurant voted best dining view in Ontario
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Clean energy in southern Ontario
Landfill gas-to-energy up and running
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Economic Partnership moving to The Research Park
Opening October 29 at new location
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Sarnia officially home to largest PV solar farm on planet-at least for now
Massive $400 million project now fully operational
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Sarnia's new Bioindustrial Innovation Centre named after one of its greatest scientists
Leading biotechnology centre opens in Sarnia-Lambton
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Enbridge and First Solar complete largest photovoltaic facility in world
Commercial operation of 80 MW Sarnia Solar Project achieved
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Employment agency sets sales records
Express Employment Professionals Sets Back to Back Weekly Sales Records
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Sarnia a winner at Communities in Bloom
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Company growing on former Dow lands
Provident Energy to invest $27 million
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Smart home launched
$1.2 million construction underway at College
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New steel recycling facility
Premier Recycling operating in Sarnia
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Sarnia-Lambton at biochemicals conference
Economic Partnership GM part of industry panel
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Economic Partnership named in top 10 group again
Site Selection Magazine recognizes Sarnia-Lambton group
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August house sales 2nd highest in decade
Over $31 million in sales
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Hadfield to command International Space Station
Sarnia's Chris Hadfield first Canadian Commander of Space Station
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Sarnia building permits far out pace 2009
New lab at BP helps boost numbers
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Green green grass of home
Sarnia knows the importance of green
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Sarnia Energy Park helps lower manufacturing costs
Behind-the-fence electrical rates at Sarnia Bluewater Energy Park
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Collaboration with GreenCentre Canada
Bioindustrial Innovation Centre and Research Park to work with GreenCentre Canada
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Sarnia building permit numbers remain strong
Heading for another record year
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Building boom stays hot
2010 construction values on torrid pace
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Planting alternatives to coal
Study of biomass crops funded
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Petrochemicals still the backbone
Petrochem contributes $24 billion annually to local economy
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Industry study results released today
Results and recommendations reviewed
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Ciccarelli Elected To Hall Of Fame!
Sarnia native to Hockey Hall of Fame
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Sarnia wins spot on Canadian Monopoly board
"Green" Sarnia wins green Monoploy spot
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Lambton farmers harvest bumper crop of awards
Seven local regional innovation award winners
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Producing green power can pay
Community power project discussed
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Sustainable smart house gets boost
Groundbreaking next month
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Local beaches earn kudos for excellence
Elite Blue Flag environmetnal designation earned
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Murray McLaughlin receives leadership awards
Dr. Murray McLaughlin honoured at BIOInternational Convention
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Small city life suits artist in residence
Unique gallery experience
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Bike racks added to Sarnia buses
Hooked on Transit Program promotes bus and bike
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Bluewater Power tapping sun, landfills for energy
$7 million investment producing return
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LANXESS invests in U.S. biofuel & biochemical company
$10 million investment in Gevo
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Sarnia all about chic urban condos and charming hamlets
Stop by and discover why Bluewaterland is so popular
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Building permit increase
Sarnia building permits outpacing 2009
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At an energy crossroads
Sarnia will play an important role in making Canada an energy superpower
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Two solar farms moving forward in St. Clair
Company listening to neighbours
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Energy company to build pilot plant at Bioindustrial Innovation Centre
Plant will produce ethanol from renewable wastes
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Proposed natural gas pipeline moving along
NOVA and Buckeye evaluating pipeline
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Lambton College building energy show home
Smart house to be built at College this year
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Local plants invest
HC Starck and NOVA investing
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Budd car study on track
Self-propelled railcar between Sarnia and London to be studied
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H.C. Starck investment supported by Ontario AMIS program
Innovative technologies to be installed at Sarnia facility
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Home sale strong in March
Sarnia-Lambton poised to post more strong home sales
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Welding shop at College getting upgrade
Imperial Oil donates $400,000
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Replacing coal with biomass
OPG investigating switching to alternatives
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Company keen on Lambton gas, oil
Company acquires drilling rights
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Natural gas pipeline project moves ahead
Will link to natural gas hub in Sarnia-Lambton
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CF Industries, Terra Agree to $4.7 Billion Merger
CF Industries Holdings Inc. will acquire Terra Industries Inc.
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Roger Bayfest earns provincial distinction
Named a Festival of Distinction
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Excellence in Renewable Energy Award Winners Announced
Enbridge / First Solar Sarnia wins award
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Small company bucks recession
Ershings Inc.grows from eight to 60
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Retail growth
Lowes Home Improvement is planned tenant
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Lowes coming to Sarnia
Major retailer to locate on Quinn Dr
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New pipeline proposed for Sarnia
Pipeline would carry petrochemical feedstock
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Getting bigger
New building permit at big box development
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Biodiesel tested in Sarnia
Imperial Oil study gives insight into biodiesel
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2009 construction levels among Sarnia's highest yielding years
Construction values near $100 million in 2009
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Bradley and Hein continue at helm of Economic Partnership
Positions held for additional year
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MOE chooses Lambton to test wind turbine
Egg beater style turbine to feed 5,000 kilowatts to grid
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Vote Sarnia onto the MONOPOLY Canada board game
Vote for Sarnia, one of sixty-five pre-selected cities on Hasbro's short list for new MONOPOLY game.
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Year end building stats fourth highest ever
Diverse investments swell 2009 building stats
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2009 News Archive:


Sarnia-Lambton Ontario remains first choice for solar industry with major project expansions
First Solar announces major expansions in Sarnia-Lambton
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Two more solar farms proposed for Sarnia-Lambton
First Solar planning two more solar farms in St. Clair Township
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Enbridge expanding Sarnia's first solar farm
Sarnia solar farm growing to 80 megawatts
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Bluewater Power Generation Corporation to Establish Solar Test Site
Bluewater Power to establish solar PV test facility at headquarters in Sarnia
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Construction robust in Sarnia
Construction activity surpassed 2008
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Royal Polymers building sold
Building to be renovated and leased to multiple tenants
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Dow Chemical selling Sarnia lands
Calgary-based Provident Energy Trust is buying 1,000 acres on the former Dow Chemical site...
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Sarnia-Lambton still producing for refinery and petrochemical sector
Sarnia-Lamton petrochemical and refinery activity update
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New wheel manufacturer named
Former UBE Automotive plant to be Sarnia Wheels Inc.
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Woodbridge Foam, Corunna, to close
Woodbridger Foam confirming plant to close...
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Brooke-Alvinston wins Youth Friendly Community award
Encouraging youth play, and participation in and contribution to their communities
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Landfill gas-to-energy at Petrolia landfill
Enough energy to power up to 2,500 local homes
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Sarnia takes Five Blooms in national competition
Sarnia has captured the prestigious Five Blooms ranking at the annual Communities in Bloom competition
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Solar farm purchased
Enbridge announces purchase of Canada's largest solar farm in Sarnia
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New Art Gallery to be built
$9.2 Million art gallery to be built in former Sak's building
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Suncor project back on
St. Clair Township's ehtanol plant expansion back on track
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Suncor's ethanol plant site of today's federal investment announcement
New federal investment will be announced today in St. Clair Township
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New biodiesel plant coming to former Chinook site
Mississauga-based Methes Energies is moving in
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Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre now RBC Centre
Royal Bank of Canada enters into five year agreement
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Bayfest wins big tourism award
Bayfest wins Best Business / Event of the Year award for Ontario
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Writers and reporters clicking on extra Sarnia-Lambton references
Convenience media centre added to www.sarnialambton.on.ca
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Solar energy project sheds new light on green growth
Hosting one of North America's largest solar energy farms has helped shed new light ...
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Economic tide may be turning at Sarnia LANXESS site
Spokesperson Bernie Taylor says LANXESS is now experienceing a pickup in demand, but markets remain...
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Construction of new Petrolia Farmers Market to begin soon
New $819,000 Farmers Market to begin in next few weeks
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Home grown rules could help Sarnia
Sarnia-Lambton is poised to take advantage of a new provicnail commitment to green energy
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Sarnia up for a communities in bloom award
Sarnia has been nominated for a national floral award leading up to the Communities in Bloom competition in Vaughan...
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Green energy rules make Ontario a North American leader
New regulations introduced today will create thousands of jobs in the new green economy under Ontario's Green Energy Act.
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Sarnia-Lambton students win business planning awards
The Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton recognized 11 local students for their award-winning business plans
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Dramatic increase in Sarnia building activity
A dramatic increase in building activities in the Ontario-Michigan border city of Sarnia from a year ago is an early sign of the community’s resilience in shaking off the restraints of the economic recession.
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Southwest Economic Alliance meets today
Economic Partnership participating in fledgling meeting
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American Railcar Industries opens addition
Ribbon snipped today for 62,000 s.f. addition to A.R.I. facility
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Properties selling in downtown Sarnia
There are new signs of revitalization in downtown Sarnia
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Suncor Sarnia projects still on drawing board
Expansion to world-scale ethanol plant and a bio-oil proposal still being considered
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Fair Share Promised
MP Pat Davidson trying to bring federal Minister of State for economic agency meetings
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Sarnia, Lambton Shores and St. Clair Building Activity Holding Own
Top three most populace communities building activity healthy...
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House With a Difference
Lambton College building sustainable smart home on campus
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Economic Agency for Southern Ontario Launched
FedDev will support restructuring, community and business development...
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BP Investment
Calgary-based Provident Energy Trust has increased its stake in BP Canada's Sarnia facility
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BioEnterprise and Sustainable Chemistry Alliance to Collaborate on Innovative Projects
BioEnterprise Corporation and the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance have agreed to collaborate on services related to the identification of leading innovative technologies, the commercialization of those technologies and the growth of innovation-based companies in Ontario.
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EnviroFresh constructing greenhouse complex
Greenhouse will use waste industrial heat
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Ontario Enhances Support For Innovative Companies
$250-million fund will co-invest ...... directly into companies in high-growth sectors that are aligned with Ontario
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Solar Farm Back in Orbit
Workers are pulling out the collector panels ..... and replacing them with more efficient panels
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Sarnia's UBE wheel plant sold
UBE officials confirmed Wednesday a deal has been reached
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Pyrolysis unit will soon be operational at the UWO Research Park
Research Park Managing Director Don Hewson says a small pyrolysis unit being built
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UBE buyer
Canadian owned company has purchased the 74 acre UBE Automotive site on Highway 402
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Solar Farm Update
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Local Movie Gets Wide Release
Mark McNabb, of Petrolia's Skylight Films, said he has learned the Blockbuster chain will stock his film, "The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens," following its official DVD release on July 21.
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Regrouping - Bayside Centre announces major revival
Bayside Centre announces major revival....
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Developers Eye Sarnia
A major developer is once again looking at bringing two more big-box retailers to Sarnia.
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Pilot Plant R&D Facility Largest Permit in June
Construction Steady - Construction worth over 11 million dollars in total was recorded in Sarnia, last month.
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Work will begin in just a few weeks on the westbound Highway 402 widening project in Sarnia.
Work will begin in just a few weeks on the westbound Highway 402 widening project in Sarnia.
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Big Guns to Lead New Alliance
A veritable whoâ
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Sustainable Chemistry Alliance Announces Inaugural Board of Directors
The Sustainable Chemistry Alliance, which will help an emerging new industry across Canada to commercialize sustainable technologies and processes, has announced its inaugural Board of Directors.
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Construction - Local Safety Record is Amazing
The safety record of Sarnia's construction workers isn't just good, it's 25 times better than the provincial average, a new study shows.
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Another Wind Farm Proposed
A group has applied for zoning approval to build a five-turbine wind farm near Forest.
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Record Number of Student-Run Businesses
Business Enterprise Centre summer companies are in business
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Test crops planted at The Research Park
The University of Western Ontario Research Park in Sarnia is growing experimental crops for bio-oil and bio-energy production.
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Golden years
The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership hopes to attract 100 new households
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Solar construction resuming
Construction of Canada's largest solar farm will resume next month.
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Sarnia-Lambton marinas and beach earn blue flag status
Sarnia-Lambton marinas and beach earn international environmental honours
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Centre will be green
Construction of the $20- million bioindustrial innovation centre at the county and city-owned research park is on schedule and on track to be a nationally recognized green building.
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Wind farm clears hurdle
No environmental impact expected from project proposed near Forest
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Sustainability the goal for area group
The Bluewater Sustainability Initiative set the record straight on Thursday: sustainability isn't the responsibility of only big business and the city
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GreenField Ethanol receives millions from ecoENERGY for biofuels program
Last week proved a significant week for ethanol producer, GreenField Ethanol Inc. when two investments of up to $86.8 million in funding were announced for the company under the Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY for Biofuels program. The funding will be invested in maintaining the operations of its Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario, plants in order to continue to develop and produce grain-based ethanol.
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Sarnia's economic strategy lauded by premier magazine
Sarnia has once again been recognized by fDi Magazine. The magazine....
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Work comes to a temporary halt at Optisolar
Work on North America's largest solar farm is on hold for now. But officials say the Sarnia site will be bustling with activity come summer.
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New 83,000 s.f. Canadian Tire store opens
It was a festive atmosphere at Lambton Mall complete with fireworks last evening as local dignataries celebrated the relocation of retailer, Canadian Tire.
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Shell released optioned land
Shell Canada will not maintain thousands of hectares of land in St.Clair Township.
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First Solar Completes Acquisition of OptiSolar's Photovoltaic Project Pipeline
First Solar, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of OptiSolar's photovoltaic project pipeline.
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SWEA chair - Sarnia-Lambton a bright spot
The federal government is making $1 billion available for economic development in southern Ontario and Sarnia and its neighbours must work together to spend it properly.
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Roundtable: PM, local leaders talk economy
Sarnia-Lambton leaders traded economic pointers with Prime Minister Stephen Harper during an unusual meeting in Point Edward on Friday.
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Biofuel innovation honoured
A presentation about making bio-oil products from dried distillers grain won a group of students first prize at a competition held at The UWO Research Park in Sarnia recently.
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Gov't creates new fund to support green tech co.s & jobs
Ontario is creating a new fund to drive start-up investment in green technology companies and other high-tech businesses.
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Dow concludes sale of Sarnia site to Transalta
Dow Chemical Canada has successfully concluded the sale of its main Sarnia site to the propertyâ
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Abu Dhabi's IPIC to Buy Nova, Entering U.S., Canada
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- International Petroleum Investment Co. agreed to buy Nova Chemicals Corp., Canadaâ
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H.C. Starck Canada Inc. defers investment
In summer last year, H.C. Starck Canada commenced an investment project totaling several million dollars in order to expand capacity of the production plants in Canada.
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Invenergy power plant almost ready
The second of two natural gas-fired power plants built in St. Clair Township is expected to be up and running by mid-March.
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Budget good news for southwest Ontario
Statement from the Chair of the Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA), Stratford mayor Dan Mathieson, in response to todayâ
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Sustainable Chemistry Alliance announces founding President and CEO
The Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) announces the appointment of Dr. Murray McLaughlin as its new founding President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. McLaughlin is a well respected agricultural scientist and policy maker who has extensive experience
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Solar company slashing staff
A major layoff announced Friday by parent company OptiSolar Inc. does not impact the Sarnia workforce, says Peter Carrie, vice-president of the company constructing a solar energy farm in Sarnia.
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Suncor ethanol expansion on hold for 12 months
Suncor halts ethanol expansion project.
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Bluewater Power boosting methane recovery for electricity
Capturing Energy - The Provincial Environment Ministry flashes the green light on the region's latest alternative power initiative.
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Research park launches pilot bioindustrial plant
The UWO Research Park in Sarnia is launching a pilot plant to turn agricultural waste into useful products.
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Alternatives studied at Ontario Power Generation
Ontario Power Generation has been given the "all-clear" to begin bio-mass testing at Courtright.
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Greenfield Energy begins gas-fed power production
One of two natural gas-fed power plants in Lambton County is about to begin commercial operation. Greenfield Energy General Manager Ted Baldwin says performance testing is beginning today at the 620 million dollar power plant on Bickford Line in St Clair Township.
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Canadian Tire expanding in Sarnia
Canadian Tire is expanding its Sarnia location.
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Sod turned on Green Building
The first visible sign of Sarnia’s bio-innovation leadership appeared Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new “Green Building” at the University of Western Research and Development Park.
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership wins Canada's Top Economic Development Groups award
The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has once again been named one of the Top Canadian Economic Development Groups for 2007-08 by Site Selection magazine.
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Sarnia-Lambton students win business planning awards
The Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton recognized six local students for their award-winning business plans
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Wind turbine farm proposed for Dawn-Euphemia
Plans are underway to locate a second wind turbine farm in Lambton County. Dawn-Euphemia council have been approached by IPC Energy and Sydenham Energy Corporation, which are partnering on a proposed project to construct up to 40 wind turbines in the south Lambton municipality that would produce up to 80 megawatts of power.
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H.C. Starck's Sarnia plant expanding
H. C. Starck Canada is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion at its Canadian production facility in Sarnia, the refractory metal company has announced. The expansion, which began Monday, will involve construction of a new building, installing state-of-the-art equipment and hiring additional technical staff at the Vidal Street South facility.
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New hotel to be built
A hotel developer is waiting to finalize financing and is expected to begin work shortly on a 105-room Country Inn and Suites in the city's east end. Warren Adamson, CEO and President of Innland Hospitality Corporation, said he will provide details of his plans by the end of this week.
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Suncor Energy's St. Clair ethanol plant doubling production, thanks to $25 million investment by Gov't. of Canada.
Suncor Energy's St. Clair Ethanol Plant is expanding to double its production of cleaner-burning, renewable energy, thanks to a $25 million investment by the Government of Canada. The announcement was made today by Guy Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture.
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Student-run businesses surge
Five enterprising young students from Sarnia-Lambton are operating their own businesses this summer thanks to their initiative and the Ontario government's Summer Company program.
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Shell will not progress proposed Sarnia Refinery
Today, Shell Canada announced it will not proceed to the next stage of pre-development work for its proposed refinery project in the Sarnia area at this time.
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McGuinty Gov't. Rewards 11 Local Farms for their innovations
Innovative ideas grown by Ontario farmers are contributing to the local economy, boosting the agri-food industry and offering more choices for the consumer. Those ideas were celebrated today at a ceremony honouring local winners of the province's regional awards for innovation excellence.
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Sarnia-Lambton to be featured at Bio World Congress
Sarnia-Lambton will be featured in Chicago next week at the annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing.
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership unveils new tag line
At their Annual General Meeting on March 25, 2008, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership unveiled the organization's brand new tag line Powering a Sustainable WorldTM. To be used as the catch phrase accompanying Sarnia-Lambton's informationaand promotional materials, this new tag line reflects the world-wide recognition Sarnia-Lambton is gaining in the areas of sustainable energy, renewable fuels, and industrial bioproducts.
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Oil Sands Supply Chain 101: What Ontario Companies Need to Know
Businesses in the Sarnia-Lambton area will learn what is happening in the Alberta Oil Sands market, and the opportunities that exist for them. On November 28th, Sarnia-Lambton will host an Alberta Oil Sands Update 20/20 SMART Session at the Village Inn.
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Youth Rewarded for Entrepreneurial Talents
The winners of the 2007 Lambton Secondary School Business Plan Competition were announced at an Awards Banquet last evening. The teachers, judges, sponsors and five finalists with their families were in attendance.
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County of Lambton Holds Community Consultations to Discuss Immigration Portal
The County of Lambton and the Sarnia-Lambton Workforce Development Board held two Community Consultations in Sarnia and Petrolia on September 26 and 27 to discuss the development of a new Immigration Portal.
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Sarnia Lambton Shines Again
Sarnia-Lambton has received its third endorsement in recent months as a top-ranking place to live and do business. Site Selection Magazine today featured Sarnia-Lambton as one of only ten communities in the category of Top Canadian Groups, recognizing local economic development groups based on total project investment, new jobs, and investment and jobs per capita. Fifty communities from across Canada were under consideration.
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Enhancements to Local Air and Rail Services Pursued
August 17, 2007 - 1,500 Sarnia-Lambton business people have been asked for their opinion on the state of local air and rail service in a survey, now underway, as part of an Intercity Transportation Task Force initiative.
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New Bioindustrial Innovation Centre Leading the Way of the Future in Sarnia-Lambton
The McGuinty Government is helping Sarnia-Lambton's petrochemical industry develop environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuels by supporting a new Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, Minister of Culture Caroline Di Cocco announced today on behalf of the Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation Dalton McGuinty.
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Zero Carbon at Bayfest
Sarnia-Lambton is once again proving it's commitment to innovation in energy, as the deployment of a hydrogen fuel cell demonstration project by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership ("SLEP") will take centre stage at this year's Bayfest music festival. The event, now in its sixth year, is expected to draw 80,000 visitors. As Bayfest grows bigger and better every year, the scope of what the festival offers has expanded with it.
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Sarnia-Lambton is Serious about Solar Power
The largest solar power station in North America will be built in Sarnia-Lambton by a California-based company called OptiSolar Inc.
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Sarnia Potential to Attract Business Ranks Third in North America
fDi magazine, produced by the renowned Financial Times group of London, released the North American Cities of the Future Location Guide 2007 which ranks cities of all sizes for the best strategies and resources in economic development.
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Shell Canada supports student initiatives at Lambton College
Lambton College and Shell Canada announced a new initiative to support faculty and students in the College's School of Technology aimed at developing and attracting the best and brightest recruits in years to come.
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Farm Innovation Awards Recognize Sarnia-Lambton Companies
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs anounced the winners of the first Premier's Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Releases 2006 Annual Report
The year 2006 was marked by continued signs of confidence in the local economy. The petrochemical and refining industries received over $2 billion in investments and this trend is expected to gain momentum.
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Suncor Energy Foundation Invests $1 Million in Sarnia Sustainability Initiatives
The Suncor Energy Foundation announced its largest investment ever made in Ontario -- $1,050,000 over three years to launch the Suncor Sustainability Centre at Lambton College in Sarnia.
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Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership Pursues Oil Sands Opportunities
Dan Tye of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, along with a number of Sarnia-Lambton companies, promoted doing business with Sarnia-Lambton at the National Buyer / Seller Forum in Edmonton Alberta, March 13 -15.
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The Economic Partnership Puts Sarnia-Lambton on the World Map
Established in 2005, Sarnia-Lambton's New Resident Attraction and Retention Program is putting Sarnia-Lambton on the world map with potential immigrants. The SEER program - targeting Students, Employees, Entrepreneurs, and Retirees, has found an eager audience for the types of education and careers available in Sarnia-Lambton.
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Seminar: Alternative Fuels in Transportation
Lambton College - Sustainability and the Seminar Series - March 13, 2007
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BioEnterprise and SOBIN: Collaborating to Commercialize Bioproducts in Southwestern Ontario
BioEnterprise Corp, a commercialization agent and technology accelerator has entered into a collaboration agreement with Southwestern Ontario Bioproducts Innovation Network (SOBIN), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing new bioproducts.
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Lambton College Opens Advanced Materials Engineering Research Lab
Lambton College's $2.1 million Advanced Materials Engineering Research Lab designed to develop new engineering materials and manufacturing processes will open during an official ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 30. The new facility is aimed at improving the competitive edge of Ontario's manufacturing sector.
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Shell Canada announces $4 billion investment program for 2007
Shell Canada announced today a 2007 investment plan totalling $4 billion, nearly 50 per cent higher than the 2006 plan. The 2007 plan will include more than $3.6 billion of capital expenditures and almost $400 million of related exploration and pre-development expenses that will deliver profitability and growth now and into the future.
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McGuinty Government Rewards Ontario's Future Business Leaders Across the Province
The McGuinty government announced the winners of Ontario's fifth annual Secondary School Business Plan Competition today at ceremonies held in North Bay, Cornwall, Burlington and London.
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Launches On-Line Survey to Gather Data for Strategic Plan
The Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) is a private and public sector partnership formed as a community-based effort to revitalize the economy of Sarnia-Lambton.
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Skilled Trades Training Centre Officially Opens!
Lambton College's state-of-the-art centre for teaching skilled trades to a new generation of trades people will officially open tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 9.
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Lambton College Awarded Outstanding Innovation in Education Award at Yves Landry Foundation's 7th STARS Gala
Award at Yves Landry Foundation's 7th STARS Gala November 7, 2006 SARNIA, ON - Three of Lambton College's flagship programs were recently recognized as premier technology programs which ultimately create innovative solutions to the impending shortage of skilled workers.
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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Project Announced for Lambton County
The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership and Lambton College announced today that they are moving ahead with a two-year, $1.5 million demonstration of market-ready fuel cell devices, thanks to $500,000 in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, through their new Ontario Fuel Cell Innovation Program. The project will give local residents the opportunity to be among the very first to use fuel cells in everyday activities.
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Suncor Energy Celebrates Opening of Canada's Largest Ethanol Plant
Suncor Energy Products Inc.'s investment in a clean energy future took another step forward today with the grand opening of Canada's largest ethanol-production plant.
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Air Products' Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Hydrogen Plant Now On-Stream and Supplying Suncor and Shell Refinery Operations Company's Second Canadian Hydrogen Plant Commercialized
Air Products Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Air Products (NYSE: APD), announced today that its new hydrogen plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada is on-stream and supplying 80 million standard-cubic-feet-per-day (MMSCFD) of hydrogen to two nearby refineries.
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Mcguinty Government Invests In Breakthrough Technologies Programs Help Researchers And Promising Companies Succeed, Create Jobs
Ontario Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation Dalton McGuinty today announced new investments to help researchers and companies develop cutting-edge technologies that will fuel the economy and create jobs for Ontario families.
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Canada's Largest Ethanol Plant Now in Production
Suncor Energy Products Inc. announced today that its St. Clair Ethanol Plant is now in production. With an expected production volume of 200 million litres per year, the St. Clair Ethanol Plant is now the largest ethanol production facility in Canada.
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Research Park Works With Western to Offer Masters Program in Engineering
Achieving a Masters Degree in Engineering from The University of Western Ontario may potentially be a bit easier for Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent residents starting this fall.
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Suncor's Sarnia refinery prepares for start-up of new diesel desulphurization unit
Suncor Energy Products Inc. announced today that the new diesel desulphurization unit at its Sarnia refinery is ready for production.
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Sarnia's MIG Engineering Ltd. Wins Award of Excellence
Sarnia Emergency Hydrogen Feed Pipeline June 18, 2006 After Hurricane Katrina damaged its largest hydrogen facility in New Orleans, Air Products' was required to find an alternative liquid hydrogen supply.
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Premier Creates New Ministry of Small Business And Entrepreneurship
Duncan, Cansfield, Takhar Take On Portfolios Crucial To Ontario's Prosperity May 23, 2006 Queen's Park, ON - Premier Dalton McGuinty has shuffled his Cabinet, welcoming back Vaughan-King-Aurora MPP Greg Sorbara as Minister of Finance and Chair of the Treasury Board and Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet, and re-assigning ministers Dwight Duncan, Donna Cansfield and Harinder Takhar in a shuffle that highlights the government's commitment to a strong economy.
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Successful Prosperity and Sustainability Community Workshop held at Lambton College
Leaders from industry, government, community, First Nations and research and innovation associations gathered together at Lambton College recently for a two-day workshop to identify new initiatives that would help to ensure long-term sustainable development and prosperity for Sarnia-Lambton. The event was sponsored by the Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association (SLEA), and was attended by more than 40 participants.
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Expanding Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Ontario
New Standard Price Will Add Up To 1,000 Megawatts Over The Next 10 Years- Cambridge, ON - Ontario is leading the way in using clean, renewable electricity by setting a standard price that will make it easier for entrepreneurs and businesses to sell clean power from small projects to the grid, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced today.
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Sarnia-Lambton Business Directory Introduces new "Business To Business"
The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is pleased to announce the addition of a new "Business to Business" section to its on-line edition of the Sarnia-Lambton Business Directory.
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Releases 2005 Annual Report
The year 2005 was good for the local economy. New investments in the refining and chemical industry spurred growth in other sectors.
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Ford Will Be First To Build Hybrids In Canada
Ford of Canada will become the first automaker to bring hybrid vehicle production to Canada when the Oakville Assembly Complex (OAC) adds hybrid versions of the all-new Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX to its assembly line later this decade.
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Lambton College to Deliver Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Baker College
US College Delivery of Accelerated Degree Program at Lambton College a "first" in Ontario Sarnia, ON - Lambton College, in partnership with Baker College of Port Huron, Michigan, has been approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and The Higher Learning Commission to deliver an accelerated bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree on the campus of Lambton College.
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McGuinty Government Partners with Manufacturing Sector to Keep Ontario Companies Globally Competitive
New Manufacturing Strategy To Secure Jobs, Strengthen Innovative Economy Toronto, ON - Economic Development and Trade Minister Joseph Cordiano announced a new $500 million repayable loan program today. Ontario's Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy will work with industry partners to develop and put in place leading technologies and innovations to keep them globally competitive.
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Lambton College and Local Unions Partner to Build Skilled Trades Training Centre
Sarnia-Lambton's local unions, along with the Sarnia Construction Association pledged a generous $70,000 in support to help launch a Skilled Trades Training Centre on the grounds of Lambton College.
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1st Students Enroll in Alternative Energy Engineering Technology Program
Lambton College has taken the lead on training professional energy specialists to work in a rapidly changing energy market.
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2005 Business Plan Competition Winners Announced
The winners of the 2005 Lambton Secondary School Business Plan Competition were announced at an Awards Banquet on Wednesday, September 28. The winners are as follows:
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Gwen's Garden Produce
16-year-old Gwen Williamson has opened a vegetable stand with the help from a summer grant program for students administered by the Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton.
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Ontario Attracts First New Auto Assembly Plant in over a Decade
Toyota Plant Means 1,300 New Jobs In Woodstock, Vote Of Confidence In Ontario Woodstock, ON - Ontario is proud to welcome its first new automotive assembly plant in more than a decade, said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
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Arts and Drama Camp Offered this Summer
A new arts and drama camp is being offered in Sarnia-Lambton this summer. Co-ordinator, Zinzi Walters says the camp, called Break a Leap, will offer visual arts, vocal, drama and dance in a two week session.
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Suncor Energy's St. Clair Ethanol Plant officially breaks ground
Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Honourable Roger Gallaway, MP for Sarnia-Lambton on behalf of the Honourable R. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, today joined Suncor Energy Products' Tom Ryley and local dignitaries in St. Clair Township to celebrate the official groundbreaking for Suncor's St. Clair Ethanol Plant.
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Aamjiwnaang (Sarnia) First Nation Receives $443,000 In Economic Development Funding
The Honourable Roger Gallaway, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, today announced $443,000 in economic development funding for four Aamjiwnaang (Sarnia) First Nation projects. This announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Andy Scott, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for MĂ©tis and Non-Status Indians.
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Helping Farmers Protect the Environment Nets Award for County of Lambton
The County of Lambton recently received an Award of Excellence for its nutrient management system that helps farmers protect the environment by allowing them to map out their farms and use these maps to show compliance to the province's nutrient management regulations.
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Suncor receives final government approvals for ethanol facility
Suncor Energy Products Inc. today announced that the company has received the final environmental approvals from federal and provincial governments for its ethanol production facility in St. Clair Township.
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McGuinty Government Seeks More Clean, Green, Renewable Energy Supply
The McGuinty government today announced it will boost Ontario's supply of renewable energy with the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 1,000 megawatts of clean, green power — enough to power 200,000 homes.
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Lambton College Receives $723,000 Research Grant from Ontario Innovation Trust
A $723,000 grant from Ontario Innovation Trust will enhance the research capability of Lambton College to improve efficiencies and reduce manufacturing costs of Ontario plastic and automobile industries, Tony Hanlon, President of Lambton College, announced today.
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The University of Western Ontario Research Park (Sarnia-Lambton Campus)Poised to Become Canadian Centre of Innovation Excellence
The University of Western Ontario Research Park (Sarnia-Lambton Campus) launched its strategic plan today and is setting its sights on becoming a centre of innovation excellence by being the preeminent accelerator of industrial innovation and technology-based economic development.
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Wins Awards
The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership received three awards at the Economic Developers Council of Ontario's February 9th annual conference.
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UWO Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus, Prepares to Launch Strategic Plan
NOVA Chemicals Corporation today announced a series of modernization upgrades to its Corunna, Ontario ethylene flexi-cracker that will reduce production costs and improve reliability.
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Ontario Races To Top Of Innovation Economy
New Fuel Cell Innovation Program To Spur Good Jobs, Foster Healthier Communities The Ontario government is helping to make Ontario a leader in the global innovation economy by establishing an Ontario Fuel Cell Innovation Program, Economic Development and Trade Minister Joseph Cordiano said today.
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Sarnia's Internet Pioneer Turns 10
In August of 1994, a small computer services company was founded by two teenagers in the basement of a house. By January of 1995, this small company introduced public internet service to the Sarnia Lambton community.
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Alternative Energy Engineering Technology Program to be offered at Lambton College
Soaring gas prices at the pumps, increasing energy costs, diminishing resources, and concern for the environment have peaked society's interest in developing alternative energy sources.
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Suncor marks refinery expansion and donation to Bluewater Health
Today, Suncor Energy Products Inc. announced final Board of Directors' approval for its refinery expansion project, and unveiled a $500,000 gift to the Bluewater Health Foundation.
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Plans to invest in Suncor's Sarnia refinery and community
In remarks to community leaders, government officials and business partners, Suncor Energy Executive Vice President Tom Ryley talked Suncor's plans to invest in the Sarnia-Lambton region investment that Ryley says will provide environmental, social and economic benefits to this key region for Suncor's business.
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UWO Research Park Names New President and Discusses Strategic Plan
At its October Board of Directors meeting, The University of Western Ontario Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus, named a new President and moved one step closer to finalizing the Park's strategic plan.
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Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop wins "2004 Platinum Award"
Local family-owned business receives second consecutive "Platinum Award" as 'Retailer of the Year' from the Canadian Frontier Duty Free Association.
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Imperial Oil to invest about $500 million to produce ultra low-sulphur diesel at its refineries across Canada
Imperial Oil today announced that it will invest about $500 million to produce ultra low-sulphur diesel at its refineries across Canada.
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UWO Research Park To Ask For Community Leaders' Input
The University of Western Ontario Research and Development Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus, is poised to launch its strategic plan - and they are asking for business and community leaders' input.
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Put Sarnia-Lambton in the Spotlight
The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) is launching a new initiative by inviting the members of the local business community to Put Sarnia-Lambton in the Spotlight.
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Lambton College will officially open the doors to its new Centre of Excellence for Process Manufacturing
On September 15, 2004, the state-of-the-art centre, made possible in part through $2.9M funding from the provincial Strategic Skills Investment (SSI) program opens its doors and enables Lambton College to increase the number of graduates from its process operations and industrial maintenance programs, addressing an impending skills shortage in Ontario's process industries.
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Sarnia Lambton Business Week Stretches to Cover Two Weeks
With a solid line up of interesting speakers, Sarnia Lambton Business Week has expanded to a two week event this year. Events have been scheduled from October 18 through October 29.
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Lambton County Launches Geographic Information System
The County of Lambton launched its Geographic Information System (GIS) today, which will assist municipal governments, businesses, and organizations in enhancing their daily operations.
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Air Products Canada to Build Hydrogen Plant in Sarnia, Ontario to Supply Suncor and Shell Refineries
Air Products (NYSE:APD) announced today that its subsidiary, Air Products Canada Ltd., will construct a plant to supply hydrogen for the Suncor Energy Products, Inc. and Shell Canada Products refineries located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
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LANXESS starts operating independently. Bayer CEO Wenning: "An important milestone on the road to realigning the Group"
LANXESS, the future company where the Bayer Group will combine almost all areas of its chemicals business and parts of its polymers activities, began operating as an independent unit on July 1, 2004.
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Research and Development Park's Board of Directors Commence
The Research and Development Park's Board of Directors held its second meeting today, where the board discussed regular business and received the first draft of the Sarnia-Lambton Campus' Strategic Plan.
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Joint Investments to Tackle Congestion at Canada-U.S. Border
Funding agreements set to improve highways and bridges in Niagara, Sarnia and London.
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Suncor Energy announces proposed ethanol plant location
Suncor Energy Products Inc. today announced it is considering a site for the development of its proposed ethanol plant in the Sarnia-Lambton region.
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$500 Million Auto Investment Strategy Means Better Workers for Better Jobs in an Innovative Economy
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty unveiled today a new $500 million Automotive Investment Strategy that will train our workers for the next generation of innovation in the industry.
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Winner Chosen for "Show Us Your Sarnia-Lambton" Photo Contest
When the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership put the residents of Lambton County up to the task of combining their civic pride and photographic talents into a photo contest, the response was phenomenal.
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NewCo to be named
Bayer AG intends to place a large part of its chemicals business and some activities of Bayer MaterialScience in a new company named "Lanxess", which will then be floated on the stock market. Since the announcement of the portfolio changes on November 7, 2003, the activities involved in creating and establishing this new company have been performed under the provisional project name of "NewCo".
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A New Source for Life Science Expertise in SouthWestern Ontario
Canada's Technology Triangle, Waterloo Region, ON - A new life science directory and website was launched to highlight strengths in SouthWestern Ontario.
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Suncor announces preliminary federal ethanol funding approval
Suncor Energy Products Inc. today announced that its proposal for funding was approved by Natural Resources Canada's Ethanol Expansion Program and, subject to final approvals, Suncor will receive a $22 million contribution towards the construction ofan ethanol production facility.
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Wins Awards from Provincial Council
The 47th Annual Conference of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario held its Awards of Excellence Ceremony February 04 at the Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel. The awards are sponsored by the "Globe and Mail".
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership kicks off
The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) is happy to announce the beginning of their "Show Us Your Sarnia-Lambton" photo contest. The aim of the contest is to enhance the photo library of the SLEP for community promotion.
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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Launches New Website With Contest
The Economic Partnership invites everyone to visit their newly-revised website at www.sarnialambton.on.ca and find the answers to the following questions:
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Lambton County Closes Deal at Dow Modeland Site
Lambton County is moving forward in its partnership with The University of Western Ontario Research & Development Park after finalizing several formalities today.
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Lambton County, Sarnia and Western Announce New Initiative
The County of Lambton, the City of Sarnia and The University of Western Ontario announced a major research and economic development initiative for the Southwestern Ontario region at a media conference today.
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Suncor Energy and Shell Canada reach agreement to reduce sulphur in diesel fuel
Suncor Energy Products Inc. and Shell Canada Products today announced they have signed an agreement under which Suncor's Sarnia refinery will process Shell's Sarnia refinery high-sulphur diesel into ultra low sulphur diesel.
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New call centre to open - Bayside Mall location for 500 new jobs
Downtown's Bayside Mall has signed a seven-year lease with Star Tek of Denver, Colorado to house a new 40,000-square-foot inbound call centre and 500 workers.
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CanWeb Completes Acquisition of Chronicle Technologies Inc.
CanWeb, today announced its acquisition of the assets of Chronicle Technologies Inc. (Chrontech), a privately held company located in London. Chrontech developed a leading edge suite of knowledge management products for the manufacturing, process control,health care and education industries.
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Dow Facility in Sarnia Selected to Manufacture Market Development Quantities of New Product
Dow Chemical Canada Inc. announced today it will soon begin manufacturing market development quantities of polyethylene (PE) wax at its Product Development Plant, located in Sarnia, Ontario. These new materials, which will be made via INSITE* Technology, a Dow proprietary single-site catalyst and solution process technology, are the latest development products to be trialed at the facility.
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Weir number one! April 13, 2003 Mike Weir captivated golf fans everywhere with his skillful Masters victory this spring.
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TransAlta commissions Ontario electricity generation plant
TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA; NYSE:TAC) today officially began commercial operation of its new 440-megawatt (MW) gas-fired facility at its Sarnia Regional Cogeneration Plant located in Sarnia, Ontario. The new facility is integrated with 135 MW from thefacilities TransAlta acquired last year.
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Local Businesses And Organizations Recognized For Their Commitment To Economic Development In Lambton County
Financial Contributions from Lambton County businesses and organizations have enabled the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership to strengthen and diversify the local economy. Over the last five years, these efforts have resulted in new industry bringing more than 2,400 new jobs in Lambton County - adding a combined payroll over $79.5 Million.
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Marriott International announces plans to open new reservation centre in Sarnia, Ontario
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE-MAR) announced today its plans to open a Worldwide Reservation Centre in Sarnia, Ontario.
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A stronger, more effective partnership between government, industry,local businesses and educators will allow Sarnia-Lambton to continue to be successful in growing the local economy
That was the message to about 100 business and community leaders when a new name and logo for economic development was unveiled this morning.
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Cogeneration facility to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions
Imperial Oil today confirmed plans to construct a 90-megawatt cogeneration facility at its Sarnia refining and petrochemical complex. The new unit, to cost about $120-million, will use natural-gas-fired turbines to simultaneously produce electricity and ssteam, using approximately 50 percent less energy than conventional methods.
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Government of Ontario invests in Lambton County economic renewal
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – The Government of Ontario is investing $324,900 in a support system that will help Lambton County's rural businesses identify and act on growth opportunities, Associate Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Brian Coburn announced today.
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Century Truss to build manufacturing facility in St.Clair Township
Century Truss Company, of Brighton, Michigan, announced today it will build a $12 million, 68,000 square foot manufacturing facility on Polymoore Drive in the St.Clair Industrial Park. Primary products from the new plant will include pre-engineered wood roof and floor trusses, light gauge steel trusses, and engineered "I" joist packages.
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RMH Teleservices Inc. announces major Sarnia expansion
RMH Teleservices, Inc. today announced it will be expanding its Sarnia location by 400 positions in response to its continuing success in attracting new clients.
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Dow receives R&D award for Index Interpolymers; product development plant located in Sarnia, Ontario
In recognition of the development of ethylene styrene interpolymers, soon to be known commercially as INDEX* Interpolymers, Dow was named as a winner of R&D Magazine's 38 th annual R&D 100 Awards.
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Basell Canada Inc. joins Sarnia-Lambton industrial community
Effective October 1, 2000, the former Montell facility at 339 Lasalle Line in St. Clair Township is now part of Basell Canada Inc.
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Transalta to build Canada's largest Cogeneration Plant in Sarnia
TransAlta announced today it has signed an agreement to invest $400-million in a 650-megawatt (MW) power project in Sarnia, Ontario.
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200 more jobs for Call Centre
Sarnia's new telemarketing centre will create more jobs than had originally been anticipated.
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RMH Teleservices Inc. selects Sarnia for a 250-seat call center
RMH Teleservices announced today that it has selected Sarnia as the site for a new 250 seat call center which will provide over 500 full-time equivalent jobs to the area.
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1999 News Archive:


Advanced Finishing Technologies
Mr. and Mrs. Max Wiener, of Advanced Finishing Technologies Inc., are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their new manufacturing facility in the Moore Industrial Park.
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Waterville TG grows again
Another 100 jobs will come to the area after auto parts manufacturer Waterville TG Inc., a manufacturer of automotive weather sealing systems, announced an expansion Wednesday of a plant still under construction.
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Sarnia least expensive location for business
New KPMG Study shows Sarnia's competitiveness
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Bell Canada expands Operator Services
Bell Canada announced today that Sarnia-Lambton has been elected as an Ontario location for a new operator services company Bell is establishing.
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1998 News Archive:


New manufacturing facility for Moore Township
Woodbridge Foam Corporation of Mississauga, Ontario, plans to construct a 76,000 square foot automotive parts manufacturing facility in the Moore Township Industrial Park.
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CGTX announces plans to build Rail Car Repair Facility
Graham Cooper, Vice President of Operations for Montreal-based CGTX Inc., today announced plans to build a rail car service center in Moore Township.
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