Oil change: Mayor calls for energy summit

Sarnia’s Mayor Mike Bradley wants the city to host a Community and Environmental Summit — similar to previous successful summits — to discuss the environment and future of energy as it relates to industry in Sarnia-Lambton. Partners could include Lambton County, First Nations, the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, Lambton College, Bio-industrial Innovation Canada (BIC), the … Read More

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Enbridge aims to meet increased local demand with pipeline expansion project

Enbridge Gas is announcing the completion of a pipeline expansion project to better service companies in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley. The reinforcement of a 1.2km, 20 diameter section of natural gas pipeline will help meet increased demand, specifically when it comes to NOVA Chemicals’ two growth projects. READ MORE

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Woodland Biofuels exploring alternative products for Sarnia site

As the world moves to a lower-carbon future, Woodland Biofuels is taking a second look at what it plans to make at a biochemical plant it’s planning for Sarnia. “In the last year, the pendulum has really swung our way in a big way and a myriad of exciting opportunities have opened up,” said Greg … Read More

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Massive natural gas project receives support from Lambton councillors

A proposed natural gas project in Lambton county, estimated to cost upwards of $250 million, officially has the backing of county council. Enbridge Gas received unanimous support for its Dawn Corunna Project when council agreed to endorse a letter to the company Wednesday morning. During a virtual presentation, Enbridge Director of Gas Storage and Pipeline … Read More

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Ontario will not mandate COVID-19 vaccines for hospital workers

The Ontario government says it will not be moving forward in enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for hospital workers. The province said it made its decision after speaking to hospitals and health-care partners about the potential impact a policy of that magnitude would entail and based on “real-world evidence here in Ontario and across Canada.” In … Read More

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Copper Flats Bison Co.

David Noorloos has turned his childhood fascination with bison into a booming business. “Growing up in Wyoming (Ont,) we were right around the corner from a bison farm,” David says. “Every time we would drive by that farm I would be trying to find them. It was always a highlight of the drive to see … Read More

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Ontario minimum wage increasing to $15 per hour in January, sources say

Sources say Premier Doug Ford will make the official announcement on Tuesday and the change will come into effect on Jan. 1. Sources said the minimum wage will continue to rise by the rate of inflation after the boost to $15 per hour. Minimum wage in Ontario is currently $14.35 per hour. READ MORE

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Oversized load corridor project progressing

It would have been “virtually impossible” to move a 287-tonne industrial vessel from Sarnia’s harbour to Shell’s Corunna plant in September without the work already done in a $19-million oversized load corridor project, the project’s manager says. READ MORE

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Origin Materials Construction Project 6 Months Ahead of Plan

Origin Materials, the world’s leading carbon negative materials company with a mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials, is pleased to announce that it has successfully lifted and installed all its previously fabricated key production modules for its first manufacturing plant in October 2021, six months ahead of schedule as announced in April … Read More

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