COVID Alert Available for Download Beginning Today

Privacy-First, Made-in-Ontario App Notifies Users of Potential Exposure to COVID-19 TORONTO — As Ontarians continue to do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario government is encouraging everyone to download the new COVID Alert app on their smart phone from the Apple and Google Play app stores. This app, which is available beginning … Read More

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Young Entrepreneurs Selected for 2020 Summer Company Program

SARNIA, ON: The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is pleased to announce four young entrepreneurs who will be taking part in the 2020 Summer Company Program. Operating for the 21st year in Sarnia-Lambton, the joint initiative between the Economic Partnership and the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade has provided four local students with a … Read More

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Ontario Investing $1.5M in Sarnia-Lambton Oversized Load Corridor

SARNIA —On Tuesday, Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey was pleased to announce that the Ontario government is investing $1.5M in Sarnia-Lambton’s Oversized Load Corridor project. The investment was made by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade as part of the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund – Community Economic Development Grant. “I am extremely pleased … Read More

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Kniaziew Optometry moves into Sarnia – Lambton with Petrolia location

Kniaziew Optometry continues its strong growth – expanding into Sarnia-Lambton with a new location in Petrolia. Their newest office will be at 413 Wingfield Street, right across from historic Victoria Hall. This is the first of 3 planned locations over the next 12 months in Sarnia-Lambton. The Kniaziew Optometry team will be taking over the … Read More

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Lambton County’s population grew in 2019

Lambton County’s population grew by just over 1,000 in 2019, according to estimates by Statistics Canada. The total estimated population for the 11 municipalities that make up the county – and the three First Nations within its borders – was 132,243 in 2019, compared to 131,236 in 2018, according to a report prepared by Lambton’s … Read More

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New chairperson for Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

There’s a new chairperson at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP.) Business owner Katherine Walker took on leadership of the partnership’s board this week at its annual meeting, stepping in for retiring chairperson Alex Palimaka, a senior executive at Bluewater Power. Palimaka served for 13 years on the board of the Lambton County-funded economic development agency … Read More

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Seamstress, 80, thrilled to be working again at retooled costume company

Pauline Scouler says she was enormously relieved when Point Edward-based Creative Education Inc. was deemed an essential service and she was called back to work. “I’m not one to sit around,” said Scouler, 80, the longest-employed seamstress at the company’s production plant. For more than two decades Scouler has stood on her feet for 10 … Read More

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Company dedicated to in-home seniors care opens in Sarnia

A company that delivers in-home care to seniors has opened its latest franchise in Sarnia. Home Instead Senior Care owner Victoria Chalmers said their facility at 327 Wellington St. opened on June 1. She said they’ve been servicing area clients since their London office opened 10 years ago. “Opening up a new business in the climate of COVID is not ideal, … Read More

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New job-finding site launched to help local residents find work

A new “one-stop” job-posting site is now available to help people find work in Sarnia-Lambton. The ‘Work In Sarnia Lambton’ (WISL) tool kit was launched June 1 by the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board and currently has about 700 individual job postings, says the SLWDB’s Mikelle Bryson-Campbell. The site at https://www.slwdb.org/was in the works prior to … Read More

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“Feed Your Future” virtual Career Fair

AgCareers.com and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture are putting on a “Feed Your Future” virtual Career Fair for employers and job seekers alike on June 18! Registration details here: –https://bit.ly/37mRT9a https://bit.ly/3dLqlg4

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