City of Sarnia ends 2019 with 554 building permits

Dave Dentinger – Blackburn News Sarnia, Jan. 13, 2020 Sarnia’s building stats ended 2019 with a bang. The permit for Tricar Group’s 15-storey, 123-unit apartment tower on the former Sarnia Gazette property was issued by city hall in December. The permit to London-based Carvest Properties Limited for 275 Front St. N., amounts to $28.5 million. … Read More

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Lambton Mall sold

Melanie Irwin – Blackburn News Sarnia, Jan. 10, 2020 Lambton Mall has been sold to a Toronto based property investment, management and leasing company. BlackburnNews.com has learned that the sale to Europro by Chicago real estate company Cushman and Wakefield was finalized on Wednesday, January 8. The purchase price was not disclosed. Europro’s Property Management … Read More

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Lambton College and Catholic School Board piloting entrepreneurship program

Colin Gowdy – Blackburn News Sarnia, Jan. 5, 2020 Enactus Lambton and the St. Clair Catholic School Board have teamed-up to inspire entrepreneurial action among local elementary students. The One Future Program is an entrepreneurial leadership development program providing hands-on knowledge for students. Through a series of workshops, students work to identify a need at … Read More

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2019 a year of significant progress for NOVA projects

Josh Boyce – Blackburn News Sarnia, Dec. 11, 2019 NOVA Chemicals says 2019 was an extremely productive year as work continues on a pair of high cost projects locally. So far, around 800 skilled trades workers have logged over 996,000 hours building a second polyethylene facility on Rokeby Line, and expanding the Corunna cracker. Once … Read More

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Indoor golf facility opens in Sarnia

Cathy Dobson – The Sarnia Journal, Dec. 9, 2019 Paul and Angela Dumont, owners of the new Sticks & Stones Indoor Golf, have brought their favourite game out of the elements. Golfing beginners and pros alike can tee up at four state-of-the-art simulators, standing on a sensor pad in front of floor-to-ceiling high-definition screens at … Read More

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Bio-industrial Park Sarnia rezoning proposal in front of City Council

Tyler Kula – The Sarnia Observer, Dec. 7, 2019 A business park tailored for biochemical startups in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley is trying to make it easier for companies to take the leap. For about a year – since after bio-based chemical producer Origin Materials set up shop in 2018 – synthetic rubber producer Arlanxeo has … Read More

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Slots returning to Hiawatha creates huge investment opportunity

Cathy Dobson – The Sarnia Journal, Nov. 19, 2019 A new Gateway Casinos Sarnia will open in late January with 150 slot machines and about 60 employees, says Rob Mitchell, spokesman for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. Gateway is a private company that will operate the new gaming facility under construction at Hiawatha Horse Park on … Read More

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Intercommunity bus service set to begin in Spring

Melanie Irwin – Blackburn News Sarnia, Nov. 15, 2019 Intercommunity bus service from Sarnia to London could finally start next spring. Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey says the service is now scheduled to begin in early 2020 — with stops in Strathroy and Mt. Brydges. Bailey said buses, with 10-24 seats, will operate five days a … Read More

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New program aims to spark innovative tourism ideas in Sarnia-Lambton

Petrolia, ON – A new program aimed at sparking and supporting innovative tourism ideas in Sarnia-Lambton was officially announced today at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia. “We are excited to be launching the “Spark” Program in Sarnia-Lambton,” said Justin Lafontaine, Program Lead, Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab. “With its diverse and unique mix of destinations, waterfront, history, … Read More

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