Sarnia’s economic strategy lauded by premier magazine

Sarnia has once again been recognized by fDi Magazine. The magazine’s North American Cities of the Future 2009 / 2010 rankings award the City of Sarnia a berth in the “Micro cities – top five best FDI (foreign direct investment) strategy category. The category examines the resources and key initiatives being implemented by the community … Read More

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New 83,000 s.f. Canadian Tire store opens

CHOK Radio www.chok.com It was a festive atmosphere at Lambton Mall complete with fireworks last evening as local dignataries celebrated the relocation of retailer, Canadian Tire. Located at the former Wal-Mart, the new Canadian Tire now has 83-thousand square feet of retail space — 60 per cent more space than at its old site…. 40 … Read More

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Shell released optioned land

CHOK Radio  www.chok.com April 08, 2009 – Shell Canada will not maintain thousands of hectares of land in St.Clair Township. The lands had been secured for Shell’s multi-billion dollar refinery project which was cancelled last summer. Individual property owners are now being contacted and told that Shell will not renew options on property up for … Read More

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Roundtable: PM, local leaders talk economy

First time discussions have taken place By Neil Bowen, The Observer March 21, 2009 – Sarnia-Lambton leaders traded economic pointers with Prime Minister Stephen Harper during an unusual meeting in Point Edward on Friday. The so-called “roundtable” was the first ever in which local leaders were actually consulted by a sitting PM, said George Mallay, … Read More

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Biofuel innovation honoured

By Tara Hagan, The Observer 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. Matthew Klaas, Sarah Rohani, and Federico Berruti took home top honours at the Capstone 2009 Design Project Competition, which drew dozens … Read More

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Gov’t creates new fund to support green tech co.s & jobs

Investing in emerging technologies March 18, 2009 – Ontario is creating a new fund to drive start-up investment in green technology companies and other high-tech businesses. The move is a response to the challenges emerging technology companies are experiencing in raising venture capital due to tightening credit markets. The long-term goal of the fund is … Read More

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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 property’s neighbour, TransAlta. TransAlta takes immediate ownership of the 105-hectare (260-acre) Vidal Street property, including some services and utilities, as well as several structures. As outlined in the June 2008 memorandum of understanding between the two parties, the sale does … Read More

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Abu Dhabi’s IPIC to Buy Nova, Entering U.S., Canada

Abu Dhabi’s IPIC to Buy Nova, Entering U.S., Canada� � By Jack Kaskey and Eduard Gismatullin, www.bloomberg.com, Bloomberg Press �� Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — International Petroleum Investment Co. agreed to buy Nova Chemicals Corp., Canada’s largest chemical maker, for $499 million, gaining its first assets based outside Europe and Asia. � IPIC, the Abu Dhabi … Read More

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Invenergy power plant almost ready

By Paul Morden, The Observer February 13, 2009 The second of two natural gas-fired power plants built in St. Clair Township is expected to be up and running by mid- March.   Susan Bennison, a spokesperson for Chicago-based Invenergy Development Company, said construction of the plant on Petrolia Line is entering its final stages. “We’re … Read More

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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 today’s federal budget. The Alliance represents business, industry, universities and colleges, municipalities and government organizations in Southwest Ontario � “Today’s budget is good news for Southwest Ontario. It is good news for our communities, for our citizens and … Read More

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