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.   Meanwhile, zoning for a … Read More

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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. “This investment will … Read More

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Student-run businesses surge

By CATHY DOBSON 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. The program has been around for years but Chantelle Simard, who co-ordinates entrepreneurship programs at the Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton, says a record-breaking 20 applications arrived … Read More

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McGuinty Gov’t. Rewards 11 Local Farms for their innovations

CELEBRATING ONTARIO’S NEW CROP OF IDEAS NEWS 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.   The Premier’s Agri-Food Innovation Excellence … Read More

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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. Joel Adams, Director of the University of Western Ontario Research & Development Park; Archie Kerr, Co-Chairperson, Bluewater Sustainability Initiative and Director of Sustainability for Lanxess; and George Mallay, General Manager of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, will be … Read More

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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. The winners are as follows: 1st Prize $1000, sponsored by Sarcor (Sarnia) Inc. ~ Blake Watson, of SCITS, took home first place with … Read More

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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 will hold two Community Consultations in Sarnia and Petrolia on September 26 and 27 to discuss the development of a new Immigration Portal. The portal will be implemented as a result of $299,998 in funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and will enhance … Read More

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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 released its new class of Canadian awards and rankings. Sarnia-Lambton is featured as one of only ten communities in the category of Top Canadian Groups, recognizing local economic development groups based on total … Read More

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Enhancements to Local Air and Rail Services Pursued

Sarnia-Lambton business people have been asked for their opinion on the state of local air and rail service. The survey, now underway, is part of an Intercity Transportation Task Force initiative to improve the area’s air and rail links. Made up of representatives from The City of Sarnia, labour, and the Chris Hadfield Airport, the … Read More

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