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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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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New Bioindustrial Innovation Centre Leading the Way of the Future in Sarnia-Lambton

The McGuinty Government is helping Sarnia-Lambton’s petrochemical industry develop environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuels by supporting a new Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, Minister of Culture Caroline Di Cocco announced today on behalf of the Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation Dalton McGuinty. “We are on the side of Ontarians who want a prosperous economy … Read More

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Zero Carbon at Bayfest

Sarnia-Lambton is once again proving it’s commitment to innovation in energy, as the deployment of a hydrogen fuel cell demonstration project by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (“SLEP”) will take centre stage at this year’s Bayfest music festival. The event, now in its sixth year, is expected to draw 80,000 visitors. As Bayfest grows bigger and … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton is Serious about Solar Power

The largest solar power station in North America will be built in Sarnia-Lambton by a California-based company called OptiSolar Inc. The 40-megawatt facility is estimated to cost $300 million to construct and will be completed by the year 2010. Stretching across 365 hectares (almost 420 Canadian football fields), the solar station will provide electricity to … Read More

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Sarnia Potential to Attract Business Ranks Third in North America

fDi magazine, produced by the renowned Financial Times group of London, yesterday released the North American Cities of the Future Location Guide 2007 which ranks cities of all sizes for the best strategies and resources in economic development. Over a hundred cities were considered according to criteria designed to assess the potential to attract business … Read More

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Shell Canada supports student initiatives at Lambton College

Lambton College and Shell Canada announced Friday a new initiative to support faculty and students in the College’s School of Technology. Shell’s Campus Ambassador Program, along with a $200,000 contribution from Shell, will provide support to Lambton College faculty and students with the aim of developing and attracting the best and brightest recruits in years … Read More

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Farm Innovation Awards Recognize Sarnia-Lambton Companies

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Von Bommel was on hand when Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced the winners of the first Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence on March 30th, 2007. Three of the thirteen regional winners were from Sarnia-Lambton, sharing a total prize of $2.5 million. The innovations were chosen for … Read More

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