Oversized Load Corridor work could begin as early as next month

Tyler Kula – The Sarnia Observer, July 24, 2019 Apart from a few lifted hydro wires and some others being buried around Plank Road and Highway 40,  Sarnians haven’t seen much work yet on the long-anticipated oversized load corridor. That’s expected to change as early as next month, said Lyle Johnson, who’s managing the $12-million … Read More

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New sub shop setting up in Sarnia

Josh Boyce – Blackburn News Sarnia, July 25, 2019 New life is being brought to the former RBC bank branch at London Road and Finch Drive in Sarnia. Firehouse Subs is investing up to $450,000 to transform the property. Area Representative/Franchisee Alex Gerzon said they typically hire 30 to 35 employees per restaurant. “We have … Read More

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BioLine Corporation receives provincial award

The Sarnia Observer – July 10, 2019 A Brooke-Alvinston company making fulvic acid for soil out of spent mushroom compost, instead of traditional soft coal sources, has received an Excellence in Agriculture honourable mention award from the provincial government. Monte McNaughton, minister of labour and MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, presented the award on behalf of Agriculture … Read More

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Petrolia commercial district receiving upgrades

Josh Boyce – Blackburn News Sarnia, July 22, 2019 Petrolia’s heritage buildings are being preserved to maintain the town’s unique look. Facade improvements are planned this year at Circle Studios, and the Masonic Temple Vaughn Block on Petrolia Line, and at the Black Gold Brewery on Fletcher Street. Petrolia’s Heritage Advisory Committee is providing a … Read More

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Local company purchasing land at Sarnia Business and Research Park

Cathy Dobson – The Sarnia Journal, July 15, 2019 An international toy company based in Point Edward is purchasing five acres (two hectares) of land in the Sarnia Business and Research Park along Modeland Road. City council approved the land sale for $50,000 per acre to Creative Education of Canada on July 8. The company … Read More

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Enbridge announces multimillion dollar project

Melanie Irwin – Blackburn News Sarnia, July 11, 2019 Enbridge Gas has revealed multi-million dollar investment plans for Lambton County. Local operations manager Darryl Arnold said they’re planning to add an industrial pipeline and prepare for future expansion at the Corunna compressor station. “The 2021 Sarnia Industrial Pipeline Reinforcement Project will be a significant investment … Read More

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New high rise condo proposed for downtown Sarnia

Melanie Irwin – Blackburn News Sarnia, July 11, 2019 Word is spreading fast about a new high-rise on the drawing board that would rival Kenwick Place as Sarnia’s tallest building. Coldwell Banker Southwest Realty Sales Representative Patrick Coutu is working with the owner of Sarnia Rent-All to develop 135 Water Street. “It’s preliminary at this … Read More

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Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park lab space at capacity

Louis Pin – The Sarnia Observer, July 9, 2019 For the first time in its 16-year history, Western University’s Sarnia-Lambton Research Park is telling startup companies to get in line. In early July, the last of eight classroom-sized lab spaces at the park –  a high-tech research incubator a stone’s throw from the Chemical Valley … Read More

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Business leaders pushing for trade zone designation

Louis Pin – The Sarnia Observer, July 7, 2019 Business leaders in one of Canada’s main points of international trade are pushing for a foreign trade zone designation that could give Sarnia a leg up on attracting businesses and trade by allowing certain tax exemptions on imported and exported goods. The trade zone would turn … Read More

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Tin Fiddler to open in time for weekend

Cathy Dobson – The Sarnia Journal, July 4, 2019 A local businessman is just days away from realizing a lifelong dream or rejuvenating an historic building for his own restaurant, bar and craft brewery. Realtor Mark Woolsey anticipates the new Tin Fiddler pub will be ready to open its doors Friday, July 5. “I’ve basically … Read More

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