Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

St. Clair Township man suing Clean Harbors for odours

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A St. Clair Township man is reportedly suing Clean Harbors for $25,000 in damages he says he has suffered related to odours emanating from the hazardous waste processing facility. As reported in the Observer newspaper Wednesday, the suit was filed in Superior Court in Sarnia by Bill Stenton, who told reporter Cathy Dobson he wants [...]

Sarnia Police Service is giving back to the community in dollars

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Sarnia will be getting an unexpected gift from an unusual source this year. The Sarnia Police Service is giving back a $280,000 budget surplus to city coffers because the department ended 2011 with some extra money mainly due to changes in staffing. Five police officers retired or resigned last year which let the department hire [...]

Local painting company has tasted success, owner says Sarnia is one of best places to live, work and play

Ted Bleackley owner of New Beginnings Painting in Sarnia

This year, if you're planning on renovations in your home or garage, whether it's painting, dry walling, or simply updating a room, New Beginnings Painting could be the company to call. Ted Bleackley, 46, started his burgeoning residential painting company with a few hundred dollars in savings, some essential tools of the trade, critical support [...]

Today marks 25 years since the grand opening of Sarnia Police Headquarters

Sarnia Police Headquarters celebrates its 25th Anniversary on Mar. 26

Today (Monday, March 26) marks the 25th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of the Sarnia Police Headquarters at 555 North Christina Street. A quarter century ago, then Lieutenant Governor Lincoln M. Alexander snipped a ceremonial ribbon, flanked by Sarnia Mayor Marceil Saddy, MP Ken James, MPP Andy Brandt. Police Services Board chair Ken Burchill and [...]

Lambton County to appeal decision to close Hiawatha Slots, will take matter directly to Dalton McGuinty

Hiawatha Horse Park and Slots lays off 140 part-time employees effective April 30, 2012

Lambton County Council announced this week that it will appeal the provincial gaming agency's recent decision to close Hiawatha Slots. The resolution to formally protest the OLG decision was reached during county council's budget meeting where it was agreed that they would appeal the decision directly to Premier Dalton McGuinty. A call to the premier’s [...]

Stephanie Purdy to receive ‘Gold’ at awards dinner

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It’s the Oscars of the Ontario Food World and Lambton County is firmly at centre stage thanks to Stephanie Purdy, VP of Purdy Fisheries – her family owned and operated fishery that’s been in business since 1900. Purdy is helping guide the business into the next generation and consumers, chefs, The Food Network and now [...]

Lambton College ‘Creations’ giving students valuable experience Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Creations Fine Dining, the first year Hospitality and Tourism Management and Culinary Management student-run restaurant, is open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout this semester.   Located within The Lambton INN, Creations provides an opportunity to experience the professional service and culinary magic created by students as they apply their learning in a [...]

Dragons’ Den to hold open auditions in Sarnia on March 30, looking for the next big thing for the hit CBC Television series

Dragons' Den on CBC Television to hold open auditions in Sarnia on Friday, March 30, 2012

CBC's Dragons' Den will be holding open auditions in Sarnia on Friday, Mar. 30 looking for the next big thing for the hit television series. Entrepreneurs from across the country are getting yet another chance to enter the Dragons' Den in a high-stakes bid to score some high-powered financial backing for their respective business ventures. [...]

Job losses as OLG closes slots at racetracks, game is over for Hiawatha Slots on April 30

Hiawatha Horse Park and Slots lays off 140 part-time employees effective April 30, 2012

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is closing slot machine facilities at Fort Erie, Windsor and Sarnia racetracks, putting 560 people out of work between those three communities. The province’s gaming agency announced the move this week, calling it necessary in a restructuring bid to make the agency more profitable, saying the move will save [...]

‘I can do this’ attitude gives Lambton College grad the boost she needed

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  Four little words started Amanda da Silva down her path as an entrepreneurial trailblazer. “I can do this.” The 25-year-old, second-year Business Administration - Marketing student at Lambton College has accomplished something no other student in the institution’s history has — named provincial Entrepreneur of the Year from ACE Canada — for her startup of [...]