Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Local activists winning fight against ‘Big Asbestos,’ demand more accountability from government and industry

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The discrediting of a McGill University sanctioned study on the long-term safety of asbestos, under attack because it was paid for by a lobby group advocating for its continued safety, has two activists with local connections pleased with what they say is another step toward banning Canadian exports of the material. Sisters Leah Nielsen and [...]

Lambton College’s Lions’ Den encourages new business ideas, deadline to enter next week

Lambton College's The Lions' Den

Lambton College's entrepreneurial contest The Lions' Den, inspired by CBC’s hit TV show “Dragons’ Den”, will feature selected contestants pitching their new business ideas to a panel of “Lions” (local business and investment people) in front of a live audience hosted by local celebrities John Hollingswoth and Sue Storr at The Lambton INN for feedback [...]

LambtonShield.com among nominees for Outstanding Business Achievement awards

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LambtonShield.com is among several businesses and individuals to be nominated for an Outstanding Business Achievement award as part of the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce "Gems of our Community" program, with a gala ceremony scheduled for Friday March 30, 2012 at the Imperial Theatre. LambtonShield.com was nominated in the "Innovation" category. The complete list of Outstanding [...]

OPINION: Time to take the medicine (and you thought Harris was bad)

OPINION: By Matt McEachran Cuts will have to be deeper than the ones Mike Harris brought in, and last longer, much longer. That in a nut shell is the latest verdict of Ontario’s economy, released Wednesday by Don Drummond. Normally I’d love to say “I told you so” but this is one time I wish [...]

David Burrows talks about life, karaoke, and his new weekly YouTube show that spotlights local content

David Burrows from The Show

David Burrows has always had a long-held interest in entertainment, performing in front of others, celebrating the city where he's lived all his life, and sharing his views on all kinds of topics. It was only natural that he would one day host a successful weekly YouTube program called "The Show" that puts a big [...]

Enbridge makes $10k donation to Aamjiwnaang First Nation through ‘Safe Community’ program

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  Enbridge Pipelines Inc. is proud to support the Aamjiwnaang First Nation with a donation of $10,000 through the Enbridge Safe Community Program. The funds will help purchase emergency communications equipment to assist the Band Administration with internal notifications in the event of an emergency on the reserve. On Friday, Feb. 10 a cheque was [...]

Police warn of continuing computer scam involving ‘remote control fixes’

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  Lambton OPP are warning computer users to "hang up the phone": if they're contacted buy anyone suggesting their Windows PC needs to be "fixed" if you'll only submit to giving them remote access. Don't. "Just hang up the phone," says a Lambton OPP news release. "Do not give the caller your computer access codes [...]

Union Gas to provide emergency heating relief for low-income families

Union Gas is launching its annual Winter Warmth program, which offers emergency relief to low-income families who have difficulty paying their natural gas bills. Through the year-long Winter Warmth program, which operates in partnership with 28 United Way agencies across the province, customers can receive one-time financial assistance of up to $500 per household. Last [...]

MP Davidson says budget will have ‘no new taxes, no cuts to health or education funding’

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Sarnia-Lambton MP Pat Davidson says there will be no new taxes or cuts to health or education funding in the upcoming federal budget. Davidson gave few hints as to the contents of the Conservative government's budget document, but did hint that a federal program designed to spur research investments will continue. Asked specifically whether the [...]

Question to ponder: How important is safety?

Smart Centers shopping complex parking lot in Sarnia

The Smart Centres plaza in Sarnia on Quinn Drive, which boasts retail giants Wal-Mart, Michael's and PetSmart to name just a few, is probably the most frequented, traversed shopping centre in the city. That said, it's only reasonable to expect that when it comes to public safety, every available measure and contingency was taken during [...]