Posts Tagged ‘funding’

Local group takes major step forward in commercialization process for biomass feedstock

corn stalk

It’s still early days when it comes to the development of a commercial plant capable of turning non-food biomass such as corn stalks and wheat straw into sugars for future processing into┬áchemicals but Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has taken a big step in that direction with a funding announcement this week. BIC’s executive director, Dr. […]

Federal government gives Lambton College just over $500k in grants for several high-tech projects

lambton college bike

The Government of Canada, through Industry Canada’s College and Community Innovation Program, is providing four research projects at Lambton College with a total of $505,000. The projects and funding include: $150,000 for a project involving the development, characterization and optimization of nano-engineered materials for green energy conversion and storage; $150,000 for a water analysis laboratory; […]

Queen Elizabeth elementary school in Petrolia to get new gymnasium and classrooms

Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Petrolia

The province announced today that it has approved $6.2 million in funding for a major addition project at Queen Elizabeth elementary public school in Petrolia. The school is set to get a new gymnasium and the old gym floor space will be transformed into classrooms, eliminating the need for portables. There are currently 375 students […]

County has funding for first-time home buyers


A limited amount of funding is once again available for the County of Lambton Housing Services Department's Homeownership Program, which provides up to 10% in downpayment assistance for a first time homebuyer. Offered as a result of a partnership amongst the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario and the County of Lambton, qualifying […]

United Way campaign turns red hot!


By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The campaign is starting to pick up some steam again after a week of slow growth, and recent campaigns are telling a positive story. WorleyParsons called on Friday and United Way office is still in disbelief! The rumour was right; WorleyParsons ended up over goal and […]

United Way of Sarnia-Lambton increases funding to North Lambton

The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton has committed to increase funding of direct services to the residents of North Lambton to a total of $30,000 per year for four years beginning April 1, 2012 to meet the increasing needs of the North Lambton area.  This decision, however, eliminates the current funding of $21,765 to the North […]

Bluewater Health gets cash from local LHIN for infrastructure upgrades

The Erie St. Clair LHIN is investing just under $616,000 in Bluewater Health for infrastructure upgrades to its sites in Sarnia and Petrolia. The local portion is part of a $2 million allocation for hospitals in Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex.   A news release says hospitals can use the funds for structural upgrades, as well […]

Literacy in Sarnia-Lambton gets a boost from the province

  Local groups will receive a total of nearly $1 million from the Ontario government for literacy and basic skills upgrading and training, all part of a $44 million program over the next three years. Lambton College gets nearly half of the local allotment at $445,655, while the rest is split between the Lambton Kent […]

County Council meeting highlights include funding requests, move to begin crafting new strategic plan

Lambton County Council met on time after all, despite threats of the winter weather postponing its regular meeting. Highlights from the session include a presentation from George Mallay, general manager of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, which is seeking $1 million in funding for 2011. Dena Kent, who chairs the board of Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, also appeared […]