Posts Tagged ‘Sarnia-Lambton’

Bailey reintroduces food bank bill at Queen’s Park

  Bob Bailey, MPP for Sarnia-Lambton, re-introduced his private member’s bill dubbed “A Bill to Fight Hunger with Local Food” to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on June 7, 2012. Entitled the ‘Taxation Amendment Act (Food Bank Donation Tax Credit for Farmers), 2012’, if passed, it will provide a significant tax credit to farmers who donate their [...]

Additional call centre may be on the horizon for Sarnia area

  Sarnia-Lambton General Manager George Mallay confirmed Thursday (June 7)  that a Canadian company has narrowed its search for a new contact centre location to the city of Sarnia and one other Canadian community. The as-yet-unnamed firm will be holding a job fair in the near future to gauge Sarnia-Lambton's interest. Interviews and resumes gathered at the [...]

YMCA officially opens Leadership Challenge Centre

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Dignitaries gathered Friday morning for the official opening of the YMCA of Sarnia-Lambton's Leadership Challenge Centre, located within a newly renovated Learning and Career Centre at the former George Perry School on Oakdale Ave. in Sarnia. Among those who offered greetings and commentary on the new facility were YMCA CEO Jim Janzen, who thanked those [...]

Ronald McDonald makes appearance at new Pathways facility

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It was "way back" in January 2011 that McDonald's Children's Charities donated $30,000 to Pathways Health Centre for Children for the construction of a "snoezelen" room, a controlled multi-sensory stimulation environment that uses lighting effects, colour, sound, music and scents. Last Friday, Ronald McDonald himself was at Pathways, greeting some of the children who use the [...]

Summer Company businesses up and running for this season

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Seven enterprising Sarnia-Lambton students are preparing to open their own businesses this summer thanks to the Summer Company Program. The program provides students with a chance to create their own small businesses, become their own bosses, and develop transferable skills. By providing each student with up to $3,000, 12 hours of business training and one-on-one [...]

10 week reconstruction of Airport Rd. starts Monday

An eight to ten week road construction project starts next week which will see the closure of Airport Road in Sarnia from London Road to the Telfer Creek Diversion Bridge, south of the Hwy 402 Interchange. Motorists will be asked to use an alternate route. The County of Lambton Public Works Department will oversee the [...]

Trainer involved in accident that killed Point Edward firefighter is found innocent

The trainer who was involved in an exercise that resulted in the death of a Point Edward volunteer fighter more than two years ago has been found innocent of charges laid under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Terry Harrison of Georgetown, Ontario, was accused of failing to take reasonable precautions to protect a worker—51-year-old [...]

Making area bike friendly could be strong business decision, groups say

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Wheels are in motion to create a healthier community. According to the Lambton County Regional Trails (LCRT) and Active Transportation (LCAT) committees, active residents are healthier residents, and businesses, which are bicycle friendly, enhance the health of our community. The Bicycle Friendly Business Program provides cyclists with information on bicycle friendly businesses that support cycling [...]

Lambton College convocation set for this Saturday

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  Final details are being ironed out as organizers finalize planning for the 45th annual Lambton College convocation ceremony scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the RBC Centre in Sarnia, Ontario at 2:00 p.m. Three awards will be given at this year’s Convocation with different programs  represented: The Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal will be [...]

Continuing to work with community is focus of new Lambton College president

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The importance of building relationships and continuing to work with the entire Sarnia-Lambton community is one of the key responsibilities for new Lambton College CEO Judith Morris, who took the reins of one of the province's fastest growing educational  institutions. Having taken on her new job Jan. 1 (on the retirement of Tony Hanlon), Morris [...]