Posts Tagged ‘Sarnia-Lambton’

‘The Elder’s Spokesman’: Taking care so we can live not only longer but better

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By PETE AARSSEN Living longer not better-so what! Hi! For thirty years, I have worked with people of all ages, predominantly baby boomers. Now that baby boomers, myself included, have long experienced the demands of the sandwich generation; taking caring of growing children and aging parents at the same time, we’re all searching for help [...]

Lunch with local federal and provincial representatives set for next Friday

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce has set the date for what it says is one of its most popular events next Friday, May 31. A lunch with Pat Davidson, Member of Parliament, and Bob Bailey, Member of Provincial Parliament, will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. The Best Western Guildwood [...]

Pipeline reversal would good for local business, says Chamber CEO

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By RORY RING President and CEO Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce More than a half century ago, Canada was in the midst of a national debate on whether to build an east-west natural gas pipeline giving consumers in central and eastern Canada access to bountiful western resources. Today, there is renewed debate around west-to-east pipeline proposals. [...]

OPINION: Windmill power no matter what—even if it means killing eagle habitat?

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OPINION: By MATT McEACHRAN I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people that like to pay a lot more for my hydro; it’s a small price to pay to save the environment. Hundreds of thousands of jobs lost due to Ontario’s high electricity prices?  No problem. An economy tanking in part because [...]

Trip to China represents ‘one more step’ in promotion of Sarnia-Lambton business opportunities


Three local-area representatives who recently participated in an Ontario Science and Technology Mission to China have returned with positive reports of the effort. They include Lambton County Warden Todd Case, Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership General Manager George Mallay, and Dr. Maike Luiken, dean of Applied Research and Innovation at Lambton College. “We had a number [...]

INDIEFEST: Independent music shines during second night of concert series, Bobnoxious delivers pièce de résistance

Bobnoxious performed at the Stubborn Mule for INDIEFEST on April 27, 2013

Photography courtesy of INDIEFEST. INDIEFEST was back over the weekend on Saturday, once again at the historic Stubborn Mule, in the independent music concert series’ second adrenaline-fueled night in as many weeks. This time around and in a bit of contrast to last week’s classic rock feel with local rockers The Riot Within and Toronto’s Blurred [...]

INDIEFEST back at Stubborn Mule this weekend, Bobnoxious to headline independent music bash

INDIEFEST returns to Stubborn Mule April 27, 2013, with Bobnoxious

After a successful inaugural outing last weekend, INDIEFEST is back in force tomorrow night at The Stubborn Mule, Apr. 27, in rare end-to-end weekend form and will be headlined by the always outrageous, in-your-face rock and roll icon Bobnoxious. Last weekend, INDIEFEST kicked off its summer concert series pentalogy with Toronto rockers Blurred Vision who [...]

Canadian Bitumen conference just a few weeks away

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The dates May 21-22, 2013 may very well be historic ones as far as Canada’s oil industry is concerned. Quite conceivably as meaningful as some of the most visibly significant projects that have been undertaken is the possibility of another stream of projects, all connected to one of the world’s largest proven reserves of hydrocarbons—the [...]

Lambton County warns about link between flooding and well water quality

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  The county's Community Health Services Department is cautioning Lambton residents with private wells that high water levels and flooding conditions could make their water supply unsafe. Elizabeth Vang, public health inspector with Community Health Services, says heavy rainfall and snow melt could contaminate the drinking water supply with harmful bacteria. "If your well has [...]

Lambton College students will be able to merge into on-site degree program through Nipissing University

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  Lambton College and Nipissing University have given the green light to the offering of a Bachelor of Commerce degree program involving both schools starting this fall. The pathway allows Lambton College students and graduates of the three-year Business Administration – Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing or General streams the option to complete their Bachelor of [...]