Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

Economic Partnership gets nearly $250k in provincial funding to examine potential for new businesses

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The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has received $248,450 in funding from Employment Ontario that will be used to examine the potential for job creation, skills training, and local economic and community development. The project will look specifically at Social Enterprise as a development model for new and different businesses. The funding will be provided through a Labour […]

SLEP has video positioning area as energy cluster

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The Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership has produced a video—posted to YouTube—that it hopes will help position the area as an energy cluster. “Sarnia Lambton Ontario Canada is THE place for energy,” says the announcer in the first few seconds of the video, which can be seen here: Several local companies are credited with playing a […]

‘Fly a kite’ initiative aims to bring awareness to issue of suicide

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Sharon Berry-Ross and her colleagues at the Sarnia Lambton Suicide Prevention Committee are determined to do what they can to raise awareness and education while promoting suicide prevention initiatives. In an effort to do just that, they’re hosting an evening to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. Organizers are encouraging those who […]

Afton Park Place residents enjoy their ‘Around the World’ food adventure

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By LISA BAILEY A little taste of Canada awaited Afton Park Place residents in July as the home continued its Around the World program. Canada was a natural choice for the month of July since the country celebrates its birthday every July 1. “We were thinking of something for Canadian food and we came up with […]

Chris Hadfield will be back in Sarnia for book signing this fall

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The Book Keeper, the Sarnia bookstore based in Northgate Plaza West, has confirmed that Sarnia’s favourite astronaut, Chris Hadfield, will be in town Nov. 1 for a signing session of his memoir—”An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.” While a location has yet to be confirmed, the expected crowds mean the Northgate Plaza West location […]

Sarnia Police would like to reunite stolen bike with its owner

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Last Saturday (August 16), Sarnia Police arrested a man who they say was riding a bicycle that turned out to be stolen. Police would like to find the owner of the bicycle, a female’s green and white Trek 3700 mountain bike (as pictured). The man who was arrested is alleged to have breached his probation […]

Thinking about helping your kids buy a home? Read this first

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By JULIE JENKINS It’s an exciting time for young couples. They are starting their lives together and are ready to buy a house. Parents are often involved in the process by helping with a down payment either as a gift or as a loan. But, just because you are financially able to help does that […]

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

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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; […]

ARTZscape by the Bay deemed a success by organizers

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ARTZscape by the Bay, last weekend’s juried art show and sale, was a success, say its organizers and Pathways Health Centre for Children, the charity that benefits from donations to the free event. This year held at Centennial Park, ARTZscape drew large crowds, thanks to generally good weather (only a bit of rain on Sunday). […]

Bluewater Power employees ‘Pay it Forward’ for the Inn of the Good Shepherd

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A “Pay it Forward” initiative by employees of Bluewater Power resulted in more than 2,500 items–food, back-to-school supplies and personal hygiene products–delivered to the Inn of the Good Shepherd recently. The Inn of the Good Shepherd receives community donations year round but the volume during the summer months falls off, says Adelle Richards, operations manager. […]