Sarnia-Lambton Named Among World’s Smart21 Communities

Please follow and like us: Lambton County, ON – For the third year in a row, Sarnia-Lambton has been named among the Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) Smart21 Communities. The class of 2018 announcement was made today by the ICF in New York City. Sarnia-Lambton’s candidacy was selected from a large pool of communities world-wide. In 2017, over 400 municipalities from…

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Sarnia-Lambton Chosen to Develop Advanced Mobile Technology

Lambton College and Bluewater Power have partnered with Screaming Power, a startup company located in Toronto and Picton, Ontario that develops mobile energy monitoring, reporting and management applications. The goal at Screaming Power is to revolutionize consumer engagement by providing a mobile platform that connects directly with the energy user with open data, allows for effective and secure two-way…

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Lambton College Uses Open Data to Implement International Recruitment Strategy

Over the past ten years, Sarnia-Lambton has experienced a shortage of highly qualified personnel (HQP) and had difficulty maintaining and attracting youth to the community, therefore negatively affecting the local economy. Similarly, Lambton College’s enrollment was affected by the declining population and increased completion from large city colleges. To address these two issues, Lambton College collaborated with local economic…

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Oxidation Pilot Plant Coming To Sarnia

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Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News – Sarnia | September 27, 2017 A California-based company has announced plans to locate its oxidation pilot plant at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. Origin Materials recently purchased the asset from Eastman Chemical Company. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) says the $6-million project will include the relocation, commissioning and process validation of the pilot plant. “Locating…

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New Initiative Aiming to Build Strong Tech Industry in Sarnia

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Troy Shantz, The Sarnia Journal | October 16, 2017 A grassroots group of self-described “nerds” says the city is primed to build and sustain a tech industry. Sarnia Tech Community formed this summer with the purpose of transforming the city into a hub of technology and innovation, said member Jon Ferwerda. It came together this summer, meets twice monthly and held…

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Artwalk the Heart of City’s Downtown Core

  For over 10 years, Sarnia Artwalk has been bringing artists, environmentalists, and community members together for a weekend-long festival celebrating the diverse culture and achievements of our community. The annual event is one of the primary contributors to a revived downtown core, which is well regarded as a space of creativity, collaboration, and community. Artists, crafts people, food…

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Improving Our Lives and the World Around Us

  For more than a decade, the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park has served as the link between concept and commerce. The Park, established in 2003 as a joint venture between the County of Lambton, the City of Sarnia, and Western University, has been a key contributor to the movement of an idea or a discovery from the lab bench to…

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Link2Feed Supporting Local Food Banks

  Since 2010, Link2Feed has evolved from being a food bank database to a powerful tool for understanding hunger on the local, regional, national, and international stages. The software allows clients to understand not only who they serve, but how their services are making a difference on the people in their community. Organizations use the software to collect client…

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The Cube Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit in Sarnia-Lambton

  Since its launch in 2015, The Cube has helped more than 20 local businesses get on their feet. The program, offered by Lambton College, looks to cultivate entrepreneurial efforts in our community. Entrepreneurs are provided with a plethora of programs, including seminars, mentorships, business counselling and more, to help them achieve success in the marketplace. Lambton College has…

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Local Club Uniting Tech Enthusiasts

Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News – Sarnia | October 10, 2017 A group of community professionals and students want to transform Sarnia into a hub of technology and innovation. The Sarnia Tech Community formed this past summer and now has about 100 members. Software entrepreneur Jon Ferwerda says Sarnia-Lambton’s agricultural and industrial sectors provide incredible opportunities to build automation and…

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