Sarnia-Lambton a Community of Advocacy

The Intelligent Community Forum says smart communities are marked in part by their ability to understand challenges, identify opportunities for change, and their willingness to advocate for that change. In Sarnia-Lambton, community agencies have rallied around the understanding that the average age of the local population is more than four years older than the provincial average, and the provision…

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Sarnia-Lambton researchers want to probe program’s impact on those with dementia

Carl Hnatyshyn, Postmedia Network | December 16, 2017 Since the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton launched its Mindful Music program in 2015, hundreds of seniors suffering from dementia have had their memories sparked, their depression momentarily lifted and anxieties temporarily alleviated because of the program’s music. The society is now teaming with researchers from Lambton College to measure the program’s…

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Regional Clusters Support Local Sustainability

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Sustainability is one of the criteria the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) considers when evaluating what makes an Intelligent Community.  ICF describes sustainability as an Intelligent Community’s ability to improve current living standards, while maintaining the ability of future generations to do the same, and reducing the environmental impact of that growth. For decades Sarnia-Lambton has been at the centre of…

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Digital Equality a Staple of Sarnia-Lambton

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) considers digital equality when evaluating what makes an Intelligent Community.  The organization says Intelligent Communities promote digital equality by creating policies and programs that provide offline citizens with access to computers and broadband, by providing skills training and by promoting a compelling vision of the benefits that the broadband economy can bring to their lives….

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Partnership Announced To Develop Environmentally-Friendly Nylon

Josh Boyce, Blackburn News | December 1, 2017 Sarnia-based BioAmber has partnered with Genome, and the University of Toronto to develop a more environmentally-friendly nylon. Genome Canada, along with the Ontario Government, and other partners, are investing $5.7-million into the applied research project. Nylon is currently made from petroleum, and there’s strong demand for an alternative using sugar-based chemicals…

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