Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Strategic Plan Adopted

Blue Water Bridge at Night Photo credit to Dave Barcroft & Tourism Sarnia-Lambton

Lambton County Council adopted the Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Strategic Plan at their meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The Strategic Plan will provide guidance in adopting the pillars of an intelligent community into planning processes and enhance the continued transformation of Sarnia-Lambton into a leading intelligent community, well positioned to prosper in the rapidly changing global economy. The Strategic Plan…

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College offering unique program for entrepreneurial tradespeople

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Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News Sarnia | February 24, 2019 Lambton College has launched a new online course to provide management training to tradespeople. Associate Dean of Technology and Trades Kevin Ryan says it will help people looking to run their own business. “This program will help them with the management of their business and also any kind of business marketing and budgeting processes that they…

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County testing boost to road notice reach

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Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer | February 22, 2019 Lambton County is taking a way to improve the way it lets drivers know about road closings and detours out for a test drive. It has begun a one-year pilot subscription with an online Municipal 511 service to share information about construction, road restrictions, detours and emergencies on the 650 km of roads the county owns. “The…

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Sarnia-Lambton gets first-ever Top7 nod

Louis Pin, The Sarnia Observer | February 12, 2019 After four straight years as one of the Intelligent Community Forum’s Top21 communities, Sarnia-Lambton was named a Top7 Intelligent Community for the first time Monday. It’s the crowning achievement — so far — for the Sarnia Lambton Intelligent Community team, which for years has worked to win international recognition for local achievement and innovation. Since 2016 Sarnia has…

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Sarnia-Lambton Named Among World’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities


For the first time ever, Sarnia-Lambton has been named among the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities. The designation was announced by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) at Université Laval in Quebec City, Quebec this evening. Sarnia-Lambton’s candidacy was reviewed by an international academic team of analysts and was evaluated for its best practices in broadband deployment and use, workforce development,…

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Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Taskforce to Host Strategic Planning Workshops

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The Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Taskforce is looking for the public’s help in building an Intelligent Community Strategic Plan. Three stakeholder consultation sessions are being planned for early February 2019. The sessions are supported by a $10,000 grant generously provided by the Libro Prosperity Fund and will be held: Tuesday, February 5, 2019: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian…

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Lambton library adds ‘fast lane’ app to collection

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Louis Pin, The Sarnia Observer | January 23, 2019 The Lambton County Library has added another app to its growing collection of digital material, giving rural residents a so-called “fast lane” option when browsing online. The new app, called CloudLibrary, is the latest micro-shift for the Lambton County Library which has widened its mandate to include more community programming and a selection of digital materials. While…

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College hopes grant will boost IT research

Louis Pin, The Sarnia Observer | January 12, 2019 Lambton College wants a piece of the digital research pie. Last week, the school announced their new Information Technology & Communication Research Centre on the heels of a $2 million grant from the national science and engineering granting agency NSERC. The grant, spread over five years, will be put toward applied IT…

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Sarnia about to begin experiment in free downtown WiFi

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Troy Shantz, The Sarnia Journal | January 3, 2019 Sarnia has its first downtown WiFi partner and the public should be able to access it in days. Municipal staff will install an outdoor-mounted wireless router at the Plexus Sarnia Inkspot store at 234 Front St. N. in early January, said Mark Dillon, the city’s corporate manager of information technology….

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