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

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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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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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Trailblazing Lambton College program rides rise in gaming

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Colin Gowdy, Blackburn News Sarnia | December 28, 2018 A popular new esports program at Lambton College is preparing students to enter the growing world of video games. The Esports Entrepreneurship & Administration program debuted this past fall and is the first of its kind in Canada. Program Coordinator Matthew Hutchinson said more opportunities to land a job in…

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Lambton EMS and Local Fire Departments Piloting New Fire-Rehab Partnership

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The County of Lambton’s Emergency Medical Services Department (Lambton EMS) and local fire services are trialing a new Firefighter Rehab Program. The partnership, currently in the pilot stage, sees Lambton EMS paramedics provide a dedicated, on-scene rehab area at working fires.  Rehab areas have become mandatory for local fire services under updated provincial requirements. To date, the partnership has…

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Rural internet plan SWIFT gets online upgrade

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Louis Pin, The Sarnia Observer | December 14, 2018 People will be able to track rural internet speeds through a new interactive map via the rural SouthWest Integrated Fibre Technology — SWIFT — initiative. Announced this week, the map highlights areas with reliable high speed internet across Southwestern Ontario, down to Windsor, east to Niagara Falls, up to Tobermory and past Orillia, near Barrie….

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Lambton College Claims #1 Spot Among Canada’s Research Colleges

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Lambton College | November 1, 2018 Lambton College has secured its position as the national leader in applied research. According to Research Infosource Inc., which released its annual list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges earlier today, Lambton College is now ranked as the #1 research college in Canada based on research income. The national findings are based on…

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Libro Supports Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Strategic Planning

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The 2018 Libro Prosperity Fund has announced $10,000 in funding to support strategic planning efforts of the Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Steering Committee. The announcement was made by Libro at The Hub at St. Luke’s United Church in Sarnia Thursday evening. Funds will also support public consultation and education and consensus building locally. The Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Steering Committee’s focus is to…

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