Sarnia Air Monitoring Website Launches

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The Clean Air Sarnia and Area website is now live, giving the public transparent and timely public access to government and industry air monitoring data. At a glance, visitors of cleanairsarniaandarea.com can view contaminant levels from seven air monitoring stations in the Sarnia area. Air quality information will be refreshed every hour and users will be able to clearly…

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Village Considering Public WiFi

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Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer | February 9, 2018 New fibre optic internet service is set to be installed in Point Edward’s commercial area later this year. The village is contributing $150,000 in an agreement with Bluewater Regional Network to install fibre optic internet service to its municipal building and commercial area. “The agreement we have entered into allows…

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Public Wi-Fi Coming To Point Edward

Josh Boyce, Blackburn News | February 7, 2018 Fibre-optic internet access and public Wi-Fi is coming to the Village of Pt. Edward. They’ve partnered with Bluewater Regional Networks to install services in the area. Village CAO Jim Burns says it guarantees coverage of a large area for the next ten years. “It will be basically going up Front St.,…

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Creative Space Gets a Boost

Tyler Kula, The Sarnia Observer | February 8, 2018 Wednesdays a group of students at Alexander Mackenzie High School have been spending lunches learning about coding and robotics in the library. Thanks to a $5,700 cash injection Thursday, the Sarnia school’s Idea Lab makerspace is poised to up what it offers. Alexander Mackenzie is one of nine winning schools…

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Schools Embracing Digital World

Melissa Schilz, Postmedia News | February 7, 2018 Brigden Public School officially launched their newly named Learning Commons with Makerspace in conjunction with their community library last Thursday. The space long known as the library has evolved to include new technological resources, including tablets and a 3D printer owned by the library. Learning Commons Coach Melissa Holmes said they…

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Lambton Library Patrons Embracing Technology

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Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer | January 15, 2018 Makerspace, one way the Lambton County Library is embracing changing technology, has been a hit. Launched in June 2016 with funding from the provincial government, Makerspace has a permanent location at the Sarnia Public Library with a 3D printer, laser cutter, book binder, button makers, sewing machine and other machines…

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Not just talk anymore, Sarnia’s bio-industry is for real

Cathy Dobson, Sarnia Journal | January 8, 2018 Sarnia has one of the fastest growing bio-based economies in Canada, an unprecedented number of green economy announcements in 2017 have confirmed. “Things ramped up considerably after construction of BioAmber’s ($141-million plant) in 2015,” says Matthew Slotwinski, business development consultant at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP). “This has been the biggest…

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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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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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New tech start-up making training courses interesting

Cathy Dobson, The Sarnia Journal | November 29, 2017 A new start-up at the UWO Research Park is out to show small and medium-sized businesses they can afford to use online e-learning to train and inform employees. Edu-Solutions develops and designs innovative online courses that are nothing like the dull, web-based training programs or tutorials of years gone by,…

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