Sarnia-Lambton Named Among World’s Smart21 Communities

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 around the world competed for…

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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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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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Sarnia playing host to petrochemical conference

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Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer | September 26, 2017 Representatives of Canada’s petrochemical industry are set to gather in Point Edward this week for a two-day Petrochem Canada conference on the topic of Enhancing Canadian Competitiveness. Approximately 150 delegates are expected to attend the conference launched last year with an even in Edmonton, said Matthew Slotwinski, a business development consultant…

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Lambton College Hosts 4th Annual Green Energy Doors Open Event

Josh Boyce, Blackburn News | September 21, 2017 Lambton College is showcasing sustainable energy projects and initiatives during Friday’s fourth annual Green Energy Doors Open event. The free public open house is meant to provide the community with the chance to learn more about green technologies being developed or tested at the college. Executive Dean of Applied Research and Innovation…

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Grassroots poverty reduction program thriving

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Tara Jeffrey, The Sarnia Journal | August 31, 2017 A grassroots anti-poverty program that started eight years ago in Sarnia-Lambton is now spreading across the country, says Gayle Montgomery, the woman at the helm of the groundbreaking Circles initiative. “Things are fabulous,” said Montgomery, who will travel as far as Mission, B.C., this fall, to help out the program…

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Sarnia’s Bioindustrial Complex Gains National Praise

29Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – Sarnia | August 29, 2017 Biofuels Digest, which bills itself as the world’s most widely read biofuels daily, ranks Sarnia’s Bioindustrial Complex third in the top ten Bioeconomy places to watch in Canada. Biofuels Digest cites the record number of projects up and running or on the drawing board including Comet Biorefining, the Cellulosic…

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