Grassroots poverty reduction program thriving

Lambton Circles Program

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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Accessible Technology Integrated into the 2018 Dream Home

Dream Home 2017

Melanie Irwin, Blackburn News – Sarnia | August 8, 2017 The Bluewater Health Foundation’s 2018 dream home will offer a fully accessible main floor, allowing easier access for visitors of all ages and mobility. The announcement was made Tuesday morning at the site of the home in Camlachie at 3866 Arie Crt. Foundation Executive Director Kathy Alexander says it’s…

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SWIFT Bidders Named

fibre optic

Tyler Kula, The Sarnia Observer | July 16, 2017 A Bluewater Power subsidiary is one of the 20 internet service providers eligible to submit proposals for building ultra-high-speed internet in Ontario’s southwest. Bluewater Regional Networks Inc., which is currently building up the high-speed fibre network in Sarnia and Point Edward, was named in the award notices by SouthWestern Integrated…

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Utility Powers Up New Website

Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer | June 8, 2017 A new website, outage management system and automated phone service are expected to help Bluewater Power keep customers informed when the lights go out. The utility delivering electricity to more than 35,000 households in Sarnia, Point Edward, Petrolia, Alvinston, Warwick and Oil Springs launched a new website this week that…

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Lambton College Applied Research Centre Benefits the College, Industry and Sarnia-Lambton Community

 Neil Bowen, Sarnia Observer | May 19, 2017 In 2004 Lambton College’s fledgling applied research department was little known but today a reputation has been built by helping companies deliver new products. “If a company has an idea, this is the place to bring it to fruition,” said Matt Vriesen, who is working on a research project at the college….

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Research Park Hosts Capstone Competition

Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – Sarnia | March 24, 2017 There are 74 fourth year Chemical and Biochemical Engineering students from Western University competing in the 12th annual Capstone Engineering Design Competition in Sarnia Friday. Dr. Katherine Albio, director at Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park Commercialization Centre, says they’ll be judged by a panel made up of local community and…

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Creative tools spreading to other libraries

mobile makerspace launch

Troy Shantz, The Sarnia Journal | January 17, 2017 The library’s Makerspace is hitting the road, taking 3D printers, dye cutters and other specialized equipment to locations across Sarnia-Lambton. Starting this week, 13 pieces of unique prototyping equipment will travel to 19 stops, including Point Edward, Mooretown, the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Bright’s Grove. Library staff will be on…

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County Launches New Long-Term Care Website

Lee Michaels, Blackburn News – Sarnia | November 26, 2015 Lambton County’s Long-Term Care Division has launched a new website to improve communications with residents, family members, staff and volunteers while at the same time integrating fundraising and sponsorship opportunities. “We had questions from people attending our Adult Day Programs, as well as family members of residents about how…

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