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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Sarnia-Lambton: Smart21 Community of 2017

For the second straight year in 2017, Sarnia-Lambton was named one of the world’s Smart21 communities. The designation is awarded by the Intelligent Community Forum, a global network of cities and regions whose mission is to help communities use information and communications technology to create inclusive prosperity, tackle social and governance challenges, and enrich their quality of life. Sarnia-Lambton was…

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Bridging the technology, and the generation, gap

Carl Hnatyshyn, Postmedia Network | September 30, 2016 The technology gap that exists between young people and Sarnia’s seniors is about to be narrowed. And with that, perhaps a generation gap will be narrowed as well. A unique program that will see teens teaching seniors the finer points about the Internet and social media begins Oct. 11 in a…

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Free WiFi In Downtown Petrolia

Jake Jeffrey, Blackburn News – Sarnia | July 5, 2015 The town of Petrolia is now offering free Wi-Fi throughout their downtown. CAO Manny Baron says they had an agreement with the Sarnia Lambton Internet and Computer Centre, who placed towers on Petrolia’s water tower to provide high speed internet for rural residents nearby. Baron says the feedback has…

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