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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ICF Profiles Smart 21 Canadian Cities

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Sarnia is the largest city in Lambton County, which extends from the shores of Lake Huron in the north to the Lake St. Clair in the south. Nearly 60% of the county’s population is concentrated there, with the remaining 40% distributed across 2,800 square kilometers (695 sq mi) of the rest of the county. The sparsely populated county was,…

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Lambton College Hosts 2nd Manufacturing Summit

        January 25, 2018, Lambton College and the Bluewater Technology Access Centre hosted the 2nd Manufacturing Summit, along with partners Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP), the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance (SLIA) and the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. The one-day event welcomed 71 attendees, some of which traveled from as far away as Toronto to the Lambton College Event Centre…

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Sarnia-Lambton a Community of Advocacy

The Intelligent Community Forum says smart communities are marked in part by their ability to understand challenges, identify opportunities for change, and their willingness to advocate for that change. In Sarnia-Lambton, community agencies have rallied around the understanding that the average age of the local population is more than four years older than the provincial average, and the provision…

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Regional Clusters Support Local Sustainability

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Sustainability is one of the criteria the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) considers when evaluating what makes an Intelligent Community.  ICF describes sustainability as an Intelligent Community’s ability to improve current living standards, while maintaining the ability of future generations to do the same, and reducing the environmental impact of that growth. For decades Sarnia-Lambton has been at the centre of…

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Digital Equality a Staple of Sarnia-Lambton

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) considers digital equality when evaluating what makes an Intelligent Community.  The organization says Intelligent Communities promote digital equality by creating policies and programs that provide offline citizens with access to computers and broadband, by providing skills training and by promoting a compelling vision of the benefits that the broadband economy can bring to their lives….

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Innovation Prominent in Local Biohybrid Chemistry Cluster

Innovation is one of the six measuring sticks the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) uses to assess the technological and communications intelligence of a community. It says intelligent communities pursue innovation through the triple helix of relationships between business, government, and academic, which helps keep the economic benefits of innovation local. In Sarnia-Lambton, the business, government, and academia sectors have…

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Identifying Digital Skills Gaps in Sarnia-Lambton’s Workforce

Knowledge workforce is one of the six key indicators The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) uses to measure the technological and communicative intelligence of a community. An intelligent community exhibits the determination and demonstrated ability to develop a workforce qualified to perform knowledge work at any level. Extensive community consultation with industry, academia and government organizations revealed significant gaps in digital…

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