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Another cleantech firm setting up in bio-industrial park

Cathy Dobson  Score one more for Sarnia’s burgeoning bio-industrial sector. Imtex Membranes Corp. has announced it will break ground this summer on an $8-million to $10-million demonstration plant in the Arlanxeo bio-industrial park on Vidal Street. “We’re excited about the investment,” says Stephen Thompson, CEO at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP). “Imtex is a great fit… Read more »

Snowfest only asleep, awaits rescue by a Prince Charming

Cathy Dobson There was a time when Sarnians could count on a big festival to break up the long days of winter with snow and ice sculptors and lots of entertainment. For 23 years Snowfest was held in Centennial Park.  During its heyday, it occupied five days, had 16 carving teams from around the world… Read more »

Sarnia-Lambton named finalist in “Intelligent Communities” competition

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton has for the first time been named one of the world’s “Top 7 Intelligent Communities.” The designation, determined by an international team of analysts, is based on best practices in broadband deployment and use, workforce development, innovation, digital inclusion and advocacy. Sarnia-Lambton will now compete for the title of Intelligent Community of… Read more »

Lambton College confident housing situation ‘manageable’

Cathy Dobson Lambton College may be attracting a growing number of students to Sarnia but it isn’t planning to build a new residence for them. “We are confident the housing situation is manageable,” says Cindy Buchanan, the college’s senior director of marketing and communication. “We’ve been opening new buildings in a big way. There are… Read more »

Bronze medalists

The Huron Lakers atom girls’ basketball team downed the hometown favourites 33-30 to win bronze at the 28th annual Brantford CYO Basketball Tournament recently. From left are, front row: Ella Bowen and Allie Geary; middle row: Zoey Atkinson, Ioanna Tsaprailis, Claire McGregor and Mackenzie Kardas; back row: Kevin VanReenen (Coach), Jody McGregor (Coach), Brooke Ridealgh,… Read more »

City planning to enhance accessibility in public parks

Journal Staff Nine Sarnia parks have been identified as “destination” places in line for upgrades and enhancements to increase their accessibility. First up is Canatara Park, the city says. The Rotary Playground at the north end of the Terry Fox Loop “will get a full overhaul this summer and fall,” said Ryan Chamney, manager of… Read more »

Tougher environmental rules helped land biodiesel refinery

Troy Shantz Ottawa’s move to reduce carbon emissions by legislating cleaner fuels was a strong incentive for a Texas company to set up shop in Sarnia, it CEO says. Benefuel Inc. recently secured a site in the Arlanxeo bio-industrial park on Vidal Street for a new biodiesel refinery that will create about 45 jobs, Rob… Read more »

Bluewater boxing club members grab 5 medals at tournament

Journal Staff Bluewater Boxing Club members won five medals — including three gold — at the Brampton Cup on Feb. 1-3. The Brampton Cup is Canada’s longest running and largest boxing tournament and features matches in three rings at once, with hundreds of competitors including international entrant from as far away as Australia. Bluewater’s Max… Read more »