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New industrial association formed from 3 groups

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Journal Staff

A single website is now hosting the shared information of three Sarnia-Lambton industrial groups.

The newly formed Bluewater Association for Safety, Environment, and Sustainability (BASES), brings together the work of Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER), the Industrial Educational Cooperative (IEC), and Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association (SLEA).

Visitors to the new website at can also register for the My Community Notification Network (MyCNN), which provides text and email alerts about extreme weather, road closures, missing persons, and evacuations, the group said.

The goal of each organization is to openly share knowledge and reach goals through teamwork, said BASES general manager Vince Gagner.

“All three organizations began as individual entities; however, over time, the shared goal to understand and manage risk created many natural connections.”

CAER was created in 1951 just days after a major explosion at Polymer Corporation. The group formed to provide quick and accurate emergency information to the public.

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