Kenn Poore is nothing if not persistent. The commercial real estate broker who came to Sarnia as a favour to his brother Richard, one of the people who wanted to restore the former Capitol Theatre into a showcase of live entertainment, was part of a development group that as early as 2013 was looking at the Sarnia General Hospital as an opportunity to better the city he’d come to love.
As originally announced in June 2018 and after more than a year of intentionally working toward unification, the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario and the YMCA of Western Ontario have become officially one legal organization under the banner, YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.
Chris Gould says Sarnia-Lambton is “punching above its weight class” when it comes to positioning itself as a community that represents one of the best models of economic, social and cultural development in the digital age.
Editor’s note: This story appeared in the debut print edition of Lambton Shield Just a few days after it appeared, it was announced that the team from Lambton College won the Enactus World Cup, where students competed in live rounds of presentations against 34 other international college and university teams.
Last week’s announcement that Hiawatha Horse Park on London Line will see a return of slots six years after the former Liberal government pulled the plug has just about everyone pleased with the move.
It’s being announced as the single largest renovation and construction project in Lambton College’s history.
Union Gas is supporting Sarnia Fire Rescue Services with a $1,000 grant to purchase lifesaving smoke & carbon monoxide alarms.
The idea that spending a few million dollars to create a “path forward” that would allow area fabricators to save millions more while creating jobs and propelling even more economic growth is one that local municipalities, including Sarnia and its neighbours, all part of Lambton County, have embraced.
With the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership strategic plan now in place, players like the City of Sarnia have a set of priorities with which they can align their own economic development strategies, knowing everyone is rowing in the same direction.
For years, an interesting thing has happened in Sarnia and surrounding Lambton communities.