What's New This Week - July 14, 2022

Written by 

Robin Cooke


July 14, 2022

What's New This Week - July 14, 2022

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce along with the Weekend Walkabout Committee is thrilled to say the next First Friday and Weekend Walkabout is coming up soon. Art Crawl, presented by Origin Materials, will be August 6th from 10am-5pm. There will be live music, craft, art vendors and more. There will be lots to do and see.

CALLING ALL ART VENDORS: There will be a deposit of $100 per 10x10 space. Vendors should be ready to sell at 10am and the deposit will be returned after 5pm. If you are interested having a space and showing off your work, contact Tony at info@theiso.org.

Make sure you check out Babylon Detroit Style Pizza. The first 65 visitors starting at 11am will get a free slice of pizza courtesy of Imperial Sarnia Site.

To finish the weekend off, on Sunday August 7th, come downtown and check out the Sarnia Street Cruisers from 10am-1pm.

Apply today for Art Crawl

Ontario Continues to Invest in Long-Term Growth and Job Creation

July 08, 2022

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in Ontario decreased by 24,700 in June.

“After several consecutive months of job growth, today’s news is a reminder that the government’s efforts to attract job creators to our province is now more important than ever."

Read More Here

NEWS RELEASE - Province expands eligibility for 2nd COVID-19 booster dose Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Point Edward, ON – Starting Thursday, July 14, the Province of Ontario will expand eligibility for a second booster of COVID-19 vaccine to additional populations. Eligibility will be expanded to the following groups:

• Individuals aged 18+ at a recommended interval of 140 days (5 months) after a first booster dose of Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccines.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, Dr. Kieran Moore, encourages Ontarians to speak with their health care provider about whether getting a second booster dose now is right for them.

Beginning at 8:00am on Thursday, July 14, appointments can be booked online through Lambton Public Health (LPH) at GetTheVaccine.ca.

Read the Full Release Here

Employers, are you interested in learning how to support employee wellness?

Our partners at SLWDB are hosting a session on July 19th in partnership with Taylor Spinnato from the Canadian Mental Health Association to discuss workplace wellness and creating a positive workplace!

Register For Free Here Today

The B.I.G Slow Roll is open to all regardless of age, experience, ability, or type of bike. With a slow pace and volunteer squad that keeps riders safe and social, it is more than just a bike ride – it is a conduit to bring people from all walks of life together and connect our community.

Our presenting partners, Kel-Gor Limited, nuSarnia Foundation, and many other generous community partners help to keep the B.I.G. Slow Roll free for everyone!

Funds raised will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Palliative Care in our community.

Register Today!

Only a few tickets left - Get yours today!

We would like to thank Skyline Living for generously sponsoring our Business After Five Boat Cruise July 20th.Join and enjoy music by DeanJ DJ Services, catering by John's Restaurant and Coffee Lodge. Boarding begins at 5:30pm Wednesday, July 20th!.

Come Sail Away!

The Rev-el-ree Music Festival has a goal to be more than just artists on a stage - we want to create a summer weekend filled with memorable performances, moments, and memories!
Come and see both world-class artists and up-and-coming bands perform. In addition to some truly great headlining acts, the festival will kick off with an evening dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest of the new crop of entertainers.

Check out the website to see this amazing lineup of artists!

Rev-el-ree July 22-23 in Canatara Park -  purchase your tickets today!‍

Get Your Tickets Today!

Surprise Drop in Monthly Employment, but Another Record Low Unemployment Rate and Wage Pressures Building

Last week’s Labour Force Survey numbers indicated some interesting data and our own Chief Economist Stephen Tapp looked at what it shows.

Despite the unexpected drop in employment in June, Canada’s labour market is still running very hot. Employers are looking to fill over one million job vacancies, at a time when the unemployment rate fell below 5% for the first time in monthly data. Wage pressures are building — they accelerated to 5.2% year-over-year in June, up notably from 3.9% a month earlier. This will only add to broader cost pressures for Canadian businesses and the numbers will likely keep rising in the context of even higher inflation. This will make things particularly tricky for small and medium sized businesses who are already facing significant hiring challenges.

Learn More


The Lambton Plowmen’s Association is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary of the Lambton County Plowing Match on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 1748 Rokeby Line in St. Clair Township. The 100th anniversary celebration is a free event for everyone to enjoy. The plowing match will feature: classic, antique and horse plowing competitions, mixed with youth activities, on-site vendors and displays, plowing classes, antique machinery, and entertainment from Scott Manery & the Barn Burners and more. The association received a grant from Lambton County’s Creative County program, and is also working closely with Tourism Sarnia-Lambton to promote the anniversary event.

Read More Here

This Week's Member's Spotlight is on...

Bluewater First Aid Training Centre Inc.

Bluewater First Aid Training Centre Inc. opened their doors in 2014 with a vision of creating a safer workplace in Sarnia-Lambton by offering First Aid & CPR courses. The team has quickly grown to 13 facilitators while offering over 300 courses per year, serving 3000 clients in a variety of health & safety courses. With safety in mind, they have quickly grown with their clients to ensure they meet their expectations in the evolving health & safety market, with one goal in mind that everyone is trained and educated to be safe on the job & at home. Bluewater First Aid is committed to providing the utmost in customer service while ensuring that their clients receive the most up to date and accurate training.
Bluewater First Aid Training have been great Chamber Members and we want to congratulate them on their 8 years anniversary this Saturday!  

Visit their website today!

Bring Your Resume to the following events!

Thursday, July 14                                                                                                

JOB FAIR - Corunna Legion

Meet with hiring employers from 9:30 am – 12 pm.

Wednesday, July 20

JOB FAIR - Grand Bend Colonial Hotel

Drop in to be interviewed by the employer from 1 – 3 pm.

Tuesday, July 26

JOB EXPO - Camlachie Community Centre

Meet with an Employment Consultant from 9:30 am – 12 pm.

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