There may be visible flaring over the next several days as a result of a minor operating event at Imperial Sarnia. This is not an emergency. Personnel are responding to a mechanical issue within an operating unit. Although the sight of flares and the rumbling noise that sometimes accompanies flaring may cause concern, flaring is an important safety measure and environmental control tool that keeps the facilities running safely. More information from Imperial about flaring can be found online atwww.imperialoil.ca. If necessary, Imperial will notify the Chemical Valley Emergency Co-ordination Organization (CVECO) and appropriate regulatory authorities. Members of the public with questions can contact Imperial Sarnia community affairs at 519 339-4015. Members of the public can also call the site’s 24-hour plant operations line at 519 339-5666.