Odd Job Jacks official app


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 11, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie is now home to a property maintenance business with an app, one that features grass cutting and mowing on demand and — looking ahead to the winter — snow removal on demand.

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Equity, diversity leader at AU


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 11, 2020

By way of a special mission to support cross-cultural learning, Algoma University has assumed a long-standing leadership role in addressing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion within the communities it serves.

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Boost for northern Ontario


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 10, 2020

The government of Canada has confirmed a commitment of more than $13 million to support economic development within Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations in northern Ontario.  

Sault MP Terry Sheehan

Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan, representing the governing Liberal Party of Canada, noted that the funding flowing through FedNor will support a total of 22 projects across the northern Ontario region. 

(The projects that are slated to receive funding are listed below.)

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We lost two good ones


Randy Russon
By
August 9, 2020

Two smiling faces recently departed their loved ones as friendly, affable folks who were simply known as good people.

Marilyn (McCauley) Jones

Marilyn Jones (nee McCauley) and Richard Nystedt were both known for their infectious smiles and kind words.

They came from different walks of life and made their own separate ways that included links to the community and to local sports.

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“… Out in the country …”


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 9, 2020

Can we frame this as picture perfect? Um, we think so.

We have this breath-taking photo to share with you as we head into the second week of August of what has been a spectacular summer thus far in the Sault and throughout the Algoma District.

For more details on where this fab photo was taken — and for an enlarged version — see below.

… find a quiet place, far from the human race, out in the country … before the breathing air is gone … before the sun is gone, just a bright spot in the night time … “ — from the song ‘Out In The Country’ by Three Dog Night.

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Iron Bridge family fun event


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 8, 2020

The Iron Bridge Agricultural Society is planning a family fun event for Saturday, September 19.

The event will be held at the Iron Bridge Recreation Centre on Chiblow Lake Road.

Pre registration is taking place until August 14.

A minimum of five families must be registered or the event will be cancelled.

To clarify, only one person in the family entry has to be a member of the Iron Bridge Agricultural Society.

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Newly renovated I.D.A.


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 7, 2020

The owners of I.D.A. Drug Mart have confirmed the opening of their newly renovated Wellington Square location in the Sault’s east end.

The Wellington Square outlet is open seven days a week.

Current hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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The best food winners are …


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 5, 2020

We have the winners from the first-ever, “who has the best food” survey compiled by Sault Business Matters.

We were, simply put, overwhelmed with the response which included more than 750 e-mail responses (we specifically asked for e-mail) and another 17 who opted to post under our original story of August 1.

In fact, we had so many responses that we are recognizing the top four finishers in each category, as opposed to our original thought of top three.

See below for the list of winners … and thank you to all who participated!

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Feature: NTAAA advertising


Angela Romano
By
August 4, 2020

Effective and affordable advertising during these challenging times can be very hard to achieve.

Having said that, Northern Transit & Arena Advertising Agency (NTAAA) feels it offers one of the best options to assist area businesses — including Sault Ste. Marie — with branding and increased sales.

One of the company’s key objectives is to match their client’s interests with outdoor and indoor advertising products and services that will offer a direct link to the client’s consumer interests as well as their locations.

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Museum trivia night


Randy Russon
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August 3, 2020

This looms as a fun opportunity to support the Sault Ste. Marie Museum while showing off your trivia skills.

And maybe even learn something new about Canadian and local art, media, music and sports history.

To that end, the local Museum, along with OutSpoken Brewing, will be hosting a pair of Tuesday evening trivia nights — on August 11 and 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Central United flea market


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 2, 2020

Looking for some great bargains?

Well, Central United Church, located on the corner of Spring and Albert streets in the Sault’s downtown, will be featuring a flea market through the month of August.

Twenty people will be allowed inside at one time and public health measures will be followed including the need for masks and hand sanitizing.

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Who has the best food?


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
August 1, 2020

We think that the Sault has a good reputation in the food industry.

So, Sault Business Matters has come up with a “who has the best food” feature as it pertains to local establishments.

See below for a total of 10 “who has the best food” categories and e-mail your choices to us. (Your name will not be used.)

The top three finishers in each category will then be published here on Sault Business Matters on Wednesday, August 5.

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All good at Grocer 4 Good


Randy Russon
By
July 30, 2020

The tidy little grocery store at 133 Gore Street in the Sault’s downtown area recently resumed regular Monday to Friday hours.

A few of the shelves at Grocer 4 Good

Grocer 4 Good has re-opened following a shutdown relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And president and founder Lisa Vezeau-Allen, who is also a Ward 2 city councilor, relayed to Sault Business Matters that Grocer 4 Good is now in operation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An ability development program that was spearheaded by Vezeau-Allen and operates as a non profit model, the modest, 900 square foot Grocer 4 Good store originally opened late last fall.

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Sault Transit improvements


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 29, 2020

Sault member of parliament Terry Sheehan, who is also the parliamentary secretary to the minister of economic development and official languages, has confirmed funding for six public transit projects in the city.

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August at the senior centre


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 29, 2020

The Senior Citizens Drop In Centre, located on Bay Street in the Sault’s downtown area, has lined up its August activities. They are as follows.

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Please clean up the graffiti!


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 27, 2020

Such a beautiful city we would have only if all of the ugly graffiti that is ruining the appearance of our Heritage buildings in our downtown would be removed or covered up!

Whose responsibility is it to clean up the graffiti? Is it the responsibility of the building owners or the business owners?

Or maybe I ask should the City show some leadership and take action and help pay for the clean up of the graffiti?

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Marty & Kelly on Mane St.


Randy Russon
By
July 24, 2020

Multiple patio bars have become a nice — and welcome — addition to downtown Queen Street in the Sault. And one of the more popular patio bars is located outside Mane St. Cafe and Social House.

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New hours at SVP food bank


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 23, 2020

St. Vincent Place, located on Albert Street E. in the Sault’s downtown, will be adjusting the hours of operation for its food bank effective August 1.

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Sault smiles with Tony B


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 22, 2020

Tony Bennardo, the ageless owner of Bennardo Jewellers in the Sault, has extra reason to smile today.

That is because, the patriarch of the long-time local business store is celebrating a milestone birthday.

Um, how old is this young fellow?

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Look what we found downtown!


Randy Russon
By
July 21, 2020

Another patio bar has popped up in the Sault’s downtown.

Lindsey Hornblower, at Street Baby Cheeses

And this one features wine, local beer on tap and street treats a la Broers Jansen.

Located in front of Broers Jansen wine bar, right next to the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, the patio bar includes both a hot dog stand and a cheese curd cove.

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Feature: Jasmine Ladies Fashions


Angela Romano
By
July 21, 2020

For thirty-seven years, Jasmine Ladies Fashions has been a fixture in women’s clothing at first from its location for many years in the Cambrian Mall and now in its current location in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. 

Owner Linda Caputo tells Sault Business Matters that she began her journey in the retail world as a buyer for the Shoe Corporation of America but always had an interest and love for women’s fashion.

Right from the start, she developed a loyal clientele and she, along with her long-time and friendly staff of Nancy, the store manager, and other long-time staff members Chris, Mary, and Ida, all enjoy helping women find the perfect outfit for occasions of all kinds.

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Good and bad in all factions


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 20, 2020

I am writing this to offer my support for the good police officers who do their best to protect the citizens of our city.

As we know there are those people who think that our police department should be “de-funded” because of the actions of some police officers in other cities.

What I ask does that have to do with the chief of the Sault police force and the police officers of the Sault?

The way that I see it and please correct me if I am off base, but there are good and bad in any profession! So why pick on the police force???

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Cheers to Northern Superior


Randy Russon
By
July 16, 2020

Having continued to service the local beer industry through delivery and its retail store through the earlier phases of the COVID-19 crisis, Northern Superior Brewing is moving into the next stage of operation.

Trevor Zachary, who is the general manager of Northern Superior Brewing, has outlined the next phase of reopening to Sault Business Matters.

Zachary confirmed that as of noon on Friday of this week, the indoor tap room at Northern Superior Brewing will again be open to the public.

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Good to go at Grocer 4 Good


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 16, 2020

Lisa Vezeau-Allen, who is the founder and president of Grocer 4 Good, has confirmed that the store will re-open next Monday, July 20.

Lisa Vezeau-Allen

The little grocery store is located on Gore Street in the Sault’s downtown area.

Vezeau-Allen made the announcement relative to the re-opening of Grocer 4 Good on behalf of its board of directors and collaborative agencies.

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