Kudos to Little Caesars


Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recently recognized multiple citizens, organizations and schools for their contributions towards public safety and compassion in the local community.

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Gathering at Rapids Pow Wow


Algoma University has confirmed that the 16th annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow will be held June 4-5 at the school’s George Leach Centre. The event will focus on Indigenous culture, which includes traditional drumming, singing, and competition dancing. There will be Indigenous artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.

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Sault Smiles … with the Neals


A regular photograph feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make Sault Ste. Marie a friendly place to do business.

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Troy’s Trail is just ahead


Troy and Annette Chandler, local representatives on behalf of Hydrocephalus Canada, created the first Troy’s Trail Spirit Walk in 2012.

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Sault Smiles … with Ross


Ross Romano, planting a lawn sign.

A regular photo feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make Sault Ste. Marie a friendly place to do business.

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Marconi Meets World


EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the Marconi Event Centre. The Marconi is located on Albert Street in the Sault’s west end.

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Addiction services facility


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April 25, 2022

Ross Romano

The Ontario government, via Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano, has approved the proposal for the relocation of the Residential Withdrawal Management program. The program will move from its current location within Sault Area Hospital to a modern, dedicated site that better meets the needs of individuals and families in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding region, said Romano.

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All about Stephanie’s Joy


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April 21, 2022

It was on July 4, 2021 that a new quaint little shop opened up on Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown — in the old Mike’s Lunch location — by the name of Stephanie’s Joy.  

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I.D.A. Baseball Park


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April 16, 2022

Locally owned and operated I.D.A. Pharmacy/Drug Mart has teamed up with the Soo Minor Baseball Association. That is, I.D.A. has confirmed a community minded venture with SMBA and its Sinclair Yards Baseball Complex home field diamond.

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Urban Square Drug Mart


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April 12, 2022

A new drug store, complete with a Sweet Greetings outlet, opened on Trunk Road in the Sault’s east end this week.

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Sault Smiles … at the Tap Room


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April 10, 2022

A regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business. See below for details — and a much bigger photo — of our latest Sault Smiles.

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Federal budget highlights


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April 8, 2022

Chrystia Freeland, who is Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, has released Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. See below for complete details.

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The Wine Barrel


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April 4, 2022

It is pretty hard not to immediately like Steve, Josh and Bethany Jansen, owners of both the Wine Barrel, a u-brew location, and Broers Jansen, a cozy wine pub in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.  Steve and Josh are the brothers of “Broers” Jansen (Broers means brothers in Dutch) and Bethany, is married to Josh.

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‘Straight Outta Covid’


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March 31, 2022

Four comedians from Toronto will be in the Sault on Saturday for Straight Outta Covid, a stand-up comedy event that is set to be staged at The Tech starting at 8 p.m.

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Easter Bake Sale


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March 30, 2022

An Easter Bake Sale will be held at Central United Church on Wednesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central United Church is located on Spring Street, in the Sault’s downtown.

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Sault Smiles is back!


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March 26, 2022

Back by popular demand is the Sault Business Matters feature, Sault Smiles. We plan on again making this a regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business. See below for our first Sault Smiles of 2022.

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Then, now at the Windsor Hotel


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March 22, 2022

It has been sitting empty for several years now as the restless hands of time have passed it by. But current owner Feroze Virani has taken over the iconic Windsor Hotel with construction underway that his firm says will turn the 10-storey downtown landmark into a retirement home. Let us hope that the opening is not far off.

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Swiss Chalet is coming back!


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March 17, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie’s Swiss Chalet outlet, which closed in the wake of the beginning of the Covid virus, will be re-opening at 332 Great Northern Road in the weeks ahead, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Downtown events calendar


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March 11, 2022

The Sault’s downtown will be the place to be for a number of events over the upcoming weeks and months of 2022. See below for a full list of calendar events from the Downtown Association.

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Federal $ for Prince Township


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March 9, 2022

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the office of Sault member of parliament Terry Sheehan relative to grant money that Prince Township will be receiving.

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Greyhounds … Hound Town Ale


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March 7, 2022

Soo Greyhounds president and governor Tim Lukenda talked about his favourite Ontario Hockey League team. And then he yakked about his new craft beer of choice.

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Marconi meets world!


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March 5, 2022

The Marconi Cultural Event Centre, located on Albert St. in the Sault’s west end, has a three-day outdoor event planned for July 21-23.

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Indigenous child care facility


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March 4, 2022

The Ontario government is coming through with a cool $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and Waabinong Head Start Family Resource Centre. The funds will be used to build a child care facility that provides educational programs for Indigenous preschoolers and their families that promote the Anishinaabek culture and language in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Avery Construction expansion


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February 25, 2022

The Ontario government is providing $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to support the expansion of Avery Construction Ltd. in Sault Ste. Marie. This investment will help the company offer a reliable and more environmentally friendly source of asphalt for local projects, according to Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano.

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Chamber business awards


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February 24, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has extended the nomination period for its annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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RIP, boxing legend Steve Nolan


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February 17, 2022

This is a tough one to write and report on. That is, a mere few days after celebrating his 62nd birthday, legendary Sault Ste. Marie and world class boxer Steve Nolan passed away suddenly from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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$400,000 for Norquay


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February 11, 2022

Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has confirmed that the Ontario government is providing $400,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to help establish Norquay Trusses Ltd. in Sault Ste. Marie, which is a new business in the forestry manufacturing sector.

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Low & Slow Smoked Fusion Grill


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February 8, 2022

Since 2014, Chad Stewart and Blake Richards, owners of Low & Slow Smoked Fusion Grill, have successfully brought Southern style BBQ fused with Canadian and other International influences to the people of Sault Ste. Marie. And they can proudly lay claim to being the Sault’s Best for Smoked BBQ.

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Mathieu Gentès, Athletics Canada


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February 4, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie native Mathieu Gentès has been appointed as the interim chief executive officer for Athletics Canada.

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40 years at Sault This Week


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February 1, 2022

It was 40 years ago this month — February of 1982 — that I walked through the front door of 2 Towers Street, opened the first door on my right and headed up the stairs to a cozy loft that overlooked the busy composing room of the Sault This Week, which was then called Shopper News.

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Local food access funding


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January 31, 2022

Terry Sheehan

Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan has confirmed federal Liberal government funding from the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food for three local food access projects.

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Good news from the ‘Closet’


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January 26, 2022

Central United Church has confirmed that its popular clothes closet will reopen weekly beginning on Wednesday, February 2.

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RIP, Bobby Yeomans


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January 24, 2022

A quiet, soft spoken legend on the local music scene, Bob Yeomans passed away suddenly on Saturday. The mystical Yeomans was a musical presence for six decades, performing with countless bands and talented musicians.

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Tax clinic funds via Sheehan


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January 24, 2022

We have some good news to report from Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan relative to free tax clinics.

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‘It’s a Northern thing’


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January 21, 2022

As indoor drinking and dining in Ontario will re-open — with restrictions — on Monday January 31, Northern Superior Brewing in the Sault will again have its outdoor patio bar open this weekend.

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Local artist Steve Mancuso


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January 17, 2022

Sault Business Matters was very happy when approached by local artist Steve Mancuso regarding promoting his growing art business venture, Manculi Artwork.  If you are curious about the name “Manculi” like I was, here is the answer! 

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