Museum fundraiser details


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 15, 2020

‘Tea party-in-a-box’ is the name of a fundraiser that is being organized by the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

And the kits for the upcoming fundraiser are available for early order until Wednesday, July 22.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Sault Ste. Marie Museum has been unable to organize its popular ‘Tea and Scones’ event this spring and summer.

So, in its place, the local museum has created a way for folks to participate from their own homes.

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Feature: Sault Tree Experts


Angela Romano
By
July 13, 2020

Working as a writer for Sault Business Matters, you can certainly learn all about the different facets involved in various industries.

And in this case it was some lessons in the art of working with trees! 

You see, for over thirty-five years, Glen Chiblow, who is the owner of Sault Tree Experts, has expertly guided his business to become one of the best arborist companies in the region which takes great pride in the service they provide.

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IDA opening in Queenstown


Randy Russon
By
July 12, 2020

The locally owned and operated IDA Drug Mart string of stores will soon be setting up a new shop in the Sault’s downtown, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Cash for youth from PCs


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
July 10, 2020

Premier Doug Ford and Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is investing in community driven and youth led projects to try to improve the well being of children and their families who are facing economic and social barriers within Sault Ste. Marie.

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For the good of the Sault


First I wish to start off by giving a big “thank you” to Sault Business Matters for all of your many positive articles about our local businesses!

By featuring so many of our local businesses and those in our community in such a positive light it can encourage residents of our City to support our local business owners . . . and I am sure that all of this promotion through the articles is helping.

By choosing to live in the Sault we should all be supporting our local business owners by buying their products as opposed to shopping “on line” and not keeping our money in the Sault.

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Re-opening the Rhodes


The City of Sault Ste. Marie continues to re-open its facilities by employing a phased approach as it tries to ensure appropriate safety measures for the community and limiting public health risks.

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Sault museum seeks input


Following is an edited version of a press release sent to Sault Business Matters from the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

The Sault Ste. Marie museum is launching an ongoing project that seeks community input on experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and hopes for the community’s future.

Re-creating the community is the Museum’s newest project that strives to involve collaboration with individuals and organizations in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District to help it reflect on and preserve this historical moment.

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CKCY: My first media job


Randy Russon
By
July 6, 2020

It was circa 1975 and between beers at the Purple Lantern, I studied Journalism at Sault College.

Classmates included David Gazer and Joe Petrolo and I mention them because all three of us managed to land part-time jobs at CKCY Radio while still “studying” at Sault College.

Gazer and Petrolo, with their booming, CKLW-Windsor-style voices, worked as late night newscasters at CKCY while I was the weekend sportscaster.

Thus began my media career, which is now at 45 years and counting.

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Sault is a friendly place but …


Sault Business Matters has received the following letter to the editor from a relative newcomer to the city.

Hello! I moved to Sault Ste. Marie in 2019 to take a job that has helped me to support my wife and our young family.

We like living in Sault Ste. Marie and we are able to afford to live in a small house in downtown of Sault Ste. Marie.

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Feature: Healthgear Medical


Angela Romano
By
July 3, 2020

It has been a locally owned and operated business for almost 30 years.

Since September of 1992, Healthgear Medical & Safety Inc. has been proudly serving the Algoma District providing reliable, knowledgeable service in home health care.  

From the very beginning, owner Jim (James) Mills has aimed to offer the best prices compared to the competitors in what is arguably a competitive market. 

Speaking with Mills recently, I learned that at first because his father was in the restaurant business, having owned five restaurants, he in a way felt he should try and follow in his footsteps.

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United they stand at local church


Central United Church has decided to wait until September to re-open.

Sault Business Matters has confirmed that the venerable downtown church, which is currently undergoing renovations, will take the summer months off before starting services and activities again in September.

And there is a ‘say it all’ message that Central United wishes to share.

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“… We are all Team Canada …”


Sault Business Matters has received the following Canada Day message from Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano.

Sault MPP Ross Romano and family

Happy Canada Day! Today marks 153 years since Canada’s confederation.

Canada Day gives us the opportunity to remember our past, be thankful for our rights and freedoms, and take pride in our shared values and ideals.

Over the years, members of our community have made major contributions to Canada, and the world.

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PUC sustainability report


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 30, 2020

PUC Services Inc. has released its 2019 sustainability report which highlights what is termed its “commitment to investing in sustainable growth, people and the communities (we) serve.”

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Sault smiles … with an encore


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 29, 2020

Okay, so we featured these two as our Sault smiles back in April.

Lindsay and Tim Ellis

But some smiles are contagious.

In the case of Tim and Lindsay Ellis, the husband and wife duo who co-own Eagle Radio 95.1 in the Sault, this could not be more true.

And while it may be true that Tim has “a face for radio”, the same cannot be said for his absolute, better half, Lindsay.

You think?

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Message from Creative Nest


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 27, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following message from Diana Petainen, who is the owner of Creative Nest Studio.

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Downtown patio bars aplenty


Randy Russon
By
June 26, 2020

It is patio bar season.

And as we head towards the end of June and are poised to welcome July, the weather outlook is for plenty of warmth and sunshine.

As for the patio bars, there are many to choose from, particularly in the Sault’s downtown.

Making our rounds on Thursday of this week, Mane St. Cafe was a popular spot at its Queen Street E. location, between East and Brock streets.

A feature of Mane St. Cafe is the roll-up canopy that overhangs the neat and tidy patio bar.

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Feature: Rivercity Motorsports


Angela Romano
By
June 24, 2020

It was a recent Saturday that I stopped in to speak with general manager Jason Goodine of Rivercity Motorsports & Trailers about what can only be described as a real playground for the outdoor enthusiast.

While I waited for Jason to open the door at Rivercity Motorsports & Trailers I had a chance to look at some of the “toys” on display outside and wow, what a wide variety of fun looking machines! 

Goodine tells Sault Business Matters that he has served as GM for the last three years and absolutely loves being able to make people’s dreams come true in helping them get their dream powersport machine, be it an ATV, UTV, XTV, snowmobile, motorcycle, dirt bike, personal watercraft, pontoon boat, boat, tractor, trailer, and other power equipment.

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Bennardo extends hours


Angela Romano
By
June 23, 2020

Sault Business Matters has confirmed that Bennardo Jewellers, which is located on Great Northern Road in the Sault, has expanded their hours.

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Mane St. patio bar is open!


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 22, 2020

With a new food and drink menu, Mane St. Cafe has opened its patio bar effective today.

Located at 626 Queen Street E. in the Sault’s downtown, Mane St. Cafe is locally owned and operated by Krista Nolan and her family.

A well trained staff spent last week preparing for today’s opening.

Krista tells Sault Business Matters that the fully covered patio bar will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., “rain or shine.”

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Old Stone House to re-open


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 19, 2020

The Ermatinger∙Clergue National Historic Site — aka the Old Stone House — will re-open to visitors beginning next Tuesday (June 23.)

Attendance will be limited and visitors will be asked to wear their own masks and gloves in order to protect themselves, the exhibits and the historic integrity of the artifacts.

As part of the Ontario government’s Stage 2 mandate relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, barriers have been placed in museum rooms to prevent the use of interactive and high-touch areas. 

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First service at First Baptist


Randy Russon
By
June 18, 2020

Service resumed at First Baptist Church of Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday.

Pastor Jack DeVries

Along with other places of worship, the venerable downtown church had been closed under order from the Ontario government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jack DeVries, who is the pastor of First Baptist Church, told Sault Business Matters that “our opening went very smooth.

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