Downtown Association board


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November 29, 2022

There are four newcomers, along with four holdovers, who have been elected to serve on the board of Sault Ste. Marie’s Downtown Association.

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Shoemaker and transparency


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November 23, 2022

Mayor Matthew Shoemaker says he is committed to releasing his schedule on a weekly basis as a means to ensure greater transparency and further the public’s awareness of his work and activities.

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Medal of merit nominations


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November 22, 2022

The City of Sault Ste. Marie invites nominations for the 2022 Medal of Merit Award. The Medal of Merit is awarded to individuals or groups who have achieved exceptional meritorious honours in athletics, cultural or academic fields or who make extraordinary contributions to the community.

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From new mayor Shoemaker


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November 15, 2022

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the fellowing message from recently elected mayor Matthew Shoemaker.)

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Moonlight Magic on Thursday!


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November 14, 2022

There are a plethora of events, performances and shopping specials on the slate for this Thursday from 4-10 p.m. when ‘Moonlight Magic’ comes to the Sault’s downtown. A few of them are listed below.

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Fallen Leaves Maple Syrup


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November 12, 2022

Fallen Leaves Maple Products is a family operated maple syrup producer operated by the Chevalier family. Phyllis, Dan and Nathan Chevalier established Fallen Leaves Maple Products in 2018 after a humble start making maple syrup in their backyard. 

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Dermal Enhancements


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November 11, 2022

In 2018, Katie Mohamed opened her part-time business, Dermal Enhancements, initially offering permanent eyebrows only.   She went on to earn 24 additional certificates allowing for many more permanent makeup services and esthetics and skin care.  

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Election reflections


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October 25, 2022

The people have spoken. And while it is lamentable that the number of ballots cast for the 2022 Sault Ste. Marie municipal election fell well below the majority of eligible voters, the fact remains that those who were elected were designated fair and square to sit in the mayor’s chair and represent city council for the next few years.

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Royal Bank building sold


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October 24, 2022

The currently vacant building which, for more than 50 years, housed the Royal Bank in the Sault’s downtown, has been sold, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Central United is for sale


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October 23, 2022

A landmark church, located on the corner of Spring and Albert streets in the Sault’s downtown area, is for sale, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Hilsinger for Mayor


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October 20, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie mayoral candidate Donna Hilsinger says she is honoured and humbled to have received vocal support from a number of prominent and highly-respected members of the community. 

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Trick or treat at AU


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October 19, 2022

Algoma University and the Students Union welcomes families to dress in costume and enjoy a traditional trick-or-treat around the campus the evening of Friday Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Holly Lasante is world class!


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October 16, 2022

Sault Business Matters is pleased to share the amazing news that Holly Lasante recently competed at the IPF World Masters Powerlifting Championships held in St. Johns, Newfoundland as part of Team Canada. She returned with a gold medal overall, gold in squat and silver in deadlift.

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Priority: Mental health, addictions


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October 13, 2022

Donna Hilsinger

Sault Ste. Marie mayoral candidate Donna Hilsinger says that concrete, coordinated action on mental health and addiction will be her first priority if she is elected.

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Message from Donna Hilsinger


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October 11, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie mayoral candidate Donna Hilsinger has released the following statement ahead of the October 24 civic election.

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Coats for Kids in the Sault


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October 8, 2022

The annual Coats for Kids campaign in Sault Ste. Marie is underway for this year, according to information received by Sault Business Matters.

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Voyageur Trail in Tea Lake


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October 7, 2022

Looking to help some good folks out and get some good, healthy, outdoor exercise at the same time? Well, here is an option.

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Hunter safety reminder


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October 4, 2022

There are several things hunters can do to keep themselves and others around them safe during this hunting season. Hunters should keep the following safety rules in mind.

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Achieve Fitness issues challenge


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September 26, 2022

Achieve Fitness and Wellness Centre, which is part of the Mane St. Co. in the Sault’s downtown, has instituted a 30 day charity corporate challenge. See below for details.

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DaVinci Teeth Whitening


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September 22, 2022

Since September of 2018, Rochelle Rodrigues, the owner of DaVinci Teeth Whitening, has been taking clients and as she proudly tells us, she has given hundreds of people the confidence to smile in just a few short years. 

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Gliss is closing


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September 19, 2022

Gliss Restaurant on Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown will close on September 30 to make room for a new eatery, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Sandro’s … good food since 1979!


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September 15, 2022

Looking for homemade deliciousness? Drive past the fast food options and into 465 Trunk Road in the Sault’s east end where you will find Sandro’s, a locally owned and family-run restaurant.

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Bushplane Days are coming


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September 14, 2022

This weekend signals the return of the ‘Bushplane Days’ family event at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre on lower PIm Street.

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Iron Strength at FBFM


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September 10, 2022

A program called Iron Strength will be running as a small group on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. at Fit Bodies.Fit Minds starting on September 14. There will also be a regular class on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. The regular Saturday class will be taught in a joint teaching style with multiple educated instructors teaching different weeks.

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Fit Bellies at FBFM


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September 8, 2022

Via Fit Bodies.Fit Minds, which is located in the Sault’s downtown, a new program called ‘Fit Bellies’ will be running as a small group on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m.

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Fiercely Female at FBFM


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September 7, 2022

Fit Bodies.Fit Minds is introducing a new small group called ‘Fiercely Female.’ It is designed in separate groups for under 12 and over 12 females.

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Visual arts, wine and cheese


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September 5, 2022

Algoma University’s Visual Art Program has confirmed its first wine and cheese fundraising event, Falling Into Art. It is slated to take place this Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. 

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Kumon makes learning fun


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September 1, 2022

Wonder what Kumon is all about?  Sault Business Matters recently had a chance to connect with the owner of the local franchise, Shelly Skinner-Noel, who explained that Kumon is a math and reading program for ages three and up. 

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New to Sault Symphony


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August 20, 2022

Just ahead of its looming 50th anniversary season, the Sault Symphony Orchestra has confirmed the appointment of Stephen Mallinger as its new artistic director. Notably, the SSO has also confirmed a full season of concerts.

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Honouring Ryan, Yeomans


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August 15, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie’s Walk of Fame selection committee has confirmed the recipients of its 2022 Walk of Fame award. This year’s award is given posthumously to Tim Ryan and Bobby Yeomans of the Canadian pop rock band Jackson Hawke.  

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Fringe North 2022 is coming


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August 10, 2022

Fringe North 2022 is on its way to the Sault. From August 18 to 21, diverse artists from across disciplines will come together to present their works in fun, exciting, and unexpected ways. Content is uncensored, creativity is running high, and festival coordinators say they are sure there is something for everyone.

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Trishia Crema, realtor


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August 8, 2022

Trishia Crema began working as a realtor in 2019. She currently works full-time for Royal LePage in Sault Ste. Marie, where she has worked for the past eight months.

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Sault Smiles … at Elliott’s


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August 7, 2022

(EDITOR’S NOTE: A regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business.)

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Mental wellness at AU


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August 2, 2022

Algoma University has recently launched a new mental wellness awareness program for students. AU is the first institution in Canada to implement this new and groundbreaking tool.

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Sault College fundraiser


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August 1, 2022

Sault College Cougars men’s hockey team is holding a fundraiser in the form of a World Junior Hockey Championship viewing party.

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AU hoops star to Portugal


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July 28, 2022

Karissa Kajorinne is an example of how Algoma University doesn’t just send its many graduates out into the working world with jobs that were landed via various degrees of higher learning.

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Message from Lucy Ro


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July 26, 2022

Hi everyone. Tara and Sue here from Lucy Ro. We just wanted to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves and tell you more about our small business.

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Q Cafe in the downtown


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July 25, 2022

Since 2014, Q Café, now located at 523 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown, has been serving some of the freshest, homemade meals from scratch that our community has grown to love for good reason. 

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Sault Steelers started in ’72


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July 24, 2022

A recent victory by the Sault Steelers over their arch rival Sudbury Spartans not only gave the locals a winning record for the 2022 regular season but a home game for the opening round of the playoffs, which get underway next month.

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Hours changes at Gliss


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July 19, 2022

Gliss Restaurant, a popular eatery located at 133 Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown, has tweaked its hours for the next few weeks and through August.

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Downtown Street Party


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July 10, 2022

The Downtown Association welcomes all to its first Queen Street E. block party of 2022, this Thursday from 4-10 p.m.

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Funds for AU researchers


Algoma University researchers Dr. Brandon Schamp and Dr. Nicolas Rouleau were recently awarded a total of $355,000 in funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant program.

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Country legends tribute


The music of Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band will be celebrated as part of a Country Legends Tribute Tour in early August.

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Romano honoured to serve PCs


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July 4, 2022

Ross Romano

Veteran Sault Ste. Marie member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has an important assignment within the government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford. And in going from being a cabinet minister in the Progressive Conservative majority at Queen’s Park to the party’s chief government whip, Romano relayed his feelings to Sault Business Matters.

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New role for Sault MPP Romano


Sault Ste. Marie member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has a new position with the Ontario government. Romano, who has been Sault MPP since 2017 and also served as a cabinet minister for the Progressive Conservative majority government, has been assigned a different role by Premier Doug Ford.

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Marconi to host free event


Marconi Cultural Event Centre will be the host site for its ‘Marconi Meets World’ free event to be held from July 21 to 23 at its 450 Albert St. W. location. Donations will be accepted at the gate with proceeds going to the Soup Kitchen. 

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If you like poutine …


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June 27, 2022

The Downtown Association and Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site will be co-hosting what they are calling ‘Poutine Feast’ on this Canada Day weekend.

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