‘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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Old teachers, good memories


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January 13, 2022

Teaching is like any profession. There are good ones, pretty good ones, and bad ones. And it is the good ones who provide positive direction that lead to good instruction, good times — and even better memories.

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Make Salami via City Meat Market


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January 10, 2022

Being  a proud Calabrese Italian,  I learned the art of making sausage and salami from my parents and it is something my three sisters and I still do today. Our parents have both passed away but we proudly carry on this great tradition and based on the demand we have for our dried sausage, Mom and Dad taught us very well.  

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Boiler Room pickup, takeout


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January 7, 2022

Looking to order food from the Boiler Room, the Mill Steakhouse or the Blockhouse Pub? We have the phone numbers for you. See below.

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Medal for Barbara Nolan


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January 4, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie’s Medal of Merit Selection Committee has confirmed its 2021 recipient as Barbara Nolan, an Indigenous role model and advocate who is recognized for her outstanding contributions to the community. 

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Modified version of Step 2


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January 3, 2022

Ontario is moving schools online for at least two weeks and temporarily closing indoor dining and gyms as it faces record-high case counts and rising hospitalizations linked to the Omicron variant.

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NY Eve takeout at Gliss


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December 30, 2021

A popular local eatery has confirmed its takeout menu and prices for New Year’s Eve. Gliss Restaurant, located on Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown, is now taking orders for New Year’s Eve via telephone, 705-759-0000. See below for a copy of the Gliss New Year’s Eve menu.

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Church closet will reopen


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December 24, 2021

The venerable closet at Central United Church is being restocked and will reopen in the new year on January 5, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Sheehan applauds Bill C-3


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December 20, 2021

Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan, who is also the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Labour, was pleased to see the recent passing of Bill C-3 in the House of Commons.

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Turco returns as HSCDSB chair


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December 15, 2021

The leadership of the board of trustees of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board will remain the same for the next year.

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Good food at local school


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December 14, 2021

It is a likely notion that too many children start their school day on an empty stomach, whether they miss this vital meal simply because of a hectic morning schedule, or because there is not enough to eat at home. Thanks to a generous grant from the President’s Choice Children’s Charity, students at St. Francis French Immersion Catholic School in Sault Ste. Marie will have access to healthy breakfast options early in 2022.

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Message from Franzisi’s


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December 8, 2021

Franzisi’s Restaurant will be taking a pause in operations at its current Tancred/Wellington St. location effective January 1, 2022.

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Feature: Holly Lasante Fitness


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November 29, 2021

One thing I noticed immediately when I decided to try out some of Holly Lasante’s virtual strength training sessions as inspiration for this story is how supportive and encouraging she is even through what can be an impersonal mode of training being online.

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Film Festival program list


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November 24, 2021

Sault Business Matters has been informed that the second annual Sault Film Festival is happening very soon. Of particular interest are the workshops that are part of the Festival that can also be purchased a la carte.

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Central United closet, baking


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November 24, 2021

The closet at Central United Church, located at 160 Spring St. in the Sault’s downtown, has a variety of Christmas décor as well as other gently used clothing and accessories, treasure items etc.

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Finding the calm at the library


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November 24, 2021

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library suggests the season is a good time to take advantage of a new program: Mindfulness Mondays at the Library.

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Sault smiles … at Moonlight Magic


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November 19, 2021

Moonlight Magic took over the Sault’s downtown on Thursday evening and despite the winter like weather, it was a happening place as stores, cafes and bars and other eateries, attracted a good number of locals, while maintaining social distancing.

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Win with the PUC!


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November 18, 2021

Sault Business Matters is pleased to share some great news from our local PUC Services Inc. It is news which is both great for the environment and offers locals who take part in this promotion a chance to win big!

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Franzisi’s = delicious food!


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November 17, 2021

It was a pleasant surprise when I received a message from Maria Moro-Franzisi with some kind words regarding my efforts in supporting local businesses and her wanting to go ahead with some advertising here on Sault Business Matters.

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Feature: Ivory Lane Collective


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November 15, 2021

While waiting for the young owner of Ivory Lane Collective, Amanda Carchidi, to finish up a transaction with a young bride and her friend, it was easy to see why she and Ivory Lane Collective have developed such a great reputation here in Sault Ste. Marie and Northern Ontario. 

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AU men win curling crown


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November 12, 2021

Soo Curling Club recently played host to the Northern Ontario Curling Association men’s and women’s provincial championships.

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Major curling event for Sault


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November 11, 2021

Sault Ste. Marie already has a good reputation for hosting major curling events. And its repute figures to receive a further boost as the host city for the upcoming Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships, which are slated for December 6-11 at the Community First Curling Centre.

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Identity Salon … Deb’s Spa


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November 8, 2021

Identity Salon, located conveniently at 668 Wellington Street East with plenty of parking, looks forward to seeing new and old clients.   

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Holiday shopping at Homespun


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November 4, 2021

Homespun Treasures, located at 762 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown and locally owned and operated by David and Ruth Nicholson, has plenty of holiday gift giving ideas in stock.

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ARCH and the Machine Shop


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November 1, 2021

The Machine Shop has confirmed that it will be the host site for “Illuminate the Season with ARCH” on Thursday, November 18 through Sunday, November 21. The in-person celebration will bring together local businesses showcasing their talent, and dedication to not only the holiday season but support towards a local charity.

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Neal’s Country Farm & Market


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October 27, 2021

On a recent day off, I decided to pay an impromptu visit to Neal’s Country Farm & Market and had a chance to connect with the friendly and hard-working owners Greg and Allyson Neal.  I caught them by surprise but as expected, was greeted warmly by name as they stood in their mud splattered clothing and boots — true farmers!

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Coming to the old Solo


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October 25, 2021

It looms as a boost for the downtown.

That is, the building that housed Solo Trattoria, a popular Mediterranean style restaurant in the Sault’s downtown which closed in January of 2020 after more than 12 years in business, will soon be home to a new eatery.

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A first for St. Mary’s Knights


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October 23, 2021

For the first time in their high school history, the St. Mary’s Knights have captured the aggregate title in the city’s Cross Country meet. Under ideal conditions at Hiawatha Kinsmen Park, the Knights recently captured division titles in the Novice and Junior Girls, and Novice Boys events to claim the championship.

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Feature: Superior Vision Care


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October 21, 2021

I recently had a chance to catch up with the friendly and personable office manager of Superior Vision Care Tammy Culina, who also happens to be the wife of the equally friendly and personable optometrist there, Dr. Tom Culina, or Tom as he prefers to be called by his patients. 

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Free Halloween patrol from KC


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October 20, 2021

Exceptional community partners that they are, KC Security Services will be providing free neighbourhood patrols in Sault Ste. Marie during Halloween evening, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Check this out at City Meat Market


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October 19, 2021

A friendly, neighbourhood grocery store, located on the corner of Queen and Pilgrim streets in the Sault’s downtown is the family owned and operated City Meat Market. See below how to order one of its variety package meat specials.

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Community partners, holiday season


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October 18, 2021

Mayor Christian Provenzano and the City of Sault Ste. Marie have confirmed the return of the Downtown Association’s Moonlight Magic initiatives including the annual Community Tree Lighting celebration.

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An evening at Hogwarts


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October 14, 2021

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the zany folks at Hogwarts.

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MPP will print proof of vaccine


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October 12, 2021

Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has confirmed that his constituency office will print and laminate proof of vaccination certificates for constituents.

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Good news from our Legion


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October 8, 2021

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 of Sault Ste. Marie — a not-for-profit organization incorporated provincially under the laws of the Dominion of Canada — has announced a proposed development that will consist of a nine storey tower.

The proposed development will have 107 apartments of new housing project and new Branch facilities.

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