Feature: Big Lake Cabin


Angela Romano
By
October 19, 2020

It is fair to say that the personable and happy go lucky Jon Young is in many ways a big part of why Big Lake Cabin in just over a year has quickly become a Sault favourite in the local dining scene. 

The friendly, funny, kind, caring and generous Jon is often the face you see welcoming you to what is sure to be a pleasant dining experience. 

Big Lake Cabin opened in August of 2019 and has truly brought a fresh new vibe to the Sault’s downtown dining experience with an innovative and creative menu that is changed up frequently to take advantage of what is in season but also what is seasonally appropriate. 

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Big bucks spent on the Gardens


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 19, 2020

Inside GFL Memorial Gardens (photo by Bob Davies)

In what is being termed a collaborative effort, the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have teamed up to spend more than $1,000,000 towards upgrading GFL Memorial Gardens.

According to a press release issued today by the Greyhounds, the OHL team and the City of Sault Ste. Marie “have made the most upgrades in the history of the Home of the Hounds this off season … in total, over $1,000,000 worth of enhancements were made inside the facility to improve fan experience and users safety.”

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Small business week


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 18, 2020

” … This year more than ever, we all have to focus on the needs and survival our small businesses … ” — Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.

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All new Hockey North Show


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 17, 2020

There will be significant changes to the Hockey North Show when the well established program returns to the airwaves in mid November for its annual 25 week gig.

For one, the Hockey North Show with Randy Russon and Brad Coccimiglio is moving to a new radio home, Eagle 95.1 — on line via www.eagleradio951.com — from its former ESPN 1400 spot.

As well, the Hockey North Show will be broadcast live on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. (as opposed to Tuesdays) and as a bonus, all editions will be recorded and archived on www.eagleradio951.com as well as the Eagle 95.1 Facebook page for replay on demand.

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On line local shopping


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 16, 2020

The local Chamber of Commerce has teamed with AlgomaMarketplace.com to introduce a newer expanded online local shopping experience.

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Fall into winter at Mane St.


Randy Russon
By
October 13, 2020

Krista Nolan, who owns and operates Mane Street Cafe in the Sault’s downtown, has outlined plans for her neat, tidy and comfortable little eatery as fall heads towards winter.

Besides offering $5 pints of draught beer and $7 glasses of seven ounce wine, Nolan tells Sault Business Matters that she plans “to keep a storefront patio of some sort through most of the winter.”

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 12, 2020

It is a day that is specifically set aside to be thankful.

Across Ontario, families are gathering, in respectful numbers we hope, to observe the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

In the Sault, we have much to be thankful for in terms of COVID-19 numbers being relatively low in comparison to the rest of the province, especially the Greater Toronto and Ottawa areas.

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Downtown could use these


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 10, 2020

Our downtown is an area that our City politicians and so called leaders have neglected for far too long.

It is a good thing that there are so many resilient small business owners who have invested in the downtown but the downtown needs more judging by the many vacancies in buildings along Queen from Pim Street to Bruce Street.

Soon we will have a drug store at the corner of Queen and Bruce and that is very encouraging! Additionally I have a list of other businesses that would be welcome additions to our downtown.

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Jacobs teams with Turco


Randy Russon
By
October 7, 2020

Marty Turco, and his wife Kelly, at Mane St. Cafe’s outdoor patio, this past summer, enjoying a few Kingsville Brewing products. (Photo by Mary Desimone.)

This has Sault Ste. Marie pride and stardom written all over it.

That is, Kingsville Brewing Company has confirmed a partnership with Canadian and world curling icons, the Team Jacobs rink from the Sault.

The other side of the Sault connection is 45-year old Marty Turco, who is a part owner of Kingsville Brewing and a former National Hockey League and Canadian Olympic standout goalie of many years who also backstopped the University of Michigan Wolverines to a pair of national championships.

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Good healthy breakfast and …


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 5, 2020

Hello again! I am writing to say how much I enjoy your website in particular the many positive articles which are about the downtown area where I dwell with my wife and our family.

On this topic I wish to give a compliment to the very nice and clean restaurants that Sault Ste. Marie has that choose to serve a very healthy breakfast of which is an important way to begin each of the days.

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Best ever for Big Blue Box


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 5, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the good folks at St. Vincent Place, which is located on Albert St. E. in the Sault’s downtown.

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The boards are back in town


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 2, 2020

Broers Jansen, the quaint, popular wine bar that is located beside the Museum in the Sault’s downtown, is well known for its $5 glasses of a variety of red and white wines.

As well, Broers Jansen has become locally famous for its own version of a charcuterie board.

With its own blend of meats, cheeses, home made bread, roasted almonds and other treats, the Broers Jansen version of a charcuterie board is called a “bro-cuterie” board.

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Fall market vendors


Randy Russon
By
October 1, 2020

Great Lakes Crates, one of the vendors

The resolve was evident in the number of people who took part as supporters and vendors.

To be sure, it was a nice local feeling as part of a (sort of) nice fall day in the Sault’s downtown.

That is, in partnership with the local Downtown Association, the Sault Ste. Marie Museum held what it called a Culture Days Fall Market.

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This is happening today


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
October 1, 2020

This is another opportunity to support local.

Sault Ste. Marie Museum, in tandem with the local Downtown Association, is holding what is being called a Culture Days Fall Market.

The event is slated for today from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The fall market, outdoor event will be held behind the museum’s 690 Queen Street East location.

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Kudos to Claudio and PUC


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 30, 2020

The local Public Utilities Commission received an award in the category of worker safety during a recent “virtual” annual meeting and Ontario Electrical Safety awards event.

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NORP via Ross Romano


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 28, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano relative to a Northern Ontario recovery program. An edited version of it appears below.

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‘Culture Days Fall Market’


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 28, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie Museum, in tandem with the local Downtown Association, will be holding what is being called a Culture Days Fall Market.

The event is slated for this Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and kicks off the month of October.

The fall market, outdoor event will be held behind the museum’s 690 Queen Street East location.

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Missing high school hoopla


Randy Russon
By
September 27, 2020

If there is a participation or experience that I miss at this time of year it is being a community volunteer as a basketball coach.

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Feature: Laura DeLuca


Angela Romano
By
September 25, 2020

I recently met up with Laura DeLuca at a local downtown restaurant to chat about her work as a real estate sales representative for locally owned and operated brokerage EXIT Realty Lake Superior. 

I have known Laura for a long time and even though it had been a while since we saw each other in person, it was as though no time had passed at all.

This type of easy and comfortable conversation is what anyone who contacts Laura for their real estate needs can expect.  It doesn’t take long to realize that she has found the perfect fit for her personality and strengths and anyone looking to buy or sell their home is in good hands with Laura. 

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New partner for NTAAA


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 24, 2020

Northern Transit and Arena Advertising Agency — which serves the markets of Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay — has partnered with BrokerLink Insurance.

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Stay home … shop local!


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 23, 2020

I will be the first to admit that I miss traveling into the U.S. as we liked the odd weekend getaways to Michigan to places such as Gaylord and West Branch.

We also got into the habit of filling up the gas tank in Sault, Michigan and while over there having supper at Antlers or the Palace and once in a while going to the Kewadin Casino.

The closure of the border however has reminded my partner and me how important it is to support our own local businesses right here in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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Reggie’s off to a good start


Randy Russon
By
September 22, 2020

It is an old bar with a new beginning.

Reggie’s Place Tavern recently re-opened in the Sault’s downtown under new management.

The husband and wife tandem of Randy Lapossie and Kylie Lapossie opened the doors to Reggie’s on September 1 as the new operators after the iconic downtown bar had been closed for most of the past three years.

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Spectacular sunset


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 19, 2020

As September moves towards the end of summer and prepares to welcome the fall season, the beauty of the Sault area is on full display.

For example, as one heads west of the Sault past Goulais and into the Havilland Bay area, sunset can be particularly spectacular.

See below for a larger image of a recent Havilland Bay sunset as provided by Lily Heika.

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Please freeze the alcohol tax


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 17, 2020

Rory Ring

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following letter to the editor from Rory Ring, who is the chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of Sault Ste. Marie.)

A rant of Mr. Ring is that a federal government alcohol escalator tax — one that is scheduled to increase again in April of next year — is a tax grab.

We now turn the floor over to Mr. Ring for the following editorial opinion.

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Here’s to you, Ron Irwin


Randy Russon
By
September 16, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie has recognized a long-time local politician by renaming City Hall as the Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre.

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Blue box food drive


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
September 15, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from St. Vincent Place marketing and fundraising coordinator Sara McCleary.

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