Mouth watering burgers


On the grill, at Stackburger

Many are of the notion that Stackburger serves some of the best burgers in the Sault.

And there is no argument from us that Stackburger is without peer.

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Spring has sprung winners


The City of Sault Ste. Marie has confirmed the winners of its ‘Spring has Sprung’ contest. See below for the list of winners.

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Battle of Atlantic ceremony


Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 was the site for a gathering of local officials who recognized those who served our country in what was a victorious Battle of the Atlantic during World War 2.

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Sault smiles … with Kelly


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 30, 2021

Kelly Jackson

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

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Rory, Rocco and paid sick days


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 29, 2021

Rory Ring, who is the chief executive officer of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, has teamed up with Ontario Chamber of Commerce boss Rocco Rossi to released a joint statement relative to the Ontario government’s paid sick day program proposal.

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Fringe North embraces change


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 27, 2021

Onward and upward.

As was the case with a number of events within the arts and culture sector, 2020 saw the cancellation of what would have been the fourth annual Fringe North Theatre Festival in the Sault.

Now, as the ups and downs of COVID-19 continue to be a challenge, Fringe North is working to try to figure out what can happen relative to the 2021 festival season.

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‘Your comfort, our promise’


Angela Romano
By
April 26, 2021

Sault Business Matters had a chance to recently connect with the personable Derek Jackson, who is the chief information and marketing officer for Wardlaw Heating & Cooling.

And when asked the secret to the company being in business for 40 years, Derek responded with the fact that Wardlaw Heating & Cooling has worked hard to stay ahead of the curve and has always adapted with the changing industry.

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NDP ahead of the game


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 23, 2021

Morin-Strom

There has been no word from the federal government when the next election might be held.

But in Sault Ste. Marie, the New Democratic Party has confirmed its candidate for the next federal election by tapping local high school teacher Marie Morin-Strom .

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Three partners align


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 20, 2021

Missanabie Cree First Nation, N1 Strategy Inc., a division of N1 Solutions Inc., and The Machine Shop have confirmed the signing of a partnership between the three allies.

The affirmation of the partnership comes with multiple opportunities and a proposed plan to incorporate education, tourism, and the Indigenous experience in northern Ontario, according to a press release that was sent to Sault Business Matters.

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Sault smiles … at Lucy Ro


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 19, 2021

Sue and Tara of Lucy Ro Clean Beauty

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

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Environmental town hall


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 16, 2021

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is an excerpt from a release sent to Sault Business Matters relative to the Ontario New Democratic Riding Association and an upcoming environmental town hall event.)

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Friday features at Gliss


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 16, 2021

The personable, husband and wife tandem of chef Derek Turner and manager Kristi Turner at Gliss Restaurant on Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown have finalized their Friday feature takeout menu.

Gliss is one of the more popular locally owned and operated restaurants in the Sault and like all small business, can use the support of locals, especially during this latest Ontario emergency shutdown order.

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City Meat Market supports local


Angela Romano
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April 14, 2021

Speaking to Lori Nowitski, daughter of John and Rosina Bruni, owners of City Meat Market, it doesn’t take long to see how passionate she is about a few things — supporting local business, excellence in customer service, and a genuine desire to see the downtown thrive. 

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Catching up with Pina and Tony


Angela Romano
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April 12, 2021

Tony and Pina Bennardo, of Bennardo Jewellers

To say that COVID-19 has proved a challenge to a small local business like Bennardo Jewellers would be an understatement.

But in speaking to Pina Bennardo, it is truly heartwarming to appreciate their resilience.   

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Wellness workshops at FBFM


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 8, 2021

During these challenging times, Fit Bodies. Fit Minds would like to remind local businesses/workplaces that employee well-being is more important than ever.

And FBFM is offering a variety of workshops that can benefit all employees in the connection of mind and body wellness.

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We have the bear facts


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 7, 2021

Bear with us, so to speak.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Ontario Provincial Police would like to remind all of us to exercise caution as black bears begin to come out of hibernation this spring.

Bears waking up from hibernation are faced with a scarcity of natural food sources, leading them to look for food in garbage cans and bird feeders.

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Sault smiles … at Stackburger


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 6, 2021

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

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Why is the Sault in a shutdown?


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 4, 2021

The number of COVID-19 cases here in the Sault are quite low in comparison to the rest of the Province of Ontario … but here we are in another “shutdown” and I know that I am not alone when I ask “why us”? Why are we in the same category as the “hot spots” when we are not a “hot spot” is another question to ask.

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Blueberry honey … at Makwa


Sault Business Matters Staff
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April 2, 2021

We have a honey of a story to report. Sault Business Matters has received this update from Makwa Makers … blueberry honey is now available!

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Phases and faces of radio


Randy Russon
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April 1, 2021

To declare or observe that radio has undergone consequential compression since I started in the business in 1975 would rank as an overplayed understatement.

From being live 24 hours a day, seven days a week in what was the golden age of radio for stations that were locally owned and operated, the industry has now subjected many who work in it do so in an almost robotic fashion while under the thumb of corporate control.

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Soon to be patio season


Sault Business Matters Staff
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March 30, 2021

Retired National Hockey League goalie Marty Turco and his wife Kelly enjoy a cold Kingsville Brewery product at Mane St. patio bar in the Sault’s downtown in this 2020 Sault Business Matters file photo. Marty and Kelly are both from Sault Ste. Marie and they maintain a residence here with their three kids. Marty is also a part owner of Kingsville Brewery. (photo by Mary Desimone)

Patio bars were popular in the Sault’s downtown in 2020.

And with the Ontario government and public health officials encouraging more outdoor dining as per COVID-19, look for patio bars to soon spring up in the Sault’s downtown.

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Camera Craft stands test of time


Angela Romano
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March 27, 2021

Camera Craft, in the Sault’s downtown

Camera Craft has been a fixture in downtown Sault Ste. Marie for over six decades, which is an incredible achievement in the small business world.  Longevity in operating a highly specialized service is certainly something to be proud of and a testament to the stellar customer service experience one can expect from the team at Camera Craft.  Camera Craft has always been a family operated business from its previous owners and to the current ownership.

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Sault smiles … at Dragonfly


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
March 24, 2021

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

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PM shows faith in Sault MP


Sault Business Matters Staff
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March 22, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) and Sault MP Terry Sheehan, in this 2016 file photo.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced changes to his team of parliamentary secretaries.

Some of the parliamentary secretaries are newly appointed, taking on new responsibilities, others are staying in their current portfolio.

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High school will never be Dunn


Randy Russon
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March 21, 2021

The back of the Dunn that faced the football field.

The walls at the venerable high school on Wellington Street in the Sault’s east end came tumbling down several years ago.

But the long gone walls and hallowed halls still speak their own language and Sir James Dunn Collegiate remains alive in the memory bank for many who attended the school at any point from its opening in 1957 to its close in 2010.

If you went to SJD and enjoyed any part of your experience there for any length of time, chances are good that high school will never be Dunn in your mind, memory or heart.

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New at Fit Bodies, Fit Minds


Angela Romano
By
March 17, 2021

Sault Business Matters recently caught up with the newly hired director of athletics for Fit Bodies. Fit Minds, Daniel Roy to go over some of its new and revised programming.

Daniel and the rest of the team couldn’t be happier to be able to offer more in person programming but also continue with virtual options for those that prefer that option given these times.

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St. Pat’s at Reggie’s downtown


Sault Business Matters Staff
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March 16, 2021

Reggie’s Place Tavern in the Sault’s downtown has a St. Patrick’s Day event planned that includes live music with popular local band Boneyard.

See below for details.

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