All posts by Sault Business Matters Staff

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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AU summer camps


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June 22, 2022

Algoma University’s summer camps are back for another summer season. They are slated to be held at the school’s George Leach Centre.

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Hard hats at the Legion


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June 20, 2022

Branch 25, Royal Canadian Legion in the Sault is now taking a list of folks who would be interested in working on the new building on Great Northern Rd.

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Algoma + Asima = A+


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June 17, 2022

Asima Vezina

It has proven to be a winning combination. Thus, Algoma University’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved the reappointment of President and Vice-Chancellor Asima Vezina for a second five-year term.

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Troy’s Trail is just ahead


Troy and Annette Chandler, local representatives on behalf of Hydrocephalus Canada, created the first Troy’s Trail Spirit Walk in 2012.

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Big garage sale this week


Sault Ste. Marie’s Downtown Association will be hosting what it is calling the “Longest Garage Sale” this Saturday, June 11.

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Sault Smiles … with Justin


Our latest Sault Smiles on Sault Business Matters is from a new team member at the Whisky Barrel, Justin Wilson.

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Bargain box thrift shop


The memorial hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the Sault’s downtown area features a bargain box thrift shop.

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Lunch at the Legion


Pasta and meatballs are back on the menu every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legion hall on Great Northern Rd. in the Sault.

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Kudos to Little Caesars


Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recently recognized multiple citizens, organizations and schools for their contributions towards public safety and compassion in the local community.

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Gathering at Rapids Pow Wow


Algoma University has confirmed that the 16th annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow will be held June 4-5 at the school’s George Leach Centre. The event will focus on Indigenous culture, which includes traditional drumming, singing, and competition dancing. There will be Indigenous artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.

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Sault Smiles … with the Neals


A regular photograph feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make Sault Ste. Marie a friendly place to do business.

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Sault Smiles … with Ross


Ross Romano, planting a lawn sign.

A regular photo feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make Sault Ste. Marie a friendly place to do business.

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Marconi Meets World


EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the Marconi Event Centre. The Marconi is located on Albert Street in the Sault’s west end.

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Addiction services facility


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April 25, 2022

Ross Romano

The Ontario government, via Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano, has approved the proposal for the relocation of the Residential Withdrawal Management program. The program will move from its current location within Sault Area Hospital to a modern, dedicated site that better meets the needs of individuals and families in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding region, said Romano.

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I.D.A. Baseball Park


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April 16, 2022

Locally owned and operated I.D.A. Pharmacy/Drug Mart has teamed up with the Soo Minor Baseball Association. That is, I.D.A. has confirmed a community minded venture with SMBA and its Sinclair Yards Baseball Complex home field diamond.

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Urban Square Drug Mart


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April 12, 2022

A new drug store, complete with a Sweet Greetings outlet, opened on Trunk Road in the Sault’s east end this week.

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Sault Smiles … at the Tap Room


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April 10, 2022

A regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business. See below for details — and a much bigger photo — of our latest Sault Smiles.

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Federal budget highlights


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April 8, 2022

Chrystia Freeland, who is Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, has released Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. See below for complete details.

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‘Straight Outta Covid’


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March 31, 2022

Four comedians from Toronto will be in the Sault on Saturday for Straight Outta Covid, a stand-up comedy event that is set to be staged at The Tech starting at 8 p.m.

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Easter Bake Sale


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March 30, 2022

An Easter Bake Sale will be held at Central United Church on Wednesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central United Church is located on Spring Street, in the Sault’s downtown.

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Sault Smiles is back!


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March 26, 2022

Back by popular demand is the Sault Business Matters feature, Sault Smiles. We plan on again making this a regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business. See below for our first Sault Smiles of 2022.

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Swiss Chalet is coming back!


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March 17, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie’s Swiss Chalet outlet, which closed in the wake of the beginning of the Covid virus, will be re-opening at 332 Great Northern Road in the weeks ahead, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Federal $ for Prince Township


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March 9, 2022

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the office of Sault member of parliament Terry Sheehan relative to grant money that Prince Township will be receiving.

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Indigenous child care facility


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March 4, 2022

The Ontario government is coming through with a cool $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and Waabinong Head Start Family Resource Centre. The funds will be used to build a child care facility that provides educational programs for Indigenous preschoolers and their families that promote the Anishinaabek culture and language in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Avery Construction expansion


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February 25, 2022

The Ontario government is providing $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to support the expansion of Avery Construction Ltd. in Sault Ste. Marie. This investment will help the company offer a reliable and more environmentally friendly source of asphalt for local projects, according to Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano.

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Chamber business awards


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February 24, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has extended the nomination period for its annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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$400,000 for Norquay


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February 11, 2022

Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has confirmed that the Ontario government is providing $400,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to help establish Norquay Trusses Ltd. in Sault Ste. Marie, which is a new business in the forestry manufacturing sector.

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Local food access funding


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January 31, 2022

Terry Sheehan

Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan has confirmed federal Liberal government funding from the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food for three local food access projects.

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Good news from the ‘Closet’


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January 26, 2022

Central United Church has confirmed that its popular clothes closet will reopen weekly beginning on Wednesday, February 2.

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Tax clinic funds via Sheehan


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January 24, 2022

We have some good news to report from Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan relative to free tax clinics.

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‘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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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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