All posts by Sault Business Matters Staff

Equity, diversity leader at AU


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 11, 2020

By way of a special mission to support cross-cultural learning, Algoma University has assumed a long-standing leadership role in addressing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion within the communities it serves.

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Boost for northern Ontario


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 10, 2020

The government of Canada has confirmed a commitment of more than $13 million to support economic development within Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations in northern Ontario.  

Sault MP Terry Sheehan

Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan, representing the governing Liberal Party of Canada, noted that the funding flowing through FedNor will support a total of 22 projects across the northern Ontario region. 

(The projects that are slated to receive funding are listed below.)

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“… Out in the country …”


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 9, 2020

Can we frame this as picture perfect? Um, we think so.

We have this breath-taking photo to share with you as we head into the second week of August of what has been a spectacular summer thus far in the Sault and throughout the Algoma District.

For more details on where this fab photo was taken — and for an enlarged version — see below.

… find a quiet place, far from the human race, out in the country … before the breathing air is gone … before the sun is gone, just a bright spot in the night time … “ — from the song ‘Out In The Country’ by Three Dog Night.

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Iron Bridge family fun event


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 8, 2020

The Iron Bridge Agricultural Society is planning a family fun event for Saturday, September 19.

The event will be held at the Iron Bridge Recreation Centre on Chiblow Lake Road.

Pre registration is taking place until August 14.

A minimum of five families must be registered or the event will be cancelled.

To clarify, only one person in the family entry has to be a member of the Iron Bridge Agricultural Society.

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Newly renovated I.D.A.


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 7, 2020

The owners of I.D.A. Drug Mart have confirmed the opening of their newly renovated Wellington Square location in the Sault’s east end.

The Wellington Square outlet is open seven days a week.

Current hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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The best food winners are …


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 5, 2020

We have the winners from the first-ever, “who has the best food” survey compiled by Sault Business Matters.

We were, simply put, overwhelmed with the response which included more than 750 e-mail responses (we specifically asked for e-mail) and another 17 who opted to post under our original story of August 1.

In fact, we had so many responses that we are recognizing the top four finishers in each category, as opposed to our original thought of top three.

See below for the list of winners … and thank you to all who participated!

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Central United flea market


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 2, 2020

Looking for some great bargains?

Well, Central United Church, located on the corner of Spring and Albert streets in the Sault’s downtown, will be featuring a flea market through the month of August.

Twenty people will be allowed inside at one time and public health measures will be followed including the need for masks and hand sanitizing.

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Who has the best food?


Sault Business Matters Staff
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August 1, 2020

We think that the Sault has a good reputation in the food industry.

So, Sault Business Matters has come up with a “who has the best food” feature as it pertains to local establishments.

See below for a total of 10 “who has the best food” categories and e-mail your choices to us. (Your name will not be used.)

The top three finishers in each category will then be published here on Sault Business Matters on Wednesday, August 5.

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Sault Transit improvements


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 29, 2020

Sault member of parliament Terry Sheehan, who is also the parliamentary secretary to the minister of economic development and official languages, has confirmed funding for six public transit projects in the city.

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August at the senior centre


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 29, 2020

The Senior Citizens Drop In Centre, located on Bay Street in the Sault’s downtown area, has lined up its August activities. They are as follows.

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Please clean up the graffiti!


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 27, 2020

Such a beautiful city we would have only if all of the ugly graffiti that is ruining the appearance of our Heritage buildings in our downtown would be removed or covered up!

Whose responsibility is it to clean up the graffiti? Is it the responsibility of the building owners or the business owners?

Or maybe I ask should the City show some leadership and take action and help pay for the clean up of the graffiti?

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New hours at SVP food bank


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 23, 2020

St. Vincent Place, located on Albert Street E. in the Sault’s downtown, will be adjusting the hours of operation for its food bank effective August 1.

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Sault smiles with Tony B


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 22, 2020

Tony Bennardo, the ageless owner of Bennardo Jewellers in the Sault, has extra reason to smile today.

That is because, the patriarch of the long-time local business store is celebrating a milestone birthday.

Um, how old is this young fellow?

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Good and bad in all factions


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 20, 2020

I am writing this to offer my support for the good police officers who do their best to protect the citizens of our city.

As we know there are those people who think that our police department should be “de-funded” because of the actions of some police officers in other cities.

What I ask does that have to do with the chief of the Sault police force and the police officers of the Sault?

The way that I see it and please correct me if I am off base, but there are good and bad in any profession! So why pick on the police force???

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Good to go at Grocer 4 Good


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 16, 2020

Lisa Vezeau-Allen, who is the founder and president of Grocer 4 Good, has confirmed that the store will re-open next Monday, July 20.

Lisa Vezeau-Allen

The little grocery store is located on Gore Street in the Sault’s downtown area.

Vezeau-Allen made the announcement relative to the re-opening of Grocer 4 Good on behalf of its board of directors and collaborative agencies.

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Museum fundraiser details


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 15, 2020

‘Tea party-in-a-box’ is the name of a fundraiser that is being organized by the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

And the kits for the upcoming fundraiser are available for early order until Wednesday, July 22.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Sault Ste. Marie Museum has been unable to organize its popular ‘Tea and Scones’ event this spring and summer.

So, in its place, the local museum has created a way for folks to participate from their own homes.

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Cash for youth from PCs


Sault Business Matters Staff
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July 10, 2020

Premier Doug Ford and Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is investing in community driven and youth led projects to try to improve the well being of children and their families who are facing economic and social barriers within Sault Ste. Marie.

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For the good of the Sault


First I wish to start off by giving a big “thank you” to Sault Business Matters for all of your many positive articles about our local businesses!

By featuring so many of our local businesses and those in our community in such a positive light it can encourage residents of our City to support our local business owners . . . and I am sure that all of this promotion through the articles is helping.

By choosing to live in the Sault we should all be supporting our local business owners by buying their products as opposed to shopping “on line” and not keeping our money in the Sault.

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Re-opening the Rhodes


The City of Sault Ste. Marie continues to re-open its facilities by employing a phased approach as it tries to ensure appropriate safety measures for the community and limiting public health risks.

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Sault museum seeks input


Following is an edited version of a press release sent to Sault Business Matters from the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

The Sault Ste. Marie museum is launching an ongoing project that seeks community input on experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and hopes for the community’s future.

Re-creating the community is the Museum’s newest project that strives to involve collaboration with individuals and organizations in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District to help it reflect on and preserve this historical moment.

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Sault is a friendly place but …


Sault Business Matters has received the following letter to the editor from a relative newcomer to the city.

Hello! I moved to Sault Ste. Marie in 2019 to take a job that has helped me to support my wife and our young family.

We like living in Sault Ste. Marie and we are able to afford to live in a small house in downtown of Sault Ste. Marie.

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United they stand at local church


Central United Church has decided to wait until September to re-open.

Sault Business Matters has confirmed that the venerable downtown church, which is currently undergoing renovations, will take the summer months off before starting services and activities again in September.

And there is a ‘say it all’ message that Central United wishes to share.

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“… We are all Team Canada …”


Sault Business Matters has received the following Canada Day message from Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano.

Sault MPP Ross Romano and family

Happy Canada Day! Today marks 153 years since Canada’s confederation.

Canada Day gives us the opportunity to remember our past, be thankful for our rights and freedoms, and take pride in our shared values and ideals.

Over the years, members of our community have made major contributions to Canada, and the world.

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