All posts by Sault Business Matters Staff

Police bike patrols downtown


Sault Ste. Marie Police Service has set up its bike patrol as part of the downtown enforcement strategy. The bicycle unit will patrol the downtown core regularly.

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Day camps from FBFM


Fit Bodies Fit Minds day camps are back, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

The camps are limited to 12 children per camp, ages 5-12 years old. Camps are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Sault smiles with this sweetie


Check out this happy little girl!

Three year old sweetie, Brinley, is our latest “Sault smiles” feature.

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Remembering Michael Doan


Photo by Bob Davies

Family members, friends, former teachers and teammates once again showed their support for the annual Michael Doan Memorial Golf Tournament that was held on Saturday at Crimson Ridge in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Outdoor dining at Marconi


Fans, new and old, of the Marconi Cultural Event Centre should be happy to know that outdoor patio dining is coming to the venerable Albert Street West eatery.

Trevor Zachary, who is the new general manager and director of hospitality at the Marconi, confirmed the operating hours to Sault Business Matters.

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Ready for patio bars, beers


Reggie’s Place Tavern in the Sault’s downtown will soon be home to a new outdoor patio bar in the back of the building.

As many of us anticipate the imminent opening of outdoor patios relative to the go ahead from the Ontario government, the Sault’s downtown area will feature at least 10 licensed outlets that we know of, including some new ones.

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‘Great Giving Challenge’


During the month of June, Grocer 4 Good and Northern Credit Union will participate in the ‘Great Canadian Giving Challenge.’ It is a summer fundraising campaign put on by ‘Canada Helps.’ Grocer 4 Good is located at 133 Gore Street in the Sault’s downtown area.

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Better services for mental issues


Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is supporting the relocation and creation of a new residential withdrawal management services site in Sault Ste. Marie with $343,000 in new ongoing operational funding.

Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano confirmed that the funds will support operational expenses such as rent, food plans, laundry and other related operating costs.

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This is a good sign


Photo by Mary DeSimone

Signs. Signs. Everywhere are signs.

There are good signs ahead. At least we hope so.

Perhaps we just need to believe and trust.

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Fed funding for our youth


To be sure, Canada’s economic recovery depends in a large part on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. Which is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments in our youth, to try to ensure they have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.

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N1 Strategy and Dubreuilville


The Corporation of the Township of Dubreuilville has confirmed a new partnership with N1 Strategy, a division of N1 Solutions Inc. The intent is to guide economic development and tourism initiatives in the community of Dubreuilville.

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Slam hoopsters off to school


Bishop Whitmell

A trio of high performance players from the Steel City Slam basketball team of Sault Ste. Marie have committed to post secondary school programs effective the fall semester.

Bishop Whitmell, Logan Whitmell and Elijah Suffel will all be combining school and basketball. The Whitmell brothers are headed to Sault College while Suffel is off to Nipissing University of North Bay.

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Central United silent auction


Venerable Central United Church of the Sault will hold its annual silent auction online from Friday, May 28 to Friday, June 4, at 3 p.m.

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Virtual learning strategy


Ross Romano

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is transforming virtual learning by investing $870,520 in eight innovative projects at Algoma University and Sault College.

The projects are part of the province’s ‘Virtual Learning Strategy’ with the intention of providing students with more flexibility and access to high-quality post secondary education and retraining opportunities.

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What’s next for Croatians?


When Croatian immigrants first arrived in Sault Ste. Marie at the turn of the last century, their social gatherings were commonplace. Whether in a home, at a picnic grounds or in a building, one could hear Croatian language spoken, celebrate the food, folklore and traditions, and revel in Croatian culture. In the 1970’s the community incorporated the Canadian Croatian Home Association-Sault Ste. Marie (CCHA-SSM) as a non profit culture and heritage organization and moved from Wellington St. West to a newly built home on Second Line East.

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Lack of action re vaccines


(EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is an open letter to Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan.)

Hello Mr. Sheehan:

I want from you to give a reasonable explanation on why with blessings of the War Memorial Hospital (President David Jahn) with volunteer R.N’s and also the agreement with Canada Customs and American Customs why Health Canada does not back this opportunity for Canadian Sault residents to get their second or even first shots from the excess in Sault, Michigan?

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Leaf, yard waste pick-up


The City of Sault Ste. Marie has started its annual leaf and yard waste collection. The city is divided in two sections for the purpose of collection every two weeks. A map describing the sections is available on the city’s website.

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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


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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


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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


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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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NDP ahead of the game


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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Wellness workshops at FBFM


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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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