All posts by Sault Business Matters Staff

NerdCon is a no go


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September 15, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following message from the organizers of the Steel City NerdCon event that was planned for next month.

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Muio’s extending service


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September 11, 2020

Beginning next Tuesday — which is September 15 — Muio’s Restaurant will be open for takeout and delivery six days a week.

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Terry’s Labour Day message


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September 6, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following message from Sault member of parliament Terry Sheehan relative to Labour Day.

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Lunches for learning


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September 4, 2020

In order to try to ensure that no child has to go to hungry at school, St. Vincent Place in the Sault is offering a new ‘lunches for learning’ program.

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Affordable housing for seniors


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September 3, 2020

Terry Sheehan

To be sure, every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place that they can call home.

Ergo, the governments of Canada and Ontario are combining to invest more than $1 million towards a new affordable housing development in Sault Ste. Marie to provide seniors at risk of homelessness with housing and support services.

The erstwhile Rosedale public elementary school, located at 90 Chapple Avenue, is being transformed into a nine-unit housing development.

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Fish dish back at Gliss


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August 19, 2020

Kristi Turner, who manages Gliss Restaurant in the Sault’s downtown, has confirmed that the eatery is again offering its all you can eat fish special.

Gliss has also confirmed its current dine-in hours to Sault Business Matters.

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Massey Fair alternative


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August 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put what would have been the 113th edition of the Massey Fair on hold for this year.

But there is good news ahead.

Sault Business Matters has confirmed that officials have come up with alternative plans for the fair grounds for Saturday, August 29 with an event called ‘Pioneering the Pandemic.’

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Library turns the page


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August 17, 2020

The James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, located on East Street just off Bay Street in the Sault’s downtown, will be reopening its doors to the public starting today.

The downtown library closed on March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, as part of a staged reopening, the Centennial Library will be open Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Curbside service will continue to be offered, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Sault joins Canada United


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August 13, 2020

The weekend of August 28 to 30 has been proclaimed Canada United Weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.

And Rory Ring, who is the chief executive officer for the Chamber of Commerce, confirmed that mayor Christian Provenzano and Sault city council are supporting the Canada United movement that encourages buying and dining local.

“We’re grateful to the mayor and to council for supporting this endeavor,” Ring relayed.

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Odd Job Jacks official app


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August 11, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie is now home to a property maintenance business with an app, one that features grass cutting and mowing on demand and — looking ahead to the winter — snow removal on demand.

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Equity, diversity leader at AU


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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


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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 …”


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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


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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.


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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 …


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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


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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?


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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


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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


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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!


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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


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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


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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


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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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