IDA opening in Queenstown


Randy Russon
By
July 12, 2020

The locally owned and operated IDA Drug Mart string of stores will soon be setting up a new shop in the Sault’s downtown, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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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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PUC sustainability report


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 30, 2020

PUC Services Inc. has released its 2019 sustainability report which highlights what is termed its “commitment to investing in sustainable growth, people and the communities (we) serve.”

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Sault smiles … with an encore


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 29, 2020

Okay, so we featured these two as our Sault smiles back in April.

Lindsay and Tim Ellis

But some smiles are contagious.

In the case of Tim and Lindsay Ellis, the husband and wife duo who co-own Eagle Radio 95.1 in the Sault, this could not be more true.

And while it may be true that Tim has “a face for radio”, the same cannot be said for his absolute, better half, Lindsay.

You think?

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Message from Creative Nest


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 27, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following message from Diana Petainen, who is the owner of Creative Nest Studio.

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Bennardo extends hours


Angela Romano
By
June 23, 2020

Sault Business Matters has confirmed that Bennardo Jewellers, which is located on Great Northern Road in the Sault, has expanded their hours.

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Mane St. patio bar is open!


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 22, 2020

With a new food and drink menu, Mane St. Cafe has opened its patio bar effective today.

Located at 626 Queen Street E. in the Sault’s downtown, Mane St. Cafe is locally owned and operated by Krista Nolan and her family.

A well trained staff spent last week preparing for today’s opening.

Krista tells Sault Business Matters that the fully covered patio bar will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., “rain or shine.”

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Old Stone House to re-open


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 19, 2020

The Ermatinger∙Clergue National Historic Site — aka the Old Stone House — will re-open to visitors beginning next Tuesday (June 23.)

Attendance will be limited and visitors will be asked to wear their own masks and gloves in order to protect themselves, the exhibits and the historic integrity of the artifacts.

As part of the Ontario government’s Stage 2 mandate relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, barriers have been placed in museum rooms to prevent the use of interactive and high-touch areas. 

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First service at First Baptist


Randy Russon
By
June 18, 2020

Service resumed at First Baptist Church of Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday.

Pastor Jack DeVries

Along with other places of worship, the venerable downtown church had been closed under order from the Ontario government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jack DeVries, who is the pastor of First Baptist Church, told Sault Business Matters that “our opening went very smooth.

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Open for Sunday service


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 16, 2020

First Baptist Church has resumed its Sunday service, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

Along with other places of worship, the venerable downtown church had been closed under order from the Ontario government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jack DeVries is the pastor of First Baptist Church.

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More money for SAH


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 15, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has confirmed that premier Doug Ford and the Ontario government is delivering on a promise to reduce the strain on the local health care system.

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How Algoma U will operate


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 11, 2020

School is — and will be — in at Algoma University, albeit with a different approach.

Asima Vezina

Algoma U has confirmed and finalized its plans relative to academic programming for the 2020 fall term.

And Algoma president and vice chancellor Asima Vezina said the method of operation is “a decision not taken lightly by the university.”

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True North Stronger Fund


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 11, 2020

Following is an excerpt of a press release sent to Sault Business Matters from Northern Credit Union relative to its ‘True North Stronger Fund.’

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Feds helping businesses


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 11, 2020

Following is an excerpt from a press release sent to Sault Business Matters via the constituency office of Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan.

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Catholic churches re-opening


Sault Business Matters Staff
By
June 10, 2020

Sault Business Matters has received the following message from the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie relative to the recent announcement via the Ontario government that churches will be allowed to re-open.

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Re-opening … this week!


A lengthy list of businesses, including restaurants, hair salons and malls, will be allowed to re-open as of Friday in parts of Ontario — including Sault Ste. Marie — as the province enters Stage 2 of its restart phase through a regional approach.

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