Air quality statement


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August 3, 2021

Smoke plumes from active fires in northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba will continue today, resulting in poor air quality.

Thus, Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement that is in effect for the following areas.

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Basketball day camp at GLC


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August 2, 2021

‘EJ Ballers’, under the direction of Algoma University men’s basketball coach Etienne Jacquet, will be holding an ‘August Day Camp’ at the George Leach Centre.

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Batchewana election results


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July 29, 2021

Dean Sayers has been re-elected as chief of Batchewana First Nation in rather convincing fashion.

Chief Dean Sayers

Sayers totaled 424 votes to outdistance challengers Teala Nadjiwon and Peter Sewell.

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Big money for Sault Airport


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July 28, 2021

Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan has confirmed more than $2.15 million in financial support for the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation.

Sault MP Terry Sheehan, at today’s announcement

A non-repayable contribution, the $2.15 million will help to mitigate the financial pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting the operations of the Sault airport for a one year. The project is expected to help maintain 13 local jobs.

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SK Group online platform


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July 26, 2021

Since 1992, the multi-faceted SK Group Inc. has been serving the Sault and area offering top notch customer service.

It started out primarily as an embroidery business but then securing a larger space in 1996 allowed for expanded production facilities, more equipment and thus more capabilities. 

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Museum invites young artists


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July 16, 2021

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is inviting youth from the ages of 10 to 16 to register for a summer long, Saturday morning workshop series that draws on its current exhibition, Art and Artifact.

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Patio bar at Tazzi’s


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July 12, 2021

Another outdoor patio bar has opened in the Sault’s downtown.

Tazzi’s Cafe is located at 478 Queen Street East, between Spring and March.

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Step 3 of Ontario’s reopening


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July 12, 2021

Premier Doug Ford has given the go-ahead for Ontario to move into Stage 3 of its reopening plan this beginning this Friday, July 16. Under Step 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan, the following activities are allowed.

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Sault smiles … with Nadia


(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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Extended hours at Broers


There is now more outdoor patio time at Broers Jansen.

The popular wine bar, which also serves up cold beer and other refreshments, has extended its hours of operation for the summer season.

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Steel of a deal for ASI


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with Sault MP Terry Sheehan, making the big announcement.

Algoma Steel Inc. now has more potential to become the “greenest” flat-rolled steel producer in Canada.

That aim received a significant boost on Monday with the Government of Canada’s commitment of up to $420 million in financial support.

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Mmmmm … Agawa Fish & Chips


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July 5, 2021

There is nothing better than a fish fry using fresh locally caught fish.  Am I right? Lucky for us in the Algoma region, we have access to some pretty amazing fresh local fish courtesy of a family run operation, Agawa Fishery.

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Wear orange on July 1


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June 30, 2021

Sault Business Matters has received a statement from the Anishinabek Nation that asks all Canadians to stand in solidarity with First Nations communities on Canada Day this year. A full statement from Garden River First Nation reads as follows.

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Outdoor dining at Gliss


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June 30, 2021

We have this from Gliss.

That is, the popular downtown restaurant has its outdoor patio set up in front of the building at 133 Spring Street.

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Ontario moving into 2nd stage


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June 24, 2021

Mark down the date.

Ontario will move into the second stage of its reopening plan on Wednesday, June 30, which is a few days ahead of schedule.

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Sault smiles … at local brewery


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June 23, 2021

Northern Superior Brewing Co., which has property aplenty on lower Pim Street adjacent to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, recently opened its new outdoor patio bar.

Northern Superior features its wide variety of popular craft beer options, as seen in this photo with the always friendly bartender.

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Transit bus advertising options


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June 22, 2021

I recently had a chance to catch up with Blaine Smith, who is the managing director of Northern Transit & Arena Advertising Agency (NTAAA), and received some updates from him. As a refresher, NTAAA provides promotion services for businesses and organizations in Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, and Sudbury.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day


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June 21, 2021

Sault Business Matters has received the following statement from Mayor Christian Provenzano relative to National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Ringette award winners


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June 18, 2021

Take a bow, people.

Sault Ringette Club saluted several individuals in a recent, end of season, virtual awards event.

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Indigenous History Month


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June 18, 2021

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is partnering with the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre to present a virtual film screening and community discussion for Indigenous History Month.

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New chief is from Manitoulin


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June 18, 2021

Ontario regional chief Glen Hare

Former Anishinabek Nation grand chief Glen Hare has been elected as Ontario regional chief. The appointment came during the 47th annual All Ontario Chiefs Conference. 

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Stellar service at Tamar’s


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June 16, 2021

For businesses like Tamar’s Trends who rely a lot on things like weddings, large social events and gatherings, it is an understatement to say that COVID-19 has significantly affected the bottom line of the downtown flower shop.

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Camera Craft is back open!


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June 15, 2021

Owner James Wishon has advised Sault Business Matters that his Camera Craft store has reopened for business as part of phase one of the provincial government plan.

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Patio bars back in business


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June 14, 2021

As Ontario partially reopened on June 11 under what the provincial government is calling the ‘first phase’, a number of licensed patio bars in the Sault’s downtown were happening places.

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Northern Superior patio bar


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June 12, 2021

The final touches are being put on the new Northern Superior Brewing patio bar, with its picturesque surroundings.

A newly designed patio bar is coming to the downtown area of the Sault.

Northern Superior Brewing Co., which has property aplenty on lower Pim Street adjacent to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, plans on having its patio bar open next week.

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Vintage Games set to reopen


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June 10, 2021

We have some great news to share with you regarding one of this community’s most beloved downtown gems, Vintage Games N’ Junque.

They are happy to say that they can’t wait to see your smiling faces when they re-open to the public on Friday of this week (June 11) with the recent announcement of the Ontario government to enter Step 1 of its roadmap to reopen. 

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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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