Feature: Vintage Games


Angela Romano
By
June 17, 2020

I recently met with Mike Turcotte, one half of the dynamic duo, who along with his wife Beth Davison, owns and operates a real treasure in downtown Sault Ste. Marie affectionately titled Vintage Games N Junque.

One of the first things you will notice about Mike is his quick wit and a real gift for friendly conversation which is sure to make your shopping experience a fun one. 

The store itself is a virtual treasure trove of interesting finds and collectibles, which lends itself completely to a lengthy visit and you can be sure that you won’t feel pressured to buy something — but in all likelihood you will find something that tickles your fancy. 

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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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Cheers to local beers


Randy Russon
By
June 12, 2020

I like beer.

In fact, it has been a preferred liquid refreshment of mine since, um, I was in Grade 12 at venerable Sir James Dunn Collegiate in the Sault.

The brands of beer on my select list are not as numerous as they once were.

And now, as I support local more than ever before, the products of Northern Superior Brewing and OutSpoken Brewing are my top choices, where available.

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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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Feature: Bennardo Jewellers


Angela Romano
By
June 8, 2020

If there is one story that I am proud to write, this one would definitely rank near the top.  You see, I have known the Bennardo family pretty much most of my life — for many years they lived across the street from me.

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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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Love for the Sault via RR


EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following message from Sault Ste. Marie member of provincial parliament Ross Romano.

Ross Romano

On this day two years ago, our government was elected to lead Ontario.

As I look back on my time as your Member of Provincial Parliament, I am overwhelmed with a sense of pride.

Sault Ste. Marie is my home. It is the place I learned to ride a bike, went to school, established a career, and the place my wife and I raise our family.

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Re-opening as of today …


Short-term stay facilities in Ontario such as bed-and-breakfast, cabins, cottages and condominiums are allowed to resume operations as of today, the provincial government has confirmed.

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Sault smiles with Vintage kid


Eight-year old Owen Whitehead wears the smile of a happy customer of Vintage Games N Junque.

A great aunt and great uncle of young Owen recently purchased a WWE Wrestling Ring toy for him at Vintage Games N Junque.

Locally owned and operated, Vintage Games N Junque is located in the Sault’s downtown.

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Little Caesars thin crust


Locally owned and operated by Mike and Sue Flammia, Little Caesars of Sault, Ontario has a ‘build your own’ thin crust pizza special that is now available.

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Anglican sacred summer rest


Anglican churches across the ecclesiastical province of Ontario — including St. Luke’s Cathedral in Sault Ste. Marie — will remain closed for in-person worship services until at least September as they observe a sacred summer rest relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FedNor funds for tourism


Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan of the governing Liberals has confirmed FedNor funding designed to support tourism in northern Ontario.

Terry Sheehan

According to Sheehan, the Sault will benefit from a grant of $65,667 for Canoes for Conservation.

The grant will be used to establish an ecotourism adventure that includes a tour on a large birch bark canoe highlighting Indigenous culture and the history on the Great Lakes.  

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Money, jobs for Soo Foundry


Ross Romano, member of provincial parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, has confirmed an Ontario government boost for Soo Foundry and Machine Ltd. Via minister of energy, northern development and mines Greg Rickford, Romano today announced an investment of more than $114,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for a Soo Foundry expansion that will create two full time jobs.

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Soccer fields, ball diamonds


The City of Sault Ste. Marie has confirmed that its soccer fields and ball diamonds will be open as of today — with conditions.

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Whoa, oh listen to the Eagle


Randy Russon
By
May 28, 2020

” … what the people need is a way to make them smile … it ain’t so hard to do if you know how … gotta get a message, get it on through … woah, oh listen to the music …” — from the 1970s classic hit ‘Listen to the Music’ by the Doobie Brothers.

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Centennial Library curbside


Curbside service at James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, located on the corner of Bay and East streets in the Sault’s downtown, is now available by appointment — with pickups outside the building.


Borrowers can consult the library’s catalogue via www.ssmpl.ca and place a hold on books sought.

Or, you can phone 705-759-5236 to speak to a staff member during operating hours.

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Feature: Northern Superior


Angela Romano
By
May 25, 2020

Who doesn’t like an ice cold beer especially as we start to see temperatures start to heat up in Sault Ste. Marie? 

(It’s no secret that I have been known to enjoy a cold beer or two, especially in the summer months.) 

Well, the Sault is fortunate to have two breweries in operation and without question, Northern Superior Brewing Company as its predecessor Northern Brewery, has a storied history here and has been quenching the thirst of residents for many, many years. 

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