On the grill at Stackburger


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May 31, 2021

Now that’s a burger!

Anyone who knows Kevin Syrette can vouch for his love of a good burger going back to his childhood and many years of traveling as part of the musical group Bear Creek where he would try burgers wherever he went. 

Thus, it is very fortunate for the people of the Sault that in 2015, Kevin decided to take a leap of faith and open his very own burger joint — and voila, the now very popular Stackburger was born.

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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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More downtown patio bars!


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May 26, 2021

Ready and set to go at the Whisky Barrel.

There is much anticipation relative to the phased reopening of Ontario’s food and beverage industry that includes outdoor patio bars.

And as many of us in the Sault are looking forward to the planned, long-anticipated opening of outdoor patio bar season beginning the week of June 13, the downtown area along Queen Street and beyond will feature a multitude of open air, licensed dining establishments.

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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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Feature: Steel City Delivery


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May 25, 2021

For over 20 years, Steel City Delivery has quietly been serving the Sault and area and building a loyal following primarily because of their friendly, efficient and reliable services.

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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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Lindsay in the air chair


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May 14, 2021

Lindsay Ellis of local radio station Eagle 95.1 http://www.eagleradio951.com

There is another Ellis now spinning the timeless, endless classic hit tunes on local radio station Eagle 95.1.

Lindsay Ellis recently took over the 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. time slot on the Eagle. Her shift follows the 6-10 a.m. ‘Rise and Shine Morning Show’ that is hosted by her husband, long-time local radio personality Tim Ellis, aka Timmy E.

The Ellis’s have been local owners and operators of Eagle 95.1 for just over two and a half years.

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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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Sleep Inn: Home away from home


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May 10, 2021

Sleep Inn, located on Bay Street just off East Street, in the Sault’s downtown

It was a recent Saturday evening that I was invited to experience the stellar hospitality of the well appointed Sleep Inn for myself as a way of research for this story, a little ‘staycation’ if you will!

It soon became apparent why they are recent winners of the prestigious Gold Award for Choice Hotels! 

From the moment I arrived, I was greeted warmly by staff and immediately felt like a member of the Sleep Inn family, which explains why they have so many repeat guests.   

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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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‘Your comfort, our promise’


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April 26, 2021

Sault Business Matters had a chance to recently connect with the personable Derek Jackson, who is the chief information and marketing officer for Wardlaw Heating & Cooling.

And when asked the secret to the company being in business for 40 years, Derek responded with the fact that Wardlaw Heating & Cooling has worked hard to stay ahead of the curve and has always adapted with the changing industry.

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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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City Meat Market supports local


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April 14, 2021

Speaking to Lori Nowitski, daughter of John and Rosina Bruni, owners of City Meat Market, it doesn’t take long to see how passionate she is about a few things — supporting local business, excellence in customer service, and a genuine desire to see the downtown thrive. 

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Catching up with Pina and Tony


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April 12, 2021

Tony and Pina Bennardo, of Bennardo Jewellers

To say that COVID-19 has proved a challenge to a small local business like Bennardo Jewellers would be an understatement.

But in speaking to Pina Bennardo, it is truly heartwarming to appreciate their resilience.   

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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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