Visual arts, wine and cheese


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September 5, 2022

Algoma University’s Visual Art Program has confirmed its first wine and cheese fundraising event, Falling Into Art. It is slated to take place this Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. 

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Kumon makes learning fun


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September 1, 2022

Wonder what Kumon is all about?  Sault Business Matters recently had a chance to connect with the owner of the local franchise, Shelly Skinner-Noel, who explained that Kumon is a math and reading program for ages three and up. 

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New to Sault Symphony


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August 20, 2022

Just ahead of its looming 50th anniversary season, the Sault Symphony Orchestra has confirmed the appointment of Stephen Mallinger as its new artistic director. Notably, the SSO has also confirmed a full season of concerts.

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Honouring Ryan, Yeomans


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August 15, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie’s Walk of Fame selection committee has confirmed the recipients of its 2022 Walk of Fame award. This year’s award is given posthumously to Tim Ryan and Bobby Yeomans of the Canadian pop rock band Jackson Hawke.  

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Fringe North 2022 is coming


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August 10, 2022

Fringe North 2022 is on its way to the Sault. From August 18 to 21, diverse artists from across disciplines will come together to present their works in fun, exciting, and unexpected ways. Content is uncensored, creativity is running high, and festival coordinators say they are sure there is something for everyone.

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Trishia Crema, realtor


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August 8, 2022

Trishia Crema began working as a realtor in 2019. She currently works full-time for Royal LePage in Sault Ste. Marie, where she has worked for the past eight months.

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Sault Smiles … at Elliott’s


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August 7, 2022

(EDITOR’S NOTE: A regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business.)

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Mental wellness at AU


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August 2, 2022

Algoma University has recently launched a new mental wellness awareness program for students. AU is the first institution in Canada to implement this new and groundbreaking tool.

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Sault College fundraiser


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August 1, 2022

Sault College Cougars men’s hockey team is holding a fundraiser in the form of a World Junior Hockey Championship viewing party.

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AU hoops star to Portugal


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July 28, 2022

Karissa Kajorinne is an example of how Algoma University doesn’t just send its many graduates out into the working world with jobs that were landed via various degrees of higher learning.

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Message from Lucy Ro


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July 26, 2022

Hi everyone. Tara and Sue here from Lucy Ro. We just wanted to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves and tell you more about our small business.

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Q Cafe in the downtown


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July 25, 2022

Since 2014, Q Café, now located at 523 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown, has been serving some of the freshest, homemade meals from scratch that our community has grown to love for good reason. 

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Sault Steelers started in ’72


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July 24, 2022

A recent victory by the Sault Steelers over their arch rival Sudbury Spartans not only gave the locals a winning record for the 2022 regular season but a home game for the opening round of the playoffs, which get underway next month.

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Hours changes at Gliss


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July 19, 2022

Gliss Restaurant, a popular eatery located at 133 Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown, has tweaked its hours for the next few weeks and through August.

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Downtown Street Party


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July 10, 2022

The Downtown Association welcomes all to its first Queen Street E. block party of 2022, this Thursday from 4-10 p.m.

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Funds for AU researchers


Algoma University researchers Dr. Brandon Schamp and Dr. Nicolas Rouleau were recently awarded a total of $355,000 in funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant program.

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Country legends tribute


The music of Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band will be celebrated as part of a Country Legends Tribute Tour in early August.

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Romano honoured to serve PCs


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July 4, 2022

Ross Romano

Veteran Sault Ste. Marie member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has an important assignment within the government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford. And in going from being a cabinet minister in the Progressive Conservative majority at Queen’s Park to the party’s chief government whip, Romano relayed his feelings to Sault Business Matters.

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New role for Sault MPP Romano


Sault Ste. Marie member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has a new position with the Ontario government. Romano, who has been Sault MPP since 2017 and also served as a cabinet minister for the Progressive Conservative majority government, has been assigned a different role by Premier Doug Ford.

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Marconi to host free event


Marconi Cultural Event Centre will be the host site for its ‘Marconi Meets World’ free event to be held from July 21 to 23 at its 450 Albert St. W. location. Donations will be accepted at the gate with proceeds going to the Soup Kitchen. 

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If you like poutine …


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June 27, 2022

The Downtown Association and Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site will be co-hosting what they are calling ‘Poutine Feast’ on this Canada Day weekend.

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AU summer camps


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June 22, 2022

Algoma University’s summer camps are back for another summer season. They are slated to be held at the school’s George Leach Centre.

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Hard hats at the Legion


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June 20, 2022

Branch 25, Royal Canadian Legion in the Sault is now taking a list of folks who would be interested in working on the new building on Great Northern Rd.

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Algoma + Asima = A+


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June 17, 2022

Asima Vezina

It has proven to be a winning combination. Thus, Algoma University’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved the reappointment of President and Vice-Chancellor Asima Vezina for a second five-year term.

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All about Forty-Five Social


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June 15, 2022

It opened less than nine months ago as an innovative, well planned, well thought out concept. Located at 117 Spring Street, between Albert and Queen in the heart of the Sault’s downtown, Forty-Five Social has become a fresh face as a new local business.

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NTAAA: bus wraps and more


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June 13, 2022

Northern Transit & Arena Advertising Agency has been growing rapidly in Northern Ontario and throughout the province. NTAAA has been serving northeastern Ontario for five years in transit-outdoor related advertising in Sault Ste Marie, North Bay and now Orangeville. 

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Sleep Inn helps out


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June 12, 2022

On Saturday, our local Sleep Inn, in collaboration with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union locals 175 and 633, decided to piggy bank off the Downtown Association’s World’s Longest Garage Sale event by hosting their own garage sale and barbecue in support of the Leukemia  and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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Troy’s Trail is just ahead


Troy and Annette Chandler, local representatives on behalf of Hydrocephalus Canada, created the first Troy’s Trail Spirit Walk in 2012.

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Big garage sale this week


Sault Ste. Marie’s Downtown Association will be hosting what it is calling the “Longest Garage Sale” this Saturday, June 11.

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Ross retains Sault riding


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June 3, 2022

Voters throughout Ontario, including Sault Ste. Marie, saw no reason to make change on the June 2 provincial election day.

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Services of Soo Junk Runners


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June 1, 2022

This summer is off to a roaring start! Fences, decks, stair repairs , staining, painting of decks and landscaping are just a few jobs that Soo Junk Runners can take off your list in addition to junk removal, moving services and dump runs.

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Sault Smiles … with Justin


Our latest Sault Smiles on Sault Business Matters is from a new team member at the Whisky Barrel, Justin Wilson.

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Bargain box thrift shop


The memorial hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the Sault’s downtown area features a bargain box thrift shop.

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Lunch at the Legion


Pasta and meatballs are back on the menu every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legion hall on Great Northern Rd. in the Sault.

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Kudos to Little Caesars


Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recently recognized multiple citizens, organizations and schools for their contributions towards public safety and compassion in the local community.

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Gathering at Rapids Pow Wow


Algoma University has confirmed that the 16th annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow will be held June 4-5 at the school’s George Leach Centre. The event will focus on Indigenous culture, which includes traditional drumming, singing, and competition dancing. There will be Indigenous artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.

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Rah, rah, rah … blah, blah, blah


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May 24, 2022

Some of what goes with being an extreme, intense sports fan is the unconditional loyalty to a favourite team. It is such loyalty that National Hockey League fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs can well attest to.

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Sault Smiles … with the Neals


A regular photograph feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make Sault Ste. Marie a friendly place to do business.

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Sault Smiles … with Ross


Ross Romano, planting a lawn sign.

A regular photo feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make Sault Ste. Marie a friendly place to do business.

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Marconi Meets World


EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the Marconi Event Centre. The Marconi is located on Albert Street in the Sault’s west end.

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Addiction services facility


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April 25, 2022

Ross Romano

The Ontario government, via Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano, has approved the proposal for the relocation of the Residential Withdrawal Management program. The program will move from its current location within Sault Area Hospital to a modern, dedicated site that better meets the needs of individuals and families in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding region, said Romano.

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All about Stephanie’s Joy


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April 21, 2022

It was on July 4, 2021 that a new quaint little shop opened up on Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown — in the old Mike’s Lunch location — by the name of Stephanie’s Joy.  

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I.D.A. Baseball Park


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April 16, 2022

Locally owned and operated I.D.A. Pharmacy/Drug Mart has teamed up with the Soo Minor Baseball Association. That is, I.D.A. has confirmed a community minded venture with SMBA and its Sinclair Yards Baseball Complex home field diamond.

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Urban Square Drug Mart


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April 12, 2022

A new drug store, complete with a Sweet Greetings outlet, opened on Trunk Road in the Sault’s east end this week.

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Sault Smiles … at the Tap Room


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April 10, 2022

A regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business. See below for details — and a much bigger photo — of our latest Sault Smiles.

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Federal budget highlights


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April 8, 2022

Chrystia Freeland, who is Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, has released Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. See below for complete details.

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The Wine Barrel


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April 4, 2022

It is pretty hard not to immediately like Steve, Josh and Bethany Jansen, owners of both the Wine Barrel, a u-brew location, and Broers Jansen, a cozy wine pub in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.  Steve and Josh are the brothers of “Broers” Jansen (Broers means brothers in Dutch) and Bethany, is married to Josh.

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‘Straight Outta Covid’


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March 31, 2022

Four comedians from Toronto will be in the Sault on Saturday for Straight Outta Covid, a stand-up comedy event that is set to be staged at The Tech starting at 8 p.m.

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Easter Bake Sale


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March 30, 2022

An Easter Bake Sale will be held at Central United Church on Wednesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central United Church is located on Spring Street, in the Sault’s downtown.

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Sault Smiles is back!


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March 26, 2022

Back by popular demand is the Sault Business Matters feature, Sault Smiles. We plan on again making this a regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business. See below for our first Sault Smiles of 2022.

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Then, now at the Windsor Hotel


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March 22, 2022

It has been sitting empty for several years now as the restless hands of time have passed it by. But current owner Feroze Virani has taken over the iconic Windsor Hotel with construction underway that his firm says will turn the 10-storey downtown landmark into a retirement home. Let us hope that the opening is not far off.

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Swiss Chalet is coming back!


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March 17, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie’s Swiss Chalet outlet, which closed in the wake of the beginning of the Covid virus, will be re-opening at 332 Great Northern Road in the weeks ahead, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Downtown events calendar


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March 11, 2022

The Sault’s downtown will be the place to be for a number of events over the upcoming weeks and months of 2022. See below for a full list of calendar events from the Downtown Association.

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Federal $ for Prince Township


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March 9, 2022

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the office of Sault member of parliament Terry Sheehan relative to grant money that Prince Township will be receiving.

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