All posts by Sault Business Matters Staff

Bouquet of Brides event


Tamar’s Trends has teamed up with Shaylan Spurway Photography for a unique bridal event that will take place in Sault Ste. Marie on June 1.

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Shipwreck Museum exhibits


Open daily until October 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, near Paradise, has two new exhibits.

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New to Sault College athletics


Varsity athletic teams at Sault College Cougars are coming off an impressive period of recruiting with several student athletes committing to the school ahead of the 2024-2025 season.

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Volleyball at Sault College


Sault College’s athletics department has confirmed the appointment of Becky Grisdale as the new head coach of the Cougars varsity women’s volleyball team.

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Dive Gastro Pub now open!


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April 29, 2024

There is another new look to the Sault’s downtown with the recent opening of the Dive Gastro Pub. Sault Business Matters has received the following message from the Dive Gastro Pub.

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PUC hydrant flow testing


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April 23, 2024

Attention! PUC Services would like to advise customers in the east end area of the Sault and Batchewana First Nation Rankin Reserve that crews will be in the area to conduct hydrant flow tests over the next few weeks.

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Trivia at the Tap Room


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April 9, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library and Science North in collaboration with community partners and host, Northern Superior Brewing Co., will host Its Not Rocket Science Trivia Night on Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Soo Sings For Kids


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March 1, 2024

Tickets are on sale for Soo Sings for Kids to be presented on Wednesday, May 15. Since 2013, Soo Sings for Kids, a workplace glee competition, has raised more than $150,000 for local children’s charities.

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Banned book scavenger hunt


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February 13, 2024

Celebrate your Freedom to Read at Sault Ste. Marie Public Library. All during this month of February, all are invited to participate in the library’s banned book scavenger hunt.

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Sunken ship found in U.P.


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February 12, 2024

Shipwreck hunters have discovered a merchant ship that sank in Lake Superior in 1940, taking its captain with it, during a storm off Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Associated Press has reported.

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Canadian military history


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February 6, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library and its archives department will highlight Private Edwin Durham’s first World War collection later this month.

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Message from Low and Slow


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February 2, 2024

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following information from the good folks from the Low and Slow eatery in the Sault’s downtown.

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All about Crime Stoppers


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January 3, 2024

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following feature story was written as a special to Sault Business Matters by staff of the local area Crime Stoppers group.

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Medal of Merit recipients


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December 30, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie’s Medal of Merit Selection Committee has chosen Dr. Chelene Christine Hanes and David Orazietti as recipients of the 2023 Medal of Merit.

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Council cuts Crime Stoppers


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December 18, 2023

Initiated by Ward 3 councillor Angela Caputo and supported by Ward 2 councillor Lisa Vezeau-Allen, Sault Ste. Marie City Council subsequently voted to cut its annual grant of $25,000 to the local chapter of Crime Stoppers.

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Meet Santa … take a photo!


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December 7, 2023

HO! HO! HO! This is your chance to meet Santa Claus. It will be happening this Saturday, December 9. See below for details.

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City Meat Market is sold


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December 4, 2023

An institution in the Sault’s downtown, the popular City Meat Market has been sold, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Launch of the Downtown Plaza


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November 10, 2023

The heart of the Sault’s downtown is about to be activated with entertainment and festivities. That is, the City of Sault Ste. Marie is preparing to launch programming at the Downtown Plaza on Thursday, November 16, at 5:30 p.m. to coincide with the Downtown Association’s annual Tree Lighting and Moonlight Magic event.

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‘Grow the Sault’ public meetings


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November 9, 2023

This is your chance to help grow Sault Ste. Marie via a series of publication information meetings on November 14, 15 and 16.

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Kiwanis Christmas Concert


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November 7, 2023

Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore returns with its fifth annual “Old Time Christmas Concert”, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Central United Church, which is located at 160 Spring St. in the Sault’s downtown area.

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Help for Thessalon Fire Dept.


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November 3, 2023

THESSALON — Enbridge Gas Inc. has confirmed the it is helping the local Thessalon Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials. The support is via the Safe Community Project Assist, which is a program with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge Gas operates.

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Superior Adult Learning


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November 1, 2023

Superior Adult Learning is helping local small businesses in Sault Ste Marie that have been struggling to hire and retain employees.

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March for a Veteran


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October 30, 2023

Attention local and area residents: If you wish to honour a veteran or a currently serving member of the Canadian or Allied forces on Remembrance Day here’s what you can do:

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Out of the attic sale


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October 26, 2023

St. Andrew’s United Church, located on the corner of East and Wellington streets in the Sault’s downtown area, will hold an Out of the Attic Sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 712 Wellington St. E.

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Hallowe’en on Queen


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October 20, 2023

The Downtown Association is passing on a trick or treat message. That is, get ready for an exciting weekend in the Sault’s downtown on Saturday October 28, as the heart of the city will come alive with Hallowe’en on Queen.

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Meet the author event


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October 10, 2023

Author Palooza is coming to the Sault’s downtown library. It will take place at James L. McIntyre Centennial Library on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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New chief for Garden River


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September 20, 2023

Karen Bell of the Anishinabek Police Service has been voted in as the the new chief of Garden River First Nation following Tuesday’s election.

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Paul Mall Alley Project


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September 18, 2023

Attention all local artists. The Paul Mall Alley Display Project seeks to feature the work of six new visual artists throughout 2024 and 2025.

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Message from FBFM


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August 30, 2023

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following information from Fit Bodies. Fit Minds relative to their upcoming wellness retreat.

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Local library book club


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August 29, 2023

Located in the Sault’s downtown, the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library will play host to a series of book clubs running from September to December.

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New chief for Batchewana FN


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July 29, 2023

Batchewana First Nation voters have elected Mark McCoy as their new chief. McCoy ousted incumbent chief Dean Sayers by more than 400 votes.

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Make a splash at Bellevue Park


Splish, splash. The Bellevue Park Splash Pad has opened for the summer season. Standard hours of operation are daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Richards Landing marina project


This is was what can be called a grand re-opening. That is, Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, recently joined Jody Wildman, mayor of Township of St. Joseph, and other local dignitaries to celebrate the completion of the Richards Landing Marina Waterfront Rehabilitation Project.

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World curling is coming here


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June 27, 2023

Several of the top men’s curling rinks in the world will be competing for a guaranteed prize purse of $80,000 over the course of the upcoming Soo Curlers Club Fall Classic. The World Curling Tour event is slated to be held in Sault Ste. Marie in October of this year.

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Crime Stoppers Fundraiser


Crime Stoppers of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District is serving up All-You-Can-Eat Wings, Pizza, and Fries, featuring tasty food from Centre Ice Bar and Grill at Soo Pee Wee Arena.

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Broers and Mane Street


Sault Business Matters has received the following post relative to Broers Jansen and Mane Street Cafe teaming up to keep their respective downtown patio bars open on Sundays throughout the summer.

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Tony’s Walk For Change


Sault Ste. Marie’s Soup Kitchen Community Centre will be holding the first Tony Martin ‘Walk for Change Walk-a-Thon’ on Sunday, June 4.

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Walk for cystic fibrosis


This year’s ‘Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History’ is slated take place on Sunday, May 28. Registration opens at 10 a.m. at the Jo Forman Track at the John Rhodes Community Centre.

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Paint night at the Legion


Branch 25 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a paint night on Wednesday, May 24, at the Marconi Cultural Event Centre, 450 Albert St., which is the Legion’s temporary quarters.

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Bushplane challenge


Walk at the Bushplane Heritage Centre on Tuesdays, from 1 to 4 p.m., free for those aged 55 ands over. No registration is required; visitors can arrive anytime between 1 and 4 and walk around the museum.

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Exhibition at the Art Hub


Algoma Art Society, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, is putting on a ‘Spring Art Exhibition and Sale’ at the Art Hub in the Sault’s downtown.

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Minelli’s at the Marconi


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April 26, 2023

We have some exciting news to relay from our friends at the Marconi Cultural Event Centre. That is, the Marconi has confirmed that long-time Sault favourite Minelli’s has indeed joined the Marconi team.

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Grocery rebate proposed


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April 13, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie member of parliament Terry Sheehan and the federal government’s Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair were at City Meat Market in the Sault’s downtown today relative to a grocery rebate that has been proposed by the governing Liberals as part of the 2023 budget. 

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Downtown bar hop tonight


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April 6, 2023

A number of downtown watering holes have teamed up for a pre-Easter bar hop tonight. See below for full details.

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Mackinac Straits pipeline


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March 27, 2023

The timeline of a United States review of a proposed Great Lakes tunnel that’s a critical part of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline replacement project has been pushed back by more than a year, according to the Canadian Press.

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Penokean Hills butcher shop


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March 23, 2023

BRUCE MINES — Located just 40 miles east of Sault Ste. Marie, Penokean Hills Farms is set to open its new butcher shop in this tidy Highway 17 town of about 600 residents.

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Comedy Guild gala concert


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March 13, 2023

Musical Comedy Guild has confirmed its cast for the 60th Anniversary Gala Concert, which is slated for two evenings towards the end of next month.

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Freshwater Coalition


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March 3, 2023

Have an interest in fresh water? Central Algoma Freshwater Coalition invites all to attend its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 15, online.

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Mental health and addictions


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March 2, 2023

Local and area residents can speak with representatives of Canadian Mental Health Association on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, 50 East Street, in the Sault’s downtown area.

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Summer concert series


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March 1, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie’s Recreation and Culture Division is seeking applications for the 2023 Summer Concert Series, to be held at the Roberta Bondar Park Tent Pavilion.

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Westminster Thrift Shop


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February 26, 2023

Looking for a good deal while helping to support a venerable downtown church at the same time? If so, see below.

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Public transit improvement


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February 23, 2023

Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario government is providing more money to support the expansion and improvement of public transit services in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding communities.

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Health care agreement


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February 22, 2023

Ontario’s provincial and the federal government of Canada have reached a deal in principle on health care according to Health Minister Sylvia Jones.

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