Reform Chiropractic + Wellness


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May 17, 2024

Every now and then, I get to write a feature story that I am really looking forward to and this is one of those times.  I have been a patient of the multi-faceted  Dr. Michelle Fabbro, owner and founder of Reform Chiropractic + Wellness, for quite a while now.  

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Up and down the radio dial


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May 13, 2024

I can remember listening to the radio since back — way back — in the early to mid 1960s when I was still in elementary school.

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Superior Asphalt Markings


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May 12, 2024

Since 1985, amiable owner Terry McCoy has operated Superior Asphalt Markings offering friendly, reliable service for a variety of jobs such as asphalt repair, driveway sealing, pavement markings and more.

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Eagle lands on the Bridge


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April 19, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie radio station Eagle 95.1 has undergone a name change while forming an alliance — and future ownership — with a kindred broadcast outlet from nearby Mackinac City.

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Upright and downtown


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April 15, 2024

My wife and I have now lived in the Sault’s downtown for more than six years. And while those who don’t live downtown and those who like to sensationalize or over play its issues may disagree, we have never — touch wood — had an altercation or felt unsafe where we reside.

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Strong Minds has much to offer


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April 8, 2024

In 2017, owner and CEO Amanda Lambert decided to bring her vision to life and founded Strong Minds.   Amanda noticed significant gaps within the health care system and its approach towards mental health both personally and on a professional level. 

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All in the Italian famiglia


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January 25, 2024

Two Sault Ste. Marie born and raised Italian cousins recently partnered to keep tradition, family ties and local downtown gem City Meat Market alive.

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Take a bow, Krista Nolan


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January 18, 2024

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie business owner Krista Nolan is the epitome of hard work that translates into success and acknowledgement. Nolan, who routinely starts her day before 6 a.m. and works well into the evening, is the hands-on owner of Mane Street Co., which operates a hair salon, a women’s fitness centre, bar and cafe, and an event centre — all located in the same building at 626 Queen St. E.

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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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Here’s to City Meat Market


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December 5, 2023

It is with great pride and excitement that Sault Business Matters further shares the news that City Meat Market has officially been sold to a trio of long standing residents of Sault Ste. Marie who have been working alongside former owners John and Rosina Bruni to ensure the transition goes smoothly.

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DaVinci Teeth Whitening


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December 4, 2023

I recently had a chance to experience my first teeth whitening session with DaVinci Teeth Whitening and will definitely be back. 

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Tazzi’s Cafe in the downtown


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November 28, 2023

Tazzi’s Cafe, located at 478 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown, is a place where you can expect to find a casual dining experience that is sure to please the taste buds while you enjoy some friendly conversation with Joe, Grace and staff. 

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Mountain Maple Cabins


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November 27, 2023

Have you ever wanted to escape to the tranquility of nature, be able to access hiking trails including the Voyageur Trail, cross country ski or snowshoe in the winter?  Or maybe you also want to boat, canoe or kayak with access to the Prince Township marina mere minutes away while not having to travel a great distance from Sault Ste. Marie? 

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Feature: Hurley Repair


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November 13, 2023

It was through a co-worker that I was introduced to Michael Hurley, owner/operator of Hurley Repair, who decided to start his own business after working for other companies. 

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Whisky Barrel open every day!


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November 12, 2023

Hello Sault Business Matters fans! Are you struggling to find a great place for great food and drinks on a Sunday or Monday? Fear not … we have the solution!

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Allora Espresso Imports


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September 4, 2023

Sault Business Matters recently had a chance to catch up with John De Lorenzi, owner of Allora Espresso Imports. A few months ago, he moved into a new unit in the Paul Mall, located at 642 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown.

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Freshly Squeezed Bubble Tea


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August 21, 2023

In 2015, entrepreneur Bernad Raj made the move from Montreal to Sault Ste. Marie for business purposes initially running a cell phone store in the Station Mall. But in 2020, with the challenges presented by Covid-19, he decided to expand into the food and beverage industry by taking over the Freshly Squeezed Bubble Tea franchise in the Station Mall. 

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Old fastball days … CKCY Radio


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August 15, 2023

I simply cannot drive past Wilcox Park or North Street Field without thinking of all of the fastball games that I watched there over so many years. It began for me as a grade school kid when my family lived right across from Wilcox Park on Maple Street.

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Pine Plaza Hunger Point


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August 14, 2023

Gurwinder Bains recently decided to open a takeout location in the Pine Plaza in order to bring back some of the pizza fusion he missed from his many years living in Southern Ontario. 

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Falco Bags in the Station Mall


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July 2, 2023

Just last month, Bernad Raj, an entrepreneur originally from Montreal, decided to open a third business in the Station Mall after noticing a need for a  specialty bag and luggage store which goes by the name of Falco bags.  

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Old Steeler of NFC Fame


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May 30, 2023

Better late than never. Brad Jourdin, who was a star wide receiver for the Sault Steelers during their debut championship season of 1972, will finally be inducted into the Northern Football Conference Hall of Fame.

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Windsor Hotel memory bank


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May 24, 2023

Located in the Sault’s downtown, it just recently re-opened as the Windsor Place Retirement Residence. Owner Feroze Virani took over the iconic Windsor Park Hotel during Covid and over the past few years, has restored the downtown jewel into what is hoped will be a return to prominence.

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One year for Lil’s Asian Cuisine


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April 27, 2023

Happy anniversary! On April 20, 2022, Lil’s Asian Cuisine opened its doors at 112 March Street and the reception Lil and her friendly team have experienced from the local community is something she and her partner Garry are very, very grateful for — and they have found it truly heartwarming.

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Uncle Gino’s is downtown


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April 18, 2023

There is a new pizza place in the Sault’s downtown. As Sault Business Matters was first to report, Uncle Gino’s Pizzeria has taken over the old East St. Pizza location and will be open for takeout five days a week, from Tuesday through Saturday.

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New to Low & Slow


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April 3, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie’s Low & Slow, which is featured on ‘You Gotta Eat Here’ for a reason, has recently changed up its menu — and if you haven’t stopped in yet, maybe you should!

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Gold medal wrestler


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March 28, 2023

A gutsy gold medal performance by Nevaeh Pine of Whites Pines Collegiate was the highlight for a group of Sault Ste. Marie high school wrestlers who recently competed at the Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association championship tournament in Ottawa.

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All about RJ’s Market


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March 21, 2023

RJ’s Market, located at 238 Wellington Street West, has been serving the residents of Sault Ste. Marie in the historic Steelton area since the early 1990s.  Under new ownership, the store aims to continue to offer residents convenience, fresh food options, friendly service, and convenient to-go options and is the perfect place to go for your quick shopping needs.   

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Why are Sault rinks so dirty?


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March 10, 2023

There is no nice way to write this. Our rinks are dirty, disgusting and embarrassing. It says here that John Rhodes Community Centre, built in 1979, is poorly maintained and attended to. Same applies to GFL Memorial Gardens, which opened in 2006 and has quickly turned into a grubby, grimy barn.

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All about Laker Express


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February 21, 2023

Jake Lake is the proud owner of fast-growing Laker Express Inc., which is now a corporation as of January 1, 2023.  He started his business in 2014 as a contractor for Muskoka Delivery Service.

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My best chum Stafford


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February 7, 2023

She came into our lives on a Sunday morning in January of 2012. She was a one-year old rescue dog and for me, it was love at first sight.

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AU soccer stays local


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January 23, 2023

Why leave home when university and athletics can be combined here? It is a question that has just been answered by one local academic/athletic standout. Berlyn Killoran of St. Mary’s College in the Sault has officially signed with the Algoma University women’s soccer team ahead of the 2023 fall term.

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Jeff Viotto and Company


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January 17, 2023

It is no surprise that financial security is something everyone should be concerned with and having the right advice can make all the difference.  It’s not the conversation many people look forward to but it is so important and Jeff Viotto and Company make the conversation as easy as possible. 

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All about Zero Gravity


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January 12, 2023

Zero Gravity Mind & Wellness opened in July of 2022 after owners James and Deanna Seaton purchased the business in May of 2022 from the previous owners who ran it under the name InSPAration Float Centre.

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They have freeze dried snacks!


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January 4, 2023

Opening in May of 2022 at 789 Queen Street E. in the Sault’s downtown, 40 Below Freeze Dried Snacks has been creating a fun way to enjoy many of your favorite snacks in a new way through the magic of freeze drying! 

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All about Zoli’s Kleaners


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January 1, 2023

Good guy Bronson Kovacs made a good name for himself as a hockey player who rose through the ranks of the game in Sault Ste. Marie from pee wee to bantam to midget to junior A before playing four years at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level and six more years as a pro over in Hungary.

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Fallen Leaves Maple Syrup


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November 12, 2022

Fallen Leaves Maple Products is a family operated maple syrup producer operated by the Chevalier family. Phyllis, Dan and Nathan Chevalier established Fallen Leaves Maple Products in 2018 after a humble start making maple syrup in their backyard. 

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Dermal Enhancements


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November 11, 2022

In 2018, Katie Mohamed opened her part-time business, Dermal Enhancements, initially offering permanent eyebrows only.   She went on to earn 24 additional certificates allowing for many more permanent makeup services and esthetics and skin care.  

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Election reflections


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October 25, 2022

The people have spoken. And while it is lamentable that the number of ballots cast for the 2022 Sault Ste. Marie municipal election fell well below the majority of eligible voters, the fact remains that those who were elected were designated fair and square to sit in the mayor’s chair and represent city council for the next few years.

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DaVinci Teeth Whitening


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September 22, 2022

Since September of 2018, Rochelle Rodrigues, the owner of DaVinci Teeth Whitening, has been taking clients and as she proudly tells us, she has given hundreds of people the confidence to smile in just a few short years. 

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Sandro’s … good food since 1979!


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September 15, 2022

Looking for homemade deliciousness? Drive past the fast food options and into 465 Trunk Road in the Sault’s east end where you will find Sandro’s, a locally owned and family-run restaurant.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RIP, boxing legend Steve Nolan


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February 17, 2022

This is a tough one to write and report on. That is, a mere few days after celebrating his 62nd birthday, legendary Sault Ste. Marie and world class boxer Steve Nolan passed away suddenly from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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Low & Slow Smoked Fusion Grill


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February 8, 2022

Since 2014, Chad Stewart and Blake Richards, owners of Low & Slow Smoked Fusion Grill, have successfully brought Southern style BBQ fused with Canadian and other International influences to the people of Sault Ste. Marie. And they can proudly lay claim to being the Sault’s Best for Smoked BBQ.

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Mathieu Gentès, Athletics Canada


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February 4, 2022

Sault Ste. Marie native Mathieu Gentès has been appointed as the interim chief executive officer for Athletics Canada.

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