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Dominique Kyle, director of marketing and client services of the Grace Anne II  and executive chef Nicki Dartiailh offer first class amenities aboard the vintage luxury yacht.
Kenora’s Grace Anne II provides five-star floating comfortIt’s more than your standard party boat.Walking up the gangway and into the mahogany-panelled main salon of the Grace Anne II is akin to stepping through a passageway into a Gatsbyesque era of wealth and privilege.Known as the “Lady of the Lake,” the 85-foot luxury wooden yacht has been a familiar site on the waters of Lake of the Woods since the 1930s.Once owned by the 3M Corporation to cater to its corporate clients, new ownership of the vessel is carrying on the tradition of white glove serv...


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Sault EDC purchases ski resort
The Economic Development Corp. (EDC) in Sault Ste. Marie has purchased Searchmont Resort, with an aim of evolving the skiing facility into a four-season tourism destination.The EDC said the Dec. 30 purchase, from the Searchmont Ski Association Inc. (SSAI), was required to ensure long-term sustain...
Provincial funding for Nipigon waterfront
Nipigon’s waterfront and its tourist attractions will be undergoing a makeover with assistance from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.The township is receiving $1 million from the province to develop its Railway Street lookout tower and rest area to provide visitors with a view of the waterfront a...
Salzburger Hof specializes in time away from city life
At 82, Ann Elsigan keeps up a breakneck pace that would challenge a resort operator half her age.As the host at Salzburger Hof, a lakeside resort on the shores of Lake Superior, she’s up at 8 a.m., greeting guests, making preparations and ensuring the resort’s smooth operation. Only at 9 p.m., when...
Dynamic Earth expansion underway
Greater Sudbury city council is supporting new visitor exhibits at Dynamic Earth with a $250,000 grant for a planned $3-million expansion that will include a new gallery, theatre and outdoor science park.Construction began this summer with completion scheduled for the spring of 2015. Over $6 mi...


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