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The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Essar Steel Algoma are laying the technical groundwork for an expanded public harbour complex with a target completion date of 2017.
Sault fast-tracks prep work for commercial port With a federal election looming this fall, Sault Ste. Marie is charging full-steam ahead in chasing money from Ottawa for its commercial harbour project.The municipality, Essar Steel Algoma and their consultants have taken an accelerated approach toward speeding up the pace of technical work with an aim on presenting a “shovel ready” project to the feds by mid-summer.By that time, said Jerry Dolcetti, the city’s engineering and planning commissioner, they should have a well-defined business cas...


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Take a dip in the infrastructure pool
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New aviation boss at Wasaya
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