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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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Porter Airlines moves into North Bay
Porter Airlines will soon be flying into North Bay.The company announced July 21 it would start offering daily flights between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport in October. A second route, featuring service between North Bay and Timmins, is also being introduc...
CN pulls the plug on Algoma passenger train
The search is on for a new operator to take over a Sault Ste. Marie-to-Heart passenger train service after Canadian National Railway (CN) announced it will cease operations on July 15. The repeated inability of Railmark Canada and its president-CEO R. Allen Brown to obtain financing led CN, ...
Pioneer awarded highway contract
Pioneer Construction has been awarded an $8.4-million contract for highway work on Highway 71 near Sioux Narrows.The road will be resurfaced and drainage will be improved along 26 kilometres of highway. Work is expected to be completed in the fall.In 1936, the world's longest single-span timber...
Province announces Highway 69 funds
Construction will begin this summer on the next portion of four-laning on Highway 69 between Sudbury and Parry Sound.The province has announced it will provide $19.4 million for this next stage of the ongoing, multi-year construction project.Work will begin this summer to realign 2.7 kilometre...


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