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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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Sault bridge getting underwater inspection
The International Bridge, which joins Sault Ste. Marie with its counterpart U.S. city, will get an underwater inspection next week.According to a news release, the work involves inspecting the International Bridge’s piers below the water line in the St. Mary’s River. The inspection will be perf...
First Nation food distribution network being studied
Finding ways to carve the costs of air freighting fresh food to remote First Nation communities is the focus of a feasibility study underway between three northwestern Ontario communities. Cashed up with $194,500 in funding, the study will investigate the establishment of a regional distribu...
Engine power loss blamed for 2013 Bearskin crash
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the fatal 2013 crash of a Bearskin Airlines flight near the Red Lake airport. Investigators found that the crew of the Fairchild SA 227 Metro III experienced a near total loss of power in the left engine a...
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 a...


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