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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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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...
Contractor lands railway, bridge-building contract
Aecon Construction and Materials has been awarded a $19.4-million contract for a Highway 69-related project in the Henvey Inlet area. The Toronto contractor will begin work shortly to realign 2.7 kilometres of CN railway tracks and build three new highway bridges at Highway 522 north of Henv...
Sault airport expecting changes
Changes are continuing at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport, including promotions for key staff members and an expansion of the facility.CEO Terry Bos has been promoted to the position of president and accountable executive of the airport’s board of directors. He is also transitioning into the role ...


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