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ohn Cambridge, a seasonal worker at Thompson’s Maple Products, said Tap Track, devised by a trio of Sault Ste. Marie innovators, reduces down time, while saving money, during maple syrup production.
Monitoring system creates efficiencies in maple syrup productionWith 100 acres of maple trees to survey, it would often take John Cambridge an entire day walking the sugar bush to pinpoint a source of lost pressure in the tap lines at Thompson’s Maple Products, and even then, his success at diagnosing the cause of the problem — amongst 20,000 taps — could be dubious.Enter Tap Track, a digital monitoring system that alerts producers when a loss of vacuum occurs and identifies its location with greater accuracy than the traditional walk in the bush.“The idea ...


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Province granting $3.5 million for film production in Sault
The province is funding six movie projects that are being filmed in Sault Ste. Marie.“Funding these types of projects leverages private sector investment, creates job and supports local businesses in our city,” MPP David Orazietti said in a news release. “These productions, which are filmed, pr...
Commercial port plans for Red Rock
A major commercial harbour and wood pellet plant may be in the works for the Township of Red Rock on the Lake Superior’s north shore.Two subsidiary companies of Essar Port Global and Riversedge Developments of Sault Ste. Marie have signed a memorandum of agreement to design, build and operate a por...
Railmark finalizes agreement to run ACR passenger rail service
Railmark Canada Ltd. is set to assume the operations of the Algoma Central Railway passenger service.The company, a Canadian subsidiary of Railmark Holdings Inc., recently finalized a set of agreements with CN to acquire assets and take over the Sault-to-Hearst rail line. Railmark has a plan in ...
Sault hires consultants for harbour project
The City of Sault Ste. Marie has hired the consulting team of KPMG and AECOM to navigate the first phase of an in-depth study on a proposed commercial harbour.The Port of Algoma concept is a partnership between the city and Essar Steel Algoma to address aging infrastructure at the company’s private...


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