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Sault Ste. Marie architectural firm EPOH, which has been serving clients for more than 60 years, has completed the design for St. Mary's high school, which is currently under construction.
EPOH brings fresh, contemporary perspective to architectureAfter serving clients for more than six decades, architectural firm EPOH is moving into its next phase, positioning the business for a new era of fully integrated design and building solutions.Based in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, EPOH offers architectural, mechanical, electrical, design, master planning, and interior design services within a catchment area reaching across Ontario, Western Canada and into the United States.Headed by four partners, the firm recently underwent a shift in makeup aft...

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Raitt gives them something to talk about
After federal transport minister Lisa Raitt dropped $2.2 million in Sault Ste. Marie, April 14, to give the Algoma Central passenger service a one-year subsidy extension, she swung by the International Bridge to cash up Ottawa’s plans for new border infrastructure.A further $7.5 million is being ea...
Luxury condos in store for former Sault hospital site
It may not look like much from the outside right now, but the former Sault Area Hospital property, which has been boarded up since it closed two years ago, is the site of a development project that will soon offer new residential opportunities for Sault Ste. Marie.TVM Group, a property developer ba...
Sault embarks on community improvement plan
The City of Sault Ste. Marie is undertaking what many cities before it have done: a downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) intended to transition the area into a thriving neighbourhood in which people will want to work, live and play.Under the $2.5-million plan, funding would be available for im...
Sault microbrewery offering alternative to mainstream
Every Tuesday, Vaughn Alexander and Graham Atkinson invited friends over to watch them brew their homegrown beer and sample their wares.As word spread about their weekly “Brewsday” gatherings, 10 people turned into 25, and soon friends were inviting others, who were inviting others. One day a sugge...

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Quick Facts  2011 Municipal Tax Rate 

Population: 75,141

Location: 300 km west of Sudbury, on Great Lakes and U.S. Border

Main industries: steel, alternative energy, forestry, business-process outsourcing 

Commercial occupied: 0.0451
Industrial occupied: 0.0543
Target Growth Areas  Real Estate 

Steel products

Alternative energy

Component manufacturing

Transportation infrastructure

Average cost of a single home: $152,616

 Developments for 2012 Top 5 Employers 

Expansions to Sault College and Algoma University

Completion of indoor sports complex

New federal bridge plaza

Industrial infrastructure developments

Essar Steel Algoma: 3,400 employees

Sault Area Hospital: 1,905 employees

Algoma District School Board: 1,361 employees

Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie: 1,313 employees

Sault College: 940 employees