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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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Feds inject $1.2 million into the North
FedNor announced an injection of $1.2 million into the Northern Ontario economy.The biggest single chunk will go to Sault Ste. Marie for streetscape improvements in its downtown core. The $839,500 investment will go towards sitting areas, lighting fixtures, new paving stones and sidewalks along...
Sault call centre hiring
Massachusetts-headquartered Agero Inc. has said it will hire hundreds of new employees in 2014 across its four regional sites, including its Canadian call centre in Sault Ste. Marie.Agero provides vehicle and driver safety, security, and information services, including roadside assistance, cons...
Unsecured lenders accepted Essar Steel Algoma restructuring plan
Essar Steel Algoma and a group of unsecured noteholders have agreed to a restructuring plan to refinance the money-losing Sault Ste. Marie steel maker.After missing a June 15 interest payment on unsecured bonds, the company began negotiations last month with creditors representing 70 per cent of th...
Essar reaches refinancing agreement
Essar Steel Algoma has reached an agreement in principle for its refinancing.The agreement is with Essar Global Fund Ltd. (EGFL), the investment fund that owns the company, which will provide up to $300 million in equity, along with a planned refinancing of the Sault Ste. Marie-based company.“We...

Sault Ste. Marie Community Profile


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