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Sault Ste. Marie

Brascan acquires generating plant in Sault (9/02)

Brascan Power, the energy subsidiary of the Brascan Corp. conglomerate, announced earlier this month it is prepared to pay $30 million in cash to purchase the remaining 50 per cent of the Lake Superior Power Generating Plant in Sault Ste. Marie.

Air cargo talks initiated between Sault and Taiwan (8/02)

A Taiwanese trade delegation invited by Sault Ste. Marie Mayor John Rowswell arrived in the city in mid-August for exploratory talks on the transpolar air freight initiative.

Retaining local shopping dollars challenge for Blind River (8/02)

The Blind River Chamber of Commerce is planning a course of action to deal with revenue losses from out-of-town shopping.

Algoma Steel president to be announced in September (8/02)

Algoma Steel expects to have a new president and chief executive officer in place by Sept. 1. The Sault Ste. Marie company's search committee is further short-listing from a group of 10 candidates.

German trade delegates tour the North (9/02)

A German trade delegation from the Lower Saxony region toured Northern Ontario in late August exploring future economic partnerships. Economic development officials from Germany visited Sudbury, Manitoulin and Sault Ste.

Chamber hosts info session on new privacy act (8/02)

The assistant commissioner for Ontario's Information and Privacy Commission, Tom Mitchinson, will be on site at Sault Ste.

Industry Canada seeks input from northerners (8/02)

Industry Canada is encouraging citizens across the North to bring input on issues revolving around business, infrastructure, health and education to the table during regional consultations.

Sault chamber joins in lobbying efforts for four-laning (8/02)

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is contributing to the growing list of voices petitioning for the four-laning of the Trans-Canada Highway from coast to coast.

Upgrades underway at Roberta Bondar building (8/02)

The Roberta Bondar building in Sault Ste. Marie will undergo a $6-million facelift to accommodate more staff with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Lottery staff has grown from 415 to more than 500 in the past year.

Big-box development underway in Sault (8/02)

After more than four years of planning battles, Sault Ste. Marie enters the big-box shopping era early next year with the opening of a north-end Wal-Mart store. The 100,000-square-foot outlet is expected to open in late January 2003.