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Sault Ste. Marie

Observatory to monitor global warming (3/02)

By Michael Lynch Heinz Rilling is a happy man when it snows in Marathon. "This winter has been brutal," says Rilling, owner of Marathon Motors Sports. His livelihood is dependent on snow, and lots of it.

Businesses see tax rates climb in excess of 300 per cent (3/02)

Outraged Greenstone ratepayers will have to wait two more years before they can do anything to dissolve their municipality. Some business owners who have received hefty tax increases are beginning to organize.

Area seeks to diversify industry (3/02)

By Michael Lynch Greenstone Mayor Charles Primeau wants to see a green industrial park developed in the former town of Longlac, located 400 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay.

Sault to review major tourism project proposal (2/02)

Pending the outcome of city council meetings this spring, construction of a major tourism project in Sault Ste. Marie may get under way as early as this year.

Group aims to localize television programming through new company (2/02)

By Ian Ross In an era where escalating media convergence has created monopolies and alienated viewers, a former MCTV employee in Sault Ste.

Feds slow to act, industry officials say (2/02)

By Ian Ross After Algoma Steel was almost pushed to the brink of bankruptcy last year, industry officials now say the Canadian government must act immediately to enforce stringent trade laws against foreign steel dumpers and that the investigative pr

Tech centre receives provincial funding (2/02)

The creation of a new Sault Ste. Marie technology and call centre received an added $3 million boost from the province in late January.

Soo Greyhounds commit $7M for new arena (2/02)

On the heels of the departure of the North Bay Centennials to Michigan, one of their northern rivals is committing $7 million towards a new arena to ensure its long-term survivability in the north.

Algoma Steel officials remain optimistic (2/02)

Algoma Steel recorded a $116-million loss in the fourth quarter of 2001, closing the books on a near-disastrous year that almost saw Canada's third-largest steel mill reduced to bankruptcy. Despite recording $392.

Chamber supports local physician recruitment efforts (1/02)

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce recently released its physician welcome package in an effort to aid local physician recruitment efforts.