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Sault Ste. Marie

Municipalities consider airplane purchase to revive air service (9/02)

Four small towns along the North Shore are prepared to purchase a $1.5-million airplane to reinstate rural air service in the area.

Value-added steel line set to head to north (9/02)

By Ian Ross A group of former Algoma Steel employees were anxiously awaiting the results of a KPMG feasibility study in late August before forging ahead with a business plan to establish an electro-galvanizing line at Algoma Steel this fall.

Added Value (9/02)

By Ian Ross Domtar’s Sault Ste. Marie sawmill expects to be a machine stress-rating (MSR) producer of premium softwood lumber this fall.

Job hunt for new Marathon CAO continues (9/02)

The Town of Marathon is sifting through more than 40 applications to secure a new chief administrator. The town launched a national search during the summer to find a replacement for Ian McQuarrie who died after a serious illness.

Sault's big box store development on schedule (9/02)

The construction of Sault Ste. Marie's first Wal-Mart power shopping centre remains on track with the building expected to be enclosed by early November and completed in December.

Consultant presents recommendations for transpolar project (9/02)

Sault Ste. Marie's pursuit of a transpolar air freight-handling hub is a high-risk but high-reward venture, says the logistics consultant hired to report on its feasibility. InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. reported to Sault Ste.

Railway trades training facility proposed (9/02)

Anticipating a demand of skilled tradespeople in Canada's railway sector, Sault College is undertaking a study to develop a business case for a proposed railway institute.

Algoma Tubes on hiring spree (9/02)

Sault Ste. Marie's Algoma Tubes Inc. is expected to hire as many as 110 new employees since reopening the former Algoma Steel seamless tube mill two years ago. The Canadian subsidiary of Siderca, S.A.

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.