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Sault Ste. Marie

Skilled trades shortage revives program (11/03)

By IAN ROSS With a nationwide skilled-trades worker shortage looming, Sault College is re-dedicating itself to meet the growing demand with new programs geared towards guaranteed jobs in the railway industry and apprenticeships.

Marathon aiming to become retail hub for northwest (12/03)

There is a push to enhance Marathon’s economy, and residents are looking to council to point them in the right direction as mining and forestry companies threaten the viability of the town’s economy.

Plan aims to curb out-migration (12/03)

Even though the Town of Manitouwadge is experiencing some hefty economic set backs, Brian Knight, the chief administrative officer and manager of the economic development corporation, is following a municipal plan to keep the town on the map as an ec

Sault sees security as future strength (11/03)

By IAN ROSS The establishment of the U. S.

Make the most of small spaces (12/03)

By ANDREW WAREING Rod Schutt has a simple motto for his business. “Our motto is we design furniture to people instead of have people design to furniture,” says Schutt, the owner of Keaney Interiors.

Plan aims to curb out-migration (11/03)

By IAN ROSS Algoma University College (AUC) officials hope their new innovative marketing campaign will keep more northern students from migrating to southern Ontario campuses.

City plots RFPs for feasibility study on biotechnology cluster (11/03)

By IAN ROSS With the provincial election out of the way, the drivers of a biotechnology cluster development concept for Sault Ste. Marie expect to get started on a business-feasibility study later this fall.

Mapping technology to enter world market (11/03)

By IAN ROSS Rob Cormier sees the world with a bird’s-eye view. A photographer, licensed bush pilot and commercial diver, Cormier has built up his 14-year-old aerial photography business, R & B Cormier Inc., by taking pictures of trees.

Business leaders head Sault economic development advisory group (10/03)

Sault Ste. Marie economic development officials have a new sounding board drawn from the ranks of the local business community and public sector.

Meeting planners to converge on Sault (8/03)

The Independent Meeting Planners Association of Canada (IMPAC) has chosen a location for its October 16 to 19 conference.