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Sault Ste. Marie

Retail border wars in the Sault (8/01)

By Ian Ross The all-too-familiar scenario of what happens when a Wal-Mart development comes to town is playing itself out in Sault Ste. Marie.

Cellular service may expand to Superior East region (11/01)

The cellular phone service gap in the Superior East region is one step closer to being filled. A feasibility study to build a network that would provide cellular service from White River to Wawa to Sault Ste.

Trade unions contest Sault's claim (6/02)

Two trade unions will go before the Ontario Labour Relations Board sometime in late June to contest the City of Sault Ste. Marie's claim that unionized labour is not needed for a component of an east-end sewage treatment plant.

Steelworkers union urges safeguarding of domestic market (6/02)

The United Steelworkers of America wants Ottawa to impose tougher trade restrictions on cheap foreign steel to ensure another wave of imports does not plunge the Canadian steel industry into chaos again.

Mayor calls for upgrades to seaway system (6/02)

Canada and the U.S. are missing out on some glorious business opportunities by not making significant upgrades to the St. Lawrence Seaway system. That was the message Sault Ste.

Searchmont posts net profit in 2001-02 season (6/02)

The once-bankrupt Searchmont Resort posted a $30,000-profit during the 2001-02 ski season and paid off its creditors, including repaying the city for a $225,000 loan. The resort is under new ownership.

Sault targets cross-border tourists (6/02)

Sault Ste. Marie is attempting to capitalize on the value of American money, according to a spokesman for Sault Ste. Marie tourism. The Canadian Tourism Commission and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership have provided Tourism Sault Ste.

Sault strengthens transatlantic links with Ireland (6/02)

Transatlantic links between Sault Ste. Marie and Ireland continue to evolve as delegates from a trade mission to the Emerald Isle returned home in early June.

Great Lakes Power faces charges in electrical accident (6/02)

The Ministry of Labour has laid charges against Great Lakes Power (GLP) and some top executives under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for an accident near Sault Ste. Marie last year that crippled a university summer student.

Residents fear oil, diesel leakages into waterway (6/02)

Residents living along the Jackfish River fear oil and diesel fuel are leaking into the waterway, stemming from a massive cleanup effort underway at CN Railway's Hornepayne terminal.