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Sault Ste. Marie

Industrial plant cleans up its act (3/02)

A Sault St. Marie industrial manufacturing plant, named one of the top polluters in the province, has cleaned up its act. Praxair recorded 13 provincial wastewater discharge violations in 2000, down from 35 the previous year.

Improving air service in Superior East on agenda (3/02)

Finding ways to improve air service to the Superior East region is the aim of a $20,000 contribution by FedNor to hire a consultant to study the air industry in rural and remote communities.

Steel coalition seeks safeguards against steel dumping (3/02)

Steel producers and union officials met with senior government officials in Ottawa March 20 to present their case for safeguards against a potential flood of cheap foreign steel being diverted from the U.S. market. The coalition, led by Sault Ste.

MP supports proposal to launch local television company (3/02)

Sault Ste. Marie MP Carmen Provenzano is helping shape a community proposal to restore locally produced TV programming to the city.

Algoma Steel captures global environmental award (3/02)

A two-year-old program to convert a waste product into a saleable item has garnered Algoma Steel a global award for its slag granulating process. The Sault Ste.

Sault boasts new aviation training facility (3/02)

Sault College's new $350,000 aviation pilot training facilities opened in March and include two state-of-the-art flight simulators. The new program facility is part of a $4-million renovation effort at the institute.

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.