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Sault Ste. Marie

Renovations revamp college space

By Ian Ross A flurry of renovation activity is taking place at Sault College this spring as the institution embarks on its largest renovation project in its 37-year existence.

Passage North (4/02)

A proposed rail-to-truck reload centre development could put Sault Ste. Marie on the map as a major freight corridor into the U.S. Midwest and the eastern states, says a local businessman.

Gateway project takes shape (4/02)

By Ian Ross City officials feel confident the third time will be the charm in retaining the right private developer to finally revive Sault Ste. Marie’s stalled Gateway tourism project.

E-commerce contact centre slated to open late summer

By Ian Ross A Toronto telecommunications company with aspirations to go nationwide is setting up its first e-commerce contact centre in Sault Ste. Marie. Multi-Channels Communications Inc.

Program meets needs of northern EDOs

By Ian Ross Compared to their urban brethren, economic development workers in northern and remote communities face a whole tangle of challenges that can seem overwhelming at times.

Solid construction season expected (4/02)

By Ian Ross If government ministries release money for a slew of pre-approved projects, Sault Ste. Marie contractors will have a solid slate of work for years to come, says the president of the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association.

North to tap into growing world air cargo industry (4/02)

By Ian Ross A multitude of business and trade opportunities exist with air cargo, according to a preliminary draft of a logistic consultant's study on the Sault's transpolar initiative.

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.