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Sault Ste. Marie

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.

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.