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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.

Quarry development stonewalled (8/03)

By IAN ROSS Plans for a traprock quarry on Lake Superior have been temporarily stonewalled by a group of Wawa cottagers fighting to stop industrial development along what they consider sensitive, pristine and protected shoreline.

Fly-in education a new trend (7/03)

By IAN ROSS Algoma University College is airlifting its knowledge base in community development to the James Bay coast this summer. The Sault Ste.

Business of research studied (7/03)

By IAN ROSS The fusion is getting off to a slow start, but there may be a unification of test tubes and dollars as Sault Ste. Marie promoters work to turn research into big business.

GIS touted as world class (5/03)

By IAN ROSS The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre’s highly touted Geographic Information System (GIS) recently received recognition in a national trade magazine.

Out-migration concerns Sault lawyer (5/03)

A Sault Ste. Marie lawyer wants to stem the outflow of young people from the community by developing a tracking database.

Seeing the forest for the trees (5/03)

Tucked in behind the mill town of Thessalon is a small project that is symbolic of big things to come for Northern Ontario.

2003 construction off to slow start (4/03)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW Last year the City of Sault Ste. Marie enjoyed the fourth-highest year for dollar value of building construction since 1976. The city is hoping to have a similar year in 2003.