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Sault Ste. Marie

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.

Tenders to be called for massive long-term care facility (6/02)

Construction begins this summer in Sault Ste. Marie on the largest home for the aged in the province. Groundbreaking on the $44.4-million, 370-bed facility is expected in mid-June, with a completion date of March 2004.

Wawa manufacturer finds use for waste sawdust (5/02)

Weyerhaeuser's waste sawdust will now be used a raw material for a proposed wood pellet fuel to be built in Wawa. Gerry Bugyra, president of NorWa Manufacturing and Distribution Company Ltd.

Steelmaker optimistic despite first-quarter losses (5/02)

Though North American steel markets are slowly recovering from the onslaught of foreign dumped steel, Algoma Steel reported in its first-quarter statements that it is still losing money. The Sault Ste.

Hotel, resort development planned (5/02)

A group of private investors intend to capitalize on the spectacular vistas of Lake Superior Provincial Park, north of Sault Ste. Marie, with plans for a hotel and condominium resort.

College awards building contracts (5/02)

Two building contracts worth more than $2.7 million combined were awarded to two Northern Ontario companies for Sault College's largest renovation project in its history. Mike Moore & Sons Contracting Ltd.

Sault trade mission provides links to Ireland (5/02)

Sault Ste. Marie's ongoing trade mission links with Ireland continued in late May with almost 80 business people, educators and cultural representatives spending 10 days in the Irish Republic.

OPG finalizes sale of hydroelectric stations (5/02)

The sale of four hydroelectric generating stations in northeastern Ontario from Ontario Power Generation to the Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund was finalized May 17. The four stations are located on the Mississagi River, east of Sault Ste.