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Sault Ste. Marie

Hospital construction in Northern Ontario - Sault Ste. Marie (5/02)

A new $175 million hospital project was approved for Sault Ste. Marie in mid-December 2001. In 1999, the Health Services Restructuring Commission recommended closure of Plummer Memorial Hospital in favour of expanding Sault Ste.

Rail spur expected to address traffic jam issue (5/02)

Long traffic tie-ups at Sault Ste. Marie rail crossings may be a thing of the past with a deal struck between Canadian National Railway and Algoma Steel to build a $1-million rail spur.

Waste-water capacity increases required in order to accommodate developments (4/02)

FedNor is providing funding of $200,000 to the Town of Thessalon for expansion of its waste-water lagoon and sewer system. The Town of Thessalon plans to establish a new industrial park and facilitate business expansion and new housing development.

Sault to host 2003 Winter Cities conference (4/02)

Sault Ste. Marie city council recently passed a resolution approving a plan and budget to host the 2003 Winter Cities conference.

Sault's tax shortfalls reimbursed (4/02)

The City of Sault Ste. Marie will be reimbursed for a $1.5-million tax shortfall lost through Algoma Steel's financial restructuring. Minister of Municipal Affairs Chris Hodgson provided a one-time allocation of $1.

Buyer secured for Searchmont Ski Resort (4/02)

A frequent skier at the Searchmont Ski Resort, north of Sault Ste. Marie, has become its new owner. Chicago stockbroker Jack McDermott expects to take control of the bankrupt resort May 1.

Roadway construction lined up for tendering (4/02)

Sault Ste. Marie's engineering and planning department will proceed with the tendering process for the Black Lake Road reconstruction project, valued at $5.3 million.

Irish trade initiatives continue (4/02)

By Ian Ross Sault Ste. Marie’s ongoing transatlantic relationship with the Republic of Ireland continues this spring.

North Shore highways to be rehabilitated (4/02)

Road conditions and road safety on Highway 17 along the North Shore will be improved with provincial government investments of nearly $10 million.

Multimillion-dollar infrastructure project planned (4/02)

Preparatory work on a new Super Lock on the St. Mary's River is expected to commence by year's end. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, operators of the canal at Sault Ste.