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Sault Ste. Marie

Ministry evades interview on four-laning (12/01)

By Ian Ross The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce accuses the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) of dragging its heels in completing a $53-million four-laning of a stretch of Highway 17, east of the city.

Chamber plans downtown revitalization (12/01)

Ross MacDonald, project co-ordinator for the chamber of commerce has been working on a few projects with the business community in Blind River.

Chamber presents awards (11/01)

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and business awards luncheon on Oct. 25. The chamber recognized the achievements of local businesses and individuals during the event.

Call centre industry witnesses steady growth (11/01)

By Ian Ross A wave of call centres has put Sault Ste. Marie on the map within the last two years. Now the city is looking to attract higher-end information technology (IT) businesses for an eventual e-commerce centre.

RAPIDS links businesses in Sault with investors (11/01)

By Pauline Clark Sault area businesses unable to access traditional funding sources for growth opportunities have been able to take advantage of the services of a community investment program for the past few years.

Mayor proposes tax incentives (11/01)

By Ian Ross Strategic visions and grant programs have not worked in diversifying and stimulating the North's economy.

Cost-effective method to measure seedling stress (11/01)

By Ken Sitter Steve Colombo built a better mousetrap and is waiting for the world to beat a path to his door, or rather the Ontario Forest Research Institute's door in Sault Ste. Marie.

Entertainment adds zest to events (11/01)

By Katherine Thompson Nelson They play games based on popular television shows like Survivor and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Last month they ventured to a casino.

Information, telecommunications technology planning session open to public (11/01)

The East Algoma Community Futures Development Corp., in conjunction with Brent St.

Centre seeks funding assistance to pay consultant's bill (11/01)

Sault Ste. Marie's Innovation Centre may approach the city for help in paying a $325,000 consultant's bill from EDS Canada.