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Sault Ste. Marie

Wood Expo expects 10,000 (04/05)

Sault Ste. Marie officials want their city recognized as the forestry capital of Northern Ontario once again. John Febrarro, the city’s chief of industrial marketing, says the Sault held that distinction about a 15 years ago.

Born in the water, raised in the sky (02/05)

By IAN ROSS With governments at all levels forecasting a skilled trades shortage that could cripple the Canadian economy by 2006, Sault Ste. Marie has attempted to crank up production of its own home-grown trades- people.

Studying insects and pests in the Sault ‘just makes sense’ (02/05)

By IAN ROSS The Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Long-horned beetles are wreaking millions of dollars in property damage to trees in Ontario. That’s bad news for landowners across the province, but could be a bit of a boon for Sault Ste. Marie.

Influential Women awards up and running (02/05)

The eighth annual Influential Women (IW) of Northern Ontario Awards program was recently launched with a call for nominations.

Sault entering into bio-economy game (11/04)

By IAN ROSS Northern Ontario Business An environmentally friendly pesticide and injector system that stops the Asian long-horned beetle in its tracks may be the impetus for a Sault Ste. Marie bio-economy cluster now in the planning stages.

Mayors to converge on Sault during NOBA (10/04)

By IAN ROSS Branding Northern Ontario is one of the main issues northern mayors and reeves will focus on during an upcoming mayors’ luncheon in Sault Ste. Marie this month.

Call centre face labour shortage (10/04)

Call centres in Sault Ste. Marie are facing a critical labour shortage in anticipating a shortfall of 1,000 workers before Christmas. This shortage covers the gamut from entry-level positions to back-end technical support workers.

Sault College postpones startup of railway industry programming (10/04)

By IAN ROSS Northern Ontario Business A new introductory Sault College program designed to replenish the ranks of Canada’s aging railway workforce has been suspended for one year due to a lack of students.

Plans to develop transportation hub speeding up (10/04)

By IAN ROSS A plan to establish the Sault as a multi-modal transportation hub is picking up speed. The City of Sault Ste.

Fall start for $40-M waterfront development planned (08/04)

Legacy Quest is the new name of Sault Ste. Marie’s long-awaited waterfront tourism project.