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Sault Ste. Marie

Economic growth opportunities projected in agricultural sector (4/02)

Farming stands to be a growth sector in the east Algoma district and more should be done to promote the industry, according to a two-year study prepared by Harry Cumming and Associates.

City ignored planner’s warnings (4/02)

By Ian Ross It came as no big surprise to Joe Sniezek when Statistics Canada released census figures in March indicating that Northern Ontario lost 40,000 people over a five-year period. The City of Sault Ste.

High-tech meeting venue opens (4/02)

By Ian Ross Algoma’s Water Town Inn has made substantial renovations to their already posh meeting space and has established itself as one of Northern Ontario’s premier strategic business meeting venues. The Sault Ste.

Renovations revamp college space

By Ian Ross A flurry of renovation activity is taking place at Sault College this spring as the institution embarks on its largest renovation project in its 37-year existence.

Passage North (4/02)

A proposed rail-to-truck reload centre development could put Sault Ste. Marie on the map as a major freight corridor into the U.S. Midwest and the eastern states, says a local businessman.

Gateway project takes shape (4/02)

By Ian Ross City officials feel confident the third time will be the charm in retaining the right private developer to finally revive Sault Ste. Marie’s stalled Gateway tourism project.

E-commerce contact centre slated to open late summer

By Ian Ross A Toronto telecommunications company with aspirations to go nationwide is setting up its first e-commerce contact centre in Sault Ste. Marie. Multi-Channels Communications Inc.

Program meets needs of northern EDOs

By Ian Ross Compared to their urban brethren, economic development workers in northern and remote communities face a whole tangle of challenges that can seem overwhelming at times.

Solid construction season expected (4/02)

By Ian Ross If government ministries release money for a slew of pre-approved projects, Sault Ste. Marie contractors will have a solid slate of work for years to come, says the president of the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association.

North to tap into growing world air cargo industry (4/02)

By Ian Ross A multitude of business and trade opportunities exist with air cargo, according to a preliminary draft of a logistic consultant's study on the Sault's transpolar initiative.