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Sault Ste. Marie

Feds slow to act, industry officials say (2/02)

By Ian Ross After Algoma Steel was almost pushed to the brink of bankruptcy last year, industry officials now say the Canadian government must act immediately to enforce stringent trade laws against foreign steel dumpers and that the investigative pr

Tech centre receives provincial funding (2/02)

The creation of a new Sault Ste. Marie technology and call centre received an added $3 million boost from the province in late January.

Soo Greyhounds commit $7M for new arena (2/02)

On the heels of the departure of the North Bay Centennials to Michigan, one of their northern rivals is committing $7 million towards a new arena to ensure its long-term survivability in the north.

Algoma Steel officials remain optimistic (2/02)

Algoma Steel recorded a $116-million loss in the fourth quarter of 2001, closing the books on a near-disastrous year that almost saw Canada's third-largest steel mill reduced to bankruptcy. Despite recording $392.

Chamber supports local physician recruitment efforts (1/02)

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce recently released its physician welcome package in an effort to aid local physician recruitment efforts.

Government invests in ecotourism initiative (1/02)

Outward Bound, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing outdoor educational opportunities for personal and professional growth received a boost from FedNor in early January.

Feds ready to assist steelmaker (1/02)

The federal government is ready to pitch in $50 million in loan guarantees to ailing Algoma Steel, provided unionized workers support a restructuring plan.

Resort bookings up (12/01)

Though the slopes at the Searchmont Resort north of Sault Ste. Marie were bare in early December, early figures for season passes and accommodation bookings were shaping up to be better than last winter's figures.

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.