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2020 Big Wish Lottery Winners!

The 2020 Big Wish Lottery (License No. 11332) winners were drawn Jan. 11, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the Station Mall Centre Court. $100,000 cash winner: Ticket #03839 – Kyle Brazao $2,000 cash winners: Ticket #04094 – F. Bock Ticket #02197 – Kathren Maahs Ticket #00090 – Anthony Valade Ticket #08564 – Carol Macintosh Ticket #09810 – Shain & Franca ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Fatal Collision – UPDATE

Jan 7, 2020 at 12:56 – On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:45 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Sables-Spanish River Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of the Town of Spanish.   The investigation has since revealed that a westbound tractor trailer collided with ...

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Algoma Power Outage North of the Soo & Warming Centre’s – UPDATE

  Jan 7, 2020 at 08:01 Algoma Power is continuing restoration efforts to over 1000 residential, seasonal, and small business customers north of Sault Ste. Marie, No ETR at this time. Thank you for your patience. Wawa-news has inquired if there is another outage. Jan 7, 2020 at 07:30 Algoma Power finished restoring power to all residential, seasonal, and small ...

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SSM OPP Charge Batchewana Male with Assault with a Weapon

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 5:00 a.m. members from the Batchewana Police Service, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sault Ste. Marie Ambulance were dispatched to a disturbance on Frontenac Street, Batchewana First Nation, Ontario. Officers and E.M.S. attended the scene and located one injured person with non-life threatening injuries. As a result of further investigation, John ...

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SSM OPP Charge Calgary Man with Operation while Impaired

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 1:40 a.m. members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division (HSD) conducted a traffic stop on Queen Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a result of further investigation, Johar Sirage HUSSEIN 35 years-old from Calgary, Alberta was charged with the following: Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration – 80 plus, contrary ...

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Batchewana First Nation Asserts Jurisdiction, Oppose Ferrochrome Development

After months of discussions the Chief and Council of Batchewana First Nation has reached a decision not to endorse the proposed Ferrochrome development. The decision did not come lightly and was reached in accordance with Anishnabek law, inherent jurisdiction, culture and traditions. The Council feels as the caretakers of the land and waterways that they must prohibit the construction of ...

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Algoma Steel hangs Algoma Steel Star with Steel Speed Crane Rentals

In honour of the season, Algoma Steel Inc. is pleased to announce they have partnered with Steel Speed Crane Rentals Inc. to erect the Christmas star. Crafted back in the 1980s by members of Algoma’s Central Trades group, the Algoma Steel star has bestowed goodwill and best wishes to the residents of Sault Ste. Marie for decades. Measuring 29 feet ...

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Schreiber OPP Arrest two suspects after theft of gas in Terrace Bay

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Schreiber Detachment issued a public alert in relation to a theft of gas incident that occurred on December 16, 2019 in Terrace Bay, Ontario. The suspect vehicle was located in a ditch; down a side road near the community of Pays Plat. The two suspects had fled into the bush area nearby. The OPP Canine Unit ...

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Batchewana First Nation Purchases Salzburger Hof Lakeshore Resort to repurpose as residential mental health and addictions treatment centre

Batchewana First Nation (BFN) chief and council are proud to announce the purchase of the Salzburger Hof Lakeshore Resort. BFN will repurpose and operate the facility as an opiates-focussed residential mental health and addictions treatment centre to combat the rampant opiate drug abuse plaguing our communities. The facility is located approximately 75 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie on the ...

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Canadian Coast Guard getting ready for the upcoming icebreaking season

The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual icebreaking season on the Great Lakes is underway. On the Great Lakes, icebreaking services are provided by the Canadian Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard working together as one team. Last season alone, both Coast Guards directly assisted 522 ship transits on the Great Lakes. These services are critical to keeping the Canadian ...

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Innovative Program in SSM Increases Affordable Housing and Develops Job Skills

The Ontario government is investing $900,000 in an innovative project in Sault Ste. Marie that will help people move out of community housing and provide training to help social assistance recipients get good jobs. The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board will use this funding to buy up to six homes in a state of disrepair and ...

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Sault Ste. Marie sets a ‘smart’ example  

By leveraging public data for public good, Sault Ste. Marie has set an example for what it means to be a ‘smart’ city.  The recent federally funded case study, Building Data-Smart City Solutions, examines how Acorn Information Solutions, a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, and its partners, use data to improve the community. With 20 years of ...

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Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations in western Great Lakes

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite, Wednesday, in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior. As one of two ice breaking operations that support the Great Lakes, Operation Taconite encompasses Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Straits of Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Green Bay, northern Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan. Ice breaking operations are based on the following order of priorities: ...

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Greyhounds – On the Outside Looking In

Dec 11, 2019 @ 15:09 Since the Soo Greyhounds decided to ship out goalie Christian Propp and acquire their hopeful saviour Bailey Brkin, poor Ethan Taylor has sat on the bench during most games this year. Coach Dean kept trying to give Christian Propp more slack to get a winning streak going, some momentum, and his confidence back. That obviously ...

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Ontario Northland and United Steelworkers Local 1976 Reach Agreement

Dec 11, 2019 @ 09:37 Ontario Northland and the United Steelworkers Local 1976 are pleased to announce a labour agreement has been reached. United Steelworkers Local 1976 represents over 90 employees working in the areas of rail traffic control, customer service and sales and train operations (locomotive engineers and conductors). “This agreement balances the interests of employees with Ontario Northland’s ...

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