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SSM’s Chamber of Commerce wants a Music City Sault Ste. Marie

A local working group including the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, Future Sault Ste. Marie, the Algoma Conservatory of Music, the SSM Local Immigration Partnership, the Downtown Association, the Water Tower Inn and the Algoma Fall Festival are hoping to put a spotlight on the community’s musical talent, music tourism, venues, hospitality services, production facilities, and encourage more economic ...

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Ghoulish greetings from the Soo Zombie Walk!

The zombies are rising from the dead once again to lurch to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre on Saturday, October 19th. 2019 marks our 10th year of frightening fun, and the zombies will have plenty to celebrate! The doors of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre open at 3:00pm, ushering in the horde of undead to enjoy heaps of freakishly fun ...

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Statement on the Huron Central Railway’s Future

Oct 7, 2019 @ 18:42 Today, Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc. (GWCI), the parent company of Huron Central Railway Inc. (HCRY), issued the following statement on the future of the rail line: “For the last few years, we have worked diligently with elected officials in Toronto and Ottawa and a dedicated team of local leaders to develop a long-term strategy ...

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Lake Superior water levels continue to be above normal

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) is advising that Lake Superior water levels continue to be above normal. There are observations, reports, or expectations of shoreline flooding or erosion at this time, localized flooding of low-lying areas may be possible. Flood forecasting and warning is part of the Conservation Authority’s provincially mandated responsibilities. This statement is sent out ...

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SSM Statement on the Proposed Ferrochrome Production Facility Project

The City of Sault Ste. Marie (City) and Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC) would like to address some of the concerns and misinformation regarding the proposed ferrochrome production facility project (FPF) by Noront Resources Ltd. The City/SSMEDC are providing the public with this background information as a means of offering clarity. The land and engineering agreements reached by ...

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Sault College Comes Together in Support of Orange Shirt Day

  As part of Orange Shirt Day, Sault College staff and students along with community supporters joined together in the spirit of reconciliation to honour residential school survivors and remember those who did not make it back home to their family.   Taking place in Enji Maawnjiding, the “Where We Gather” Indigenous Centre, guests heard powerful stories from residential school ...

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SSM City – Road Closures due to Significant Rainfall

Due to significant rainfall in the area, there are a number of roadways which are flooded and are not passable. The following is a list of road closures at this time: Queen between Lake and Parkdale Andrew Street at Queen Street Johnson Street from Lloyd to Farewell Farwell from Johnson to Rossmore Bay Street from Gore to East Street Queen ...

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Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) issues a Flood Warning

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) would like to issue a watershed conditions statement to residents in regard to current watershed conditions. Flood forecasting and warning is part of the Conservation Authority’s provincially mandated responsibilities. This statement is sent out so that residents can be informed and aware. A Flood Warning indicates that flooding is possible in specific ...

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SSM Hosts 2019 Northern Presenters Showcase Featuring Indigenous Artists

The 2019 Northern Presenters Showcase (hosted at venues across Sault Ste. Marie) is a chance to bring together community activators from across northern Ontario to network, develop and learn skills on presenting and to see Indigenous performing artists. The artists performing align with the program goal of getting artists into smaller communities. This event will occur on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, ...

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OPSEU and Township of Hornepayne team up to save local LCBO from privatization

The municipal council of Hornepayne, a township north of Wawa, has joined with OPSEU in demanding that the LCBO abandon its irresponsible plan to privatize alcohol sales in the community. “I’m not the least bit surprised the people of Hornepayne are outraged over this terrible scheme,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “Closing the community’s real LCBO and replacing it ...

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The Anishinabek Police Service – Garden River Detachment Thanks All who helped in Last Night’s Search

The Anishinabek Police Service, Garden River Detachment, would like to extend their sincerest thanks to their partnering agencies, those being the Sault Ste. Marie OPP, OPP ERT, OPP K-9, Batchewana Police Service, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Garden River Fire Department, SSM EMS, SSMPS K-9 Unit and the SSM Search and Rescue for their assistance in the successful ...

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Human Remains Discovered in Elliot Lake over Weekend – UPDATE

On August 11, 2019, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of human remains in a wooded area within the City of Elliot Lake.   The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service has conducted a post mortem examination of the human remains.  The results have confirmed the remains are those of James Lee (Jimmy) MONEY ...

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OPP Respond to theft of motor vehicle in Awares Township

On September 3, 2019 at approximately 3:50 a.m. members from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of a motor vehicle in Aweres Township, Ontario.   Officers located the vehicle on Highway 17, Aweres Twp where they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver did not comply with police as the vehicles speed increased and exceeded ...

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Soo OPP Charge Male after ditching vehicle and running

On September 3, 2019 at approximately 3:50 a.m. members from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of a motor vehicle in Aweres Township, Ontario. Officers located the vehicle on Highway 17, Aweres Twp where they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver did not comply with police as the vehicles speed increased and exceeded ...

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