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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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Northern Policy Institute (NPI) 2018-2019 Annual Report

During its sixth year of operation Northern Policy Institute (NPI) kept the focus on its mission to advance the conversation on the topic of sustainable growth in Northern Ontario.   “We’ve created twenty new partnerships this year, to complement the more than fifty we established in years past” said Charles Cirtwill, President & CEO of NPI, “Because of them, NPI ...

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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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Honouring Ontario’s Fallen Firefighters

Oct 6, 2019 @ 22:17 Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, issued the following statement in honour of Ontario’s fallen firefighters: “Today, we honour and pay tribute to the bravery, commitment and dedication of Ontario’s firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting families, homes, and communities across the province. Tributes like today’s memorial service at Queen’s Park also serve as an ...

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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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Geraldton Hospital to Expand

Many patients and families across the province are waiting in crowded emergency departments that do not have the capacity to meet growing demands. In response, Ontario is investing in hospital infrastructure projects in communities like Geraldton to help end hallway health care. Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, was at the Geraldton ...

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Ford’s cruel cuts to social assistance never should have happened

Lisa Gretzky, the NDP’s critic for Community and Social Services, made the following statement:   “Doug Ford’s planned cuts to social assistance would have hurt the most vulnerable children and adults in Ontario. These cuts were cruel, and they have caused profound anxiety for families already in crisis. This government never should have made these cuts in the first place. ...

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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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Statement by the Solicitor General on the Opening of the OPP’s New Cyber Operations Centre

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones issued the following statement to mark the opening of a state-of-the-art Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) facility dedicated to cyber operations: “Today, alongside OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique, I had the privilege to be part of the opening ceremony for the OPP’s new, state-of-the-art Cyber Operations Centre. With the rapid acceleration of technology and global access through the ...

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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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