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This week in SooToday.com history

Sunday, January 26, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

The following is a look back through the SooToday.com archives as we present This Week in SooToday History.

Ten years ago: January 20-26, 2004

Thieves made off with centre ice and some Soo Greyhound hockey equipment from the Memorial Gardens. Seriously. They stole centre ice.  Read it here

The 1,000-foot freighter Edgar B. Speer was freed from ice with help from the US Coast Guard, a variety of tugs, and Purvis Marine's Reliance  Read it here

City Hall deems snow forts and tunnels to be dangerous and has instructed work crews to demolish such structures  Read it here

Sault curler Scott Patterson died in a car crash on his way to Sudbury for the Northern Ontario Curling Association Challenge Round  Read it here

It was announced that the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, will perform at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan   Read it here

Five years ago: January 20-26, 2009

Barack Obama was sworn as the 44th President of the United States of America, becoming the first African American to hold this office  Read it here

A private members bill first introduced by Sault MPP David Orazietti becomes law, making it illegal to smoke in a vehicle when someone under the age of 16 is present  Read it here

A 14-year-old runaway from Oshkosh, Wisconsin was discovered hiding in the back of a vehicle at the Sault Ste. Marie international border crossing  Read it here

Cody and Jesse Moreau were announced as the 2009 Sault Ste. Marie Easter Seals Ambassadors  Read it here

The City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan puts Philip Garforth's plan to purchase the I-500 property 'on the back burner'  Read it here

One year ago: January 20-26, 2013

It was announced that Paul DiPietro, Aaron Gavey and Dan Raycroft will be inducted into the Sault Ste. Marie Hockey Hall of Fame  Read it here

Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent was in Sault Ste. Marie to speak at a Rotary luncheon at the Marconi Club  Read it here

Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee declined the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal  Read it here

Dr. Ron Common announced he will postpone his retirement from the position of Sault College president  Read it here

Canada's health care system ranks below top performing countries in most categories, states a report from the Health Council of Canada  Read it here

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