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Downtown Association gets FedNor money

Downtown Association gets FedNor money

The Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Association is one of the recipients of $135,000 in FedNor grants announced today by Sault MP Carmen Provenzano.
Shortfall in Memorial Gardens funding?

Shortfall in Memorial Gardens funding?

Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation Tim Hudak will soon announce $3.7 million in funding for Sault Ste. Marie's Memorial Gardens, according to today's National Post. If the report is accurate, the amount is only half of the $7.
OPSEU sets March 13 strike deadline

OPSEU sets March 13 strike deadline

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has set a strike deadline. Its 45,000 members, including 800 in the Sault, are set to walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. next Wednesday, March 13.
NDP House Leader speaks in Soo

NDP House Leader speaks in Soo

Neither the New Democratic Party nor the trade union movement would be the same without the other, Ontario NDP House Leader Peter Kormos said Thursday night at the Sault Steelworkers Hall.
Soo news coverage perceived as 'negative'

Soo news coverage perceived as 'negative'

Sault news media are widely perceived as imbalanced and negative, according to an independent survey commissioned by the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
Email debate defused

Email debate defused

An expected showdown between Mayor John Rowswell and Councillor Derik Brandt fizzled Monday night after Brandt withdrew his demand for a debate about the E-mail controversy.
600 new jobs for Sault Ste. Marie

600 new jobs for Sault Ste. Marie

A new E-commerce company, Multi-Channel Communications Inc. (MCCI), wants to create 600 new jobs in Sault Ste. Marie, City councillors learned Monday night.
Northerners lambaste MCTV in NDP poll

Northerners lambaste MCTV in NDP poll

99 percent of respondents to an NDP poll say MCTV's news coverage has deteriorated since cutbacks imposed by Bell Globemedia. Results released today by Sault Ste.
MCTV says 68 percent of viewers satisfied

MCTV says 68 percent of viewers satisfied

MCTV is questioning the validity of an NDP poll indicating virtually all Northerners feel the Sudbury station has deteriorated. Citing an independent survey, MCTV says 68 percent of its viewers are satisfied.
Hospitals restrict visitor access

Hospitals restrict visitor access

An increase in influenza cases has prompted Sault Area Hospitals to ask anyone with flu-like symptoms or who's been exposed to people with such symptoms to refrain from visiting the hospital.