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Extra funding allocations announced for local school boards

Extra funding allocations announced for local school boards

Education Minister Elizabeth Witmer tonight announced $4.2 million in increased funding to the Algoma District School Board for special education, salary benchmarks and student transportation. Witmer also announced $1.
Nolan interviewed by Calgary Flames

Nolan interviewed by Calgary Flames

For the second time in three days, Garden River's Ted Nolan was interviewed today for a vacant head coach position with Calgary Flames.
Ed Tyreman's joke about Friday the 13th

Ed Tyreman's joke about Friday the 13th

Ed Tyreman, a driver with 7500 Taxi, may think twice in the future about making fun of Friday the 13th. Shortly after 7 a.m. this morning, Tyreman was directed to pick up a passenger at 13 Ross Street in the Sault.
Bridge bus will be axed by April 1

Bridge bus will be axed by April 1

The bridge bus between Sault, Ontario and Sault, Michigan will cease operating on or before April 1 of next year, says Phillip Becker (shown) general manager of the Joint International Bridge Authority (JIBA).
Council for Geniuses - $200,000 lobbyist to land gov't jobs

Council for Geniuses - $200,000 lobbyist to land gov't jobs

It's time again for what we used to call our "Complete Idiot's Guide to City Council." This twice-a-month feature drew a mixed response from readers. Some loved the name and sassy illustrations.
Sault Naturalists relaunch birder hotline

Sault Naturalists relaunch birder hotline

After a brief time out of service, the Sault Naturalists of Ontario and Michigan have relaunched their Border Birder Hotline. The number for phoning in significant bird observations is (705) 256-2790.
Sault police absolved by SIU investigation

Sault police absolved by SIU investigation

Six weeks after a serious accident at Wellington and Gore Streets, the province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has disclosed details of a police chase that reached 144 kilometres an hour.
Local Chamber weighs in on Kyoto

Local Chamber weighs in on Kyoto

The Kyoto Protocol, ratified yesterday by the House of Commons, has more to do with politics than economics or the environment, says the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.
Vernon Syrette re-elected in Batchewana

Vernon Syrette re-elected in Batchewana

Vernon Syrette has been re-elected as chief of Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways. An official count has not yet been communicated to SooToday.
Leslie Ann wouldn't move from derelict house

Leslie Ann wouldn't move from derelict house

About a dozen squatters moved out recently from the unheated derelict house where Leslie Ann Trussler died on Sunday. But Leslie stayed behind because she was too cold and exhausted to move, the London Free Press reports this morning.