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Irwin calls on province to intervene in PUC power hike

City Councillors Brady Irwin and Peter Vaudry say it's time for the Ontario Government to intervene to stop significant increases in the Sault's electricity rates. As SooToday.

Why you hit every red light on Great Northern Road

Not long ago, SooToday editorialist Dick Peplow called for City Council to fire Chief Administrative Officer Joe Fratesi if he can't get our traffic lights synchronized.
Rookie councillor pushes for financial controls

Rookie councillor pushes for financial controls

Bryan Hayes, the financial analyst who two months ago replaced Derik Brandt as Ward 3 Councillor, has wasted no time in launching his first major initiative.
Sault This Week's resident novelist gets sequel contract

Sault This Week's resident novelist gets sequel contract

Sault Ste. Marie author Anita Daher, who just launched her first book over the weekend, has received word that her publisher wants another.
The tobacco cops: How they'll make you butt out

The tobacco cops: How they'll make you butt out

Sault Ste. Marie is going to need a new enforcement officer to ensure compliance with the 100% Smoke Free motion expected to pass City Council tomorrow.
7500 Taxi gives churchgoers a free ride

7500 Taxi gives churchgoers a free ride

Starting this morning, a local taxi operator is quietly offering free rides to Sunday church services in exchange for a canned food donation to the local soup kitchen.
Greenbelt Bingo says it won't survive a smoking ban

Greenbelt Bingo says it won't survive a smoking ban

When Sam Biasucci built the Greenbelt Bingo building three years ago, more than $100,000 was spent on a special wall and ventilation technology designed to separate the smoking and nonsmoking sections.
Anita Daher rescues her babies, cooks roast, writes novel

Anita Daher rescues her babies, cooks roast, writes novel

Anita Daher's first instinct when she saw the giant smoke cloud threatening her northern Saskatchewan town was to pick up her two daughters from the elementary school. "I felt a need to keep my babies close," she recalls.
Sault College plans water technician program

Sault College plans water technician program

Subject to provincial approval, Sault College is planning to add a two-year water technician program next year.
Bryan Hayes gets a medal

Bryan Hayes gets a medal

Ward 3 Councillor Bryan Hayes, chair of Sault Ste. Marie's 2001 United Way campaign, was one of 18 locals presented tonight with volunteer medallions by MP Carmen Provenzano.