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Recent articles by Elaine:

Sault councillors disappointed province nixes twin-pad arena plan nixed

City council expressed its disappointment in the provincial government Monday for not approving the city’s application that could have resulted in significant funding to build a new twin-pad arena. Several councillors also made it clear that they don’t want to shrink the twin-pad arena project at the Northern Community Centre to replace the crumbling W. […] → Read More

Column: Will governments save Sudbury-Sault line at the last second?

It must be remembered that Northern Ontario and its pleas for investment in rail transportation has been declined before → Read More

Most recent positive COVID tests at Sault nursing homes

APH says area nursing homes are doing all they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The community is urged to continue to do their part to avoid community spread. → Read More

Fight for Sudbury-Sault line not over: Politicians

Sault Ste. Marie’s federal and provincial government representatives say they will continue to work on getting infrastructure funding that will keep the Huron Central Railway chugging along. But MP Terry Sheehan and MPP Ross Romano both agree the issue is about more than finding money to fix the tracks between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. It’s also about developing a plan that will see HCR… → Read More

End of the line nears for Sudbury-to-Sault link

Without government support to repair infrastructure, Huron Central Railway will end its operations at year end, leaving the regional economy in jeopardy → Read More

Sault official 'disappointed' Canadian students can cross border amid pandemic

ADSB trustee and former city councillor Susan Myers doesn't think allowing students to cross the International Bridge to attend classes is good for the health and safety of the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Extinguishing fires puts communities at greater risk, study suggests

Extinguishing forest fires as they’re reported may not be the best choice for nearby communities, a recent study suggests. In fact, a Natural Resources Canada study suggests that fire suppression in Canada’s forests could increase fire risk to communities in the Canadian Boreal Forest. Sandy Erni, a fire researcher with Natural Resources Canada in […] → Read More

Family says 75-year-old Sault woman disappeared without a trace

The Gibson family is urging people to call police if they have spotted Sarah Gibson or her vehicle, over the past few weeks. → Read More

Province injects $1.2M into Northern Ontario tourism marketing

Northern Ontario is a great place to visit. And that’s why the Ontario government is investing $1.2 million through Destination Ontario and Destination Northern Ontario for a new multi-seasonal marketing campaign to encourage domestic tourism in the region. Lisa McLeod, minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture, visited the Sault Ste. Marie Museum Thursday […] → Read More

Province rejects city application for new Twin Pad arena funding for Sault

City staff will review its options to determine if, and how, it can reopen the McMeeken Centre for the upcoming hockey season and go back to the drawing board to seek other funding options to build a new Twin Pad facility. → Read More

Noront ‘tenderly’ restarts Ring of Fire operations: CEO

After months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Noront Resources is mobilizing its team to relaunch its work in the Ring of Fire. “It’s been a few months without a lot of progress,” said Alan Coutts, CEO of Noront Resources. “So much of the work we do is with First Nations and with government […] → Read More

Algoma continues to fare well with flattening COVID-19 curve

Algoma continues to fare well in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Algoma Public Health’s most recent numbers indicate that 21,375 people have been tested for the coronavirus and only 27 positive cases have been identified since testing began more than five months ago. All of the cases have been resolved. A further 776 […] → Read More

Ontario to overhaul children's aid programs with focus on prevention

The Ontario government has been working on a plan for a year to overhaul children's services. The plan focuses on prevention through its five pillars. → Read More

Romano announces Algoma Ontario Health Team

The Algoma Ontario Health Team — and four other new regional teams —- will join the 24 established last year with the goal of providing comprehensive and seamless patient care. → Read More

Sault mayor issues warning to drug users: tainted drugs on the rise

Tainted opioids may be the cause for an increase in suspected overdoses across Algoma. Mayor Christian Provenzano issues a warning and vows to continue lobbying for a Level III Withdrawal Management Facility. → Read More

Sault mayor applauds continued border closure

Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Christian Provenzano applauds the federal government's decision to keep International Borders closed for at least another month. → Read More

New program helps smaller businesses in region develop digital markets

It’s becoming a digital world and that has become even clearer with COVID-19.Sault MP Terry Sheehan says that to help businesses adjust to the changing world, the federal government is investing a further $50 million to help businesses in the Sudbury area and across the region to adopt digital technologies to compete now and in the future. → Read More

First positive COVID-19 case ID in Algoma

A woman in her 50s travelled back from the U.S. via a Delta flight on March 15. → Read More

More optimism that Sudbury-to-Sault rail line will get needed funding

Recent meetings with both the federal and provincial government have the HCR task force optimistic that infrastructure money to improve the rail line will be made available shortly. → Read More

'We just can't talk about (opioids) enough,' Sault says

AMO's report and recommendations on opioids is getting support from municipalities across Ontario. Sault Ste. Marie has penned its own resolutions to the government, but supports the AMO document in principle. → Read More