• Habitat for Humanity

    Are You a Local Low-Income Family In Need of a Home?

    Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste Marie and Area is seeking applications for the next Habitat Home in the spring of 2015. Those interested in partnering with Habit...

  • camero

    This Car Has Been Stolen

    On Friday October 17, 2014 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment were advised to of a break and enter into a seasonal residence on H...

  • battle-of-the-bands

    Youth Rock for Dimes

    Live out your rock star dreams! High School Bands – we’re looking for YOU! The first-ever Youth Rock for Dimes – Battle of the Bands will be t...

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Road Safety

Ontario Out to Improve Road Safety

Ontario is introducing legislation that, if passed, would help keep the province’s roads among the safest in North America by reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities. If passed, the proposed legislation and supporting amendments to the Highway Traffic Act will make highways and roads safer by: Increasing fines for distracted driving from its current range of $60 to $500 to a range of $300 to $1,000; assigning three demerit points upon conviction; and adding distracted driving to the existing list of ...

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olg

OLG Makes Second-Quarter Payment to Sault Ste. Marie

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued a second-quarter (July to September, 2014) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $360,540 to the City of Sault Ste. Marie for hosting OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie. To date, Sault Ste. Marie has received more than $23.4 million in non-tax gaming revenue. “OLG gaming sites generate substantial revenues to the benefit of their host communities and all Ontarians,” said MPP David Orazietti. “Our city is able to improve programs and infrastructure while ...

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Polio Vaccine

Did You Know: since 1988, this disease has been 99% ERADICATED

Since Rotary International launched PolioPlus in 1985, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative, new cases of polio have dropped 99% from 350,000 new cases per year in 1988 to only 416 new cases in 2013. The world went from having 125 polio-endemic countries to only three: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. No child anywhere in the world should have to suffer from this completely preventable disease. It only costs 68 cents to protect a ...

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city-hall

Crowell Proposes “Black Out Period”

Derek Crowell, Ward 1 Council candidate, is proposing a “blackout period” for incumbents in the weeks leading up to future municipal elections. Crowell says that the obvious advantage incumbents enjoy during an election campaign can be abused. “It has been interesting to witness the amount of activity that has come out of City Hall in the last few weeks. I would suggest that more than a few of these announcements have been politically motivated.” Crowell says a “blackout period” would ...

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CANADIAN-MONEY

Funds to Support Emergency Response in West Africa

Ontario is providing $3 million to help front-line responders contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and is encouraging the public to match the donation. The government is providing $1 million to Médecins Sans Frontières, and another $2 million to the Red Cross to support these organizations’ efforts to treat patients in affected countries, train staff, raise awareness and prevent further transmission. The current Ebola outbreak, which began in West Africa in March 2014, is unprecedented. The World Health Organization ...

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CITY-POLICE-CRIME

Do You Know This Thief?

There have been numerous thefts in downtown Sault Ste. Marie in the past few months. Crime Stoppers and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service need your help to solve these crimes. One of the many incidents occurred at Wal-Mart on Sunday October 5th, 2014 where an unknown male entered the store at approximately 11:38 am and proceeded to fill a recycle bag with merchandise and exited the store through the Bay Street exit. The suspect was captured on video surveillance. ...

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