CITY SAYS NO TO MORE CASH FOR SIGN – With the current economic situation, Sault Ste. Marie council voted down a request for an additional $123,000 for a new welcome sign near the bridge plaza on Huron Street. Council was presented with a scaled-down version of what was originally proposed. The cost of the new welcome feature would come in at $400,000 and that was too much for council to swallow.
SAULT COUNCIL SHOWS ITS SUPPORT FOR PASSENGER TRAIN – The group behind saving the passenger train service got the support they needed from Sault Ste. Marie council Monday night. Council unanimously supported a resolution to get the Algoma Passenger Rail service rolling again. The resolution asks Transport Canada to have CN railway resume service immediately or support the Missanabie Cree First Nation and working group to develop their own service.
Families are mourning the loss of their pets after an apparent heating problem led to the deaths of 14 dogs at a Saskatoon boarding kennel over the weekend. Ailish Irwin tells radio station CKOM the pain of losing autism service dog Arden is compounded by the void it now leaves for her six-year-old son, Easton. She says the boy is “absolutely devastated” and she’s not sure if he fully understands that Arden won’t be coming back.