Ferrochrome Smelter Protest Spans The Border


Those against the planned Ferrochrome plant for Sault Ste. Marie are urged to join a protest on both sides of the St. Mary’s River.

In a release issued today to media, the groups are scheduling a protest on Saturday November 23.  “Sault residents on both sides of the border will stand together to oppose the planned ferrochrome smelter.” said the release.

“Opponents in Sault, Michigan will be meeting at the corner of Portage and Ashmun Streets at 1pm. To show solidarity with the American protest, we’ll be meeting this side of the border at 1pm at the Iditarod Sculpture on the boardwalk, beside the Delta Hotel.” said Sara McCleary, spokesperson for the group.

They aim to raise awareness of the dangers of the smelter, and to fight for their right to a healthy future. “This will be a peaceful protest, so remember to bring your signs and banners. All ages are welcome.”

Those looking for more information can join the Facebook groups “No Ferrochrome Plan Sault Ste. Marie” (for Sault, ON) or “No Ferrochrome Solidarity” (for Sault, MI).


  1. For those of you who are familiar with or are members of the Ferrochrome group on Facebook, there’s more talk of Essar/Algoma than there is of the Ferrochrome plant.
    I got booted from the group for speaking truths against an idiot in the group who posted video of Essar/Algoma ’emissions ‘ that have nothing to do with the Ferrochrome plant.

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