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Searchmont Retention Project wins provincial award

Searchmont Retention Project wins provincial award

2019 EDCO Community Economic Development Award

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO - February 7  (LSN)   A community-wide effort to retain Searchmont Ski Resort was recognized on the provincial stage this week. At the annual conference of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario, the project won the 2019 EDCO Community Economic Development Award. This accolade followed a multi-year endeavour led by the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.

Searhmont Resort attracts thousands of visitors to the region each year and also provides quality-of-life benefits to area residents. In 2014, the ski hill was unable to clear a sizable amount of debt and was in jeopardy of closing down. To ensure the attraction kept operating and kept drawing visitors, the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation purchased the community asset in December 2014.

Through its Searchmont Retention Project, the organization’s goal was to facilitate capital improvements then sell the ski hill to a viable new owner. That’s precisely what happened. In November 2018, the corporation sold the attraction to Wisconsin Resorts, an experienced firm that owns and operates four ski hills in the United States.

“Our Searchmont Retention Project would not have been possible without the support of many partners,” said Terry Rainone, President of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. “I send my sincere thanks to the Searchmont Ski Association, Joseph Kosik of Wisconsin Resorts, FedNor, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, City of Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma University, Sault College, Lake Superior State University, local entrepreneur Frank Shunock, Dr. Floreani O'Toole & Dool Orthodontists, and all the resort’s business sponsors and supporters. I would also like to thank our current and former Board members and staff who worked tirelessly to ensure a positive outcome for this initiative, including Greg Punch, Frank O’Connor, Robert Reid, Karen Madigan and Dan Hollingsworth. With people working together, this project was a success. I thank everyone for their support and wish the new owner best of luck moving forward.”

Located 48 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie, Searchmont Resort is a premier-ranked regional training and recreation facility. With a 700-foot vertical and 21 runs, the ski hill features high-quality mountain terrain, amenities, events and entertainment. To learn more, including ticket and accommodation information, visit www.searchmont.com.

The Economic Developers Council of Ontario is an industry advocacy organization that provides leadership to enhance the professional development of its members. The agency works to advance economic development as a profession and support municipalities in fostering prosperity throughout the province. For more information, go to www.edco.on.ca.

PHOTO: On February 6, City of Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Director Dan Hollingworth (centre) and City Travel & Tourism Manager Jennifer-King-Callon (left) accept the EDCO Award from Heather Lalonde, CEO of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario.

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Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation
Economic Development Corporation’s Invest Sault Ste.Marie, Ontario program, www.investsaultstemarie.com

 

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Cocaine and Fentanyl seized charge two 21 February 2020

Cocaine and Fentanyl seized charge two

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 21, 2020 - 15:00 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Two Toronto-area men were arrested and charged following the seizure of suspected cocaine and Fentanyl early Friday morning.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a residential address in the 300 block of Brodie Street South just after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 to check on the welfare of an individual.

When officers arrived they eventually located the individual and were able to confirm their safety. However, officers learned of suspected drug trafficking activity at the residence.
Further investigation led police to locate a quantity of suspected cocaine and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

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80 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Taken Off Sudbury Streets 20 February 2020

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SUDBURY, ONTARIO  February 20, 2020  (LSN)  Shortly after 6:00 a.m., on February 20th, 2020, Police from the Greater Sudbury Police I.C.T. and Tactical Unit along with the Ontario Provincial Police O.C.E.B. executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Search Warrant at an address on the Kingsway in Greater Sudbury.

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Two More Arrested Distribution of child pornography 20 February 2020

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CBP Officers seize Counterfeit Dolls 18 February 2020

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Female Charged with Theft 18 February 2020

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 18, 2020  (LSN) On February 17, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 19-year-old Rune Laudadio for theft under $5,000.

On January 23, 2020 police received a complaint of a vehicle being entered where ID as well as a bank card were stolen. Later that day the accused attended a business in the 200 block of Northern Avenue East and made a purchase of $89 with the stolen bank card.

 

 

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 18, 2020  (LSN) On February 17, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 19-year-old Rune Laudadio for theft under $5,000.

On January 23, 2020 police received a complaint of a vehicle being entered where ID as well as a bank card were stolen. Later that day the accused attended a business in the 200 block of Northern Avenue East and made a purchase of $89 with the stolen bank card.

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CBP Officers seize Counterfeit LED Screens 14 February 2020

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CDC Confirms 15th Case of Coronavirus in USA 13 February 2020

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OPP Jamie Dryden  FEDERAL OFFENDER WANTED 13 February 2020

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Jamie Dryden is described as an Indigenous male, 32 years of age, 5'6"(168cm), 165 lbs (75kgs) with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He has several tattoos which includes a Panther, Spider Web, Skulls and a Barbed Wire on his left forearm, "Three Men Keep A Secret, Two are Dead" on his right arm. He also has an Eye on his left hand. 

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