Tips to help book your very own ‘nearly painless’ process

Thursday I received my first vaccination for COVID-19, and I feel like I have joined a secret club; that of those who beat Sault Ste. Marie’s vaccination registration system. It’s frustrating when you know that other regions and provinces aren’t facing the same difficulties, and when you learn that your twin city across the border has vaccines available … if …

Warming up to odd snowman and new splash pad

Driving down Queen Street this morning I thought I was having a nervous breakdown or strange out-of-body experience. There was Christmas decorations. There was a snowman, not to mention snow, on the sidewalk. Granted it has been a particularly long and drawn out spring, making me wonder if Mother Nature has been trying to retire, and her succession plan is …

Canoe tour opens eyes, cements connections

When I was invited to participate in the big canoe tour with Canoes for Conservation, as a friend of the tour operators, I was excited to see for myself what the buzz was about.  The big canoe tours being offered on the St. Mary’s River are the hot, new, tourist/local attraction in the Sault and they’re making waves (literally on …

Catching the Ace wouldn’t change life much

Catch the Ace fever is rampant in the Sault, and it’s hard not to get swept up in the excitement. I’m not a lottery player, but there are lessons to potentially draw from the experience. If you’ve been living under a rock in the Sault, the Esquire Club is running a charity raffle called “Catch the Ace.” People buy $5 …