Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

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To the south, across the river, is the United States and the Michigan city of the same name.
It is on the northeastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the Canada–US border, and separated from its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by the St. Marys River.

St. Marys River (Michigan–Ontario)

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Marie''' ( "Soo Saint Marie") is a city on the St. Marys River in Ontario, Canada, close to the U.S.-Canada border.
The twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan are connected across the St. Marys River by the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.

Ojibwe

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The Ojibwe, the indigenous Anishinaabe inhabitants of the area, call this area Baawitigong, meaning "place of the rapids."
Because many Ojibwe were formerly located around the outlet of Lake Superior, which the French colonists called Sault Ste. Marie for its rapids, the early Canadian settlers referred to the Ojibwe as Saulteurs.

Algoma District

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It is the seat of the Algoma District and the third largest city in Northern Ontario, after Sudbury and Thunder Bay.
The district seat has been Sault Ste. Marie since 1858.

Unorganized North Algoma District

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To the north, the city is bordered by an unincorporated portion of Algoma District, which includes the local services boards of Aweres, Batchawana Bay, Goulais and District, Peace Tree and Searchmont.
Unorganized North Algoma District is an unorganized area in northeastern Ontario, Canada, comprising all areas in Algoma District, north of the Sault Ste. Marie to Elliot Lake corridor, which are not part of an incorporated municipality or a First Nation.

Sault Ste. Marie Canal

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Shipping traffic in the Great Lakes system bypasses the Saint Mary's Rapids via the American Soo Locks, the world's busiest canal in terms of tonnage that passes through it, while smaller recreational and tour boats use the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie Canal.
Marie Canal''' is a National Historic Site in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and is part of the national park system, managed by Parks Canada.

Northern Ontario

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It is the seat of the Algoma District and the third largest city in Northern Ontario, after Sudbury and Thunder Bay.

Great Lakes

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Shipping traffic in the Great Lakes system bypasses the Saint Mary's Rapids via the American Soo Locks, the world's busiest canal in terms of tonnage that passes through it, while smaller recreational and tour boats use the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie Canal.

Garden River First Nation

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Marie is bordered to the east by the Rankin and Garden River First Nation reserves, and to the west by Prince Township.
Garden River First Nation, also known as Ketegaunseebee (Gitigaan-ziibi Anishinaabe in the Ojibwe language), is an Ojibwa band located at Garden River 14 near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge

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In the 21st century, the two cities are joined by the International Bridge, which connects Interstate 75 on the Michigan side, and Huron Street (and former Ontario Secondary Highway 550B) on the Ontario side.
Marie International Bridge''' spans the St. Marys River between the United States and Canada connecting the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Prince, Ontario

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Marie is bordered to the east by the Rankin and Garden River First Nation reserves, and to the west by Prince Township.
Prince is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Algoma District northwest of Sault Ste. Marie.

Sault Ste. Marie language resolution

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The Sault Ste. Marie language resolution was not the first of its kind in Ontario, but the municipality was the largest to have passed such a resolution and the first to do so despite its sizable Franco-Ontarian population.
Marie language resolution''' was a government motion passed on January 29, 1990 by Sault Ste. Marie City Council, the governing body of the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, which resolved that English was the sole working language of city government.

Anishinaabe

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The Ojibwe, the indigenous Anishinaabe inhabitants of the area, call this area Baawitigong, meaning "place of the rapids."
While the Odawa established their long-held cultural centre on Manitoulin Island, the Ojibwe established their centre in the Sault Ste. Marie region of Ontario, Canada.

St. Mary's Paper

St. Mary's Paper has been closed and decommissioned, although it was reopened in June 2007 and operated for a time under new ownership.
St. Marys Paper Ltd. was a manufacturer of pulp and paper, with its mill located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

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Marie is bordered to the east by the Rankin and Garden River First Nation reserves, and to the west by Prince Township.
It is bounded on the north, west and south by the city of Sault Ste. Marie, and on the east by Garden River First Nations reserve of another Ojibwe people.

Franco-Ontarian

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The Sault Ste. Marie language resolution was not the first of its kind in Ontario, but the municipality was the largest to have passed such a resolution and the first to do so despite its sizable Franco-Ontarian population.
Early settlements in the region include the Mission of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons at Midland in 1649, Sault Sainte Marie in 1668, and Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit in 1701.

Angelina Napolitano

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The town gained brief international notoriety in 1911 in the trial of Angelina Napolitano, the first person in Canada to use the battered woman defence for murder.
They lived in New York City for seven years and moved to Canada in 1909 – first to Thessalon, Ontario, then to Sault Ste. Marie, where there was a sizable Italian immigrant community.

Ontario

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Marie''' ( "Soo Saint Marie") is a city on the St. Marys River in Ontario, Canada, close to the U.S.-Canada border.
Hamilton is the largest steel manufacturing city in Canada followed closely by Sault Ste. Marie, and Sarnia is the centre for petrochemical production.

Batchawana Bay, Ontario

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To the north, the city is bordered by an unincorporated portion of Algoma District, which includes the local services boards of Aweres, Batchawana Bay, Goulais and District, Peace Tree and Searchmont.
It is located north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on the shores of Batchawana Bay off Lake Superior.

Étienne Brûlé

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After the visit of Étienne Brûlé in 1623, the French called it "Sault de Gaston" in honour of Gaston, Duke of Orléans, the brother of King Louis XIII of France.
He reported that they had travelled along the north shore of what they called la mer douce (the calm sea), now known as Lake Huron, and went as far as the great rapids of Sault Ste. Marie where Lake Superior enters Lake Huron.

Sault Ste. Marie Solar Park

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The city is home to the Sault Ste. Marie Solar Park (68 MW) and, along with the co-generation plant (Brookfield Power), the F. H. Clergue Hydroelectic Generating Station, the nearby Prince Township Wind Farm (189 MW) and several nearby hydroelectric dams, form part of the city's push to be labelled the 'Alternative Energy Capital of North America'.
Marie Solar Park''' near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, in 2011 became Canada's second largest photovoltaic plant with an installed capacity of 68 MW p.

Algoma Steel

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Algoma (formerly Algoma Steel; Essar Steel Algoma) is the largest single employer, with 3500 employees at the main plant and approximately 553 (440 unionized and 113 non-unionized) at an adjacent tube mill operated by Tenaris.
Algoma Steel Inc. (formerly Algoma Steel; Essar Steel Algoma) is an integrated primary steel producer located on the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

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Another large employer in the community is the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).
OLG's prize centre is located in Toronto, while the corporation's primary headquarters is located in Sault Ste. Marie.

Huron Central Railway

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The Huron Central Railway has been important to the operation of the steel operation, but Genesee and Wyoming, Inc., owner of the railway, has announced its intention to discontinue operations.
The Huron Central Railway was established in July 1997 to operate a 173 mi route leased from the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Aweres

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To the north, the city is bordered by an unincorporated portion of Algoma District, which includes the local services boards of Aweres, Batchawana Bay, Goulais and District, Peace Tree and Searchmont.
Heyden ( 46.64167°N, -84.30833°W ) is located about 14 km north of Sault Ste. Marie at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 556.