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Garden River Truss gets NOHFC funding

Garden River Truss has received $315,300 in provincial funding to purchase new equipment to increase production capacity.

Sault MPP Ross Romano announced that the money, from Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp., will allow the company, located in Garden River First Nation, create 10 full time jobs.

Garden River Russ is a roof and floor truss manufacturer which builds the triangular shaped frames for homes, garages and sheds.

It also specializes in designing and producing customized roof and floor trusses.

“By helping businesses like Garden River Truss expand and create jobs, we are sending a strong signal that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs,” Romano said.

Railmark action dismissed

An action by Railmark Canada against the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp., the City of Sault Ste. Marie and former EDC CEO Tom Dodds has been dismissed.

The matter, signed by Justice Ted Gareau, was dismissed in Superior Court Thursday.

Railmark Canada had filed a lawsuit against the parties claiming $33 million in damages after its attempt to run the passenger rail service from Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst failed to materialize.

Lawyer Orlando Rosa brought the motion for dismissal on behalf of the defendants and obtained the order dismissing the action.

Railmark Canada Ltd. failed to respond to an April 18 order to post a $60,000 security for costs in order for its lawsuit to continue.

Justice Gareau also awarded costs in the amount of $7,500 to the defendants.

Principal appointments made

New principals will head two French Catholic schools north of Sault Ste. Marie in September.

Line Bergeron heads Ecole St-Joseph in Dubreuilville. Simon Fortin-Ukrainetz will lead Ecole Saint Nom de Jesus in Hornepayne, a release sasys.

“Our principals and vice-principals play a key role in our Catholic professional learning community,” said Lyse-Anne Papineau, director of education of Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvelon. “We greatly value the capabilities and leadership skills that enable them to engage our students and staff in raising their standards.”

Hadfield sings at museum

Singer-songwriter, and pilot, Dave Hadfield is featured at Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre’s upcoming 30th anniversary dinner.

The celebration runs June 22 starting with dinner at 6 p.m.Hadfield’s performance follows at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $35 and are on sale at the museum or by calling 705-945-6242.

Hadfield is the brother of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. He recently released his fourth album, Climbin’ Away. His sibling contributed two songs to the studio effort.

Piper and Carson stop in Sault

Folk/rock artists Piper and Carson play two Sault Ste. Marie dates as part of their It’s Gonna Be Hot summer tour.

A house concert is planned for Aug. 18 a5 7 p.m. Email for tickets. Algoma’s Water Tower Inn hosts an Aug. 29 performance at 9 p.m. Suggested admission is $10.