1st STEM Lunch BBQ – 2017

There’s no doubt that the Sault Ste. Marie region received unusually high volumes of snow this winter as a result of the Great Lakes effect. After many months of snowblowing their driveways and warming up their engines before travelling in their vehicles, STEM employees were eager to pull the barbeque out of storage and get grillin’! On Friday, May 26, 2017, STEM gathered together outside at lunchtime on the lawn to delight in the revival of summer. The start of this season is an exciting time for the STEM team, as many look forward to spending quality time with their friends and family outdoors while going camping, riding their bikes, playing baseball, etc. At the barbeque, co-workers enjoyed good food, music and company. Burgers were flipped, laughs were had and the warm weather was appreciated!

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Sault Ste. Marie’s Aqueducts

In the past, various waterways ran through our City and into the St. Mary’s River.  As the City developed, these waterways presented two problems for the City.  The first was they became obstacles to travel.  The second issue was that periodically they would overflow their banks.  Rather than build a series of bridges throughout the City, which only addressed the travel aspect, our City officials in the past opted instead to enclose these waterways. Continue reading