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Couple describes gruelling trek to get to camp (3 photos)

On a visit to the Sault in July Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, representing the new Liberal government, said the Sault to Hearst route does...

Sheehan under pressure as train's future remains unclear

Carol Hughes, MP for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, said the Liberal government is not taking the economy of northern Ontario seriously as the ACR file sat on Transport...

Transport Canada set to dump ACR passenger train file, says Hughes

Despite the fact that the Algoma Passenger train is a proven boon to the Northern Ontario economy, the Liberal government is content to live with...

Carol had front row seats to the rumble in the House

In her eight years as a parliamentarian, MP Carol Hughes says she has never seen a sight as disturbing and shocking as what played out...

Who was the big spender in last fall's federal election?

Incumbent Conservative candidate Bryan Hayes spent the most on his re-election campaign, shelling out almost as much as the Liberal and NDP candidates combined, with...

David O-no-you-didn't, say local Conservatives

"It is well known that (former Conservative Sault MP) Bryan Hayes and the former Conservative government maintained ongoing consultations with the Canadian steel industry," the...

Carol Hughes gets a new job

OTTAWA – People in Northern Ontario will be seeing more of NDP MP Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing) during televised parliamentary debates now that she has been...

Carol Hughes gets a new job

OTTAWA – People in Northern Ontario will be seeing more of NDP MP Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing) during televised parliamentary debates now that she has been...

LHIN falls short of performance indicators

Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas, the NDP's health critic, said the province created the LHINs in 2007 to give Ontario's various regions more autonomy managing...

Bored on Bay Street. With Bryan

It pretty much remained that way for the remainder of the evening, as it became apparent that Hayes, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative...

Nothing like this has happened here. Ever (15 photos)

An email from Bryan Hayes' office confirmed the incumbent Conservative Party candidate was invited, but with only two days notice was unable to attend. “While...

They deserve respect and they want answers

Conservative candidate Bryan Hayes, NDP candidate Skip Morrison, Liberal candidate Terry Sheehan, Green Party candidate Kara Flannigan and Marxist-Leninist candidate Mike Taffarel were asked by...

One man likes it, two others don't

Bryan Hayes, Conservative candidate and incumbent Sault MP, dumped on that suggestion. "How can opening a market that has 40 percent of the world's GDP,...

Hayes brings in a big gun to talk big gun issue

Sault StarConservative incumbent Candice Bergen, of the Manitoba riding of Portage-Lisgar, was welcomed this morning during a policy announcement at Conservative Party candidate Bryan Hayes'...

Signs of the times in the east end (4 photos)

A retired Conservative Party supporter — who describes himself as “just a little right of Attila the Hun” — has decorated his lawn with election...

All-candidate meeting turns into a some-candidate meeting (3 photos)

Politano said Conservative Party candidate Bryan Hayes did not respond to multiple email invitations to attend. A spokesperson for the Hayes campaign said email invitations...

No Hayes at retired teachers debate

Bryan Hayes, Conservative candidate, replied to organizers through his press secretary that “Mr. Hayes will not be able to attend your event. Our debate schedule...

Tony and Bud check out skip's new crib

Claude Gravelle, first elected in 2008, gave a touching tribute to his long-time colleague Tony Martin, highlighting his dedication and hard work on behalf of...

'We know we've got to fix some things in order to rebuild the trust'

MARIE - Liberal candidate Terry Sheehan was joined on the campaign trail today by the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MD, MP for Toronto-St. Paul's to talk...

Sometimes the signs themselves can be an issue

A little further up McNabb, near Willow Street, a rigid, wood-framed sign — for Conservative candidate Bryan Hayes — was placed just 18 inches from...

Things need to change, says Sheehan

"It really seems that Mr. Hayes truly believes all is well here in the Sault," said Liberal candidate, Terry Sheehan. "Things are not, with the...

Mr. Hayes, we moustache you some questions about your election sign

A goatee with moustache is one look local Conservative Party candidate Bryan Hayes admits he hasn't tried yet. “I've often thought about growing a goatee...

Peter Mackay cuts a ribbon for Bryan at 489 Bay Street

Today, Bryan Hayes was joined by numerous volunteers and supporters as he cut the ribbon marking the official opening of his campaign office at 489...

Terry Sheehan: Hayes taking his lead from Harper

“There is no doubt that he was instructed by the national Conservative campaign to not attend. Either that, or he just doesn't care enough about...

Terry to Bryan: Dude, we're way more open than you

"The process just to attend is cumbersome and demonstrates that Stephen Harper, Bryan Hayes, and the rest of the Conservative party are only interested in...

Ed drops by, gets all up in our business (4 photos)

Ed Fast, Minister for International Trade, liked what he saw on his first visit to Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday. Accompanied by Conservative candidate and incumbent...

Bryan Hayes: Skip Morrison wants to raise your taxes

The facts are clear: Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Conservative Party is the only party with a proven plan to manage...

Hard-working tough talkers fill Sault hotel

Following speeches by Neumann and Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus Monday, other notable speakers will include USW International President Leo Gerard at 9 a.m. Wednesday,...

Liberals and Conservatives failed the passenger train, says Skip

"We chose that for convenience and because historically there was a train station there as well," said Morrison. Angus had choice words for Conservative incumbent...

'What, me worry?' Bryan says

Bryan Hayes, Conservative candidate for Sault Ste. Marie for the October 19 federal election, is not worried about possible voter backlash against Stephen Harper's calling...

Sheehan: Canadian taxpayers on the hook for tens of millions

The main beneficiaries of this early call will be the Prime Minister and his candidates, including Bryan Hayes. While the economy of ... “By changing...

Best news for the steel plant in decades (4 photos)

Included among those gathered were Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Sault MP Bryan Hayes,...

Tyrone Souliere: The day that Canada has greatly feared is coming

In mid-June, Souliere was invited to meet with NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in Ottawa, where he received a number of MP commitments to 'speak to...

Bryan: This is not electioneering. Terry: Yes it is

... Terry Sheehan, federal Liberal candidate, regarding this morning's announcement of $5 million to fix up the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, which he labels electioneering...

Money is still there for train service

Sault MP Bryan Hayes has responded to a news release from Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes which blames the latest Sault to Hearst passenger rail woes...

Local Liberals nominate Terry Sheehan (update, 3 photos)

Sheehan will face incumbent Conservative MP Bryan Hayes and the NDP's Skip Morrison in the fall vote. "People are looking for real change," Sheehan told...

Terry all alone as nomination date revealed

Skip Morrison, an Essar Steel Algoma crane operator and financial advisor, won the Sault riding's NDP nomination last week. Conservative incumbent Bryan Hayes has confirmed...

Marine Conservation Area one step closer

After eight years of postponement by this government, on a pre-election promise made by Prime Minister Harper in Nipigon in 2007, the Conservatives supported my...

Don't sign that railway deal, says working group chair (updated)

MP Bryan Hayes, who has lobbied his Conservative colleagues for funding to keep the line running, told SooToday last week that he expects the funding...

Will it be Peggy or Skip?

Either Lauzon or Morrison will face Conservative MP Bryan Hayes, who will be running for re-election in Sault Ste. Marie in the federal vote. The...

Something to think about if you live in Ward 2

... deputy city clerk, told SooToday. One thing that is certain is that if Sheehan wins the Liberal nomination, he would be challenging Conservative Sault...

Councillor laments 'weakened' FedNor

Sheehan may keep his Ward 2 council seat during the election campaign, but must step aside from that role if elected as MP in the...

Deadline approaches for new members to join, vote in NDP competition

The vote will determine who will represent the NDP in the upcoming federal election against Conservative, Bryan Hayes. The vote will take place 7 p.m.

Something for every family

Marie riding currently represented by Conservative MP Bryan Hayes. The government is lowering the annual amount that seniors must withdraw from Registered Retirement Income Funds...

Christine won't whoop our windmills

Two months after Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Monte McNaughton visited the Alternative Energy Capital of North America and told SooToday that the province's wind...

Hillier calls out Northern MPs over missed vote

Bruce Hyer, Green Party MP for Thunder Bay- Superior North, voted against the motion, while Jay Aspin, Conservative MP for Nipissing — Timiskaming, voted in...

'The eleventh hour'

Provenzano said Sault MP Bryan Hayes, as a member of the Conservative government caucus, is working hard to ensure the needed $7 million support. A...

Joe did a fantastic job

Carol Hughes, NDP MP for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, lauded the efforts of the ACR Passenger Service Stakeholders Working Group in securing a third-party operator, who will operate...

Hughes: Let's not act in haste

The NDP MP said she attended a sombre ceremony this morning in honour of the fallen soldier and a soldier killed in an attack earlier...

Hughes: Let's not act in haste

Wednesday's attack on Parliament Hill was a terrible event, but it is important that the government take time to digest what has happened and not...