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Residents awoke to a fresh blanket of fluffy white snow Tuesday morning and the end is not in sight, said Environment Canada meteorologist Gerald Cheng.

“The temperature in your area is going to stay quite cold so there will be no melting of sorts,” Cheng said from his Toronto office.

Officially, the Sault Ste. Marie Airport recorded 9 cm of snow fell overnight but with the snow squalls, and Sault Ste. Marie’s location, that amount can vary depending on locations.

“If you live by a lake, expect a lot more to come,” he said. “Tis the season.”

Environment Canada reports that snow flurries are expected to continue through the week in Sault Ste. Marie and temperatures will remain below the freezing mark.

“Being on the south east side of the lake, the systems give you snow and then you get more snow because the winds come from the northwest or west, he said. “That’s why it seems like snow is never ending.”

Environment Canada records indicate that on Nov. 13, 2014, Sault Ste. Marie received 61 cm of snow. That’s the highest recorded snowfall on record for that day.

“That amount is taken at the airport and because sometimes snow squalls can be local, it may not always be reflective of what is going on in other parts of the city,” Cheng said.

Police ask motorists to allow for extra time to get to a destination and remember that road conditions can change from being clear to being ice covered in minutes.

Visibility during snow squalls can be reduced and windows should be clear of snow and other distractions.

Drivers are also asked to clear all ice and snow from vehicles before driving, including the hood, roof and windows on a vehicle.

Safe distances should also be kept between vehicles and drivers should be ready to stop unexpectedly.

It's time, once again, for the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the best on the local business scene and this time around SooToday and Village Media are helping out as presenting sponsors.

You've got until Nov. 30 to nominate your favourite local business, leader, organization or agency for the 2018 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards. The gala takes place Jan. 26 at The Machine Shop.

************************* The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its Outstanding Business Achievement Awards to be given out at its annual Awards Gala in January.

The 2018 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards are presented by Sootoday and Village Media.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Anyone wishing to submit a local Chamber-member business or organization for nomination can visit www.ssmcoc.com for full details. The nomination can be completed online at HERE.

“The Chamber’s annual business awards are about recognizing that we have real entrepreneurial talent here in Sault Ste. Marie,” says Don Mitchell, President of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce. “We have businesses, organizations, and agencies locally that are genuinely innovative, that continually strive to find new ways to engage their customers, that have adapted unique business practices that set them apart from their competition and that have become ‘outstanding’ in their individual sectors.”

The SSMCOC Outstanding Business Achievement Awards recognize businesses, organizations and agencies, and government departments that have made significant strides in overall growth and success, safety, diversification and accessibility, employee relations, customer service, innovation and exporting. Additionally, the Chamber will recognize the successes and community contributions made by several individual business leaders.

Recipients will be presented with their awards on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Chamber’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards Gala, “Reaching for the Stars”, at The Machine Shop. 

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce recognizes that small businesses, along with the agencies that support our community, are the backbone of our local economy and would like to encourage members of the community and other businesses to take a few minutes to nominate a business or organization that they feel is genuinely deserving of an award for their efforts and contributions.