Hurray! Michigan is finally open to full capacity. This means that masks are no longer required indoors and capacity restrictions have been lifted. Be aware that private businesses may still require you to wear a mask, social distance, and any other safety measures they may choose. Let’s be grateful for how far we have come in the past 15 months. One year ago the pandemic was in full swing and there was no end in sight. Many of us were asking, “when will this all end, when will masks no longer be a necessity”. Finally, the day has come and we have much to be grateful for and so much more to look forward to in the coming years.
Speaking of things to look forward to, local events are back! The Soo Locks Engineer Day is happening this Friday, June 25th. According to Facebook, 998 people have already responded that they are interested in attending. This will make for a busy weekend in the Sault so plan your activities well or you may be waiting in long lines.
Beginning at 9 a.m., a section of West Portage Avenue in between Ferris Street and Gov. Osbourne Boulevard will be closed off to traffic. Come visit 30 vendors on the street offering water safety information, info on area attractions, and a platform for area merchants.
The Soo Locks Park and observation deck will both be open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
The Coast Guard’s open house will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their base on Water Street.
A helicopter rescue demonstration will be at 2 p.m. at the George Kemp Marina.
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