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An Ontario Municipal Board hearing dealing with a proposed
"big box" shipping centre in Sault Ste. Marie is set to begin
March 27 and expected to last eight to 12 weeks. The hearing focuses on
the big box retail outlets sought for the northeast quad rant of Second
Line and Great Northern Road. The power centre shopping area is being
opposed by a number of individuals and organizations who are concerned
about the impact the shopping centre development would have on current
retail shopping outlets in the city. The city's former council
voted unanimously to allow for 236,500 square feet of retail shopping
space for the centre.