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City Profile: Sault Ste. Marie

Overall, Sault Ste. Marie performed as a city not yet engaged in strong action on climate change. However, Sault Ste. Marie is in only its first year of being profiled in the National Climate League standings and is therefore an excellent example of a city at the outset of its engagement in the first steps in climate action. Sault Ste. Marie has a population of under 74,000 and therefore, although classified as a medium city (population of 50,000 to 300,000), it has much more in common with small rural towns. The Sault is in Northern Ontario, and its nearest city neighbours are 300+ kilometres west or east.