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Welcome to SooLeader!

We are the new exclusively online and intensely local news and information website for Sault Ste. Marie and Chippewa County, focused on covering the stories of the community that are important and interesting to you

Welcome to your new home for local news in Sault Ste. Marie. is part of the Village Media network, which operates some of the largest online news sources in the communities they serve.

Village Media is the parent company of, a trusted source of news for Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for almost two decades and one of 20 hyper-local owned and operated news sites in their network. is Village Media's second owned and operated news site in the United States, with a third soon to come.

Our team of reporters and local freelancers in Sault, Mich. will be bringing you the stories you want to read. From municipal coverage to high achieving youth, from new businesses to all the latest police news and from what matters in town to what's happening in town.

Award-winning reporter Sara Eisinger has been hard at work on the stories you will see today and in the coming days and weeks.

Although we are known for our local approach to news, we also provide daily weather, editorial columnists, entertainment and special features. 

SooLeader will be independent and it shows in everything we do. And we promise that we will remain fiercely local. Like you.

Consider making us your home page and be sure to "like" our Facebook and Twitter pages as well to be the first to know what's happening in Sault Ste. Marie. 

You can also receive a daily recap of the latest local stories, delivered directly to your inbox every afternoon, by signing up for our free daily email, here.

Got a news tip? Got an idea? let us know at [email protected].

If you would like to advertise on our site and connect with our local readers, you can reach our sales team at [email protected].