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Great Stories

Do you know someone with a great story? We want to share it!

Everyone knows a great person with a great story. So, our concept is simple. Find amazing people in our community with great stories to tell and share those stories with everyone else.

We are looking for heroes, philanthropists, innovators, volunteers, good neighbours, visionaries, donors, adventurers, veterans or anyone you think is a great person with a unique story.

Submit a short summary that includes the name of the person and the story you think we should highlight. Give us your name and contact info as well as the contact for the person you want us to write about (or he best person to contact that can tell their story).

Submit below.


For Jim Monico, football has always been in his blood

For Jim Monico, football has always been in his blood

Local coach continues to enrich the lives of others, something he's done for 31 straight years
Incurable cancer diagnosis hasn't kept local man down

Incurable cancer diagnosis hasn't kept local man down

In this Following Up feature, SooToday checks in with Ralph Petingalo, a local man whose coworkers rallied to raise funds to help with his treatments
Final class comes early for Celia Ross, but more to come says former Algoma U. president

Final class comes early for Celia Ross, but more to come says former Algoma U. president

SooToday catches up with the longtime post-secondary educator on the eve of her retirement and finds her embracing online learning
Recycling company finds woman’s lost engagement ring amid 40 tonnes of paper <b>(3 photos)</b>

Recycling company finds woman’s lost engagement ring amid 40 tonnes of paper (3 photos)

GFL team steps up to retrieve valuable item
Gold-medal-winning fighter eager for things to get back to normal

Gold-medal-winning fighter eager for things to get back to normal

After a big win at nationals in November, Cydney Mihell says she isn't letting coronavirus cancellations get her down
Behind the pandemic and its anxiety, a local woman sees community shining through

Behind the pandemic and its anxiety, a local woman sees community shining through

Christina Johnson-Foster says she has found a positive in the Facebook group she and her sister-in-law have created
Longtime track and field organizer says love of the sport has never gone away

Longtime track and field organizer says love of the sport has never gone away

Pat Nardini says it will be tough on young athletes if this year's elementary meets are cancelled, as they are likely to be due to COVID-19
Lisa Vezeau-Allen: Social enterprise warrior

Lisa Vezeau-Allen: Social enterprise warrior

The Ward 2 city councillor says donations snowballed to help make Grocer 4 Good happen. It provides a place for people who want to work, but have essentially been shut out of the workforce
No matter what he’s doing, the man known as ‘Happy’ always has a smile on his face

No matter what he’s doing, the man known as ‘Happy’ always has a smile on his face

Even at 78 years of age, Hapanovich is still giving his time to help others
Tuesday Hikers celebrate 1,000 journeys together <b>(10 photos)</b>

Tuesday Hikers celebrate 1,000 journeys together (10 photos)

The group started in 1994, and has grown and evolved since as women from different backgrounds join to explore the Sault and area