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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 the best person to contact that can tell their story).

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This swim team from the Sault has raised more than $57,000 for Heart and Stroke

This swim team from the Sault has raised more than $57,000 for Heart and Stroke

Soo Masters Polar Bears Swim Team keeping memory of former Sault physician alive through Dr. Hui Lee Memorial Swim; annual fundraiser for Heart and Stroke Foundation now in 15th year
Hospital foundation holds a 'special place' in Teresa Martone's heart

Hospital foundation holds a 'special place' in Teresa Martone's heart

Martone says the foundation works tirelessly to raise money to cover the needs of the hospital
Sensory rooms a hit with autism community, five months after their introduction

Sensory rooms a hit with autism community, five months after their introduction

Located in a facility on Rankin Road, the rooms include space for calming, play and just hanging out
Meet a retired educator who has turned to volunteer work - and plenty of it

Meet a retired educator who has turned to volunteer work - and plenty of it

On top of her many local contributions, Diane Marshall has been to India, Honduras and Norway through Rotary
Sleep will have to wait. Ivey has kids to coach, titles to chase

Sleep will have to wait. Ivey has kids to coach, titles to chase

Local basketball coach says sports teaches kids life lessons and he's just happy to be able to contribute
Ken and Joanne Yun say goodbye to customers who became 'like family'

Ken and Joanne Yun say goodbye to customers who became 'like family'

After running the China House Restaurant for decades, the Yuns retired at the end of last year
Art meets adventure at Ellen Van Laar's Arts and Adventure Retreat <b>(12 photos)</b>

Art meets adventure at Ellen Van Laar's Arts and Adventure Retreat (12 photos)

Perched on the shores of Lake Superior, Van Laar's home has become a haven for those seeking an outdoor experience coupled with art, solitude and local history
From competitor to teacher, Brent Fryia keeps family tradition alive and kicking

From competitor to teacher, Brent Fryia keeps family tradition alive and kicking

Local wrestling/MMA coach excited about hosting upcoming event on March 14 at the Machine Shop
Volunteering has led to friendships for international student

Volunteering has led to friendships for international student

You may see him volunteering at Bon Soo this week
Former police chief enjoying photography, being a grampa

Former police chief enjoying photography, being a grampa

In this edition of Following Up, we catch up with former police chief Bob Davies