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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).

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Big Brothers a perfect match for Sault man

Big Brothers a perfect match for Sault man

Good attitude, good Mom, match with Big Brother and scholarship have helped Braydon Middaugh
VIDEO: Local hero: Pilot survives being shot down and taken prisoner

VIDEO: Local hero: Pilot survives being shot down and taken prisoner

On this, the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, we hear a harrowing story of war and inspiring fight for survival from Harold Soderlund. Harold was a pilot in the Second World War who survived his plane being shot down and was then held as a prisoner of war for over nine months.
VIDEO: Trailblazer: Troy's mission enters 5th year

VIDEO: Trailblazer: Troy's mission enters 5th year

When Troy Chandler was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 28 years old, he knew nothing about the condition or what it meant for his future. This sparked a journey for Troy and his wife Annette, that led to the creation of an event that raises awareness and provides support to those living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in our community.
Caring: Two great Moms love to help families, sick children

Caring: Two great Moms love to help families, sick children

Amanda and Heather plan a second consecutive visit to Sault Area Hospital with gifts for sick children
VIDEO: Giving back: Family honours father's legacy

VIDEO: Giving back: Family honours father's legacy

James Bennett is described by his family as a kind, caring, and giving person, who always did whatever he could to help. When he passed away earlier this year, his family noticed many ways in which end-of-life care could be improved with help from some fundraising.
Dedication: Tracy's Dream is looking for a few good men

Dedication: Tracy's Dream is looking for a few good men

To date, she has raised over $30,000 in her effort to provide free parking tokens for cancer patients
VIDEO: Hospital helper: May has spent half a century giving back

VIDEO: Hospital helper: May has spent half a century giving back

May Forster has been a familiar face around our area hospitals for the last five decades. She has been volunteering in countless positions for over 50 years, and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
A NEW LIFE: 'I think we have the resources to help people in need, so why not?'

A NEW LIFE: 'I think we have the resources to help people in need, so why not?'

A Rwandan woman who has lived in a Malawian refugee camp since 2000, will attend Algoma University for the 2016-2017 school year
VIDEO: CARING CITIZEN - The heartwarming reason Sue's front yard is full of boxes

VIDEO: CARING CITIZEN - The heartwarming reason Sue's front yard is full of boxes

When SooToday interviewed Sue Lowen last Thursday about her appeal for clothes to send to those affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray, she had received just a few boxes and bags.
VIDEO: Good neighbour: Randy's undercover kindness caught on camera

VIDEO: Good neighbour: Randy's undercover kindness caught on camera

A local retired steelworker has continued working for his community well into his retirement, and most recently was snapped doing an annual neighbourhood clean-up of his own. The photo was shared on social media, garnering many positive comments about how a small gesture from one person can really make a difference.