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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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Retired nurses answering call to become mask-makers as front-line demand continues

Retired nurses answering call to become mask-makers as front-line demand continues

In the first edition of The Front Line, a regular series of stories about people who have become essential during the COVID-19 crisis, SooToday talks to volunteers who have stepped up
Lebel's love for baseball as strong as always <b>(8 photos)</b>

Lebel's love for baseball as strong as always (8 photos)

Despite turning 70, Mike Lebel has not slowed down and he continues to be a stabilizing force in baseball locally
Ill children and their families under extra pressure in the face of coronavirus

Ill children and their families under extra pressure in the face of coronavirus

Karen Lefave, one of the Twinkie Foundation's founders, says COVID-19 has changed medical plans for many families with ill children
Local counsellor highlights COVID-19's impact on children: 'Their normal has been taken away'

Local counsellor highlights COVID-19's impact on children: 'Their normal has been taken away'

Kelsey Dugas suggests keeping some kind of routine with children to maintain a sense of normalcy during this disruption to their lives
Volunteering a priority for student, competitive golfer

Volunteering a priority for student, competitive golfer

Isaac Lennox is isolating at home for the time-being, but says his dedication to Algoma Residential Community Hospice hasn't faded
Local couple has printed more than 1,000 plastic 'ear protectors' for front-line health workers

Local couple has printed more than 1,000 plastic 'ear protectors' for front-line health workers

With COVID-19 creating a slow-down in the real estate market, Joanne Kovich and Jason Sproule have put their down time to good use by running their 3D printers around the clock
Local gym guru comes up with 50-lasagna plan to help local families in need

Local gym guru comes up with 50-lasagna plan to help local families in need

Chris Cooper was looking for a way to aid families, while also helping to take the sting out of a local business's pandemic-related closure
COVID-19 a particular challenge for cancer patients needing surgery, says Dr. Willet

COVID-19 a particular challenge for cancer patients needing surgery, says Dr. Willet

SooToday caught up with the former OMA head, who said that while many medical procedures can be done online, some have found themselves with a cancer diagnosis and unable to have the surgery they need
Vetrie was born to coach basketball

Vetrie was born to coach basketball

Ryan Vetrie learned from one of the best and he's now passing some of that knowledge onto Sault Ste. Marie's basketball community
Business of the Year winner sees reason to be optimistic when COVID-19 crisis subsides

Business of the Year winner sees reason to be optimistic when COVID-19 crisis subsides

Jason Naccarato says that while pent up demand may mean a boost for business, some sectors will still be vulnerable