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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.


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
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