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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.


Mom and daughter bond over shared rare heart defect

Mom and daughter bond over shared rare heart defect

Jessica Merlino is kept alive by a defibrillator in her chest, still works, stays active; daughter Ariella hopes to play pro hockey - both will walk for Heart and Stroke foundation on Feb. 17
Dogs have been the best part of his career, Turco says <b>(2 photos)</b>

Dogs have been the best part of his career, Turco says (2 photos)

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service dog Justice set to retire; Constable Dan Turco tells us about unique requirements needed in life as a canine handler
Sault native Johnson describes life in the navy, some tense moments near Russian vessels <b>(6 photos)</b>

Sault native Johnson describes life in the navy, some tense moments near Russian vessels (6 photos)

Cory Johnson serves on board HMCS Charlottetown, working with missile control and defence systems
Sault native reflects on career of protecting celebrities; had lunch with Prince, recalls Gord Downie as ‘gentle soul’

Sault native reflects on career of protecting celebrities; had lunch with Prince, recalls Gord Downie as ‘gentle soul’

Steve Summerville, Sault native, former Toronto police officer and black belt, now does private security; tells stories of his work at SARS concert, CNE, MuchMusic, international conferences
Advice from Gordon MacKenzie: Keep painting! <b>(6 photos)</b>

Advice from Gordon MacKenzie: Keep painting! (6 photos)

The Sault artist will be signing copies of his new book – 'The Watercolorist’s Essential Notebook - Keep Painting!' – at his home on Saturday, January 20
11 year-old boy from the Sault drops puck at NHL game <b>(4 photos)</b>

11 year-old boy from the Sault drops puck at NHL game (4 photos)

Ottawa Senators fan spends weekend with his favourite team thanks to Children's Wish Foundation
11-year-old Sault boy will drop the puck at an NHL game next week

11-year-old Sault boy will drop the puck at an NHL game next week

Billy 'Dozer' Adams, a local Ottawa Senators super fan, will get to hang with his favourite hockey team thanks to the Children's Wish Foundation
Halle and friends plan to fight ‘January blahs’ with kindness <b>(4 photos)</b>

Halle and friends plan to fight ‘January blahs’ with kindness (4 photos)

Korah Collegiate students to launch Kindness Bracelet program, doing good deeds for others
A helping hand in time for the holiday season <b>(3 photos)</b>

A helping hand in time for the holiday season (3 photos)

Sault Ste. Marie organization incorporates itself, takes over local community hub
Sault OPP give Algoma Community Living resident an early Christmas gift

Sault OPP give Algoma Community Living resident an early Christmas gift

Sault resident Jackie Vanderklift gets the ride along of a lifetime, deputized by local police for a day