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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.


Area residents rescue deer from icy Algoma lake

Area residents rescue deer from icy Algoma lake

Animal ‘exhausted’ trying to make it to shore
For 24 years, when something terrible happens, Lisa Whalen has been there to help

For 24 years, when something terrible happens, Lisa Whalen has been there to help

As a Victims Services of Algoma volunteer, Whalen says she has learned that it's important for people dealing with tragedy to know they're not alone
How James O'Brien accomplished a dream — and gave back

How James O'Brien accomplished a dream — and gave back

The opportunity to raise funds for ARCH inspired the local yoga instructor to return to an unfinished challenge
The man behind one of the Sault's finest athletic facilities <b>(7 photos)</b>

The man behind one of the Sault's finest athletic facilities (7 photos)

George Leach, athlete and educator, served as Algoma University’s first athletics director
Bushplane museum delightful, says pilot's widow <b>(7 photos)</b>

Bushplane museum delightful, says pilot's widow (7 photos)

Ann Roger’s husband Bruce also served with RCMP; greeted by Mounties at Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
New program teaches adult learners the 'business' of crafting

New program teaches adult learners the 'business' of crafting

The Northland Craft Academy providing students experiences and skills that they can use in a career of crafting.
Local teen wants you to be Santa to a senior this holiday season

Local teen wants you to be Santa to a senior this holiday season

Morgan Nadon Turner looking for donations from public in effort to provide Christmas gifts to senior citizens
Community-based festival a labour of love for Nicole Dyble

Community-based festival a labour of love for Nicole Dyble

Events like Fishbowl Fest are 'a sort of launching pad for ideas', says former Gore Street Cafe owner
Local artist Jean Becker is northern, twisted and crazy

Local artist Jean Becker is northern, twisted and crazy

Northern Twisted Art (and Pizza) has been a mainstay of the Mill Market for many years.
Volunteer's mission results in warm feet, 'tearful moments'

Volunteer's mission results in warm feet, 'tearful moments'

Leslie Cassidy-Amadio says the idea for her charity hit her like a lightning bolt