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Helpers articles share stories about the people making positive impacts in our community.

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Video chat, Snapchat keeps bigs and littles connected during isolation

Video chat, Snapchat keeps bigs and littles connected during isolation

Big Sister says even though she can't see her little in person, she's there for her in a different format
Local gym owner back with donation of 50 bikes for CAS kids

Local gym owner back with donation of 50 bikes for CAS kids

Chris Cooper believes owning a bike can be life-changing
Local mom helps Grade 12 grads create keepsake video

Local mom helps Grade 12 grads create keepsake video

Allyson Craig is putting together a video of students across the Sault who won't have the chance to celebrate their grad this year amid COVID-19
Volunteers switch gears as need for masks and PPE continues

Volunteers switch gears as need for masks and PPE continues

While some volunteer opportunities have dried up due to COVID-19, some have found that their skills can be used elsewhere
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
Behind the pandemic and its anxiety, a local woman sees community shining through

Behind the pandemic and its anxiety, a local woman sees community shining through

Christina Johnson-Foster says she has found a positive in the Facebook group she and her sister-in-law have created
Lisa Vezeau-Allen: Social enterprise warrior

Lisa Vezeau-Allen: Social enterprise warrior

The Ward 2 city councillor says donations snowballed to help make Grocer 4 Good happen. It provides a place for people who want to work, but have essentially been shut out of the workforce
Fundraising tournament's success relies on hard-working couple

Fundraising tournament's success relies on hard-working couple

Albert and Erin Williams have been with the Charity Hockey Classic since the beginning
Steve Dominy: Keeping local trails happy for four decades

Steve Dominy: Keeping local trails happy for four decades

Concieved in 1973, the Voyageur Trail Association maintains a continuous 300-kilometre section of trail from Spanish to Goulais River. Dominy is one of the volunteers that helps make that happen