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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Northwood Funeral Home as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Shirley Horn reflects on impacts of residential school

Shirley Horn reflects on impacts of residential school

Children of Shingwauk co-founder finds peace in life after spending formative years in an institution designed to assimilate her
How a deep loss led to deeper compassion

How a deep loss led to deeper compassion

What started as a support group has grown to serve so many more needs in the community and has become a source of support for its founders, too
дякую - Sister Act patrons receive big 'thank you' for donation to Ukraine

дякую - Sister Act patrons receive big 'thank you' for donation to Ukraine

'We were all blown away by the generosity of everyone,' said director Lucas Beaver
Woman rescues 180 cats during pandemic, so far

Woman rescues 180 cats during pandemic, so far

Uses resources and problem-solving skills to offer animals a next chance
Nervous about finding a job or asking someone on a date? Toastmasters to the rescue

Nervous about finding a job or asking someone on a date? Toastmasters to the rescue

Toastmasters helps teach people to stay personally connected in a digital world
Caring mom answers call to help other people's children

Caring mom answers call to help other people's children

Connie 'Mama Bear' Raynor-Elliott continues 10-year journey to fill in the gaps with Save Our Young Adults (SOYA)
Meaghan Kent finds a picture perfect way to help newborns

Meaghan Kent finds a picture perfect way to help newborns

The fundraiser in support of the newborn intensive care unit of the Sault Area Hospital will run until Dec. 31
Local artist sells forget-me-not painting for Alzheimer Society

Local artist sells forget-me-not painting for Alzheimer Society

'I never thought that I’d be considered an artist, this is just me following my passion,' says Tania Taraniuk-Caputo
Echo Bay man battling incurable cancer fighting towards a cure

Echo Bay man battling incurable cancer fighting towards a cure

Echo Bay couple work hard to help others living with multiple myeloma while struggling with it themselves
Search for remains of relative leads activist to auction Indigenous artwork for charity

Search for remains of relative leads activist to auction Indigenous artwork for charity

Anishinaabe volunteer organizes Full Circle Auction and donates all proceeds to Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association