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


Forty years of volunteering shapes Cindy's love of the Y

Forty years of volunteering shapes Cindy's love of the Y

Cindy Ougler finds time to volunteer at least 10 hours at the YMCA every week
After losing spouse to early-onset Alzheimer's, Sault-born author hopes to help others cope

After losing spouse to early-onset Alzheimer's, Sault-born author hopes to help others cope

Sonia Discher's book is full of tips, but ultimately it's about coping with loss and supporting your loved ones, says the author
Community care kits 'door dashed' to area service providers <b>(8 photos)</b>

Community care kits 'door dashed' to area service providers (8 photos)

Plan A Algoma delivered kits that included masks and sanitizer to a number of local organizations that were short on PPE
Volunteer position has made for a meaningful summer for this university student

Volunteer position has made for a meaningful summer for this university student

Kelsey Mackin is among the students volunteers who have been helping out with day-to-day chores around ARCH
Looking for Joey? You'll probably find her at the shelter

Looking for Joey? You'll probably find her at the shelter

For Joey Kirkwood, who is an avid dog-walker for the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society, dogs are a 'woman's best friend'
Saultite marks fifth year of cycling toward cure for childhood cancer

Saultite marks fifth year of cycling toward cure for childhood cancer

Basil Jones hopes other riders in the Sault will join him in the nationwide challenge to raise money for the cause
Rainbow Camp organizer needs help to make virtual version happen this summer

Rainbow Camp organizer needs help to make virtual version happen this summer

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, organizers have moved to an online format to provide 2SLGBTW youth with an inclusive and safe space this summer
VIDEO: Retirement home shows residents and staff making the best of the COVID-19 situation

VIDEO: Retirement home shows residents and staff making the best of the COVID-19 situation

Residents, staff say thanks for support
Four years after diagnosis, Shaylan is now fighting for others with brain tumours

Four years after diagnosis, Shaylan is now fighting for others with brain tumours

Shaylan Spurway Bubinas plans to walk 27 kilometres as a fundraiser. The distance represents the number of people in Canada diagnosed with a brain tumour every day
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