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Mike Hermida

Mike Hermida

Mike Hermida is a Sault-based freelance writer at SooToday and a Law and Legal Studies student at Carleton University. Before joining the team, Mike wrote for his school's independent newspaper, The Charlatan

Recent Work by Mike

A photographic stroll through the Sault's downtown

A photographic stroll through the Sault's downtown

Come along with freelance photographer Mike Hermida as he explores the landmarks that make downtown special
How Sault Ste. Marie became one of the first cities to hold a Terry Fox Run

How Sault Ste. Marie became one of the first cities to hold a Terry Fox Run

And how the Coronavirus changed the 40th anniversary run
What kind of person quits their job to go hiking full time? Meet Sonya and Sean

What kind of person quits their job to go hiking full time? Meet Sonya and Sean

The couple fell in love with hiking a few years ago and just passed through Sault Ste. Marie on their four-year quest to walk clean across the country on The Great Trail
Youth spent in the Sault created indelible memories for U.S. man

Youth spent in the Sault created indelible memories for U.S. man

Gary Dragan, 75, regularly comes back to the Sault to visit his father's grave. He couldn't this year, so he wrote to tell us how much the community means to him
Cycling advocate explains why we need those new bike lanes

Cycling advocate explains why we need those new bike lanes

Making cycling feel safer makes it more likely people will get outside and exercise on their daily commute, says Andre Riopel
Tracing the roots of Sault Ste. Marie’s LGBT history

Tracing the roots of Sault Ste. Marie’s LGBT history

How decades of organization and activism fostered more acceptance, celebration of LGBT community in the Sault
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
Wanna hear another story about The Barn? Of course you do

Wanna hear another story about The Barn? Of course you do

After we published last week's story, we heard from a family member of one of the structure's original builders and she had some interesting details to add
Here's how one fitness instructor is handling Stage 3

Here's how one fitness instructor is handling Stage 3

Katrina Francella says it is going to take time to get back to indoor classes. But, she is taking the pandemic as a way to prepare for future difficulties
Family fundraising effort aims to restore historic cordwood barn

Family fundraising effort aims to restore historic cordwood barn

The Old Garden River Road building is a favourite among animal lovers and photographers