Jeff Rollings is a freelance writer living in Caledon.
Helen Keller wrote, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” If there’s a theme to this year’s Local Heroes, it’s the act of reaching out.
If you’ve ever dreamed of making off with all the money at the bank, these people are for you. They’ve got the perfect cover too – it’s an inside job.
It’s Watson’s day off. He is so happy to greet visitors that his exuberant wagging sweeps everything off a shelf by the front door – before he leans in hard for a cuddle with the newcomer.
Reverend Harvey Self is a warm, upbeat man with an intense gaze and finely tuned listening skills. As minister of Tweedsmuir Memorial Presbyterian Church in Orangeville, he employs these traits – and more – to deliver what he calls a “ministry of the present.”
Nothing is more calming for the soul than the feeling of the sun on your face and the sights, sounds and smells of a trip along a trail.
Bob Burnside says, “I’m always optimistic. I always think the next person I meet will be my best friend; I always think the deal will go well.”
For people who serve as “books” in the Headwaters Human Library, the courage to talk openly about the differences among us is second nature.
Over her more than 35 years in health care, Ronnie (Veronica) Inglis touched many lives. And today, her impact and leadership are as strong as ever.
We’ve been hearing about rural broadband for more than a decade. So where is it?
Wes can smell a story a kilometre away, and rain or shine he’ll be on the news scene.
As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we’ll feature profiles of those who make up the In The Hills family.
Our annual salute to the extraordinary people who make our community a better place to live.
Local Heroes: Wanda & Wayne White helped construct the bridge on Island Lake.
Local Hero: Steve Brown, “tells real stories about real people”.
Local Hero: Harvey Kolodny, takes a quiet approach to changing the world.
Local Heroes: Lynda Lidwill, Wendy McDonald, Roseanne Rutledge, Judy Lomas and Jane Howard – ICU nurses.
Local Hero: Don Lobb has a remarkable ability to make dirt fascinating.
Local Hero: Mary Vervoort helps youth make choices.