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Winter 2014

Volume 21 Number 4

Over her more than 35 years in health care, Ronnie (Veronica) Inglis touched many lives. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Local Heroes 2014

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

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.

Scotiabank Party Girls Hilda Cartwright, Danila Maric and Lucy Sanzo. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Scotiabank Team Community Program

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

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.

Laura Jotham and Watson

Laura Jotham and Watson

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

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.

Harvey Self

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

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.”

Bike Buddies Colin McArthur and Ted Forrest. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Ted Forrest

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

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. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Bob Burnside

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

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.”

Gerelyn Tabsing, Travis Grist, Kathy Bloomfield, Paul Rutledge, Rumina Morris, John Franklin (deceased).

Headwaters Human Library Books

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

For people who serve as “books” in the Headwaters Human Library, the courage to talk openly about the differences among us is second nature.

Special Friends Chricket Yule and Scott McDougall. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Chricket Yule

Nov 17, 2014 | Tralee Pearce | Back Issues

Nineteen years ago, Erin resident Chricket Yule didn’t exactly set out to create a long-term recreational program for kids with special needs, let alone one that has galvanized her community and sparked lifelong friendships.

John Riley at home in Mono: “I like to think we may now be exploring the beginnings of a sustainable, steady-state economy… Economists are beginning to ask, ‘What does growth mean? Is it purely material or should it be measured instead by our quality of life?’” Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The Once and Future Great Lakes Country

Nov 17, 2014 | Don Scallen | Back Issues

History from the Ground Up

Coming Ashore by Catherine Gildiner

Catherine Gildiner

Nov 17, 2014 | Tracey Fockler | Back Issues

She’s 21 and it’s the late 1960s, so…swallow a groovy green pill, write an hallucinatory essay on Milton’s Paradise Lost and get into Oxford.

Millpond Hockey at the Alton Mill

Nov 17, 2014 | Tony Reynolds | Back Issues

What could be more Canadian than lacing up to play on the pond?

A Woodpecker’s Tale by Sean Cassidy

The Year in Books: 2014

Nov 17, 2014 | Tracey Fockler | Back Issues

On this literary landscape, serious nonfiction works are neighbours with lighthearted children’s fare; heartfelt memoirs rub shoulders with gardening lore.

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