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Winter 2014

Volume 21 Number 4

Local Heroes 2014

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

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 Team Community Program

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

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

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

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 | Local Heroes

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.”

Ted Forrest

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

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

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

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.”

Headwaters Human Library Books

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

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

Chricket Yule

Nov 17, 2014 | Tralee Pearce | Local Heroes

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.

The Once and Future Great Lakes Country

Nov 17, 2014 | Don Scallen | Environment

History from the Ground Up

Catherine Gildiner

Nov 17, 2014 | Tracey Fockler | Arts

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 | Leisure

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

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.