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Local Heroes 2022

Nov 20, 2022 | In The Hills | Features

Every year we honour those who go above and beyond to help others, to make exciting things happen, and to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Home for the Holydays

Nov 20, 2022 | Anthony Jenkins | Features

As the end of year draws near, families and friends gather to celebrate the myriad of traditions, festivals and holy days that are observed in the hills.

Bring It On!

Nov 20, 2022 | Tony Reynolds | A Day in the Life

When the winter wind blows and the flakes fly, snowplow operator Bruce Crawford is ready to go to work.

Arrival of the Aunties

Nov 20, 2022 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

For many of us, as the daylight grows shorter and shorter, it’s a time to gather with friends and family.

Metric Resistance

Nov 20, 2022 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Do you still think in a weird mix of metric and imperial? Writer Gail Grant finds that 50 years later conversion doesn’t come easily, especially if you’re in a certain age bracket.

Geoff Dilley

Nov 20, 2022 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Each of Geoff Dilley’s memory boxes has a unique inlay design, crafted with the types of wood once used to make propellers for World War I aircraft.

Sister Act: Malini and Hemani Singh

Nov 20, 2022 | Emily Dickson | Local Heroes

Recipients of the 2022 Community Arts Volunteer Award, Malini and Hemani were recognized for their dedication to promoting classical Indian dance, music and culture both at their school and in the community at large.

Habit of the Heart: Neil Morris

Nov 20, 2022 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

Neil was awarded Caledon’s Community Champion Award 2022 for both his longtime participation as a member of the Bethell Hospice volunteer team and his involvement in a wide range of Caledon environmental initiatives.

Common Ground: Stuart Lazier and Tony Arrell

Nov 20, 2022 | Nicola Ross | Local Heroes

This duo is the driving force behind the creation of Creemore’s brand new $4.5-million Village Green, an initiative to provide a place for people to enjoy, for families to play, and for community events.

Stitches in Time: Basia and Shannon Knowlton

Nov 20, 2022 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

The crafty mother-daughter team is on a mission to keep people warm, fed and looked after with their “Warmth for the Winter” initiative, and other charitable works.

Unity in Diversity: Althea Alli

Nov 20, 2022 | Emily Dickson | Local Heroes

Shelburne resident Althea Alli is the driving force behind Shelburne’s multicultural events, and the Dufferin County Multicultural Festival.

Invested in Community: Gord Gallaugher

Nov 20, 2022 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

The founding director, president and chair of the Dufferin Community Foundation is well known in Mulmur for his longtime passion for local politics, community service and charity work.

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