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Local Heroes 2021

Nov 29, 2021 | In The Hills | Local Heroes

Our 14th annual salute to local people who make a difference – we’re grateful to each of them for making 2021 a whole lot brighter for so many.

Nature Booster: Janice McClelland. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Nature Booster: Janice McClelland

Nov 29, 2021 | Alison McGill | Local Heroes

How the Erin resident transformed a passion for the outdoors into many fruitful years of volunteering for the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

Ken Hunt. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Ice Angel: Ken Hunt

Nov 29, 2021 | Nicola Ross | Local Heroes

Thanks to this community builder, the Palgrave Mill Pond is a place where the village meets in winter to skate, play shinny and connect.

Yes, She Can: Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan

Nov 29, 2021 | Nicola Ross | Local Heroes

Two pivotal players in Canada’s first Olympic gold in women’s soccer in Tokyo call Caledon East and Shelburne home.

Valerie (left) and Shannon McGrady. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Inspired by Matthew: Valerie and Shannon McGrady

Nov 29, 2021 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

The mother-daughter duo advocated for Orangeville’s new Bravery Park – which honours all military personnel, including their late son and brother.

Jim Waddington. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Stand Tall: Jim Waddington

Nov 29, 2021 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

Meet one of the driving forces behind Orangeville’s annual Celebrate Your Awesome event, a salute to pride and diversity in Dufferin County.

Phone Friends: TeleCheck Volunteers. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Phone Friends: TeleCheck Volunteers

Nov 29, 2021 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

We salute three longtime volunteers with TeleCheck, a free telephone check-in service for people older than 55 who are living in their own homes.

The Year in Books: 2021

Nov 29, 2021 | Tracey Fockler | Arts

From mysteries to memoirs, our annual review of new books by local authors and illustrators has you covered for gifts for others – and yourself.

Illustration used with permission by the estate of Thoreau MacDonald.

The Saw-Whet

Nov 29, 2021 | Paul Leet Aird | Arts

From his new book Butterfly Beautifly Beautiful, a poem by Inglewood poet Paul Leet Aird about a remarkable encounter with a migrating owl.

Merry & Bright

Nov 29, 2021 | Tralee Pearce | Food

Local food pros share a few of their favourite holiday recipes, from sugar cookies to Madeleines, to brighten the cookie tray this year.

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery Snowball Madeleines

Nov 29, 2021 | In The Hills | Desserts

This festive update to a French classic is perfect for the holiday season.

Bistro du Pain’s Biscuiterie Nantaise

Bistro du Pain’s Biscuiterie Nantaise

Nov 29, 2021 | In The Hills | Desserts

Silky chocolate ganache elevates this kid-friendly cookie.

Le Finis Sugar Cookie with Royal Icing

Nov 29, 2021 | In The Hills | Desserts

At Le Finis chef Terry Doel creates snowflakes, Eiffel Towers and more using a simple cookie recipe.

Rasmi’s Falafel’s Maamoul Cookies

Nov 29, 2021 | In The Hills | Desserts

Fans of Rasmi’s Falafel Orangeville food truck know and love this date-filled cookie.

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