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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Ronnie Inglis

Nov 17, 2014 | Jeff Rollings

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.

Local Heroes

Local Heroes 2013

Nov 19, 2013 | Jeff Rollings

Our annual salute to the extraordinary people who make our community a better place to live.

“When you put your mind to it, you can do anything.”

Wanda & Wayne White

Nov 19, 2013 | Jeff Rollings

Local Heroes: Wanda & Wayne White helped construct the bridge on Island Lake.

Carl Cosack fought to save our land from quarry development.

Carl Cosack

Nov 19, 2013 | Tim Shuff

Local Hero: Carl Cosack fought to save our land from quarry development.

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