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Helpers articles share stories about the people making positive impacts in our community.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


 

Another Accolade for the Running Grandpa

Another Accolade for the Running Grandpa

I thought about my family and how fortunate I am to be so healthy and have so much support.
Eva Wardlaws contributions extend beyond the shoreline

Eva Wardlaws contributions extend beyond the shoreline

She was a trailblazer. She got things done and she could hold her own in discussions with anybody.
35 years of supporting Low Income People in Nipissing

35 years of supporting Low Income People in Nipissing

'If you had said to us then that we would be doing what we’re doing today, I wouldn’t have believed it'
He filled his COVID downtime by filling bag after bag, cleaning up the city

He filled his COVID downtime by filling bag after bag, cleaning up the city

"It gave me purpose, a purpose to get out, and it was my therapy."
Donated Civic always helpful - but has been a huge asset in COVID crisis

Donated Civic always helpful - but has been a huge asset in COVID crisis

At one point we were doing nine deliveries a day, and two to four of those were because we had this extra vehicle to assist us.
For the Browns, it's about giving back, and saying 'thank you'

For the Browns, it's about giving back, and saying 'thank you'

They have sent masks to Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Kamloops BC, and Germany.
Forget your mask? Feed the hungry!

Forget your mask? Feed the hungry!

"The $1 mask program was started to help customers who may have forgotten their face covering. We offer masks, and they can pay for them at the checkouts on their way out. All profit from the sale of the masks is being donated to the North Bay Food Bank and the work they are doing to assist our neighbours in need."
This fresh food market is also a generous food market

This fresh food market is also a generous food market

We do it because it's right to help your community. We know we wouldn't be here if the community didn't support us by shopping at our store, so it only makes sense.
North Bay man making a difference 5,300 km across the world

North Bay man making a difference 5,300 km across the world

He totally understands the need to help our local community. In his case, he's able to do that, as well as helping an international effort that has touched his heart deeply.
You've heard of therapy dogs? Check out what therapy horses are doing in East Ferris.

You've heard of therapy dogs? Check out what therapy horses are doing in East Ferris.

"One of our horses has been through significant trauma himself. Participants seeking help for that issue will often be drawn to him without knowing why, or the horse may take special notice in them."