Did you know the oldest person in North America lives in North Bay?
Here name is Ellen (Dolly) Gibb and she celebrated her 114th birthday in North Bay today. (Apr. 26)
She's also the 9th oldest person in the world!
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli presented her with a celebratory scroll from Premier Doug Ford.
She spent her first 36 years in Winnipeg, her next 64 years in Thunder Bay and the most recent 14 in North Bay.
Dolly’s family attributes her longevity to genetics, eating well but in moderation, and lots of full-fat cream and butter.
She never smoked, and never drank until her seventies when she started enjoying the occasional scotch.