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These stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home are made possible through the continued support of Leon's Furniture as part of our Community Leaders Program.


<b>Rooted:</b> Different paths to policing

Rooted: Different paths to policing

'What I ended up doing was being a Special Constable first, and I really enjoyed that, so I went into policing. I loved that, and that led me back to North Bay'
North Bay Terry Fox run entering its 38th year

North Bay Terry Fox run entering its 38th year

'Terry’s story is really a family, intergenerational, cultural story that keeps people motivated. As long as the schools teach about him and his story, we’re going to see that in all generations'
Picturesque Lake Nipissing a hot spot for Kayaking tourism

Picturesque Lake Nipissing a hot spot for Kayaking tourism

'North Bay is the perfect place to offer this kind of stuff. With the boat launches and the infrastructure dedicated to being on the water, we’re lucky where we are'
The Work Shoppe fostering a community hub for small businesses

The Work Shoppe fostering a community hub for small businesses

'A lot of people ask ‘other than Facebook marketplace where can I sell my stuff?’ and this gives them a place where it can be seen on a daily basis'
Dino Girl brings Jurassic era fun to the community

Dino Girl brings Jurassic era fun to the community

'Even the cashier took selfies serving Dino Girl coffee! Stuff like that gets you smiling and laughing. It's harmless and funny and it sometimes makes peoples day'
Animal care a life long passion for Naila Aqbal

Animal care a life long passion for Naila Aqbal

'Whether you want to help animals or advance yourself in your medical career, just don’t give up'
Capturing magic of the Heritage Carousel in a children's book

Capturing magic of the Heritage Carousel in a children's book

'The children’s reactions are priceless after reading The Magical Midnight Rescue. They all want to ride the carousel this summer and find Sir Winsalot'
University women continue promoting knowledge and education

University women continue promoting knowledge and education

'Something that I think is in all of us is just finding a way to help those when you see a need. Our group just really believes in that and a lot of the work we do is just done quietly, without a lot of fanfare'
North Bay Canoe Club growing under Mihail Oghina's guidance

North Bay Canoe Club growing under Mihail Oghina's guidance

'We’re seeing positive growth with the club overall. We have big team locally, but we are also a very young team, and I’m encouraged by how many of them are training with me year-round'
Simon Gagné looking for community support in CBC music contest

Simon Gagné looking for community support in CBC music contest

'I received my first guitar, a ¾ nylon string, for my 4th birthday and my first electric guitar for my kindergarten graduation. I haven’t gone a single day without playing for at least an hour since'