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Rooted articles share stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


 

Taking Pride in all that Summer Challenge has to offer

Taking Pride in all that Summer Challenge has to offer

'Some of them come in with almost no experience, having never been on stage, and they just fall in love with it either through the show or through their friends or just the actual experience of singing and dancing and stepping out of their comfort zone in a very safe environment'
Marson helping  those in need move forward through the toughest of times

Marson helping those in need move forward through the toughest of times

'’ve always felt that you have to take the opportunities that are given to you and you hone your skills and you do something good with them'
From brewery to hand sanitizer facility, New Ontario doing what they can for community

From brewery to hand sanitizer facility, New Ontario doing what they can for community

"Our beers might not be available for a little while, but we are producing hand sanitizer that will go out to not only in North Bay but throughout northern Ontario.”
O'Kane's kindness felt beyond the classroom walls

O'Kane's kindness felt beyond the classroom walls

“I may not have been an excellent Principal at other aspects of my job, like budgeting, scheduling or anything like that, but the kids were always first and foremost in my work for sure.”
Quints Home more than just a historic artifact

Quints Home more than just a historic artifact

“I just felt that it would be crazy if we got rid of something that was symbolic to North Bay and the surrounding area.”
Chipping in all over the community

Chipping in all over the community

'To see how grateful people were when you could help them out, that started to kind of get that in my head'
Craft beer and Community come together at Gateway City Brewery

Craft beer and Community come together at Gateway City Brewery

It just started with a passion for craft beer and thinking we should do this. We should create jobs.
Captaining the "Chief" never gets old for Stivrins

Captaining the "Chief" never gets old for Stivrins

'It’s kind of the first sign that summer is right around the corner and it tunes people in to the fact that the season is changing again'
Inclusion and safety the goals of Compton's Out Loud space

Inclusion and safety the goals of Compton's Out Loud space

'I want people to know that we do have different religions, and different upbringings and ways of living, but at the end of the day we are human and all we need is love'
Innes adds to growing list of North Bay's athletic accomplishments

Innes adds to growing list of North Bay's athletic accomplishments

“I’ve always been fit, and I’ve always worked out, but getting the opportunity to compete at that level I had to live it and breath it."