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These stories about successful initiatives, events and developments within our community and the people behind them are made possible through the continued support of Elegant Solutions as part of our Community Leaders Program.

 

Caleb Small up to big things in the classroom

Caleb Small up to big things in the classroom

Bear Creek graduate one of four Ontario recipients awarded scholarships valued at up to $28,000; He learned French during the pandemic, then added some Hindi and Greek, too
Smither defends championship belt in front of hometown crowd

Smither defends championship belt in front of hometown crowd

'I was in great shape to put on a show for my city and get the victory,' says Barrie boxer Mark Smither, who successfully defended his Canadian Super Lightweight title
Special Olympian finds groove with Barrie police fleet services

Special Olympian finds groove with Barrie police fleet services

As part of his work term, Nicholas Cunningham's duties can range from sprucing up an old hoist to helping with seasonal tire changes on more than 100 police vehicles
Weathered notebook reminds Barrie native to chase her dreams

Weathered notebook reminds Barrie native to chase her dreams

One of Cathy McDowell’s most prized possession is a leather notebook that belonged to her father, and inside it listed some of his own ambitions
Skot looking forward to family time as retirement approaches

Skot looking forward to family time as retirement approaches

'I'm not in countdown (mode) — like I can't wait — to be honest. I really am feeling pretty emotional these days,' says RVH president, who retires at the end of June following 18 years at the helm
Longtime TV news anchor opens up about cancer journey in new book

Longtime TV news anchor opens up about cancer journey in new book

'I wanted to encourage people to be tested, because I almost didn't go for my mammogram, which discovered an aggressive form of breast cancer in the early stages,' says Jayne Pritchard
Retired family doctor 'tickled pink' by new award named in her honour

Retired family doctor 'tickled pink' by new award named in her honour

The first Laura E. Crook Scholarship for Community Health Research will be awarded to a post-secondary student this spring
Barrie musician continues to hit all the right notes on world stage

Barrie musician continues to hit all the right notes on world stage

Madison Mueller's newest single, Sweet Bitterness, received four nominations for 'Song of the Year’ at four different indie award shows
Former teacher finds new calling by embracing love of the outdoors

Former teacher finds new calling by embracing love of the outdoors

'I passionately believe that trees can heal people and trees can heal the planet,' says Beth Foster on the benefits of forest bathing