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

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Saultite marks fifth year of cycling toward cure for childhood cancer

Saultite marks fifth year of cycling toward cure for childhood cancer

Basil Jones hopes other riders in the Sault will join him in the nationwide challenge to raise money for the cause
Rainbow Camp organizer needs help to make virtual version happen this summer

Rainbow Camp organizer needs help to make virtual version happen this summer

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, organizers have moved to an online format to provide 2SLGBTW youth with an inclusive and safe space this summer
VIDEO: Retirement home shows residents and staff making the best of the COVID-19 situation

VIDEO: Retirement home shows residents and staff making the best of the COVID-19 situation

Residents, staff say thanks for support
Four years after diagnosis, Shaylan is now fighting for others with brain tumours

Four years after diagnosis, Shaylan is now fighting for others with brain tumours

Shaylan Spurway Bubinas plans to walk 27 kilometres as a fundraiser. The distance represents the number of people in Canada diagnosed with a brain tumour every day
Video chat, Snapchat keeps bigs and littles connected during isolation

Video chat, Snapchat keeps bigs and littles connected during isolation

Big Sister says even though she can't see her little in person, she's there for her in a different format
Local gym owner back with donation of 50 bikes for CAS kids

Local gym owner back with donation of 50 bikes for CAS kids

Chris Cooper believes owning a bike can be life-changing
Local mom helps Grade 12 grads create keepsake video

Local mom helps Grade 12 grads create keepsake video

Allyson Craig is putting together a video of students across the Sault who won't have the chance to celebrate their grad this year amid COVID-19
Volunteers switch gears as need for masks and PPE continues

Volunteers switch gears as need for masks and PPE continues

While some volunteer opportunities have dried up due to COVID-19, some have found that their skills can be used elsewhere
Local couple has printed more than 1,000 plastic 'ear protectors' for front-line health workers

Local couple has printed more than 1,000 plastic 'ear protectors' for front-line health workers

With COVID-19 creating a slow-down in the real estate market, Joanne Kovich and Jason Sproule have put their down time to good use by running their 3D printers around the clock
Local gym guru comes up with 50-lasagna plan to help local families in need

Local gym guru comes up with 50-lasagna plan to help local families in need

Chris Cooper was looking for a way to aid families, while also helping to take the sting out of a local business's pandemic-related closure