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These stories about local people previously featured in the news are made possible through the continued support of Dietrich Law as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Noah Irvine continues his fight for increased mental health and addictions supports from feds

Noah Irvine continues his fight for increased mental health and addictions supports from feds

In this edition of Following Up, we check in with Guelph mental health champion Noah Irvine and his efforts to establish a ministry of mental health and addictions
The power of the Wish Effect

The power of the Wish Effect

In this Following Up feature we chat with Sharon Rice at the Guelph Wish Fund for Children about bringing happiness and hope to children with debilitating and life-threatening illnesses
Community pays its respects to Lodge children <b>(11 photos)</b>

Community pays its respects to Lodge children (11 photos)

A drive-by, ice-lantern memorial Friday for Evan and Amanda Lodge, who died recently in a car accident, brings comfort to their family
Netflix actor gives back to the U of G

Netflix actor gives back to the U of G

Chase Tang, a lead actor in Netflix's 'Jupiter's Legacy' and a University of Guelph graduate is encouraging the community to give back during this time
Esther The Wonder Pig still in the pink

Esther The Wonder Pig still in the pink

In this Following Up feature we check on the condition of international animal ambassador Esther the Wonder Pig and her 80-plus farm sanctuary friends living under lockdown
Wedding bells still rang in Guelph in 2020, just not nearly as often

Wedding bells still rang in Guelph in 2020, just not nearly as often

The city saw a 41 per cent decrease in marriage licenses issued in 2020
Mangia, mangia Buon Appetito! <b>(17 photos)</b>

Mangia, mangia Buon Appetito! (17 photos)

In this Following Up feature, we hit the drive thru at the Italian Canadian Club as they adjust to the pandemic by offering take home meals
When masks become art: local visual artist finds a new canvas

When masks become art: local visual artist finds a new canvas

A local artist is making one-of-a-kind masks
Generosity and kindness make for a successful poppy campaign

Generosity and kindness make for a successful poppy campaign

This year, the campaign raised $78,884, down a bit from nearly $100,000 last year
A romantic era of incorrigibles, scallywags and thieving scoundrels

A romantic era of incorrigibles, scallywags and thieving scoundrels

In this Following Up feature we pick up the story of Guelph’s scandalous past with local author and historian Bonnie Durtnall and her second book in the Bawdy Houses series