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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.


A search for poetic justice

A search for poetic justice

In this Following Up feature we talk to poet and anti-poverty activist Ed Pickersgill about his latest volume of poetry and the cold hard truth about life on the streets in Guelph
YouTube holiday music playlist turning into 'nice little community tradition' for local artists

YouTube holiday music playlist turning into 'nice little community tradition' for local artists

Local musicians Dan McLean Jr. and Meg Shuebrook put together this year's playlist
Community rallies to help Rita celebrate her 100th birthday

Community rallies to help Rita celebrate her 100th birthday

'I was definitely surprised, and she was surprised,' said Samantha Cardow, who put out the request online for her grandmother's birthday
Arkell family's light display helps raise money for friend's memorial fund <b>(5 photos)</b>

Arkell family's light display helps raise money for friend's memorial fund (5 photos)

'It means something to me if another family doesn’t have to go through the same thing they’re going through'
New Watson Parkway plaza, apartment complex going up

New Watson Parkway plaza, apartment complex going up

Construction of commercial plaza with a McDonald's, as well as a nine-storey apartment building underway near Eastview Drive
From forges to foundries: Guelph's working class history

From forges to foundries: Guelph's working class history

In this Following Up feature we talk to local historian Bonnie Durtnall about her latest book Labouring All Our Lives and how Guelph’s working class helped shape the city we know today
The Albion expected to reopen early in the new year

The Albion expected to reopen early in the new year

‘I can’t stress enough just how dilapidated the building was,’ says new owner
After soaring sales, Lost Aviator Coffee Company lands at new location in The Ward

After soaring sales, Lost Aviator Coffee Company lands at new location in The Ward

The coffee bar and retail store is looking to be a 'community hub' within the Ward
Adventure group brings yoga poses back to local trails

Adventure group brings yoga poses back to local trails

'We love to hike, we love to get out there, but we really try to enjoy the journey'
Guelph Guild of Storytellers embrace technology to help spread the words

Guelph Guild of Storytellers embrace technology to help spread the words

Performances take place the first Wednesday of the month