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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.


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
Keeping up with the 'Life of the Party'

Keeping up with the 'Life of the Party'

In this Following Up feature we take a retrospective tour with singer-songwriter Alanna Gurr and hear about the challenges of making a record during the pandemic
UofG swimmer completes 30-km fundraising swim in a pool

UofG swimmer completes 30-km fundraising swim in a pool

Coralee Allaert planned to cross Lake Erie this summer, but that was called off due to poor weather conditions