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BIG STORIES: Here's some stories you don't want to miss from CollingwoodToday

We know as well as anyone that important stories can get lost in the noise
Tyler McGregor skated his sledge for 25 kilometres on the Blue Mountain ice trail for the Terry Fox Foundation.

The CollingwoodToday newsroom tackles many different stories every day, especially when so much is happening in the community. 

Sometimes, stories can get lost in the noise. 

I thought I'd remind you of a few of the stories you might have missed this week. 

Two-time Paralympian skates Blue Mountain loop 23 times inspired by Terry Fox

Freelance reporter Maddie Johnson wrote this piece about Tyler McGregor, captain of Canada's sledge hockey team, completing an impressive physical feat in memory of Terry Fox. McGregor was working toward an NHL career when cancer left him with one leg, he looked to Fox for inspiration and honoured Fox's legacy by raising nearly $30,000 for his charity. 

TBM drops $3.4M on west-end property 

This story by Jennifer Golletz is a rare, early notice of a municipal land purchase for a site that, one day, is slated to become a public facility. The property was also purchased with debt money. So this is a story that will continue for many years for different reasons.

Coach Kelly 'humbled' by provincial volunteering award 

Reporter Jessica Owen writes a weekly question-and-answer style interview called People of Collingwood. This week's was all about Kelly Hastings, a long-time hockey coach whose volunteer efforts are well-known in Collingwood.

Town enlists clout of national group to lobby government for hate speech changes

This is the latest in an ongoing store of Collingwood's government working to change hate speech laws at a national level. The work is related to citizens calling on town hall to have property owners remove Confederate flags that are visible from the street. Since there's no legislation to support forceful removal of the flag, town staff and council are lobbying for changes to the laws. 

Was there a story you read that you think should have made this list? Or is there a new angle you think we could follow? Let me know:

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Erika Engel

About the Author: Erika Engel

Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter and editor. She has 13 years of experience as a local journalist
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