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Features Winter 2012 


Hometown Heroes

author: Janet Davies / photos: Graham Davies


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OUR HOMETOWN HEROES come from all different walks of life. They are philanthropists, caregivers, role models and visionaries. But they all have one common characteristic: the willingness to work for the common good within our communities.


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Crashing into Cobourg for Christmas

author: Ron Rupke

Main Feature FEAT 2 crashBUFFETED ACROSS LAKE ONTARIO by the worst storm in the pilot's memory, his fully-loaded American airliner - its radio mast shattered, its wings sheathed in ice, its fuel dangerously low and one engine disabled - crashed in the knee-deep snow of a farmer's field.


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Spirit of Christmas

author: John Denison / illustration: Bill Slavin

Main Feature FEAT 3 fictionAT TIMES, THE MINDS OF CHILDREN aren't as simple as we think but it's the open hearts and determination of children that really surprise us. 


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The Legacy of Stephen Licence

author: Conrad Beaubien

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THREE GENERATIONS OF BONGARDS - Gerry, Kevin and John - carry on the tradition of customer service,  product knowledge and dependability at the Belleville shop, Stephen Licence Ltd.





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david newland

contributor 1Writer, performer and speaker, David was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian…

eileen argyris

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Eileen has lived in Northumberland County since 1971, and spent most of her journalism....

jeff bray

contributor 3Jeff has been in and around the food world for over 18 years He’s passionate about food – where it comes from and who makes it....