Good news? Stay tuned

With what seems like a never-ending flow of disturbing provincial, national and international news flashing across screens and filling airwaves and newspaper pages these days, it’s sometimes important to remind ourselves the news isn’t all bad. While the battle for ratings and eyeballs takes its toll on the amount of time, space, ink and effort devoted to reporting on the good things happening on a planetary scale, local residents can usually take comfort from a quick scan of the Community News pages.

This issue, for example, contains reports on three local residents deemed “Everyday Heroes” for their extra efforts on behalf of local schools. Paul Metzger and Linda Reaburn go above and beyond at Norwell District Secondary School, while Amanda Fergus-Moore makes life better for students at Centre Peel Public School. Their stories are on page 3.

Former Norwell teacher Robert Logan is encouraging the participation of women in politics through a new award and scholarship in memory of his spouse, Louella Logan, Wellington’s first female county councillor. The good news in that page one story continues in that former county councillor and warden Lynda White, who received the inaugural Louella Logan Award, is directing a $1,500 donation that accompanies it to Get In Touch For Hutch, an important local mental health initiative.

Meanwhile, in Mapleton, the local agricultural society is offering two new scholarships to youth looking to pursue a career in agriculture. You can read about that on page 5.

Elsewhere in this issue readers will learn:

– not only did the Harriston Legion celebrate the longtime organizer of a local musical jamboree, but a new volunteer has stepped up to keep the event, an important revenue generator for the Legion, going in the future;

– community members came together once again to raise tons of funds for their local hospital with an amazing gala evening; and

– North4Youth is surveying young people from the north Wellington region to look for ways to help them continue to be a part of their community’s future.

And that’s just this week. Stay tuned.