Marilyn Pidlaoan, of Rosemont, west of Alliston, has more than 18-million reasons to smile and celebrate after striking it rich with LOTTO 6/49. OLG PHOTO

Rosemont woman wins $18M

Marilyn Pidlaoan, of Rosemont, west of Alliston, has more than 18-million reasons to smile and celebrate after striking it rich with LOTTO 6/49.

GISELE WINTON SARVIS PHOTO Piper Holmes, 15, of Collingwood is taking part in a five-week CrossFit Games Open challenge where she will compare her results in the surprise challenges to other teenage girls around the world.

'She is very dedicated'

Internet technology has transformed the gym competition from having results written on a wall-mounted poster board to being posted online to a worldwi

J.T. McVeigh/Photo Suzanne Prosser of Home Horizon shows off a scarf for February 20's The Coldest Night of the Year walk in Collingwood. A national event that is a fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting.

Warming up to Coldest Night walk

It only took a minute for Suzanne Prosser of Home Horizon Transitional Support Program to understand what the Coldest Night walk was all about.

George Czerny/Photo Hugh Simpson of Osprey Bluffs Honey Company, at right, receives thanks from members of the Collingwood Agricultural Society (CAS) following a presentation by Mr. Simpson about bee-health and trends in agriculture, recently. From left, CAS director, Jim Kinnear; CAS president, Maureen McLeod and Mr. Simpson who spoke at a fund-raising dinner in Stayner.

Speaking up for the bees

STAYNER - Whether you are a farmer, or live in an urban area, you can have a direct hand in helping North America's bee population.

J.T. McVeigh/ Photo Marissa Dolotallas of the Georgian Triangle Humane Society and her young charge Heaven, centre, spent some time with Pauline May, left and Janet Love of Global Pets to help promote the company's Show Us Your Heart fundraiser. From February 12-28 Global Pet Foods Collingwood is hosting the annual fundraiser in support of the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. Donate as little as $1 in-store during Show Us Your Heart and Global Pet Foods will match it with another dollar. Purchase a Paper Heart for $5 and Global Pet Foods will donate $1, plus give you 10 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles! 100% of all funds raised will be donated to local animal shelters and pet rescue groups to provide much needed shelter, care and treatment for pets in need. Since its inception, the Show Us Your Heart fundraiser has raised over $1,000,000 to help care for thousands of homeless animals across Canada.

Show Us Your Heart in Collingwood

Marissa Dolotallas of the Georgian Triangle Humane Society and her young charge Heaven, centre, spent some time with Pauline May, left and Janet Love

Hannah Bolton and her mom Colleen have an inspired chuckle over the art piece that she has produced for the Magic of Children in the Arts show at the Collingwood Public Library. Now in it's 22nd year, the celebration is largest exhibition of children's art in Canada. The exhibit opens in March and will open to the public during regular library hours through March and April. Robert Burcher/ Photo

Magic of Children in the Arts show

Hannah Bolton and her mom Colleen have an inspired chuckle over the art piece that she has produced for the Magic of Children in the Arts show at the

The Optimist Club of Collingwood is at it again. Proud to Support Collingwood Minor Hockey (CMHA) L-R back row: Angela McGann, Optimist Club President, Jennifer Booth, David Hearn, Mike Lougheed CMHA President, Penny Rush, Larry McLachlin. front row (in no particular order): Thomas Hearn, Owen Rush, Tyler Sweat, Mason Parker and Marcus Lougheed. SUBMITTED

Optimist Club gives to hockey club

The Optimist Club of Collingwood is at it again. Proud to Support Collingwood Minor Hockey (CMHA) L-R back row: Angela McGann, Optimist Club President

Public speaking was the activity for the day as the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Collingwood hosted their annual public speaking contest. Winners from the Branch 63 Public Speaking Contest held at the Collingwood Legion branch. Along with town councillor Mike Edwards as the master of ceremonies Claire Mantrop placed first representing grades 1-3, John Cardillo was award first overall for grades 7-8 and Ava Fisher recognized for the intermediate grades 4-6. SUBMITTED

Public speaking at the legion

Public speaking was the activity for the day as the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Collingwood hosted their annual public speaking contest. Winners f

     

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