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Rescuing one to help another

December 17, 2014

I have been captivated by a wonderful program that rescues dogs and transforms them into elite service animals for Canadian veterans suffering from operational stress injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder, amputations, and paralysis. These psychiatric service dogs are given to a veteran free of charge from Meghan Search and Rescue’s Courageous Companions Elite K-9 Service […]

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Lucky Volunteers

From the nearly 300 volunteers who deliver our newspaper every issue, here are some of our “Lucky Ones” who have been randomly selected to be published and receive a small token of appreciation. Of course, we thank ALL of our volunteers for their continued support, and wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy New […]

Let starting line inspire your inner author

Calling all writers, storytellers, balladeers, and lovers of the written word: we’re looking for an inspired story to print in the pages of Beach Metro Community News. Beach Metro News and The Great Escape Bookstore invite readers to submit stories in our seasonal holiday writing contest. The rules are simple: come up with a story […]

Making meals happen for everyone

When Meals on Wheels volunteers pulled up on a recent -5°C morning, one man came to the door in a T-shirt. “Perfect timing,” he said, pointing to his freshly shoveled driveway. “I was just cooling off.” Just a few blocks away, a woman said thanks for the hot food – meatballs in mushroom gravy, a […]


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