In the five years he’s been with Alectra, Blair Peberdy has seen a lot of growth at the utilities company. But, he insists, “everybody has to come along with that success” — including the people who live in the communities Alectra serves.

“The population of Barrie is growing, which is exciting,” says Peberdy, the company’s vice-president of government and corporate relations. “But we also see the issues the region is facing. It’s going to take innovative approaches to address some of the challenges ahead.”

Read more of Alectra’s story here.

Karen + Tom Ehrlich

The couple has a cottage in Innisfil’s Big Bay Point neighbourhood but admit that, when they’re up north, they don’t usually wander farther than the well-marked trails at a nearby resort or a snowshoe outing on Lake Simcoe. Though they’re mainly there on weekends now, the cottage has been in Karen’s family for more than 45 years, and Tom and Karen have cherished memories of their now-grown children and their cousins spending whole summers on the lake.

Read more about Karen and Tom’s story here.