As 2022 comes to a close, our team wanted to take the time to reflect on all of the good news stories from the past year.

Overall it’s been an eventful year for us, and we’ve excitedly welcomed many new team members. So, before we ring in the new year, our team has gathered our favourite good news stories of 2022.

Chris: Ukraine’s Resilience

Ukraine’s resolve and determination not to give in to tyranny and oppression is a story of the power of believing in ourselves even against what looks like insurmountable odds. It is a story of courage and hope.

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Ender: World Has Installed Over 1 TW of Solar Capacity

The world has installed its first terawatt of hardware on Earth to generate electricity directly from the sun.

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Haley: Canva CEO Melanie Perkins makes the Forbes Top 30 Under 30 for 2022

Female co-founder and CEO of Canva runs the world’s largest female-founded and women-led startup, which was valued at $40 billion in September 2021.

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Katie: Lester Wright Becomes World’s Fastest 100 Year Old

Lester Wright, a WWII veteran and recent centenarian, broke the M100+ world record in the 100m.

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Kevin: Kindhearted Boy Uses His Birthday Money to Start a Food Bank in His Garden Shed

A kind-hearted 11-year-old boy used his own birthday money to launch a foodbank service which he runs from his garden shed.

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Logan: Cat Walks Across France to Their Old Home Before Being Reunited With ‘Stunned’ Owners 13 Months Later

A cat traveled more than 280 miles to its old home before being reunited with her relocated owners and taken back to her new home — a whopping 13 months later.

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Mahir: Canada qualifies for Men’s FIFA World Cup for First Time Since 1986

Canada qualified for the men’s FIFA World Cup for the first time in 36 years.

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Max: Best Friends Win Million Dollar Lottery and Spread the Wealth in Hometown

Ontario besties JoAnn MacQueen and Marlisa Mercer won a million dollars playing the lottery, and immediately decided to keep the good vibes rolling by giving heaps and heaps of it away to the community.

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Nick: Women of Iran Make Times’ Heroes of the Year

These younger women are now in the streets. The movement they’re leading is educated, liberal, secular, raised on higher expectations, and desperate for normality.

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Preya: NASA’s Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has delivered the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe so far. Webb’s First Deep Field is galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, and is teeming with thousands of galaxies. 

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Shilan: Iranian Women Make the Financial Times’ Most Influential Women of 2022 List

One never knows where uprisings will lead in an authoritarian state. But the Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi said that democracy will come to Iran through the gates that these women have opened. The only question is when.

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Tess: Hockey Fan Receives a $10,000 scholarship

On day 1 of 2022, a hockey fan received a $10,000 scholarship for her medical school tuition after spotting cancerous mole on Vancouver Canuck’s equipment manager during a game.

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Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed these uplifting stories, and found a little something to celebrate this holiday season.

Here’s to 2023!

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