Month: May 2017

Technology for tomorrow, theme of Mayor’s Breakfast

Up, up and away! That thought, complete with a slide of a rocket blasting off was an apt introduction to the core message delivered at the Barrie Mayor’s annual Progress Breakfast in May. While that visual might relate to real estate values in the area with house prices up 65 per cent in two years, it was clear that Mayor Jeff Lehman was also thinking about other things as he pointed out that the Barrie area is an exceptional place to live and invest, and that many are doing both. He welcomed five big companies to Barrie including Suzuki...

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Roller Derby Dames ready to bump out opponents

Get ready for another exciting and bumpy roller derby season. The Renegade Derby Dames (RDD) are back at it again, ready to deliver more big hits and bruise up their opponents. The Striking Vikings, Alliston’s Women’s Flat Track Derby Association member team, will be playing their second game of the season on June 3. The women fell short against the RCRG Rum Rollers in their first game of the season back on April 1, giving up a first-half lead. Last year’s success allowed the Dames number one team to push its ranking to new heights. This means uncharted territory...

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Highest rate of multiple sclerosis

In support of the MS Society of Canada – Simcoe Muskoka Chapter, Mayor Milne has proclaimed the month of May as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month in New Tecumseth. A flag raising was held on May 17 at the Town Administration Centre in Alliston Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in 340 Canadians living with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, younger children and older adults are also diagnosed with the disease. MS is currently classified as an autoimmune disease of...

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Student trustees prepare to improve their schools

For the first time in the history of Simcoe County District School Board, all three elected student trustees are female. Gillian Hunnisett will represent students in the North and East region, Gabi Millsap in the South and West region, and Ramneet Kaloti in the Central and South region. With the current school year coming to a close, the three will be busy preparing for their first terms that start August 1. They have each been proactive both in their communities and schools over the years, working diligently to get to where they are today. Hunnisett, currently in grade 10,...

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Jazz and blues coming to a venue near you

Get ready for some toe-tapping – the Kool FM Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival is back June 8 to 19, and will continue serving central Ontario, by incorporating smaller communities. “I like the idea of thinking globally, acting locally where counties can start to think of themselves as mini United Nations, where they all help each other and support each other’s initiatives and share their resources,” explains Robin Munro, festival founder. He founded the festival in 1995 after playing in the Orillia jazz festival, and realizing that Barrie did not have a venue for blues music. He began reaching out to...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Cinderella: The Panto

    June 6 - June 30
  2. Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival

    June 7 - June 18
  3. Barrie Farmers’ Market

    June 23
  4. Five Points Theatre

    June 23
  5. Georgian Theatre

    June 23