Month: December 2017

Solution not yet in sight for inaccessible Beeton seniors building

Donna Jeb, New Tecumseth deputy mayor, is recommending building a new apartment complex to resolve accessibility issues at Aitken Court in Beeton. The 24-unit two-storey walk-up that houses seniors needs an elevator. The problem: there is no room in the current structure to accommodate one. The construction of an elevator unit would cost about $750,000 and require the removal of an upstairs unit as well as a shared lounge used by the residents. The building is not just old, but is also deemed too small to be approved for an upgrade as the county considers only larger structures. The 10-year...

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Hockey Hall of Famer and longtime Mississauga resident Johnny Bower passes away

By Perry Lefko Toronto Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower died on Dec. 26 at Credit Valley Hospital following a brief bout with pneumonia. He was 93. Bower was a prominent Mississauga resident for about 30 years and had a park in the city named in his honour. Nicknamed the China Wall, Bower played goalie for the Leafs from 1959-79 and was part of four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 60s. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. Bower recorded a song called Honky (The Christmas Goose) in 1965. Based on a children’s book written by...

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Downie tribute concert announced

The death of Tragically Hip frontman, Gord Downie, in October, from brain cancer struck a chord with his Canadian fans from coast to coast. Downie, who will always be remembered for his contributions to Indigenous issues, encouraged Canadians “to do something.” Chris Hay, Ryan Anderson and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman took that call to heart with the announcement of the “Gord Downie Tribute Concert,” scheduled for Jan. 26th at the Mavericks Musical Hall, located at 46 Dunlop St. West in Barrie. Doors open at 8 p.m., with the show set to start at 9 p.m. All proceeds from the...

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I Got You, Z

This game was not like any other the St. Joseph’s Jaguars had played before. This one was for their teammate. The senior boys basketball team turned a regular-season matchup with the St. Peter’s Panthers into a special fundraiser and event in support of Zecharyah Jaghmohan, a Grade 12 student and hoopster who was involved in a serious car crash a few months ago. “It’s serious injuries, so he’s been recovering at Sunnybrook (Hospital),” said St. Joseph’s principal Joe Timmins. “It’s significant for us here because he’s a well-known student (and) well networked with his peers, having played football and...

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New day for Luchuk with Colts

By GENE PEREIRA Aaron Luchuk went to bed a Windsor Spitfire on Dec. 13 and when he woke up the next morning his whole world had changed. He was told he had been traded to the Barrie Colts and would have to leave the city he had called home for five years and grown to love. The 20-year-old decided to record a goodbye video and thank the hockey club, his teammates, his billets and the fans, but it wasn’t long before his emotions overwhelmed him and he couldn’t hold back the tears. Just a few hours later, Luchuk was...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Barrie Farmers’ Market (Collier and Mulcaster streets)

    November 4, 2017 - April 28, 2018
  2. Photos with the Easter Bunny

    March 23 - March 25
  3. The Jim Cuddy Band

    March 29
  4. MacLaren Art Centre

    April 1
  5. Barrie Film Festival

    April 4 - April 5