Month: March 2018

Award winning singer supports children’s music program

Award-winning singer-songwriter Angie Nussey plays an April 6 concert at Grace United Church to raise funds for the free children’s music program Rhythm & Pitch. Nussy’s accomplishments include five albums and music industry awards for best song, best country song, best folk act and best female performer. Rhythm and Pitch is an after-school music education program for children between the ages of 6 & 13 based at Grace United Church in Barrie offering free lessons to elementary school age children. The program open to any child who registers for available spots. It can, and does, accommodate children with special...

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Barrie police host gun amnesty in April

Throughout the month of April Barrie Police Services in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are hosting a gun amnesty to anyone who wants to surrender unwanted of illegally-owned weapons, ammunition and accessories. Police will make arrangements to pick up the weapons and are asking that no weapons be taken to the station. The amnesty, police say, is a safe way to surrender weapons. Police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items. Police note there is no amnesty offered for people who turn in weapons that...

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Colts can’t reel in Steelheads in playoff opener

Thanks to an impressive effort from their top offensive stars, the Mississauga Steelheads have managed to take home-ice advantage away from the Barrie Colts in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff matchup. Owen Tippett and Trent Fox both scored twice with Michael McLeod and younger brother Ryan each adding a goal and an assist to lead the Steelheads to a 6-2 win over the Colts in game one of their best-of-seven series, March 22, at the Barrie Molson Centre. With the score tied 2-2 and less than a minute remaining in the second period, Mississauga struck twice in 30 seconds...

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Lehman making another run for the mayor’s chair

By J.T. McVeigh After weeks of speculation, Jeff Lehman assured Barrie residents he isn’t finished being mayor of Barrie just yet. Squeezed into a small downtown coffee shop, Lehman who has been on council for 12 years – eight of them as mayor – announced that he will seek reelection in this fall’s municipal election. “What a 24 hours!” Lehman said to a roar of cheers from supporters. “I am here to announce my intention of running for re-election as mayor in 2018. I feel that we have started a lot of great things in Barrie and I want...

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Colts, Steelheads set for playoff dance

The Barrie Colts took a big step forward this season, but their biggest challenge lies just ahead. From last place overall to Central Division champions, the Colts have come a long way in working their way back to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) playoffs. As happy they are to earn the invite, the focus remains on much bigger things. “You work all year to get to this point,” Colts head coach Dale Hawerchuk said ahead of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series against the Mississauga Steelheads, which opens March 22 at the Barrie Molson Centre. “The dance is here...

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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