Author: Dave Anderson

Can I Kiss You? Four words that can be life-changing

Georgian College students at the Barrie campus got a refreshing talk on sex, intimacy, and consent from dating expert and author Mike Domitrz, founder of the Date Safe Project.   Domitrz blends humour and interactive participation to start conversations of asking first, bystander intervention and supporting sexual assault survivors. Can I Kiss You? is a straightforward thought provoking and sensitive event, which tackles sexual issues.   The overall purpose here is to help stop sexual violence through education and awareness.   Leanne Jackson, the manager of Conflict Resolution and Investigations of Georgian College, said the school has always been...

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Music legend Bob Dylan playing Barrie Molson Centre in July

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will stop at the Barrie Molson Centre July 2, during the Canadian leg of his upcoming North American tour. Tickets for the Barrie show go on sale to the general public are already on sale. Other Ontario stops for the music legend include Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Oshawa and London. In 2016, Dylan was the first musician to be honoured with a Nobel Prize for literature, though he did not attend the formal acceptance ceremony, citing prior engagements. His first three-disc album, Triplicate, features covers of classic American songs and was released March 31. To purchase tickets,...

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Barrie wins silver rating in the 2016 Communities in Bloom

Barrie is pleased to receive a five-bloom silver rating, the highest honour to achieve. Barrie also received a special mention for the Fruit Share Program. Barrie also received an Outstanding Achievement Award for the CN Urban Forestry Award. The city competed in the Grand Champions Category, a competition between past winners who have won in the Population International Challenge and Class of Champions category; the event took place on July 26 and 27 2016. Barrie competed against the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton, Manitoba. “We are all here at the municipality honoured to be bestowed such a magnificent rating in the Communities in Bloom...

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