Author: Gene Pereira

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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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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Tap into a sweet springtime tradition

The annual Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival is set to flow April 7-8 at the Tiffin Conservation Area in Utopia. Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast served daily until 2 p.m. Visitors will also get to watch as costumed re-enactors demonstrate Indigenous and pioneer methods of making maple syrup. Other activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, live music, a “Zoo to You” animal show and visits from local fire and police officers. Tiffin’s scenic hiking trails will be open and for a small fee of $5 visitors can build a bird feeder to take home. The all-inclusive admission (cash...

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Barrie Spring Art Tour celebrates 10 years

To the artist, art can be personal. It’s an expression of one’s thoughts and emotions; an extension of one’s personality and a way to share their experiences. You can share in the experiences of local artists and maybe find that special artwork to add to your home or office at this year’s Barrie Spring Art Tour. Opening night of the popular tour, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is on April 27, from 7-9 p.m., at the Edge Gallery located at 36 Dunlop St. W. in Barrie. The self-guided tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April...

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Clean up Barrie during Earth Week

Keep Barrie looking beautiful and help raise environmental awareness and social responsibility by signing up to take part in one of four Spring into Clean events being organized, in April, by the City of Barrie. Last year more than 19,000 residents took part and collected upwards of 7.5 tonnes of litter while helping to clean up almost 160,000 square meters of land. This year’s events, which take place during Earth Week, include Student Participation Day on April 20, Waterfront Cleanup Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on April 21, Community Cleanup Days on April 21-22 and Corporate Cleanup...

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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