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Advertising legend Terry O’Reilly at Georgian College Barrie Campus March 27

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre at Georgian College is presenting award-winning advertising legend, author and broadcaster, Terry O’Reilly, as he shares his wisdom on the power of marketing – “If you don’t have a story, you don’t have a business.” You will be entertained and educated by what he has to say – whether you’re an entrepreneur or work locally. His presentation will inspire you in new ways on how to brand and market, and really tap into how to tell your story. O’Reilly began his career as a copywriter for the top creative advertising agencies in Canada. Since then,...

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College adopts Georgian Assist

Georgian College is one of four Ontario colleges partnering with Maple Assist Inc. to adopt a ground-breaking mobile application designed to be a one-stop shop for all you need to know about studying in Canada. The Georgian Assist app, developed in India, is expected to reach more than 100,000 international students from countries like India, China, Philippines, Japan, Brazil and Mexico. Navdeep Bains, federal innovation, science and economic development minister, recently launched the app in New Delhi. The new venture is also supported by Scotia Bank, Air Canada, HDFC Credila, and the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber. “With the rise of Canada...

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Eight tax tips from the CRA

Unless you’re anticipating a healthy return, no one gets too excited about doing their income taxes but the following tips from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) could help you save money. Do your taxes. Even if you didn’t earn any income in 2017, you may still get a tax refund and be eligible for benefit and credit payments, such as the Canada Child Benefit. But you and your spouse or common-law partner, if you have one, must complete your taxes every year so the CRA can calculate how much you could receive, and to ensure you continue receiving your benefit...

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Obesity, mental health top health concerns

When it comes to the health of their children, parents are most concerned about obesity and mental health. They also, overwhelmingly, believe schools have an important role to play in the health and well-being of their kids. According to a survey commissioned by Ophea, parents identified obesity (37 per cent) and mental health (32 per cent) as the top health issues facing Ontario children. Concerns about mental health have risen by 22 per cent and concerns about addiction have increased nine per cent since the organization’s last survey in 2010. Today, 79 per cent of parents believe the health...

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Barrie, Orillia among top 10 cities for real estate investment

Barrie and Orillia are among a list of 10 Ontario cities expected to outperform the province’s housing and rental markets over the next five years, even in the face of dramatic increases in property value. The report, Real Estate Investment Network’s (REIN) Top 10 Ontario Cities, is designed to help homebuyers, sellers, developers and investors decide whether now is a good time to buy or sell a property in their target city. The detailed report provides additional analysis that concludes where each market is in the real estate cycle and what to expect as the cycle continues. Ranked in...

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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