Watt's on Barrie is an insightful look at the people, places and policies that shape the community of Barrie. A journalist with 35 years experience in newspapers, Laurie is also an active volunteer in Barrie. The mom of two - an adult daughter with Autism and a younger son who plays rep soccer - Laurie loves to sing in her church choir, as well as advocate for better services for people with special needs. Laurie loves urban design, photographing buildings and nature and helping others discover the wonderful community that Barrie is.
Wendy King writes about all kinds of things from nutrition to the job search from cats to clowns — anything and everything — from the ridiculous to the sublime. Watch for Wendy's column weekly.
Welcome to Moore Than Enough – a blog about my family as we attempt to embrace simplicity in the face of general insanity. The current count in our household is four kids under the age of nine, three dogs (one of whom is an ill-mannered Saint Bernard) and a few cats thrown into the mix. You might say we put the crazy in the crazy train. In our efforts to keep things simple we’ve downsized and relocated from a sprawling city to a small town in Ontario, Canada – and we’re loving life even more for it. Drop by for easy household advice on keeping things simple, and stick around for the laughs when things don’t work out the way they’re planned. No matter what, we have Moore Than Enough.
Jay Fallis takes on a wide range of political topics such including electoral reform, mistreatment of indigenous peoples, the acceptance of refugees into Canada, and the modernization of the Senate.
Body.Mind.Green with Ann Green
Freelance writer and Barrie resident, Anne-Marie Hardie has been sharing her passion for people, food and culture for the past 5 years. A Taste of Barrie is Anne-Marie's unique look at the heart of what makes this community great. Her writing can be found in publications including Barrie Examiner, Mercury Publications, Stir and Coffee Trade Journal, The Daily Tea and CAA Magazine.
Vin Greco is a life-long resident of Sault Ste. Marie, where he taught secondary School English and then entered administration. His interest in wine has been life-long. Currently he conducts tastings, formal or informal, upon request, and twice a year partners in a tasting with Chef Ian Thomlinson Upstairs at Rome’s. Otherwise, he gardens in his garden and enjoys good wines.
Film connoisseur Rob Slack gives you the low-down on the latest movies.
Dr. Ken Walker (Gifford-Jones) is a graduate of the University of Toronto and The Harvard Medical School. He trained in general surgery at the Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University and in Gynecology at Harvard. His advice contains a solid dose of common sense and he never sits on the fence with controversial issues.
Recognized internationally as the “Queen of Renovation,” Debbie Travis promotes her enthusiastic vision of home decorating and manages to make all of her home-based projects accessible for readers.
Each week, the Barrie Historical Archive provides BarrieToday readers with a glimpse of the city’s past. This unique column features photos and stories from years gone by and is sure to appeal to the historian in each of us.