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Barrie fire chief, who attended 9/11 funerals, recalls city's 'apocalyptic' scene

Barrie fire chief, who attended 9/11 funerals, recalls city's 'apocalyptic' scene

'Everyone knows the fire service is a tight-knit family that doesn’t stop at the border,' says Cory Mainprize
Barrie staff sergeant educated on Indigenous policing during visit to Curve Lake

Barrie staff sergeant educated on Indigenous policing during visit to Curve Lake

'Nationally, Indigenous issues have been so topical and I wanted to get some local perspective,' says Linda Moorhouse
Victory not always on the battlefield, says father whose son was killed in Afghanistan

Victory not always on the battlefield, says father whose son was killed in Afghanistan

'The Taliban are not afraid of guns and bombs; they’re afraid of school children with school books. That’s why (Kevin) went,' says Fred McKay
Could woodworking club get new lease on life? Members sure hope so

Could woodworking club get new lease on life? Members sure hope so

Friends of the Barrie/Simcoe Community Woodshop are looking to revive the club, but they need a new home
Barrie's MediPharm Labs becoming world player in cannabis market

Barrie's MediPharm Labs becoming world player in cannabis market

'We’re actually the first in North America to have a pharmaceutical production licence for the extraction of cannabinoid,' says Keith Strachan
What's happening with the $10M reconstruction of Duckworth St.?

What's happening with the $10M reconstruction of Duckworth St.?

'Duckworth Street brings residents and visitors off the highway into the heart of our city and has been an embarrassment for years,' says former ward councillor
New bridge will be 'huge' relief for traffic flow, movement of goods in Barrie <b>(4 photos)</b>

New bridge will be 'huge' relief for traffic flow, movement of goods in Barrie (4 photos)

Not only will Harvie-Big Bay Point bridge help people get around the south end easier, but connecting Bryne Drive appears imminent
‘The towers’ are set to change Barrie's landscape <b>(7 photos)</b>

‘The towers’ are set to change Barrie's landscape (7 photos)

Council approved construction of twin towers in 2019; 'I’m excited and looking forward to it,' says owner of nearby restaurant
Shak attacks youth mental health issues through downtown community centre

Shak attacks youth mental health issues through downtown community centre

'COVID has put a damper on some of the programming we were hoping to offer, but we have pivoted and started providing programming in very small groups and virtually,' says Shak Edwards
Simmering Kettle owner trying to keep her spirits up, 'no matter what life throws at you'

Simmering Kettle owner trying to keep her spirits up, 'no matter what life throws at you'

'When it comes to takeout only, I’m down to 30 per cent of my sales,' says Shalu Persaud. 'How am I supposed to survive on that?'