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<b>COLUMN:</b> New TV series about Middle-earth will have much to live up to

COLUMN: New TV series about Middle-earth will have much to live up to

The story is one of great adventure and bravery, of characters facing unspeakable danger and evil because no one else can or will. - The Lord of the Rings
<b>COLUMN:</b> Changing colour of the medal should also change Canada's view of soccer

COLUMN: Changing colour of the medal should also change Canada's view of soccer

Big game gets going this morning at 8 a.m., with Canada facing Sweden; This could be Christine Sinclair's last Olympics, so the international star will leave everything on the pitch in her quest for gold
<b>COLUMN:</b> World has changed in many ways since having front-row seat at Montreal Olympics

COLUMN: World has changed in many ways since having front-row seat at Montreal Olympics

It was nothing but cauliflower ears and chocolate-glazed donuts when this BarrieToday reporter worked at 1976 Summer Olympics
<b>COLUMN:</b> Timing makes it hard to tune in to Tokyo Olympics

COLUMN: Timing makes it hard to tune in to Tokyo Olympics

While this year's Summer Games are hard to follow due to time change, reporter Shawn Gibson recalls 1996 Atlanta Olympics where Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey put Canada firmly on the sporting map
<b>PROFILE:</b> All roads lead to music, storytelling for Michael Martyn

PROFILE: All roads lead to music, storytelling for Michael Martyn

'I grew up understanding that writing and storytelling and presentation is important and it moves people,' says Martyn
<b>COLUMN:</b> Chanie Wenjack's story better known because of Gord Downie

COLUMN: Chanie Wenjack's story better known because of Gord Downie

Gord Downie is gone, but his message must remain with Canadians
<b>REVIEW:</b> Theatre group summons 'spirits' for first in-person production in months

REVIEW: Theatre group summons 'spirits' for first in-person production in months

The Ghost Watchers debuted last Wednesday and consists of nine stops in Barrie's downtown; It continues until Aug. 28
<b>COLUMN:</b> Transparency means telling us what, when, where and who

COLUMN: Transparency means telling us what, when, where and who

Real transparency is rare because the powers that be are unwilling to share everything with us for reasons that just don’t wash
<b>EVERYTHING KING:</b> 'Don’t think mundanely. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be ordinary,' artist says of city sign talk

EVERYTHING KING: 'Don’t think mundanely. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be ordinary,' artist says of city sign talk

In this week's Everything King, Marlene Hilton Moore, the sculptor behind 'The Breast,' weighs in on Barrie's waterfront sign discussion
<b>COLUMN:</b> Affordable housing may be a problem without a solution

COLUMN: Affordable housing may be a problem without a solution

Quandary is how to find the balance between measures to increase Barrie’s affordable housing stock and protect its established neighbourhoods