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These stories about the people and places that make us proud to call Barrie home are made possible through the support of The Peggy Hill Team as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Despite fear of needles, Barrie blood donor marks 200th gift since 1980s

Despite fear of needles, Barrie blood donor marks 200th gift since 1980s

Murray Zaba inspired by his mother, a longtime volunteer in the community who was a blood donor and volunteer with the Red Cross
Practice takes Barrie chiropractor all over the world tending to athletes <b>(6 photos)</b>

Practice takes Barrie chiropractor all over the world tending to athletes (6 photos)

Dr. Bob Willson's work in sport has taken him from Atlanta to Australia and even bombing down a bobsleigh track, but 'it’s so hard to pick and choose (special memories) because there are so many'
Barrie remains 'stable' sanctuary for threatened chimney swifts <b>(4 photos)</b>

Barrie remains 'stable' sanctuary for threatened chimney swifts (4 photos)

'But sadly, at least seven Barrie chimneys that had previously been open for and occupied by chimney swifts have been either capped or removed,' says Nature Barrie member
Barrie Amateur Radio Club bands together during pandemic <b>(6 photos)</b>

Barrie Amateur Radio Club bands together during pandemic (6 photos)

Formed in the 1960s, Barrie club has around 60 members armed with dependable radio technology in use for more than 100 years
Christmas season lights up the night in downtown Barrie <b>(10 photos)</b>

Christmas season lights up the night in downtown Barrie (10 photos)

Former homicide detective set to retire, penning second murder-mystery novel

Former homicide detective set to retire, penning second murder-mystery novel

Staff Sgt. Norm Meech joined Barrie police in 1997 and recalls early days of policing; 'My first issued cellphone was in a shoulder bag that you carried with you,' he says
Barrie group nurturing next generation of nature lovers <b>(5 photos)</b>

Barrie group nurturing next generation of nature lovers (5 photos)

Nature Barrie wants to have municipality certified as a Bird Friendly City
It's back to school for retiring fire prevention officer

It's back to school for retiring fire prevention officer

'If I want to walk the walk and talk the talk, I want to have the background education that I’m advising young people they need to have,' says Judi Myddelton, who's retiring from Barrie Fire after 25 years
From wasteland to woodland, Simcoe County Forest continues to grow <b>(8 photos)</b>

From wasteland to woodland, Simcoe County Forest continues to grow (8 photos)

Started in 1922, the Simcoe County Forest now encompass more than 150 properties spanning over 33,000 acres
Aviation dream takes flight on wings of CFB Borden family’s military values <b>(3 photos)</b>

Aviation dream takes flight on wings of CFB Borden family’s military values (3 photos)

Nouvelle-Alliance graduate Meagan Daley wants to become a commercial pilot, but never forgets her military roots; 'It takes both sacrifice and strength to serve Canada'