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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.


The Gables is a 'well-kept secret' in south-end Barrie <b>(5 photos)</b>

The Gables is a 'well-kept secret' in south-end Barrie (5 photos)

'A lot of people who walk through here may have no idea of what The Gables was,' says local historian
When Barrie officer had the chance to join canine unit, 'I pounced on it'

When Barrie officer had the chance to join canine unit, 'I pounced on it'

Const. John Lamont, whose police dogs have included Thunder and Thor, received Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor-General for 20 years of service
Respecting Indigenous past part of truth and reconciliation

Respecting Indigenous past part of truth and reconciliation

Yanionyen site on Ardagh Road explains how Huron-Wendat formed alliances, lived off the land; 'More people need to know about this before we throw a subdivision onto another piece of land'
Owen Signcraft has seen many changes in Barrie during half-century in business <b>(10 photos)</b>

Owen Signcraft has seen many changes in Barrie during half-century in business (10 photos)

While sign-making technology has changed over time, owner Gary Caulfield says the small business orders 'still very much custom stuff'
Barrie ‘hockey dad’ leaves lasting sports legacy <b>(3 photos)</b>

Barrie ‘hockey dad’ leaves lasting sports legacy (3 photos)

'Many of the condolences I have received have been from guys I played hockey with, who have noted that my dad was a part of most of their fondest memories of hockey in Barrie,' says Don Roulston's son
Military, business namesakes dot arterial roads and side streets in north-end Barrie

Military, business namesakes dot arterial roads and side streets in north-end Barrie

Livingstone Street named for one of Barrie’s dead from the First World War, Sgt. George ‘Livvy’ Livingstone, according to local historian
Barrie fire captain retires same day his daughter starts training

Barrie fire captain retires same day his daughter starts training

'There were certainly some mixed emotions that day ... seeing Alanna getting started was a great moment for sure,' says Attila Kovacs
Innisfil may be older, but it was Barrie that took off and began annexing its neighbour

Innisfil may be older, but it was Barrie that took off and began annexing its neighbour

Over several decades, Barrie has swallowed up more and more Innisfil land; 'There were a lot emotions wrapped up in those annexations,' one longtime Innisfil resident recalls
'I’ve always been a Barrie boy at heart,' says law professor

'I’ve always been a Barrie boy at heart,' says law professor

John Borrows could some day see his name adorn a street sign in Barrie after being nominated for the city's municipal naming registry
W.A. Fisher's son pens new online book, detailing his father's boundless energy <b>(5 photos)</b>

W.A. Fisher's son pens new online book, detailing his father's boundless energy (5 photos)

Mark Fisher has organized decades of photos — highlights between 1937 and 1972 — and memories for Notes in Time: A History of W.A. Fisher and the Barrie Collegiate Band