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Barrie is one of the best cities in Canada. We're a dynamic, growing and thriving community. Join us every week as we let you know what's going on. From news to events, and everything in between. If it affects you, we'll be talking about it. This podcast is brought to you by Barrie 360 - What Barrie's Talking About. https://barrie360.com/

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Barrie is one of the best cities in Canada. We're a dynamic, growing and thriving community. Join us every week as we let you know what's going on. From news to events, and everything in between. If it affects you, we'll be talking about it. This podcast is brought to you by Barrie 360 - What Barrie's Talking About. https://barrie360.com/

    Boots & Hearts Announce Full Lineup Including Local Artists, Hazel McCallion Passes Away, Barrie's City Water, and More

    Boots & Hearts Announce Full Lineup Including Local Artists, Hazel McCallion Passes Away, Barrie's City Water, and More

    We have another new episode of What Barrie's Talking About! A podcast that brings you the stories that matter to you. From local news, to feel good stories, we've got you covered.

    On this week's episode we talk about Barrie's tap water, A new play coming to Barrie, Boots & Hearts Music Festival, and one of Canada's longest-serving mayors has passed away.

    This Week's Episode:


    1. Remembering Hazel McCallion: One of Canada's Longest-Serving Mayors

    She ruled the roost in Mississauga for 36 years. Retiring as one of Canada's longest serving mayors at age 93. A feisty, no-nonsense champion of the people, and a role model for many politicians ... Former Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman among them. He joined us to pay tribute to Hazel.

    Hazel McCallion served 12 successive terms as Mayor of Mississauga, and was always a landslide choice.

    2. Boots & Hearts Music Festival Announce the Full 2023 Lineup

    A big line-up and a big change to this year's Boots and Hearts Festival at Burls Creek. Barrie 360's MJ gets the goods from Brooke Dunford, talent buyer for Republic Live , which puts the festival together…

    Artists joining this year's festival include: Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Nickelback, Tim Hicks, Hardy, Josh Ross, Bailey Zimmerman, and so many more.

    3. Local Country Artist Parker Graye Gets Surprise Offer To Play Boots & Hearts

    Speaking of Boots & Hearts ... how about that moment you find out your dream is coming true?

    Brooke joined country publication Front Porch Music to surprise a local artist with some news. Parker Graye, an Orillia singer who would love nothing better than to be on stage at Boots and Hearts, got the surprise of her career.

    4. What Is Going On With Barrie's City Water?

    We drink it, bathe in it, cook with it ... and complain about it.

    A lot.

    The City of Barrie reaching out to residents for their thoughts on the water supply through an online survey on the city's website. Barrie 360's Ian MacLennan put a call in to Diane Moreau, the city's manager of Water Operations to address some of the myths around the water supply…

    5. "We Will Rock You" Musical By Kempenfelt Community Players

    The Kempenfelt Community Players return to the stage February 9th with We Will Rock You, Featuring more than 20 hit songs by Queen. Julie Underhill is directing the show and joins us for a conversation.

    6. Our Weekly Barrie Colts Update

    Tough schedule for the Barrie Colts last weekend with three games in three days. But they did alright winning two of them. They do the same dance this weekend

    Barrie 360s Will Konken getting our regular weekly update from Colts colour man and reporter Gene Pereira…


    We’re so glad you joined us for the latest episode of What Barrie’s Talking About. Stay up to date with everything in Barrie with Barrie 360.

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    • 34 min
    Weather Watches, Bus Cancellations, Local Residents Baring Themselves & More

    Weather Watches, Bus Cancellations, Local Residents Baring Themselves & More

    Here we go again ... with another episode of What Barrie's Talking About from Barrie 360. A weekly podcast to bring you the important local stories that matter.

    This week, join Dan Blakely and the Barrie 360 team as they talk about modern comedies, weather watches and warnings, local residents baring themselves for charity and more ...

    On This Week's Episode

    1. A Modern Comedy Of Classical Insanity
    Talk Is Free Theater is presenting La Bête (opening Feb. 2) – an exuberant, wildly distinctive comedy written in a blaze of rhyming couplets. Director Dylan Trowbridge talks about the play, how he chose it and why it's something everyone will want to see ...

    2. Residents Bare It All
    If you're still in need of a 2023 calendar, we've got one you may want to consider. The Raw and Reflective calendar, in support of Gilda's Club, showcases people in our community and their journey with cancer. MJ talks with Sharon Smith and Aaron Lutes from Gilda's Club ...

    3. OHL Playoffs On The Horizon
    The Barrie Colts are still making their way toward the OHL Playoffs. Gene Perreira joins our Will Koken to look back at the past week and forward at what's to come during the team's three-game road trip ...

    4.  Decisions, Decisions, Decisions ...
    More and more weather watches and warnings have been coming in. We talk to Environment Canada to find out how they decide to issue watches and warnings and why Simcoe County is not the easiest place to forecast bad weather ...

    5. ... And More Decisions!
    More severe weather warnings also mean more bus cancellations. Ian MacLennan sat down with Sean Levasseur who is the Safety Officer for the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium to find out more about their cancellation process ...
    We’re so glad you joined us for the latest episode of What Barrie’s Talking About. Stay up to date with everything in Barrie with Barrie 360.

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    • 37 min
    The Barrie Colts, YMCA, Kyle Wauchope, and More

    The Barrie Colts, YMCA, Kyle Wauchope, and More

    Here we go again ... with another episode of What Barrie's Talking About from Barrie 360. A weekly podcast to bring you the important local stories that matter.

    This week, join Dan Blakely and the Barrie 360 team as they talk: to Brandt Clarke of the Barrie Colts, the future of Barrie YMCA, about the Barrie Women's Show, to Kyle Wauchope, and Hope Around Town.

    On This Week's Episode

    1. Barrie Colts Defenseman Brandt Clarke
    He's back in Barrie with a gold medal in hand. Having spent the first part of the season with LA Kings, he's here to chat with Ian MacLennan to talk about his success at the World Juniors, his experience with the Kings, and how he hopes to help the Colts get to the next level…

    2. The Barrie Women's Show
    The Barrie Women's Show returns this weekend to Bradford Greenhouses after a two year break. Our own MJ is interested, and she thinks you will be, too. She's with event coordinator Marissa Nazarek …

    3. The Future of The Barrie YMCA
    It has been a rough road for those involved with the Barrie YMCA trying to find a new home for the facility after the Grove Street site closed a couple of years ago. Where do things stand? How close are they? Here again is Ian MacLennan with the Y's Jill Tettmann

    4.  Barrie Colts Team Update With Gene Pereira
    Barrie Colts have been on a tear! Making deals, winning some games, etc. We are starting a weekly roundup of what's happening with the Barrie Colts. Gene Pereira joins us to talk about it!

    5. The Season Centre For Grieving Children's Fundraising Initiative "Hope Around Town"
    There's lots of support for adults when a family member dies, but not so much for children. Enter the Seasons Centre for Grieving Children in Barrie. They offer peer to peer support to children and families who are grieving. But like any such endeavor, funding is needed to keep the centre going. Our own MJ chats with Seasons Centre founder Rowley Ramey about Hope Around Town

    6. Local artist Kyle Wauchope
    The music scene locally is getting back on track after the pandemic. A lot of bands getting a chance to play and Innisfil's Kyle Wauchope is among them. He had a lot of gigs last year, and has written some new material. If you don't know him, let's get to know him …


    We’re so glad you joined us for the latest episode of What Barrie’s Talking About. Stay up to date with everything in Barrie with Barrie 360.

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at barrie360.com

    • 32 min
    Introducing The Daily Kickstart | New Daily Podcast For A Quick Dose Of The News

    Introducing The Daily Kickstart | New Daily Podcast For A Quick Dose Of The News

    Get ready to start your day with the Daily Kickstart by Barrie 360...

    A new daily podcast to bring you the news headlines that you need to get your day started.

    Our goal is to bring you the news that you need to know about …
    So we started a daily podcast to give you a quick overview of the headlines that affect you. From local news, to provincial, national and international headlines, you will have all the information you need to get your day started.
    Every weekday morning around 6am, you will be able to listen to the daily newscast wherever you get your podcasts, or you can find it here on our podcasts page.
    We’re so glad you joined us for the latest episode of What Barrie’s Talking About. Stay up to date with everything in Barrie with Barrie 360.

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at barrie360.com

    • 2 min
    Out With The Old, In With The New! Physical Health, Financial Health, Choirs And More ...

    Out With The Old, In With The New! Physical Health, Financial Health, Choirs And More ...

    We're back with the final episode of What Barrie's Talking About for the year. But have no fear, we'll be back in the New Year to bring you more of what's important to you in Barrie.

    On this week's episode, we talk about financial health, physical health, where the real estate market is headed and more.

    This Week On What Barrie's Talking About
    1. The Holiday Bills Are Coming In
    We talk to Mark Borysiak of Hoyes Michalos about daunting financial responsibilities in the new year and what you can do to feel like you're in control again ...

    2. Let's Get Physical
    The fitness industry is on an upswing. Maureen Hagan, CEO of Canfit Pro talks about some of the top fitness trends for 2023 and how they can help get you in shape ...

    3. Where Is The Real Estate Market Headed
    There's been a lot of speculation about what's going on in real estate as prices continue to fall and interest rates threaten to rise again. We sat down with Luc Woolsey from the Barrie and District Association of Realtors to find out what the current market means for buyers and sellers ...

    4. Barrie's Children's Choir Returns
    Barrie has gone a few years without a children's choir but things are about to change thanks to Glowing Hearts. Will Konken talks to Sarah Fleming, the chair of Glowing Hearts, about the new community group they are creating ...


    We’re so glad you joined us for the latest episode of What Barrie’s Talking About. Stay up to date with everything in Barrie with Barrie 360.

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at barrie360.com

    • 26 min
    You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Pout! Winter's Here, Retiring Police Chief, Heather Hill, and More!

    You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Pout! Winter's Here, Retiring Police Chief, Heather Hill, and More!

    We're back with the final episode of What Barrie's Talking About for the year. But have no fear, we'll be back in the New Year to bring you more of what's important to you in Barrie.

    On this week's episode, Santa Claus is coming to town, the Winter long-range forecast, Barrie Police Chief Kimberly Greenwood's retirement,  singer/songwriter Heather Hill, The Trews, and more.

    This Week On What Barrie's Talking About


    1. This Winter's Long-Range Forecast
    Winter has arrived ... and after a milder than usual Fall, will the mild pattern continue? Environment Canada forecaster David Phillips shakes the snowglobe and looks ahead. His forecast's have been pretty damn accurate for the last several seasons ...

    2. Barrie Police Chief Kimberly Greenwood Retires
    The start of winter brings the end of Kimberly Greenwood's tenure as Chief of the Barre Police Service, and the end of her policing career after more than 40 years. Barrie 360's Ian MacLennan sat down with her for a look back.

    3. Singer/Songwriter and Pianist Heather Hill From The Blue Mountains
    Her music has been described as life affirming, and uplifting. Heather Hill has found her way from Woodstock, to Toronto to The Blue Mountains. She has found her way into the hearts and souls of listeners with her piano melodies and vocals.

    4. Santa Claus Came to Join Us And The Trews New Holiday Song
    Santa and his elves are making some final rounds at the malls and parades before taking the reindeer for their annual run. He stopped by Barrie 360 to see if Ian MacLennan has been on his best behaviour …

    The Trews also joined us in the newsroom to talk about their new Christmas single. They speak with Rock 95s McCully. 


    We’re so glad you joined us for the latest episode of What Barrie’s Talking About. Stay up to date with everything in Barrie with Barrie 360.

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at barrie360.com

    • 36 min

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A Great Local Podcast

This podcast is really great for sharing local stories and news items that affect the local area. Really love that it’s not all depressing news too.

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