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Barrie says goodbye to two role models 2018-11-26T20:04:41+00:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents Principal Greg Brucker with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall. 2016-11-13T09:10:13+00:00
Recipients of the Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award Jack Garner and Willard Kinzie greet each other while Dr. Travis Doucette applauds them at the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall. 2016-11-17T17:16:11+00:00
Emcee Michelle Rao, Mayor Jeff Lehman, former Mayor Willard Kinzie and wife Karen and Dr. Travis Doucette pose in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall. 2016-11-17T17:24:17+00:00
Jack Garner addresses the crowd after receiving the Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award. 2016-11-17T17:13:22+00:00
Former Mayor, Willard Kinzie and his beloved Model-T Ford automobile. 2016-09-16T20:25:47+00:00
Former Mayors Willard Kinzie and Janice Laking visit in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat Event at City Hall. 2016-11-17T13:11:51+00:00
Wise Words with Willard – Beautiful Barrie Ontario’s Most Progressive City. 2016-09-15T20:34:44+00:00
Willard and Karen Kinzie visit with others at the Mayors’ Seat Reception at City Hall. 2016-11-05T18:11:02+00:00
Willard Kinzie (left), Les Cooke (second from right), Art Evans (right) and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP). 2017-02-09T13:41:48+00:00
A Lakeview Dairy truck prepares to unload. The Kinzie family lived in the large home adjacent to the dairy on Dunlop Street East for a number of years before purchasing land and building on Shanty Bay Road. 2016-09-16T20:22:35+00:00
Looking out at Kempenfelt Bay from the backyard of former Mayor, Willard Kinzie’s house on Shanty Bay Road. 2016-09-16T20:43:14+00:00


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Barrie says goodbye to two role models

They were just two. But to all, they were many. Willard Kinzie, to some, was the "Milk Man". To hiking partners, he was "Titanium Man". Officially, a mayor, a businessman. But also a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. A fellow parishioner. A walking guide, a restaurateur, a curling skip. A storyteller [...]

Our military neighbour: Camp Borden

Canadian Forces base west of Barrie has been a long-standing part of the community. This past weekend there have been numerous local events to commemorate Remembrance Day. We join with others around the world who are paying honor and remembering the sacrifices made on our behalf. Barrie is one of [...]

A soldier’s sacrifice tells us all we need to know

"Here's another one of Borden. Some more on Borden here." And so on, and so on it goes. Sitting with Ann Campbell, she lifts one voluminous book after another onto the dining table before us. Ann, who traces her ancestry to the McCutcheon family of Florence Street, Barrie, has invited [...]

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