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Emcee Michelle Rao visits with former Mayor Willard Kinzie in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall while Mayor Jeff Lehman observes (1). 2016-11-17T17:15:09+00:00
Passes Zoning Bylaw Paving Way For Motel. 2016-07-03T04:58:15+00:00
Exterior of 135 Shanty Bay Road, home to Mayor Willard Kinzie and family. 2017-03-03T11:35:19+00:00
Former Mayor Jim Perri greets Willard Kinzie in the Green Room at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall. 2016-11-17T17:22:06+00:00
Barrie’s first City Mayor Willard Kinzie takes the podium at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall (3). 2016-11-05T18:31:43+00:00
Willard Kinzie, sitting on city park bench dedicated to his service to City of Barrie as Mayor from 1957-1961. 2016-07-08T21:04:13+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (4). 2016-09-18T01:26:34+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
Portrait of Mayor Willard Kinzie, City of Barrie’s first Mayor. 2016-09-16T20:21:26+00:00
Welcome Be Our Guest Lakeview Dairy Booklet. 2017-08-30T21:42:35+00:00
Wise Words with Willard – The Story of how the Anne Street Bridge Overpass was Built. 2017-08-02T18:45:36+00:00
Former Mayors pose with a guest at the Mayors’ Seat Reception at City Hall. 2016-11-07T11:34:24+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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