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Former Mayor, Willard Kinzie is presented with the Spirit Catcher Award by Patrick Brown (left) and an RCMP officer. 2016-09-16T20:47:01+00:00
Willard Kinzie, Mayor of Barrie from 1957 to 1961. 2016-07-01T05:20:49+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (3). 2016-09-15T03:51:19+00:00
Illuminating Conversations with Willard Kinzie, interviewed by Beth Foster. 2016-09-10T20:29:14+00:00
Bird feeder in the backyard of former Mayor, Willard Kinzie’s home on Shanty Bay Road overlooking Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-09-16T20:25:36+00:00
Looking towards Kempenfelt Bay from the backyard of former Mayor, Willard Kinzie’s home on Shanty Bay Road. 2016-09-16T20:46:23+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
Former Mayor Dave Aspden shares at the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall (1). 2016-11-17T17:21:26+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
Former first city mayor, Willard Kinzie joins Mayor Jeff Lehman in a vintage car drive down the newly realigned Lakeshore Drive on a fall day. 2016-09-13T10:22:52+00:00
A legacy continues. 2017-01-26T18:09:40+00:00
Mayor Willard Kinzie (far right) meets with other officials. 2017-04-29T17:15:32+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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