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A Walk Through Barrie Union Cemetery The Sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day. Sorry, Dr. Seuss, I was not about to let some dreary fall weather stop me from going outside to join in on a historical walk through Barrie Union Cemetery.  As my Scottish cousins once pointed out, if they stayed in whenever it rained, they would never [...]

You remember the ‘Don’t Pay A Cent Event’, don’t you? Perhaps you piled the kids into the back of your sedan to drive them down to the cavernous Leon’s showroom to pick out a new bedroom set. Or maybe you were one of the kids, chasing your siblings around seven-seater sofas or testing coil-spring mattresses for the sake of quality assurance. Whatever your reality, one thing was undoubtedly true about the grand furniture sale at [...]

Local realtor and music collector, Mike Montague, bought his first album sometime in the late seventies. As his passion for all things rock, jazz and blues grew, the record collection kept pace - expanding to over 1,700 vinyl treasures stored in 18 plastic milk cartons. Now that collection, which Montague says sat untouched in his garage for about 16 years, will bring joy to a whole new generation of music lovers and history lovers in Barrie. [...]

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