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Students present class projects at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School (4). 2016-09-05T16:22:33+00:00
Parking lot entrance at the Simcoe Community Services Sunny Park Nursery School. 2016-06-17T13:26:52+00:00
Students in a Kindergarten class at Codrington Public School learn about Spring. 2017-02-08T13:52:24+00:00
Students in Ms. Goodfellow’s (Baker) class at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School prepare to go outside. 2016-09-05T16:29:07+00:00
A Grade 1 class at Steele Street Public School. 2016-04-27T20:27:06+00:00
Barrie Central Collegiate on Bradford Street being prepared for its major demolition of the 1919 building and subsequent renovation and addition. 2016-07-23T01:12:19+00:00
Codrington Public School staff 1977-1978. 2016-09-05T16:03:28+00:00
Portage View Elementary School Grade 6 Class. 2016-07-06T02:28:54+00:00
Young students pay attention to their teacher at Warnica Public School on Warnica Road. 2016-09-05T15:47:55+00:00
Children sledding in a Davidson Street back yard with Barrie North Collegiate in the background. 2016-04-27T19:58:45+00:00
Students at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School build a snowman during recess. 2016-09-05T16:11:23+00:00
Students present class projects at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School (5). 2016-09-05T16:22:44+00:00


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The Crock & Block Says “Goodnight”

I wrote this review just a few months ago, as a salute to one of the time-tested eateries of Barrie that were still soldiering on. Sadly, for fans of the Crock & Block, this piece now seems like more of eulogy.  The Crock closed their doors this week for the [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Historical Locations|Tags: , , |

A Stroll Through Barrie Courtesy of Rayner McCullough

Steadily, Rayner McCullough walks me along Elizabeth Street. Hines grocery, then next to the that, a meat market. Next, an empty lot next to Central United Church on the east side of Toronto Street, where he played in the mission band. Just seconds later, we make our way to old [...]

Baker’s Buried Treasures

Prior to his passing in April 2016, Brian Baker was a well-known personality within the historical community of Barrie.  With multiple cameras around his neck at any given moment, he was Simcoe County’s unofficial photographer and a regular historical columnist for the Barrie Examiner for decades. Brian’s late wife, [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Historical Locations|Tags: , , |
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