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Aug 28th, 2018
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2018 AWARE Simcoe questionnaire – John Olthuis Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance John Olthuis has been a part of the Barrie community for over 23 years. As a resident of Ward 10, one slated for exponential growth, John feels that the area needs strong dedicated leadership, communic...
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Aug 28th, 2018
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Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance “My home … My community … My passion” That’s how I feel about Barrie, particularly Ward 3! I have lived here for over a decade and there’s no place I’d rather be. My husband and I have raised our three children in Ward 3 for the past 13 […]...
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Aug 28th, 2018
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Lake Simcoe Watch response from  Barrie Advance Meet Shelly Skinner Candidate for Ward 8 Since moving to Ward 8’s Allandale area from the GTA in 2012, I quickly fell in love with the connectivity and lifestyle Barrie has to offer. It’s the perfect city to raise a family and my two children, Jade and ...
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Aug 24th, 2018
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from Barrie Advance My name is Cole Walsh and I have lived in Ward 1 in Barrie for over 18 years. I went to Johnson Street Public School for all of elementary school and after that, I attended and graduated high school from Eastview Secondary School. After high school I became the Legislative Assista...
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Aug 24th, 2018
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Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” – Albert Schweitzer I am running to win your vote on Oct. 22. Serving the citizens of Barrie is all I know and am passionate about. I am a producer [&helli...
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Aug 24th, 2018
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from Barrie Advance I ran to become Ward 9’s councillor in 2014 to restore a sense of vision for Ward 9 when it came to how we grow, how we invested in our infrastructure, and how your city councillor engaged with Ward 9. I wanted to change how Ward 9 residents viewed municipal politics. Four [...
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Aug 24th, 2018
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2018 AWARE SImcoe questionnaire – Bonnie North Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance I love Barrie. 19 years ago, my husband Rob and I chose Ward 7 as a safe, affordable place to raise our son, Gary. The expression, “It takes a village to raise a child” was real for our family, as Barr...
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Aug 24th, 2018
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Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance A resident of Ward 7, I originally moved to Barrie in 1990 with my mother Vicki and brothers Matt and Mike. Barrie allowed my mother to work in her field of passion as an educational assistant and work with autistic children, Matt was able to join the mi...
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Aug 24th, 2018
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Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance I attended Georgian College for the Mechanical Technician program, and I got my first taste for politics when I ran successfully for vice-president of the Change-Maker’s space, a group that engages students to use technology to develop solutions for manu...
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Aug 24th, 2018
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Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance Like many of you, I moved to Barrie and bought a new home in Ward 6. I have been a 20-year resident of Ward 6. My education is in economics with a master’s degree in finance, as well as continuing education in municipal administration. My professional ex...