Published February 2, 2023

Boots & Hearts Announce Full Lineup Including Local Artists, Hazel McCallion Passes Away, Barrie's City Water, and More

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We have another new episode of What Barrie's Talking About! A podcast that brings you the stories that matter to you. From local news, to feel good stories, we've got you covered.

On this week's episode we talk about Barrie's tap water, A new play coming to Barrie, Boots & Hearts Music Festival, and one of Canada's longest-serving mayors has passed away.

On This Week's Episode of What Barrie's Talking About:

1. Remembering Hazel McCallion: One of Canada's Longest-Serving Mayors

She ruled the roost in Mississauga for 36 years. Retiring as one of Canada's longest serving mayors at age 93. A feisty, no-nonsense champion of the people, and a role model for many politicians ... Former Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman among them. He joined us to pay tribute to Hazel.

Hazel McCallion served 12 successive terms as Mayor of Mississauga, and was always a landslide choice.

2. Boots & Hearts Music Festival Announce the Full 2023 Lineup

A big line-up and a big change to this year's Boots and Hearts Festival lineup at Burls Creek. Barrie 360's MJ gets the goods from Brooke Dunford, talent buyer for Republic Live , which puts the festival together…

Artists joining this year's festival include: Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Nickelback, Tim Hicks, Hardy, Josh Ross, Bailey Zimmerman, and so many more.

3. Local Country Artist Parker Graye Gets Surprise Offer To Play Boots & Hearts

Speaking of Boots & Hearts ... how about that moment you find out your dream is coming true?

Brooke joined country publication Front Porch Music to surprise a local artist with some news. Parker Graye, an Orillia singer who would love nothing better than to be on stage at Boots and Hearts, got the surprise of her career.

4. What Is Going On With Barrie's City Water?

We drink it, bathe in it, cook with it ... and complain about it.

A lot.

The City of Barrie reaching out to residents for their thoughts on the water supply through an online survey on the city's website. Barrie 360's Ian MacLennan put a call in to Diane Moreau, the city's manager of Water Operations to address some of the myths around the water supply…

5. "We Will Rock You" Musical By Kempenfelt Community Players

The Kempenfelt Community Players return to the stage February 9th with We Will Rock You, Featuring more than 20 hit songs by Queen. Julie Underhill is directing the show and joins us for a conversation.

6. Our Weekly Barrie Colts Update

Tough schedule for the Barrie Colts last weekend with three games in three days. But they did alright winning two of them. They do the same dance this weekend

Barrie 360s Will Konken getting our regular weekly update from Colts colour man and reporter Gene Pereira…

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