Published February 16, 2023

Women's Hockey, Freedom To Read, The New Barrie Police Chief, and More

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Another week, another episode of What Barrie's Talking About ... a podcast that brings you the stories that are important to you in your community.

On this week's episode we talk about: women's hockey, banned books , the Barrie Colts, and we talk to Barrie's new police chief.

This Week On What Barrie's Talking About

1. Barrie's New Police Chief Rich Johnston

Barrie's new police Chief Rich Johnston is settling in and taking the reins of the service at the end of last year. He sat down with Barrie 360's Ian MacLennan to talk about some of the challenges Barrie Police, and police in general, are facing.

2. Women's Hockey Took Centre Stage At Sadlon Arena

Women's hockey took centre ice last Saturday at Sadlon Arena when the Dream Gap Tour came to town. Featuring some of the top women players in the game, it was an opportunity to showcase the women's game and hopefully garner more support for it.

Something local realtor Shannon Murree has been very vocal about since getting involved as the lead sponsor of the Barrie Jr Sharks hockey team, which she says is every bit as competitive as the Barrie Colts are.

She bristles at the inequities between women's and men's hockey and is leading the charge to change things…

3. Freedom To Read Week

Next week is Freedom to Read Week, encouraging Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. In the face of book bans, and in some cases the burning, of some classic pieces of literature.

The Barrie Public Library takes the freedom to read very seriously. As Barrie 360's Ian MacLennan hears from the library's Manager of Collections Vivien Keiling.

4. Our Weekly Barrie Colts Update with Gene Pereira

Barrie Colts went 1 and 2 last week, but that doesn't mean all was lost.

Colts broadcaster Gene Pereira telling Barrie 360's Will Konken there were some positive takeaways

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