Published March 30, 2023

Why Are Groceries So Expensive? Fraud Prevention Month, CAAs Worst Roads, and more

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Welcome back to another episode of What Barrie's Talking About. A podcast that's all about sharing the local stories that affect you. 

On this week's episode we talk about fraud protection, the rising cost of groceries, the Barrie Colts, the worst roads in Simcoe County, a chat with our mayor Alex Nuttall and more.

What Barrie's Talking About This Week

1. Wrapping Up Fraud Prevention Month

While Fraud Prevention Month is wrapping up, police don't want you to let up in your diligence. Incidents of fraud rise exponentially from year to year and the money lost is unthinkable.

South Simcoe Police Detective Constable Jason Muto says some frauds are simple …some are elaborate … but we fall for them nonetheless.

And the digital world we live in is a huge part of the problem…

2. The Rising Cost of Groceries

Most fingers point accusingly at the grocery stores, but should they be pointing elsewhere? And how long before we get a break from food inflation?

Sure, it's the price you pay at the checkout that sticks out in your mind, but the food chain is a lengthy one and everyone in it wants a piece of the pie.

As our Will Konken found out from Sylvain Charlebois Director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University.

3. Our Weekly Barrie Colts Update

After breaking some team records during the regular season, the Barrie Colts have their sights set on the ultimate rewards ... an OHL championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup.

We get a playoff preview from Barrie 360's Will Konken and Colts broadcaster and writer Gene Pereira …

4. CAAs Annual Worst Roads Survey

Potholes ... Uneven pavement ... Sidewalks in disrepair ... Here's your chance to call them out.

CAA has launched its annual Worst Roads survey and Barrie 360’s Ian MacLennan is buckled in with CAA's Teresa Di Felice.

5. Paige's Passion Musicfest
Paige's Passion Musicfest returns April 15 for the first time in two years. It's a fundraiser for cancer care at RVH.

Our MJ getting the details from local musician and Paige's Passion founder Kat Chabot.

6. Our New Monthly Chat With Barrie Mayor Alex Nuttall

The budget debated and passed. Barrie City Council has begun discussing the issues affecting the city.

Mayor Alex Nuttall agreed to drop by once a month to give us a play-by-play, if you will, to keep you in the loop. He's with our Ian MacLennan.

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