The CUPE Strike, The Human Drive, Inflation, and More!

Welcome back to another week of What Barrie’s Talking About from Barrie 360. A podcast that brings you the stories that affect you and the city.

On this week’s episode, we tackle a mix of serious and fun stories. We talk about the pending strike with education support workers, high inflation rates, an interview with The Human Drive, a local man making his name in the world of Jiu Jitsu, and more.

On This Week’s Episode:

1. CUPE threatening to walk off the job

Queen’s Park is looking to pass legislation to make a strike from education support workers illegal and impose a contract on those worker. By the time this airs, this might change, but what won’t change is the impact the government’s plan could have on labour in general. We spoke with Michelle MacDonald, President of the Barrie Labour Council which represents 24 unions in the region …

2. Gussapalooza’s emerging artist winners The Human Drive

Josh and Nick from the band The Human Drive won the grand prize at the recent Gussapalooza music festival in Cookstown. Rock 95’s Rachel Detta caught up with the boys to talk about it and to get to know them more.  Catch The Human Drive November 23rd at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto.

3. Barrie’s Jiu Jitsu Star Lee Kitajew

Barrie’s Lee Kitajew has been involved in one way or another with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for several years, having competed in a number of tournaments and most recently his first professional match. MJ sat down for a chat about the sport and his involvement.

4. A Plentiful Thanksgiving For The Barrie Food Bank

It was a plentiful Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Barrie Food Bank … and it needed to be. With an influx of new people in need Barrie 360’s Will Konken gets caught up with Barrie Food Bank executive Director Sharon Palmer. As successful as the Thanksgiving Food Drive was, help is always needed. Food donations can be dropped off at most grocery stores or at the Food Bank on Anne Street. Cash donations can be made at BarrieFoodBank.org

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