Santa’s Head Elf in Simcoe County, Jeff Lehman’s Political Future, The World Cup and More!

Another week … another episode of What Barrie’s Talking About! A podcast that brings you the stories that affect you and the city.

On this week’s episode we get to the bottom of what’s going on with the Barrie YMCA, Jeff Lehman’s political future, the Rock 95 and 107.5 KOOL FM Toy Drive, the World Cup and more.

This Week’s Episode:

1. Looking to attract more people to North Simcoe County

North Simcoe County has always been star attraction for vacationers, but now the powers that be are looking for ways to draw people in and keep them in year round. Will Konken gets the Coles Notes from Suzanne McCrimmon, Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe

2. What is happening with the Barrie YMCA?

The search continues for a new home for the Barrie YMCA. Two potential locations have fallen through the cracks, so we have Ian MacLennan catch up with Jill Tettmann, the CEO of YMCA Simcoe Muskoka …

3. Help give a kid a Christmas to remember

The Annual Rock 95/Kool Fm Toy Drive is underway. Lots of work to do, and not really a lot of time to do it. Will Konken sat down with the head elf Elicia Noseworthy to find out what’s needed, and how you can help …

RELATED: Looking to donate? Here’s where to do it …

4. What is the political future for Mayor Jeff Lehman?

He’s handed back the chain of office he wore for 12 years. Jeff Lehman is no longer the Mayor of Barrie, but in conversation with our Ian McLennan said he hopes to take his expertise north. He’s looking to be chosen as the Chair of the District of Muskoka.

5. Canada is headed to the World Cup in Qatar

As a country, we’ve only been to soccer’s World Cup once before in 1986 in Mexico. For this year’s competition in Qatar, there is a lot of interest across the country. And there’s a lot at stake for team Canada … Nick McVicar hosts The Footy Show on TSN Radio, and he’s with Will Konken …

RELATED: Canada men put on a show as they qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years …

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