Published November 24, 2022

Simcoe County Has World Cup Fever! RSV at Hospitals, Addictions Awareness Week, and More …

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Here we are again! Another episode of What Barrie's Talking About from Barrie 360. A podcast where we bring you the local news stories that you need to know about.

On this week's episode we talk about National Addictions Awareness Week, World Cup fever, RSV causing problems at hospitals, First Light celebration, and more!

This Week's Episode:

1. RSV Is Causing Hospitals To Hit Capacity

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is filling hospitals, and it's becoming a big problem.  It is sending parents of young kids scrambling for a remedy, and causing a shortage in children's medication. What is RSV and who is at risk? Ian MacLennan sat down with RVH pediatrician Leah Bartlett to find out …

RELATED: RVH expands pediatric beds as unit sees surge in wake of RSV and flu ...

2. The Annual First Light Celebration at Ste Marie Among The Hurons

Thousands of candles, and a couple of thousand years of history ... the annual First Light celebration is underway at Ste Marie Among The Hurons, but it'll come and go before you know it. With over 5,000 candles, it's an amazing experience. We talk to Mikaela Lefaive, Marketing Coordinator for Huronia Historical Parks. She tells us why you don't want to miss it.

3. National Addictions Awareness Week

The Simcoe County Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is reaching out to let people know they're ready to help: be it someone acknowledging they have an addiction, or a friend or family member wanting to help. Maria Figliuzzi is the clinical team lead in the addiction program and she told us addiction is more widespread than you might think …

4. A Piece of The World Cup In Barrie

Canada is making its second appearance in the World Cup, and the nation is standing behind Canada's team. People are buzzing! Not the least of whom are the people with a vested interest in Simcoe County Rovers soccer club who want to make sure you're as excited as they are. Head Coach Jason Beckford talks to Will Konken …

RELATED: Learn more about the World Cup viewing party in Barrie ...

5. Bringing Christmas To Women and Girls Who Are Homeless Or At Risk

It's the time of giving when many efforts are underway to help people who need it. Local realtor Shannon Murree is one of those elves lending a hand this Holiday season, not with a stocking but with a shoebox

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