IBEW Local Union 1739

P.O. Box 905
Barrie, ON L4M 4Y6, Canada

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Biopics: film-makers breath new life into a tired concept – at a price

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:31:22 -0700

Films such as Lincoln revitalised the genre by focusing on short periods, but are too many made, too soon? For a genre that's been dismissed so many times, the biopic is in impertinently rude health . In the past six months in the UK – and only counting the ones about major public figures – we've had Behind the Candelabra , Renoir , Lovelace , Rush , Diana , Hannah Arendt , The Fifth Estate ...

The First Time (1952, Sony Choice Collection)

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:12:38 -0700

Highly Recommended Delightful little domestic comedy; a must-have for fans of Tish Tash. Sony Picture's Choice Collection line of hard-to-find library and cult titles has released The First Time , the 1952 comedy from Columbia Pictures, directed by Frank Tashlin (his first official feature job), and starring Robert Cummings, Barbara Hale, Bill Goodwin, Jeff Donnell, Carl Benton Reid, Mona Barrie ...

Man who has pleaded guilty in impaired driving death of Ashley Fogal waits for sentencing

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:57:05 -0700

A Cobourg man who got out of drug rehab and went straight to the liquor store to buy a bottle of whiskey before killing a woman with his SUV doesn't believe he needs any counseling, a Barrie court heard Thursday.

Barrie man sentenced to 30 months for knife attack

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:45:27 -0700

A Barrie judge released Kevin Purdy back into the community Friday, after deciding he is well on the road to rehabilitation after stabbing another man in the chest, barely missing his heart, during a drunken, jealous rage nearly two years ago.

Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche: Puck Daddy’s Tinder NHL playoff preview

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:45:06 -0700

(Ed. Note: With its new playoff format, the NHL is seeking to create passion for fans and teams through forced, bracketed relationships. But hey, at first glance, the matchups are pretty sexy. All of this led to one ideal theme … Continue reading →

United Way hosts fun fundraiser at Barrie City Hall

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:27:14 -0700

City of Barrie staff participated in a unique fundraising event at the City Hall Rotunda Thursday. Staff were able to purchase a balloon for $2 and receive a small price which was hidden inside. The event was held to help out the United Way Greater Simcoe County.

Springwater Township keeping tabs on potential flooding trouble

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:27:05 -0700

SPRINGWATER TWP. — A flood warning by Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) continues for the Nottawasaga River downstream from Angus to Wasaga Beach.

Tom Powers: Expecting Blackhawks, Avs vow not to take Wild lightly

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:02:35 -0700

DENVER -- It's fair to say that the Colorado Avalanche never expected to be playing the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the playoffs.

London book benches: are you sitting comfortably?

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:55:56 -0700

A new literacy scheme will recreate famous books including Wind in the Willows and Orwell's 1984, in the form of seating Visitors to London will able to enjoy books in a new way next summer – by sitting on them. A series of benches designed as open books – from Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows to George Orwell's 1984 – will go on display for 10 weeks as part of a literary trail, under a ...

Barrie police say woman set garage on fire after fight with kids

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:53:14 -0700

BARRIE, Ont. — A mother is accused of setting her garage on fire Wednesday night after arguing with her adult children.

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