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Happy New Year First Responders

‪New Year’s Eve 6 years ago with my student, Virginia. How has so much time gone by? Wishing all of first responders who are working tonight a safe and vomit-free shift! … Ok, who am I kidding? There’s going to be vomit! 🤷🏻‍♀️ #firstresponders #happynewyear2020 ‬

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Dog Found Safe After Some Community Detective Work. And Puppies For Sale!

My community is THE BEST! Earlier today, a lady posted that she witnessed a dog being struck on Ferndale Dr.

It wasn’t long for a search party to be formed with the help of Pawsitive Ground Search & Rescue South Simcoe (705) 727-2789.

I started by walking Hawthorne and the path to Cumming and at one point I could hear a dog sort of crying. I followed it and found a male husky tied up, but outside the gate of the backyard. I went to speak to the home owner and there was a bit of a language barrier. From what I initially gathered this was just a coincidence that her dog was a husky and the dog that was on Ferndale was a husky too.

I carried on and looked some more, but when the dashcam video was posted, I zoomed in and was pretty sure this was the same dog. I thought, maybe the car spun the dog around but it’s ok? I wasn’t sure so I went back and let the other ladies who were searching know.

After a bit more conversation, I discovered that the dogs had indeed gotten out around the time of the video, but after a close look by myself and another search-party member, we agreed that they were not injured.

Best ending… so when I asked to see the second dog, the home owner opened a bedroom door and 6 puppies ran out!

She is looking for loving homes for them. And she is getting a more secure latch for the back gate. 😄

Her name is Nena. If you are interested in the puppies let me know and I will give you her contact.

Thank you so much to Sarah Gail, Stephanie Lyn, Madi Dipietro, Judy Sanderson, Sue Holden Morandini and Helen Elizabeth for stepping out so quickly to assist! Great work everyone

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Looking Back At 2019…

I am looking back at certain moments over 2019, and being City Councillor for Ward 6 in #Barrie definitely fills my photo storage the most! Here are just SOME of my amazing memories. I am so grateful for everyone who has supported me through this … somewhat bumpy… nonetheless wonderful experience so far. Big plans for 2020! #wowivelearnedalot #thankyoucitystaff #isitReferorDefer😁 #collaboration #heyjeffihaveaquestion! #activetransportation #opioidcrisis #addiction #affordablehousing #communitysafety #climatecrisis #provincialdownloading #streetscapeimprovements #connectedcore #cityskyline #rainbowsidewalk #infrastructure #lakesimcoeclean #legalizationofcanabis #communitysafetyandwellbeingcommittee #seniorsadvisorycommittee #housingcommittee #buildingcommittee #planningcommittee #takethebarrietransit #snowplowtracker #mentalwellness #accessibility #capitalandoperationalbudget #dearservicebarrie, ❤️

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Hanukkah Celebration at City Hall

Happy Hanukkah Barrie! What an AMAZING celebration at City Hall tonight! I had the opportunity to meet so many amazing and inspirational people and learn (and taste) Jewish culture. Thank you 🙏

MPP Andrea Khanjin and I, had the honour of meeting Madelyn Gu, a Holocaust survivor who is 91. She shared some tears with us and gratitude to be @citybarrie celebrating #hannukah with so many people. I couldn’t stop holding her hand. I am still in awe of this woman and her story. A true privilege!