Your community channel
in Barrie and Simcoe County

A division of the Ontario Community Awareness Network
A provincially registered Not-For-Profit Community Channel
Studio: 705-828-5605 ~ Production: 416-996-2786
or email
Several articles pertaining to the tragic death of Jason (Bear) Marche
and details of the negligence and fraud committed by slumlord Jason Hejja can be found at

Follow our ongoing story about why Verico The Mortgage Station is currently under investigation by the
South Simcoe Police regarding fully-supported allegations of usury, also known as loansharking.

Barrie Colts Step Up for Brainstorm Revolution and RVH Mental Health Services, 2020

The Barrie Colts (Barrie Colts Official Facebook Page) stepped up to center ice before the game on Thursday, February 27th to donate $5000.00 to Brainstorm Revolution in support of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Foundation Mental Health and Addictions services.

The donation was the result of efforts by City Councillor Natalie Harris, Heather Ann Down, and Shelley Roberts-Hofer, who together raise funds for various charities. Earlier this month, they held a comedy night fundraiser for which they donated to us tickets for a draw.

Much to their surprise, players of the Barrie Colts also presented to the three women cards they had made for an ongoing project through which those suffering from addiction are shown that people do truly care about them.

We would like to thank the following sponsors of the Ontario Community Awareness Network. These businesses show they care about our shared community by helping us to provide a locally-focused truly local voice to you and your neighbours. They also enable our crew to be able to continue providing donated services to promote local benevolent community groups and charities based in The City of Barrie, the Town of Innisfil, and the Township of Oro-Medonte.

Assisting You Social - Social Media Management

Backcountry K9 Kennel - Day Care, Overnight, and Grooming

BarterPay Simcoe County - Business Promotion

Beauty & Babes - Hair Salon

Checkered Door - Transition to Adult ASD

Enterprise Mechanical Inc. - Heating and Air Conditioning

Family TLC - Family Counselling and Therapy

Fionn MacCool's Barrie - Pub

Growing Minds Learning Centre - Daycare Centre

Jack’s Urban Jungle - Indoor Adventure Park

Latchman Insurance Brokers Limited - Providing All Types Barrie South Simcoe - Lice Removal

Michael Enterprise Audio & Visual

Northlink General Contracting

Simcoe County Clean - Commercial and Residential

Still Moving Osteopathy - People and Pets

Theatre By The Bay - Live Performances

3B Solutions - Video and Media

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Videography by John Ironside and Sarah Bianco

Post-Production by Sarah Bianco