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with Wei Chen

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A Future for Former Race Horses

Sarah Merriam told us how she created the Go and Play Stables to rescue and retrain Standardbred horses. Find out more at their home page.

Leacock Summer Festival

Here's the link to the Leacock Summer Festival which is taking place in Orillia from July 22 until July 27.

9 Year Old Elvis Impersonator

Check out Connor Russo's Elvis act. Here's a link to Youtube.

Eric Kritsch's Cineplex pre-show host quest

Here's the link to the voting website if you'd like to check out Barrie resident Eric Kritsch's progress as he attempts to become a pre-show Cineplex host. And if you'd like to cast a ballot for him....you can do that, too.

World War One Artifacts

Here's the link to Dr. Jeff Gusky's photos of the The Hidden World of World War One

Out Of The Cold fundraiser

Dave Asselin lives in Barrie. On Saturday (July 19), he'll attempt to break the world record for distance covered while dribbling a basketball within a 24 hour window. He's doing it to raise money for Barrie's Out Of The Cold programme. You can learn more at Dave's YouFundMe website.

Cornwall Community Museum

Here's the link to the Cornwall Community Museum website.

Help Purple Martins

The Purple Martin is part of the swallow family and there are concerns about its declining populaton. A research program in Ontario is hoping to find out why its population is dropping. Nature Canada would very much welcome the public's help. Click here to learn more.

Bernardo fiancee

A London woman is apparently engaged to serial killer Paul Bernardo. Guest host Mary Weins spoke to London Free Press reporter Randy Richmond. He broke the story.

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Interim PC Leader

MPPs just returned to Queen's Park and already veteran MPP Jim Wilson has a new job. The member for Simcoe Grey is the new interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. Host Wei Chen talked to Adrian Montgomery to get his take on the new leader.

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