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Laurie Watt

Laurie Watt

A journalist with 35 years experience in newspapers, Laurie is also an active volunteer in Barrie. The mom of two - an adult daughter with Autism and a younger son who plays rep soccer - Laurie loves to sing in her church choir, as well as advocate for better services for people with special needs. Laurie loves urban design, photographing buildings and nature and helping others discover the wonderful community that Barrie is.

Recent Work by Laurie

Family of Barrie girl whose toy car was stolen touched by community outpouring

Family of Barrie girl whose toy car was stolen touched by community outpouring

Toys R Us replaced the toy car, which Hillary Fogarty-Gray uses as an alternative to her wheelchair
Weird: Nightclub offers free Friday admission ... if you get a tattoo of the host's face

Weird: Nightclub offers free Friday admission ... if you get a tattoo of the host's face

'My mother doesn’t know yet. I’m a bit worried about telling her'
Barrie motel will be converted into supportive housing for hardest to serve

Barrie motel will be converted into supportive housing for hardest to serve

Local governments urged to support their vision of a round-the-clock service hub for those struggling to stay housed
U is for Uber: Barrie councillor says drivers should mark their cars

U is for Uber: Barrie councillor says drivers should mark their cars

Barrie politicians are putting the polish on new rules for taxis, ride-sharing services, with a two-year pilot proposed to start this summer
Barrie photog helps create a snowflake that doesn't melt in your purse

Barrie photog helps create a snowflake that doesn't melt in your purse

Photographer's image gets captured in silver
Simcoe County struggles with assisted dying policy at nursing homes

Simcoe County struggles with assisted dying policy at nursing homes

Interim policy will provide access to residents who want to die with a doctor’s or nurse’s help in Simcoe Village and Manor, Trillium Manor, Sunset Village and Manor and Georgian Village
Employee concerns sparks provincial investigation at Penetang retirement home

Employee concerns sparks provincial investigation at Penetang retirement home

Some harsh words from an employee at Georgian Village sparked a Simcoe County and provincial investigation and resulted in additional staff training
Simcoe County residents concerned about organics processing plant

Simcoe County residents concerned about organics processing plant

Simcoe County’s proposal to put a waste transfer station and an organics processing facility at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W. has the Friends of Simcoe Forests roaring