About Us

City Scene Barrie is a ‘news and views’ conversation of, for and about Barrie and district. It’s a location where you’ll find content about your community, and where you’ll be able to interact with that content to make it your own.

City Scene Barrie is an independent online source of news, views, analysis, comment, and community-focused content. It begins as a work in progress, and we hope it always remains that, continuing to grow and evolve to meet the needs of its residents.

We hope to make this site your site through the liberal use of social media tools to facilitate community dialogue. Talk to us and to each other. Engage the community in serious dialogue, or frivolous banter. Use this site to tell the community about your events and significant occasions. We’ll listen and sometimes join into the conversation. We’ll also use this conversation to pursue story ideas that are of obvious interest to the community.

City Scene Barrie will follow the principles of honest, reliable, objective journalism. It’s a craft that is to be respected. Journalism has a fundamental role to play in a democratic society, and we ignore that role at our own peril. It’s not perfect, but consider the plight of people in lands without a free press.

We welcome submissions from writers and bloggers who wish to be a part of this new venture. We seek to build a network of communicators from all walks of life, with stories to tell of groups, individuals, heroes and ordinary people.

City Scene Barrie will explore the community’s experience through stories, photos, galleries and social media conversation. In doing so we welcome diverse points of views – indeed, we encourage them. For more on our comments policy, see the link on the navigation bar on the home page.

City Scene Barrie is a Devine Media Service Site – www.devinemedia.ca. Editor and publisher is John Devine, an award-winning journalist and content specialist with more than 25 years experience. As senior editor for Metroland North Media, Simcoe County, John developed tactics and strategies vital to the creation of award-winning content and products relevant to communities and residents. Editions under his guidance won dozens of industry awards, including top-of-class honours. He now brings that energy to City Scene Barrie

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