Leave the gardening to us! This month we have a chance for a lucky member to do the gardening for you! + Members can enter daily to win a $ 400 total garden maintenance package! The competition ends on May 31st. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back, relax and watch someone beautify your space for you? It could happen so join in today!

Happening this week for BarrieToday + members:

Skip the cooking but hurry up, there’s little time left to win a $ 50 Bacio Trattoria Gift Card! The competition ends tonight at 11:59 am.

We have a great new competition starting tomorrow at 12:01 AM that you can enter to win a $ 50 Gift Card from the Harbor House Grill! + Members can participate daily and don’t forget to visit their website and take the survey for additional entries.

The average adult spends more than 20 hours a week texting. Make sure this is one that you read and answer! Now our + members can get free texts every day with an inside view of Barrie news and + member updates. This is your chance to write us questions or give us feedback and comments. Register today and join the mutual conversation!

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed you? Who is your hero in life and why? What is it that scares you the most? If you’ve ever dreamed of getting published, this is your chance to do just that, so that millions can read on the Village Media Network. Whether it’s a story, a statement, or a letter to the editor, we want to hear from you. Check your + member dashboard to read previous selections or submit yours today.

This week reporter Marg. Bruineman is watching a new feature film called Good Grief, It’s Friday, which is full of characters and landmarks from the Barrie region. You can check it out on Amazon Prime.

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And if you missed it, this is what happened last week:

Last week, Toronto Maple Leafs reporter and lifelong fan Shawn Gibson spoke about why he doesn’t want blues and whites to win the trophy this year. In a shortened season and amid COVID restrictions causing a shortage of fans in the building, that wouldn’t mean a Cup parade either. He’d rather see them win everything for another year.

Longtime columnist Wendy King was also concerned about the fate of pets adopted during the pandemic. Many animals are now being brought back as people prepare for a possible return to their normal work environment. She calls it “an ugly trend” and feels bad for the animals.