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Barb McKechnie

Barb McKechnie

Barb McKechnie is a Guelph-based freelance writer with a passion for local lore. A mom to two young boys, she’s invested in the community and serves as a volunteer and board member with a handful of local organizations. Other pursuits include horticulture, cooking and binge-watching her favourite TV shows.

Recent Work by Barb

First slice of Vegfest  serves up a big crowd

First slice of Vegfest serves up a big crowd

Celebration of all things vegan holds first of several summer events
Food Truck Wednesdays the latest Guelph mobile food offering

Food Truck Wednesdays the latest Guelph mobile food offering

Popularity of food trucks in Guelph continues to grow
Guelph's Community Food Forest looking to add outdoor classroom

Guelph's Community Food Forest looking to add outdoor classroom

Other new initiatives include building a bee or insect hotel, as well as an arbour
'We're not all Kim Kardashians' says Guelph photographer who received Facebook ban

'We're not all Kim Kardashians' says Guelph photographer who received Facebook ban

'I couldn't be more grateful for the positive feedback I have received and the haters fuel me in knowing that what I am doing is important'
First Nations artist creates buzz about new Robert Munsch book

First Nations artist creates buzz about new Robert Munsch book

The book was among seven of Munsch's stories translated into Ojibway through Sault College. It's now getting a wide English release
First Nations artist creates buzz about new Robert Munsch book

First Nations artist creates buzz about new Robert Munsch book

'This, to me, is kind of the proof of reconciliation in action'
Local students learn from man who made climbing Mt. Everest a family affair

Local students learn from man who made climbing Mt. Everest a family affair

Alan Mallory teaches students about perseverance during Be Inspired Week event at Kortright Hills
Local high school students work with First Nation artist to connect cultures

Local high school students work with First Nation artist to connect cultures

Mural graces entrance to St. James high school
Miss Jenny's Tea House: a step back to a simpler time

Miss Jenny's Tea House: a step back to a simpler time

No music, no WiFi, just great tea, treats and talk
Beauty and the Beets project touches many bases

Beauty and the Beets project touches many bases

Organic preserves and beauty products handmade by local students and in support of The Julien Project