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Barb McKechnie

Barb McKechnie

Barb McKechnie is a Guelph-based writer/reporter and communications consultant 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. Current horticulture student and Master Gardener in Training (MGiT).
Other pursuits include gardening, baseball and the great outdoors. (Off-season: garden-planning, cooking and binge-watching Netflix).

Recent Work by Barb

Food4Kids sends students in need home with healthy food for the weekend

Food4Kids sends students in need home with healthy food for the weekend

'Hunger doesn't take a holiday' says one of the organizers of the Food4Kids pilot project
Upcoming Women's Campaign School aimed at getting more women to run for public office

Upcoming Women's Campaign School aimed at getting more women to run for public office

'It is more important than ever to encourage and support women to run for public office'
Guelph Organic Conference highlights growing demand for organic foods and products <b>(10 photos)</b>

Guelph Organic Conference highlights growing demand for organic foods and products (10 photos)

'Over the years, organics have become much more mainstream'
Feed your dog vegetables, help save the world

Feed your dog vegetables, help save the world

University of Guelph researcher predicts vegan dog food will be next to emerge
Rousing crowd packed the house at Women in Politics open forum <b>(11 photos)</b>

Rousing crowd packed the house at Women in Politics open forum (11 photos)

'Women are 50 percent of the population. We should have 50 percent of the representation'
A gecko's tale <b>(5 photos)</b>

A gecko's tale (5 photos)

U of G researcher's work in gecko tail regeneration could have impact on spinal cord treatment
The Power of Being A Girl: building confidence and leadership skills <b>(5 photos)</b>

The Power of Being A Girl: building confidence and leadership skills (5 photos)

Grade 7 and 8 girls from across Guelph and Wellington County get together for a day of fun and learning
Local CreateAthon puts creative talents to charitable use

Local CreateAthon puts creative talents to charitable use

24-hour event creates signage, campaigns, branding materials and website designs for non-profits
Wellington County is king of crops

Wellington County is king of crops

Taste Real helps promote Wellington County farms and food
Mourning the loss of a loved one with help

Mourning the loss of a loved one with help

Living with Loss drop-in program to offer support to bereaved community members