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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Barrie council OKs zero tolerace regarding backyard burning

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Light up! Chimineas, or outdoor solid fuel burning appliances, are OK in Barrie backyards. But city council did approve a zero-tolerance enforcement policy this week, so that all such fires would be ordered extinguished upon complaint. A second complaint at the same address within 24 hours can result in a fine. A copy of this ... Read More »

Barrie council OKs transit changes

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner City buses to Huronia Road health services will be running sooner rather than later. Barrie council has approved adjusting Barrie Transit routes to include 480 Huronia Rd., which houses the Barrie Community Health Centre (BCHC) and the Huronia Urgent Care Clinic. It would begin May 6, but reduce service to the Pine Drive area —although ... Read More »

Barrie set to redraw ward boundaries

Barry Ward

Barry Ward for Barrie Ward 4 was a catchy slogan for three elections. But that – and more – could change – as Barrie reviews its ward boundaries. “It’s going to be a real tough job,” said Ward, the longest-serving councillor. “There are others things to consider, like school board boundaries and garbage collection. It’s not just the interests of ... Read More »

No wiggle room for backyard fires

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Chimineas are back on Barrie’s front-burner. Councillors agreed Monday to a zero-tolerance enforcement policy, so that all such fires would be ordered extinguished upon complaint. A second complaint at the same address within 24 hours can result in a fine. A copy of this policy would be provided to anyone receiving an outdoor burning permit. ... Read More »

Credits given to help needy access programs

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Accessing Barrie’s recreation programs has been eased by a new initiative. RecACCESS provides support to low-income city families and individuals by giving them credits that can be applied to registration fees for programs and activities. “This is such a simple idea that has so many benefits for so many people,” Mayor Jeff Lehman said Thursday ... Read More »

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