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Ward Boundary Review

Ward Boundary

The City of Barrie is conducting a comprehensive review of the city’s ward boundaries to develop an effective and equitable system of representation with reference to overall projected growth within the municipality. The revised ward structure is to be in place for the 2014 Municipal Election. This review will address significant population differences across the city’s ten wards (both current ... Read More »

Ward 8 residents in the dark, again

Allandale

(Re: ‘Councillor declares station conflict’ in the April 18 edition of the Examiner) For the second time in a row, Ward 8 residents are left in the dark, with no representation at Barrie city council on the most important issues. This time, the writing was on the wall long ago. During the past Ward 8 by-election, while 10 other candidates ... Read More »

Barrie Transit fare hike kicks in May 1; ‘Borden Rocket’ getting closer

Barrie Transit

By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Better bang for your Barrie Transit bucks is on the horizon. But the first noticeable step will be the May 1 cash fare hike, to $3 from $2.85, along with a 3% increase in bus passes. “The fare increase we have coming up, part of that is certainly because there is significant change in transit ... Read More »

Khan could sell Allandale property

Allandale

By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie Coun. Arif Khan has removed himself from arguably the most important issue facing the Ward 8 residents he represents. Khan has declared a conflict of interest in the Allandale Station lawsuit, because he owns property in the area. He declared a conflict of interest Monday on a confidential litigation update and advice motion subject ... Read More »

Barrie council delays rezoning request until April 29

Housing

By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Five storeys bad, three storeys good. That was the message Allandale neighbours gave to Barrie councillors Monday about a proposed apartment development on Cumberland Street. City council delayed a decision until April 29 on rezoning 140, 142, 144, 148 and 152 Cumberland St., needed to build two residential buildings – one 12 units and three ... Read More »

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