Sunday , 18 August 2019

Barrie council OKs zero tolerace regarding backyard burning


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

Barrie Transit

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


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


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 »

Council to consider upgrades financed by the Colts


By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner The Colts could be making a significant investment in the Barrie Molson Centre, whether their 2014 Memorial Cup bid is successful or not. Barrie councillors will consider a motion Monday that includes BMC upgrades financed by the Colts worth $930,000. This money would pay for part of the dressing rooms expansion and all of the ... Read More »

Rec needs of residents a top priority


By Patrick Brown, Special to the Examiner All across the country, community centres, cultural centres, ice rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects are being improved thanks to support from the Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). As part of the government’s Economic Action Plan 2012, I recently announced over $940,000 in federal funding to refurbish the Lampman ... Read More »

Council supports FCM in Caribbean


By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:14:55 EST PM An attempt to rein in city staff participation in a Caribbean aid program fell short Monday. Barrie Coun. Bonnie Ainsworth wanted a business plan which included program details, staff time involved, mission frequency and annual reporting before council supported the program. “I’m bothered about this being a five-year ... Read More »

Barrie poised to aid employees to aid others

By: Laurie Watt – Barrie Advance BARRIE – Barrie can be a good global citizen and a model employer as it joins in a national municipal program to help Caribbean municipalities, says transportation and economic development committee chairperson Coun. John Brassard. And it won’t cost staff vacation time after an ammendment failed. Ward 1 Coun. Bonnie Ainsworth said Monday she ... Read More »

Where does Khan stand on MacLaren?


I have to wonder where our new Barrie councillor, Arif Khan, stands on the 3.3% property tax increase city council approved Jan. 28? Why would he not suggest that either the MacLaren Art Centre fork over $200,000-plus to stay in the Carnegie building Barrie residents own, or we turf them out? Give them their walking papers. Watch the south end ... Read More »

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