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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 »

Council to consider upgrades financed by the Colts

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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

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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

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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?

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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 »

$4.1-million increase to city salaries, benefits

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner So who’s counting? Barrie homeowners are, as city council increased their property taxes by 3.3% this year on Monday night. That adds $119 to a typical Barrie home assessed at $277,000; it had taxes of $3,625 last year. With that blended, municipal/education tax increase this property’s 2013 tax total will be $3,744. “The financial pressures ... Read More »

Resident says it’s ‘wrong’ to upgrade Molson Centre when Allandale needs more repairs

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Fix up the old, the new can wait. City council will hear a deputation Monday opposing spending $590,000 improving Barrie Molson Centre’s dressing rooms — if the Colts’ 2014 Memorial Cup bid is successful — instead of upgrading Allandale Recreation Centre. “(It’s wrong to spend) taxpayer dollars on (BMC) locker rooms that few local residents ... Read More »

Four city councillors have issues with proposed budget

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner There’s more fiddling in the forecast for this year’s Barrie budget. After nearly five hours of discussion Monday night, city councillors gave initial approval to a 3.5% property tax hike for homeowners. But the vote wasn’t unanimous — with Couns. Alex Nuttall, Brian Jackson, Arif Khan and Peter Silveira opposed. While four votes isn’t enough ... Read More »

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