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

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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 »

Barrie council delays rezoning request until April 29

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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 »

Barrie reviewing new ward boundaries for 2014 election

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The City of Barrie is undertaking a comprehensive review of Barrie’s ward boundaries to develop an effective and equitable system of representation, with reference to overall projected growth within the municipality. The city’s existing 10 wards have a significant disparity in terms of the population allocation that is anticipated to become more substantial as a result of the future development ... Read More »

Old agreement could result in changes for south-end proposal

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Plans for a new cement plant in south-Barrie could be slowed by an old city agreement with a neighbour. A public meeting was held earlier this week on Champlain Ready Mix’s application to amend the Official Plan and zoning bylaw to allow the plant to be built on the west side of Rawson Avenue, 4.5 ... Read More »

Seniors residence would be 24 units on Dock Road property in Barrie

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Another Dock Road development meeting, another frosty reception by neighbours. Joe and Mary Santos, through Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS), have applied for an Official Plan (OP) amendment to change 200C Dock Rd.’s designation to medium density from low density residential to permit a 24-unit seniors development on the 1.2-acre site. “This gives seniors an opportunity ... Read More »

Apartments for the Allandale area

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Bundling Cumberland Street properties for new apartment buildings got the go-ahead Monday. Barrie councillors gave initial approval to rezone 140, 142, 144, 148 and 152 Cumberland St. for a 12-unit, three storey and a 28-unit, five storey residential buildings. Coun. Arif Khan, who represents this part of Barrie, also convinced councillors to include facade setbacks ... Read More »

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

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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 »

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