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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


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 »

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 »

Apartments for the Allandale area


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 »

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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