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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 »

Province to make announcement Friday in Barrie

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Expanded GO service could be making its way to Barrie. Minister of Transportation Glen Murray and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman will announcement Friday at 1 p.m. at the Barrie South station additional GO service to and from Barrie. There were 1,300 boardings during the rail line to Toronto during its first weekend of service last summer, which was well within ... Read More »

Barrie students taking part in Day of Pink


Staff, Barrie Examiner Staff and students at Innisdale Secondary School and Allandale Heights Public School in Barrie will be taking to the streets Wednesday in an anti-bullying rally to celebrate International Day of Pink. Students and staff participating in the rally will be dressed in pink and walking with anti-bullying signs as a gesture to express their support for inclusivity ... 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 »

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


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 »

Stakes rise in multi-million-dollar lawsuit over Barrie’s Allandale land


By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner The stakes could be raised in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the city by its former development partner on Barrie’s Allandale Station land. The Correct Group Inc. (CGI) intends to substantially increase its statement of claim by millions of dollars and specifically add Mayor Jeff Lehman, former and current city staff, a real-estate appraisal company and ... Read More »

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