Mar 9th, 2017
From Explore Lake Simcoe Number of drinking straws reduced– 14,000 and climbing The Explore Lake Simcoe #nostrawchallenge is an open challenge to food service establishments operating in the Lake Simcoe watershed. In an effort to reduce unnecessary use of drinking straws, and to reduce plastic drinki...
Jan 15th, 2017
By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner Would you like a plastic straw with that? More and more customers are saying no, thanks to an innovative project by the Explore Lake Simcoe Sustainable Tourism project. The project was developed in partnership with the Government of Ontario, the RT07 tourism area and To...
Aug 16th, 2016
By Bob Bruton Barrie Examiner Ken Robertson wants his voice heard, and his vote to count, in the next city election. The Barrie resident has asked to address council this fall about having a ranked ballot voting system in the 2018 election. “We’re getting people elected to council that are only...
Apr 21st, 2016
Letter to the Barrie Advance Re: City has grown 560% in 40 years, study finds, April 7. Your article was staggering. What was more jaw-dropping is what has been sacrificed to support Barrie’s previous love of sprawl – 154 square-kilometres (26,000 football fields) of natural and semi-natural space, m...
Apr 16th, 2016
By Laurie Watt Barrie Today Barrie should be pitching in to help fund growth in Simcoe County, says Wasaga Beach Mayor Brian Smith. As Simcoe County councilors took a first look at proposed updated development charges, Smith noted that almost 70 percent of the higher charges that new home buyers will...
Apr 7th, 2016
By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie councillors could vote on banning corporate and union donations from local elections later this month. Mayor Jeff Lehman says he’d like to see it on the April 18 agenda. “I have always felt that campaign finance rules need to be tightened up, so I don’t nee...