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Jan 9th, 2011
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By BOB BRUTON BARRIE EXAMINER January 6 2011The city has shuffled its reference committees, which could give Barrie residents a better deal.“I want the reference committees to be a little bit more of ‘working’ committees — dealing on an ongoing basis with counc i l’s str...
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Dec 19th, 2010
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By Janis Ramsay Barrie Advance Dec 16, 2010 BARRIE – The city may lease a building in the southwest end for a new fire hall, at least until a permanent facility can be built. Ward 7 Coun. John Brassard said Monday night he wants a study done – at a cost not to exceed $35,000 […]...
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Dec 19th, 2010
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By Janis Ramsay Barrie Advance Dec 16, 2010BARRIE – GO Transit is ready to put a fueling station near the Southshore Community Centre.“Willowbrook is GO’s only fuelling location,” wrote Wendell McArthur, Barrie’s director of engineering, in a note to council. “Should problems arise within that ...
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Dec 16th, 2010
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By Laurie Watt Simcoe.com Dec 11, 2010BARRIE – Barrie has more time to put the finishing touches on tens of millions in infrastructure projects – from creek culverts to roads to an arena upgrade to a new fire station and a new theatre.Dec. 2, Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave municipalities ac...
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Dec 16th, 2010
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By Janis Ramsay, Simcoe.com Dec 08, 2010 It is Cassie and other youngsters like her who inspired Barrie’s newest mayor to do more.Jeff Lehman took his oath of office Monday night and gave a speech about his goals in the next four years.“My family is one of the reasons I ran for mayor. I want [&hellip...
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Dec 16th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON BARRIE EXAMINER December 8 2010Alex Nuttall could walk out on provincial politics, or he might be pushed.The nomination committee of Barrie's Progressive Conservative riding association has asked Nuttall to step down as a candidate at the Dec. 17 nomination meeting, or the Ontario party...
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Dec 16th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON BARRIE EXAMINER December 7 2010And so it begins again.Barrie’s new city council was officially sworn in Monday, marking the start of its 2010-2014 term of office.“Welcome to a new day in Barrie,” said Mayor Jeff Lehman to a standing-room-only crowd in the council chamb...
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Dec 16th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON, BARRIE EXAMINER December 6 2010The curtain could come down on a Canadian theatres conference in Barrie next spring.City council has denied a $10,000 grant to the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) for a May 24-29, 2011 conference.“That might force us to move,...
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Dec 5th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON, BARRIE EXAMINER Decmber 3 2010Alex Nuttall says the buck will stop with him, if necessary.Barrie's newly elected Ward 10 councillor today said he would raise the funds for a city byelection if he wins the Progressive Conservative party's nomination for the Barrie riding, and if he wins...
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Dec 5th, 2010
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By Leigh Blenkhorn Barrie Advance Dec 02, 2010 BARRIE – For former councillor Jerry Moore, it’s going to be odd not to have to rush to city hall on Monday night.Moore, who chose not to seek re-election due to work commitments, said he enjoyed his seven years representing Ward 8.“I’m definitely ...