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...
Apr 7th, 2016
By Roger Klein CTV News For years the City of Barrie has been working to redevelop the historic Allandale Station but construction work has taken a back seat to last minuet diplomacy. The train station was originally built in the early 1900s but the history of the land goes back much father. Archeolo...
Mar 9th, 2016
From Georgian College website David Suzuki in President’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series This series brings Canadian heroes, popular personalities and innovative industry partners to Georgian campuses to share their experiences and advice with students, alumni, donors and friends of the college. ...
Feb 13th, 2016
Rethinking citizen engagement in Peterborough will ‘knock your socks off’ Peterborough This Week February 3 2016 One of Canada’s leading voices for citizen engagement and new approaches to planning is coming to Peterborough on Feb. 10, as guest speaker and “provocateur” at two events hosted by local ...
Jan 19th, 2016
By David Paddon, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Progressive Waste Solutions has agreed to a friendly deal that will see the Canadian waste management company merged into a new business that’s controlled by shareholders and management of Texas-based Waste Connections. The deal — a type...
Jan 12th, 2016
AWARE News Network A free public event to discuss issues surrounding Simcoe’s water, farmland and natural heritage systems ,and how we can protect these important resources through expanding the Greenbelt in Simcoe County. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Ba...