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Nov 27th, 2010
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance November 23 2010 BARRIE - Ontario’s vision of Barrie is of a vibrant downtown anchored by theatres, galleries and schools, says the province’s minister of infrastructure. In an interview with The Advance, Bob Chiarelli explained how Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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By Erika Engel Barrie Advance Nov 23, 2010 At their final meeting, the outgoing council left a recommendation for the new council to look at controlling development on a block of land in Thornbury, part of which is currently of interest to Telfer Homes. The lands bound by Napier, Bruce, Duncan and Vi...
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Nov 20th, 2010
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By ALTHIA RAJ Barrie Examiner Bovember 16 2010OTTAWA -- The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling for a review of MPs' mailing privileges after a Conservative MP used his free House of Commons account to send flyers on behalf of a Barrie councillor who couldn't afford to send information out himse...
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Nov 13th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON, BARRIE EXAMINER November 2 2010 Barrie city council has lightened its own load for the next month.Two of the four scheduled council and general committee meetings for the out-going councillors were cancelled — those on Nov. 15 and 22 — at Monday’s meeting.The Nov. 8 a...
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Nov 13th, 2010
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Editorial Barrie Examiner November 13 2010Property standards bylaws are a necessary evil in Ontario municipalities.They endeavour to impose community standards on landowners, so their properties are neat, tidy and well-maintained, not to mention not an eyesore to neighbours.But as municipalities grow...
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Nov 12th, 2010
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Letter to Simcoe.com Nov 10, 2010BARRIE – The election is over and I’m happy to be moving forward. As the daughter of a mayoral candidate it was not always easy to listen to the personal insults over the last few months. Political differences are one thing, but character attacks another. ...
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Nov 6th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON BARRIE EXAMINER November 4 2010Jeff Lehman won the Barrie mayor's race the old-fashioned way; he banged on doors, he shook people's hands, talked to them and answered their questions.Sure, Lehman used the technological bells and whistles of modern political campaigning, such as automate...
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Nov 6th, 2010
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Editorial Barrie Examiner October 28 Barrie has a mayor again, or at least it will in early December when Jeff Lehman is sworn in for the 2010-2014 term.Lehman led from the first poll reported Monday, eventually outdistancing Joe Tascona, Rob Hamilton and Mike Ramsay.The mayor-elect’s immediate...
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Oct 30th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON Barrie Examiner October 30 2010I’m of two minds about having an open microphone segment at Barrie city council meetings. While I’m all for residents having access to the councillors they have elected, I’m not sure the rest of us — meaning me — should have t...
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Oct 29th, 2010
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Editorial By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner October 29 2010Barrie’s new mayor isn’t much different than me, and probably a lot of other city residents as well. A young man, married with a child.Lehman embodies a large portion of the city’s population: young parents. He and his wife, J...