Oct 2nd, 2014
By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner The four-man race for Barrie’s next mayor was whittled down to three candidates, maybe two, at least on Wednesday night. With Ray Mawhinney a no-show, incumbent Jeff Lehman and challengers Ram Faerber and Zachary Gillespie-Rogers debated at Edgehill Banquet Facili...
Sep 30th, 2014
Developers looking to build houses, farmers looking to relocate driving up farmland prices: ReMax By: Susan Pigg Toronto Star As development has leapfrogged the Greenbelt area north of the GTA into the fast-growing area around Barrie, many farmers have been playing a lucrative game of musical chairs....
Sep 29th, 2014
Who’s keeping your politicians honest? Well, that’s your job, to keep an eye on what they’re up to. Democracy isn’t just about casting a vote at election time, it’s about remaining involved in the government of your community. But what if your politicians duck behind closed doors so you have no idea ...
Sep 19th, 2014
One of the questions on the questionnaire AWARE Simcoe has sent out to candidate is: If elected, will you support the creation of a lobby registry for local and County government? Some candidates – those new to the workings of municipal government – have asked for more information about what w...