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Senior poverty rates on the rise, single senior women most vulnerable: report

May 30, 2017 City Scene Barrie backgrounders

“It is widely recognized that this reduction in senior poverty rates over the second half of the 20th century is one of Canada’s social policy successes. At that time we were leading the world, in international comparisons, in how well our seniors were doing – we accomplished an amazing thing. But it seems we have […]

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BIA pitches Memorial Square partnership

December 5, 2011 City Scene Barrie backgrounders

The Downtown Business Improvement Association wants to see the development of Memorial Square happen sooner than later, and has pitched the City a public-private partnership to make that a reality. To demonstrate its “deep commitment” to the project, which is currently not a priority item in the City’s 10-year capital plan, the BIA is pledging […]

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City seeks more competitive transit bids

June 6, 2011 City Scene Barrie backgrounders

“This (city-owned transit garage) should improve the competitiveness of the bids we get, along with improving service since we will be able to store all buses indoors.” – Ward 4 Coun. Barry Ward by John Devine City Scene Barrie Although it may sound like a significant change in the way transit services are delivered in […]

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