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Municipal election

Barrie entrepreneur talks cryptocurrency

May 11, 2018 Business

With the use of cryptocurrency gaining acceptance for online transactions, including in Barrie and area, a conference in Amsterdam on the emerging form of payment focused on its potential for merchants and customers. One of the speakers at the conference was Barrie’s own Chad Ballantyne, proprietor of Rhubarb Media and The Creative Space, a business […]

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Winter’s grip delays Spring Into Clean

April 19, 2018 Municipal election

The city’s annual Spring Into Clean events have been postponed due to a reluctance of winter to vacate these parts. New dates are as follows: • Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Waterfront Cleanup Day (Heritage Park) Friends, family and neighbours are encouraged to come out and clean up Barrie’s waterfront area. Supplies […]

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City issues ice-storm alert, urges caution

April 13, 2018 Municipal election

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of Southern Ontario, including Barrie, due to a potential ice storm. The latest forecast is showing the possibility of significant freezing rain starting Saturday morning continuing through to Sunday. This weather event may result in lengthy power outages caused by significant ice build-up on electrical […]

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Overdoses ‘nearly fatal,’ say Barrie police

December 26, 2016 Municipal election

Barrie city police and paramedics responded to three separate drug overdoses on Friday, over a three-hour window. Two of the overdoses, police report, resulted from ingesting prescription narcotics not intended for the user, and one was an individual attempting to manage pain by self medicating with heroin. “All three incidents proved nearly fatal,” police report. […]

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City lifeguards pack their suits

August 25, 2015 Municipal election

In a sign that summer is dwindling, city lifeguards were pulled from their perches on local beaches, Monday. They will no longer be scheduled at Barrie’s beaches. The buoy lines will remain in the water until after Labour Day weekend. This summer also marked another successful partnership between The City of Barrie and the Canadian […]

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MPP brings PC finance critic to Barrie

November 29, 2013 Municipal election

Barrie MPP Rod Jackson is bringing Vic Fedeli, finance critic of the Official Opposition, to town for a fall economic update with the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce. Fedeli will be in Barrie on Monday. Discussion will centre on provincial economic issues and how they impact on Barrie. Expected topics of conversation include employment, doing […]

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Arif Khan wins Ward 8 council seat

December 4, 2012 Municipal election

Ward 8 has a new representative around the council table. Arif Khan, whose election signs dotted lawns around the ward, was the first past the post with 521 votes. In doing so, Khan bested a couple of well known names, including former councillor and mayoral candidate Mike Ramsay and Colin Wilson, former federal Liberal candidate. […]

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Mayor Lehman schedules Town Hall

November 30, 2011 Municipal election

With the first anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the current city council approaching, Mayor Jeff Lehman is hosting a Town Hall meeting to provide a community update on council’s first year in business. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 in the council chambers at City Hall, from 7-8 p.m. The format allows […]

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