Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner

Bob Bruton


Barrie city council will hear from its service partners Monday as their 2017 budgets are presented. City of Barrie graphic

Barrie's service partners costly

Nearly a third of this year's property tax bill for city homeowners could go to its service partners, which include Barrie police and the County of Simcoe.

Barrie City Hall Council Chamber MARK WANZEL PHOTO

City selling industrial land, again

A Brampton shoe and foot care company wants to get a leg-up by buying city industrial land to build a light manufacturing and warehouse facility, with office space, in Barrie.

Hedbern Development has applied for an Official Plan amendment and a rezoning for 20, 30 and 40 Miller Dr., needed to allow 185 residential units to be built. ISM Architects of Barrie image

West-Barrie development proposed

Buffering a proposed residential development from its west-Barrie neighbours was their main concern at Monday's public meeting.

A Barrie snow plow makes its way along Wellington Street. CHERYL BROWNE/ BARRIE EXAMINER

City already spending $5M on winter control

As Barrie gets socked by yet another snow storm this winter, and drivers struggle along city streets, what would it take to clear all the roads faster and better?