Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner

Bob Bruton


The city's entire annual winter control budget – plowing, sanding and salting streets and sidewalks – is approximately $6 million. J.T. MCVEIGH/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

Huge cost for clearing driveways

As winter approaches, that pile of snow left at the bottom of your driveway by city plows is all yours to clear.

Barrie city police investigated 242 sexual assaults in 2015-2016 and 67, or 27%, were originally deemed unfounded – following a 25% unfounded rate during 2010-2014.Examiner photo

No new sexual assault charges

The Barrie city police review of its unfounded sexual assaults led to eight cases being re-opened for investigation, but no charges being laid.

Tesla is offering to pay for 16 Level II charging stations; Centennial Park, Collier Street Parkade, Heritage Park, Barrie Public Library, Barrie City Hall and recreation centres are all possibilities. MARK WANZEL photo

Tesla deal back on council's plate

Hooking up with a car-maker for more electric charging stations in Barrie is a road councillors will again consider Monday.

Recreation centre and library facilities will be considered in the Salem and Hewitt areas by city councillors Monday, to be endorsed in principle – meaning . new ice rinks, swimming pools, fitness centres, gymnasiums, soccer fields, tennis/pickleball courts, splashpads, basketball courts, playgrounds and skateparks. Contributed image

New rec centres, libraries in the plans

South-Barrie will be more than thousands of houses, townhomes, stores and businesses when its future finally rolls out. Much more.

Yolanda Gallo has filed a formal complaint against Barrie Coun. Rose Romita relating to city council's code of conduct. MARK WANZEL photo

Clash is personal, both say

A formal compliant has been filed against Barrie Coun. Rose Romita relating to city council's code of conduct.

BRITISH WAR MEDAL - The First World War medal was awarded to all ranks of Canadian overseas military forces members who came from Canada between Aug. 5, 1914 and Nov. 11 1918, or who had served in a theatre of war. Veterans Affairs Canada image

WWI medal found in Barrie rooming house

Barrie high school students are searching for family connections to a First World War medal found in a city rooming house more than a decade ago.

The fatal collisions on Highway 400 north of Simcoe County Road 88, came on the heels of another, more minor multi-vehicle collision on the highway. MARk WANZEL photo

Stage set for something much worse

A deadly chain reaction crash involving two fuel tankers, three transport trucks and nine other vehicles late Tuesday on Highway 400, south of Barrie, cost three people their lives, say OPP.


Councillors pause on car chargers

Plans for more electric car charging stations in Barrie haven't been unplugged, just dimmed down a little.

Firefighters observe the wreck of a vehicle involved in Tuesday night's fiery crash on Highway 400. MARK WANZEL photo

OPP have highlighted commercial crashes

Tuesday night's fiery, fatal crash on Highway 400 was foreshadowed by OPP highlighting the dangerous nature of crashes involving commercial transport trucks just last week.