Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner

Bob Bruton


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman make a little small talk Thursday morning at Barrie City Hall. MARK WANZEL photo

Trudeau, Lehman discuss housing solutions

Housing was a hot topic with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mayor Jeff Lehman during their private talk Thursday morning in Barrie.

Faculty wants education quality control

It's tick-tock time again on new contract talks between the province and Ontario college faculty, including those at Barrie's Georgian College.

Ward 6 to get new Barrie councillor

Barrie city council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers to appoint the new Ward 6 councillor - replacing Michael Prowse, who took over as Barrie CAO on July 1.

Michael Prowse is Barrie's new chief administrative officer, and brings a wealth of private sector experience to the position, as well as more than 13 years on city council. MARK WANZEL photo

Michael Prowse takes over July 1

It's a short walk from the Ward 6 seat in Barrie's Council Chambers to the CAO's chair at the head administration table.

Shane Burnett, left, Loblaws manager, and assistant manager Eric Guillemette show off the Bayfield Street store's beer supply. The Barrie store has 240 different types of beer and cider available. BOB BRUTON photo

Another place to buy beer

BEER HERE! These large letters announce the latest attraction at Loblaws' Bayfield Street store in Barrie.

Barrie City Hall Council Chamber MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Developer to produce more studies

It's a delay, if not a reprieve, for south-east Barrie residents opposing a proposed gated condo townhome community.

An early morning police chase that began in Toronto and ended in Orillia caused plenty of headaches for drivers as police diverted traffic on a number of area roads, including this spot near Old Barrie Road and Line 15. ANDREW PHILIPS/THE PACKET & TIMES

Multiple police forces involved

Toronto police are reporting a man has been arrested and a gun recovered in a shooting and car-jacking of a woman and a man that led to the pursuit of a vehicle which fled north.

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Former Barrie teacher faces disciplinary hearing

A former Barrie high school teacher faces allegations of professional misconduct with a female student before an Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) disciplinary hearing July 12.