As thrilled as many of us are to see the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) rule in favour of Burl's Creek, there is still a feeling of regret that it took as long as it did to issue the decision. We were very confident that the OMB would follow the wishes of most of the community and issue their approval. Had it been issued even a few days earlier, it
Last week, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) ruled in favour of Burl’s Creek’s temporary land use. Burl’s is still charged with many “refreshment” licensing violations for 2016’s events.
In the end, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) got it right. But the lengthy, costly process that finally concluded Friday with a decision that allows Burl’s Creek to host large-scale concerts at its Oro-Medonte venue is a stark example of why the provincial entity is being overhauled.
Examiner readers owe Joffre McCleary their gratitude for opening up a discussion about the relative merits of Indigenous and European societies.
I am wondering where journalistic integrity is when a trite letter to the editor such as this, rife with inaccuracies and outright fallacies, is allowed to be published.
Never forget the facts.
Re: 'Orillia versus Barrie,' letter to the editor, July 12
I did not realize the danger in stand-up paddle boarding until l read about the tragic death of an Orillia doctor.
As has likely been mentioned in this space at some point, I’m a confirmed newspaper junkie.
Lionel Strang was 60, self-employed in a partnership with his wife, Anne, and looking down the pipe to semi-retirement.
There might be hope yet for municipal politics in Barrie.
Re: 'Sunshine City eclipses Barrie,' July 6
Our European forefathers introduced woolen blankets, copper kettles and metal implements to the Indigenous people they met.
Justin Trudeau is not even halfway through his first mandate and continues to make make the kind of grievous decisions that will almost surely guarantee he will never see a second term as PM.
I have lived in Barrie for most of my life.
$10.5 million to Omar Khadr?
When we introduced Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan in March, our government committed to fundamentally restructuring the system to deliver the biggest cut to electricity rates in Ontario's history.
This week, some riffing on a few recent news items, one of which involves an unsavoury ICBM stew that could boil over to a temperature no one wants to endure.
Times have changed.