Opinion Editorial

Zach Hofer, 13, and his dog Lokie brought their Zach Makes Tracks campaign to Kingston city hall on Saturday. The Barrie teen is raising money for and awareness of children's mental health. (Steph Crosier, The Whig-Standard)

Do something positive

Two years ago, when he was 11 years old, Zachary Hofer wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The precocious, blond-haired Barrie boy informed the PM that he intended, in 2017, to walk across the province to raise money to benefit youth mental health issues.

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On to greener pastures – finally

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.

The $120.5-million Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus needs a decision from city council. City of Barrie image

Decide on campus

If a majority of city councillors don't want to build a proposed, $120.5-million Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus, they should just say so.

Keyboard warriors beware

The World Wide Web made its debut in 1990 and it's still a relatively young technology. Perhaps that's why it still resembles the wild west, where anything and everything goes.

Unfounded review vital: POV

Barrie city police deserve credit for reviewing 2015-2016 sexual assault cases determined to be unfounded, in which investigators don't think a crime took place or was attempted.

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