YMCA is already getting $2.5 million from Simcoe County, a part of that is funded by Barrie taxpayers, and around $30 million from the provincial government.
“We cut much smaller items that benefit all our residents,” Mayor opposes $45,000 fees to a consultant
It is just half of the total payment. The other half of the payment will come from Tourism Barrie. The motion was passed by the divided council by six to five votes.
Other hosts were happy to listen to Baldwin share her stories – from her childhood on the reserve to moving to Toronto because her mother was afraid that her children would be taken to the residential school and the founding of the Centre.
Before colonization, Indigenous people prospered near Lake Simcoe. 1909 book A history of Simcoe County details their forceful removal to unproductive land.
Will City Council Rise to the Occasion to Address Racism by Following Town and Gown Committee’s Lead?
Barrie’s Town and Gown committee is taking the much awaited steps to address increasing racism in Barrie. Will the city council follow the lead of equality and reconciliation rather than giving into extremist ideologies?
Barrie's Opioid Crisis
Barrie’s discussion about a downtown Supervised Consumption Site has stretched on for years.
City Council’s multiple motions to wait on the decision of where to put a SCS site stretched from 2019 into 2020, with the pandemic causing a halt to the decision making process entirely.