How do different committees work together, by-laws come into existence and Barrie residents can get their voices heard by the city council? To get answers to these questions, we talked to City Clerk & Director of Legislative & Court Services, Wendy Cooke
For Barrie Heights Family Dentistry, the troubles caused by the lockdown were made worse by a water service repair. Mayor Jeff Lehman proposed a compromise to help the business.
Uplift Black program director Gillian ‘Rawberri’ Scobie on a little Black girl being threatened to be raped, challenges in raising a young black man in Canada and a new duo at the Simcoe County District School Board she calls “a breath of fresh air.”
The nominations for Barrie Heritage Awards now open. These are awarded to heritage buildings in the city. The deadline is November 26.
Immigration is dividing Barrie as the anti-immigrant sentiments were visible during the meeting. In the near future, we will bring in experts to break down the parts of new by-laws that are targeted at immigrants and has potential of racial profiling.
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.