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Jan 13

Recent policy paper has some believing Barrie closer to getting a new university campus

BARRIE - A recent policy paper from the provincial government has some believing a new university campus for Barrie might be one step closer to reality. Laurentian University (Barrie campus) associate vice-president Craig Fowler said the Ministry of Training, colleges and Universities document...
Jan 9

Barrie's $25-million Lakeshore Drive plan switching into high gear

BARRIE - Long-planned and long anticipated, the $25.7-million relocation of Barrie's Lakeshore Drive back to the old CN Rail line is making real headway this year. This will not only create an additional 10 acres of parkland along the waterfront, but add separate walking and riding paths,...
Jan 6

Newcomers to Barrie say quality of life good

BARRIE - While the FORUM Research survey suggests a general level of satisfaction with how the City of Barrie is being run, two newcomers are happy to be calling the city home. After moving here from the Greater Toronto Area, they have mostly praise for Barrie's quality of life. Patricia...