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Jun 28

Laurentian's Barrie plan concerns Orillia mayor

ORILLIA - With unused capacity at Georgian College and Lakehead University, Orillia Mayor Angelo Orsi questions the need for Laurentian University to open a standalone campus in Barrie. "Orillia has invested significantly in post-secondary education with Lakehead. We want to make sure...
Jun 24

Pledge represents increase 2011 commitment of $14 million for Barrie campus

BARRIE - The push in Barrie continues for the provincial, post-secondary pot of gold. Laurentian University upped the ante Monday, adding $11 million to its previous $14-million commitment to a new campus in the city, which has already promised $14 million over 10 years. Last week, Lakehead...
Jun 20

Barrie plant jobs are safe

BARRIE - Yachiyo of Ontario Manufacturing (YOM) in Barrie is being bought. YOM employees were told Friday that a buyer has been secured for the Mapleview Drive West facility, a vehicle parts and accessories plant, which employs 350 full and part-time employees. Matcor-Matsu Group, a private...
Jun 11

Record number of students graduating from Georgian College

BARRIE - A record number of students are graduating this month from Georgian College. Over the next two weeks, approximately 2,350 students will graduate from a wide range of programs at the Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses. This is the largest ever graduating class in the college's...
Jun 10

Manpower survey says 16% of Barrie employers expect to hire starting in July

BARRIE - Barrie area employers expect a hopeful hiring climate for the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. "Survey data reveals that 16% of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (July to September), while none anticipate cutbacks...
Jun 5

Orillia is 'the next wave'

ORILLIA - Orillia has slipped from first to 11th place in the province for development interest, but will rebound in the coming years, said the author of the Top Ontario Investment Towns report. Don Campbell, senior analyst of the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), which studies 118 towns in...