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Mar 16

MoneySense report shows Barrie ranks No. 3 for real estate

BARRIE - To the right buyer, every old bungalow is new again. The Best Deals in Real Estate 2015 MoneySense report ranking cities across the country rated Barrie as the third best place to buy a home in Canada. "We're seeing a lot of buyer demand with people downsizing from the city...
Mar 13

Massive North Barrie Crossing development moving forward despite financial setbacks

BARRIE - What's helping drive the $42-million road project near Barrie's Duckworth/Cundles corner is a commercial/residential project in the works for nearly a decade. North Barrie Crossing could be worth nearly $100 million when its condos, grocery store, movie cinema, pharmacy, fitness...
Mar 12

Study shatters Barrie's commuter-town myth

BARRIE - Barrie and Simcoe County are not bedrooms for the GTA, a new labour market study reveals. That's just one of several common myths the study debunks. Despite what you see on Hwy. 400 each morning, as cars fill the southbound lanes for hours, the reality is more people...
Mar 11

10-year plan for better transit

BARRIE - Metrolinx is building a second track on part of GO Transit's Barrie corridor to bring better transit to the region.  It's part of a 10-year plan. Grading and signal improvements are already underway on a six-kilometre stretch of the line between the York University and...
Mar 11

Simcoe County looking at ways to get residents working

BARRIE - A Simcoe County committee project looking at ways to get area residents into the workforce is being considered by county councillors. The Simcoe County 2015-19 Labour Market Strategy is a project by the county's Ontario Works, the economic development department and the cities of...
Mar 10

Infrastructure key to 2015 Barrie budget

BARRIE - This year's city budget is all about building up Barrie. City council gave final approval Monday to an operating/capital budget which increases property taxes by 3.2% for homeowners. But of that total, 1% is for repairing and building infrastructure - the roads, pipes and equipment...