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Innisfil deputy mayor proposes hiking HST to ease load on municipal road repair bill

Innisfil deputy mayor proposes hiking HST to ease load on municipal road repair bill

Why did Innisfil deputy mayor Lynn Dollin suggest hiking retail sales taxes to pay for roads? And what repercussions will that have?
Don't rush by The Five Points because we're all in there

Don't rush by The Five Points because we're all in there

The Five Points is where theatre intersects with journalism. And it's a place where we can find ourselves, our tribe and encounter those who might make us a bit uncomfortable, at first.
<b>Opinion:</b> Watt shares wisdom after a week of lobbying and playing politics

Opinion: Watt shares wisdom after a week of lobbying and playing politics

A week really is an eternity in politics – and I write this as a tip sheet for those others who are looking at running for council in 2018.
<b>Watt's On Barrie:</b> Councillor to take helm as Barrie CAO

Watt's On Barrie: Councillor to take helm as Barrie CAO

So who will be the new Barrie CAO? Here's what you need - and want - to know.
Jam-packed agenda risks skipping over plans and proposals near you

Jam-packed agenda risks skipping over plans and proposals near you

In the midst of the array of items on Barrie councillors’ 17-page agendas, four residential developments are up for approval. These merit a closer look, although undoubtedly city politicos will want to see some items get passed on consent.
Is it time for a final curtain call for the department of culture

Is it time for a final curtain call for the department of culture

Few things can ruin a good business as effectively as bad management. And last week, Barrie’s department of culture finally closed the curtain on a well-considered plan to grow the city’s creative sector.
<b>Watt's On:</b> Economics 101 — How intensification helps burst the housing price bubble

Watt's On: Economics 101 — How intensification helps burst the housing price bubble

One of the most effective tools to stabilize taxes and help dampen the housing market sizzle is intensification
<b>Watt's On:</b> Cutting through engineer-speak, we find roundabouts popping up

Watt's On: Cutting through engineer-speak, we find roundabouts popping up

Sometimes the most dryly written letters and memos matter; changes that impact you are described in engineer-speak.
<b>Watt's On Barrie:</b> When you're shopping for land for a Y downtown . . . <b>(9 photos)</b>

Watt's On Barrie: When you're shopping for land for a Y downtown . . . (9 photos)

Where in downtown Barrie could the new YMCA go? That's the question inquiring minds are asking
<b>Watt's On Barrie</b>: Barrie boys' music makes starring role in country flick

Watt's On Barrie: Barrie boys' music makes starring role in country flick

Country Crush is an escape into a simpler place that has you cheering and shedding a few tears, a blend of the classic musicals with today's country tunes.