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<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.
<b>Watt's On Barrie:</b> YMCA unveils plan to build housing, fund new fitness centre in city core

Watt's On Barrie: YMCA unveils plan to build housing, fund new fitness centre in city core

The YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka is taking another shot at scoring big with a new centre, to be financed by a redevelopment of its Grove Street site
<b>Watt's On Barrie:</b> Including people with intellectual disabilities should be top priority in redeveloping old HRC site

Watt's On Barrie: Including people with intellectual disabilities should be top priority in redeveloping old HRC site

The Huronia Regional Centre site is still a bit eery for me, a parent of an adult child with Autism, but there’s an opportunity to change the energy of the site into something incredible.
<b>Watt's On Barrie:</b> Barrie needs to bolster organics diversion

Watt's On Barrie: Barrie needs to bolster organics diversion

Covering the County of Simcoe for the past year for Barrie Today, I’ve got to give a Gold Star to the county’s commitment to diverting waste from landfills - but Barrie gets a failing grade.