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Shipley to pull out of PC nomination race

Ward 3 councillor Doug Shipley has announced he is no longer looking to make the jump to Queen's Park. In a Facebook post, Shipley wrote...

Steve Trotter to once again represent Barrie's Ward 6

The Ward 6 seat was vacated when Michael Prowse took a job as the city's new chief administrative officer. Council decided to appoint someone to...

32 people apply to fill vacant councillor seat in Barrie

Thirty-two people are hoping to become the next councillor in Barrie's Ward 6. The deadline for applications was Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., leaving councillors a...

Barrie city councillor Doug Shipley looks for PC nod

A Barrie city councillor wants to make the jump to Queen's Park. Ward 3 councillor Doug Shipley says he will seek the Progressive Conservative nomination...

Neighbours concerned what will happen to rest of burned-out Blake Street motel

Ward one councillor Bonnie Ainsworth says owners of abandoned buildings should be legally responsible to tear them down after a period of inactivity. “About two...

Barrie to bolster bus fleet thanks to federal transit funding agreement

"It's something I've advocated for,” says Conservative Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard. “It's a good announcement and gets people moving." About $500 million of the projects...

First phase of retail development in Barrie's north end almost complete

Doug Shipley is the councillor for the area and is optimistic the development will alleviate some traffic headaches. "It's going to give people some local...

General committee gives initial approval to south Barrie high school

“Council has actually tonight given initial approval to the south high school site plan,” say Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. “Whether or not they will now...

Soldiers march through Barrie to honour Canadian history

“Today is about celebrating the ties between Barrie and the base,” says Barrie mayor Jeff Lehman. The events are part of a week-long celebration, marking...

Grad party leaves behind 'appalling' mess at campsite

Doug Strachan, a spokesperson for the Surrey School District, believes the carnage of camping equipment was left behind by Grade 12s celebrating their graduation. “When...

Police say Brantford woman faces theft, identity fraud charges

... she used those credit cards to make several large purchases, including major appliances and building materials. Sherry Lori-Lynn Champagne of Brantford, Ont., is facing...

Building boom has crane industry nearing capacity, searching for operators

Strachan is a big, burly guy but he's remarkably fast climbing up and down the painted metal ladders arranged in landings that take him up...

Frustrations boil as resident wait for their power to be restored

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman says the city is taking a triage approach. “First and foremost, anything that affects public safety gets dealt with first. Any...

In the dark: Thousands of people are still without power

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman says the city is taking a triage approach. “First and foremost, anything that affects public safety gets dealt with first. Any...

In the dark: Power outages continue for thousands of people

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman says the city is taking a triage approach. “First and foremost, anything that affects public safety gets dealt with first. Any...

Community reaction to Bob McIntyre's passing

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, who grew up watching Bob on CKVR, says Bob's legacy will be felt for a long time. “It's the end of...

Group looks to end homelessness in Simcoe County with new initiative

In Barrie, about 40 people use the Out of the Cold program every night and more than 100 people use the soup kitchen at The...

Conservative Alex Nuttall wins recount

Conservative Alex Nuttall has hung onto the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte. Justice Mark Edwards said Friday evening that Nuttall won a recount by 86 votes over...

Recount results in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte to be revealed Friday

The results will be released on Friday. Conservative Alex Nuttall won the riding by just 108 votes, which prompted the Liberals to ask for a...

Barrie council approves byelection to replace John Brassard

Barrie city council agreed Monday night to hold a byelection to replace former Ward 7 councillor John Brassard. Brassard's seat is currently vacant after he...

Recount for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte riding to be held next week

The decision setting the timeframe for the physical recount was made in a Barrie courtroom on Friday morning. Liberal candidate Brian Tamblyn lost the new...

Judicial recount to be held in the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte

... of rejected and spoiled ballots they felt were not properly handled. Officials say the recount is set to happen on Friday. Liberal candidate Brian...

Liberals have four days to request recount in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte

Bryan Tamblyn was packing up the last of his campaign signs on Wednesday, but the Liberal candidate isn't conceding yet. Tamblyn lost the new riding...

Byelection for Barrie's Ward 7 may come in February

The victory by John Brassard in Barrie-Innisfil creates the need for a local byelection in Barrie for a city council seat. Brassard took a leave...

Breakdown: Local voter turnout for Monday`s federal election mirrors national ...

Conservative John Brassard: 22,901 (46.4%). Liberal Colin Wilson: 18,308 (37.1%). Barrie-Innisfil is a new riding created from the former riding of Barrie, during the federal...

Nail-biter: Conservative's Nuttall inches out Liberals in Barrie-Springwater ...

It came down to the last poll, but the new riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte has gone blue. Alex Nuttall of the Conservatives was declared the winner...

Conservative John Brassard wins riding of Barrie-Innisfil

The Conservative party has taken the new riding of Barrie-Innisfil. declared Conservative John Brassard the winner in Barrie-Innisfil defeating five other candidates including Liberal...

Local federal election results

Here is a look at the results from our region: Riding, Candidate, Party. Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, Leona Alleslev, Liberal. Barrie-Innisfil, John Brassard, Conservative. Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, Alex...

Wife airlifted off mountain after becoming separated from husband

Search teams were forced to airlift a hiker off the North Shore mountains Monday morning after she spent a chilly night near Lynn Headwaters after...

Council defers vote for new Barrie high school

We're going to give it another two weeks in the hope that a solution can be found," says Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. The city wants...

Candidates: Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte

. Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte. CTV Barrie Published Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:23PM EDT. LIBERAL: Brian Tamblyn. NDP: Ellen White. CONSERVATIVE: Alex Nuttall. GREEN: Marty Lancaster.

Candidates: Barrie-Innisfil

. Barrie-Innisfil. CTV Barrie Published Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:07PM EDT. Liberal: Colin Wilson. NDP: Myrna Clark. CONSERVATIVE: John Brassard. GREEN: Bonnie North ...

Duckworth Street development moving forward in Barrie

"It's nice to see actually something come to fruition, we've been talking about it for years, it'll be nice to see the dust stop and...

Barrie set to replace about 11000 light bulbs with LEDs across the city

People maybe don't think about that, but it's our largest single bill that we get is street lighting,” says Barry Thompson. “We pay in the...

Brown resigns as Barrie MP days after becoming Ontario PC leader

Moments after Brown announced his resignation, former Barrie MPP Rod Jackson announced he would seek the Conservative nomination for Brown's riding, which will now be...

Ontario government to review disaster relief program: CTV News Exclusive

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman is the current chair of the Large Urban Mayors Caucus, which represents 27 of the largest cities in the province. He...

Wynne says GO train trips to Barrie will increase to 200 a week in five years

Wynne made the announcement for $13.5 billion regional express rail plan for the GTA at the Barrie South GO station with Transportation Minister Steven Del...

Georgina homeowner upsets dog owners with sign

A Georgina man has upset dog owners after he posted a sign on his property warning of what he would do to dogs whose owners...

New and old and faces elected across the region

There were some upsets in our region's Mayor's race on Monday and some returning for another term. Among the upsets are Innisfil, Springwater, Wasaga Beach...

Lehman re-elected in Barrie; election results

Globalnews.ca Ward 1 – Bonnie Ainsworth; Ward 2 – Rose Romita; Ward 3 – Doug Shipley; Ward 4 – Barry Ward; Ward 5 – Peter Silveira;...

Ceremony held at Barrie Cenotaph

Hundreds of people gathered at the Barrie Cenotaph to honour two soldiers killed in attacks this week. Veterans, members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Barrie...

Parents fight to keep Barrie Central Collegiate open

“We have filed a freedom of information act request to have that information brought forward.” Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman is a Central graduate and says...

Duckworth closed for four nights

“It will allow the workers to put the girders up safely,” said Senior Construction Engineer for the City of Barrie Robert Wargala. “Rules and regulations...

Barrie hosts the best amateur golfers in Canada

Barrie's mayor Jeff Lehman says sports tourism is big business: “Some of it is just having the infrastructure for what's needed for these events. We've...

Residents take speeders into their own hands

Residents are posting signs, taking down licence plate numbers, and asking Barrie town council to spend more time on this issue. Ward 7 City Councillor...

Lakeshore's new recreation facility gets a name

“As members of this community we are proud to lend our services to empower our town to build this beautiful facility,” says owner Barry Zekelman,...

Pie Pizza Joint, Barrie Councillor collecting back to school donations

Back to school supplies can be an expensive purchase and for low-income families it can be too much to afford. That's where Pie Wood Fired...

CTV joins community leaders for a public ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

More money is being raised in Barrie for ALS Canada through the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” fundraising campaign. Early this morning, CTV Barrie senior anchor...

MADD unveils memorial bench in Barrie

Victims of impaired driving have a new memorial at a popular park along Barrie's waterfront. The bench was unveiled Wednesday night at Heritage Park by...

Two universities court the City of Barrie

“Georgian has capacity for 1,200 students. Together we have spaces to have 2,000 additional undergraduate degree students into Simcoe County and we're ready as soon...