Author: Simcoe Review

Cycling Canada names 18 athletes to the 2018 Commonwealth Games team

Commonwealth Games Canada and Cycling Canada recently announced the nine women and nine men who will represent Canada in the cycling events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games from April 5-14 at Gold Coast, Australia. The list includes Barrie athlete, Adam Jamieson. Canadian cyclists have a long tradition of medal-winning performances at the Commonwealth Games, including three medals at the Glasgow Games in 2014.  At the Gold Coast Games, athletes will compete in track, mountain bike and road cycling events. “The Commonwealth Games is a really special event,” said Team Leader for cycling Kris Westwood. “On the one hand it’s a highly competitive event that...

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Interim leader says he won’t run in March leadership race

Vic Fedeli is abandoning leadership ambitions for the provincial PC Party. Fedeli sent out an email to party members Jan. 30 saying, “It has been a chaotic time for our party and a steady hand is needed at the helm. It is time to put the party and the province ahead of any one person’s ambition. As such, I will work exclusively as interim leader to the party. I will not be running for the permanent leadership position. “We have a strong caucus, a strong roster of candidates with more to come and we will have a very worthy...

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2018 budget focus on roads and growth

After amendments to the proposed capital and operating budgets, City of Barrie council has approved a 2.75 per cent tax increase. That breaks down to a 1.75 per cent increase to deliver services from the city and its service partners and a 1 per cent increase for the Dedicated Infrastructure Renewal Fund, which is used to replace and renew the city’s infrastructure (city roads, bridges, and buildings). For the average Barrie home assessed at $334,000, the increase translates to an additional $114 on your tax bill. As part of the budget, council also approved changes to the water and...

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Patrick Brown resigns as Ontario PC leader

In a statement, issued Jan. 25, Patrick Brown resigned as leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party amid accusations of sexual assault. “These allegations are false and have been difficult to hear,” he said. “However, defeating Kathleen Wynne in 2018 is more important than one individual.” The accusations came to light during a CTV News broadcast on Jan. 24. In a hastily arranged news conference held just before the broadcast, Brown denied the claims. “I want to say, these allegations are false. Every one of them,” he said. “I will defend myself as hard as I can, with all...

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South Simcoe police charge Toronto man with sex-trade offences

South Simcoe police have released the name and photo of a suspect in a sex trafficking case. Normally, police do not release names until there is a conviction in court. Moses Gregory, 21, of Toronto was arrested in Newmarket Jan. 19 following an investigation by South Simcoe detectives. “We are concerned Gregory may be actively recruiting young women for the sex trade business and are releasing his name and picture to encourage victims or witnesses to come forward with information,” said Staff-Sgt. Steve Wilson, in a media release. In all, Gregory is facing 10 charges, including advertising sexual services,...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Barrie Farmers’ Market (Collier and Mulcaster streets)

    November 4, 2017 - April 28, 2018
  2. Barrie Winterfest

    February 3 - March 4
  3. Centre for the Performing Arts

    February 15 - February 24
  4. Georgian Theatre

    February 22
  5. Dufflebag Theatre

    March 3