Reminder: yard waste collection changes start Monday, June 17 (Barrie)

Source Barrie360.com By Release News release – City of Barrie The City of Barrie reminds residents that effective Monday, June 17, residents are asked to place yard waste materials curbside by 7 a.m. on their regular collection day of their yard waste week (alternate to their garbage collection week). Yard waste will be collected before end of…

Animals on the lam: Welfare group documents exotic animal escapes, attacks

Courtesy Barrie360.com and Canadian Press By Mia Rabson A lot of Canadians have heard of Darwin, the Ikea monkey, who was found wandering a parking garage at the furniture chain’s North York store wearing a shearling coat and a diaper. Many were equally fascinated and horrified last December after a kangaroo named Nathan escaped as he was…

Real Estate and Rentals: 1) Local real estate market remains ‘subdued’ 2) Younger homeowners more likely to be financially stressed: survey 3) Average asking rents hit a record in May: report

1) Local real estate market remains ‘subdued’ Courtesy Barrie360.com By Dan Blakeley The resale housing market in Barrie was subdued again last month, according to the Barrie and District Association of Realtors (BDAR), with homebuyers still facing challenges due to high mortgage rates. “The Simcoe County real estate market is showing resilience despite the fluctuations observed…

Capital Gains Changes? 1) Capital gains proposal to be presented to Parliament today, 2) Freeland challenges Tories to take stand on capital gains changes with House motion, 3) Conservatives oppose Liberal tax changes that include adjustment to capital gains tax

Courtesy Barrie360.com and Canadian Press By Canadian Press, June 10 2024 The Liberal government plans to take the first legislative step Monday toward increasing the inclusion rate on capital gains. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland flagged the timing Sunday, saying the government is taking action to improve tax fairness for Canadians. Freeland announced the capital gains tax changes…

Pope Francis meets with Trudeau, warns leaders to approach AI responsibly

& Other topics from the G7 Courtesy Barrie360.com and Canadian Press By Nojoud Al Mallees Pope Francis met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday at the G7 summit, where the pontiff warned leaders about the dangers of artificial intelligence and counselled them to centre humanity in its development. Francis became the first pope to address G7…

Catch up on routine childhood immunizations this summer: SMDHU

Courtesy Barrie360.com By Release, June 10, 2024 News release – Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) This summer, the SMDHU is operating vaccination clinics to help children and youth aged four to 17 years to catch up, keep up and stay on track with their publicly funded, routine vaccines that were missed during the pandemic. The health…

Hospital Issues: 1) More than 400 patients moved into Ontario nursing homes they didn’t choose to go to; 2) Illness, staffing issues force closure of CGMH Obstetrics Unit for 2nd day

1) More than 400 patients moved into Ontario nursing homes they didn’t choose to go to Courtesy Barrie360.com and Canadian Press By Liam Casey and Allison Jones More than 400 patients have been forced into Ontario nursing homes they did not want to go to and the rate of those moves is increasing, The Canadian Press has…

Apple leaps into AI with an array of upcoming iPhone features and a Chat.GPT deal to smarten up

Courtesy of Barrie360.com and The Associated Press By Michael Liedtke Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, exits the stage as Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, takes over during an announcement of new products at the Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif., on Monday, June 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Apple has jumped into the race to bring…

Two First Nations bring court application to review $510M lawyer bill for treaty work

Courtesy Canadian Press By Alessia Passafiume Two First Nations have launched a court application against lawyers who helped bring forward a $10-billion settlement with Canada and Ontario, saying the $510 million they’re set to be paid is too much.  “I do want to say we’re very grateful for the results that were achieved by lawyers, and we…

Ontario awarded nearly $1M in contracts for business case on moving science centre

Source Canadian Press By Allison Jones Ontario awarded nearly $1 million in contracts to various companies to write a business case on moving the Ontario Science Centre to Ontario Place on Toronto’s waterfront, The Canadian Press has learned. The $925,075 in contracts, an amount disclosed through a freedom-of-information request, is a fraction of the province’s overall $215-billion…