Targeted Enforcement Update

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that the Barrie Police conducted targeted enforcement on Ferndale Drive on Wednesday June 17th, and issued 12 disobey sign (Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) travelling on the roadway) tickets and 4 noise related tickets.

They are trying to do the same in all areas of the City and will revisit that location soon.

*Please keep in mind that CMV’s are allowed to use the prohibited portion if they are contracted by the City and/or have business (deliveries etc) in the surrounding area which is accessible by the prohibited area.

They were back doing enforcement on Ferndale Drive yesterday. I haven’t received the data from that blitz yet.

Some of you have also helped me to notify the Barrie Police about cars in our neighbourhood which violate noise limits. These license plates/drivers will be investigated and fined accordingly under the Highway Traffic Act. In the traffic officer’s own words, “Please keep the information coming.”

I should also be getting an update on when speed cameras will be coming to City Council for discussion and voting, as well as permanent speed-bumps which are conducive to our winters and plowing.

Stay tuned! And thank you for all of your help with improving the safety of our ward.



Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

What is National Indigenous Peoples Day?

“June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.

Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communitieshave celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.” Government of Canada