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I took a drive with my friend Deb last weekend and Moe the dog came along for the ride. Moe added an interesting component to the sunday drive. Deb does the morning radio show at KoolFM here in town and....well have a look and listen as she elegantly describes the days events on her show the foll...
Late this summer on a warm night around a campfire just outside of town, Grant Sauve serenaded the group, strumming out one song after another. He played for us a tune he penned called "Here in Barrie". I shared the story with some members of our City council the next week suggesting they contact...
The province of Ontario officially banned hands on cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle on our roads today. As my monthly wireless bill will confirm, I am constantly on the phone as I move between appointments. A bigger distraction for me is trying to get that plastic tab on my Tim Hor...
media release from BDAR President, Wendy Elzner. MLS® home sales activity reached the highest level ever for the month of September in the area served by the Barrie District Association of REALTORS® Inc. Improving demand and fewer new listings continue to draw down inventories. According to s...
Construction of the Lakehead University Orillia Ontario Campus is well underway and the first of three phases of this new education facility is expected to open in the fall of 2010. The creation of a new university presents a rare and significant real estate investment opportunity to those who w...
I renewed my drivers license this morning and was reminded by the teller behind the desk at the Motor Vehicle registration office that I had an unpaid speeding ticket acquired earlier this year. It has been tucked behind the sun visor long forgotten since July...until this morning. The sixty som...
I'm up here and most of you on Active Rain are.....well, down there. But like any good neighbor, it's hard to just sit looking on while the house across the street is on fire and not want to do something. I can't help but wonder where the voices of the overwhelming majority are in the US? We can ...
Real Estate investment in Ontario or elsewhere requires some basic considerations during the where when and what stages. The interview below with Don Campbell, head of the Real Estate Investment Network considers these factors and their results in our current economic climate. Some of REIN's conc...
Consumption on a per capita level in the United States and Canada has grown in our lifetimes reaching a point within the last ten years that could be considered glutinous. If nothing else it certainty has proved to be unsustainable as we are witnessing in our....Click for full text