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Press Releases

 September 2015
September 02, 2015 Labour Day in Barrie: Affected Services
(Barrie, ON) – A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected on Monday, September 7, 2015.

 August 2015
August 24, 2015 PowerStream Merger Negotiations Continue
On April 16, 2015, the Ontario Government announced that negotiations were underway with respect to a potential three-way merger of PowerStream Holdings Inc., Enersource Corporation, and Horizon Utilities Corporation, with an opportunity to acquire Hydro

August 21, 2015 Beach Season Closes for City Lifeguards
As summer days begin to dwindle, the City of Barrie’s lifeguards are wrapping up another successful season. As of Monday, August 24, lifeguards will no longer be scheduled at Barrie’s beaches.

 July 2015
July 30, 2015 Civic Holiday in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected on Monday, August 3, 2015.

July 29, 2015 City Receives Funding to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors
The City of Barrie will be receiving $50,000 from the Government of Ontario as part its Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant Program.

July 24, 2015 Barrie Property Manager Fined
(Barrie, ON) A Barrie residential property manager has been issued tickets today for failing to maintain smoke alarms in working condition and failing to install carbon monoxide alarms as required. The fines totaled just over $1000.00.

July 23, 2015 Tentative Agreement Reached between CUPE Local 2380 and City of Barrie
Barrie, ON – A tentative agreement has been reached between the City of Barrie and CUPE Local 2380. The agreement was reached early this morning, but remains tentative until ratified by both the Union members and City Council.

July 17, 2015 Calling all Drummers!
Rhythmfest returns this August with ‘Just Beat It!’ The Search for Simcoe County’s Best Drummer presented by Music Pro and Fly Media.

July 16, 2015 Notice to Residents: Potential Labour Disruption of City Services
The City of Barrie is negotiating a collective agreement with CUPE Local 2380, representing inside and outside workers. The union will be in a strike position as of July 25.

July 10, 2015 A Bright Idea: LED Streetlight Conversion Project Begins Next Week
Starting on Monday, July 13, Barrie’s future gets a little greener, as the City begins converting streetlights to LED (light-emitting diodes).

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