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Press Releases

 July 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).

 June 2015
June 29, 2015 Celebrate Canada Day in Barrie
) Come celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday in downtown Barrie on Wednesday, July 1. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of our beloved National Flag of Canada.

June 11, 2015 Unwanted Items Get Second Life on Free Goods Exchange Day
Need to clean out your garage, basement or spare room? Then wait for this weekend, because Saturday, June 13 is Free Goods Exchange Day in Barrie.

June 09, 2015 Agreement Approved Between BPFFA and City of Barrie
Council and the Barrie Professional Firefighters Association (BPFFA) have approved an agreement for a three year deal.

June 08, 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Arrives in Barrie
The Pan Am Torch arrives in Barrie on Wednesday, June 10, and residents are invited to come out to City Hall for a community celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. to cheer on its arrival.

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