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Press Releases

 April 2015
April 20, 2015 Barrie Announces Community Torchbearer for Pan Am Games Torch Relay
The City of Barrie is proud to announce Meghan Carlisle as the City of Barrie’s community torchbearer for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President’s Choice® and OLG.

April 20, 2015 Spring Into Clean Goes This Weekend In Barrie
This Saturday, April 25th, hundreds of residents will take to the waterfront for the annual Spring into Clean Waterfront Clean-Up Day which goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 16, 2015 Barrie Searching for Youth Bands
City accepting applications for 5th annual Battle of Bands

April 01, 2015 Easter Weekend in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends.

 March 2015
March 31, 2015 Registration Open for Annual Spring into Clean Events
The weather is slowly warming up and melting snow is starting to reveal litter that was left behind from the long winter. It’s time to get outside and help clean up your community.

March 20, 2015 Barrie’s Got Talent
City Searching for Summer Street Performers

March 17, 2015 Calling Community Groups and Performers to Help Celebrate Barrie
Plans are well underway for the City of Barrie’s 16th annual Celebrate Barrie, community celebration on June 6th, and the search is on for community groups and performers to participate.

March 12, 2015 Barrie Recycling Plant Fined $15,000 for Fire Code Violations
A Tiffin Street recycling plant pled guilty and was fined $15,000 under the Ontario Fire Code in Barrie Provincial Court yesterday.

March 10, 2015 2015 Business Plan & Budget Focuses on Fixing Infrastructure
Following a series of cuts to the City’s proposed capital and operating budget, City Council has approved a 3.19% tax increase for residents, which translates into an additional $116 to the typical Barrie home assessed at $282,000.

 February 2015
February 23, 2015 “Push the Button!” for Fire Safety
Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES), the Office of the Fire Marshal and TVOKids are teaming up to encourage everyone in the community to “Push the Button!” and test the smoke alarms in their homes between Feb. 23 & Mar. 8

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