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Press Releases

 September 2017
September 25, 2017 Culture Days offers behind-the-scenes look at the arts
Barrie’s Culture Days is back for its eighth year, featuring a variety of free programs and activities designed to inspire public participation in arts and culture.

September 08, 2017 Registration open for Artrepreneur session
The City of Barrie, in partnership with Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, the York Region Arts Council, the Small Business Centre and Entrepreneur Artists Resource Network, is bringing Artrepreneur back to Barrie for a third sessio

September 01, 2017 County’s best municipal truck drivers demonstrate skills in Barrie
On Thursday, Sept. 7, professional, safe driving skills will be on display at the annual Simcoe County Safety & Truck Roadeo.

 August 2017
August 31, 2017 Labour Day in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected on Monday, September 4.

August 29, 2017 Illuminate Barrie this weekend!
This weekend (Sept. 2 and 3), the City of Barrie is celebrating Canada and our region at the Illuminate Barrie Festival.

August 28, 2017 Fireside to spark innovation at Illuminate Barrie Festival
The City of Barrie is partnering with Fireside Conference Inc. to highlight innovation and technology at the Illuminate Barrie Festival taking place along Barrie’s waterfront September 2 & 3, 2017.

August 24, 2017 Essa Road construction moves into phase 2
The Essa Road project is progressing well. The contractor is nearing completion of the first phase of work, which included much of the underground utilities from Gowan Street to Burton Avenue.

August 21, 2017 City of Barrie and County of Simcoe announce location for emergency services campus
Work on the new Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus (BSESC) is moving forward. The facility will house Barrie Police Service, Simcoe County Paramedic Services and Barrie Fire and Emergency Service in one location at 110 Fairview Road, Barrie

August 17, 2017 Beach season ends for City lifeguards
City of Barrie lifeguards are wrapping up another season. As of Monday, August 21, lifeguards will no longer be on-duty at Barrie’s beaches.

August 17, 2017 150 flags line Barrie’s waterfront, downtown
) The City of Barrie has partnered with The Look Company to install approximately 150 large banner flags, around the waterfront and downtown.

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