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PRESS RELEASECity announces results of the Name the Snowplow contest
Friday, February 12, 2021

(Barrie, ON) The City of Barrie has 15 new names for its snowplows. The names were chosen following a contest in January, which invited residents to share creative and unique ideas for snowplow names. The City shortlisted 30 names from the nearly 1,200 names submitted and then invited the public to vote on their favourites between January 28 and February 10. 

The top 15 names chosen by the public, in order of those that received the most votes, are:

  • Plowy McPlowface
  • Say It Ain't Snow
  • Austin Plowers
  • Dale Plowerchuk
  • Catch My Drift
  • Han Snowlo
  • Qalipi (means "to shovel snow" in Mi'kmaq language)
  • Phillup Driveway
  • Loud and Plowed
  • Obi Wan Kasnowbi
  • Polar Barrie Express
  • Flurry Force
  • Al Plowcino
  • Plowabunga!
  • Winnie the Plow

The winning names will be featured on the City's Plow Tracker app and will be added to the snowplow machines next winter season. Residents who submitted the winning names will also receive a special prize pack. 

Visit to learn about the City's online plow tracker. Visit to find out more about the City's winter maintenance updates, levels of service and frequently asked questions.


Media Contact:
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4578

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