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 October 2019
October 16, 2019 Popular Ghost Bus Tour stops at community centres next week
) The Ghost Bus is back for its 6th year, bringing free Halloween fun to the City’s three main community centres next week. Once again, a Barrie Transit bus has been transformed into a spooky place for families to explore this Halloween season.

October 16, 2019 Nominations now open for the Barrie Arts Awards
The City of Barrie is accepting nominations for the annual Barrie Arts Awards, presented by TD.

October 11, 2019 Thanksgiving Day in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected on Monday, October 14:

October 10, 2019 Standard & Poor’s maintains City’s ‘AA’ credit rating
The City of Barrie has maintained its 'AA' credit rating according to the latest report from Standard & Poor's (S&P).

October 04, 2019 Fire Prevention Week is October 5 to 12
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Fire Prevention Week is October 5 to 12 and Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) reminds residents that everyone can be a hero.

October 02, 2019 Barrie’s 2020 Budget: Share what’s important to you
It’s budget time at the City of Barrie, which means it’s time for residents to share what’s important to them through the Budget Allocator tool.

October 02, 2019 12 and under ride Barrie Transit for free, seniors ride free Thursdays starting Nov. 1
Starting Nov. 1, children 12 and under can ride Barrie Transit for free, and seniors 65+ can ride free on Thursdays.

October 01, 2019 City weighing in on giant pumpkin-growing competition
The City of Barrie has entered the Compost Council of Canada's 18th annual Great Pumpkin Growing Contest, entitled Compost's Giants, and media are invited to the official weigh-in event.

 September 2019
September 26, 2019 New trailhead sign honours former Barrie Mayor Willard Kinzie
Barrie's first Mayor, the late Willard Kinzie was honoured today with the unveiling of a new trailhead sign.

September 23, 2019 Barrie launches clothing collection pilot this fall
The City of Barrie, in partnership with Recycling Rewards and the Children's Wish Foundation, is collecting used textiles (clothing, footwear and linens) as part of a pilot project this fall.

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