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 March 2019
March 20, 2019 Join your neighbours at City-wide cleanup events
Today is the first day of spring and the snow is melting, revealing the litter that was behind over the winter. It’s time to help clean up Barrie! Registration is now open for the City of Barrie’s annual "Spring into Clean" events.

March 12, 2019 Help engage, inspire and celebrate Barrie
Plans are underway for the City of Barrie’s 19th annual Celebrate Barrie event, which will take place on Saturday, June 1 at Centennial Park.

March 11, 2019 "I Love Barrie" contest winners announced
From February 1 to 22, The City of Barrie welcomed entries from youth sharing why they love Barrie. The "I Love Barrie" contest was open to all elementary-aged children.

 February 2019
February 21, 2019 City achieves HIGH FIVE Accreditation for kids’ recreation programs
The City of Barrie has achieved HIGH FIVE Accreditation, Canada’s highest recognized quality standard for children’s recreation programs.

February 15, 2019 Downtown snow removal operations Feb. 17 and 18
The City of Barrie will be performing snow removal operations beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18. All vehicles should be removed from metered parking by 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18.

February 14, 2019 What’s happening in Barrie this Family Day
The City of Barrie has plenty of events and activities planned to keep you busy this Family Day (Monday, February 18).

February 05, 2019 I Love Barrie contest invites students to share their civic pride
The City of Barrie is launching the I Love Barrie contest starting today, welcoming local students to share their love of the city.

February 01, 2019 Barrie wins economic development awards
Two City of Barrie projects were recognized by the Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) at their 62nd conference and showcase last night, celebrating the best in economic development work happening across the province.

 January 2019
January 28, 2019 2019 Budget focuses on infrastructure & innovation
After amendments to the City’s proposed budget, Council has approved a 2019 operating budget of $343 million that includes innovative approaches to improve services, and a capital budget of $263.6 million that focuses on fixing existing infrastructure.

January 25, 2019 Winterfest 2019 features Indigenous culture in special partnership
The City of Barrie proudly presents Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario, on February 2 and 3. This year, the City has partnered with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre in celebration of their 31st anniversary.

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