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 August 2019
August 16, 2019 Kidd’s Creek Culvert Replacement project starts next week
The City of Barrie is beginning the first phase of the Kidd’s Creek Culvert Replacement construction project on Dunlop Street next week.

August 15, 2019 City lifeguard season extended at Centennial Beach
At the City of Barrie Council meeting on August 12, Councillors approved a motion to extend the guarded beach season at Centennial Beach until Friday, August 23. Lifeguards will be on duty at Johnson’s Beach until Sunday, August 18 as originally planned.

August 14, 2019 More improvements to downtown with Dunlop Street construction
Downtown Barrie is about to get even better. The City of Barrie is preparing to embark on an important project on Dunlop Street to replace aging infrastructure, expand sidewalks and beautify the historic street.

August 13, 2019 City of Barrie sells airport shares, retains 10 percent ownership
Today, the Simcoe County Council approved purchasing Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) shares from the City of Barrie, reducing the Barrie's share ownership of LSRA to 10 percent.

August 12, 2019 Barrie Fire and Emergency Service launches Alarmed for Life campaign
Does your home have working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms? Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) wants to make sure the answer is yes.

August 06, 2019 Barrie launches Digital Main Street Service Squad
The City of Barrie has received a $40,000 grant from Digital Main Street (DMS), a Government of Ontario program. The grant will fund a Digital Service Squad that will help main street small businesses learn and adopt digital tools and processes.

 July 2019
July 31, 2019 Nominations now open for Barrie Heritage Awards
The City of Barrie is accepting nominations for the 2019 Heritage Awards until Friday, August 30, 2019. Nomination forms can be found at

July 30, 2019 Civic Holiday in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City of Barrie services will be affected on Monday, August 5.

July 29, 2019 Route improvements coming to Barrie Transit Aug. 25
Barrie Transit is improving routes across the system by providing faster and more frequent services for riders. The changes take effect on Sunday, August 25 and are being made with no additional operating or capital costs.

July 22, 2019 National Drowning Prevention Week: July 21-27
(Barrie, ON) Drowning is preventable. According to the Lifesaving Society, approximately 500 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents each year.

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