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 January 2019
January 15, 2019 Barrie allows cannabis retail stores, bans smoking/vaping cannabis in public spaces
Last night, City Council approved a motion to allow provincially licensed cannabis retail stores in Barrie, subject to Federal and Provincial regulations.

January 14, 2019 City looks to youth for feedback on Official Plan
The City of Barrie is inviting youth to participate in the Official Plan Project.

January 11, 2019 Update on Supervised Consumption Services
In October 2018, the Ontario Government announced plans to roll out a new Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) model. Starting this month, organizations can apply to provide treatment and rehabilitation services through a Supervised Consumption Site.

 December 2018
December 27, 2018 Celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Barrie
The City of Barrie invites all residents and surrounding communities to ring in 2019 in downtown Barrie!

December 20, 2018 City of Barrie holiday season schedule changes, reminders
The City of Barrie reminds residents of the following schedule changes during the holidays.

December 08, 2018 Council sets new priorities for next four years
Today, members of City Council met at City Hall to discuss the development of their strategic priorities for the 2018-2022 term.

December 07, 2018 Barrie ready to take on winter with improved maintenance, efficiencies
Although winter weather is often random and unpredictable, City snow removal efforts are not. The City is once again prepared and committed to providing a high level of snow removal service throughout the winter season.

December 06, 2018 City welcomes new General Manager
The City of Barrie is pleased to welcome Blaine Parkin to the role of General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management, effective January 16, 2019.

December 03, 2018 Barrie’s 2019 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.

 November 2018
November 26, 2018 Honouring the memory of Barrie’s first mayor, Willard Kinzie
The first Mayor of the City of Barrie, Willard Kinzie passed away on November 25, 2018.

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