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 June 2020
June 30, 2020 City Council navigates unprecedented term with 'new and innovative' ideas to help residents, businesses
COVID-19 has changed many things, but throughout the pandemic the City of Barrie has maintained core services, while taking action to help residents and businesses.

June 30, 2020 City takes action to help businesses recover from COVID-19
The City of Barrie is taking action to help the local economy recover from COVID-19. The first phase of the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Action Plan includes actions that will support the acceleration of local businesses reopening.

June 26, 2020 Yard sales now allowed in the City of Barrie
The City of Barrie is lifting the ban on yard sales, effective immediately.

June 25, 2020 Join Barrie’s first virtual Canada Day celebration
The City of Barrie is celebrating Canada Day in a whole new way this year with a lineup of virtual programming that can be enjoyed safely from the comfort of home

June 25, 2020 Free transit extended, more safety measures to be added
) Barrie Transit is extending free service until the new protective operator shields have been installed on all buses which is scheduled to be completed by the middle of July.

June 19, 2020 City splash pads back on track to reopen this weekend
The City of Barrie splash pads will reopen tomorrow, June 20, as originally planned as part of the province's stage 2 opening phase.

June 19, 2020 City splash pads can’t open until Health Unit inspection
The City of Barrie splash pads are unable to open this weekend as originally planned.

June 19, 2020 City extends cancellation of event permits until Sept. 8
The City of Barrie is extending the cancellation of special event permits until at least Sept. 8.

June 17, 2020 City will offer modified summer day camps
The City of Barrie will offer modified summer day camps this year called Camp Barrie, with limited space.

June 17, 2020 Flags downtown and along waterfront to recognize community heroes
) New flags will go up in the city’s downtown and along the waterfront this week which will recognize many of Barrie’s heroes who emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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