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  1. resident should get access to online training on First Aid / CPR

    Looking at the tough time where our Covid19 warriors are giving their best while protecting lives - it becomes our responsibility to reduce the burden on the medical fraternity as much as it is possible. We all can help the each other and the medical fraternity by knowing First Aid and CPR. We can save people from reaching to the critical conditions if on-time emergency first-aid or CPR is given. I feel this course should be made available to the residents through online. They are so many providers of this course like - redcross, simplecpr, nationalcprfoundation, etc.

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  2. Stop using the Barrie Advance to distribute the City of Barrie Calendar

    The Barrie Advance can not guarantee to the door delivery and for most of us only get it thrown on our driveways.
    I have had to stop delivery because I have someone clear the snow from my driveway and I do not want these haphazardly thrown newspapers wrecking their equipment.
    Can the city switch delivery methods? Hire a charity to deliver the calendars or use (I hate to say it) Canada Post.

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  3. create outdoor bonfires in city parks this winter to facilitate outdoor distanced visiting.

    So many residents are using city parks for distanced outdoor visits. As the weather becomes colder, wouldn't it be great if the city would consider offering bonfires in a couple of parks (as it done at Snow Valley and Horseshoe Valley) so that people could continue this in spite of the increasing cold?

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  4. Diversity

    On Barrie.ca website, click on Living. On the photo carousel the second photo shows 4 kids that I am sure makes a lot of Barrie's residents feel like they don't belong here. Please show diversity in the photos that you use on barrie.ca. If every one in Barrie was white-skin with blue-eyes maybe it would have been fine to see just that in the photos of our city's website. But that's not the case anymore. Barrie is a lot more diverse now.

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  5. Use Base Borden as a testing site for Covid 19

    Hello City of Barrie and Mayor’s Office:

    Has any thought been given to using Base Borden as a testing site for Covid 19?

    There has got to be an available facility/building/area that could be used for this purpose. Perhaps even 2 testing sites??
    I assume they have medical personnel that could be trained to do this testing.

    This site is not being utilized at a time when more testing is necessary and there are simply not enough sites available.

    What are the Mayor’s thoughts on this option?

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  6. speed bumps needed

    address Athabaska road, speed bumps needed

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    The City launched a new interactive tool earlier this year for residents to suggest locations in Barrie where they would like to see speed cushions installed: https://bit.ly/BarrieSpeedCushions

    Residents can use this application to submit a location, or “like” a location already submitted, for the City to consider putting a speed cushion in 2021. The City will collect submissions until November 13, 2020.

    The submissions received from the public will be shared with Members of Council in January 2021 to help councillors decide where speed bumps should be placed in each ward in 2021.

    Visit www.barrie.ca/traffic to learn more about the City’s traffic calming methods.

  7. Idling

    On my way between Leacock to St. Vincent I stop at 6 or 7 lights all while driving at the speed limit. When I drive in Hamilton, Ontario many traffic lights are coordinated and can greatly reduce idling at a stop light. It also makes getting from point A to point B much more pleasant while reducing carbon footprint and eliminating speeding,

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    Traffic Services staff monitor all major roadways daily to minimize traffic delays and disruption, using traffic signal software, video, and GPS technology to continuously monitor signals and flow along Barrie’s major arterial and collector routes. For more information please refer to “Traffic Monitoring” at http://www.barrie.ca/traffic

  8. Renumber lockhart road back to the numbers Innisfil use. It is confusing delivery drivers and dangerous for first responders.

    Just because your city computer system cannot handle Street numbers that are not contiguous is not a reason to make life difficult for humans.

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  9. lost an

    place to regain lost items property

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  10. Expand On-Street Parking - Franks Way

    I am a new homeowner here in Barrie, I now live on a relatively new street Franks Way just off of Burton in the South End. Between the stretch of 16 houses there is a small permitted area for on-street parking of 5 vehicles. Over the span of the several months living here this small area is CONSTANTLY full resulting in residents of this street and their guests parking in the "No Parking Area". Multiple neighbours have been issued tickets simply because their driveway is full and so is the very tiny area designated on the street itself.

    This designated…

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  11. Anti white privilage law

    In a climate of #blm and #defundthepolice. We need an anti white privilage law. A w3hite privilege are not just a privileged person. They’re very dangerous to our community. Draining our resources and put our law enforcement in harms way, where situations escalate. Our police should not be attending neighborhood disputes, noise complaints, people whining about out of towners leaving trash, speeders, renters and what goes on in their properties and the list goes on and on. While clog up our emergency lines, real calls go unanswered. A fine attached to a frivolous call is what is needed. Any time…

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  12. Improve the Barrie Skatepark

    The Skatepark in Barrie at Queens Park is 20+ years old and in disrepair. The original design is outdated and not well executed. There are dangerous cracks throughout and the coping and transitions aren’t well designed or constructed. Barrie has a large population of skateboarders, scooters and bikers who would appreciate a more modern and less dangerous facility, with features compatible for the novice up to the expert.

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  13. No-wait time program for substance use rehabilitation

    Many people are concerned about the creation of a safe consumption/safe injection site in Barrie, so have an effective alternative. Create a low-barrier residential treatment program for substance use that has NO WAIT TIMES.

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  14. Enforce the no parking in front of the schools on a more regular basis

    The school boards should provide a round about pickup within their parking lots to allow students a safer way of being picked up. Too many children are walking out between parked cars and into the path of oncoming traffic in order to enter their parents' vehicles on the driver's side.
    Perhaps doing away with a boulevard in front of the schools and turning into a loading zone would create a far safer environment and would also enable a better flow of traffic. This has been done in States and proven to be successful.

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    Please note that resurfacing is in the long-range capital court resurfacing program that is reprioritized on an annual basis. The resurfacing is on hold as the site is being reviewed as a potential for conversion to a dedicated pickleball court. A staff report is required to go to council prior to March 31, 2021 regarding a city-wide pickleball strategy. We’ll notify re its availability via this suggestion.

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  16. Speed reduction on Hanmer St. This has become an extremely busy street which I don't think was to carry the volume that it does.

    Hanmer St between St. Vincent and Bayfield has become extremely busy. I don't think it was meant to have the volume of traffic that it has. How about reducing speed limit and adding bike lane or making it a one way St. Lights were installed but they do nothing to reduce speed and volume instead people gun it to try and beat the light. There must be something that can be done, so resident can feel a little safer and enjoy a little more peace and quiet, thanks

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  17. Recreational Trail - Barrie Collingwood Railway

    Repurpose the old tracks that are costing taxpayers money into a recreational trail that can run from Barrie and Collingwood connecting two of the best lifestyle cities. The trail can be for walking/running, biking and snowmobiling. It’s not feasible to keep these tracks operational unless the small amount of business’ using them contribute to the running costs. Transit is already being looked after through existing future projects so a recreational trail here would be the best option. There aren’t enough tourists/commuters going from Barrie to Collingwood to justify transit implementation.

    Recreational trail would be the best thing for our city!

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  18. Signs for hidden driveway at corner of st vincent and cundles rd e. Complete stop on right hand turn

    Drivers do not stop before making a right hand turn , also blocking driveway.Very dangerous for pedestrions. Standing waiting to cross .also cars from exiting or
    Entering driveway.

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    Please note that the Traffic By-law includes the stipulation that no person shall park a vehicle “in front of or within 1.5 metres of the entrance to a public lane or private driveway…”.

    The consolidated Traffic By-law is available for download at www.barrie.ca/bylaws.

    Please report by-law violations directly to Enforcement Services by calling 705-739-4241 at the time of violation so an officer can attend.

  20. ATVs allowed on roads

    I think Barrie should allow ATVs on roads. You can currently ride dirt bikes and snowmobiles on the roads in Barrie if they are plated.

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