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  • Are You Interested InEmployment

    Opportunitieswith the City of Barrie?

    Visit barrie.ca

    For information on news, events, and more visit us online at www.barrie.ca

    Upcoming Events

    Bids & Tenders

    November 11th

    Contact Us Phone: (705) 726-4242 TTY: (705) 792-7910 E-mail: cityinfo@barrie.ca

    November 11eAudiobooks and Ebooks 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.eAudiobooks and ebooks are now available from the library website, and you can checkout, download, read and enjoy them from the comfort of your home or car. Find out whats available, how to download or transfer, and what devices are compatible. No registration required.

    November 15Estate Planning: Building Your Legacy 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Your family and friends hold a special place in your heart so its important to develop your estate plan to help shape the future and ensure that your wishes remain intact.Please join Barrie lawyer Sonja Hodis and Greg Damas, a Financial Advisor.

    November 20Christmas Craft Show & Bake SaleAllandale Recreation Centre - Main Hall,Corner of Bayview Drive & Little Avenue,190 Bayview Drive. (705) 728-6332, E-mail: hkenehan@barrie.ca9:00 am 3:00 pm The large venue will offer lots of terrific Christmas gift ideas for the family and a tea room for refreshments.

    November 20 - February 6Barrie Festival of TreesCentennial Parkwww.barriefestivaloftrees.comWaterfront light display to celebrate the winter season.

    SESSIONS ARE DROP-IN AND FREE

    October 5 December 1 Circle of Readers6:30 7:30 p.m., Angus Ross Room ORWednesdays: 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m., Oro District Lions Programme RoomThis programme is aimed at building reading skills of 6 - 9 year old. Parents are reminded that they are to stay in the library while their child(ren) enjoy the programme. Please call or drop by the Childrens Information Desk at (705) 728-1010 ext. 7019

    November 17 & 24Beginner Internet 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.This 2 part workshop will cover the basics of the World Wide Web and searching techniques. You must attend part 1 to attend part 2. This drop-in workshop is geared to people who do not have Internet experience.

    November 18Recently Separated Information Session 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.This session focuses on the initial stages of separation, including choosing a lawyer, mediator or other professional and understanding agreements, disclosure, communicating and parenting.Come hear from Barrie lawyer Katie Lloyd, Claudette Reimer from the Mediation Centre and Sharon Alderson, a Financial Divorce Specialist.

    November 11 - TODAYRemembrance DayMemorial Square, 10:30 am (705) 728-1412Annual parade and ceremony held to honour the sacrifices made by those in military service.

    November 1935th Annual Tree Lighting CeremonyMemorial Square, 5:00 - 9:00 pmSanta arrives at 6:00 pm Trees lighting and fireworks at 6:30 pm (705) 734-1414, www.downtownbarrie.caStart the holiday season with this annual tradition. Visit Santa, sing carols, take a horse-drawn wagon ride and enjoy the lighting of the tree followed by fireworks.

    November 2015th Annual Santa Claus ParadeCity streets (705) 721-5000,Depart from Lakeshore/Tiffinintersection at 5:00 pm sharp. www.barriechamber.com (route map)

    PURCHASING BRANCHBID OPPORTUNITIES

    DOCUMENTS are available on-line at Biddingo.com/Barrie or from the Purchasing Branch, 56 Mulcaster Street, Barrie ON during business hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. For further information please visit www.barrie.ca or by telephone (705) 739-4220 Ext 4538 or Ext 5163 or by Email at purchasing@barrie.ca

    Electronic copies are only available through Biddingo.com/barrie. The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through Bidding.com/barrie, however a Biddingo.com fee may be applicable.

    REQUEST FOR QUOTATION# FIN 2010-134Q

    FOR DESIGN-BUILD SERVICESFOR GROUNDING SYSTEM

    UPGRADES TO FIVE (5) SEWAGE PUMPING

    STATIONS AND IRRIGATION PUMPING STATION

    The City of Barrie Engineering Department, Design and Construction Branch is inviting quotations from qualified Engineering firms to evaluate existing grounding systems for five (5) City of Barrie Sewage Pumping Stations and the Irrigation Pumping Station at the Barrie Sports Complex in Midhurst and to design-build enhanced grounding systems to reduce the risk of damage to equipment and personnel from lightning surges, and transient voltages.

    The work includes, but is not limited to the following: evaluation and measurement of existing grounding, computer analysis of ground grid system, design and installation of new grounding electrodes, grounding bars, surge protectors and wiring as necessary, evaluation of soil resistivity, preparation of study reports and as-built reports.

    A non-refundable Document Fee of $100.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

    Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday November 25, 2010.

    PURCHASING BRANCH Electronic copies are only available through Biddingo.com/barrie. The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through Bidding.com/barrie, however a Biddingo.com fee may be applicable.

    THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL SUBMISSIONS.

    REQUEST FOR QUOTATION# FIN 2010-133Q

    SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR A TIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

    TO HANDLE THE FLEET FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE

    FLEET SERVICES

    The intent of this Request for Quotation is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for Tire Management Services to be performed for City of Barrie Fleet Services Department. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

    Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 2, 2010.

    REQUEST FOR PRE -QUALIFICATION# FIN 2010-118PQ

    SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR WELDING / MACHINING / MILLWRIGHT

    SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE

    The intent of this Request for Pre-qualification is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for welding / machining / millwright services to be performed and / or provided at City of Barrie facility and site locations.

    The City of Barrie requires a number of qualified companies on an as required basis. The successful pre-qualified contractors will be placed on a registry, which corporate staff will use to solicit competitive quotations for specific projects and emergency services.

    A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

    Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9. 2010

    For many, the colder weather signals the time for Fall clean-up and other winter preparations. Unfortunately, raking leaves, storing outside furniture, cleaning, and renovation projects can leave you with some extra garbage and odd items. Barrie has several programs in place that will assist you with clearing out your unwanted waste while minimizing the impact on our natural environment. In addition to regular garbage and recycling collections, Barrie also offers many programs that will help take the garbage out of your fall projects and minimize the negative impact on our natural environment.

    Leaf and Yard WasteWith the leaves falling and the cold settling in, you'll probably have several bags of leaf and yard waste. During the fall months until the end of November, Barrie will collect leaf and yard waste at your curbside weekly. Leaves, brush, pumpkins, grass clippings, garden waste, bales of straw, tree trimmings, and Christmas trees will all be accepted. With proof of residency in Barrie, you can also bring your leaf and yard waste to Barrie's Landfill Site at no charge for loads under 100Kg (220lbs). Weightier loads are still disposable but at an extra fee. The City turns collected leaf and yard waste into compost that meets the Ministry of the Environment Standards, which is available for purchase at the Barrie Landfill Site. OrganicsDid you know you can throw in wax paper, sawdust, dryer lint, paper towels and pet hair along with your kitchen scraps in the organics bin when you are cleaning up this fall? On the other hand, leaf and yard waste, kitty litter, animal waste, diapers, baby wipes, soil, and rocks are not accepted. Household organics are taken to a specially designed processing facility where microscopic bacteria digest the blended material, resulting in rich and valuable compost.

    Blue And Grey Box RecyclingThis program recycles certain items into new products. Each resident should use two boxes to separate materials properly, with container products in one box and paper products in the other. Container products include spiral cardboard cans, all plastic bottles, jugs, tubs, lids, styrene trays (meat trays), aluminum trays and pie plates, and rinsed foil. Paper products include all household paper, telephone books, catalogues, magazines, boxboard, egg cartons, and cardboard. Household Hazardous or Special WasteYou can dispose of old paint, cleaners, and other hazardous products at our Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at the Barrie Landfill Site, open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program is free and covers the disposal of solvents, oils, batteries, drain and oven cleaners, pharmaceuticals, glues, and other items listed on the Barrie website. Collected residential hazardous waste is carefully packed and sent to proper facilities for recycling. Last year Barrie collected over 263,000 litres of hazardous waste for proper disposal. Bulk Item CollectionThe City of Barrie and Habitat for Humanity-Huronia ReStore have partnered to provide a bulky i