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Bob Bruton

Bob Bruton

Bob Bruton began his newspaper career as a sports/news reporter and photographer in 1982 with the Strathroy Age-Dispatch, just outside of London, Ont. He came to Barrie in 1985, joining the Examiner’s sports department until 1988 before moving to the newsroom where he covered city hall, wrote editorials, columns and features until the paper closed in November 2017. He became a full-time member of the Barrie Today news team in December 2020.

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Barrie hospital, some businesses affected by global tech outage

Barrie hospital, some businesses affected by global tech outage

'Due to the global IT outage, RVH is experiencing delays in lab and diagnostic results and longer-than-normal wait times in the emergency department,' says official
Are cameras on school-bus safety arms next? Barrie councillor makes push

Are cameras on school-bus safety arms next? Barrie councillor makes push

'Installing cameras on school-bus stop arms will greatly improve safety by holding drivers accountable and deterring dangerous behaviour,' says Coun. Amy Courser
Report could reopen discussion on controversial Barrie sports field

Report could reopen discussion on controversial Barrie sports field

'I would very much welcome a motion brought forth to discuss it further — especially now that council has had further opportunity to hear from residents,' says city councillor
Flashing lights can't be used to warn drivers of speed cameras: MTO

Flashing lights can't be used to warn drivers of speed cameras: MTO

'I find the whole ASE program redundant unless the flashing lights are retained,' says frustrated Barrie driver
'Back-door termination': Telus pulling plug on local call centre

'Back-door termination': Telus pulling plug on local call centre

'It’s funny how the company is announcing it as an office closure, when folks haven’t reported there in many years,' said union president of move impacting 150 employees
Retired lawyer to probe Barrie's waterfront sports field plan

Retired lawyer to probe Barrie's waterfront sports field plan

'Additional user groups have come forward and some requests and needs have changed,' said Mayor Alex Nuttall
Skateboarders ready to celebrate 25 years ollies, flips in Barrie's Queen's Park

Skateboarders ready to celebrate 25 years ollies, flips in Barrie's Queen's Park

'We’re trying to bring it back to life, trying to push that (bad) stuff away from it,' says Barrie Skateboard Association; anniversary being marked in September
'Nothing, nothing, nothing': Little Lake project remains stalled

'Nothing, nothing, nothing': Little Lake project remains stalled

'Basically they gave me the whole spiel of we’re still looking at the financing and all this crap. So basically there’s nothing going on,' says investor
$3M lawsuit filed in tragic Barrie crash which killed 6 young people

$3M lawsuit filed in tragic Barrie crash which killed 6 young people

Defendants are Corporation of the City of Barrie, Condrain Company, John Doe, Erin Mitchell, Watersand Construction, Erritt Construction, Schaeffers Consulting Engineers, and Alley Nightclub
Barrie to issue millions of dollars in development charge refunds

Barrie to issue millions of dollars in development charge refunds

Move comes as part of deal mediated by Ontario Land Tribunal, which also lowered DCs by 12 per cent
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