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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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bob@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Bob

Historic train engine to be donated to county museum

Historic train engine to be donated to county museum

'It does pain me a little to see the engine not return to Allandale,' says Barrie councillor and chair of the Heritage Barrie committee
Tightening up homes would help in wind storms, tornadoes

Tightening up homes would help in wind storms, tornadoes

'It is quite likely that most of the structural damage, which occurred because of the EF2 tornado, can be significantly reduced or eliminated,' says official
With arrival of Victoria Day weekend, here are some camping tips

With arrival of Victoria Day weekend, here are some camping tips

'A rainy weekend doesn’t have to be a miserable weekend for camping. As long as you go prepared for the weather, you can have a blast,' says First Kempenfelt Scouter
Barrie-Innisfil's New Blue candidate says party politics must go

Barrie-Innisfil's New Blue candidate says party politics must go

'There’s no true opposition in Queen's Park. Every party votes the exact same way,' says New Blue candidate Ashlyn Steele
100-plus townhouses could be coming to Mapleview East <b>(6 photos)</b>

100-plus townhouses could be coming to Mapleview East (6 photos)

'This development plan is intended to respect the limits of the adjacent wetlands,' planning consultant says of proposal near Huronia Road and Loon Avenue
Rentals, trees among main concerns around proposed development on Lockhart Rd.

Rentals, trees among main concerns around proposed development on Lockhart Rd.

'Why, if we are looking at good land-use planning, why somewhere within this community are there no rental apartment buildings for people?' asks Barrie resident
Woman calls intentional destruction of geese eggs 'unethical and immoral'

Woman calls intentional destruction of geese eggs 'unethical and immoral'

Barrie resident says city needs to be more accountable, but owner of wildlife management company says destroying geese eggs is one way to control their population
'Fireball' spotted over Lake Simcoe Sunday night

'Fireball' spotted over Lake Simcoe Sunday night

'The initial mass is believed to have been around 10 kilograms and we would expect tens to hundreds of grams of material on the ground,' says Western University researcher
Summer start expected for interchange project at Essa Rd., Hwy. 400

Summer start expected for interchange project at Essa Rd., Hwy. 400

'The construction tender for this project closed (Wednesday), and construction is expected to start in the next two months,' says project engineer
Proposed condo development mixes retail, apartments on Mapleview East

Proposed condo development mixes retail, apartments on Mapleview East

Rezoning application calls for six-storey, mixed-use building containing 96 residential units and 300 square metres of ground-floor commercial