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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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Recent Work by Bob

Lehman says he received police protection due to threats

Lehman says he received police protection due to threats

'Unfortunately, it seems to come with the territory these days, but that doesn’t make it OK,' says Barrie mayor
Park Place evolving, growing with plans for industrial buildings

Park Place evolving, growing with plans for industrial buildings

'The project will fill a void of lesser advanced and older building stock that currently serve the market,' says developer
Protest calls for elimination of workplace harassment

Protest calls for elimination of workplace harassment

'We are not asking for something special — this is fundamental,' says organizer; Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act reintroduced at Queen's Park
Heart Barrie sign defaced with graffiti at lakeshore park

Heart Barrie sign defaced with graffiti at lakeshore park

'Every city has ugliness and it’s disheartening when it shows up on something beautiful,' says Coun. Mike McCann, who fund-raised for the landmark sign at Heritage Park
Union Jack flags flying off the shelves at local shops

Union Jack flags flying off the shelves at local shops

'It’s been overwhelming. We’re printing again all weekend,' says Cecilia Burke, CEO of the Flag Store, with operations in Barrie and Thornton
Salvage operation gets initial stamp of approval on Lockhart Rd.

Salvage operation gets initial stamp of approval on Lockhart Rd.

'That’s good news, a new industrial subdivision in our south end to help bring jobs to Barrie,' says mayor
Thong-wearing protester says charges shouldn't affect mayor run

Thong-wearing protester says charges shouldn't affect mayor run

'I’m fighting against lies and the corruption of the government. That’s why I started running. I’m not a politician. I never liked politics in the first place,' says Weldon Hachey
Park Place could soon add residents to its shopping list

Park Place could soon add residents to its shopping list

'The amendments that we have before you this evening are a first for Barrie, in the sense that we are proposing to add residential development to a regional commercial shopping area,' says Park Place consultant
Residential towers could be coming to the heart of Park Place

Residential towers could be coming to the heart of Park Place

Tuesday night's public meeting will look at Official Plan and rezoning applications needed to allow 16- and 12-storey towers, with 475 residential units and ground-floor commercial
Local busker saddled with 'ridiculous' insurance rates

Local busker saddled with 'ridiculous' insurance rates

'I’m just appalled. People drive cars and they don’t pay $30 a day,' says Barrie musician Dean Wiseman