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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

'Optics bad': Barrie councillor helms Tory riding association

'Optics bad': Barrie councillor helms Tory riding association

'It’s situations like this where individuals pretend that nothing’s amiss that undermines public trust in the system,' says political science teacher at Georgian in Orillia
Province drives $250K in provincial transit funding to Orillia

Province drives $250K in provincial transit funding to Orillia

'This additional funding will help deliver safe and reliable public transit for local communities,' says Ford, noting money is to help mitigate financial impacts of COVID-19
Family of late Rush drummer raises money for local cancer centre

Family of late Rush drummer raises money for local cancer centre

'A lot of friends and family have been through the RVH doors,' says Neil Peart's sister, who lives in Gravenhurst
Respiratory virus straining hospital capacity: local pediatrician

Respiratory virus straining hospital capacity: local pediatrician

'The peak of RSV tends to be later in the winter, around December through February. I don’t think we’re through the thick of it,' says Dr. Leah Bartlett
SIU probe continues into fatal police shootings in Alcona

SIU probe continues into fatal police shootings in Alcona

Constables Morgan Russell and Devon Northrup shot and killed just more than a month ago by a man inside Alcona home
'We do better sheltering our dogs and cats than fragile humans'

'We do better sheltering our dogs and cats than fragile humans'

As wintry weather arrives, citizen raises concerns about fate of local people experiencing homelessness; 'I want truth and action'
'We're not backing down': Education workers show solidarity

'We're not backing down': Education workers show solidarity

'We are present, still here and we want to make sure that they follow through on their commitment to repeal Bill 28,' says CUPE member
'Solemn day': Family's military ties run deep for local man

'Solemn day': Family's military ties run deep for local man

'It’s everything I can do to fight back tears every time I go up to put the wreath down,' says Indigenous man who came to area to work at Casino Rama
Long-time Barrie mayor eyes district chair post in Muskoka

Long-time Barrie mayor eyes district chair post in Muskoka

'Many of the challenges facing Muskoka are those I believe I can bring my energy and experience to addressing,' says outgoing Barrie mayor, who did not seek fourth term
York Region company relocating to Barrie, bringing 900 jobs

York Region company relocating to Barrie, bringing 900 jobs

'We work on behalf of major banks, financial institutions, technology companies,' says Bill Gosling Outsourcing president; Company's head office to be located in downtown Barrie's Lakeview Corporate Centre