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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

<b>COLUMN:</b> It's Ottawa's fault CEOs can't keep hands out of cookie jar

COLUMN: It's Ottawa's fault CEOs can't keep hands out of cookie jar

In retrospect, you’d be surprised if these companies didn’t take the federal handout because it was, well, free money
Warming centre in Barrie dismantled by organizers following complaint

Warming centre in Barrie dismantled by organizers following complaint

'To be honest, I’m not surprised. ... I’m really sad, though, because it’s cold. It’s really cold,' says city councillor
Employee at Barrie Courthouse tests positive for COVID

Employee at Barrie Courthouse tests positive for COVID

Employee last present in Barrie Courthouse Dec. 31 and was tested Jan. 3 after experiencing unspecified symptoms, which began Jan. 1, says internal memo
Colts eager to get back on the ice, but there will be no fans in the stands

Colts eager to get back on the ice, but there will be no fans in the stands

'A lot of them have careers at stake and a lot of them have a lot of ambitions to go play pro hockey,' says Colts majority owner
Wet and warm: region's winter forecast calls for more of the same

Wet and warm: region's winter forecast calls for more of the same

'Right now, the signal is there’s a better chance it’s going to be above normal in terms of temperatures for the next three months,' meteorologist says
<b>COLUMN:</b> Christmas magic comes in many forms

COLUMN: Christmas magic comes in many forms

The lengths parents go to may seem a little silly some times, but it's all about ensuring they enjoy some Christmas magic
Orillia OPP arrest woman for assault in wake of Barrie incident

Orillia OPP arrest woman for assault in wake of Barrie incident

City police have charged the 30-year-old following racially motivated incident involving community advocate
Hometown Hockey scores with local fans in Oro-Medonte <b>(9 photos)</b>

Hometown Hockey scores with local fans in Oro-Medonte (9 photos)

'Can’t believe we forgot our (Toronto Maple Leafs) jerseys,' says local mom during Hometown Hockey festivities at Horseshoe Resort
Orillia Legion will only raise flag briefly on Remembrance Day

Orillia Legion will only raise flag briefly on Remembrance Day

Barrie Legion has decided to raise flags to full mast, a decision that is 'unfortunate,' says local elder Jeff Monague
Former Barrie OPP property to be home for 'badly needed' social housing

Former Barrie OPP property to be home for 'badly needed' social housing

'Projects like this can’t come soon enough,' says Barrie Mayor; OPP detachment will be razed to make way for 150 affordable and social housing units