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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

Could Ontario mayors soon be granted veto powers?

Could Ontario mayors soon be granted veto powers?

'Done right, this could help move some things faster and overcome some problems like NIMBY ... But done wrong, it could do a lot more damage,' says Barrie mayor
Barrie police unveil new checkerboard look for some cruisers

Barrie police unveil new checkerboard look for some cruisers

'They need to attract the attention of motorists, but they also need to be able to quickly be identified as a police vehicle,' Barrie police chief says of new design
'BoneShaker' lives up to its name for local mountain bikers

'BoneShaker' lives up to its name for local mountain bikers

Hardwood hosts Canadian Mountain Bike Championships; 'It’s pretty challenging with all the obstacles and hills and stuff,' says local competitor
Barrie police investigating 'absolutely scary' incident

Barrie police investigating 'absolutely scary' incident

Man in serious condition after what police say 'appears' to have been a shooting at The Foundry where many Georgian College students live
YMCA looking for bigger, better site for community hub

YMCA looking for bigger, better site for community hub

'I don’t know if there’s anything in downtown Barrie that we can afford,' laments YMCA official
'Instinct saved people’s lives,' Barrie mayor says of tornado

'Instinct saved people’s lives,' Barrie mayor says of tornado

'When you think about it, somewhere in your head is the knowledge that when stuff starts flying by the window, you run downstairs,' says Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman
Barrie councillor served with sexual harassment lawsuit: lawyer

Barrie councillor served with sexual harassment lawsuit: lawyer

'Mr. McCann was served the claim via an alternative to personal service,' says official from law firm representing city staffer
Barrie OKs multi-faceted plan to tackle addiction, social issues

Barrie OKs multi-faceted plan to tackle addiction, social issues

City will aks province to raise Ontario Works and ODSP rates to ensure those are above the poverty line, among many other measures
<b>COLUMN:</b> Voters need to bear down on election choice

COLUMN: Voters need to bear down on election choice

'Let’s face it, you get one chance every four years to have your say on provincial politics and Thursday is it. So get out and vote,' implores columnist
Hundreds attend Alzheimer's Walk to shine spotlight on disease

Hundreds attend Alzheimer's Walk to shine spotlight on disease

'It’s certainly a very challenging journey for the whole family to see your loved one change, see their personality change,' says Barrie woman