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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

Thrift store storage shed and contents damaged by fire

Thrift store storage shed and contents damaged by fire

'The shed was damaged, but the fire didn’t actually get into the building itself,' said Deputy Fire Chief Derek Wilson
COLUMN: Big question around electric vehicles will always be cost

COLUMN: Big question around electric vehicles will always be cost

Columnist says he wants to help the environment, but also says electric cars must be affordable to consumers
Big concern? Hwy. 400 ONroute billboard a 'great big ... spam board'

Big concern? Hwy. 400 ONroute billboard a 'great big ... spam board'

Company official says Barrie is the only municipality that has applied its sign-bylaw regulations to proposed digital billboards
Snowbirds, CF-18 demonstration team flying into region this summer

Snowbirds, CF-18 demonstration team flying into region this summer

More than 60,000 people attended the 2023 airshow in Barrie
'Upcycling': New plant-based food facility sprouting in region

'Upcycling': New plant-based food facility sprouting in region

'We are redefining what it means to eat well,' said Green Bowl Foods boss
Affordable housing project to be built on Bayfield Street

Affordable housing project to be built on Bayfield Street

'It’s near everything, people can enjoy the lake, there’s public transit, everything that was needed for affordable housing seemed to come together,' said official
Rising from ashes: Paint flying again after fire at Barrie facility

Rising from ashes: Paint flying again after fire at Barrie facility

'It’s been really good to be open again,' said Barrie Paintball owner Mike Clark
Former mayoral candidate files $5.5M lawsuit against Barrie, John Doe

Former mayoral candidate files $5.5M lawsuit against Barrie, John Doe

A statement of claim filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on March 28, 2024 says ‘confidentiality is a matter of mere lip service’ at the City of Barrie
Automatic speed cameras net Barrie $460k in less than three months

Automatic speed cameras net Barrie $460k in less than three months

'Let’s just make sure the objective is to improve the safety of the neighbourhood in which they are being used, and not for a revenue generator,' says resident
COLUMN: Lack of winter weather will be felt in the summer

COLUMN: Lack of winter weather will be felt in the summer

Sure, we got blasted this week, but relatively mild winter often means drier spring and summer to follow, warns columnist
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