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Ian McInroy

Ian McInroy

Ian McInroy is an award-winning photographer and journalist with more than 30 years in the industry. While working at newspapers in York Region and since the early 1990s at the Barrie Examiner, Ian has covered breaking news, politics and sports, as well as writing and illustrating feature stories about a wide variety of topics in Simcoe County. He has lived in Thornton since 1988 with his wife, Brenda. Together they have two adult children: a daughter Bailey and son Connor.

Recent Work by Ian

Hatchet marks on floor recall a bygone era on Blake Street

Hatchet marks on floor recall a bygone era on Blake Street

'The older and more beat up it gets, the more character it has,' owner says of stately Blake Street home that once sported a stable and was a rooming house for boys
‘The last time I was in here, it was the Clarkson’

‘The last time I was in here, it was the Clarkson’

Historic building in downtown Barrie has had many incarnations over the decades, including the Clarkson House, Clarkson Hotel, and Tiff's; Today, it includes the work of local artisans and executive suites
The story behind how Barrie's public waterfront was created may surprise you

The story behind how Barrie's public waterfront was created may surprise you

'It took the city getting the railway lands to basically turn the head of the bay into a premier parkland that is the envy of many communities across the country,' says local historian
The story behind how Centennial Beach was created may surprise you

The story behind how Centennial Beach was created may surprise you

'It took the city getting the railway lands to basically turn the head of the bay into a premier parkland that is the envy of many communities across the country,' says local historian
Second World War veteran recalls loss, heartache felt during wartime

Second World War veteran recalls loss, heartache felt during wartime

At 96 years old, Mac MacDonald is a longtime member of the 441 Huronia Wing RCAF Association, which meets monthly at the Barrie legion
Second World War veteran recalls loss, heartache felt during wartime

Second World War veteran recalls loss, heartache felt during wartime

At 96 years old, Mac MacDonald is a longtime member of the 441 Huronia Wing RCAF Association, which meets monthly at the Barrie legion
<b>THE FRONT LINE:</b> 'I wanted to do something that mattered'

THE FRONT LINE: 'I wanted to do something that mattered'

Barrie police Insp. Rich Johnston says COVID-19 has been challenging, but the local department has embraced change and innovation
Church bells will chime 75 times Friday to mark VE Day

Church bells will chime 75 times Friday to mark VE Day

'I have known many of Barrie's Second World War veterans and mourned their passing, one by one, over the past two decades. There are very few of ‘Canada's greatest generation’ left'
Stroll through Barrie history from the comfort of your home

Stroll through Barrie history from the comfort of your home

Barrie Historical Archive becoming a ‘go-to’ resource for authors, city officials, consultants, journalists, teachers, churches, and researchers
Ever wonder how the Five Points came to be?

Ever wonder how the Five Points came to be?

Downtown Barrie's historic intersection was born from survey lines on a map; 'The Five Points is Barrie. It’s always been the Five Points'