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Marg. Bruineman

Marg. Bruineman is an award-winning journalist who focuses on justice issues and human interest stories

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Recent Work by Marg.

'True Canadian experience': Georgian's international students find permanent home in area

'True Canadian experience': Georgian's international students find permanent home in area

'It is very hard to come to a new country, a harsh weather situation, adjust to the culture, adjust to the food, then find work,' says one student who hails from India
Local MP worried health agency's use of cellphone data infringes on privacy rights

Local MP worried health agency's use of cellphone data infringes on privacy rights

'There’s been a pattern of overreach on the part of governments,' says Brassard, who is also the ethics critic
Hospitals hit with 'one-two punch' amid rising admissions, staff shortages

Hospitals hit with 'one-two punch' amid rising admissions, staff shortages

'I am concerned. We are indeed seeing a very large number of cases here,' lamented Charles Gardner, the region's medical officer of health
Popular Oro-Medonte nature area swamped in snow <b>(16 photos)</b>

Popular Oro-Medonte nature area swamped in snow (16 photos)

Canadian author Margaret Atwood donated property set within the forested hills of the Oro Moraine to the Nature Conservancy of Canada
Local man tells court he's cleaned up his act following involvement in overdose death

Local man tells court he's cleaned up his act following involvement in overdose death

Recovering heroin addict, who moved in with his parents in Orillia, says he wants to return to his job and reconnect with his kids; Sentencing set for March 17
Working from home poses risks to both employer and employees

Working from home poses risks to both employer and employees

'Are we going to see a complete shift to remote working opportunities, or is it going to be too much of a hassle?' asks area lawyer
'Flip-flop' on restrictions creates challenges for employers, lawyer says

'Flip-flop' on restrictions creates challenges for employers, lawyer says

'What I’m seeing now from an employment perspective is a lot of businesses have reached the end of their tether,' says area lawyer
Local entrepreneur all fired up over hot sauce business

Local entrepreneur all fired up over hot sauce business

Terry Williams, who doubles as a local transit driver, had burning desire to get back to business as pandemic rules eased
Simcoe County's Hendrie Tract is off the beaten path <b>(9 photos)</b>

Simcoe County's Hendrie Tract is off the beaten path (9 photos)

The County of Simcoe owns and manages more than 150 different forest tracts spanning 33,000 acres
'We are not able to keep up with demand,' says offical at testing site

'We are not able to keep up with demand,' says offical at testing site

'We have lots of staff at all centres that are starting to develop symptoms,' notes official, saying the challenge is keeping health-care workers healthy