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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.

Tribunal calls township's plan to control rentals bad planning

Tribunal calls township's plan to control rentals bad planning

'It would be time for everybody to sit down and try to come to a reasonable solution on this,' says president of local group that challenged the bylaw
'Great resolution': Former timeshare owners finally see payout

'Great resolution': Former timeshare owners finally see payout

'We’re getting more than double what my greatest expectation was,' says timeshare owner after 'herculean effort' to track down interval owners
Popular Kempenfest, rooted in art, still celebrates artisans

Popular Kempenfest, rooted in art, still celebrates artisans

While some aspects of Kempenfest have changed, others remain exactly the same after 50 years; Popular festival at Barrie waterfront starts Friday
THE BIG READ: How short-term vacation rentals are ruining the neighbourhood

THE BIG READ: How short-term vacation rentals are ruining the neighbourhood

Living next door to a ‘ghost hotel’ has become a nightmare for many Ontario homeowners. Cities and towns across the province are struggling to keep the peace without turning away tourists
Request for publication ban requires full hearing, judge says

Request for publication ban requires full hearing, judge says

Defence lawyer says client 'felt fearful in the community due to the media attention,' but judge says accused’s current application 'is deficient in a number of areas'
One year after tornado, research team returning to Barrie

One year after tornado, research team returning to Barrie

'We want to examine actually what’s happening in Barrie in terms of recovery,' says Northern Tornadoes Project official
Quebec man charged in Wasaga abduction; woman still missing

Quebec man charged in Wasaga abduction; woman still missing

'Our ultimate goal is to find Elnaz and bring her home to her family,' says OPP spokesperson
Local reservists will be key to Arctic mission <b>(5 photos)</b>

Local reservists will be key to Arctic mission (5 photos)

'We practise in that harsh climate and it’s one of things that few Canadians get to do,' said Orillia paramedic who is part of team going to Arctic in August
'Comedy gold': Police officer takes on turkey <b>(Video)</b>

'Comedy gold': Police officer takes on turkey (Video)

Resident captures 'true urban turkey' playing Russian Roulette with passing cars and officer's attempt to thwart the determined turkey
Rogers outage leaves many in Orillia scrambling for service

Rogers outage leaves many in Orillia scrambling for service

'It’s definitely a little bit stress inducing,' said a Rogers customer; Local emergency officials say they are mostly not impacted by the outage