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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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bob@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Bob

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
Historic train engine to be donated to county museum

Historic train engine to be donated to county museum

Engine 1531 fits into the experience of the transportation theme offered by Simcoe County Museum, where more than 8,000 students visit annually
<b>COLUMN:</b> Voters need to bear down on election choice

COLUMN: Voters need to bear down on election choice

City hall reporter says he doesn't want to hear any griping from people who opted not to cast a ballot on Thursday
Former Penetanguishene mayor vying for Barrie council's top seat

Former Penetanguishene mayor vying for Barrie council's top seat

'I gave it some serious thought, have been chewing on it for a while, and threw my name in the ring,' says Gerry Marshall
Tightening up homes would help in wind storms, tornadoes

Tightening up homes would help in wind storms, tornadoes

'It is quite likely that most of the structural damage, which occurred because of the EF2 tornado, can be significantly reduced or eliminated,' official says
With arrival of Victoria Day weekend, here are some camping tips

With arrival of Victoria Day weekend, here are some camping tips

'A rainy weekend doesn’t have to be a miserable weekend for camping. As long as you go prepared for the weather, you can have a blast,' scout says
Living on the edge: Mariposa skating coach switches gears to help Leafs

Living on the edge: Mariposa skating coach switches gears to help Leafs

'The way the game has trended now and with the speed of the game, skating has become arguably the most important aspect,' says Paul Matheson
<b>COLUMN:</b> Ford's pre-election giveaways should go elsewhere

COLUMN: Ford's pre-election giveaways should go elsewhere

Premier and his conservative cronies have been handing back our money like it’s hot to the touch, like it smells bad and they don’t want it anymore, says reporter
MZO request on hold, planned business park in limbo (4 photos)

MZO request on hold, planned business park in limbo (4 photos)

'My clients made the decision to withdraw the deputation because it seemed that there was opposition to what was being proposed,' says planning consultant for company eyeing Springwater property
Intentional destruction of geese eggs 'unethical and immoral'

Intentional destruction of geese eggs 'unethical and immoral'

'When I see the circumstances of unethical and immoral trapping or disposal of eggs, I will stand up and I will speak,' says frustrated resident