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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

York Region company relocating to Barrie, bringing 900 jobs

York Region company relocating to Barrie, bringing 900 jobs

'We work on behalf of major banks, financial institutions, technology companies,' says Bill Gosling Outsourcing president; Company's head office to be located in downtown Barrie's Lakeview Corporate Centre
Mayoral candidates debate how to handle CNCC prisoner drop-offs

Mayoral candidates debate how to handle CNCC prisoner drop-offs

County’s latest figures show nearly 35% of people experiencing homelessness are doing so because they were released from health or correctional facilities
<b>COLUMN:</b> Summit Series heroics not to be forgotten

COLUMN: Summit Series heroics not to be forgotten

Canada’s talent pool was so deep the Soviets would be buried eight games in a row... or so we thought, writes reporter Bob Bruton
Century-old military mystery lingers for area woman

Century-old military mystery lingers for area woman

'We heard that he was killed in France, that he had volunteered to bring in the wounded from a field and that he was bombed,' Colleen Kelly-Desrochers says of her grandfather; Barrie legion historian hosting talk Tuesday night
Union Jacks flying off the shelves after Queen’s death

Union Jacks flying off the shelves after Queen’s death

'It’s been overwhelming. We’re printing again all weekend,' says Cecilia Burke, CEO of the Flag Store
Thong-wearing protester says charges shouldn't affect mayor run

Thong-wearing protester says charges shouldn't affect mayor run

'I’m fighting against lies and the corruption of the government. That’s why I started running. I’m not a politician. I never liked politics in the first place,' says Weldon Hachey
Area busker saddled with 'ridiculous' insurance rates

Area busker saddled with 'ridiculous' insurance rates

'I’m just appalled. People drive cars and they don’t pay $30 a day,' says Barrie musician Dean Wiseman
Construction worker struck by falling cement at  Barrie job site

Construction worker struck by falling cement at Barrie job site

'I would guess (the cement weighed) several hundred pounds,' says deputy fire chief
Man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in trench collapse

Man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in trench collapse

Ministry of Labour notified and was to commence its investigation Wednesday morning
<b>COLUMN:</b> Trump pardon could be act of mercy for Americans

COLUMN: Trump pardon could be act of mercy for Americans

If convicted of possessing classified government documents, Trump could spend time behind bars, although that seems unlikely, writes reporter Bob Bruton