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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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Recent Work by Bob

COLUMN: More governing, less politicking from Queen's Park please

COLUMN: More governing, less politicking from Queen's Park please

'Politicians do whatever it takes to get elected, then immediately start doing whatever it takes to be re-elected,' reporter writes
'Nothing ... to suggest any criminality' in fatal toddler crash: police

'Nothing ... to suggest any criminality' in fatal toddler crash: police

'We’re dealing with, obviously, a neighbourhood and a family and a driver of a vehicle that have all been involved in a very traumatic incident,' says Barrie police official
No conflict of interest with iPolitics newsletter: Barrie mayor

No conflict of interest with iPolitics newsletter: Barrie mayor

'Due to the absence of a print newspaper in Barrie, residents have reported a communication gap between the city and its citizens,' Nuttall says
'Helping hand': CMHA hooks up new services in downtown Barrie

'Helping hand': CMHA hooks up new services in downtown Barrie

'We have relocated and added six justice beds that are a direct resource for people, plus an Indigenous navigator, an outreach worker and a nurse as well,' says official
COLUMN: Big question around electric vehicles will always be cost

COLUMN: Big question around electric vehicles will always be cost

City hall reporter Bob Bruton says he wants to help the environment, but also says electric cars must be affordable to consumers
'Shocking': Number of speed-camera tickets exceeds expectations

'Shocking': Number of speed-camera tickets exceeds expectations

Council debates whether more people should be hired to due to volume of tickets being handed out
Plant-based foods company 'redefining what it means to eat well'

Plant-based foods company 'redefining what it means to eat well'

Green Bowl Foods sprouts up in area
Snowbirds, CF-18 demonstration team flying into region this summer

Snowbirds, CF-18 demonstration team flying into region this summer

More than 60,000 people attending the 2023 Barrie airshow
Court ruling on panhandling labelled 'wake-up call' for Barrie

Court ruling on panhandling labelled 'wake-up call' for Barrie

'This ruling is a recognition of the fact that survival should not be criminalized,' says former city councillor Keenan Aylwin
Rising from ashes: Paint flying again after fire at Barrie facility

Rising from ashes: Paint flying again after fire at Barrie facility

'It’s been really good to be open again,' said Barrie Paintball owner Mike Clark
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