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Ian McInroy

Ian McInroy

Ian McInroy is an award-winning photographer and journalist with more than 30 years in the industry. While working at newspapers in York Region and since the early 1990s at the Barrie Examiner, Ian has covered breaking news, politics and sports, as well as writing and illustrating feature stories about a wide variety of topics in Simcoe County. He has lived in Thornton since 1988 with his wife, Brenda. Together they have two adult children: a daughter Bailey and son Connor.

Recent Work by Ian

Baking instructor finds satisfaction in bringing people 'a little bit of happiness'

Baking instructor finds satisfaction in bringing people 'a little bit of happiness'

'When you’re eating a pastry, you’re not sad. It makes people happy. You’re giving someone something to look forward to at the end of their meal,' says Georgian College instructor
Comics, coins, cards and collectibles: Hobbies taken to new level during pandemic <b>(12 photos)</b>

Comics, coins, cards and collectibles: Hobbies taken to new level during pandemic (12 photos)

'During the pandemic, we saw a huge increase in people looking for good stories to read for themselves or their children,' says comic-book store owner
Impacted by urban expansion and disease, efforts underway to protect bat habitat <b>(6 photos)</b>

Impacted by urban expansion and disease, efforts underway to protect bat habitat (6 photos)

Bats are hungry creatures and can eat up to half their body weight in bugs in one night, reducing the amount of pesticides humans use
Trail grooming far cry from days of dragging skids, bedsprings <b>(6 photos)</b>

Trail grooming far cry from days of dragging skids, bedsprings (6 photos)

'It was really (sledders) that used their ingenuity and tried to build something they thought they could pull along and try to level the trail,' says snowmobile club president
Former homicide detective set to retire, penning second murder-mystery novel

Former homicide detective set to retire, penning second murder-mystery novel

Staff Sgt. Norm Meech joined Barrie police in 1997 and recalls early days of policing; 'My first issued cellphone was in a shoulder bag that you carried with you,' he says
Aviation dream takes flight on wings of CFB Borden family’s military values <b>(3 photos)</b>

Aviation dream takes flight on wings of CFB Borden family’s military values (3 photos)

Area high school graduate Meagan Daley wants to become a commercial pilot, but never forgets her military roots; 'It takes both sacrifice and strength to serve Canada'
Sunken side-wheel steamer in Kempenfelt Bay deemed diver’s delight <b>(4 photos)</b>

Sunken side-wheel steamer in Kempenfelt Bay deemed diver’s delight (4 photos)

'One of the most exciting aspects of the wreck to see is one of the remaining paddle wheels,' master diver says of the J.C. Morrison
CFB Borden chronicles Canada's military aviation history to dizzying heights <b>(10 photos)</b>

CFB Borden chronicles Canada's military aviation history to dizzying heights (10 photos)

From the CF-104 Starfighter to the CF-101 Voodoo and the CF-116 Freedom Fighter to the F-86 Sabre, Base Borden Military Museum takes people back in time
Victory not always on the battlefield, says father whose son was killed in Afghanistan

Victory not always on the battlefield, says father whose son was killed in Afghanistan

'The Taliban are not afraid of guns and bombs; they’re afraid of school children with school books. That’s why (Kevin) went,' says Fred McKay
Barrie Hill Farms supplanted tobacco crop with myriad of fruits, vegetables <b>(8 photos)</b>

Barrie Hill Farms supplanted tobacco crop with myriad of fruits, vegetables (8 photos)

From asparagus to blueberries and sweet corn to pumpkins, 'there’s something to pick here every day from May until October,' says Morris Gervais