Skip to content

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

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
For sale: 35,000 books and a grey-haired ghost

For sale: 35,000 books and a grey-haired ghost

Popular Rivendell Books in the Wellington Plaza on the market as owner Wendy Cahill eyes retirement; Some of the titles may surprise you
Message to Dad: Another ring on the tree, another year without you

Message to Dad: Another ring on the tree, another year without you

'You taught me how to use a chain saw without killing myself and you set a mean pace for me to keep up to when it came to splitting wood,' writes Ian McInroy
When area officer had the chance to join canine unit, 'I pounced on it'

When area officer had the chance to join canine unit, 'I pounced on it'

Const. John Lamont, whose police dogs have included Thunder and Thor, received Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor-General for 20 years of service
Roberta Place worker who contracted COVID eager to return to work someday soon

Roberta Place worker who contracted COVID eager to return to work someday soon

'A lot of people are telling me, ‘Why don’t you look for another career?' I tell them I really love working with the residents,' says Neil Orpilla
Take several steps back in time on Nine Mile Portage Heritage Trail <b>(10 photos)</b>

Take several steps back in time on Nine Mile Portage Heritage Trail (10 photos)

Historic trail begins at Memorial Square/Meridian Place in downtown Barrie and ends at Historic Fort Willow in Springwater Township