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Marg. Bruineman

Marg. Bruineman is an award-winning journalist who focuses on justice issues and human interest stories

Recent Work by Marg.

Increase in local COVID patients 'concerning' with new variant on the horizon

Increase in local COVID patients 'concerning' with new variant on the horizon

'We’re all a little bit disheartened to see another variant, but it was going to be a matter of time,' says RVH physician
Birdwatchers swoop into area to catch glimpse of rare gull <b>(4 photos)</b>

Birdwatchers swoop into area to catch glimpse of rare gull (4 photos)

'This is a gull that is common on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and Alaska, and is rarely seen inland, even in B.C. It is almost unheard of in Ontario,' says biologist
Murder of father led area woman to vocation in victim services

Murder of father led area woman to vocation in victim services

After her father was found shot to death at a farm north of Barrie in 1992, Kim Kneeshaw found her calling helping other victims in their darkest hours
Victims' families hope 'cold and callous' killer never gets released from prison

Victims' families hope 'cold and callous' killer never gets released from prison

'I just pray for strength and put one foot in front of the other and know there are better days ahead,' says mom of murdered Barrie teen
Daley will be locked up at least 18 years for father-son murder

Daley will be locked up at least 18 years for father-son murder

Dyrrin Daley found guilty in August of two counts of second-degree murder; Nickolas and James Pasowisty were stabbed to death in 2017
Retired Barrie police sergeant granted absolute discharge in 'unintentional' shooting

Retired Barrie police sergeant granted absolute discharge in 'unintentional' shooting

'He’s free to live his life as if he had never been charged. Nothing remains for him to do but move on,' says defence lawyer
Mother describes double-murder as 'disgusting, animalistic, satanic attack'

Mother describes double-murder as 'disgusting, animalistic, satanic attack'

'When I try to think about my son… images of what you have done come to my mind and that’s all I can see,' Rose Beaton says in victim impact statement
Court hears sentencing submissions in 'brutal' father-son murder case

Court hears sentencing submissions in 'brutal' father-son murder case

Sentencing hearing being held today for Dyrrin Daley, who was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder in August
RVH containing, closely monitoring COVID outbreak that has claimed two lives

RVH containing, closely monitoring COVID outbreak that has claimed two lives

'We do not know the exact origin yet,' says Barrie hospital president
RVH terminates 39 employees for not complying with vaccination, testing policies

RVH terminates 39 employees for not complying with vaccination, testing policies

Barrie hospital president says 99.26% of the organization is vaccinated and the remainder are in the final stages of becoming fully vaccinated