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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.

Oro-Medonte's cannabis complaints fail smell test at tribunal

Oro-Medonte's cannabis complaints fail smell test at tribunal

'Planning decisions can’t be made based on the stigma around a new legalized crop such as cannabis,' says lawyer, calling situation 'a highly politically charged issue in the township'
Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in fatal 2021 shooting

Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in fatal 2021 shooting

Male, 17, killed at his south-end Barrie home Nov. 19, 2021; Alexander Craggs has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact of murder
'Bottom of the price barrel': Home prices starting to rebound

'Bottom of the price barrel': Home prices starting to rebound

'My feeling is that it’s actually started to go back up again in January,' says head of area real estate association
Model used at inquest to illustrate tragic events <b>(VIDEO)</b>

Model used at inquest to illustrate tragic events (VIDEO)

Coroner's jury makes no recommendations following two-day inquest, determining Michael Pridham's death in 2018 at Oro-Medonte job site was accidental
Inquest jury hears how conveyor 'folded up,' killing worker

Inquest jury hears how conveyor 'folded up,' killing worker

Michael Pridham, a 35-year-old father of two, died in 2018 from injuries sustained at Oro-Medonte work site; 'He was an experienced gentleman,' says witness
Former area man convicted of sex assault involving child

Former area man convicted of sex assault involving child

Judge finds man’s 'blanket denial' of accusations and his testimony 'completely unreliable'; Sentencing submissions scheduled for March 10
Woman charged in pedestrian crash to stay in jail over holidays

Woman charged in pedestrian crash to stay in jail over holidays

Cassie Korzenko, 32, scheduled to return to court Dec. 28 for video remand
Advocate says justice system still fails abuse victims

Advocate says justice system still fails abuse victims

'There’s a feeling of not being heard by the justice system,' says local frustrated woman, adding things need to change
Sex assault victims want ability to opt out of publication bans

Sex assault victims want ability to opt out of publication bans

'Silence is a superpower for predators and pedophiles. That’s how they can continue to do what they’re doing,' says Barrie woman
A 'tragedy': HIV-positive woman says justice system failed her

A 'tragedy': HIV-positive woman says justice system failed her

Advocates say courts have often misinterpreted science around the virus; 'A lot of people still don’t understand how HIV is transmitted and who are the most vulnerable,' says Gilbert Centre executive director