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<b>MEET THE NEWS TEAM:</b> Reporter Bob Bruton

MEET THE NEWS TEAM: Reporter Bob Bruton

'Oftentimes the stories you are looking forward to don’t turn out to be highlights, and the ones which seem trivial end up having real teeth'
<b>COLUMN:</b> School shutdown stinks, but we will make it work

COLUMN: School shutdown stinks, but we will make it work

'The last 48 hours or so have been filled with worry, concern and conversations with friends and family about how we will make it work,' writes Nikki Cole
<b>MEET THE NEWS TEAM:</b> Reporter Nikki Cole

MEET THE NEWS TEAM: Reporter Nikki Cole

'As a kid I always loved to write stories, and that continued to grow as I got older'
<b>COLUMN:</b> It's WrestleMania week, so embrace the corniness and enjoy the spectacle

COLUMN: It's WrestleMania week, so embrace the corniness and enjoy the spectacle

From Hulk Hogan to the newest crop of WWE stars, BarrieToday reporter says it feels like being a kid all over again every time
<b>MEET THE NEWS TEAM:</b> Editor Raymond Bowe

MEET THE NEWS TEAM: Editor Raymond Bowe

'Breaking news always gets the juices flowing most for me, but aside from that, stories that lead to change for the better are always rewarding'
<b>MEET THE NEWS TEAM:</b> Reporter Nathan Taylor

MEET THE NEWS TEAM: Reporter Nathan Taylor

Veteran reporter Nathan Taylor says there's 'nothing quite like the feeling of sharing positive news with people'
<b>MEET THE NEWS TEAM:</b> Reporter Shawn Gibson

MEET THE NEWS TEAM: Reporter Shawn Gibson

'In the end, just do the reporting and don’t worry about divisive people in the community,' says Rexdale native
<b>REPORTER SHOP TALK:</b> Anonymous or eponymous?

REPORTER SHOP TALK: Anonymous or eponymous?

'It brings out a little bit of the worst in some people. But I think most people act the same way depending on how their character is built. What I think it does is opens the door for those toxic people.'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Provincial zoning orders taking authority away from local governments

COLUMN: Provincial zoning orders taking authority away from local governments

Local governments should be able to make their own planning decisions on residential, commercial, industrial and institutional development
<b>COLUMN:</b> Politicians only face real justice on Election Day

COLUMN: Politicians only face real justice on Election Day

There’s really not much consensus — or at least public consensus — on what can and should be done to thwart bad behaviour