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Bob Bruton

Bob Bruton

Bob Bruton began his newspaper career as a sports/news reporter and photographer in 1982 with the Strathroy Age-Dispatch, just outside of London, Ont. He came to Barrie in 1985, joining the Examiner’s sports department until 1988 before moving to the newsroom where he covered city hall, wrote editorials, columns and features until the paper closed in November 2017. He became a full-time member of the Barrie Today news team in December 2020.

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bob@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Bob

With arrival of Victoria Day weekend, here are some camping tips

With arrival of Victoria Day weekend, here are some camping tips

'A rainy weekend doesn’t have to be a miserable weekend for camping. As long as you go prepared for the weather, you can have a blast,' says First Kempenfelt Scouter
Tightening up homes would help in wind storms, tornadoes

Tightening up homes would help in wind storms, tornadoes

'It is quite likely that most of the structural damage, which occurred because of the EF2 tornado, can be significantly reduced or eliminated,' says city official
Mixed housing project approved along Harvie Rd.

Mixed housing project approved along Harvie Rd.

'It passed on consent because I was satisfied with the answers,' says ward councillor
Georgian Dr. project could take pressure off college area

Georgian Dr. project could take pressure off college area

'The density is appropriate because it will serve both the hospital and Georgian College and it is located on a major road with transit service,' says ward councillor
City's report card on affordable housing 'very discouraging'

City's report card on affordable housing 'very discouraging'

'Rental vacancy is really low, we have no means of keeping rental rates affordable, and we need to look at our strategy,' says councillor
HIP project at Barrie Central site beginning to take shape

HIP project at Barrie Central site beginning to take shape

'We’ve since come back (with) a much more intense development,' HIP official says at public meeting
Two-tower proposal on Collier St. described as 'quite modest'

Two-tower proposal on Collier St. described as 'quite modest'

'We see this proposal as fitting into the range of tall buildings that exist and are emerging within the existing land area,' says planning consultant
Sport tourism strategy could get some playing time

Sport tourism strategy could get some playing time

Councillor says sport tourism strategy is similar to the tourism master plan, which will assess Barrie in terms of infrastructure and resources for sport tourism
MacLaren asks city for more funding to create 'stable base'

MacLaren asks city for more funding to create 'stable base'

'I am troubled about the way the numbers were presented,' says councillor following presentation from gallery officials
McCann takes aim at tent demonstration along city waterfront

McCann takes aim at tent demonstration along city waterfront

'I found the protests, I’ll use the word 'interesting' in its loosest sense,' says councillor, who also asked how city bylaw officials responded