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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.

Recent Work by Bob

Car driver, bike rider flee the scene after 'head-scratcher' evening crash

Car driver, bike rider flee the scene after 'head-scratcher' evening crash

'It’s very rare to have a cyclist not get injured in a collision like that, be thrown from their bike, let alone as soon as the ambulance arrives, turn around and run away,' says Barrie police official
City marching toward connected Bryne Dr. to further open up Barrie's south end

City marching toward connected Bryne Dr. to further open up Barrie's south end

Ward councillor calls Bryne Drive project 'long overdue'; Critical north-south link will connect Mapleview Drive and Essa Road
RVH becomes Canada's first health-care setting to unveil Downie-Wenjack Legacy Space

RVH becomes Canada's first health-care setting to unveil Downie-Wenjack Legacy Space

'This launch is an important step toward truth and reconciliation,' says Indigenous patient navigator at Barrie hospital's cancer care centre
YMCA officials hope to bring council 'up to speed' on possible H-Block plans for new facility

YMCA officials hope to bring council 'up to speed' on possible H-Block plans for new facility

'At this time, we are not looking into any other sites,' YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka president says of property beside downtown library branch
City, BIA hammering out new financial deal for downtown projects

City, BIA hammering out new financial deal for downtown projects

'To put simply, building Meridian Place was a watershed moment for the vitality of downtown,' says Coun. Sergio Morales
City's water network needs more funding to plug gaps, handle future expansion

City's water network needs more funding to plug gaps, handle future expansion

'Under-investment could mean that more assets (water infrastructure) fail or they take longer to fix, making interruption of service an issue,' says city official
Enforcement against absentee landlords in east end could have 'significant benefits'

Enforcement against absentee landlords in east end could have 'significant benefits'

Barrie pilot project comes with $966.76 annual business licence fee for homeowners to rent out their houses
Tornado relief not blowing City of Barrie's way

Tornado relief not blowing City of Barrie's way

It’s estimated the July 15 tornado will have a total financial impact of $357,000 in 2021 on the city and the Barrie Police Services
<b>COLUMN:</b> The pleasure of a soft chair at Thanksgiving

COLUMN: The pleasure of a soft chair at Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving memories are a little unusual but, as is the norm, of my own making
Boil-water advisory lifted in Horseshoe area

Boil-water advisory lifted in Horseshoe area

The boil water advisory had been put in place Thursday, officials say