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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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Recent Work by Bob

Snapped hydro pole closes section of Bayfield St. for repairs <b>(update: reopened)</b>

Snapped hydro pole closes section of Bayfield St. for repairs (update: reopened)

Bayfield’s northbound lanes, between Ferris and Cundles West, are expected to remain closed until around 7 p.m. tonight
Some councillors skeptical of housing pledge under Bill 23

Some councillors skeptical of housing pledge under Bill 23

Legislation calls for 1.5 million new homes to be built in Ontario by 2031; 'We don’t do construction, we don’t do building, we do permitting,' says Barrie mayor
UPDATE: Missing woman found safe and sound, police say

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe and sound, police say

Barrie police say woman found safe
Thomson says library workers' new deal put city 'in jeopardy'

Thomson says library workers' new deal put city 'in jeopardy'

Deputy mayor says: 'We could have had 900 employees say we want the same (bonus library workers received). How much does that cost the taxpayer?'
County comes calling for more cash from Barrie at budget talks

County comes calling for more cash from Barrie at budget talks

County requesting another $2.49 million, or 8.5% more, for Barrie’s share of its operating and capital costs; 'This year’s budget was built with the idea of restraint through it,' says official
'Playing catch-up': High policing costs go unchallenged by council

'Playing catch-up': High policing costs go unchallenged by council

'We at the (police services) board recognize this is a significant funding request. We feel this is in a reasonable range,' says chairman
Read all about it: Barrie Public Library holding line on costs

Read all about it: Barrie Public Library holding line on costs

'We’re just tweaking things that we did last year, looking at some more improvements, but nothing major,' says library CEO Lauren Jessop
'Great strides': Tourism minister tours Horseshoe Resort

'Great strides': Tourism minister tours Horseshoe Resort

'Whether it’s just people filling up with gas or going to a restaurant, or staying here and skiing, the residual effect is huge,' says Neil Lumsden
Comparing previous police budgets 'doesn't work this year'

Comparing previous police budgets 'doesn't work this year'

Veteran councillor says inflation a big factor for 2023; This year’s city funding for police is pegged at $63.24M, an increase from $58.95M
Want to know where Plowy McPlowFace is? This app's for you

Want to know where Plowy McPlowFace is? This app's for you

'Most people woke up this morning and the roads were all clear, it was just another normal day in Barrie,' says city official