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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

Park Place evolving, growing with plans for industrial buildings

Park Place evolving, growing with plans for industrial buildings

'The project will fill a void of lesser advanced and older building stock that currently serve the market,' says developer
Council OKs break on development charges for downtown project

Council OKs break on development charges for downtown project

'This is not a new project and it’s not tax money. It’s development charges to be paid at a later date,' says Barrie mayor
City hall protest calls for end to workplace harassment

City hall protest calls for end to workplace harassment

'We are not asking for something special — this is fundamental,' says organizer; Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act reintroduced at Queen's Park
Controversial Essa Rd. project could have fate decided tonight

Controversial Essa Rd. project could have fate decided tonight

Developer seeking zoning-bylaw amendment for mixed-use condominium building near Ferndale/Veterans in south end
Barrie firefighters pumped to add two new aerial trucks

Barrie firefighters pumped to add two new aerial trucks

'When the cost to maintain them exceeds a certain threshold of the value of the vehicle, we’ll look to replace them sooner,' says Barrie fire chief
Century-old military mystery lingers for Barrie woman

Century-old military mystery lingers for Barrie woman

'We heard that he was killed in France, that he had volunteered to bring in the wounded from a field and that he was bombed,' Colleen Kelly-Desrochers says of her grandfather; Barrie legion historian hosting talk Tuesday night
Heart Barrie sign defaced with graffiti at lakeshore park

Heart Barrie sign defaced with graffiti at lakeshore park

'Every city has ugliness and it’s disheartening when it shows up on something beautiful,' says Coun. Mike McCann, who fund-raised for the landmark sign at Heritage Park
<b>COLUMN:</b> Summit Series heroics not to be forgotten

COLUMN: Summit Series heroics not to be forgotten

Canada’s talent pool was so deep the Soviets would be buried eight games in a row... or so we thought, writes reporter Bob Bruton
'Long odds': Battle of Britain ceremony marks clash in the sky

'Long odds': Battle of Britain ceremony marks clash in the sky

'We had to shoot down four of their aircraft for every one of ours. I think of those times and what the Battle of Britain means to us today,' Barrie mayor says at gathering
Hundreds brave rainy Sunday morning for Barrie's Terry Fox Run

Hundreds brave rainy Sunday morning for Barrie's Terry Fox Run

'I want her to grow up to give back, to help others,' mother of three-year-old girl says during Terry Fox Run at Centennial Park