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Ian McInroy

Ian McInroy

Ian McInroy is an award-winning photographer and journalist with more than 30 years in the industry. While working at newspapers in York Region and since the early 1990s at the Barrie Examiner, Ian has covered breaking news, politics and sports, as well as writing and illustrating feature stories about a wide variety of topics in Simcoe County. He has lived in Thornton since 1988 with his wife, Brenda. Together they have two adult children: a daughter Bailey and son Connor.

Recent Work by Ian

From dynamite to nail kegs, Robinson Hardware nears century mark <b>(8 photos)</b>

From dynamite to nail kegs, Robinson Hardware nears century mark (8 photos)

'It’s kind of a family affair. They’ve all worked at the store at one point or another, whether it’s a summer job or something else,' says owner Jim Robinson
Collier St. eatery pivots in times of peril, well suited for dine-in or takeout

Collier St. eatery pivots in times of peril, well suited for dine-in or takeout

'We count ourselves very lucky with the team that we've found along the way as we've opened and grown,' says B'Spoke Kitchen & Market co-founder
Practice takes Barrie chiropractor all over the world tending to athletes <b>(6 photos)</b>

Practice takes Barrie chiropractor all over the world tending to athletes (6 photos)

Dr. Bob Willson's work in sport has taken him from Atlanta to Australia and even bombing down a bobsleigh track, but 'it’s so hard to pick and choose (special memories) because there are so many'
Barrie remains 'stable' sanctuary for threatened chimney swifts <b>(4 photos)</b>

Barrie remains 'stable' sanctuary for threatened chimney swifts (4 photos)

'But sadly, at least seven Barrie chimneys that had previously been open for and occupied by chimney swifts have been either capped or removed,' says Nature Barrie member
Christmas season lights up the night in downtown Barrie <b>(10 photos)</b>

Christmas season lights up the night in downtown Barrie (10 photos)

Former homicide detective set to retire, penning second murder-mystery novel

Former homicide detective set to retire, penning second murder-mystery novel

Staff Sgt. Norm Meech joined Barrie police in 1997 and recalls early days of policing; 'My first issued cellphone was in a shoulder bag that you carried with you,' he says
From dining room to serving window, Lazy Tulip finds its way

From dining room to serving window, Lazy Tulip finds its way

'We were on Maple Avenue with a 40-seat restaurant and rocking it up until COVID hit,' owner says of subsequent move to Bradford Street
It's back to school for retiring fire prevention officer

It's back to school for retiring fire prevention officer

'If I want to walk the walk and talk the talk, I want to have the background education that I’m advising young people they need to have,' says Judi Myddelton, who's retiring from Barrie Fire after 25 years
Groovy Tuesday's brings relaxed fine dining to downtown Barrie

Groovy Tuesday's brings relaxed fine dining to downtown Barrie

'Post-pandemic, we’re thankful to have the group — eight employees — we have. It’s so nice that we’ve still got them,' says chef
Aviation dream takes flight on wings of CFB Borden family’s military values <b>(3 photos)</b>

Aviation dream takes flight on wings of CFB Borden family’s military values (3 photos)

Nouvelle-Alliance graduate Meagan Daley wants to become a commercial pilot, but never forgets her military roots; 'It takes both sacrifice and strength to serve Canada'