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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

Big Brothers offers huge chance to watch little people grow

Big Brothers offers huge chance to watch little people grow

'Our mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people,' says executive director
Service dogs go to school, lend helping paw

Service dogs go to school, lend helping paw

'Caring for an animal can help children grow up more secure and active,' says COPE Service Dogs official
'Amazing efforts' of volunteers backbone of David Busby Centre

'Amazing efforts' of volunteers backbone of David Busby Centre

'If you see someone in need, you help them. It’s important to recognize that people have a right to live, have a right to be and have dignity,' says centre volunteer
Helping people always good career move

Helping people always good career move

'For our medical first-responder unit, there are people who join who are looking for careers within firefighting or being paramedics and police officers,' says St. John Ambulance official
Police auxiliary complements rank and file through volunteerism

Police auxiliary complements rank and file through volunteerism

'Sometimes it’s nice to simply contribute without expectation and motive,' says longtime auxiliary officer in Barrie
Volunteering brings Olympic-sized rewards for softball coach

Volunteering brings Olympic-sized rewards for softball coach

Slo-pitch tournament May 21 at the Barrie Community Sports Complex will raise money for Special Olympics Barrie
Cooking up joy: Instructor finds satisfaction in bringing people 'a little bit of happiness'

Cooking up joy: Instructor finds satisfaction in bringing people 'a little bit of happiness'

'When you’re eating a pastry, you’re not sad. It makes people happy. You’re giving someone something to look forward to at the end of their meal,' says Georgian College instructor
May ushers in migratory mania for local birders <b>(4 photos)</b>

May ushers in migratory mania for local birders (4 photos)

'Anything that affects our health will affect bird health, too,' says Nature Barrie member ahead of World Migratory Bird Day on May 14
Comics, coins, cards and collectibles: Hobbies taken to new level during pandemic <b>(12 photos)</b>

Comics, coins, cards and collectibles: Hobbies taken to new level during pandemic (12 photos)

'During the pandemic, we saw a huge increase in people looking for good stories to read for themselves or their children,' says owner of Barrie comic-book store
Flower power: City greenhouse in bloom for spring plantings <b>(10 photos)</b>

Flower power: City greenhouse in bloom for spring plantings (10 photos)

'We are so blessed to have our own municipal greenhouses. A lot of municipalities don’t have that opportunity,' says city official