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Marg. Bruineman

Marg. Bruineman is an award-winning journalist who focuses on justice issues and human interest stories

Recent Work by Marg.

Sex assault victims want ability to opt out of publication bans

Sex assault victims want ability to opt out of publication bans

'Silence is a superpower for predators and pedophiles. That’s how they can continue to do what they’re doing,' says Barrie woman
A 'tragedy': HIV-positive woman says justice system failed her

A 'tragedy': HIV-positive woman says justice system failed her

Advocates say courts have often misinterpreted science around the virus; 'A lot of people still don’t understand how HIV is transmitted and who are the most vulnerable,' says Gilbert Centre executive director
Barrie doc no longer facing criminal prosecution in wife's death

Barrie doc no longer facing criminal prosecution in wife's death

Charlotte Coughler, 33, who was a nurse at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill, died Jan. 30, 2020
Suspended Barrie doctor wants to take fight to appeal court

Suspended Barrie doctor wants to take fight to appeal court

Dr. Crystal Luchkiw's lawyer says neither the government nor the College of Physicians and Surgeons can put a 'gag' on what doctors say
Tribunal calls township's plan to control rentals bad planning

Tribunal calls township's plan to control rentals bad planning

Oro-Medonte had been trying to regulate short-term rentals — or 'ghost hotels' — following complaints some had been disruptive in residential neighbourhoods, particularly along Lake Simcoe shoreline
'Great resolution': Former timeshare owners finally see payout

'Great resolution': Former timeshare owners finally see payout

Judge overseeing Superior Court hearing called it 'a herculean task' to track down the hundreds of timeshare owners
Barrie Art Club draws out Kempenfest's origin story

Barrie Art Club draws out Kempenfest's origin story

While some aspects of Kempenfest have changed, others remain exactly the same after 50 years; Popular festival at Barrie waterfront starts Friday
Brightening Barriers adds splash of colour to downtown patios

Brightening Barriers adds splash of colour to downtown patios

'It’s taking it off the gallery walls… and out into the community,' artist says of public art rpoject
THE BIG READ: How short-term vacation rentals are ruining the neighbourhood

THE BIG READ: How short-term vacation rentals are ruining the neighbourhood

Living next door to a ‘ghost hotel’ has become a nightmare for many Ontario homeowners. Cities and towns across the province are struggling to keep the peace without turning away tourists
Request for publication ban requires full hearing, judge says

Request for publication ban requires full hearing, judge says

Defence lawyer says client 'felt fearful in the community due to the media attention,' but judge says accused’s current application 'is deficient in a number of areas'