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Marg. Bruineman

Marg. Bruineman is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past eight years freelancing for a variety of national publications. Her vast experience includes being founding editor of several regional magazines, copy editing and news writing, but her work inevitably takes her back to justice, reporting on broader issues such as privacy, digital data and the administration of justice, as well as covering important cases in the courtroom. Marg. is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter covering justice issues based out of BarrieToday. The LJI is funded by the government of Canada

Recent Work by Marg.

Rental property owners appeal Oro-Medonte's 'gross overreach'

Rental property owners appeal Oro-Medonte's 'gross overreach'

Residents appeal to LPAT over township's bylaw; 'I just hope this appeal doesn’t delay the enforcement piece,' says property owners association official
Rental property owners appeal Oro-Medonte's 'gross overreach'

Rental property owners appeal Oro-Medonte's 'gross overreach'

Residents appeal to LPAT over township's bylaw; 'I just hope this appeal doesn’t delay the enforcement piece,' says property owners association official
Local businesses struggle to overcome 'devastating' pandemic

Local businesses struggle to overcome 'devastating' pandemic

'There are going to be a significant number of our businesses that are not going to make it through,' says chamber of commerce official
Local businesses struggle to overcome 'devastating' pandemic

Local businesses struggle to overcome 'devastating' pandemic

'There are going to be a significant number of our businesses that are not going to make it through,' says chamber of commerce official
Pedestrian struck by car near bus terminal succumbs to injuries

Pedestrian struck by car near bus terminal succumbs to injuries

Michael Wedlock, 57, was hit by a car in the downtown area in May; Police say the investigation is continuing
Pedestrian struck by car near bus terminal succumbs to injuries

Pedestrian struck by car near bus terminal succumbs to injuries

Michael Wedlock, 57, was hit by a car in the downtown area in May; Police say the investigation is continuing
Barrie police working on app 'to lift those voices' of victims

Barrie police working on app 'to lift those voices' of victims

'Victims of sexual violence often don’t want to report to the police. It’s a scary and daunting task for them,' says Barrie Police official
Cottage country grapples with rules to control unruly renters

Cottage country grapples with rules to control unruly renters

'I should not be policing somebody else’s rental. (The owner) is gone. He takes the money and walks away,' says property owner next to short-term rental
'I should not be policing somebody else’s rental'

'I should not be policing somebody else’s rental'

Municipalities struggle to control short-term rentals; Oro-Medonte's new zoning amendments is expected to be appealed next week
'I should not be policing somebody else’s rental'

'I should not be policing somebody else’s rental'

Municipalities struggle to control short-term rentals; Oro-Medonte's new zoning amendments is expected to be appealed next week