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Marg. Bruineman

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

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Recent Work by Marg.

Emergency crews respond to multiple crashes on Hwy. 400 southbound in Barrie, Innisfil

Emergency crews respond to multiple crashes on Hwy. 400 southbound in Barrie, Innisfil

Several collisions in southbound lanes between Mapleview Drive Innisfil Beach Road; Two people taken to hospital with minor injuries
Fire forces evacuation at north-end apartment building

Fire forces evacuation at north-end apartment building

'The hallway was totally engulfed in black smoke,' said deputy fire chief
Bring the noise: Barrie police setting up amnesty program for loud vehicles

Bring the noise: Barrie police setting up amnesty program for loud vehicles

People can bring their vehicles to have them checked at spring event, but deputy chief assures there will be no tracking or follow-ups
Oro-Medonte man, 72, pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2019 shooting

Oro-Medonte man, 72, pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2019 shooting

'My kids will never get to know how big a heart their uncle had,' says sister of Lee William Lackey, who was shot in the head at Line 10 North home
'It’s insane where the market has gone': Barrie's 'luxury' housing landscape explodes, study shows

'It’s insane where the market has gone': Barrie's 'luxury' housing landscape explodes, study shows

'What we have is new price thresholds where a nice suburban family home, a four-bedroom home, is $1 million,' says local real-estate manager
Morning and night, hardy residents slip into ‘freezing fire’ of Kempenfelt Bay <b>(12 photos)</b>

Morning and night, hardy residents slip into ‘freezing fire’ of Kempenfelt Bay (12 photos)

'Most people in this temperature would be five to 10 minutes and you just feel great. It’s a reboot, a reset at the beginning of the day,' says cold-water swimmer
Brisk hike through Oro-Medonte forest gets juices flowing <b>(10 photos)</b>

Brisk hike through Oro-Medonte forest gets juices flowing (10 photos)

Simcoe County Forest off Bass Lake Side Road in Oro-Medonte Township offers winter wonderland to hikers, skiers and snowshoers
Video captures dramatic crash into Barrie dealership

Video captures dramatic crash into Barrie dealership

OPP sergeant says 44-year-old Barrie man was at the wheel and two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries
Barrie's pandemic-era growth fuelled by movement within Ontario: StatsCan

Barrie's pandemic-era growth fuelled by movement within Ontario: StatsCan

Majority of Barrie’s growth — 3,495 people — was from intraprovincial migration, or people moving here from elsewhere in Ontario
'True Canadian experience': Georgian's international students find permanent home in Barrie area

'True Canadian experience': Georgian's international students find permanent home in Barrie area

'It is very hard to come to a new country, a harsh weather situation, adjust to the culture, adjust to the food, then find work,' says one student who hails from India