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Wayne Doyle, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Wayne Doyle, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Wayne Doyle covers the townships of Springwater, Oro-Medonte and Essa for BarrieToday under the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI), which is funded by the Government of Canada. Wayne has more than 30 years of experience writing for newspapers and magazines. He was entertainment editor at The Barrie Examiner, editor at Huronia Sunday and is a contributing writer to a number of publications

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Recent Work by Wayne

Oro-Medonte turns focus toward automated speed cameras

Oro-Medonte turns focus toward automated speed cameras

As first step, township official's report outlines criteria required to establish community safety zones throughout the municipality
Angus townhouse proposal sees fourth public meeting in 5 years

Angus townhouse proposal sees fourth public meeting in 5 years

Neighbourhood residents raise concerns around parking, access to nearby amenities, privacy and township enforcing its bylaws
Do-It-Yourself project: Essa Township to fix slope failure on Line 5

Do-It-Yourself project: Essa Township to fix slope failure on Line 5

Heavy rainfall during April storm washed out large section near County Rd. 90; having staff do repairs will save township around $300,000
Councillor says integrity commissioner 'weaponized' against him

Councillor says integrity commissioner 'weaponized' against him

'I will apologize for the amount of money we have taken from taxpayers to deal with this,' Springwater mayor says of $30,000 report
Mink Creek's elusive tufa rock sustains endangered dragonfly

Mink Creek's elusive tufa rock sustains endangered dragonfly

'The Hine's emerald is found here and nowhere else in the country,' local naturalist says of stream running through Historic Fort Willow
Ward boundary review process kicks off today in Springwater

Ward boundary review process kicks off today in Springwater

Two in-person sessions scheduled for today, with virtual session set for Thursday
Integrity commissioner slams Springwater councillor's 'petty politics'

Integrity commissioner slams Springwater councillor's 'petty politics'

Report says Coun. Fisher 'not working co-operatively with other members of council,' while councillor calls report 'heavily flawed'
'Next level': Oro-Medonte joins network to tackle climate change

'Next level': Oro-Medonte joins network to tackle climate change

'We need to act locally based on local issues only,' says local resident Nigel Bell
Oro-Medonte staff serve up new site for pickleball courts

Oro-Medonte staff serve up new site for pickleball courts

'By situating the new courts in the geographical centre of the township, it would increase accessibility to a wider range of residents,' says official
Hundreds of new trees, shrubs to restore deciduous swamp forest

Hundreds of new trees, shrubs to restore deciduous swamp forest

'Over the last 60 years, more than 60 per cent of the deciduous swamp forest has been lost in the Minesing Wetlands due to water levels and land use,' says NVCA official
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