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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

Vandal uses chainsaw to cut down Essa Township speed camera

Vandal uses chainsaw to cut down Essa Township speed camera

Camera on 25th Sideroad had been issuing up to 50 tickets daily; township official says it's 'really unfortunate' someone would go to such lengths
Springwater library 'thrilled' to launch Period Positivity program

Springwater library 'thrilled' to launch Period Positivity program

'Generally, one in five people who menstruate do not have access to menstrual products,' says library CEO
Springwater looking for input on user fees, charges

Springwater looking for input on user fees, charges

Upcoming public consultation marks township's first comprehensive review in more than 10 years
Net Gain SEO, Vetta Spa reach out-of-court settlement in lawsuit

Net Gain SEO, Vetta Spa reach out-of-court settlement in lawsuit

'We have amicably settled the dispute,' says Net Gain SEO managing partner; Vetta Spa founder says settlement 'nowhere close' to $4 million originally sought
County staff recommend canning planned waste recovery facility

County staff recommend canning planned waste recovery facility

'Based on the report and research conducted by staff, the entire solid waste management landscape has changed,' warden says of Horseshoe Valley Road project
Oro-Medonte hopes to score second nurse practitioner-led clinic

Oro-Medonte hopes to score second nurse practitioner-led clinic

'We don’t work alone — we work in a collaborative environment,' says clinic's executive director
Larger-than-expected Oro-Medonte school to open in fall 2025

Larger-than-expected Oro-Medonte school to open in fall 2025

New school on Horseshoe Valley Road will now include space for up to 570 students, an increase of 220 kids
Doc pitches health complex for Springwater's community hub

Doc pitches health complex for Springwater's community hub

Located near Bayfield Street and Snow Valley Road, Dr. Robert Gabor says proposed Springwater Health Care Complex could provide jobs, improve community
Springwater council split on contracting out library services

Springwater council split on contracting out library services

Some township councillors welcome more information, while others think everything's fine just the way it is
Could Oro-Medonte sink almost $1M into new wharf at Shanty Bay?

Could Oro-Medonte sink almost $1M into new wharf at Shanty Bay?

Engineering assessment determined Shanty Bay wharf to be in poor condition, including 'advanced concrete deterioration'
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