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Bob Bruton

Bob Bruton

Bob Bruton began his newspaper career as a sports/news reporter and photographer in 1982 with the Strathroy Age-Dispatch, just outside of London, Ont. He came to Barrie in 1985, joining the Examiner’s sports department until 1988 before moving to the newsroom where he covered city hall, wrote editorials, columns and features until the paper closed in November 2017. He became a full-time member of the Barrie Today news team in December 2020.

Recent Work by Bob

New nursing degree program at Georgian will help address shortage, says dean

New nursing degree program at Georgian will help address shortage, says dean

'People are just exhausted and tired, so we’re anticipating the retirement numbers over the next couple of years will increase significantly,' says Sara Lankshear
Public school board also throws in the towel on OFSAA-level sports competition this fall

Public school board also throws in the towel on OFSAA-level sports competition this fall

'Given that we are in a pandemic, the decision was made to conclude the season at the GBSSA level in order to mitigate risk,' says board spokesperson
COVID concerns mean no OFSAA fall sports season for Catholic students

COVID concerns mean no OFSAA fall sports season for Catholic students

'This is not unique to our board. There are many boards that are making similar decisions around OFSAA,' says board spokesperson
Busby Centre seeing more homeless people coming from Toronto

Busby Centre seeing more homeless people coming from Toronto

'The City of Toronto and partner agencies do not in any way encourage people to leave Toronto for other municipalities,' says spokesperson
Downtown Barrie bank robbed by man claiming he had a weapon <b>(3 photos)</b>

Downtown Barrie bank robbed by man claiming he had a weapon (3 photos)

Barrie police say man entered the bank and approached the counter, telling staff he was armed and was robbing the bank
Barrie bidding to host 2023 Tim Hortons Brier

Barrie bidding to host 2023 Tim Hortons Brier

If the city’s Brier bid is successful, it could affect plans for a larger Sadlon Arena
'Unusual ask in an unusual time'; Health unit gets city, county approval for COVID line of credit

'Unusual ask in an unusual time'; Health unit gets city, county approval for COVID line of credit

'The last thing you do when you’re pouring water on a fire is count the cost of the water coming out the end of the pipe,' said Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman
Indigenous youth learn hide tanning this week at Springwater Provincial Park camp

Indigenous youth learn hide tanning this week at Springwater Provincial Park camp

Niizh Manidook Hide Camp also prioritizes creating safer space for Indigenous youth aged 16-29
Health unit looking at $5M line of credit to cover 'extraordinary' COVID bills

Health unit looking at $5M line of credit to cover 'extraordinary' COVID bills

Ministry of Health sets up reimbursement method for payment of COVID services
Scraping away egg masses the next stage in stemming moth infestation

Scraping away egg masses the next stage in stemming moth infestation

'Each egg mass can contain 100 to 1,000 eggs,' says city's operations director; Egg masses are thumb-sized and any given tree can have a dozen or more