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Marg. Bruineman, Local Journalism Initiative

Marg. Bruineman is an award-winning journalist who spent a decade freelancing for a variety of national publications prior to joining BarrieToday. 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.

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marg@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Marg.

Working from home may not appeal to all employers when pandemic ends

Working from home may not appeal to all employers when pandemic ends

'In a lot of cases no one really stopped to put anything in writing as to what the terms of employment were regarding working from home,' says lawyer
Massage therapist sentenced to six months in jail for sexual assault

Massage therapist sentenced to six months in jail for sexual assault

Nathaniel Porter-Gowan, 41, convicted following May 2019 incident in The Blue Mountains; He will also be placed on sex-offender registry
Buyer lined up for Horseshoe Valley-area timeshare resorts, court hears

Buyer lined up for Horseshoe Valley-area timeshare resorts, court hears

'The existing member owners of these two resorts are not in any way going to be obligated to the purchaser of these resorts,' lawyer tells virtual court
'Evil' man who viciously attacked co-worker at factory declared not criminally responsible

'Evil' man who viciously attacked co-worker at factory declared not criminally responsible

'I lost everything all because he wanted me to die,' woman says in victim impact statement
Crown, OPP fail to stop $16.5M lawsuit by former brewery owner

Crown, OPP fail to stop $16.5M lawsuit by former brewery owner

'It’s become a rather strange approach. You can’t prove your case criminally, so you then try to seize assets civilly,' says lawyer
Ontario Superior Court hearings on hold during lockdown

Ontario Superior Court hearings on hold during lockdown

Given the strength of the latest stay-at-home order, the court is to defer as many matters as possible, including virtual hearings
Controlling COVID limited by vaccine supply, says local medical officer of health

Controlling COVID limited by vaccine supply, says local medical officer of health

'It’s a challenge at this time. We’ve had Moderna being delayed and reduced in half and now the AstraZeneca postponement,' says Gardner
No easy solutions for cooling Barrie's overheated housing market, officials say

No easy solutions for cooling Barrie's overheated housing market, officials say

Watching the endless climb of the value of a Barrie-area home has many thinking about the prospects of cashing in, if they haven’t already.
Police will be educating public, enforcing rules at Barrie demonstration: chief

Police will be educating public, enforcing rules at Barrie demonstration: chief

'We will be taking a higher level of enforcement than we did in the previous protests,' Greenwood tells police board at morning meeting
Barrie hospital kicks into high gear as more COVID patients arrive daily from GTA

Barrie hospital kicks into high gear as more COVID patients arrive daily from GTA

'We’re very ready for the critical-care issues that we’re facing,' says RVH president Janice Skot