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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, Barrie commit to finding 'amicable' boundary solution

Oro-Medonte, Barrie commit to finding 'amicable' boundary solution

Oro-Medonte planner says two municipalities should be working from a regional focus to meet area's employment needs
Residents worry Simcoe aggregate industry causing cracks in eco-system

Residents worry Simcoe aggregate industry causing cracks in eco-system

Oro-Medonte resident concerned with size and speed of gravel trucks on rural roads
Simcoe County leads the way in aggregate production

Simcoe County leads the way in aggregate production

'Ontario needs aggregate to supply the most aggressive infrastructure investments that all governments are making in Ontario,' says industry official
Simcoe County Forest: Where money does grow on trees

Simcoe County Forest: Where money does grow on trees

Simcoe County harvests almost 30,000 cubic metres of broad timber each year, which generates about $2 million annually
Researchers to tap into why Springwater aqua purest on Earth

Researchers to tap into why Springwater aqua purest on Earth

'It should be treated like the monarch butterfly is around the world. It’s more unique than that. And yet, we’re allowing the use of this pure water to wash dirt,' says doctor
There's no business like snow business for plow operator

There's no business like snow business for plow operator

Biggest challenge of working on holiday is getting coffee or finding a washroom, says area snow plow driver
Elmvale BIA steps up to bring back Springwater Farmers' Market

Elmvale BIA steps up to bring back Springwater Farmers' Market

'It’s a win-win for business, but a much bigger win for the folks in Elmvale and the vendors,' says Beamish Honey owner; market has new operator, new night and new hours
Oro-Medonte event zeroes in on boundary talks, cannabis farms

Oro-Medonte event zeroes in on boundary talks, cannabis farms

'It’s important to maintain dialogue, even with your enemy,' Oro-Medonte deputy mayor says of Barrie's proposed expansion plans
Springwater being 'devastated' by emerald ash borer: arborist

Springwater being 'devastated' by emerald ash borer: arborist

'Within 12 to 18 months, (affected trees) can go from fully alive and healthy to fully dead and hazardous,' says local arborist
Proposed gravel pit expansion causing dust-up in Springwater

Proposed gravel pit expansion causing dust-up in Springwater

'The first couple of years were fine. But by 2019, 2020 and the onset of COVID, everything changed,' says neighbour to George Johnston Road operation
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