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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

'MILF Manor' reignites short-term rental debate in Oro-Medonte

'MILF Manor' reignites short-term rental debate in Oro-Medonte

Despite Superior Court ruling in March, there still appears to be confusion around what township allows after TV show was filmed in Shanty Bay
Shanty Bay estate transformed into luxurious 'MILF Manor'

Shanty Bay estate transformed into luxurious 'MILF Manor'

Many who live in tiny lakeside village say they were unaware TV show was being filmed; 'It was quite the mystery,' says one resident
Essa Township finally relinquishing 'queen of the portables' crown

Essa Township finally relinquishing 'queen of the portables' crown

Two new elementary schools to be built and open by September 2026; 'this is the best news any township could ask for,' says mayor
Seniors home finds way to give residents dignified final send-off

Seniors home finds way to give residents dignified final send-off

'They exit through the front lobby, the same way they came in,' says official at IOOF facility on Brooks Street in Barrie
Community-designed 'four-season park' reopens in Elmvale

Community-designed 'four-season park' reopens in Elmvale

'I played at this park as a young boy, so as a father to then get to take my kids here, it’s pretty neat,' says councillor
Retired Hawks to play major role in RCAF training program at Borden

Retired Hawks to play major role in RCAF training program at Borden

Caravan transporting jets takes eight hours from Collingwood to CFB Borden; another five aircraft will be on the move tonight
Want to go back in time? History comes to life at Simcoe County Museum

Want to go back in time? History comes to life at Simcoe County Museum

'Springtime is a great time of renewal. Everything is opening up and starting to grow. It’s a great fit for our programming,' says official during Museum Month
PART 3: Cyber-bullying rooted in 'social dominance'

PART 3: Cyber-bullying rooted in 'social dominance'

'What motivates a bully is simply that the aggressive behaviour gets them what they want,' says Barrie psychotherapist
PART 2: Politicians cope with 'faceless' crowd on social media

PART 2: Politicians cope with 'faceless' crowd on social media

Springwater deputy mayor says some people can become 'emboldened' by 'anonymous and remote nature of social media'
PART 1: Politicians prefer human touch over social media

PART 1: Politicians prefer human touch over social media

'I’m not a Facebook fan. Personally, I’ll tell you guys right now, social media is like a cancer. It’s nothing but a giant rumour mill,' says Springwater deputy mayor
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