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Ian McInroy

Ian McInroy

Ian McInroy is an award-winning photographer and journalist with more than 30 years in the industry. While working at newspapers in York Region and since the early 1990s at the Barrie Examiner, Ian has covered breaking news, politics and sports, as well as writing and illustrating feature stories about a wide variety of topics in Simcoe County. He has lived in Thornton since 1988 with his wife, Brenda. Together they have two adult children: a daughter Bailey and son Connor.

Recent Work by Ian

Sunken side-wheel steamer in Kempenfelt Bay deemed diver’s delight <b>(4 photos)</b>

Sunken side-wheel steamer in Kempenfelt Bay deemed diver’s delight (4 photos)

'One of the most exciting aspects of the wreck to see is one of the remaining paddle wheels,' master diver says of the J.C. Morrison
CFB Borden chronicles Canada's military aviation history to dizzying heights <b>(10 photos)</b>

CFB Borden chronicles Canada's military aviation history to dizzying heights (10 photos)

From the CF-104 Starfighter to the CF-101 Voodoo and the CF-116 Freedom Fighter to the F-86 Sabre, Base Borden Military Museum takes people back in time
Victory not always on the battlefield, says father whose son was killed in Afghanistan

Victory not always on the battlefield, says father whose son was killed in Afghanistan

'The Taliban are not afraid of guns and bombs; they’re afraid of school children with school books. That’s why (Kevin) went,' says Fred McKay
For sale: 35,000 books and a grey-haired ghost

For sale: 35,000 books and a grey-haired ghost

Popular Rivendell Books in the Wellington Plaza on the market as owner Wendy Cahill eyes retirement; Some of the titles may surprise you
Horse-racing had a solid track record in Barrie before trotting down to Innisfil <b>(5 photos)</b>

Horse-racing had a solid track record in Barrie before trotting down to Innisfil (5 photos)

'We used to have big crowds. We kept it immaculate. It looked like a golf course on the infield,' Scott Rowe says of Barrie Raceway; There was also a story of a flying horse
Roberta Place worker who contracted COVID eager to return to work someday soon

Roberta Place worker who contracted COVID eager to return to work someday soon

'A lot of people are telling me, ‘Why don’t you look for another career?' I tell them I really love working with the residents,' says Neil Orpilla
History expert, eh? Test your knowledge against Simcoe County Museum staff

History expert, eh? Test your knowledge against Simcoe County Museum staff

Participants in the Fact or Fiction – Home Edition event on Feb. 25 will have to use their deductive reasoning, or be really good at poker
Feeling the heat? Story about ice harvesting will cool you down

Feeling the heat? Story about ice harvesting will cool you down

The economic spin-off from ice-fishing can be substantial these days, but there was a time when the ice itself was a huge money-maker
Local grad's path leads to Order of Canada appointment

Local grad's path leads to Order of Canada appointment

Tom Lee credits Barrie Central band for successes he found later in life with Ontario Parks and Parks Canada; 'The band kept me in school, it’s that simple. Otherwise, I probably would’ve ended up back on the farm'
Highway 400's final stretch through Barrie completed in 1952

Highway 400's final stretch through Barrie completed in 1952

Prior to its construction, traffic 'was bumper to bumper, going back to the 1930s and even to the 1920s when cars were taking off. There was a huge amount of traffic and it was a huge headache,' says local historian