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Marg. Bruineman

Marg. Bruineman is an award-winning journalist who focuses on justice issues and human interest stories

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Gilda's Club star shines bright throughout Simcoe County

Gilda's Club star shines bright throughout Simcoe County

'We need the donors to be able to help and say this is important to keep these resources and grow them to keep up with demand,' says official
Health officials warn this year's flu season may be nasty

Health officials warn this year's flu season may be nasty

'We’re worried that it’s going to come back with a vengeance this year,” she said. “I highly recommend the flu shot for anyone over six months, says Barrie pediatrician
Children's vaccines 'crucial' to keep kids safe, reach herd immunity, says Barrie pediatrician

Children's vaccines 'crucial' to keep kids safe, reach herd immunity, says Barrie pediatrician

'Hopefully, we will see a decrease in number in infections, decrease in number of transmittable diseases among children,' says Dr. Rania Hiram
Barrie officer facing discipline on Police Services Act convictions quits local force

Barrie officer facing discipline on Police Services Act convictions quits local force

'She will no longer be a member of the police service and this tribunal will lose jurisdiction as a result,' defence lawyer tells police tribunal
As COVID cases rise among kids, Gardner urges everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated

As COVID cases rise among kids, Gardner urges everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated

'They have remained a vulnerable group during the pandemic,' says Gardner, who expects vaccine for kids later in the year or early 2022
Fraud charges dropped against Barrie officer, but lawyer questions why she was ever charged

Fraud charges dropped against Barrie officer, but lawyer questions why she was ever charged

'Here is an organization that made her out to be a criminal. ... When you charge somebody with proceeds of crime, you don’t know whether they’re a mob boss or not as opposed to a children’s skating teacher,' says defence lawyer
Number of cancer-screening appointments missed during pandemic 'highly concerning'

Number of cancer-screening appointments missed during pandemic 'highly concerning'

'It’s like a forest fire that’s just starting to build and grow and grow and grow,' says Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka executive director
'There's no end in sight': Barrie tornado victims say movement to rebuild has been slow

'There's no end in sight': Barrie tornado victims say movement to rebuild has been slow

'There’s absolutely nothing that has happened to my house. It looks the exact same as it did tornado day,' says one woman, whose home was damaged in the July 15 twister
Warning letters sent to unvaccinated RVH staff not complying with mandatory testing

Warning letters sent to unvaccinated RVH staff not complying with mandatory testing

The number of staff required to be tested has dropped 'significantly' with every subsequent testing day, says Barrie hospital VP
Voter turnout for 2021 federal election hasn't been this low since 2008

Voter turnout for 2021 federal election hasn't been this low since 2008

Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte had highest turnout among Simcoe County ridings at 59.94% while York-Simcoe was the lowest at 51.37%