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Raymond Bowe

Raymond Bowe

Raymond began his journalism career in 2000 at the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin before moving on to the Midland Free Press in 2004 and then to the Barrie Examiner in 2005 to work on the regional desk. In 2006, he went back out as a general assignment and crime reporter-photographer. He was also city editor and multimedia editor at the Barrie Examiner from 2011 until the daily newspaper's closure on Nov. 27, 2017. Along the way, Raymond has garnered provincial awards for investigative reporting in addition to spot news, agriculture, business, entertainment and sports. He was nominated for a National Newspaper Award as part of a team for their reporting on the Five Points fire in Barrie in 2007.

Recent Work by Raymond

Barrie willing to sell its airport shares to county to finance expansion

Barrie willing to sell its airport shares to county to finance expansion

'Apart from the matter of pride — it's our airport, we started it and it's kind of nice to think about — there's not really a good argument to be made for why Barrie taxpayers should pay for an airport,' says city's deputy mayor
Barrie willing to sell its airport shares to county to finance expansion

Barrie willing to sell its airport shares to county to finance expansion

'Apart from the matter of pride ... there's not really a good argument to be made for why Barrie taxpayers should pay for an airport,' says deputy mayor
Barrie wants to sell shares in regional airport ahead of $66M expansion plans

Barrie wants to sell shares in regional airport ahead of $66M expansion plans

Without selling its shares Barrie's portion of the first phase of the expansion is estimated at $24 million
City willing to sell its airport shares to county to finance expansion

City willing to sell its airport shares to county to finance expansion

'Apart from the matter of pride — it's our airport, we started it and it's kind of nice to think about — there's not really a good argument to be made for why Barrie taxpayers should pay for an airport,' says deputy mayor
Cowboy Junkies, Matt Andersen to perform at Troubadour Festival

Cowboy Junkies, Matt Andersen to perform at Troubadour Festival

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks; early bird tickets go on sale June 25
Feeling in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade 'crazy' and 'insane' <b>(6 photos)</b>

Feeling in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade 'crazy' and 'insane' (6 photos)

'I was at the Blue Jays parade years ago when they won. It was great to be able to experience it with the Raptors, too,' says Bradford West Gwillimbury sports fan who attended the Raptors parade
Feeling in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade 'crazy,' 'insane' <b>(5 photos)</b>

Feeling in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade 'crazy,' 'insane' (5 photos)

'It's probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing, so I wanted to take (my daughters) down there to see how cool Toronto is and how the different cultures all get along together,' says Barrie dad
Second suites welcomed in college district, but must be enforced: residents

Second suites welcomed in college district, but must be enforced: residents

City staff investigating whether to allow second suites in the area around Georgian College
City hopes rezoning will kick-start redevelopment along Essa Road&nbsp;<b>(10 photos)</b>

City hopes rezoning will kick-start redevelopment along Essa Road (10 photos)

One of the properties included in the Essa-Bradford Corridor Study is the long-vacant former fairgrounds beside Highway 400
Samples from 'suspicious' Barrie fire sent for testing

Samples from 'suspicious' Barrie fire sent for testing

Blaze has been deemed suspicious, but fire investigator hopes testing will help disprove potential lightning strike