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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 hammers away at 'toolbox' for Barrie boundary talks

Oro-Medonte hammers away at 'toolbox' for Barrie boundary talks

'The minister is strongly considering the request for facilitation services,' says press secretary for Paul Calandra
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
Oro-Medonte eyeing mediation to solve Barrie boundary battle

Oro-Medonte eyeing mediation to solve Barrie boundary battle

Township official says there's 'merit to considering options' and instilling a 'spirit of co-operation' for all involved; special council meeting was set for this afternoon
Local sculptor travels 'powerful' path with latest commission

Local sculptor travels 'powerful' path with latest commission

Marlene Hilton Moore relishes opportunity to create new installation at CFB Borden; 'It’s a very minimal work, but it’s dense with reality,' she says
Township fire chief smokes out several ways to boost revenue

Township fire chief smokes out several ways to boost revenue

New fee schedule will be used to offset costs of training and certification; detailed list includes everything from inspections to false alarms, even photo opps
Township burns through legal budget fighting cannabis farms

Township burns through legal budget fighting cannabis farms

Other legal battles for Oro-Medonte included short-term rental accommodations and water issues
Environmental group 'to not point fingers' on pollution, deforestation

Environmental group 'to not point fingers' on pollution, deforestation

Local naturalist David Hawke, whose column also appears regularly on BarrieToday, received SSEA's Environmental Legacy Award at recent open house
Province denies application for new family doctor in Elmvale

Province denies application for new family doctor in Elmvale

Springwater Township and family physician had lease agreement ready to go
Controversial ex-mayor to provide paid counsel to Springwater council

Controversial ex-mayor to provide paid counsel to Springwater council

Mayor provides a list of former mayors, deputy mayors and councillors who would talk to council for free
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