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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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Recent Work by Marg.

THE BIG READ: How short-term vacation rentals are ruining the neighbourhood

THE BIG READ: How short-term vacation rentals are ruining the neighbourhood

Living next door to a ‘ghost hotel’ has become a nightmare for many Ontario homeowners. Cities and towns across the province are struggling to keep the peace without turning away tourists
One year after tornado, research team returning to Barrie

One year after tornado, research team returning to Barrie

'We want to examine actually what’s happening in Barrie in terms of recovery,' says Northern Tornadoes Project official
Quebec man charged in abduction, Richmond Hill woman still missing

Quebec man charged in abduction, Richmond Hill woman still missing

'Our ultimate goal is to find Elnaz and bring her home to her family,' OPP says six months after the 37-year-old's abduction
Nine Mile Portage offers walk on the wild side <b>(8 photos)</b>

Nine Mile Portage offers walk on the wild side (8 photos)

The heritage trail roughly follows the original overland route created by the area's early Indigenous people
'Comedy gold': Wily wild turkey wins in battle with the law <b>(VIDEO)</b>

'Comedy gold': Wily wild turkey wins in battle with the law (VIDEO)

'True urban turkey' plays Russian Roulette with passing cars and kind-hearted police officer
The fraudster, the ruse, the probe, the victims, and the payback

The fraudster, the ruse, the probe, the victims, and the payback

'For me, I didn’t expect this type of thing to happen in Canada. It’s a developed country,' says Nigerian investor
Georgian's mechatronics lab allows hands-on engineering

Georgian's mechatronics lab allows hands-on engineering

College partners with Magna International to open new lab; 'We’re encouraged with the next generation of students from Georgian College'
<b>OPINION:</b> Vote or not, everyone has the right to complain

OPINION: Vote or not, everyone has the right to complain

'The decline in voter turnout has been progressive, showing lower highs and lower lows, a concern on the federal and municipal levels as well,' writes reporter in post-election wrap-up
Democracy took a hit with PCs' style of campaigning: pundit

Democracy took a hit with PCs' style of campaigning: pundit

'What (the Progressive Conservatives) discovered is less is more; it’s a winning strategy,' says political science teacher
Elections Ontario expects results to come in rapidly tonight

Elections Ontario expects results to come in rapidly tonight

'We are able to provide results and count all of those ballots very, very quickly after polls close at 9 p.m., in some cases in as little as 15 minutes,' says Elections Ontario spokesperson