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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. Raymond joined BarrieToday as community editor in February 2018. 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

Outbreak reinstated at Owen Hill after worker tests positive

Outbreak reinstated at Owen Hill after worker tests positive

The outbreak was initially declared April 24
COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Owen Hill in Barrie

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Owen Hill in Barrie

Eleven residents of the long-term care home in downtown Barrie died from the virus in recent weeks
Not all churches as eager as some to reopen in June

Not all churches as eager as some to reopen in June

'I'm not in a rush to get back and put people in harm's way,' says lead pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel Barrie
Hundreds of churches petition province to reopen in June

Hundreds of churches petition province to reopen in June

Province will 'be challenged with institutions which bring people together,' says medical officer of health, adding religious traditions such as singing could carry risk
Newmarket churches among hundreds petitioning for June reopening

Newmarket churches among hundreds petitioning for June reopening

'We would respectfully remind the civil government that the church does not exist by permission of the state, for its establishment and rule is found in Jesus Christ himself,' petition to province says
Hundreds of churches petition province to reopen in June

Hundreds of churches petition province to reopen in June

Province will 'be challenged with institutions which bring people together,' says medical officer of health, adding religious traditions such as singing could carry risk
Hundreds of churches petition province to reopen in June

Hundreds of churches petition province to reopen in June

Province will 'be challenged with institutions which bring people together,' says medical officer of health, adding religious traditions such as singing could carry risk
Police cleared in woman's death after fall from balcony

Police cleared in woman's death after fall from balcony

Doctor for 79-year-old woman had alerted authorities about patient's mental state
An outbreak was declared, then rescinded, at a Barrie retirement home

An outbreak was declared, then rescinded, at a Barrie retirement home

The single positive test result reported turned out to be a false positive, so the health unit investigated further
Why an outbreak was declared, and then rescinded, at Allandale Station

Why an outbreak was declared, and then rescinded, at Allandale Station

'Testing of asymptomatic persons, such as this individual, is more likely to yield a false positive than testing of symptomatic persons,' says Dr. Charles Gardner