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Erika Engel

Erika Engel

Erika Engel graduated top of her class in print journalism at Sheridan College. She worked as an intern at The Hamilton Spectator, and Hamilton News. She was hired as a reporter for the local Metroland group and wrote mostly for the Meaford Express and Thornbury Courier-Herald. Later she became the editor of the Collingwood Connection and the Wasaga/Stayner Sun. She took a year off from newspapers and is excited to be back in journalism doing what she loves — telling people’s stories.

Recent Work by Erika

Crews continue to battle fire in downtown Collingwood <b>(VIDEO)</b>

Crews continue to battle fire in downtown Collingwood (VIDEO)

Hurontario Street closed between Third and Fourth streets
Crews continue to battle fire downtown Collingwood <b>VIDEO</b>

Crews continue to battle fire downtown Collingwood VIDEO

Hurontario Street is closed between Third and Fourth Streets
Collingwood Elvis Festival under new management ... again

Collingwood Elvis Festival under new management ... again

The town has confirmed it's working with a new, second, private company for the special events permit process
Conservation authority preps for tree-planting season, and you can still get on the list

Conservation authority preps for tree-planting season, and you can still get on the list

Deadline for tree-planting grants is Feb. 1
Collingwood teachers strike today, could be out again next week

Collingwood teachers strike today, could be out again next week

Teachers from Connaught, Admiral, and Nottawa public schools marched in front of MPP Jim Wilson’s office today, and others walked the sidewalk in front of Mountain View Elementary School.
Collingwood Elvis Festival under new management ... again

Collingwood Elvis Festival under new management ... again

There will be an Elvis event in Collingwood in 2020, but the town announced the private enterprise that originally signed on to run it will no longer be doing so, and it will move to the next company in the queue
No recycling next week ... and other changes coming to Collingwood's garbage collection

No recycling next week ... and other changes coming to Collingwood's garbage collection

Garbage week is Feb. 3, and recycling week is Feb. 10, and they will alternate like that from now on
Colts holding outdoor practice this week

Colts holding outdoor practice this week

Catch the Colts at the outdoor rink on Wednesday
Town, OPP remind snowmobilers to stick to marked trails

Town, OPP remind snowmobilers to stick to marked trails

A limited number of town trails are identified as connector routes for snowmobile trails out of town
Breaching whale wins amateur snow carving competition

Breaching whale wins amateur snow carving competition

The amateur snow-carving event this afternoon provided some stiff, but friendly, competition