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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

Council works toward audio recording confidential meetings

Council works toward audio recording confidential meetings

In a practice supported by the Ontario Ombudsman, Collingwood council has voted to implement a requirement that all in-camera sessions be audio and, where possible, video recorded.
Mayor hopes provincial review of county respects municipal autonomy

Mayor hopes provincial review of county respects municipal autonomy

A discussion is good, but the devil is in the details, said Mayor Brian Saunderson of the recently announced provincial review of Simcoe County's governance and service delivery.
New law doesn't mean random breathalyzer test at your home: OPP

New law doesn't mean random breathalyzer test at your home: OPP

Even though impaired driving laws have changed, don't expect the police to be dropping by bars or your home seeking random breath tests, the OPP say
'It's never random,' says OPP spokesperson on new breathalyzer laws

'It's never random,' says OPP spokesperson on new breathalyzer laws

"The idea police will be roaming up and down streets and randomly taking breath samples from people is pretty far fetched," says South Simcoe police officer
<b> UPDATE:</b> Airport sale is closing this month

UPDATE: Airport sale is closing this month

The mayor says the sale was "held hostage" by a dispute. Flight school calls council's decision to close the sale "reckless."
You can now apply to rent one of the new county-owned apartments in Collingwood

You can now apply to rent one of the new county-owned apartments in Collingwood

There are 147 rental units available at lower-than-market value rates.
New breathalyzer laws are never conducted randomly: OPP

New breathalyzer laws are never conducted randomly: OPP

Lawyers will likely attempt to have part of new impaired driving law struck down as unconstitutional
'It's never random,' says OPP spokesperson on new breathalyzer laws

'It's never random,' says OPP spokesperson on new breathalyzer laws

Collingwood lawyer expects there will be lawyers who will attempt to have part of new impaired driving law struck down as unconstitutional.
'It's never random,' OPP sergeant says of new breathalyzer laws

'It's never random,' OPP sergeant says of new breathalyzer laws

Collingwood lawyer expects lawyers will attempt to have part of new impaired driving law struck down as unconstitutional
'It's never random,' OPP spokesperson on new breathalyzer laws

'It's never random,' OPP spokesperson on new breathalyzer laws

Collingwood lawyer expects there will be lawyers who will attempt to have part of new impaired driving law struck down as unconstitutional.