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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

Councillor candidate list reaches double digits

Councillor candidate list reaches double digits

One more declaration makes ten candidates for seven council seats at the Collingwood council table this October.
Plenty of buyers, but few sellers in South Georgian Bay region real estate market

Plenty of buyers, but few sellers in South Georgian Bay region real estate market

Home sales are down this month in South Georgian Bay, but selling prices are high. Options for buyers are limited due to a record low in listing inventory.
There were 1,100 UFO sightings last year ... and not one in Orillia!

There were 1,100 UFO sightings last year ... and not one in Orillia!

There were several UFO sightings in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Barrie, Midland and other local communities
Sipp into a world of Blues

Sipp into a world of Blues

He picked up a guitar at 6 years old. He was inspired by BB King and raised in Mississippi. He's called the Mississippi Blues Child for a reason.
Former councillor hopes to return to local government

Former councillor hopes to return to local government

Nine candidates for seven councillor seats, two for mayor and one for deputy mayor.
North Bay area incidents on list of 2017 reported UFO sightings

North Bay area incidents on list of 2017 reported UFO sightings

In Canada, there were more than 1,000 reported UFO sightings
Five things you should know about the Timbersports championship next weekend

Five things you should know about the Timbersports championship next weekend

This extreme competition event takes place at the main beach in Wasaga Beach alongside the annual Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally, which is the biggest annual rally in Canada.
Yes, you can have a campfire in Collingwood this weekend

Yes, you can have a campfire in Collingwood this weekend

The fire danger rating is high, so make sure you have water nearby and get a permit.
Councillors no longer fielding questions about judicial inquiry

Councillors no longer fielding questions about judicial inquiry

A quiet, unanimous vote passed yesterday means all communication from the town of Collingwood regarding the Collus sale judicial inquiry will be directed to the CAO.
Here's where things stand with the application to sell Collus to Epcor

Here's where things stand with the application to sell Collus to Epcor

The town and Epcor have fulfilled what is required of them for the application.