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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

Increased building prompts town building official's request for new staff position

Increased building prompts town building official's request for new staff position

Collingwood's chief building official says without extra help, the town will be in danger of not meeting minimum standards of Ontario's Building Code act
Collision closes eastbound lanes of Balsam Street

Collision closes eastbound lanes of Balsam Street

Police expect the area to be cleared shortly
Piece of Collingwood trail bridge washes up on Wasaga shore

Piece of Collingwood trail bridge washes up on Wasaga shore

Wasaga Beach resident out for a walk spotted railing and later recognized it in a CollingwoodToday story
Piece of Collingwood trail bridge washes up on Wasaga shore

Piece of Collingwood trail bridge washes up on Wasaga shore

A Wasaga Beach resident walking on the beach today spotted a railing and later recognized it in a CollingwoodToday story
Hydrant flushing underway in east end

Hydrant flushing underway in east end

You may notice discoloured water while flushing occurs nearby
Denied development headed to appeal tribunal gets last-minute approval

Denied development headed to appeal tribunal gets last-minute approval

Council granted draft site plan approval to a development application for 104 units on Sixth Street after previously denying the application earlier this year
Peak to Shore gets Hip this year

Peak to Shore gets Hip this year

The Skydiggers, featuring The Tragically Hip's Paul Langlois, will perform a free concert as part of Peak to Shore music festival this July
Value of builds in Collingwood up $30 million

Value of builds in Collingwood up $30 million

Since May, 2018, there have been 294 new dwellings started in Collingwood valued at $80 million
Here's how many false 911 calls were made in Collingwood this year

Here's how many false 911 calls were made in Collingwood this year

Every time someone calls 911 and hangs up or does not respond, police officers are dispatched
Missing: Bridge and boardwalk from Collingwood trail

Missing: Bridge and boardwalk from Collingwood trail

The burned boardwalk at Collingwood's Harbourview trail is getting replaced this year, this missing bridge may be part of the work