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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen is regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering Simcoe County matters, education, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
She has made newsroom stops at the Voice of Pelham, the Niagara Falls Review and the Brockville Recorder & Times fulfilling multiple roles including reporter, editor, photographer and designer, settling in Simcoe County as multimedia editor of the Barrie Examiner in August 2014.
She quickly moved up to assistant regional editor two years later to oversee the five community newspapers Postmedia owned in the region, including the Orillia Packet & Times, The Enterprise-Bulletin, the Innisfil Examiner and the Bradford Times until their closure in November of 2017.
Owen started freelancing for Village Media in February 2018, coming on full time in May of the same year.

Recent Work by Jessica

Some Barrie GO transit routes being replaced by buses starting Jan. 23

Some Barrie GO transit routes being replaced by buses starting Jan. 23

Due to COVID-19, Metrolinx ridership is down 90 per cent; ‘We’re doing this to better align with how people are currently using our transit network,’ says spokesperson
Some Barrie GO transit routes being replaced by buses starting Jan. 23

Some Barrie GO transit routes being replaced by buses starting Jan. 23

Due to COVID-19, Metrolinx ridership is down 90 per cent; ‘We’re doing this to better align with how people are currently using our transit network,’ says spokesperson
Some Barrie GO transit routes being replaced by buses starting Jan. 23

Some Barrie GO transit routes being replaced by buses starting Jan. 23

Due to COVID-19, Metrolinx ridership is down 90 per cent; ‘We’re doing this to better align with how people are currently using our transit network,’ says spokesperson
Third resident of Orillia's Trillium Manor succumbs to COVID-19

Third resident of Orillia's Trillium Manor succumbs to COVID-19

All residents of the Orillia long-term care home will be vaccinated on Jan. 16
Third resident of Trillium Manor succumbs to COVID-19

Third resident of Trillium Manor succumbs to COVID-19

All residents of the Orillia long-term care home will be vaccinated on Jan. 16
Municipalities call for change to address ‘abusive and harassing’ FOI requesters

Municipalities call for change to address ‘abusive and harassing’ FOI requesters

Taxpayers are footing the bill for vexatious and frivolous requests, says Simcoe County clerk
Eight staff at OPP Headquarters test positive for COVID

Eight staff at OPP Headquarters test positive for COVID

‘There are no concerns from the public health unit or the Ministry of Labour (in regards to) our policy to protect our employees,’ says official
<b>BREAKING NEWS:</b> Eight staff at OPP headquarters test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING NEWS: Eight staff at OPP headquarters test positive for COVID-19

‘There are no concerns from the public health unit or the Ministry of Labour (in regards to) our policy to protect our employees,’ says OPP official
Municipalities seek help to address ‘abusive and harassing’ citizens

Municipalities seek help to address ‘abusive and harassing’ citizens

Taxpayers are footing the bill for vexatious and frivolous requests, says Simcoe County clerk
Municipalities call for change to address ‘abusive and harassing’ FOI requesters

Municipalities call for change to address ‘abusive and harassing’ FOI requesters

Taxpayers are footing the bill for vexatious and frivolous requests, says Simcoe County clerk