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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen is regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering County of Simcoe 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 and acted as assistant regional editor for the Barrie Examiner, Orillia Packet & Times, The Enterprise-Bulletin, the Innisfil Examiner and the Bradford Times until their closures in November of 2017.
Owen started writing for Village Media in February 2018, coming on full time in May of the same year.

Recent Work by Jessica

Collingwood artist wraps many styles into one, with a nod to Lego

Collingwood artist wraps many styles into one, with a nod to Lego

People of Collingwood: Andrew Peycha, artist
Confrontation between councillors colours Code of Conduct discussions

Confrontation between councillors colours Code of Conduct discussions

Frustrated councillor asks mayor to tell fellow councillor to 'keep his mouth shut' while she's talking
Trio of Barrie schools reporting new COVID-19 cases today

Trio of Barrie schools reporting new COVID-19 cases today

Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School, Algonquin Ridge Elementary School and Innisdale Secondary School all have one new case each being reported today by school boards
Seven new COVID-19 cases in Simcoe County schools today

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Simcoe County schools today

Ardagh Bluffs and St. Peter’s in Barrie, Holy Cross in Innisfil and St. Marie of the Incarnation in Bradford are all reporting new COVID-19 cases
CCI students push back against school board’s OFSAA decision <b>(5 photos)</b>

CCI students push back against school board’s OFSAA decision (5 photos)

Collingwood Collegiate Institute students took to Hurontario Street on Thursday to protest the SCDSB decision to opt out of OFSAA this fall
New COVID cases at multiple Barrie schools as Orillia school outbreak numbers creep up

New COVID cases at multiple Barrie schools as Orillia school outbreak numbers creep up

There are no active COVID-19 cases being reported by school boards at Collingwood schools as of Oct. 13
Fare increase, on-demand service recommended for future of Collingwood transit

Fare increase, on-demand service recommended for future of Collingwood transit

The transit review will now enter the public consultation phase to get more input from residents and riders on what the future CollTrans should look like
New COVID-19 cases in schools in Barrie, Bradford and Orillia today

New COVID-19 cases in schools in Barrie, Bradford and Orillia today

Currently, there are 34 total active COVID-19 cases being reported by local school boards
Public school board’s student census shines a light on diversity

Public school board’s student census shines a light on diversity

Questions out of the 2020/21 student census covered topics such as race, ethnicity and sexual orientation
Thornbury yogi aims to destigmatize mental health with new book release

Thornbury yogi aims to destigmatize mental health with new book release

Interior Consciousness: Healing From the Inside Out is being released on Oct. 10 to correspond with World Mental Health Day