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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

Rugby star moving from the Collingwood pitch to the big city

Rugby star moving from the Collingwood pitch to the big city

People of Collingwood: Finn Ready, 2021 valedictorian for Collingwood Collegiate Institute
Collingwood Blues billet host families wanted

Collingwood Blues billet host families wanted

About five players are still in need of a host home for the upcoming 2021/22 hockey season
Councillor floats idea of Healing Forest for Collingwood

Councillor floats idea of Healing Forest for Collingwood

‘It could be an intentional act of reconciliation, healing and diversity,’ says Collingwood councillor
Councillor shares vision for proposed Healing Forest project

Councillor shares vision for proposed Healing Forest project

‘It could be an intentional act of reconciliation, healing and diversity,’ says Collingwood councillor
Garbage collection dates changing for some Simcoe County residents

Garbage collection dates changing for some Simcoe County residents

County of Simcoe ran a waste management workshop Tuesday morning
Garbage collection dates changing for some Simcoe County residents

Garbage collection dates changing for some Simcoe County residents

County of Simcoe ran a waste management workshop Tuesday morning
Garbage collection days changing in parts of Simcoe County

Garbage collection days changing in parts of Simcoe County

Changes will coincide with new, larger bins that will be used by the county as of Nov. 1
'It's upsetting:' Fierté Simcoe Pride will be low-key event this year

'It's upsetting:' Fierté Simcoe Pride will be low-key event this year

‘Pride is for everyone, not just certain groups,’ says new president, noting pandemic and board changes will mean few public events this year
Garbage collection days changing in parts of Simcoe County

Garbage collection days changing in parts of Simcoe County

'We did take into account feedback from local municipalities in the schedules,' says official
Under new waste contract, collection day will change for many in Collingwood

Under new waste contract, collection day will change for many in Collingwood

County of Simcoe ran waste management workshop Tuesday morning