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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen is an experienced journalist working for Village Media since 2018, primarily covering Collingwood, County of Simcoe and education.

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jessica@villagemedia.ca

Recent Work by Jessica

Pretty River Academy won't offer high school classes next year

Pretty River Academy won't offer high school classes next year

'Pretty River Academy is a not-for-profit entity, but it is also not-for-loss,' states letter sent to parents citing financial reasons for not continuing high school program next school year
Grant program aims to build long-term rentals in Collingwood

Grant program aims to build long-term rentals in Collingwood

First 20 Collingwood homeowners who sign up for the town’s new Rapid Accessory Dwelling Unit Deployment program will be eligible for more than $40,000 in incentives
'Takes a village': City steps up to help special-needs student

'Takes a village': City steps up to help special-needs student

‘When somebody reaches out to help, it took my breath away for a few minutes. It renews your faith in humanity,’ says mother of Innisdale student
Council eyes licensing regime for short-term rentals

Council eyes licensing regime for short-term rentals

'There are very few municipalities that are fully prohibiting short-term accommodations,' says town staffer
Survey says: Collingwood residents want fireworks

Survey says: Collingwood residents want fireworks

Town received more than 1,000 responses to fireworks survey
Collingwood teacher helps youth through volunteering

Collingwood teacher helps youth through volunteering

People of Collingwood: Sean Rennie, 2023 recipient of the Order of Collingwood
Short-term rental review coming to council Monday

Short-term rental review coming to council Monday

Strategic initiatives standing committee meeting will be taking place Monday, Feb. 6 starting at 5 p.m. and can be attended in-person, via Zoom or via livestream on the town’s YouTube channel
‘It’s wonderful’: Collingwood church designated as heritage site

‘It’s wonderful’: Collingwood church designated as heritage site

Heritage Community Church an important part of Collingwood’s Black history, says church director
Collingwood bus driver says today should have been a snow day

Collingwood bus driver says today should have been a snow day

Driver says weather was 'atrocious' and buses should have been called off, student transportation officials say storm was 'unexpected'
Some garbage days in Collingwood will be changing next month

Some garbage days in Collingwood will be changing next month

10 County of Simcoe curbside collection routes are changing days starting in March, three of which are in Collingwood’s northwest end