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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen brings nine years of experience to her role as regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering county matters, court, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
With a degree in film studies from Brock University, a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Television and Film Production from Sheridan College and a Journalism-Print diploma from Niagara College, Owen brings a multimedia approach to the table.
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

Province pledges $94K for Barrie seniors programs

Province pledges $94K for Barrie seniors programs

Funding will be used for healthy-living programming at Allandale 55+ Centre and Parkview 55+ Centre
Orillia's contribution to Simcoe County rising by 12.7% in 2020

Orillia's contribution to Simcoe County rising by 12.7% in 2020

Major budget line item addresses plans for former ODCVI property, where a 100-unit affordable housing build may be part of plans for the site
Barrie's share of county services for 2020 increasing by 10 per cent

Barrie's share of county services for 2020 increasing by 10 per cent

Taxpayers county-wide will see a 2 per cent increase; 'Operating expenses are going up by about $10 million, and the levy really addresses a lot of that change'
Few details being released in wake of pedestrian fatalities in Angus

Few details being released in wake of pedestrian fatalities in Angus

Joseph Williams, 34, and Savannah Simon, 30, died after being hit by an SUV while crossing Mill Street; OPP say couple were crossing road 'between' two crosswalks
Hundreds gather to remember 'our fallen comrades' <b>(11 photos)</b>

Hundreds gather to remember 'our fallen comrades' (11 photos)

Barrieā€™s Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony took place at the Cenotaph in Memorial Square; It's important we 'never forget'
New documentary shines a light on domestic violence through local stories

New documentary shines a light on domestic violence through local stories

Shelter Me will make its debut at the Five Points Theatre on Friday night
Two appeals now underway over proposed Springwater waste facility

Two appeals now underway over proposed Springwater waste facility

ERRC project was first proposed by the County of Simcoe in 2010 as part of its waste management strategy
Two appeals now underway over proposed Springwater waste facility

Two appeals now underway over proposed Springwater waste facility

ERRC project was first proposed by the County of Simcoe in 2010 as part of its waste management strategy
Two appeals now underway over proposed Springwater waste facility

Two appeals now underway over proposed Springwater waste facility

ERRC project was first proposed by the County of Simcoe in 2010 as part of its waste management strategy
Two appeals now underway over proposed Springwater waste facility

Two appeals now underway over proposed Springwater waste facility

The project proposed will receive the county's organics and recycling to be broken down into compost, fertilizer or fuel for use in the county