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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

Plans underway for first-ever Collingwood Pride Festival

Plans underway for first-ever Collingwood Pride Festival

Rainbow Club of South Georgian Bay hosting festival, which will run from July 17 to 19 in Collingwood’s downtown
Two ex-members returned to BIA after byelection, joined by former mayor

Two ex-members returned to BIA after byelection, joined by former mayor

Daniela Fuda, Rob Hamilton, Colin Hassey, Jason Ing, Paul Lynch and Cait Patrick chosen to fill out BIA board of management
Bagpipes ring out to honour famous Scottish poet <b>(5 photos)</b>

Bagpipes ring out to honour famous Scottish poet (5 photos)

Eighth annual Robbie Burns Banquet took place at Liberty North on Saturday night
Locally packed shoeboxes brought joy to children abroad for Christmas

Locally packed shoeboxes brought joy to children abroad for Christmas

Operation Christmas Child wraps up season by releasing record-breaking numbers of shoeboxes packed; Giving in Orillia was up 21% over 2018
Hospital overcrowding has become ‘our new normal,' says RVH official

Hospital overcrowding has become ‘our new normal,' says RVH official

'These are not the conditions in which we would want to provide care. We wouldn’t want it for our own loved ones and we don’t want it for our patients,' says RVH president
Limit on bee funding ‘doesn’t allow for larger projects,’ says area farmer

Limit on bee funding ‘doesn’t allow for larger projects,’ says area farmer

Ontario Beekeepers Association pushes to keep existing regulations on neonicotinoids properly enforced to protect bee populations
Police dog tracks suspects to train station, waiting to leave town

Police dog tracks suspects to train station, waiting to leave town

Canine unit Thunder 'an incredibly valuable resource' for city police
Locally packed shoeboxes bring joy to children abroad for Christmas

Locally packed shoeboxes bring joy to children abroad for Christmas

Operation Christmas Child wraps up season by releasing record-breaking numbers of shoeboxes packed, and Collingwood's giving was up this year
Death of man found in car in Angus being treated as ‘non-suspicious’: OPP

Death of man found in car in Angus being treated as ‘non-suspicious’: OPP

Middle-aged man was found in a car in parking lot of Angus Sobeys on Thursday
Locally packed shoeboxes bring joy to children abroad for Christmas

Locally packed shoeboxes bring joy to children abroad for Christmas

Operation Christmas Child wraps up season by releasing record-breaking numbers of shoeboxes packed