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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

Collingwood arts centre questions lead to council referral

Collingwood arts centre questions lead to council referral

Staff pitch two options for consultant-led approach on details like location, size, and scope of future arts centre
Collingwood OPP report smooth sailing over holiday weekend

Collingwood OPP report smooth sailing over holiday weekend

One marine rescue took place on July 2 near Northwinds Beach after canoe capsized; two people were rescued without incident
Parking relief for charities to be considered by committee today

Parking relief for charities to be considered by committee today

New pilot program in Collingwood could see 10 free passes doled out to event organizers, and a 50% discount code for out-of-town attendees
OLB valedictorian looks toward a future post-pandemic

OLB valedictorian looks toward a future post-pandemic

People of Collingwood: Emily Lawrence, 2022 Our Lady of the Bay valedictorian
Eight-year-old philanthropists run lemonade stand for SickKids

Eight-year-old philanthropists run lemonade stand for SickKids

‘We just wanted to help all the kids,’ says Renée Bérubé; stand brought in $408 for SickKids Hospital
Rejection blossoms into progress for Meaford artist

Rejection blossoms into progress for Meaford artist

‘It was from my heart’; Kelsey Lowes is the 2022 recipient of the Murray Clerkson Art Award through the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
Simcoe-Grey MP ‘frustrated’ by U.S. abortion ruling

Simcoe-Grey MP ‘frustrated’ by U.S. abortion ruling

Dowdall calls debate in Canada on the issue ‘more division,’ while Collingwood councillor looks to see what can be done municipally to support safe access
County votes to spend $2.5 million over 4 years on hospices

County votes to spend $2.5 million over 4 years on hospices

Hospice Georgian Triangle (Campbell House) in Collingwood will receive $500,000 between 2022 and 2025 through the donation to help support their operations
County pledges $100K in warming centre funding for 2022/23

County pledges $100K in warming centre funding for 2022/23

Funding will be split between Barrie, Orillia, Alliston, Midland and Collingwood to support warming centre services based on need
Time crunched in search for Collingwood homeless shelter space

Time crunched in search for Collingwood homeless shelter space

Funding for COVID-19 hotel model runs out June 30 while Busby Centre works to find Collingwood option for year-round lodging-style shelter