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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

Kiwanis Club pitches in to help families in need after Hurricane Dorian

Kiwanis Club pitches in to help families in need after Hurricane Dorian

Barrie service club has already raised $33,000 and counting, with more fundraising plans in the works
Collingwood Marathon running into town next month

Collingwood Marathon running into town next month

New free program run by VO2 Sports Co. training kids to participate in the two-kilometre kid's race
County's forest program funded by its own timber sales

County's forest program funded by its own timber sales

'We take a long-term view here. We’re like a self-contained business unit,' says Simcoe County forester
Get into the spirit at Heretic Spirits

Get into the spirit at Heretic Spirits

For this week’s edition of What’s Up Wednesday, we sat down with Scott Morrison, CEO of Heretic Spirits at 395 Raglan Street
Education, nature and fun come together for Salmon Run

Education, nature and fun come together for Salmon Run

Family-friendly event aims to teach about the Chinook Salmon while raising funds for Blue Mountain Watershed Trust
Clothes, free to a good home

Clothes, free to a good home

Community Clothing Swap taking place Oct. 5 at the Collingwood Public Library
Former teacher instrumental in many local musical efforts

Former teacher instrumental in many local musical efforts

People of Collingwood: Catherine Brown, long-time volunteer and music teacher with the Simcoe County District School Board
County Road 90 widening project closing in on completion

County Road 90 widening project closing in on completion

$85-million road-widening project between Barrie and Angus the largest ever for the County of Simcoe
County's longest-ever road project closing in on completion

County's longest-ever road project closing in on completion

$85-million road-widening project between Barrie and Angus the largest ever for the County of Simcoe
County's longest-ever road project will wrap up this winter

County's longest-ever road project will wrap up this winter

$85-million road-widening project between Barrie and Angus the largest ever for the County of Simcoe