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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen is regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering Simcoe County matters, education, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
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

Some families struggle, some families thrive through remote learning

Some families struggle, some families thrive through remote learning

Simcoe County’s public school board says they expect next decision point on return-to-school to coincide with end of provincial lockdown, which is slated for Feb. 10
Some families struggle, some families thrive through remote learning

Some families struggle, some families thrive through remote learning

Simcoe County’s public school board says they expect next decision point on return-to-school to coincide with end of provincial lockdown, which is slated for Feb. 10
Another resident, essential caregiver test positive for COVID at Trillium Manor

Another resident, essential caregiver test positive for COVID at Trillium Manor

During outbreak, 35 staff and residents have tested positive at Orillia LTC home and three residents have died
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
There is evidence 'tenacious' COVID variant has reached region: official

There is evidence 'tenacious' COVID variant has reached region: official

'Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health; Death toll at Barrie facility has risen to 19
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
Collingwood mayor seeking provincial PC nomination

Collingwood mayor seeking provincial PC nomination

Brian Saunderson said his priority remains his work at town hall and he would only step down from his job as mayor if he was elected as MPP