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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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Recent Work by Jessica

Anti-racism group demands school board trustee's resignation

Anti-racism group demands school board trustee's resignation

School board trustee Robin Talbot says he has no intentions of resigning his seat following accusations of racism, sexism
'Everything is online': Sextortion happening in area schools: OPP

'Everything is online': Sextortion happening in area schools: OPP

Carol Todd, mother of the late Amanda Todd, discussed online safety at event focused on protecting school-aged kids from predators, cyberbullying, and sextortion
‘Simcoe County...is changing’: LGBTQ+ grad coach blazing a trail

‘Simcoe County...is changing’: LGBTQ+ grad coach blazing a trail

'We’re building this new way of including people where everyone is valued, heard and respected. It is so important to me,’ says school board official
Simcoe County school board adding AI to cheating policy

Simcoe County school board adding AI to cheating policy

'Is there any way for us to know with 100 per cent certainty whether a student is using AI or not?' asks student trustee
Parents bring exam fight to Simcoe County public board

Parents bring exam fight to Simcoe County public board

‘How was this allowed with no consultation?’ asks parent regarding removal of formal exam days from the Simcoe County District School Board calendar
Coalition looks to 'shake' government over private health care

Coalition looks to 'shake' government over private health care

New Simcoe County chapter of Ontario Health Coalition looking for a 'small army' to help gather 1 million votes amid 'staggering' impacts from Ford's policies
Simcoe County schools using 360 portables as classrooms

Simcoe County schools using 360 portables as classrooms

Enrolment is over capacity and still increasing; ‘The situation...really needs attention from the Ministry (of Education),’ says trustee
Local education development charges fall short: report

Local education development charges fall short: report

'As a board that needs probably 30 new schools in the next 10 to 15 years, we’re in a serious negative position,' says trustee
Area mayor wants rules in place for workplace romances

Area mayor wants rules in place for workplace romances

In wake of John Tory's resignation over relationship with staffer, Collingwood council has asked for a clause on romantic relationships added to staff code of conduct
New anti-sex-trafficking measures taken in Simcoe County schools

New anti-sex-trafficking measures taken in Simcoe County schools

Ontario first province to require policies be in place in all publicly funded schools