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Nikki Cole

Nikki attended Niagara College and graduated from its print journalism program in 2002, followed by a post-graduate certificate in corporate communications from Fanshawe College. The Pickering native headed out west and began her journalism career at Houston Today and Smithers Interior News in B.C. She returned to Ontario in 2006 and landed a job as a features writer/assistant editor in Durham Region. In the fall of 2007, she joined The Midland Mirror as a reporter until 2017, at which point she became a communications co-ordinator at Georgian Bay General Hospital, providing her more time to focus on her young family. In 2020, she began working for Dockside Publishing as a writer, which allowed her to combine her love of cottage life and the lake. A mother of two, Nikki joined the BarrieToday news team as a reporter in February 2021. She also has a 'fur baby' in the form of an 80-pound chocolate lab named Reese who thinks he’s a lap dog.

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nikki@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Nikki

Local brothers' idea just scratching the surface to shelter cats from the cold <b>(4 photos)</b>

Local brothers' idea just scratching the surface to shelter cats from the cold (4 photos)

Richard and Daniel Moore have started Arctic Cat Shelters because they want to 'put some good back out into the world'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Reporter mom excited — and nervous — for back to school

COLUMN: Reporter mom excited — and nervous — for back to school

'Once that bell rings, I know things are out of my hands and I have to have faith that everyone else is also doing their part to keep our schools a safe place,' says reporter
Sending your child back to school Monday? Here's what to expect

Sending your child back to school Monday? Here's what to expect

School boards provide more information on screening, staffing levels and transportation
Uncomfortable with return to school? Boards looking at 'short-term remote learning'

Uncomfortable with return to school? Boards looking at 'short-term remote learning'

'Teachers will ensure that students are able to access learning materials on the digital learning platform they have established,' says public board spokesperson
Cancellation of non-emergency surgeries leaves local woman in constant pain

Cancellation of non-emergency surgeries leaves local woman in constant pain

'But this is really nothing compared to what others are going through with delays. We have seen loss of life because of delays,' says Springwater woman
Teachers' union rep says province has 'weak reopening strategy' in place for Monday

Teachers' union rep says province has 'weak reopening strategy' in place for Monday

'Time and time again, this government has illustrated that it has no idea how schools work,' says Catholic secondary school union president
'I love Canada': Para-athlete sets sights on representing her country <b>(4 photos)</b>

'I love Canada': Para-athlete sets sights on representing her country (4 photos)

'If you don’t try, you will never know. You’re the only one holding yourself back from doing things,' says teen, who dreams of representing Canada at Paralympics
Some parents unconvinced return to in-person learning will happen Monday

Some parents unconvinced return to in-person learning will happen Monday

'There is no easy or logical answer, it seems, to having kids home or back in school,' says one local parent
Dog trainer launches new online supplement business for pets

Dog trainer launches new online supplement business for pets

Dog-Eh officially launched online Dec. 3, 2021 in hopes of keeping our canine companions around longer
Masks, filters trickling in to local school boards, but will there be enough?

Masks, filters trickling in to local school boards, but will there be enough?

'The problem with that is they’re very expensive and they’re very hard to find right now,' union rep says of N95 masks