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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.

Email
nikki@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Nikki

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions gift drive still needs help

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions gift drive still needs help

'It’s great for the community to come together and spread hope and cheer at the end of the year,' says official
'Living wage' in Simcoe County jumps 8.7% in one year to $20.70

'Living wage' in Simcoe County jumps 8.7% in one year to $20.70

'We have had people who have been housed for decades suddenly find themselves unsheltered and struggling to string together services for their very survival,' says John Howard Society official
Nickelback, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw to headline Boots & Hearts

Nickelback, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw to headline Boots & Hearts

Multi-day country music and camping festival will take place Aug. 10-13, 2023 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte Township
Area woman looks to shatter stereotypes on national stage

Area woman looks to shatter stereotypes on national stage

'I am hoping it will empower other women after me and that next year I will see a bunch of differently abled people competing,' says Andreia Pacheco
'Very pleased': Simcoe County schools set to reopen Tuesday

'Very pleased': Simcoe County schools set to reopen Tuesday

'It’s good news. We always want our students in school, and we know that’s the best place for learning,' says local public school trustee and board chairperson
'We are fighting for public education,' says local CUPE official

'We are fighting for public education,' says local CUPE official

County's public schools will remain open Friday if there's a walkout, but Catholic board hasn't yet decided what they will do; Situation is 'fluid,' officials note
'(It) would suck for everyone': Parents brace for possible strike

'(It) would suck for everyone': Parents brace for possible strike

'These are not greedy people looking for a government handout, these are hard workers doing the work we all call essential', says local parent
Local woman uses 'creepy art' as therapy during cancer battle

Local woman uses 'creepy art' as therapy during cancer battle

'I have different clientele who just want beautiful but still creepy ... (and) then you have the broad spectrum of people that really want the blood, guts and gore,' says Victoria Potter
Massive funeral for slain officers goes smoothly: police

Massive funeral for slain officers goes smoothly: police

'The day started off with the wet snow and the possibility of rain and then the sun shone through. Maybe that was a sign that somebody was looking down from above,' says Barrie police official
'A tragedy': Police, residents pay respects to fallen officers

'A tragedy': Police, residents pay respects to fallen officers

Residents around the city came out early this morning to honour two South Simcoe police officers killed in the line of duty last week