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Erika Engel

Erika Engel

Erika Engel graduated top of her class in print journalism at Sheridan College. She worked as an intern at The Hamilton Spectator, and Hamilton News. She was hired as a reporter for the local Metroland group and wrote mostly for the Meaford Express and Thornbury Courier-Herald. Later she became the editor of the Collingwood Connection and the Wasaga/Stayner Sun. She took a year off from newspapers and is excited to be back in journalism doing what she loves — telling people’s stories.

Recent Work by Erika

Singing Soldiers use music to shed light on darkness of PTSD

Singing Soldiers use music to shed light on darkness of PTSD

'Everything we do is about trauma healing through music therapy,' said Graham Trude, of the Singing Soldiers; the band will make a stop in Orillia in November
Simcoe-Grey candidates weigh in on Collingwood homelessness

Simcoe-Grey candidates weigh in on Collingwood homelessness

Simcoe-Grey federal election candidates respond to questions about what they would do about homelessness
Two winners announced for new arts technology award

Two winners announced for new arts technology award

The new DATA award was established by the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts to recognize digital art such as animation and graphic design
Local churches organize Collingwood donations for Christmas Shoebox program

Local churches organize Collingwood donations for Christmas Shoebox program

'Every single item that gets packed in a shoebox makes a difference in a child's life,' said Joel Bradley, regional manager of central Ontario's Operation Christmas Child program
Simcoe-Grey candidates weigh-in on opioid crisis

Simcoe-Grey candidates weigh-in on opioid crisis

Simcoe-Grey federal election candidates respond to questions about how they would approach the opioid crisis in Canada
Basketeers start second-annual campaign to help women get 'fresh start'

Basketeers start second-annual campaign to help women get 'fresh start'

The Collingwood chapter of the Basketeers is looking for donations of laundry baskets packed with new household items
Collingwood flag flies victorious in Clearview, Wasaga

Collingwood flag flies victorious in Clearview, Wasaga

Collingwood's town flag was hoisted in Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach today - the prize for a step challenge this summer between the three municipalities.
Simcoe-Grey People's Party candidate focusing on responsible spending for Canada's future

Simcoe-Grey People's Party candidate focusing on responsible spending for Canada's future

'The PPC has taken a responsible approach to government, considering our massive and increasing debt,' said Richard Sommer, PPC candidate for Simcoe-Grey
Final farmers' market of the season this Thanksgiving weekend

Final farmers' market of the season this Thanksgiving weekend

The final Collingwood Farmers' Market of the season is open 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pine Street municipal parking lot between Second and Third Street
Public, private industry get together accelerate Collingwood's business growth

Public, private industry get together accelerate Collingwood's business growth

For this week's What's Up Wednesday, we talked with local entrepreneurs and business support organizations about the idea of a business accelerator for Collingwood