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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

‘We trusted her’: Wedding dream becomes $30K nightmare

‘We trusted her’: Wedding dream becomes $30K nightmare

Collingwood nail salon owner says she gave money to a longtime client who promised discounted airline tickets, but didn't get the tickets or money back even after a judge ruled in her favour
Snow-making team 'working around the clock' at Blue Mountain

Snow-making team 'working around the clock' at Blue Mountain

'The temperature has dropped and we’ve been running for more than 12 hours. We’re slowly and gradually opening more terrain,' says resort official
Flair launching new pilot training at Collingwood Airport

Flair launching new pilot training at Collingwood Airport

Flair Airlines cadet program aims to prepare pilots to become first officers on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft within 18 months
‘Life changing’: Equine therapy helps clients through trauma

‘Life changing’: Equine therapy helps clients through trauma

Unique program connects clients with horses for therapy to address anxiety, depression or trauma symptoms
Ontario tribunal rules municipalities can't mandate affordable housing

Ontario tribunal rules municipalities can't mandate affordable housing

Key takeaway from Ontario Land Tribunal ruling is Collingwood 'has no ability ... to directly compel an applicant to provide affordable housing,' says town's director of planning
Volunteers needed for Snowboard World Cup at Blue Mountain

Volunteers needed for Snowboard World Cup at Blue Mountain

‘It’s a really big deal from a world-of-snowboarding perspective,’ says volunteer of World Cup event, which runs Jan. 26-27
Social media celebrity dances Bhangra on Blue Mountain

Social media celebrity dances Bhangra on Blue Mountain

Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon’s social media following exploded throughout the pandemic while posting videos of himself dancing in an effort to share 'joy, hope and positivity'
Supermodel turns real estate agent in seeking more rural life

Supermodel turns real estate agent in seeking more rural life

Scarborough-born Monika Schnarre left her glamorous supermodel life behind to raise her son in Collingwood
BEYOND LOCAL: Surviving tough living in Collingwood tent cities

BEYOND LOCAL: Surviving tough living in Collingwood tent cities

'It's never enough;' Second- and third-generation Collingwood residents have been reno-victed, working odd jobs, living with roommates in cramped quarters and still ended up without a permanent roof over their heads
New book takes reader off beaten path in south Georgian Bay

New book takes reader off beaten path in south Georgian Bay

‘Backroads of Southern Georgian Bay’ written as collaboration by trio of Blue Mountain creatives
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