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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen brings nine years of experience to her role as regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering county matters, court, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
With a degree in film studies from Brock University, a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Television and Film Production from Sheridan College and a Journalism-Print diploma from Niagara College, Owen brings a multimedia approach to the table.
She has made newsroom stops at the Voice of Pelham, the Niagara Falls Review and the Brockville Recorder & Times fulfilling multiple roles including reporter, editor, photographer and designer, settling in Simcoe County as multimedia editor of the Barrie Examiner in August 2014.
She quickly moved up to assistant regional editor two years later to oversee the five community newspapers Postmedia owned in the region, including the Orillia Packet & Times, The Enterprise-Bulletin, the Innisfil Examiner and the Bradford Times until their closure in November of 2017.
Owen started freelancing for Village Media in February 2018, coming on full time in May of the same year.

Recent Work by Jessica

Local animal lovers flock to GTHS for open house <b>(4 photos)</b>

Local animal lovers flock to GTHS for open house (4 photos)

Georgian Triangle Humane Society celebrates 20 years of helping animals in South Georgian Bay
Townships push for county-wide short-term rental strategy

Townships push for county-wide short-term rental strategy

‘I certainly agree that we should be working together on this, not re-inventing the wheel,’ says Oro-Medonte mayor
Ramara, Severn, Oro push county-wide short-term rental strategy

Ramara, Severn, Oro push county-wide short-term rental strategy

‘I certainly agree that we should be working together on this, not re-inventing the wheel,’ says Oro-Medonte mayor; County considering playing leading role
Fire destroys home near Mountain Road in Collingwood

Fire destroys home near Mountain Road in Collingwood

'It’s extensive damage throughout the home. No one’s moving back in,' says deputy chief of afternoon blaze
Municipalities push for county-wide short-term rental strategy

Municipalities push for county-wide short-term rental strategy

Collingwood Deputy Mayor Keith Hull said Town of Blue Mountains' approach could serve as a model that would help others
Townships push for county-wide short-term rental strategy

Townships push for county-wide short-term rental strategy

‘I certainly agree that we should be working together on this, not re-inventing the wheel,’ says Oro-Medonte mayor
Changes to county waste collection could eliminate delays

Changes to county waste collection could eliminate delays

Scheduling will be changing in 2021 to weekly organics pick-up, garbage and recycling pick-up every other week on alternating schedule
Changes to county waste collection could eliminate delays

Changes to county waste collection could eliminate delays

Scheduling will be changing in 2021 to weekly organics pick-up, garbage and recycling pick-up every other week on alternating schedule
Changes to county waste collection could eliminate delays

Changes to county waste collection could eliminate delays

Scheduling will be changing in 2021 to weekly organics pick-up, garbage and recycling pick-up every other week on alternating schedule
County portion of tax bill rising 2% for Collingwood homeowners

County portion of tax bill rising 2% for Collingwood homeowners

Increase works out to $5.58 per $100,000 of MPAC assessment