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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

Rotarian turns the page on family legacy

Rotarian turns the page on family legacy

People of Collingwood: James Saunders, vice president of direct sales and publisher at Saunders Book Company
Cadets salute a final time for the summer at Camp Blackdown <b>(8 photos)</b>

Cadets salute a final time for the summer at Camp Blackdown (8 photos)

Brigadier general encourages cadets 'to continue to work, drive and challenge yourself'; Blackdown is one of 24 cadet camps in Canada
Cadets salute a final time for the summer at Camp Blackdown <b>(8 photos)</b>

Cadets salute a final time for the summer at Camp Blackdown (8 photos)

Brigadier general encourages cadets 'to continue to work, drive and challenge yourself'; Blackdown is one of 24 cadet camps in Canada
Cadets salute a final time for the summer at Camp Blackdown <b>(8 photos)</b>

Cadets salute a final time for the summer at Camp Blackdown (8 photos)

Brigadier general encourages cadets 'to continue to work, drive and challenge yourself'; Blackdown is one of 24 cadet camps in Canada
Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

County of Simcoe, Barrie and Orillia all consulted for report that suggested the province move toward requiring producers pay for 100 per cent of program
Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

County of Simcoe, Barrie and Orillia all consulted for report that suggested the province move toward requiring producers pay for 100 per cent of program
Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

County of Simcoe, Barrie and Orillia all consulted for report that suggested the province move toward requiring producers pay for 100 per cent of program
Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

County of Simcoe, Barrie and Orillia all consulted for report that suggested the province move toward requiring producers pay for 100 per cent of program
Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

Producers will have to pay for Blue Box Program starting in 2023

'Our government is supporting municipalities by moving to put accountability for recycling where it belongs — on the companies who make the products,' Municipal Affair minister says
Plans underway to give abandoned railway corridor a face lift

Plans underway to give abandoned railway corridor a face lift

County of Simcoe considering conversion of Barrie-Collingwood line into a multi-use trail; Construction cost is estimated at $4.7M