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Kim Champion

Kim Champion

Kim Champion joined the Village Media team in August 2018 and is a reporter at NewmarketToday.

Her unabashed love for local journalism began two decades ago after graduating from Centennial College's fast-track journalism program. Kim worked as a reporter for nearly a decade and has served for as long as managing editor of several community newspapers in Ontario, from Toronto to Parry Sound and York Region.

Kim won two provincial news association awards for editorial writing within a five-year time frame and, under her leadership, the news teams she has worked with received national and provincial recognition for its coverage of local politics and community service.

Recent Work by Kim

Newmarket's oldest white oak heritage tree is in danger of dying

Newmarket's oldest white oak heritage tree is in danger of dying

About 35 per cent of the Liberty Tree's roots have been paved over, and one resident is calling on the town to act
'Next generation of public transit' in Newmarket gets boost from feds

'Next generation of public transit' in Newmarket gets boost from feds

Nearly $1 million in funding from Natural Resources Canada will help Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution install and maintain an overhead charging station for the region's electric bus trial project
'Next generation of public transit' in Newmarket gets boost from feds

'Next generation of public transit' in Newmarket gets boost from feds

Nearly $1 million in funding from Natural Resources Canada will help Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution install and maintain an overhead charging station for the region's electric bus trial project
Giddy-up to Mission Thrift Store for your Hoedown gear!

Giddy-up to Mission Thrift Store for your Hoedown gear!

Yeehaw, there's a specialty section chockfull of country-style clothing and accessories just in time for the region's largest annual fundraiser
Newmarket contractor's random act of kindness has kids climbing the walls

Newmarket contractor's random act of kindness has kids climbing the walls

The owner of Fine Edge Painting and Contracting didn't hesitate to help a local single mom and her two young sons
Man shot at suspected Markham home invasion

Man shot at suspected Markham home invasion

Two male suspects fled the scene in a dark-coloured vehicle earlier this afternoon, York police say
Newmarket sinks in 'best of' ranking. Is the sky falling?

Newmarket sinks in 'best of' ranking. Is the sky falling?

OPINION: Like being nominated for an industry award, it's wonderful to win. But if you don't, it doesn't mean you're not doing a good job
Think your taxes are too high in Newmarket?

Think your taxes are too high in Newmarket?

A higher tax rate doesn't mean you're paying more taxes, says Newmarket's mayor of the newly released Zoocasa property tax comparison report
Organized crime drug bust nets largest fentanyl seizure: York police

Organized crime drug bust nets largest fentanyl seizure: York police

A sophisticated, synthetic drug network primarily funded through the illicit cultivation and sale of cannabis, along with the criminal organizations behind it, have been shut down, York Regional Police announced today
Police get new powers to investigate missing persons cases

Police get new powers to investigate missing persons cases

Families no longer have to wait out a 24-hour period before contacting police if they fear someone is missing and are concerned for their safety and well-being