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Nikki Cole

Nikki attended Niagara College and graduated from its print journalism program in 2002, followed by a post-graduate certificate in corporate communications from Fanshawe College. The Pickering native headed out west and began her journalism career at Houston Today and Smithers Interior News in B.C. She returned to Ontario in 2006 and landed a job as a features writer/assistant editor in Durham Region. In the fall of 2007, she joined The Midland Mirror as a reporter until 2017, at which point she became a communications co-ordinator at Georgian Bay General Hospital, providing her more time to focus on her young family. In 2020, she began working for Dockside Publishing as a writer, which allowed her to combine her love of cottage life and the lake. A mother of two, Nikki joined the BarrieToday news team as a reporter in February 2021. She also has a 'fur baby' in the form of an 80-pound chocolate lab named Reese who thinks he’s a lap dog.

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nikki@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Nikki

'Accidental activist' raises awareness about living with HIV

'Accidental activist' raises awareness about living with HIV

Because he is privileged to have the support of family and friends, Randy Davis says he is doing everything he can to 'smash the stigma' around HIV
OPP called to Hwy. 400 rollover as long-weekend traffic mounts

OPP called to Hwy. 400 rollover as long-weekend traffic mounts

'Wherever you're going this weekend, please consider your consequences for the actions that you take,' says OPP sergeant
Deflate the flamingo; pump up one of these Canadiana floaties

Deflate the flamingo; pump up one of these Canadiana floaties

Daniel and Kate Spray were enjoying time on the lake at the family cottage when they realized just how out of place their flamingo and pineapple inflatables looked surrounded by the iconic Muskoka scenery
From elephants to bags of cash, it's all in a day for junk crew

From elephants to bags of cash, it's all in a day for junk crew

While JustJunk workers have picked up some strange things over the years, the bulk of their work is focused on recycling and donating items that others are happy to have
Wiener dogs, worrying, writing an award-winning combination for children's author

Wiener dogs, worrying, writing an award-winning combination for children's author

Ally Arena, who works nights as a call-taker with the Canadian Mental Health Association, wins an award for the book inspired by her anxious dachshund
2-way, all-day service coming for local GO Train riders

2-way, all-day service coming for local GO Train riders

A new electric train fleet will also be introduced that could reach speeds of 140 kilometres per hour between stations, province announced
Green leader campaigning to expand Greenbelt to include 'Bluebelt'

Green leader campaigning to expand Greenbelt to include 'Bluebelt'

Green Party vows to double size of environmentally protected land, and protect water throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe
'We all love cats': Street Cats Rescue volunteers help stray, abandoned and surrendered felines

'We all love cats': Street Cats Rescue volunteers help stray, abandoned and surrendered felines

'We have been challenged with foster homes, and the response from the community was just fantastic on that call-out,' says shelter official
'It’s important to know what’s out there to help': Woman shares late husband's Parkinson's story

'It’s important to know what’s out there to help': Woman shares late husband's Parkinson's story

With April being Parkinson’s Awareness Month, people are invited to share their personal experiences on social media
Conservative MPs 'skeptical and cynical' of feds' funding for Lake Simcoe

Conservative MPs 'skeptical and cynical' of feds' funding for Lake Simcoe

Area MPs worry Lake Simcoe won't get the attention it needs; 'We still would like to see more,' MP says of funding commitment