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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

Hundreds come out to see CP Holiday Train <b>(10 photos)</b>

Hundreds come out to see CP Holiday Train (10 photos)

Residents encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable items to help Barrie and Elmvale food banks
Journey is 'real gift' for differently abled beauty contestant

Journey is 'real gift' for differently abled beauty contestant

'I didn’t see anybody like me representing people like me in the beauty industry,” says Andreia Pacheco in her quest to empower others with disabilities
Police, citizens pay respects to fallen officers (9 photos, video)

Police, citizens pay respects to fallen officers (9 photos, video)

Citizens came out early this morning to honour two South Simcoe police officers killed in the line of duty last week
Thousands expected to attend today's funeral for slain officers

Thousands expected to attend today's funeral for slain officers

'When one of us falls, we all hurt. We want to show respect to the families, colleagues and friends left behind,' says Ontario Provincial Police Association official
Dance group combines high heels, high hopes for online contest

Dance group combines high heels, high hopes for online contest

Dance studio owner managed to attract Michael Buble's attention to have him open the competition to Canadians
Muggles from across Ontario coming to Barrie for Quidditch tourney

Muggles from across Ontario coming to Barrie for Quidditch tourney

Well known from the Harry Potter novels and movies, Quidditch is a full-contact, mixed-gender sport with elements of rugby, dodge ball and tag
Bivalent vaccine offers extra layer of protection: pharmacist

Bivalent vaccine offers extra layer of protection: pharmacist

'COVID is not gone yet, so we need to take every measure we can in order to protect ourselves and loved ones from this virus,' says pharmacist
'Shocking and horrible tragedy': 6 young people die in crash

'Shocking and horrible tragedy': 6 young people die in crash

'As a parent myself this is the worst nightmare. The six families in our city who are devastated this morning need all of our compassion and support, Barrie,' says mayor
'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