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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen is an experienced journalist working for Village Media since 2018, primarily covering Collingwood, County of Simcoe and education.

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Recent Work by Jessica

AI is encouraging new, slicker scams 'every day,' says OPP

AI is encouraging new, slicker scams 'every day,' says OPP

'Sadly, with the advancements in artificial intelligence, it helps the people perpetuating these scams,' constable says
Over 2,200 Simcoe County students going to bed, school hungry: Health unit

Over 2,200 Simcoe County students going to bed, school hungry: Health unit

‘It’s way beyond anything we’ve ever experienced before,’ says public health dietician with the SMDHU
Province's high school changes don't add up says retired math teacher

Province's high school changes don't add up says retired math teacher

Former educator says new graduation requirements announced by Ford government are more political than functional
Bradford property enters county's organics collection pilot

Bradford property enters county's organics collection pilot

Trial project could lead to specific organics collection programs for apartment and condominium buildings
'Fiscal responsibility': Public school board passes $691M budget

'Fiscal responsibility': Public school board passes $691M budget

But board superintendent notes financial pressures for the 2024-25 school year in the areas of special education, transportation, student accommodation and sick leave
Moving to Simcoe County to study was 'really difficult,' says student from India

Moving to Simcoe County to study was 'really difficult,' says student from India

'If you want to find yourself, you have to come out of your comfort zone,' says Sumanpreet Kaur Brar, who decided to come to Canada at the age of 19
COLUMN: FOI failure — 5-year delay a blow to transparency

COLUMN: FOI failure — 5-year delay a blow to transparency

Reporter reflects on impact of delay to freedom of information request to province regarding Bradford’s wastewater plant
Public board sees 'change in attitudes,' rising student absenteeism

Public board sees 'change in attitudes,' rising student absenteeism

Student trustee explains she received a zero mark for missing mid-term exam scheduled on Muslim holiday
Sculptor, educator raising awareness about the vulva

Sculptor, educator raising awareness about the vulva

Viva La Flying Vulva Positivity Portal launch takes place April 20 in Thornbury
Suspension numbers stay steady in Simcoe County schools

Suspension numbers stay steady in Simcoe County schools

‘Our suspensions are not increasing. We’re doing what we can to mitigate. That’s a really good thing,’ says public board chair
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