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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen is regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering Simcoe County matters, education, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
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

Survey says: Collingwood paramedic competes on Family Feud

Survey says: Collingwood paramedic competes on Family Feud

The Pauls family appeared on Family Feud Canada on Feb. 9, 10 and 11
‘Racism in my school happens all the time’; Students create projects based on their struggles

‘Racism in my school happens all the time’; Students create projects based on their struggles

From new podcasts to videos in honour of Black History Month, Simcoe County students taking the lead on education and awareness of anti-Black racism, but some are asking if that should be their role
New COVID case reported at Innisfil high school

New COVID case reported at Innisfil high school

No classrooms have been closed as a result of positive test result in an individual at Nantyr Shores Secondary School
New COVID-19 case reported at Nantyr Shores

New COVID-19 case reported at Nantyr Shores

No classrooms have been closed as a result of the positive COVID-19 result in an individual at Nantyr Shores Secondary School
‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

William Bolger, former director of education with the Catholic school board, died on Feb. 23
‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

William Bolger, former director of education with the Catholic school board, died on Feb. 23
‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

William Bolger, former director of education with the Catholic school board, died on Feb. 23; Patrick Fogarty opened under his watch
‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

William Bolger started Collingwood's Catholic high school in a church basement
‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for impact

William Bolger started Collingwood's Catholic high school in a church basement
‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for lasting impact on region's schools

‘Mr. Catholic Education’ remembered fondly for lasting impact on region's schools

'He was known as the director who had the nerve to open four high schools in one year. He stuck to his guns,' says wife Maura Bolger