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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

‘There’s no help’: Local landlord living in fear

‘There’s no help’: Local landlord living in fear

Landlord and Tenant Board backlog leaves Collingwood live-in landlord without rent payments since July from her tenant while the bills pile up and she fears for her safety
Broken by alcoholism, 'small-town boy' finds path to redemption

Broken by alcoholism, 'small-town boy' finds path to redemption

'A lot of times, we think that money is the solution ... You need to let the people tell you what they need,' says missionary who has poured heart and soul into Cambodia's people
Alcona elementary school third on board's wish-list sent to province

Alcona elementary school third on board's wish-list sent to province

Public board's top three requests include Angus elementary school, south-east Barrie elementary school and an Alcona elementary school
Trustees call on public school board to release violence data

Trustees call on public school board to release violence data

‘What I’m concerned with is, what’s happening, where it’s happening, and what are we doing about it? Time is of the essence. People are getting hurt,’ said Collingwood/Wasaga Beach trustee before motion passed by unanimous vote
Health unit issues suspension orders to unvaccinated students

Health unit issues suspension orders to unvaccinated students

'In 24 hours, our numbers dropped. We worked really hard yesterday. This means the work we’re doing is super meaningful,' says public health official
Not a fleeting romance: Collingwood couple grew up dancing together

Not a fleeting romance: Collingwood couple grew up dancing together

Fleet-Wood Dancentre is marking its 30th season, which has included an on-stage marriage proposal
On the front lines of the mental-health crisis

On the front lines of the mental-health crisis

Collingwood/Blue Mountains OPP is one of many police detachments across Ontario that have formed a mental health response unit, which pairs an officer with a crisis worker to respond to the mental health crisis in a proactive and compassionate way - here's a look at their work day on Aug. 30, 2023
Bear Creek grad tickled by Leacock award win

Bear Creek grad tickled by Leacock award win

People of Collingwood: Sylvie Potje, Theatre Collingwood summer student
Education development charges need to triple to pay for growth: study

Education development charges need to triple to pay for growth: study

Simcoe County’s public and Catholic school boards will be holding public consultation sessions in September and October on newly proposed education development charge changes for the region
Several county sites showcased on heritage tour this weekend

Several county sites showcased on heritage tour this weekend

South Simcoe Theatre in Cookstown among the highlights for popular Open Doors event on Saturday and Sunday