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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

<b>VIDEO:</b> CP Holiday Train chugs into Midhurst carrying festive spirit

VIDEO: CP Holiday Train chugs into Midhurst carrying festive spirit

'We are lucky that they’re so good about us taking them to anything that they don’t care, as long as they see Christmas lights,' says Orillia mom with two young children in tow
'Pattern of waiting': Still no word from ministry on Barrie SCS

'Pattern of waiting': Still no word from ministry on Barrie SCS

Supervised consumption site on Innisfil Street has been endorsed by city council and also received federal exemption from drug laws, but province would fund and staff facility
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions gift drive still needs help

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions gift drive still needs help

'It’s great for the community to come together and spread hope and cheer at the end of the year,' says official
Springwater Park set to shine bright with drive-through display

Springwater Park set to shine bright with drive-through display

'Springwater Park is the perfect place to experience a winter wonderland of light, sound and magic,' says Tourism Barrie official
'Incredible clip': Pickup hits car, bus and flees scene

'Incredible clip': Pickup hits car, bus and flees scene

'That kind of very aggressive driving behaviour is not something that is acceptable,' says Barrie police official
'Respect': Military couple set to celebrate 70 years together

'Respect': Military couple set to celebrate 70 years together

Now in their 90s, Barrie's Peter and Helen Cooper met while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force; 'He had such a cute smile and he had lots of hair and was — he still is — handsome,' she says
'Living wage' in Simcoe County jumps 8.7% in one year to $20.70

'Living wage' in Simcoe County jumps 8.7% in one year to $20.70

'We have had people who have been housed for decades suddenly find themselves unsheltered and struggling to string together services for their very survival,' says John Howard Society official
Nickelback, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw to headline Boots & Hearts

Nickelback, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw to headline Boots & Hearts

Multi-day country music and camping festival will take place Aug. 10-13, 2023 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte Township
Local woman looks to shatter stereotypes on national stage

Local woman looks to shatter stereotypes on national stage

'I am hoping it will empower other women after me and that next year I will see a bunch of differently abled people competing,' says Andreia Pacheco
'I feel like it actually saved me': Soldier reflects on her service

'I feel like it actually saved me': Soldier reflects on her service

Lori Flowers was a single mom at 17 and came to CFB Borden to be near family; She soon found herself signing up for a military career and 'honestly that was the best day of my life'