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Erika Engel

Erika Engel

Erika Engel regularly covers all things Collingwood as a journalist and the Community Editor for CollingwoodToday.ca

Recent Work by Erika

Tick uptick: Collingwood sees steady increase in blacklegged ticks

Tick uptick: Collingwood sees steady increase in blacklegged ticks

One local couple has found four ticks on themselves and their dog in the last year, all from hiking locally
Grateful rescuee kicks in $25K toward new fire rescue boat

Grateful rescuee kicks in $25K toward new fire rescue boat

A custom-made boat for the Collingwood Fire Department is nearing completion and should be on the water by mid-August
Found a tick? Take a pic. Here's what others have discovered in the area

Found a tick? Take a pic. Here's what others have discovered in the area

Blacklegged ticks have been reported in Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Barrie, Midland, Innisfil, Bradford and Orillia in the past two months
COVID tests nearly triple in June at Collingwood assessment centre

COVID tests nearly triple in June at Collingwood assessment centre

Since opening, the Collingwood COVID-19 assessment centre has completed 5,750 tests both on site at the drive-thru tent and at congregate settings
Fire's impact unknown, but Red Hen owners hope memorabilia can be salvaged

Fire's impact unknown, but Red Hen owners hope memorabilia can be salvaged

'Every nook and cranny had some type of history in there,' said Diane Smith, co-owner of the Olde Red Hen restaurant in Collingwood
Police still investigating 'suspicious package' found in Collingwood

Police still investigating 'suspicious package' found in Collingwood

OPP have not reported whether the package was a bomb or a false alarm
Police still investigating 'suspicious package' found in Collingwood home

Police still investigating 'suspicious package' found in Collingwood home

OPP have not reported whether the package was a bomb or a false alarm
Enjoy this orchestral performance of O Canada from the Collingwood Summer Music Festival

Enjoy this orchestral performance of O Canada from the Collingwood Summer Music Festival

The orchestra and choir performed the anthem in Collingwood last year
Mask bylaw a possibility in Simcoe as top doc talks with municipal leaders

Mask bylaw a possibility in Simcoe as top doc talks with municipal leaders

'We shall see,' said Dr. Charles Gardner about possible legislation requiring people to wear masks in public
Mandatory masks possible as top doc talks with municipal leaders

Mandatory masks possible as top doc talks with municipal leaders

'There’s a growing interest in a legislated requirement for people to wear masks,' says region's medical officer of health