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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen brings nine years of experience to her role as regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering county matters, court, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
With a degree in film studies from Brock University, a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Television and Film Production from Sheridan College and a Journalism-Print diploma from Niagara College, Owen brings a multimedia approach to the table.
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

MP Nuttall refiles his own defamation suit against Aylwin

MP Nuttall refiles his own defamation suit against Aylwin

Lawyer for Conservative MPs says he won't discuss motives behind why Nuttall decided to renew lawsuit, or why Brassard chose to amend
Local businesses celebrated at annual awards <b>(12 photos)</b>

Local businesses celebrated at annual awards (12 photos)

Collingwood Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards were handed out on Thursday night
Collingwood’s littlest employee will work for treats

Collingwood’s littlest employee will work for treats

Ranger, the brown tabby cat who lives at town hall, is celebrating his second birthday in August
Barrie-Innisfil MP suing city councillor for $100K in defamation suit

Barrie-Innisfil MP suing city councillor for $100K in defamation suit

MP John Brassard also filed complaint with city's integrity commissioner concerning Coun. Keenan Aylwin’s social-media post
Barrie MP suing city councillor for $100K in defamation suit

Barrie MP suing city councillor for $100K in defamation suit

MP John Brassard also filed complaint with city's integrity commissioner concerning Coun. Keenan Aylwin’s social-media post
Barrie-Innisfil MP suing city councillor for $100K in defamation suit

Barrie-Innisfil MP suing city councillor for $100K in defamation suit

MP John Brassard also filed complaint with city's integrity commissioner concerning Coun. Keenan Aylwin’s social-media post
Lehman ‘flattered’ by inclusion on international top-100 list

Lehman ‘flattered’ by inclusion on international top-100 list

Barrie’s mayor makes list honouring leaders that show creativity in business
The cost to prepare Barrie’s new growth right around $2.9 billion

The cost to prepare Barrie’s new growth right around $2.9 billion

‘We’re going to need to build the infrastructure now, not put it off,' says Barrie mayor
Tea shop sets itself apart with unique blends

Tea shop sets itself apart with unique blends

For this week’s What’s Up Wednesday, we talked with Katherine Maxwell, owner of Blue Mountain Tea Company on Hurontario Street
Program answers call with $10,000 grant for St. John Ambulance

Program answers call with $10,000 grant for St. John Ambulance

Staff 'blown away' by funds from Kenwood Cares Communications Support Grant Program; Money will be used to upgrade communications equipment