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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

Moving to Simcoe County to study was 'really difficult,' says student from India

Moving to Simcoe County to study was 'really difficult,' says student from India

'There are so many opportunities in this country ... the government supports you so much here,' says 26-year-old who now teaches at Georgian College
COLUMN: FOI failure — 5-year delay a blow to transparency

COLUMN: FOI failure — 5-year delay a blow to transparency

Reporter reflects on impact of a freedom of information request regarding Bradford’s wastewater plant sent to a provincial ministry taking five years to return
'Amazing experience': Filmmakers roll tape on climate-change opus

'Amazing experience': Filmmakers roll tape on climate-change opus

The Goldilocks Mission will be film series geared toward youth that weaves climate science with fictional adventure and romance story
Ukrainian refugee, 13, recounts how she landed in our area

Ukrainian refugee, 13, recounts how she landed in our area

'My mom and younger brother came. I only see my dad online. It’s a little bit difficult,' says Grade 8 student Solomiia Rybak
‘Change in attitudes’: Student absenteeism on the rise

‘Change in attitudes’: Student absenteeism on the rise

Student trustee says she received zero for missing mid-term exam scheduled on Muslim holiday
Social service agency puts impersonators on blast

Social service agency puts impersonators on blast

Official says people have gone to crisis centre or Busby Centre stating they are staff and trying to do counselling sessions with clients
Controversial vulva sculpture heading to Thornbury studio

Controversial vulva sculpture heading to Thornbury studio

'People didn’t even feel comfortable approaching it. There’s a lot of discomfort around the vulva,' says sculptor ahead of Viva La Flying Vulva Positivity Portal launch
'Nuance' plays key role in student suspensions at county schools

'Nuance' plays key role in student suspensions at county schools

'I hear quite a bit that we don’t suspend students enough. It’s a tough balance,' says Essa Township representative
Collingwood to sign $270M contract for water treatment plant expansion

Collingwood to sign $270M contract for water treatment plant expansion

Town negotiated new deal with New Tecumseth to ensure costs will be covered; project's estimated completion date is 2031
Area vet reflects on RCAF's 'critical role' on 100th anniversary

Area vet reflects on RCAF's 'critical role' on 100th anniversary

People of Collingwood: Chuck Arrand, air force veteran and zone commander for area legions
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