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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen is regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering Simcoe County matters, education, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
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

Another resident, essential caregiver test positive for COVID at Trillium Manor

Another resident, essential caregiver test positive for COVID at Trillium Manor

During outbreak, 35 staff and residents have tested positive at Orillia LTC home and three residents have died
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
There is evidence 'tenacious' COVID variant has reached region: official

There is evidence 'tenacious' COVID variant has reached region: official

'Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health; Death toll at Barrie facility has risen to 19
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
Collingwood mayor seeking provincial PC nomination

Collingwood mayor seeking provincial PC nomination

Brian Saunderson said his priority remains his work at town hall and he would only step down from his job as mayor if he was elected as MPP
<b>COLUMN:</b> Black — From the colour, to the person, the movement and the language

COLUMN: Black — From the colour, to the person, the movement and the language

A peek into newsroom discussion that can occur concerning the use of terminology when reporting on diversity issues
Lab techs not receiving pandemic pay, vaccine in first or second phase: union

Lab techs not receiving pandemic pay, vaccine in first or second phase: union

‘Our many requests for vaccine information on the roll out or pandemic pay have fallen to the wayside,’ says LifeLabs Simcoe County union president