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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

Tutoring services 'busting at seams' as kids seek extra help

Tutoring services 'busting at seams' as kids seek extra help

Collingwood tutors have wait lists, say funding from province is a fraction of what's needed after back-and-forth with virtual classrooms saw some kids fall behind
<b>VIDEO:</b> Family saves trapped swan in Georgian Bay

VIDEO: Family saves trapped swan in Georgian Bay

Father and son braved icy water in Craigleith to free swan, which was tangled in makeshift float, before they started to freeze themselves as light snow fell
OPP officer gives a hoot, rescues injured owl

OPP officer gives a hoot, rescues injured owl

Screech owl, which is blind in one eye, being nursed back to health by The Owl Foundation; 'I just care so much about our wildlife,' officer says
Collingwood mayor-elect seeks to overturn Poplar Village MZO

Collingwood mayor-elect seeks to overturn Poplar Village MZO

‘I don’t feel this was handled in an open and transparent fashion, which is going to be the hallmark of how I govern this town,’ says Mayor-elect Yvonne Hamlin
Simcoe-Grey's rookie MPP embraces ‘evolution’ of career

Simcoe-Grey's rookie MPP embraces ‘evolution’ of career

A glimpse into the life of Brian Saunderson as the Simcoe-Grey MPP talks about Bills 23 and 28, balancing work and a personal life and the differences between municipal and provincial politics
County council closes book on library co-op decision

County council closes book on library co-op decision

CAO says 'lessons learned,' council makes no comments on report finding county contravened Municipal Act with closed meeting discussion and vote
'More homes' bill could mean tax hikes for Simcoe County

'More homes' bill could mean tax hikes for Simcoe County

'In effect, this is almost a download, unless the government comes up with funding that can replace (lost development charges),' says county official
'Very challenging budget’: County recommends 3.5% tax hike

'Very challenging budget’: County recommends 3.5% tax hike

County's draft budget for 2023 comes in at $701 million; City of Barrie's contribution could come in around $32.6 million, an increase of 11.6% over 2022
Newcomer Awards: ‘I came to Canada with one suitcase’

Newcomer Awards: ‘I came to Canada with one suitcase’

10th annual Newcomer Recognition Awards presented by County of Simcoe took place in Thornton on Thursday night
New Simcoe County paramedic chief ‘honoured’ to serve

New Simcoe County paramedic chief ‘honoured’ to serve

Chief Sarah Mills brings 20 years of front-line and administrative experience to the table