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Nikki Cole

Nikki attended Niagara College and graduated from its print journalism program in 2002, followed by a post-graduate certificate in corporate communications from Fanshawe College. The Pickering native headed out west and began her journalism career at Houston Today and Smithers Interior News in B.C. She returned to Ontario in 2006 and landed a job as a features writer/assistant editor in Durham Region. In the fall of 2007, she joined The Midland Mirror as a reporter until 2017, at which point she became a communications co-ordinator at Georgian Bay General Hospital, providing her more time to focus on her young family. In 2020, she began working for Dockside Publishing as a writer, which allowed her to combine her love of cottage life and the lake. A mother of two, Nikki joined the BarrieToday news team as a reporter in February 2021. She also has a 'fur baby' in the form of an 80-pound chocolate lab named Reese who thinks he’s a lap dog.

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nikki@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Nikki

OPP called to Hwy. 400 rollover as long-weekend traffic mounts

OPP called to Hwy. 400 rollover as long-weekend traffic mounts

'Wherever you're going this weekend, please consider your consequences for the actions that you take,' says OPP sergeant
Health unit reports 1 COVID death in Simcoe-Muskoka

Health unit reports 1 COVID death in Simcoe-Muskoka

Limited testing has captured 139 new COVID cases in the region since last update on May 18
'Relaxation on demand': New online platform helps reduce stress

'Relaxation on demand': New online platform helps reduce stress

'I lived in an era where the more successful you were, the busier you needed to be... but if you live like that, you get sick,' says Relaxation Lounge creator
Barrie businesses band together to offer rainbow-themed treats

Barrie businesses band together to offer rainbow-themed treats

Barrie Pride’s annual Rainbow Treats for Change initiative raises awareness for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Judge for yourself: Man uses art to escape 'frenetic' period

Judge for yourself: Man uses art to escape 'frenetic' period

'I like to be spontaneous. I am not one of these artists that agonizes over something for weeks. I just like to do it and move on,' says artist inspired by Group of Seven
Independent candidate in Barrie-Innisfil wants to represent whole community

Independent candidate in Barrie-Innisfil wants to represent whole community

'This is my home, my community. I love the people here and it’s time for change,' says Jake Tucker
From massive elephants to bags of cash, junk crew sees the weirdest things <b>(6 photos)</b>

From massive elephants to bags of cash, junk crew sees the weirdest things (6 photos)

So what are people getting rid of these days? BarrieToday tagged along with Just Junk to get first-hand look
'One of the good ones': Family, friends mourn philanthropist, changemaker Tom McBride

'One of the good ones': Family, friends mourn philanthropist, changemaker Tom McBride

'It’s more than fair to say we are a better place because of Tom McBride,' says longtime friend
<b>COLUMN:</b> When an introverted mother gives birth to extroverted kids

COLUMN: When an introverted mother gives birth to extroverted kids

Reporter Nikki Cole reflects on Mother's Day and the joy her kids bring into her life
'The best thing is love multiplying': Mother of 5 shares joys, and challenges, of parenthood

'The best thing is love multiplying': Mother of 5 shares joys, and challenges, of parenthood

'It doesn’t matter how ugly you think you are. If you think you’re a bad mother or if you think you’re failing at life… the one little person looks at you and thinks you are the hero in their story,' says local mom