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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen is regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering County of Simcoe 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 and acted as assistant regional editor for the Barrie Examiner, Orillia Packet & Times, The Enterprise-Bulletin, the Innisfil Examiner and the Bradford Times until their closures in November of 2017.
Owen started writing for Village Media in February 2018, coming on full time in May of the same year.

Recent Work by Jessica

5 highlights from Simcoe County's public sessions on growth planning

5 highlights from Simcoe County's public sessions on growth planning

Public feedback on the County of Simcoe’s municipal comprehensive review will still be accepted until Nov. 12
Bins back on agenda with option for council to vote on size swap

Bins back on agenda with option for council to vote on size swap

Depending on the vote outcome, residents may be able to exchange their waste carts for different sizes by February 2022 at the earliest
3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe County schools today

3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe County schools today

There are 38 total active COVID-19 cases being reported by local school boards at Simcoe County schools
10 new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe County schools today

10 new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe County schools today

Eight of the cases are related to an outbreak at Holy Cross Catholic School in Innisfil
All cases at Orillia's Orchard Park now resolved: school board

All cases at Orillia's Orchard Park now resolved: school board

There are five new COVID-19 cases being reported in schools across Simcoe County today
Seven new COVID-19 cases in Simcoe County schools today

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Simcoe County schools today

There are no new cases being reported today at Orchard Park, which has a declared outbreak with nine confirmed cases that closed four classrooms
New positive test reported as outbreak numbers creep up at Orchard Park

New positive test reported as outbreak numbers creep up at Orchard Park

There are 40 total active COVID-19 cases being reported by local school boards at Simcoe County schools - nine at Orillia elementary school
More COVID cases, classroom closures today at Orchard Park

More COVID cases, classroom closures today at Orchard Park

According to the school board, there are now eight positive cases of COVID-19 at the Orillia elementary school and four classroom closures
Public school board’s student census shines a light on diversity

Public school board’s student census shines a light on diversity

'Collecting personal information about race and ethnicity is important and necessary work within all Ontario school boards,' says official
Yogi aims to destigmatize mental health with new book

Yogi aims to destigmatize mental health with new book

Interior Consciousness: Healing From the Inside Out is being released on Oct. 10 to correspond with World Mental Health Day