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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen brings nine years of experience to her role as regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering county matters, court, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
With a degree in film studies from Brock University, a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Television and Film Production from Sheridan College and a Journalism-Print diploma from Niagara College, Owen brings a multimedia approach to the table.
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

Committee gives initial approval for new Bradford affordable housing build

Committee gives initial approval for new Bradford affordable housing build

County council’s recommendation to approve the 50-unit affordable housing project at 125 Simcoe Road in Bradford will still need to be ratified at their next meeting on Nov. 10
Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Catholic board official says as of this week, more than 600 families in the Catholic board alone have inquired about switching from in-person to remote and vice versa, creating a situation that is ‘impossible’
Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Catholic board official says as of this week, more than 600 families in the Catholic board alone have inquired about switching from in-person to remote and vice versa, creating a situation that is ‘impossible’
Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Catholic board official says as of this week, more than 600 families in the Catholic board alone have inquired about switching from in-person to remote and vice versa, creating a situation that is ‘impossible’
Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

More than 600 families in the Catholic board alone have inquired about switching from in-person to remote and vice versa, creating an ‘impossible’ situation
Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Local parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Catholic board official says as of this week, more than 600 families in the Catholic board alone have inquired about switching from in-person to remote and vice versa, creating a situation that is ‘impossible’
Area parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Area parent 'at wit's end' over remote learning options

Catholic board official says as of this week, more than 600 families in the Catholic board alone have inquired about switching from in-person to remote and vice versa, creating a situation that is ‘impossible’
Is there an appetite to reduce things like food waste? County wants to hear from you

Is there an appetite to reduce things like food waste? County wants to hear from you

'In Ontario, a lot of the waste is not just banana peels – it’s rotten bananas that should have been eaten,' county official says ahead of survey looking at overall waste collection
Is there an appetite to reduce things like food waste? County wants to hear from you

Is there an appetite to reduce things like food waste? County wants to hear from you

'In Ontario, a lot of the waste is not just banana peels – it’s rotten bananas that should have been eaten,' county official says ahead of survey looking at overall waste collection
What do you think about waste? County of Simcoe wants to hear from you

What do you think about waste? County of Simcoe wants to hear from you

County preparing for virtual public consultations in November to find out from residents what they think about reducing, reusing and recycling