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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

Non-profit urges board to keep police out of Simcoe County schools

Non-profit urges board to keep police out of Simcoe County schools

On Monday, Orillia city councillors will consider sending a letter to the school board in support of bringing the programs back to local schools
OSS student fears 'safe schools committee' will lead to profiling

OSS student fears 'safe schools committee' will lead to profiling

‘Things like this can end up leading to solutions being proposed that end up making students feel less safe,’ cautions student trustee
School boards petitioned to bring police officers back to schools

School boards petitioned to bring police officers back to schools

School resource officers and police-led programming cancelled last year by Simcoe County's public and Catholic boards
Resident 'taking town to task’ at Ontario Land Tribunal

Resident 'taking town to task’ at Ontario Land Tribunal

Ian Cartwright has filed an Ontario Land Tribunal appeal against the Town of Collingwood over the town’s handling of a development application for 560, 580 and 590 Sixth St.
Simcoe County school board puts exam days back on calendar

Simcoe County school board puts exam days back on calendar

'After all of this, I guess I feel heard. It did take a lot of effort by a lot of people,' says retired teacher who pushed to have formal exam days returned
UPDATE: Area woman dying of cancer gets long-awaited MRI

UPDATE: Area woman dying of cancer gets long-awaited MRI

'Maybe the medical system isn’t working but there are a lot of people out there that are good-hearted and generous,' says Elaine Foley following outpouring of support from strangers
It 'isn't right': Area woman on MRI wait-list dying of cancer

It 'isn't right': Area woman on MRI wait-list dying of cancer

An old back injury keeps Elaine Foley in constant agony that surgery could cure, but she may not have time to wait for it
April's solar eclipse sparks change to PA day for local students

April's solar eclipse sparks change to PA day for local students

Public board will be moving the April 26 PA day to April 8 for elementary students only, Catholic board will be moving the day to April 8 for all students
Trustees make push for plan to reduce violence in local schools

Trustees make push for plan to reduce violence in local schools

'We need to have safe learning environments for students to do their best in school,' said trustee who hopes to see Safe Schools Committee formed
'Dream come true': Local curler to represent Ontario at Scotties

'Dream come true': Local curler to represent Ontario at Scotties

'There’s something extra special about getting to the Scotties. It still feels surreal,’ says curler Cassandra de Groot
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