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Maddie Johnson

Maddie Johnson

Maddie Johnson is an early career journalist working in financial, small business, adventure and lifestyle reporting. She studied Journalism at the University of King's College, and worked in Halifax, Malta and Costa Rica before settling in Collingwood

Recent Work by Maddie

Lighthouse shines a light on community's past, says preservation group

Lighthouse shines a light on community's past, says preservation group

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society is dedicated to getting ownership of the local lighthouse so they can restore it
Growth, economic development tied to attainable housing, says advocate

Growth, economic development tied to attainable housing, says advocate

More people are working toward attainable housing solutions in Collingwood, and that's a good thing according to Marg Scheben-Edey, whose been advocating for it for years
Collingwood-based musician plays with flavour notes in new venture

Collingwood-based musician plays with flavour notes in new venture

With life as a touring musician on hold, a Collingwood man and his family stretched their generational love of food into a business and a new way to express creativity
Seed of an idea sprouted to produce local food box delivery service

Seed of an idea sprouted to produce local food box delivery service

'When the first lockdown happened we were stocking up on canned foods and other unhealthy things, We knew we couldn't be the only ones feeling the effects on our diet, so we started this to add some healthy variety that can be delivered,' say the founders of the locally-based Sprout and Bean Market Box
From the second floor of a tavern to stone and stained glass, All Saints' Church is rich in history

From the second floor of a tavern to stone and stained glass, All Saints' Church is rich in history

Inside the heritage structure (when they're allowed back in) is a congregation with their own, equally rich history
Good food for the Greater Good inspires Collingwood entrepreneur's consulting business

Good food for the Greater Good inspires Collingwood entrepreneur's consulting business

Bernard Verkaaik is hoping to inject some variety onto grocery store shelves while also helping small-batch food producers make it big
Collingwood's Saint Nicholson has 25 years of Santa stories under his belt

Collingwood's Saint Nicholson has 25 years of Santa stories under his belt

'You look into some of these little eyes and they believe you’re the one, and it just melts your heart,' said Collingwood's Santa Claus, Bill Nicholson

Christmas light tour: take a drive or a walk and enjoy these twinkling displays

We scoped out some of our favourite Collingwood Christmas light displays
Chef/baker team making take-out holiday feasts for small tables

Chef/baker team making take-out holiday feasts for small tables

A local catering company wants to make sure you don't miss out on Christmas dinner this year
Beyond the bulb: Collingwood's Griswolds shine bright over the holidays

Beyond the bulb: Collingwood's Griswolds shine bright over the holidays

Music synchronization programming, custom-built infrastructure all part of the magic for these all-out for Christmas light and decoration displays