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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

No regulatory body for privately owned, infested guest house

No regulatory body for privately owned, infested guest house

'Across the province, there is no regulatory body that provides licensing for these private facilities,' says County of Simcoe staffer about Huronia Guest Home and other private, assisted-living rentals
Guest home residents moving to temporary accommodations: County

Guest home residents moving to temporary accommodations: County

‘I confirm that the facility will be shut down permanently as soon as the residents are relocated,’ wrote owner Linda Liang through her lawyer in a statement
‘Upside down’: Guest home residents given 60 days to vacate

‘Upside down’: Guest home residents given 60 days to vacate

'This is a very unfortunate situation... which impacts many individuals, their friends and family members. We will do everything we can,' says County of Simcoe official
'Inequity or dysfunction,' mayors scrutinize homeless supports

'Inequity or dysfunction,' mayors scrutinize homeless supports

During county budget discussions, Midland Mayor asks why shelter guests are turned out onto the street every morning at 7
New home-share program starting in Blue Mountains

New home-share program starting in Blue Mountains

Georgian Bay Home Share being launched by Thornbury church will match senior home owners with young home seekers to help address shortage of affordable housing
Due to 'cash constraints' assisted living facility set to close

Due to 'cash constraints' assisted living facility set to close

Despite owner’s lawyer releasing statement they will be assisting residents in finding alternate living arrangements, staff say neither they nor residents of the home have been contacted by ownership as of Monday
‘We're suffering’: Conditions at assisted living home spark anger

‘We're suffering’: Conditions at assisted living home spark anger

Food shortages and bed-bug infestation plague residents, while staff say they haven’t been paid since Dec. 16; ‘These people deserve better,’ says staff member
<b>COLUMN:</b> Christmas is for the birds

COLUMN: Christmas is for the birds

Reporter reflects on the specific Christmas ornaments that adorn her tree, and what they represent
New warden takes reins at County of Simcoe <b>(5 photos)</b>

New warden takes reins at County of Simcoe (5 photos)

Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke will serve as warden, while Springwater Mayor Jennifer Coughlin will serve as deputy warden for 2022-24 term
Advocates push for more Black grad coaches at SCDSB schools

Advocates push for more Black grad coaches at SCDSB schools

‘We would like it noted that a lack of action is upholding systematic racism,’ says grad coach proponet to which local trustee shoots back: 'that’s quite an accusation'