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Nikki Cole

Nikki attended Niagara College and graduated from its print journalism program in 2002, followed by a post-graduate certificate in corporate communications from Fanshawe College. The Pickering native headed out west and began her journalism career at Houston Today and Smithers Interior News in B.C. She returned to Ontario in 2006 and landed a job as a features writer/assistant editor in Durham Region. In the fall of 2007, she joined The Midland Mirror as a reporter until 2017, at which point she became a communications co-ordinator at Georgian Bay General Hospital, providing her more time to focus on her young family. In 2020, she began working for Dockside Publishing as a writer, which allowed her to combine her love of cottage life and the lake. A mother of two, Nikki joined the BarrieToday news team as a reporter in February 2021. She also has a 'fur baby' in the form of an 80-pound chocolate lab named Reese who thinks he’s a lap dog.

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nikki@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Nikki

Health unit reports 4 COVID-related deaths in Simcoe-Muskoka

Health unit reports 4 COVID-related deaths in Simcoe-Muskoka

According to monitoring of area hospitals, 68.4 per cent of the region's ICU beds are full and 19.4 per cent of the ventilator beds are occupied
Barrie Waterfront Festival will make waves starting Friday

Barrie Waterfront Festival will make waves starting Friday

'Barrie has a history of being a music destination going back to the Molson Park era, and people are used to coming to listen to live music,' says tourism official
Health unit reports 2 COVID deaths in Simcoe-Muskoka

Health unit reports 2 COVID deaths in Simcoe-Muskoka

Limited testing captures 155 new COVID cases in the region since last update on May 20
'Relaxation on demand': New online platform helps reduce stress

'Relaxation on demand': New online platform helps reduce stress

'I lived in an era where the more successful you were, the busier you needed to be... but if you live like that, you get sick,' says Relaxation Lounge creator
OPP called to Hwy. 400 rollover as long-weekend traffic mounts

OPP called to Hwy. 400 rollover as long-weekend traffic mounts

'Wherever you're going this weekend, please consider your consequences for the actions that you take,' says OPP sergeant
Health unit reports 1 COVID death in Simcoe-Muskoka

Health unit reports 1 COVID death in Simcoe-Muskoka

Limited testing has captured 139 new COVID cases in the region since last update on May 18
From massive elephants to bags of cash, junk crew's seen it all

From massive elephants to bags of cash, junk crew's seen it all

So what are people getting rid of these days? Our reporter tagged along with Just Junk to get first-hand look
From beavers, loons and raccoons, area business 'blows up' <b>(6 photos)</b>

From beavers, loons and raccoons, area business 'blows up' (6 photos)

'As a business, Barrie made sense, but as a family, Barrie checked all the boxes that we were looking for as far as what we wanted to give our kids as a living experience to grow up,' says Float-Eh's Kate Spray
Ukrainian family rebuilding life in region after fleeing war <b>(6 photos)</b>

Ukrainian family rebuilding life in region after fleeing war (6 photos)

Anna and Alex Tyrtyshna, along with their young children, find salvation in Barrie; 'When we dropped (the) children at school, everyone was welcoming. Everyone here has said, ‘Welcome to Canada' and a smile. It’s like honey'
Historic endowment fund will help future nurses follow their dreams at Georgian <b>(4 photos)</b>

Historic endowment fund will help future nurses follow their dreams at Georgian (4 photos)

'We know there’s a tremendous shortage of health-care (workers) in Canada. The pandemic has certainly underlined that shortage,' says Dr. Sandy McDonald, board of trustees member and local surgeon