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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

<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> 'Shocking and horrible tragedy': Six young people die in Barrie crash

BEYOND LOCAL: 'Shocking and horrible tragedy': Six young people die in Barrie crash

'As a parent myself this is the worst nightmare. The six families in our city who are devastated this morning need all of our compassion and support, Barrie,' says mayor
Pets and Pilates pumps up support for Barrie SPCA

Pets and Pilates pumps up support for Barrie SPCA

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery hosted fundraiser Saturday; 'The whole health and wellness just really fits with the community of downtown Barrie'
New Salvation Army pastor appointed to North Bay

New Salvation Army pastor appointed to North Bay

'The ministry unit that I am going into is completely different. I will be going back to church work and being a pastor and working with the community and re-establishing it. There will be a lot of starting from the ground floor up and building it'
'Bigger than life': Former North Bay MCTV and CKVR Barrie sportscaster Kevin Marks dies at age 64 <b>(4 photos)</b>

'Bigger than life': Former North Bay MCTV and CKVR Barrie sportscaster Kevin Marks dies at age 64 (4 photos)

'He was the funniest man I’ve ever known in my life and truly one of the most caring,' says longtime friend and former colleague
Teachers' union rep says province has 'weak reopening strategy' in place for Monday

Teachers' union rep says province has 'weak reopening strategy' in place for Monday

'Time and time again, this government has illustrated that it has no idea how schools work,' says Catholic secondary school union president
Artist behind Flying Monkeys cans wanted brew to 'stand out' among big boys <b>(6 photos)</b>

Artist behind Flying Monkeys cans wanted brew to 'stand out' among big boys (6 photos)

'I do not have a fine arts degree. I have a doodle degree and I just have an overactive imagination,' says local craft brewery owner
Simcoe County to investigate ways to quell LDD moth spread

Simcoe County to investigate ways to quell LDD moth spread

“We are all in different municipalities and receive complaints and comments about this problem," says Township of Springwater Mayor about the LDD moth caterpillar infestation
Construction crew survives harrowing tornado experience as trailer goes airborne <b>(7 photos)</b>

Construction crew survives harrowing tornado experience as trailer goes airborne (7 photos)

'You start thinking about your wife and kids and are you going to make it home,' says site supervisor at south-end construction site
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Barrie man's underwater treasure hunt turns up long-lost whisky <b>(VIDEO)</b>

ONTARIO: Barrie man's underwater treasure hunt turns up long-lost whisky (VIDEO)

'There were so many naysayers and doubting Thomases and basically it was like I have achieved something people thought was impossible,' says Dieter Mueller
Tornado turns Barrie neighbourhood into 'disaster area'

Tornado turns Barrie neighbourhood into 'disaster area'

'If he had been upstairs ... he would be dead,' says Barrie City Coun. Natalie Harris of son who narrowly escaped to the basement seconds before tornado hit