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Jessica Trudel

Jessica Trudel

Jessica Trudel is a freelance writer, editor and founder of the Silverleaf Writers Guild

Recent Work by Jessica

People of Timmins: Animal lover takes in foster cats in need of special care

People of Timmins: Animal lover takes in foster cats in need of special care

"Sometimes you really make a friend and rehoming them is tough because you miss them," says Colleen Genore of her foster pets.
People of Timmins: Local police officer and entertainer talks DARE, Take Two, and Timmins Comedy Festival

People of Timmins: Local police officer and entertainer talks DARE, Take Two, and Timmins Comedy Festival

"I’ve always loved to make people laugh and smile," says Rick Lemieux, a local police officer and performer.
<b>People of Timmins:</b> Local artist talks film, photography, and working 'Mission Impossible' set

People of Timmins: Local artist talks film, photography, and working 'Mission Impossible' set

Adam McKay has been working on a homelessness project with the Cochrane District Social Planning Council
<updated>On being trans:</updated> A northerner explains what it means to live with gender dysphoria

On being trans: A northerner explains what it means to live with gender dysphoria

'Living hidden from your own true self ... was actually destroying me'
Timmins man explains what it means to suffer from gender dysphoria

Timmins man explains what it means to suffer from gender dysphoria

'Living hidden from your own true self, lying your whole life, and trying to convince yourself to be a certain way because it is wrong and taboo was actually destroying me,' says Cohen Vachon
People of Timmins: Local man continues family's coin collecting tradition

People of Timmins: Local man continues family's coin collecting tradition

'My dad looked over my shoulder one day and saw what I was doing. He went through his pockets for change. That is the day Bob’s Coins was born,' says local coin collector.
People of Timmins: Veteran talks military life in Afghanistan

People of Timmins: Veteran talks military life in Afghanistan

Freelance journalist Jessica Trudel interviewed veteran Thomas Daniel Chalmers to commemorate Remembrance Day for the first edition of People of Timmins
Local woman in excruciating pain never imagined a small rash was to blame

Local woman in excruciating pain never imagined a small rash was to blame

'I would deliver 10 children all at once rather than go through this pain,' says local woman who had shingles
Entrepreneur says martial arts gave him 'confidence' in fight with Crohn's disease

Entrepreneur says martial arts gave him 'confidence' in fight with Crohn's disease

"Doctors always were saying there was nothing wrong and I was likely faking it,” says Matthew Poulin, a local entrepreneur who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at 16. “I had done so many tests growing up it was a nightmare."
'I so love to dance and sing and take walks. I can’t do any of that anymore,' says local woman

'I so love to dance and sing and take walks. I can’t do any of that anymore,' says local woman

Leroy says when she first contracted Blasto (a fungal infection) in 2000, her doctors didn’t know what it was