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Shawn Gibson

Shawn Gibson

Shawn attended Humber College for Journalism before he began freelance writing for different cities across Ontario in 2006. After moving to Barrie in 2008, Shawn has written for various publications in the city covering local sports, politics, arts and entertainment and other issues that matter to the community. In 2015, Shawn began writing for BarrieToday and became a full-time member of the Village Media family in 2018.

Recent Work by Shawn

MacLaren staff paint picture of what downtown gallery has to offer residents

MacLaren staff paint picture of what downtown gallery has to offer residents

'We’re probably one of the most beautiful buildings in Barrie to host an event, and I argue we’re amongst the most affordable'
One-day strike sends teachers outside as government talks stay cold

One-day strike sends teachers outside as government talks stay cold

'Other than just leave us alone in the system we’ve had that works, maybe a cost of living increase, too,' union rep says outside Barrie North
Upcoming skating party in Maloney's honour will support food bank

Upcoming skating party in Maloney's honour will support food bank

Annual skating party will take place Saturday, Dec. 14 at the recently renamed Sadlon Arena in support of the Barrie Food Bank
Off to Ottawa: Brassard eyes co-operation, Shipley looks to 'just get this started'

Off to Ottawa: Brassard eyes co-operation, Shipley looks to 'just get this started'

City's two Conservative MPs say they're ready to get started; Parliament reconvenes on Thursday in Ottawa
Photographer hopes you'll see Snowballs and Twinkling Lights in your mailbox

Photographer hopes you'll see Snowballs and Twinkling Lights in your mailbox

Winner of city's annual Christmas card contest says he wasn't even thinking of submitting the nighttime image until a friend urged him to do so
Christmas trees flying off the BIA lot as folks prepare for festive season

Christmas trees flying off the BIA lot as folks prepare for festive season

Trees and wreaths for Hospice Simcoe now on sale as part of Noella Festival
Holiday with a hero lights up faces of kids in need (video)

Holiday with a hero lights up faces of kids in need (video)

Staff and volunteers from the area’s emergency services join 76 children in need for the first annual Holiday with a Hero took over the north-end Walmart Saturday morning
Young girl suffers broken femur following incident at school dance

Young girl suffers broken femur following incident at school dance

Police official says their investigation determined the case was not related to bullying, as the girl's father has alleged; Girl remains in Toronto hospital
Young girl suffers broken femur following incident at school dance

Young girl suffers broken femur following incident at school dance

Police official says their investigation determined the case was not related to bullying, as the girl's father has alleged
All three suspects now in custody 'for this terrible crime'

All three suspects now in custody 'for this terrible crime'

Ryan Babineau was stabbed to death in downtown Barrie on Nov. 16