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Shawn Gibson

Shawn Gibson

Shawn studied journalism at Humber College before setting out as a freelance writer in 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 reporting for BarrieToday and came on board full-time in 2018.

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shawn@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Shawn

Leafs captain to headline Barn Burner charity hockey game

Leafs captain to headline Barn Burner charity hockey game

'The players are excited to come back. That will be evident by the incredible rosters we’ll put out this year,' says organizer
Russell set to take bite out of San Jose after signing NHL deal

Russell set to take bite out of San Jose after signing NHL deal

'Mitchell is a character player and leader on the ice with good production that helps his team win,' says Sharks GM of forward who grew up in Orillia
Sasquatch sighting in Orillia? Here's what you need to know

Sasquatch sighting in Orillia? Here's what you need to know

'Truthfully, even the biggest skeptics are fascinated with sasquatch,' says Sasquatch Society founder who notes a 'sighting' in Oro-Medonte
Local teacher's estate bequeaths over $744K to help canine care

Local teacher's estate bequeaths over $744K to help canine care

'This will have a huge impact on what we can do at the college, which is supporting research, learning and health care of cancer in dogs,' said official
Youth Haven hopes to double last year's tally at next campout

Youth Haven hopes to double last year's tally at next campout

'We couldn't gather for events (during COVID) and I know it affected everyone, but it could have devastated us,' says Youth Haven official
Racial slur compels Rovers women's soccer team to walk off pitch

Racial slur compels Rovers women's soccer team to walk off pitch

'As a person of colour, you’re sometimes judged differently. We just cannot turn a blind eye to this anymore,' says Rovers owner and club president
Borden Air Show takes off this weekend

Borden Air Show takes off this weekend

'Everyone on the base is extremely excited for this weekend — it's all the talk around here,' says public affairs officer for air show
Downey-Lehman race even closer than it originally appeared

Downey-Lehman race even closer than it originally appeared

Downey's margin of victory was initially pegged at 609 votes, but official results now place the figure at 296, making it the tightest race in Ontario
Two suspects in custody after shooting in Barrie: Police

Two suspects in custody after shooting in Barrie: Police

'It doesn't deter me from walking around or make me scared to live here,' says neighbourhood resident
Man taken to hospital after shooting in Barrie <b>(update)</b>

Man taken to hospital after shooting in Barrie (update)

'There is a person who has sustained an injury as a result of the shooting and that is all I can tell you at this time,' says Barrie police official