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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.

Recent Work by Shawn

Barrie police stand by ticketing approach at 'freedom' rallies

Barrie police stand by ticketing approach at 'freedom' rallies

While many people have called on officers to hand out more tickets at the demonstrations, police say there are several factors at play
Barrie police stand by ticketing approach at ongoing 'freedom' rallies

Barrie police stand by ticketing approach at ongoing 'freedom' rallies

While many people have called on officers to hand out more tickets at the demonstrations, police say there are several factors at play
Barrie police stand by ticketing approach at ongoing 'freedom' rallies

Barrie police stand by ticketing approach at ongoing 'freedom' rallies

While many people have called on officers to hand out more tickets at the demonstrations, police say there are several factors at play
Barrie police stand by ticketing approach at 'freedom' rallies

Barrie police stand by ticketing approach at 'freedom' rallies

While many people have called on officers to hand out more tickets at the demonstrations, police say there are several factors at play
<b>COLUMN:</b> Keep your beaches and theme parks, Service Ontario the place to be

COLUMN: Keep your beaches and theme parks, Service Ontario the place to be

Reporter Shawn Gibson, who had a very old health card, discusses his positive experience at the downtown Service Ontario office
Rounds Ranch expanding with new attractions ahead of possible June reopening

Rounds Ranch expanding with new attractions ahead of possible June reopening

Located between Elmvale and Wasaga Beach, local facility adding a 500-foot slip and slide and a lavender area for picking and photos
'There are times I sit here and cry,' renter says of housing situation

'There are times I sit here and cry,' renter says of housing situation

'Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live, yet our policies allow the housing market to behave like this,' says Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness official
Rounds Ranch expanding with new attractions ahead of possible June reopening

Rounds Ranch expanding with new attractions ahead of possible June reopening

Located between Elmvale and Wasaga Beach, local facility adding a 500-foot slip and slide and a lavender area for picking and photos
'There are times I sit here and cry,' renter says of housing situation

'There are times I sit here and cry,' renter says of housing situation

'Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live, yet our policies allow the housing market to behave like this,' says Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness official
Health officials clarify location of proposed supervised consumption site... again

Health officials clarify location of proposed supervised consumption site... again

'What I’m concerned about is who vetted this location and who actually came to see it to make sure the description fit what they were getting, because that matters a great deal,' says neighbourhood resident