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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

Multiple pedestrians injured in crash near Barrie's Sadlon Arena

Multiple pedestrians injured in crash near Barrie's Sadlon Arena

Incident happened as fans were heading into Barrie Colts game, police say
'Strong unity': Opposition to Bill 23 showcased at water walk

'Strong unity': Opposition to Bill 23 showcased at water walk

'I think everyone here is concerned with what happens as we lose our greenspace, as these bills keep coming and what they will do to Lake Simcoe,' says Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition executive director
World Cup a conflicting affair for local fan in Qatar (4 photos)

World Cup a conflicting affair for local fan in Qatar (4 photos)

'With the activist work I do in Simcoe County, it was a very difficult decision to make about coming to this,' says Haily MacDonald of human rights issues in Qatar
'One of the world leaders': Province cashes in on sports betting

'One of the world leaders': Province cashes in on sports betting

'It was happening anyways; there were just no safeguards for people. The responsible gaming component is just a really important piece,' said Attorney General Doug Downey
Drunk drivers beware: Festive RIDE campaign has begun

Drunk drivers beware: Festive RIDE campaign has begun

If you're hosting a party and someone leaves impaired, 'call police because it is more important to save a life than have a friend mad at you,' says OPP sergeant
It 'feels amazing': Bear Creek Kodiaks claim GB football crown

It 'feels amazing': Bear Creek Kodiaks claim GB football crown

'This is more than I could ever ask for and I’m thankful for the opportunity,' says Bear Creek's Ellliott Barber
'Sense of belonging': Boxes of Hope campaign ramps up

'Sense of belonging': Boxes of Hope campaign ramps up

'I’ve gotten to know them and they’re great kids. They deserve a wonderful Christmas,' says official of local youth experiencing homelessness
iGaming business owner bet on himself, lives fantasy sports dream

iGaming business owner bet on himself, lives fantasy sports dream

'I don’t think anyone thought I could do it, so it feels good to be in this spot now,' says Barrie man who has forged his own path in new gaming world
Napoleon lays off more staff as company adjusts to marketplace

Napoleon lays off more staff as company adjusts to marketplace

'A lot of retailers over-ordered ... so there is a lot of inventory in the system. Therefore, there is a bit of an over-correction needed,' says company president
Local man hopes to strong-arm his way to a world title

Local man hopes to strong-arm his way to a world title

'I am definitely one of the top three strongmen in the world at the moment,' says The Moose, a fitness centre owner who practises what he preaches