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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

Simcoe County Rovers FC ready for 2022 kickoff in League1 Ontario

Simcoe County Rovers FC ready for 2022 kickoff in League1 Ontario

'We want to make waves in the region. That’s what the city is about, what the county is about, and we’re ready to be part of the landscape,' says co-owner Julian de Guzman
Officials get first-hand look at how drones could save local lives

Officials get first-hand look at how drones could save local lives

'Getting a defibrillator to someone quicker means more lives saved, and that’s what we’re here for,' Andrew Robert says at drone demonstration
Officials 'over the moon' as RVH announces new south campus

Officials 'over the moon' as RVH announces new south campus

'Given the growth in this area and the crucial need for health care for south Simcoe residents, I am over the moon,' says RVH official of new site in Innisfil
<b>COLUMN:</b> Nothing heats up a marriage like cold granite, wool sweaters and a sheet of ice

COLUMN: Nothing heats up a marriage like cold granite, wool sweaters and a sheet of ice

In an effort to get out, get active and meet new people, reporter and his wife are learning to curl. Next stop, Winter Olympics
'Most fun part of golf' on display at local golf course this weekend

'Most fun part of golf' on display at local golf course this weekend

'You sometimes see players who don't necessarily golf very well, but can hit the ball a long way,' said organizer of long drive championship
Local library looks to write winning chapter at Simcoe Reads event

Local library looks to write winning chapter at Simcoe Reads event

'It's been amazing to watch our cover-to-cover competition grow from five participating libraries to seven,' says Barrie library official; Local event airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on Rogers TV
Man linked to Barrie Conservatives charged with triple murder in Trinidad and Tobago

Man linked to Barrie Conservatives charged with triple murder in Trinidad and Tobago

Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard says accused had contacted local constituency office about a year ago to see if he could be part of the volunteer board; 'To be honest, I don’t know much about the guy,' says MP
From smudging to photos, agency helps people better understand Indigenous culture, traditions

From smudging to photos, agency helps people better understand Indigenous culture, traditions

'Indigenous people are happy to share our culture and history to anyone who wants to learn. It's what we have always wanted,' says founder Vanessa Kennedy
Toni Braxton movie wraps up after filming near downtown Barrie

Toni Braxton movie wraps up after filming near downtown Barrie

The Fallen Angels Book Club stars seven-time Grammy winner as an ex-con turned amateur sleuth who investigates a string of murders
<b>REVIEW:</b> Mno Bimaadiziwin brings to life true stories, real conflicts

REVIEW: Mno Bimaadiziwin brings to life true stories, real conflicts

Orillia Opera House play is not only funny, emotional, intelligent and timely, but it is also quite simply the most important production the company has ever put on