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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

Longtime volunteer continues her giving ways with knitting friends

Longtime volunteer continues her giving ways with knitting friends

'We meet in the library on Tuesday mornings, bring our knitting stuff and have a gab session'
Gilbert Centre's namesake dies at 76; 'He is an absolute inspiration to all of us'

Gilbert Centre's namesake dies at 76; 'He is an absolute inspiration to all of us'

Ed Gilbert was the first Simcoe County man to come out publicly as HIV-positive; He is being remembered for his 'honourable and tireless' efforts toward education in the AIDS/HIV movement
Gilbert Centre's namesake dies at 76; 'He is an absolute inspiration to all of us'

Gilbert Centre's namesake dies at 76; 'He is an absolute inspiration to all of us'

Ed Gilbert was the first Simcoe County man to come out publicly as HIV-positive; He is being remembered for his 'honourable and tireless' efforts toward education in the AIDS/HIV movement
Two people arrested following downtown robbery

Two people arrested following downtown robbery

Victim's father says she is suffering from severe headaches and is experiencing extremely high anxiety following the attack
Still not locking your vehicle? Thieves are still looking for you

Still not locking your vehicle? Thieves are still looking for you

College Crescent resident had personal documents stolen from their vehicle sometime Monday night
New league looks to grow tailgate party game favourite

New league looks to grow tailgate party game favourite

Barrie Cornhole League growing with every event they hold
Victim injured after being robbed of purse, Doc Martens and jacket

Victim injured after being robbed of purse, Doc Martens and jacket

Robbery happened Friday night near Dunlop and Owen streets in downtown Barrie
Victim injured after being robbed of purse, Doc Martens and jacket

Victim injured after being robbed of purse, Doc Martens and jacket

Robbery happened Friday night near Dunlop and Owen streets in downtown Barrie
New podcast shines spotlight on missing persons, cold cases

New podcast shines spotlight on missing persons, cold cases

'My heart really went out to these families who I knew really had no hope,' says private investigator behind Whereabouts Unknown
New podcast shines spotlight on missing persons and cold cases

New podcast shines spotlight on missing persons and cold cases

'My heart really went out to these families who I knew really had no hope,' says Barrie private investigator behind new project