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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

Business community continues to see red over grey-zone designation

Business community continues to see red over grey-zone designation

'A modified red (zone) also allows the health unit to keep the tighter restrictions on the larger stores and maintain a level of protection, which is what they were going for by switching grey,' says chamber official
Six more COVID cases confirmed at Barrie Walmart stores

Six more COVID cases confirmed at Barrie Walmart stores

Since Jan. 16, there have now been 24 positive COVID-19 cases among employees between the two Barrie Walmart locations
Six more COVID cases confirmed at Barrie Walmart stores

Six more COVID cases confirmed at Barrie Walmart stores

Since Jan. 16, there have now been 24 positive COVID-19 cases among employees between the two Barrie Walmart locations
Six more COVID cases confirmed at Barrie Walmart stores

Six more COVID cases confirmed at Barrie Walmart stores

Since Jan. 16, there have now been 24 positive COVID-19 cases among employees between the two Barrie Walmart locations
Barrie hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration <b>(VIDEO)</b>

Barrie hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration (VIDEO)

'My point was to show that the big box stores have no idea what is going on compared to what businesses like mine are doing to prevent transmission,' says Melissa Ferguson
Barrie teen dedicated to helping city's homeless

Barrie teen dedicated to helping city's homeless

'They were so happy to not just have a meal, but that someone took the time to be there. It was a very moving moment,' says Enrique Mena
Hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration <b>(VIDEO)</b>

Hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration (VIDEO)

'My point was to show that the big box stores have no idea what is going on compared to what businesses like mine are doing to prevent transmission,' says Melissa Ferguson
Barrie hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration <b>(VIDEO)</b>

Barrie hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration (VIDEO)

'My point was to show that the big box stores have no idea what is going on compared to what businesses like mine are doing to prevent transmission,' says Melissa Ferguson
Barrie hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration <b>(VIDEO)</b>

Barrie hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration (VIDEO)

'My point was to show that the big box stores have no idea what is going on compared to what businesses like mine are doing to prevent transmission,' says Melissa Ferguson
Hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration <b>(VIDEO)</b>

Hairstylist takes lockdown fight to Walmart aisle out of sheer frustration (VIDEO)

'My point was to show that the big box stores have no idea what is going on compared to what businesses like mine are doing to prevent transmission,' says Melissa Ferguson