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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
Original Baycats volunteer, affable ticket-taker and community fixture mourned

Original Baycats volunteer, affable ticket-taker and community fixture mourned

Jack Kenwell died Thursday at age 90; 'Everybody knew Dad, like everybody. So what should be a quick trip to a store would be a lot longer because he would inevitably see someone he knew,' says daughter
Chief paramedic gets first-hand look at how drones could save countless lives

Chief paramedic gets first-hand look at how drones could save countless 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
Mayor pens letter to premier pushing for fair treatment of restaurant sector

Mayor pens letter to premier pushing for fair treatment of restaurant sector

If large gathering spaces with thousands of individuals 'packed close together' can be deemed safe, 'restaurants with diners at separate tables cannot represent a greater threat,' says Lehman
Truck pulled from water at marina boat launch, no injuries reported

Truck pulled from water at marina boat launch, no injuries reported

Investigation ongoing, but police official says it doesn’t appear to be 'anything other than possibly mechanical malfunction or driver error'
RVH president 'over the moon' as hospital announces new south campus in Innisfil

RVH president 'over the moon' as hospital announces new south campus in Innisfil

An 83-acre site at Yonge Street and Innisfil Beach Road, south of Stroud, chosen for the new south campus, which will be focused on outpatient care, day surgery and have an urgent care centre
Proceeds of crime flipped around to help fund Barrie youth program

Proceeds of crime flipped around to help fund Barrie youth program

Barrie Police Service's Inside Out youth prevention program will receive $100,000 from the province's Civil Remedies Grant Program
New musical ready to come up from 'Below' just in time for Halloween

New musical ready to come up from 'Below' just in time for Halloween

New production from Infinity Arts Productions Studios runs Oct. 15 through Oct. 30
New entertainment columnist ready to deliver front-row experience

New entertainment columnist ready to deliver front-row experience

Richard Varty joins BarrieToday team to help put the spotlight on the city's cultural scene
Barrie police draft budget for next year comes in at 2.88% hike

Barrie police draft budget for next year comes in at 2.88% hike

Barrie Police Service's municipal funding request to city council will be $58.95 million, which is an increase of $1.65 million over last year