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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.

Email
shawn@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Shawn

'I must be destroyed:' Transgender woman seeks medically assisted death

'I must be destroyed:' Transgender woman seeks medically assisted death

'When a person is in immense mental pain and no treatment can help them, under the current system people are left to suffer grievously, which is cruel and unusual punishment,' says Barrie resident Savannah Meadows
Easter Seals staffer killed in crash honoured through scholarships

Easter Seals staffer killed in crash honoured through scholarships

Five scholarships being created in Erica Vanclief's memory to support young people with physical disabilities; Barrie woman died Dec. 19
<b>COLUMN:</b> New to town? Here are some of our little secrets

COLUMN: New to town? Here are some of our little secrets

Recent post on social media asked people what they would tell new residents to Barrie, so reporter Shawn Gibson came up with some ideas
Tire slasher sought after incident at north-end school

Tire slasher sought after incident at north-end school

Call came in shortly before 8 p.m., Monday, after Cundles Heights Public School staff discovered tires had been punctured on three vehicles
Stamp receives conditional sentence for assaulting skateboarder

Stamp receives conditional sentence for assaulting skateboarder

'Mr. Stamp could fairly be described as a powder keg on the day in question. Mr. Kent was, unfortunately, the match,' judge says during sentencing
2 adults, 1 youth in custody following afternoon robbery

2 adults, 1 youth in custody following afternoon robbery

Robbery took place at south-end business at Essa Road around 3:30 p.m., police say
ParaMed, workers set to vote on new deal

ParaMed, workers set to vote on new deal

Vote to take place Feb. 1
Man at heart of violent downtown arrest facing several charges

Man at heart of violent downtown arrest facing several charges

Charges against Skyler Kent include allegedly uttering/sending death threats to two women and a Barrie police officer
Nurse says 'new approach' won't solve Ontario's health-care woes

Nurse says 'new approach' won't solve Ontario's health-care woes

'I’m actually quite concerned with what is happening with the privatization of health care,' says Registered Practical Nurses Association CEO
Downtown breakfast program moves inside Trinity Anglican

Downtown breakfast program moves inside Trinity Anglican

Several city churches and Ryan's Hope help Barrie's most vulnerable residents seven days a week