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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

Barrie-Innisfil candidates split on contentious Bradford Bypass

Barrie-Innisfil candidates split on contentious Bradford Bypass

Green, Liberal and NDP candidates chime in on controversial project during recent debate hosted by Just Recovery Simcoe
City gardens starting to take root

City gardens starting to take root

'It can take several weeks to prepare all the municipal floral displays throughout our community,' says city official
Police hunt for crooks who stole raffle tickets, charity cash

Police hunt for crooks who stole raffle tickets, charity cash

'Seeing raffle tickets and money being stolen from someone who was truly trying to do good in the community, that's an absolute shame,' says Barrie police official
Long-term care among hot topics at CARP all-candidates debates

Long-term care among hot topics at CARP all-candidates debates

Seven candidates in Barrie-Innisfil and Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte given the chance to present their platforms at Sheba Shrine
Community discord spurs independent candidate in Barrie-Innisfil

Community discord spurs independent candidate in Barrie-Innisfil

'We can solve a lot of our provincial issues by helping communities come together. The way forward is together,' says Benjamin Hughes
Bayfield St. rollover caused by unsafe turn: police

Bayfield St. rollover caused by unsafe turn: police

One person taken to hospital with minor injuries following Sunday's crash near Georgian Mall
New Blue candidate hopes to provide alternative for BSOM voters

New Blue candidate hopes to provide alternative for BSOM voters

'I have noticed that people are very polarized and New Blue aims to build bridges between political parties,' says Hayden Hughes
Names on provincial ballots set ahead of June election

Names on provincial ballots set ahead of June election

There are eight confirmed candidates in Barrie-Innisfil, and six in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte
Pole fire knocks out power for parts of Barrie

Pole fire knocks out power for parts of Barrie

Several downtown shops affected following blaze near Perry Street
BSOM candidates tackle the issues at first debate

BSOM candidates tackle the issues at first debate

Green, Liberal and NDP candidates discuss homelessness, affordability and the environment at Wednesday night's 'accountability assembly'