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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

Barrie Health Accord brings agencies together to address community's long-term health

Barrie Health Accord brings agencies together to address community's long-term health

RVH president says accord is a long-term plan to address various health issues; 'The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit'
Stand with Treaty 1752 and Mi'Kmaq Fishers rally set for Saturday in Barrie

Stand with Treaty 1752 and Mi'Kmaq Fishers rally set for Saturday in Barrie

'We are all one nation and we can’t stand around watching injustices,' says organizer of Saturday's event
Stand with Treaty 1752 and Mi'Kmaq Fishers rally set for Saturday in Barrie

Stand with Treaty 1752 and Mi'Kmaq Fishers rally set for Saturday in Barrie

'We are all one nation and we can’t stand around watching injustices,' says organizer of Saturday's event
Proposed development by the lake has been 20 years in the making

Proposed development by the lake has been 20 years in the making

'It has been a long and expensive process, but will be well worth it once it's all done,' says Peter Moore of proposed 15-storey condo
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'
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