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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.

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shawn@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Shawn

Ministry of Labour has concluded McKay Road investigation

Ministry of Labour has concluded McKay Road investigation

Ministry has issued three 'orders' and three 'requirements' to construction company; 'These are very typical and do not mean the company did anything criminal,' says worker
Ward 2 candidate wants to 'give back to this great city'

Ward 2 candidate wants to 'give back to this great city'

Greg Peach's top three issues include fixing old infrastructure, heightened police presence, and better public transportation
Firefighters 'aggressively attack' morning restaurant blaze

Firefighters 'aggressively attack' morning restaurant blaze

Fire crews responded to Tandoori Kingdom on Blake Street shortly before 5 a.m. to find flames shooting through the roof
Development, growth key issues for Ward 2 candidate

Development, growth key issues for Ward 2 candidate

'We are under the pressure to grow and seem to be doing so at the will of developers who do not always do as they promised at public meetings,' says Tracy Strohm
Upcoming Run For Barrie will raise money for local food bank

Upcoming Run For Barrie will raise money for local food bank

'We have many events elsewhere, but this is the first of its kind for Barrie and we are very excited to get started,' Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association official says of Oct. 9 event
Forests Ontario leaves Toronto to put down new roots in Barrie

Forests Ontario leaves Toronto to put down new roots in Barrie

'It really is a thrill to be here in Barrie and what a great location we have surrounded by the fantastic facilities that the city has to offer,' CEO says at new headquarters on Maple Avenue
Man charged with impaired, assaulting police in downtown incident

Man charged with impaired, assaulting police in downtown incident

'The officer was assisted by citizens on scene until additional police arrived,' says Barrie police official
Several police respond for suspected impaired driver downtown

Several police respond for suspected impaired driver downtown

Heavy police presence in downtown Barrie after officer required assistance placing the driver into custody
Silent protest against violence, harassment coming to city hall

Silent protest against violence, harassment coming to city hall

Demonstration organizer says it's 'absolutely shocking' that elected officials aren't held to the same rules as members of the private sector
Police 'will leave no stone unturned' in McKay Rd. crash probe

Police 'will leave no stone unturned' in McKay Rd. crash probe

'We recognize that the deaths of these young adults has profoundly impacted their families, friends and the community,' says Barrie police official