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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

Health-care workers raise concerns over wages, supports during protest outside RVH

Health-care workers raise concerns over wages, supports during protest outside RVH

Union steward says workers taking pay cut after working through pandemic; Premier Ford 'calls us heroes, but treats us like zeroes'
Health-care workers protest over wages, supports outside RVH

Health-care workers protest over wages, supports outside RVH

Union steward says workers taking pay cut after working through pandemic; Premier Ford 'calls us heroes, but treats us like zeroes'
Health-care workers raise concerns over wages, supports during protest outside RVH

Health-care workers raise concerns over wages, supports during protest outside RVH

Union steward says workers taking pay cut after working through pandemic; Premier Ford 'calls us heroes, but treats us like zeroes'
Health-care workers raise concerns over wages, supports during protest outside RVH

Health-care workers raise concerns over wages, supports during protest outside RVH

Union steward says workers taking pay cut after working through pandemic; Premier Ford 'calls us heroes, but treats us like zeroes'
Retired firefighter succumbs to cancer surrounded by family, friends at RVH

Retired firefighter succumbs to cancer surrounded by family, friends at RVH

'I was told that Grant slipped away, but came to and the family was called in,' says friend and fellow firefighter; Grant McCulloch was 66
Retired firefighter succumbs to cancer surrounded by family, friends at RVH

Retired firefighter succumbs to cancer surrounded by family, friends at RVH

'I was told that Grant slipped away, but came to and the family was called in,' says friend and fellow firefighter; Grant McCulloch was 66
Two women sent to hospital with 'serious injuries' following east-end assault

Two women sent to hospital with 'serious injuries' following east-end assault

Barrie police responded shortly before 11 p.m., Monday, for an assault in progress at a home near Steel and Vancouver streets
Terminally ill retired firefighter given hero's salute <b>(6 photos, video)</b>

Terminally ill retired firefighter given hero's salute (6 photos, video)

'This is overwhelming. The support from the community is just amazing,' says Grant McCullough's son-in-law following drive-by tribute
Terminally ill retired firefighter given hero's salute <b>(6 photos/VIDEO)</b>

Terminally ill retired firefighter given hero's salute (6 photos/VIDEO)

'This is overwhelming. The support from the community is just amazing,' says Grant McCullough's son-in-law following drive-by tribute
Retired firefighter given just days to live will receive honorary parade today at RVH

Retired firefighter given just days to live will receive honorary parade today at RVH

Public invited to take part in this afternoon's parade; Meet-up location is the Cineplex at 507 Cundles Rd. E., at 4:30 p.m.