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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

'Our family has been living a nightmare': Husband recovering from COVID-19 after life-support scare

'Our family has been living a nightmare': Husband recovering from COVID-19 after life-support scare

Tracy Segura shares how her family was impacted when husband Rene, a Barrie coffee shop owner with longtime ties to Newmarket, became infected with coronavirus
Delta Bingo gives helping of hand protection to city police

Delta Bingo gives helping of hand protection to city police

'The continued support that the Barrie police is continuing to receive from our great community leaves us speechless,' says police official
Creative Bean owner recovering after life-support scare from COVID-19

Creative Bean owner recovering after life-support scare from COVID-19

In a Facebook video, Tracy Segura says Rene was taken off life support March 24 and has been making great improvements ever since
Artist, comedian combines passions to create COVID-19 heroes

Artist, comedian combines passions to create COVID-19 heroes

Comic book covers feature pandemic-relevant heroes such as Captain Work From Home; 'If I can help someone have a laugh during all this, why not?'
One east-end tree has been giving its limb to causes for months

One east-end tree has been giving its limb to causes for months

The tree may be in front of Janet McFarland's home, but she says it's become a symbol for the community around her
Physical distancing means wine tour comes to you now

Physical distancing means wine tour comes to you now

Wine Journeys owner Trent Mayers invites you to take enjoy a weekly tasting via Facebook live during the coronavirus pandemic
Wine tours president doesn't whine about no social gatherings

Wine tours president doesn't whine about no social gatherings

'A lot of people think wine tasting is just drinking wine and, sure, that is a wonderful part of it, but it is a journey and any wine lover will tell you that'
Artist, comedian combines passions to create COVID-19 heroes

Artist, comedian combines passions to create COVID-19 heroes

Comic book covers feature pandemic-relevant heroes such as Captain Work From Home; 'If I can help someone have a laugh during all this, why not?'
Artist, comedian combines passions to create COVID-19 heroes

Artist, comedian combines passions to create COVID-19 heroes

Comic book covers feature pandemic-relevant heroes such as Captain Work From Home; 'If I can help someone have a laugh during all this, why not?'
Photographer tries to capture lighter side of pandemic

Photographer tries to capture lighter side of pandemic

'I was just having fun, but the fact that others were able to take some joy from them makes me really happy,' says Laura Bainborough of new collection