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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

Conservative Doug Shipley wins BSOM riding

Conservative Doug Shipley wins BSOM riding

Shipley says he'll be leaning on Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard to learn the ropes in Ottawa
Shipley wins BSOM riding, leaving city council seat wide open

Shipley wins BSOM riding, leaving city council seat wide open

Shipley says he'll be leaning on Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard to learn the ropes in Ottawa
'I don’t think it's goodbye permanently,' Nuttall says

'I don’t think it's goodbye permanently,' Nuttall says

Outgoing Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall chose not to seek re-election, instead wanting to spend more time with his family
The Last Blast can only mean goblins, ghouls and Santa are on their way

The Last Blast can only mean goblins, ghouls and Santa are on their way

'This has been happening for many years and it started kind of by accident,' says events programmer
Last Blast a vintage hit for visitors to Simcoe County Museum

Last Blast a vintage hit for visitors to Simcoe County Museum

Event signals end of one season and the start of another; Museum hosting Halloween events later this month and Victorian Christmas in December
The Last Blast can only mean goblins, ghouls and Santa are on their way

The Last Blast can only mean goblins, ghouls and Santa are on their way

'This has been happening for many years and it started kind of by accident,' says events programmer
Afternoon stabbing victim in serious condition; suspect not in custody

Afternoon stabbing victim in serious condition; suspect not in custody

Police disclosing much information, yet, as investigation continues
Mavricks was a wild party last night

Mavricks was a wild party last night

'This is a really cool event and the organizers put a lot into this every year, so it is a show that you want to make sure you are giving your all for,” says Kim Mitchell
Today's Walk For Veterans helps in the battle against PTSD

Today's Walk For Veterans helps in the battle against PTSD

'The government needs to wake up and realize they are important challenges,' says retired armed forces member
'Green Wave Rally' descends on the Five Points <b>(4 photos)</b>

'Green Wave Rally' descends on the Five Points (4 photos)