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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

Caterpillar infestation wreaks havoc in Sunnidale Park, neighbourhood

Caterpillar infestation wreaks havoc in Sunnidale Park, neighbourhood

Gypsy moth caterpillars are so plentiful 'that at night it sounds like it's raining when they eat'
Fireworks over fireworks: Fire chief clears the air on issue

Fireworks over fireworks: Fire chief clears the air on issue

There has been a lot of online chatter about frequency of fireworks; City's bylaw is very detailed and restricted, fire chief says
COVID-19 makes working in a heat wave even more difficult

COVID-19 makes working in a heat wave even more difficult

'Workers are doing their best during this heat to stay safe while trying to maintain the customer's schedule as much as possible,' says Arnott president
It's 'completely unfair' that province is keeping studio closed: Owner

It's 'completely unfair' that province is keeping studio closed: Owner

'I feel we’re a very important part of our clients' mental health and the facility is completely safe,' says Wendy Graham of Safe Haven Studios
It's 'completely unfair' that province is keeping studio closed: Owner

It's 'completely unfair' that province is keeping studio closed: Owner

'I feel we’re a very important part of our clients' mental health and the facility is completely safe,' says Wendy Graham of Safe Haven Studios
It's 'completely unfair' that province is keeping studio closed: Owner

It's 'completely unfair' that province is keeping studio closed: Owner

'I feel we’re a very important part of our clients' mental health and the facility is completely safe,' says Wendy Graham of Safe Haven Studios
Police seize loaded guns, drugs, cars; Pair facing 40 charges

Police seize loaded guns, drugs, cars; Pair facing 40 charges

'Significant' bust culminates months-long probe; 'Any day you can get a gun off the street is a good one,' says Barrie Police official
<b>THE FRONT LINE:</b> Mechanic steers into 'new' essential role

THE FRONT LINE: Mechanic steers into 'new' essential role

'I realized pretty quickly how crucial we were to keeping the economy going,' said Devan Craft of Craft Auto Repair Services
Barrie fire gets some much needed PPE to combat the COVID crisis

Barrie fire gets some much needed PPE to combat the COVID crisis

Oro-Medonte's Molded Precision Components donated 146 face shields; 'This is huge for us and it's vital, obviously, during the pandemic,' says firefighter
City putting in measures to tackle 'perfect storm' at Wilkins Beach

City putting in measures to tackle 'perfect storm' at Wilkins Beach

'Not enough has been done on this and those kinds of issues should have been addressed before now,' concedes mayor