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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

Police allege improper signing, barricading led to deadly crash

Police allege improper signing, barricading led to deadly crash

Vaughan company has been charged with six counts of criminal negligence causing death following last summer's catastrophic crash in Barrie
Criminal charges against Vaughan firm may set precedent: lawyer

Criminal charges against Vaughan firm may set precedent: lawyer

What happens when a private company faces criminal charges?
Vaughan construction firm charged in fatal Barrie collision

Vaughan construction firm charged in fatal Barrie collision

Condrain faces six counts of criminal negligence causing death following last summer's crash that claimed the lives of six young people
Family mourns 'respectable, honest person' at officer's funeral

Family mourns 'respectable, honest person' at officer's funeral

'He was always making sure that I was in a good place, both mentally and physically, and was always checking to make sure that I was heading in the right direction,' says Pierzchala's sister
<b>VIDEO:</b> Dippers take chilly plunge into Kempenfelt Bay

VIDEO: Dippers take chilly plunge into Kempenfelt Bay

'After the initial feeling, it's great': More than 100 people participated in annual event that also benefits food bank
Procession brings slain OPP officer home to Barrie (7 photos)

Procession brings slain OPP officer home to Barrie (7 photos)

Mourners line overpasses to pay respects to OPP Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala who will be laid to rest in Barrie on Jan. 4
Procession for slain OPP officer to travel to Barrie Friday

Procession for slain OPP officer to travel to Barrie Friday

There will be a full police funeral in Barrie Jan. 4 for Const. Grzegorz (Greg) Pierzchala, who was gunned down in the line of duty earlier this week
'Absolute tragedy': Slain OPP officer had just passed probation

'Absolute tragedy': Slain OPP officer had just passed probation

'Greg was always smiling, very disciplined and focused on what he wanted to do for work,' says owner of academy where officer trained
'One of the world leaders': Province cashes in on sports betting

'One of the world leaders': Province cashes in on sports betting

'It was happening anyways; there were just no safeguards for people. The responsible gaming component is just a really important piece,' said Attorney General Doug Downey
It's a girls' world at Georgian College skilled trades event

It's a girls' world at Georgian College skilled trades event

Goal of event was to educate female students about careers in trades; 'This is all about inclusivity and promoting our trades to girls'